FAQ 20232023-12-20T08:45:45+11:00

FAQ

What related events are coming up?2024-02-06T16:48:53+11:00

Global Sourcing Expo, held twice yearly in Sydney in June and Melbourne in November, is co-located with the China Clothing Textiles & Accessories Expo in June and November, and The Footwear and Accessories Show Australia in November. These long established shows provide direct contact between international suppliers and trade buyers from across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and beyond.

Who organises the Expo?2023-12-20T08:17:11+11:00

International Exhibition & Conference Group Pty Ltd. 197 Bay St Brighton Vic 3186 Australia T +61 3 9596 9205 E info@iecgroup.com.au  W www.iecgroup.com.au

Can I exhibit at the Global Sourcing Expo?2024-02-01T13:02:15+11:00

If you are an international manufacturer or exporter you may be eligible to exhibit at the Trade Show. Please complete an online Exhibitor Enquiry Form here and one of our sales team will respond and provide you with further details.

Do I need a visa to visit Australia?2023-12-20T08:15:05+11:00

Most international visitors to Australia will require a visa to enter the country. For Government details on visas visit the Australian Government Immigration site at www.homeaffairs.gov.au Remember that if you need to make a visa Application ensure you do so well in advance as there is usually a processing period involved. The Organiser does not provide assistance with visa applications for international visitors to the Show. International visitors are welcome to attend but should ensure that they are pre-registered and have relevant supporting business credentials with them at all times during the Show. The Organiser reserves the right to refuse or withdraw entry at any time and will not be held liable for any matters relating to visas, expenses incurred or travel arrangements.

How do I get to the venue?2024-02-01T11:27:20+11:00

Details to visit the International Convention Centre, Sydney, can be found here
Details to visit the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre can be found here

Where is the Global Sourcing Expo being held?2024-02-06T16:52:48+11:00

The next Trade Show is on 12-14 June 2024 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, followed by 19 – 21 November 2024 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Are child minding facilities available?2023-12-20T08:11:03+11:00

No. These facilities are not available at the venue. Children must be under adult supervision at all time.

Can students attend?2024-02-06T16:53:49+11:00

Students enrolled in fashion, design, textiles or visual merchandising at a tertiary level may attend the Show. Students are not required to register. Course Administrators must apply in writing to the Organiser prior to the event in order to bring class groups to the Show. Email sourcingadmin@iecgroup.com.au Student badges are issued onsite from the Visitor Registration desk.

What do I need to bring as business identification?2023-12-20T08:08:50+11:00

Relevant identification includes business card, letterhead or company documentation containing your company ABN.

Can I still attend if I have not pre-registered?2023-12-20T08:07:24+11:00

Yes. You are welcome to register at the onsite registration counter. We recommend you pre-register to avoid any queues. All registrations will require business identification.

Do I need to register to attend as a Visitor?2023-12-20T08:06:34+11:00

Yes, all visitors must register if they want to attend the Show. You may register online, or you can register for the Show when you arrive, however, to avoid queues we recommend you pre-register online.

Who should attend?2024-02-06T16:55:45+11:00

Buyers, importers, wholesalers, retailers, department stores, buying groups, product developers, institutional buyers, sourcing agents, designers, merchandise managers, speciality retailers and others involved in importing and sourcing products.

How much does it cost to visit?2024-02-06T16:56:24+11:00

Entry is free for all bona fide trade visitors. Visitors must work within the fashion, textiles, home décor and lifestyle product industries. Business identification is required to validate entry.

Global Sourcing Expo is a Trade Only Event.2024-02-06T16:56:58+11:00

Entry is restricted to people involved in the fashion, home décor and lifestyle product industries. Business ID may be required upon entry e.g. business card, letterhead or company documentation containing your company ABN. You may also be asked for personal identification such as a driver’s licence to substantiate your identification. All visitors must be able to provide proof they either work for or operate the company used in registration. Some examples of who can attend include wholesalers, importers, suppliers, retail chain stores, private brands, agents, manufacturers and distributors. Those not involved in a relevant industry will not be admitted. Selling or promotion of products/services to exhibitors is prohibited. No photography or sketching is permitted. Students will not be registered unless they attend with prior permission of the Organiser and upon registration by the course administrator. The Organiser reserves the right at their discretion to deny or withdraw access to non-approved persons.

Will there be any seminars at the Expo?2023-12-20T08:01:33+11:00

Yes. A major feature of the event is the extensive Global Sourcing Seminar program which is always heavily attended by visitors. Pre-registration is essential. Keep checking our website for more details of the seminar program to be incorporated into this year’s event. These provide great value-added activities for you to engage in whilst attending the Show.

What will be on display at the Global Sourcing Expo?2023-12-20T08:00:22+11:00

Exhibitors will showcase the latest in apparel, accessories, textiles, home, gift and more. Visit the Show to discover new global suppliers and sourcing opportunities and profit from insights from industry experts at our Global Sourcing Seminars program.

Any other questions please email: sourcingadmin@iecgroup.com.au
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