Exhibition and Trade Fairs (ETF), owner of Sydney’s Event Showcase, have announced the dawn of a new era for the show, cementing its role as the leading interactive experience where event professionals can see, hear, touch, taste and smell all the products and services necessary for exceptional events.
Event Director, Karen Krieger, has led the development of a refreshed focus for 2013 inclusive of new features, increased networking opportunities and a new marketing and communications strategy which will provide the perfect platform for buyers and sellers to engage.
“Sydney’s Event Showcase will uncover the best of what the industry has to offer. This year, we’re engaging our visitors and exhibitors via the theme: satisfy your senses. This has been designed to appeal to the personal reasons people get into events; the excitement, the anticipation and the full sensory stimulation, to drive them to visit and connect with our range of excellent exhibitors,” said Ms Krieger.
A new feature to this year’s Show includes workshops on the show floor, where industry specialists will educate and motivate attendees on everything to do with events such as learning to arrange a stunning table setting, whip up an extraordinary floral piece, see the power of different lighting effects or witness the difference the right food and wine at events can make.
Another new feature for 2013 is Rendezvous at Central. This zone will play host to the inaugural Showcase networking lunches. Taking place on both days, these lunches will give exhibitors and visitors another reason to meet, network and talk business.
The Entertainment Showcase will return and display the best in event entertainment available. It will feature bands and orchestras, quartets to comedians, Emcee’s, aerial artists – giving visitors the unique chance to see, hear and meet acts.
Gary Daly, incoming CEO of ETF, is excited by what’s in store for the 2013 Showcase.
“Drawing on the creative talents from around Australia, we have designed an event business platform that will support visitors doing business with the best event suppliers in Australia.
“We are making sure there are ample opportunities for visitors to explore the latest ideas and trends, raising the bar on the exhibition to impress exhibitors, visitors and industry like never before,” said Mr Daly.
The very popular Bite Tastings and Roving Entertainment are back, but have been refreshed to provide greater opportunities for exhibitors to showcase their products and services to the corporate and special events world.
Exhibitors of the Showcase will also be invited to take part in an all new VIP Buyer Program run as part of the Australian Business Events Expo. The VIP Buyer Program brings together key industry buyers who are actively looking for and researching new services. Each VIP Buyer meets strict criteria which include actual business and budget responsibility.
Sydney’s Event Showcase, held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (SCEC) is now in its ninth year and will be host to over 200 exhibitors and 5,500 decision makers from the special and corporate events world.
The Showcase is now open and taking enquiries and bookings for exhibitors. Stands are booking fast, so please contact Karen Krieger, Event Director, ETF on 02 9556 7969 or visit the website for more information.
Visitor registrations will open at the end of February 2013.