INTRODUCING GABS BRISBANE!
New in 2019, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of GABS Brisbane! Join us as we bring the best of the fest to the Sunshine State on Saturday 27 April at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, right in the heart of the bustling South Bank precinct.
We’re expecting 6,000 - 7,000 attendees for our inaugural event, which will kick off the entire 2019 series of festivals, and we want to ensure the local breweries and cideries are out in force. So we’re introducing a ‘Local Priority Booking’ period for the first hour of registrations from 11.00am - 12.00pm AEST (12pm - 1pm AEDT), where an allocation of stands will be made available only to Queensland based breweries and cideries to book. Registrations will then open up to all other interested exhibitors.
INCREASED CAPACITY IN MELBOURNE, SYDNEY & AUCKLAND
In addition to launching in Brisbane, our other events will also be expanding in 2019, with the introduction of a new outdoor food truck area in Melbourne, and a 25% increase in floor space at the Sydney festival, which could make that event the biggest one-day GABS festival ever staged. And after achieving our first sell-out session at GABS Auckland in 2018, we’ll be adjusting the plan to comfortably accommodate more punters in both sessions.
GABS is not just about beer. We also want to celebrate Australia’s best cider producers. So this year, we’ve created dedicated hubs of cider exhibitor stands in Melbourne and Sydney, which we’ll promote as a destination for cider lovers at each event. You’ll see these stands marked on the exhibitor maps and the booking system next Monday. If you’re interested, don’t delay as we expect these stands to book quickly.