STOP PRESS: New event rises out of the COVID pandemic & bushfire tragedy to give Australian businesses a platform to rebound
This year has been an incredibly tough year, particularly for small businesses. The impact of the bushfires, immediately followed by the COVID pandemic, has left many small businesses really struggling. It’s clear support needs to start at home and we need to reduce our dependency on imported goods and replace it with putting Australian Made first.
We are pleased to announce today an event dedicated to, and celebrating, Australian Made, focused on getting those small businesses started back on the path of recovery and allowing them to connect with an audience more focused than ever with the announcement of the Australian Made Fair.
This exclusive showcase of ‘true blue’ Australian products and services will be segmented under four different category headings and will cover 18 sectors. It will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour for three days, November 20 – 22 and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre South Bank for three days November 27 – 29.
The new event is a place where makers and sellers of Australian made products and services can be seen, heard and demonstrated exclusively – without overseas involvement, and will provide a marketplace where customers can discover those businesses that need our support, perfectly timed just before Christmas.
We will be inviting a large number of media and influencers to the event giving the Australian businesses an added awareness platform for their products and services.
As an Australian family business having come through this challenging period, it has never been more important to buy Australian-made and support local businesses. We have some of the best produce, designers, inventions, innovations and destinations and it’s time we celebrate them and put them on a pedestal. The Australian Made Fair will do this, showcasing products consumers and businesses may have never seen before, all in one spot.
Timing is everything, and it is expected by November 20-22 and November 27-29 respectively, as we return to even more normality, and positioned prior to the Christmas buying period, the Australia Made Fair will inject a lift in Australian-made sales over the three days.
As part of the commitment to the success of the fair, admission for visitors will be via registration and is completely FREE!
As Australia’s oldest exhibition organising family business, this live event is particularly close to us and we are invested in making it a huge success. Stands have been made 100% affordable and come complete with walls,signage and lights for just $999 plus GST and we have wiped the admission fees normally attached to consumer shows. We want as many great Aussie businesses and consumers to get involved in this event.
The Australian Made Fair will become an annual showcase and will develop further, throwing the spotlight on Australian Made products into the future.