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Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide

September 2018

The 2018 ACC Exhibition Handbook is available here.

Download the AMQ Festival Vendor Terms & Conditions

Vendor information

Expected attendance & Show Promotion:

AMQF is a consumer show. Attendance has increased for each event thus far with great expectations for our fifth event. We will be located in the new Halls L and M at the Adelaide Convention Centre for 2018 with classrooms built inside as well as dedicated classrooms in the immediate vicinity.

Our focus will continue to be machine quilting with amazing teachers from USA and locally to enhance the learning experience for all genres of machines. We continue to attract more domestic machine owners to classes and to come shopping at Festival where we can highlight all the machines and accessories that marry together. Interest and feedback already received is that AMQ Festival is going to yet again be a fantastic event for vendors and attendees alike!

Just some of the pre-festival promotions will include:

  • Articles and advertisements in both Homespun and Quilter’s Companion magazines
  • Full page advertisements and editorial in Australian Patchwork and Quilting Magazine
  • Advertising in all state guild magazines
  • Targetted social media and google advertising campaign
  • Numerous quilting email lists
  • Our own website, facebook, blog and newsletter service
  • Plus more as festival draws nearer!

Demonstration session spotlight:

There will be areas designated for shops to demonstrate new techniques and gadgets they have on offer to all attendees. For more information on becoming a presenter please contact Tracey at admin@amqfestival.com.au. You can now apply to be sent the Demo Presentation Form or you can submit it online here

Opportunities to Advertise with AMQ Festival 

Place an ad in the Class catalogue. There will be 1000’s of Class catalogues downloaded and distributed 5 months before the festival.

This is a wonderful opportunity to promote your company or product to potentially thousands of quilters!

There is also an affordable opportunity for you to supply flyers or discount vouchers to be inserted into our Registration Goodie bags for students. For only $50 you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to get people to your booth and spend their money. Flyers for goodie bags must be received by 1st September 2018 to ensure they can be included in the bags. Contact us for more details on number required closer to the time.

We are running an extensive advertising campaign in our National quilting magazines to ensure that everyone knows that festival is the place to be in Sept 2018. We are also offering you the opportunity to show your support for AMQ Festival and receive great positive exposure for your company, by having your company logo included in our full page advertisements. Please contact us for pricing and relevant issues by emailing tracey@amqfestival.com.au . You can choose which magazine and which issue to include your logo or even better exposure would be to be included in all of them for a minimal cost with high exposure. Be aware of the schedule for ordering this advertising and ensure you get your application in on time with high resolution copies of your logo for printing.

Hospitality Volunteers Available:

We will offer ‘hospitality volunteers’ (on a limited need-basis) to offer refreshment breaks for vendors who may only have one or two staff members on-site. If you will need a volunteer to help you during the show whilst you take a break or grab a quick bite to eat, please contact AMQF 2018 volunteer coordinator at volunteer@amqfestival.com.au

Vendor Packets/Badges:

Vendor packets and badges will be available at the Main Registration desk located in Foyer L of the Adelaide Convention Centre during all move-in hours.  Each vendor will receive 3 name badges per single booth. If more badges are required they can be pre-purchased by contacting us up until September 10th.

Photography at the Show:

There is NO photography allowed of vendor booths, products or displays within the booths without express permission from the vendor. Festival management will inform attendees of the same through e-mail notifications and on-site signage.

Carts, Dollies and Handtrucks:

You must furnish your own equipment.  There will be a limited carts/dollies available on the loading docks. Festival management will also provide limited assistance during show move-in and move-out hours for those who have special need and make arrangements prior to the show.

Loading/unloading & Parking:

There are loading dock facilities for the delivery and collection of event related equipment at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The ACC Exhibition Handbook fully describes what is available to you and how to order services.