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Expo exhibitor information

Eight reasons to exhibit at the expo

  1. exposure to a large number of history, genealogy and heritage people—and the interested general public
  2. a great opportunity to increase your membership, library, archives or museum visitors or gain new customers
  3. sales opportunities for products you may have
  4. meet face-to-face opportunity with existing members or customers
  5. great networking opportunity and experience generally
  6. see what other societies, organisations, and businesses in the field are doing
  7. low cost to exhibit —and even less if you help publicise the expo
  8. possible opportunity to present on the program or give a product demonstration or tutorial

CLICK HERE to download the exhibitor invitation and booking form - a Word file that can be filled in and emailed to alan@unlockthepast.com.au Right click on the link above to save to your computer.

Click here to see list of exhibitors. See a preliminary expo layout plan further down this page

Interested but can't attend in person or support a stand over 2 days?
There are other options to allow you to benefit from the expo without regular exhibitor commitment. Exhibitor groups (similar exhibitors located together) enable varying levels of participation:
  1. share a table (or tables) and booth duties with others, e.g. if you are a small society, library or museum, coordinate with others with similar interests - rotate attendance at the stand with others.
  2. run a static display, with some information on an unattended table - photos, documents, information leaflets etc. If you have a banner or poster they could be used as well 
  3. supply your brochures for a brochures only table (no charge)
  4. offer a prize for our expo prize pool – and a FREE listing/ad in our expo program
Current exhibitor groups 
  - Historical societies/groups
  - History in councils and libraries 
  - Northern areas history group 
  - School/college archives
  - Sporting organisations

Cost to exhibit

  • societies, archives, libraries & museums
    — 1800x750mm tables $40 for the first table - $20 each extra table
    — 2400x750mm tables $50 for the first table - $25 each extra table
  • commercial exhibitors
    — 1800x750mm tables $100 for the first table - $20 each extra table
    — 2400x750mm tables $120 for the first table - $25 each extra table
  • bench seat (1800mm) for stand “micro theatre” - $15
  • power connection - $10 per exhibitor
  • display pin boards - available at cost ($45 each)
  • cloths for tables - it is recommended you bring your own but if you prefer they can be hired at cost ($10)
We can also hire computers, large monitors, printers, etc. for you from www.hire-intelligence.com.au. Ask us for a quote.

Stand attendants

  • a stand booking includes 2 free entry tickets per exhibitor
    (1 free entry ticket if sharing a table with another exhibitor)
  • additional stand attendants - $10 (covers both days) - a maximum of 5 per exhibitor.
  • FREE booth attendants are not included in the expo prize draw ($2000+ value), but may be in the draw by purchasing an "additional stand attendant" ticket
  • All stand attendants need to register as such with us beforehand (whether "free" or $10 "additional") - so we can supply appropriate name tags. 
  • Contact Alan if you have any questions or matters to discuss – (08) 8263 2055 7476 alan@unlockthepast.com.au

Who should consider exhibiting?

  • family and local history societies - small and large
  • special interest groups and organisations - business, sporting, transport, motoring, church and school history
  • ethnic and cultural organisations
  • libraries, archives and museums
  • professional historians, genealogists speakers and course presenters
  • printers, publishers and resellers of books, magazines, CDs, maps
  • antiquarian booksellers
  • online data services
  • scrapbooking, photographic, video and chart printing services
  • tour operators - heritage themes, battlefield tours
  • transcription agents, translation services

in summary - any organisation, business or individual offering services or products of interest to those in the history and genealogy and heritage fields

Exhibition floor plan

exhibitionClick on the graphic below to download a provisional layout. Photo at right shows the exhibition area