Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2016


Exhibiting at the conference is a fantastic opportunity to have direct contact with a large number of people within the early childhood sector. Exhibition booths play a very important part in the conference. The exhibition area is in a large open area at the Darwin Convention Centre; the exhibition area has been designed to ensure maximum visibility and accessibility to facilitate interaction between delegates and exhibitors.

To maximise exposure, morning and afternoon teas will be served in the centre of the exhibition area, and the lunch period will also include time for exhibition viewing. As an exhibitor you will receive acknowledgment on the conference website and in the Conference Pocket Program.

Should your display or exhibit have individual space or layout requirements, we would be happy to discuss your specific needs.

The target market includes:
  • people working in the early childhood sector including staff, managers and operators in early childhood services
  • early childhood policy-makers and officials
  • early childhood academics
  • early childhood teachers, trainers and resource agencies
  • volunteer committees, peak bodies and advocacy organisations.

Promo from Early Childhood National Conference 2014

Exhibition Prospectus

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Exhibition booth features and inclusions

Standard exhibition booth – $2,700 (inc. GST)

Registration One complimentary registration
Exhibition passes

Catering for two exhibitors (three days)

*Additional passes can be purchased when you book your booth at a cost of $250 per person

Size 3000mm x 3000mm x 2.4m(h)
Furniture 2 x Bistro chairs plus 1 x 1.8m trestle table with cloth
Walls 2400mm high velcro compatible panels
Fascia Velcro compatible panel, black
Sign Brushed silver lettering on black panel, per aisle (max. 25 characters)
Lighting 2 x 150-watt spotlights per booth
Power 1 x 4-amp power point (with four outlets)
Cleaning Basic cleaning will be carried out by DCC


Please note: For additional furniture options and a price list, visit the recommended suppliers website Fusion Exhibition & Hire Services at: www.fusiondisplays.com.au.

*Attendance to conference sessions is not included in the additional exhibition pass. Exhibition pass holders wishing to attend sessions must register as a delegate and pay the appropriate registration fee.

Exhibitor services

Additional services are available, including:

  • access
  • food and beverage
  • parking
  • tag and test
  • communications
  • rigging.

Please refer to the Darwin Convention Centre ‘Exhibition Manual’ which can be found under the heading ‘Exhibition Services’ at: http://www.darwinconvention.com.au/downloads.


Each booth booking will include one (1) conference registration and two (2) exhibition passes.

The conference registration entitles the holder to:

  • a name badge
  • attendance at conference sessions
  • attendance at the Welcome Reception
  • morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.

The exhibition pass entitles the holder to:

  • a name badge and entry to the exhibition
  • attendance at the Welcome Reception
  • morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.

Booth allocation

Please select your preferred booth and pay in full. Conference organisers make every effort to accommodate exhibitors’ preference; however, priority access is given to some conference sponsors.

Final confirmation on allocated sites will be confirmed approximately two months prior to the conference.

Exhibition Floor Plan

Sponsorship packages can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.  If you are interested, please contact the conference organiser for more information to discuss options and/or customised sponsorship package opportunities.

Access to the exhibition area

Exhibitors will have access to their booth from 12 noon Wednesday 5 October; exhibitors can continue to prepare their displays until 4.00 pm that day.

At the conclusion of the conference, booths should be dismantled after lunch on Saturday 8 October, and dismantling must be completed by 3.00 pm.

Prior to bump-in—exhibitor equipment may be freighted up to five days ahead of the conference (no earlier than this).

Post bump-out—exhibitor equipment will be stored for up to three days after the conference (no longer than this).

Please note: Exhibitors are solely responsible for any goods left behind. The Darwin Convention Centre and Early Childhood Australia will not be held responsible for any goods left behind.

3 x 3m Velcro booths

Preliminary exhibition timetable

Wednesday, 5 October

Custom stand build (other contractors)

7.00 am onwards

Wednesday, 5 October

Exhibitor move in (staff access set up)

12 noon onwards

Wednesday, 5 October

Exhibition opens, Welcome Reception

5.30 pm

Saturday, 8 October

Exhibition closes

1.00–2.00 pm

Saturday, 8 October

Exhibition staff bump-out

2.00–3.00 pm

Saturday, 8 October

Stand contractor access

3.00 pm

Please note: This is a preliminary timetable and is subject to change.