Cairns Disability Expo Stallholder Expression of Interest form HAS NOW CLOSED
Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 9am to 5pm Pier Marketplace Shopping Centre, Cairns City
The annual Cairns Disability Expo will again be run by a volunteer committee of Cairns Disability Network (CDN) members and is seeking Expressions of Interest from services interested in participating in this annual event to be held at the Pier Marketplace Shopping Centre at the Esplanade, Cairns City from 9am to 5pm (inclusive) on Tuesday 29 August 2023.
This event is widely regarded as the premier disability services expo for the Far North Queensland region and is well supported by providers. The aim of the expo is to increase awareness of supports, services and resources for people living with disability, their families and carers, within the Cairns and FNQ region.
NDIS and non-NDIS (mainstream and community services, supports and resources) are encouraged to exhibit, including disability and carer support groups, NFPs, advocacy and government services and supports. Although the event is also a wonderful opportunity for providers to interact and connect, it is not a networking event (CDN runs networking events during the year) and the focus should be on offering interesting and interactive opportunities for attendees to raise awareness and maximise the attendee experience. Whilst this venue is bigger than previous CDN events, there will be limits on the number of services that can participate and as such, preference will be given to services with a physical presence in and around the Cairns and Far North Queensland region.
Exhibitors are expected to have a presence at the expo for the full duration of the event (9am to 5pm), and you will need to plan for this to occur. Any pack up prior to the end time will be noted for future events.
There are no stallholder fees for participation and no entry fees to attend the expo.
This EOI form does not guarantee you a stallholder place at the event. You will be contacted to confirm your place within approx. 2 weeks
Your EOI will not be accepted without a copy of your Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency (to cover 29/8/23).
You will need to supply your own table (up to a standard 1.8m plastic fold up table or equivalent per stall) and up to 2 chairs, display banners and all marketing materials and giveaways (all to be contained within the stall area and not in front of the stall).
Stallholders are encouraged to share a table where this is appropriate (please indicate in the form below). This enables us to showcase a greater number of service providers and hence, provide a richer experience for our attendees.
Set up is generally not available the day before the event however Assistive Technology companies may make special application to store items from Monday 28/8/23 – please email the organisers to arrange.
To provide increased opportunities for engagement with attendees, you are strongly encouraged to provide an interactive activity or similar at your stand. If you intend to do so, please indicate this in the form below.
Stallholder applications will close at midnight on Friday 21st July, 2023. Applications received after this date may be placed on a waitlist. All EOIs applicants will receive email confirmation by no later than 4/8/23. Further expo information will be disseminated to exhibitors in the week prior to the event.
Contact info on the form