IS A QUEENSLAND SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS STORY
From humble beginnings in 1987 husband and wife Bob and Gai Carroll have built the Toowoomba-based business into one of Nation’s largest event management companies. Indeed there would be very few people in Queensland who haven’t been to an Australian Events’ show or expo and very few businesses throughout Australia who haven’t had contact with the company.
Bob and Gai’s first foray into events was a Travel Expo in Queen’s Park in conjunction with Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers. The Toowoomba Autumn Home Show followed and the rest is history.
Today, the company organises fifteen consumer and industry events across Queensland, in all major centres including its home base as well as the Gold Coast, Redcliffe, Nambour, Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, Maryborough, Rockhampton and the Sunshine Coast.
The events profile housing and household goods/services, outdoor living, leisure, caravans, camping, outdoor adventure, boating, fishing, motoring and 4×4 as well as industry-based resources, mining, transport, trades, infrastructure and manufacturing.
200,000 patrons/delegates attend Australian Events’ shows and expos each year. Bob and Gai are passionate about local communities and local economies. They see their events as vehicles to stimulate local trade, profile local business by reinforcing the “Shop Local. Buy Local.” message and by promoting community engagement.
The economic impact of the company’s activities is difficult to calculate but if you consider its investment in local labour, contractors, venue and equipment hire, advertising and marketing, transport, accommodation and hospitality it would run into millions of dollars.
Today Bob and Gai are assisted in their goals by a long-serving management team and many more permanent office staff and casual event staff across Queensland.
SPECIAL EVENT SPECIALISTS
VISITORS IN 2016
EXHIBITORS IN 2016
EVENT GUIDES PRINTED 2016
WHAT COMPANIES ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR EVENTS…
From an exhibitor point of view, and being a relatively new business, the experience at the Rockhampton Home Show 2016 was fantastic. It gave us plenty of exposure & the opportunity to showcase our products face to face. Set up & exiting each day at this event was efficient & the staff at Australian Events kept all running smoothly. An absolute pleasure to attend and we are positive the new connections we have established will continue to benefit our growing business.KE Custom Products
As a local Sunshine Coast business, the South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Boating and Fishing Expo is a great way for us to connect with other locals in the market for a ute canopy. Many visitors who stopped by our site mentioned they didn’t even know we were right in Yandina! We also friended many other small Australian businesses, which made the event fun as well as a great promotional opportunity.Uteboss Utility Canopies
This was a great event to launch our re-branded business and profile our products to seemingly qualified patrons. We found this event, our first, to be well run and also provided us with great experience for future shows. It also allowed us a good platform to speak with, and demonstrate our products to, a solid range of potential customers with both home and Camping / Caravaning areas of interest. We look forward to exhibiting in 2017. Thanks Australian Events.Armour Alloy
The Gold Coast Midyear Caravan, Camping Expo was a great way to promote our Business. It gave us the opportunity to promote our products and services as well as generate sales and leads in the face to face interaction with potential customers.ARB
From start to finish arranging our stand at the expo was easy and professional. At the event itself we had a steady stream of customers every single day all day. We were able to appeal to a larger demographic and demonstrate a massive range of what we offer and educate potential customers on exciting new products. We will definitely be attending in 2017.FNQ Plastics
People go to Caravan and Camping Shows to buy and sell items that they may need for their travels and camping trips so why not check out destinations while you are at it. This is the first time we have been involved in the Nambour Show but I would say it was a definite success. The number of people saying to me ‘Are there any other Tourist destination stands here?’ Well what an opportunity to sell our locations when there were only a couple tourism operators on site. Thank you Australian Events for the opportunity and we will see you in Toowoomba.Charleville Cosmos and Visitor Information Centre
Being a local business based in Hervey Bay the show enables us to display our products to potential customers outside of our local area. In past years we have sold our campers to interstate buyers via the show and this year came up trumps again. If any fellow local businesses read this I would definitely attend this show if the opportunity prevails.Palomino RV Australia
All the Staff at Australian Events were such a pleasure to deal with and very helpful during bump in and out times. As for the event itself, WOW! As first time exhibitors they could not have been more approachable, helpful and it was never an issue. Bravo to all the team involved at the Toowoomba Event.Simon Home Timber and Hardware
Q Solutions prides itself on providing a quality product and so does Farm Fantastic. 2016 saw a large improvement over last year and the amount of through traffic has certainly increased which lead to a greater amount of sales for our business. We will be back in 2017!!Q Solutions