The only trade show to successfully make MATE an acronym, the Adelaide Tradie Machinery, Automotive & Tools Expo will return in 2017. The Expo is the mullet of trade shows, business at the front and party at the back, combining the newest equipment, tools & accessories for tradies, with stacks of BBQ’s, boats, trailers and fishing gear.
Tradies are not the only ones invited to the MATE 2017 Expo. DIY enthusiasts and home hobbyists can both benefit from the huge range of tools and construction equipment that will scatter the Goyder Pavilion at the Adelaide Showground. The Event timing, from the 26th to 28th of May, will also mean that attendees and exhibitors alike can benefit from the End of Financial Year sales.
The clearing of stock will allow the hundred plus exhibitors that attend the show to put their latest innovations forward to the industry crowds. Visitors will be able to compare tools side by side and brand by brand, measuring which companies are making the best products that suit their needs. There will be a deal for any attendee in the market for hand power equipment, light & heavy machinery, hardware & software, as well as legal, financial, investment and tax advice.
Adelaide Tradie MATE 2017 will help visitors get a grip on their purchases with live demos from professionals, and giveaways from exhibiting companies. The downtime section will also help tradies fill all that spare time they’ll be finding with a zone dedicated to weekend wares for fishing and cooking.
The expo invites audiences of all backgrounds to attend their three day event and with a single figure entry fee that is donated to a local charity, there’s no reason for visitors to say no the the event. Exhibitors are able to register for a site at the event by visiting the Adelaide Tradie MATE enquiry webpage.
From the site: Entry to Adelaide Tradie MATE is $5. We are promoting the entry fee as a ‘High-$5 for Little Heroes’ with proceeds going to the wonderful Little Heroes Foundation.
From the site: Getting to the Adelaide Showground is easy. You can travel by car, bus, tram or taxi and even train during events.
Bus – several bus routes service the Showground on Goodwood Road. Bus stops 1 or 2 on Goodwood Road are most convenient to the Adelaide Showground. It is approximately a 15 minute bus ride to the City. Refer to www.adelaidemetro.com.au for timetable information.
Tram – departs Adelaide from Victoria Square & outside the Adelaide Railway Station every 20 minutes, with the journey taking five-minutes to reach Goodwood Road Station, Stop 3. It is then a five-minute walk from the tram stop to the Adelaide Showground. For timetable information visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au
Train – Located on the south-eastern corner of Anzac Highway and Greenhill Road, Adelaide Showground Station is fully integrated with the Showground to provide a new, modern station that improves access, visibility, design, safety and convenience for train users. The permanent station removes the need to create a temporary station every year for the Royal Adelaide Show. For more information click here
Bike Track – cycling is a great way to access the Adelaide Showground from all areas.
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Taxi – the Adelaide Showground is a five-minute taxi ride from the Adelaide CBD and a 15-minute journey from Adelaide Airport. Taxis can be called for pickup from the Goyder Forecourt on Goodwood Road, or the Rose Terrace entrance.
Driving – The Adelaide Showground is bounded by Goodwood Road, Greenhill Road and Anzac Highway and is easily accessible from all three arterial roads. The Adelaide Showground uses Automated Parking technology.
Pricing for parking, following installation of the automation, will be:
First half hour …………………………………………………Free
½ to 2 hours ………………………………………………… $3.00
Over 2 hours ……………………………………………….. $8.00
Further charges will apply if vehicles are parked for over 24 hours
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