State’s big three shaping up for exhibitors

Ann RawlingsCountryman
Mingenew Midwest Expo chairman Geoff Cosgrove with AFRGI Geraldton sales representative Derek Thill.
Camera IconMingenew Midwest Expo chairman Geoff Cosgrove with AFRGI Geraldton sales representative Derek Thill. Credit: Countryman

The opportunity to secure a site as an exhibitor at WA’s three big agricultural events will soon end, with Mingenew Midwest Expo’s booking deadline set for May 31.

It is a matter that weighs on the mind of Mingenew Expo event manager Taryn Winter, who has advised interested companies to get in early.

“With the prospectus being released in March, we had an early influx of exhibitors, both new and old,” she said.

“However, we encourage exhibitors to get their applications in by May 31 for a better chance to gain their preferred site and maximise their planning and advertising opportunities.”

Ms Winter said while Mingenew Expo would have a similar site layout to last year, the event on August 14-15 would feature plenty of attractions that aimed to showcase the Mid West.

“The layout will be very similar to 2018, with some small changes to consolidate infrastructure costs. But after a break from the Machinery Arena last year, the much-loved Expo Burger Bar will return this year ... creating a social food hub for machinery exhibitors and visitors,” she said.

“We are also working with the Mingenew Tourist and Promotions Committee on a creative and enhancing entrance to celebrate our beautiful region — the Mid West.”

The Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days, which had a May 17 deadline for companies to nab their spot, also boasts quite an exhibitor list.

Event co-ordinator Kahli Rose confirmed that several hundred applications had been processed so far, with some exhibitors also quick to support the event’s theme, “Celebrating our Story”.

“We have received historical photos from some of our long-term exhibitors,” she said.

“It is just great to see them getting involved in our theme this year.”

Ms Rose said sites were still available for companies that wished to take part in the field days, set for August 28-29.

Meanwhile, exhibitors interested in showcasing their wares at the last event on the calendar, the Newdegate Machinery Field Days on September 4-5, have a bit more time up their sleeves.

The event’s deadline for exhibitor bookings is June 30.

To find out more, visit mmwe.com.au, dowerinfielddays.com.au or nfday.com.au.

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