We recently helped host an instrument repair conference here in the Sunny gold Coast. NAPBIRT organised the regional conference here in Australia, and we were so fortunate to have technicians from both Australia and further afield attend this conference. Back to back clinics were held over the long weekend in October, and technicians from both Australia and the USA shared their knowledge with the group. As Band Instrument repair is not a recognised trade in Australia, these conferences are invaluable to us as an industry. Also, having other industry folk to talk to about all the repair related things that get me enthused, really makes for great late night bar chats!
I presented a clinic on shop tips and time saving ideas, as anyone in small business knows, time is something we never have quite enough of!
In April I will be travelling to Normal, Illinois to attend the National Repair Conference and help host a clinic on shop ergonomics and working smarter in the Workshop.
Here are some pics form the Gold Coast Conference: