Exciting opportunities will be available for vendors in 2016.
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Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
25th - 28th August 2016
The 2016 ACC Exhibition Handbook is available here
Download the AMQ Festival Vendor Terms & Conditions here
Expected attendance & Show Promotion:
AMQF is a consumer show. Attendance has increased for each event thus far with great expectations for our fourth event. We have moved to Halls F and G at the Adelaide Convention Centre for 2016 festival to take advantage of the magnificent ambience and views of the River Torrens and parklands and have the classrooms in closer proximity to vendors and quilt show.
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. The exposure given to Machine Embroidery in quilts was quite outstanding and we will continue to encourage this trend.
The word is definitely spreading 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
- 1000 Class Catalogues to be printed and distributed via shops and guilds by March 31st 2016
- Show Program available to all attendees
- Numerous quilting email lists
- Our own website, facebook, blog and newsletter service
- Plus more as festival draws nearer!
Demonstration session spotlight:
Around the Block
Join in our first Around the Block promotion. Only 6 shops will be on the road map for the public in the vendor mall to collect their stamps on. These shops will have exposure prior to Festival online and in print in our Class Catalogue (subject to committing prior to 1st Feb 2016). The ‘Around the Block’ map will be printed in the Show Program. SOLD OUT
There will be a wonderful collection of prizes that will be listed online and in the Show Program to promote the companies who have donated them. Each prize will be goods valued at a minimum of $100.
Once all the stamps have been collected the ‘Around the Block map’ can be deposited into the barrel to go into the draw for the prizes
Around the Block shop participants can drive the public to their booths to learn all about their wonderful products and services and then the applicant will qualify for the prize drawings. Don’t miss the opportunity to be one of the Around the Block vendors to increase booth traffic and exposure for your business. The cost to participate is just $200.
Opportunities to Advertise with AMQ Festival
Place an ad in the Class catalogue and/or the Show Program. There will be 1000 Class catalogues printed/ plus more downloaded and distributed 5 months before the festival. The festival Show Program will be available to all attendees on-site at AMQ Festival 2016. The Show Program features the Main Stage schedule, the floor plan of the Vendor Mall, a list of vending companies, the class schedule, sponsors and the Quilt Show entries and more…
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 July 2016 to ensure they can be included in the bags. Contact us for more details on number required closer to the time. If you would like to include a discount voucher then please supply artwork in black/white as a jpg or pdf sized at business card size to be included in a pullout section of the Show Program.
Hospitality Volunteers Available:
Vendor packets and badges will be available at the Main Registration desk located in Foyer F 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 August 11th.
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.