Don’t miss the AFTA Trade Show
The only official trade show in Australia dedicated to the fishing, marine and outdoors industries
The 2020 AFTA Trade Show will be held from Thursday the 9th of July to Saturday the 11th of July at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre – mark your calendar and make plans to be there!
AFTA is proud to present the annual AFTA trade show, the premier networking event for the fishing trade industry in Australia. As the largest and only official trade show solely dedicated to the fishing, marine, and outdoors industries, it is the place where our industry does business.
It is also the place where our industry comes together to celebrate its achievements and is the only Australian event for members to unveil and showcase innovative new products to the best of the industry. Every year AFTA hosts a Gala dinner where the coveted AFTA awards are bestowed upon the best new products, magazines and stores.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity. Get ready to join us on the Gold Coast for the 2020 AFTA Trade Show and help us make this year’s trade show the most successful ever.
SHOW OPENING HOURS
Thurs, 9th July 2020 8am to 6pm REGISTERED TRADE ONLY
Fri 10th July 2020 8am to 5pm REGISTERED TRADE ONLY
Sat 11th July 2020 9am to 3pm OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Tickets: Adults – $10, Kids U15 FREE)
WHAT’S ON IN 2020?
>> OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON SATURDAY
AFTA will be opening its doors to the public for one day – Saturday (the last day of the show). This is a great opportunity to check out new release products and pick the brains of the pro-staff who know these products inside and out!
>> BEST IN SHOW AWARDS
AFTA hosts Australia’s only awards celebrating new and innovative product across the industry from categories ranging from Best Rod to Best Boating Accessory. Awards are presented at the 2020 Gala Industry Dinner.
>> GALA DINNER & AWARDS NIGHT
The AFTA Gala Dinner is a celebration of our industry’s achievements including best in show product awards, awarding Australia’s best tackle stores and recognising individual achievements and services to the industry through inductions to the AFTA Hall of Fame.
The Gala Dinner and Awards Night will held on Friday the 10th of July 2020 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets will be able to be purchased direct from AFTA shortly.
>>INDUSTRY MEETINGS & NETWORKING
Join AFTA for an information session on key issues affecting recreational fishing across Australia and what industry is doing to secure Australia’s recreational fishing future. Have your say on the future direction of your association at the 2020 AFTA Annual General Meeting.
WANT TO EXHIBIT IN 2020?
The 2020 AFTA Trade Show will be released in stages. You will be offered the opportunity to book your preferred exhibition space and location as per the following schedule. This schedule is based on the number of continuous years you have exhibited at the AFTA Trade Show.
ROUND 1: Exhibited 5+ Consecutive Years – Wednesday, 22nd January 2020
ROUND 2: Exhibited 4 Consecutive Years – Wednesday 28th January 2020
ROUND 3: Exhibited 3 Consecutive Years – Wednesday 5th February 2020
ROUND 4: Open to all Wholesalers who meet the Exhibitor Requirements outlined in the prospectus – Wednesday 12th February 2020
If you would like to request to receive a copy of the 2020 Prospectus or have any other exhibitor related queries please email email@example.com.
WANT TO ATTEND THE TRADE ONLY DAYS OF THE SHOW IN 2020?
Entry to the 2020 AFTA Trade Show is open, free of charge, to current AFTA Members on Thursday the 9th and Friday the 10th of July. You will need to pre-register to attend the show.
Trade Show registrations will open on the 4th of May 2020.
If you are not a current AFTA member you have the option to either:
– Apply to join AFTA by completing a membership application form. Annual membership starts from $100 and runs on a calendar year (1 Jan – 31 Dec)
– Provide evidence that you are a tackle store operating in Australia and purchase individual tickets to visit the AFTA Trade Show at a cost of $100+GST per person. This ticket will grant you access to the show on both Thursday the 9th and Friday the 10th of July 2020.
Contact AFTA on 02 6282 8500 to take advantage of either of these options.