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28 06 2018

Australasia’s largest automotive cooperative, Capricorn, held its biennial Convention in Spain, the first Capricorn Convention to be held in Europe. A highlight of the 2018 Capricorn convention was the major Gala Dinner which was sponsored by Australia’s Burson Auto Parts and held on Thursday May 17.

In what was nothing short of a spectacular evening, more than 700 guests from Australia and New Zealand enjoyed an incredible night that included authentic Spanish Flamenco dancing, fine local wines and meals, followed by a disco that powered into the early morning hours.

Held at the enormous La Cantina hall located within one of Europe’s largest theme parks, Port Aventura Park, several Capricorn members dressed in Spanish costumes to get into the spirit of this biennial Capricorn night of nights, being held for the first time in Spain.

Burson Auto Parts Executive General Manager, Craig Magill, made the trip to Salou to address the Capricorn convention delegates personally, acknowledging the efforts that the industry has made to secure its long term future.

“We are delighted to have sponsored such a major highlight of Capricorn’s first ever European based convention. To see so many Capricorn members enjoying their trip of a lifetime at the convention and having such a great time at the Burson Auto Parts sponsored gala dinner was very pleasing.

“This major event also gave me the opportunity to personally congratulate the industry as a whole as to what has been achieved with the AAAA Choice of Repairer campaign, while detailing Burson Auto Parts’ and BNT’s (NZ) continued and growing trade commitment, which has resulted in the creation of hundreds of new jobs and extended career path opportunities across the Bapcor Group.

“It was a fantastic event and we are very proud to have been a part of it,” Mr Magill stated.

Continuing the Burson Auto Parts’ tradition of providing specially themed Capricorn convention gifts, almost 800 Souvenir Spanish bulls were handed out on the night. This follows the highly successful antics of the popular Burson Auto Parts camels that were the gifts for the Abu Dhabi based Capricorn convention, which ended up being photographed in famous locations all over the world!

Burson Auto Parts is one of several automotive aftermarket companies who generously sponsored this 27th Capricorn Convention. The convention included a spectacular beach front welcome party, motivational key note speaker Matt Church, daily sightseeing tours and daily two hour long happy hour sessions at the Port Aventura resort, which served as the convention’s base.

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