The 2017 Australasian Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo will be the greatest bird and wildlife related event in the Australasian/Pacific region, more than just a bird fair – a wildlife expo!
Inviting anyone interested in wildlife and its conservation to come on board. It is the opportunity reach out to the thousands of people passionate about wildlife but have yet to make the link to the very organisations looking after their interests.
The strengths of the Australasian Bird Fair are the attractions provided for members of the environmentally aware members of the public to the many activities at the Sydney Olympic Park venue.
These include talks on the latest amazing work carried out by conservation groups making a difference to the conservation of birds and other wildlife across Australia, New Zealand and our Pacific neighbours.
Other talks will be about bird and wildlife locations worldwide by experts keen to show the amazing diversity of wildlife from first hand experience and providing opportunities to see these first hand through custom made tours from local to global destinations led by people passionate about what they do.
This year we are expecting in excess of 100 exhibitors including:
We are planning an Arts Exhibition Marquee. This will include an arts exhibition by well-known artists to display and sell their graphics, paintings, prints, photographic works and other pieces of artwork.
We will again be running a photographic competition with valuable prizes provided by sponsors in the way of photographic and/or optical equipment. This event will be widely advertised through all bird and wildlife groups throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific as well as on our website, programmes and printed media.
Exhibition marquees will be placed in a prime location to allow customers to field test equipment with woodland backdrops and open vistas from all of the major brands of cameras, lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes and essential accessories. Whether you first time user or serious about what you do, experts will be on hand to provide you with the pros and cons of an amazing range of products.
Wildlife tour and resort operators will have the opportunity to showcase their services to a significant segment of potential customers in an expanding world of eco-tourism. The chance to meet those who are planning to travel and experience wildlife and landscapes across Australia or overseas and generate enthusiasm among wildlife explorers and the birding community.
We have improved lecture theatre facilities for illustrated talks by exhibitors on the birds, wildlife and other attractions available during tours or experiencing the joys of eco resorts.
Operators should let us know as soon as possible whether they wish to present an illustrated talk, including topic and title, so that we can draw up the program for this year’s busy event. Presentations are generally between ten and twenty minutes with a five-minute question time.
Any tours or events that are likely to attract people from afar at the time of the Australasian Bird Fair would be worthwhile considering to encourage them to attend the event, making more economical to experience both. We will assist in promoting such activities on our website and print media.
The Australasian Bird Fair offers birding and wildlife conservation groups a great chance to meet their members and potential members and encourage them to become engaged in wildlife activities and the satisfaction learning more about conservation projects, educational events or just some friendly and social wildlife or birding experiences.
Having activities planned around the event will help to encourage more people to make it more economical to travel from afar to visit the Australasian Bird Fair while taking part in activities they would not otherwise experience. Such events will be advertised on out website in the lead up to the event.
Programmes of outings and other events should be sent to us early so that people can plan their visit and activities well ahead of time.