Launching someone’s future
If you're considering exhibiting at the Careers Expo and VET Expo, read the following to find out more.
The Careers Expo and VET Expo attracts around 14,000 visitors over its four days. The first two days host organised school groups with students primarily drawn from years 9 through 12. On each of the Thursday and Friday, some 3,500 students, together with teachers, visit the event. Part of the objective of school administrators is to expose students to a wide range of tertiary education and career options to encourage their continued engagement in the education system.
On the weekend days, the visitor profile changes to become small family groups comprising students accompanied by one or both parents. The focus becomes on researching options through high-quality interactions between these visitors and exhibitors.
The Careers Expo and VET Expo are held in May of each year. Opening hours are between 9:00am and 3:00pm on the weekdays and 10:00am and 4:00pm on the weekend.
The date sits at an important juncture for secondary school students: near the start of second term; well ahead of when they must register for tertiary education courses and in advance of the university open days. It is also just after when most NAPLAN tests and mid-year exams are administered.
The Careers Expo and VET Expo are hosted at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) on the edge of the Perth central business district. The venue is the State's prime exhibition facility and laden with world-class facilities including a 1,500-bay public car park, walking-distance access to bus, train and ferry services and and large, nine-metre high, column-free exhibition pavilions.
The Careers Expo and VET Expo is the only West Australian-owned careers event. Established in 2000, the event brings together the gamut of tertiary and vocational education and training institutions, industry associations and employing organisations. Participation by about 100 exhibitors includes all of the local universities together with some from the eastern states of Australia. Representatives of the TAFE sector also become involved.
The event provides an unmissable opportunity for students in years 7–12 and their parents to research and decide on tertiary or vocational courses or to select upper-school subjects, to get face-to-face with potential employers and do so at one time and under one roof.
If your organisation sees a business opportunity in accessing and engaging with school-leavers or career-changers, the Careers Expo and VET Expos provide a unique and highly cost-effective means of achieving this. Whether the objective is to build a candidate database, influence selections or secure enrolments, the chances are you'll find your best prospects are with us.
The answers to the questions most frequently asked by exhibitors are provided in the InfoPack. A summary of appears below.
How do I join the expo?
If you're interested in exhibiting at Careers Expo and VET Expo, email us at email@example.com or telephone 0417 935 393. If it sounds like you'd like to become involved, we'll send you a Quotation and Exhibitor Agreement ("the Agreement"). Once this is signed and received by us, your stand position will be confirmed. An initial deposit of 35% of the booking value is required at the time of signing the Agreement, and the balance of the fee is payable 4 months prior to the event. MasterCard and Visa are welcome.
For more information about managing your involvement as an exhibitor, visit: Exhibitor InfoPack. If you’d simply like to determine what's available, please contact the Careers Expo team: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0417 935 393.
Frequently asked questions
Answers to the questions most frequently asked by exhibitors are provided in the Exhibitor InfoPack.
A summary of some of the most important questions and answers is provided below.
Can I sell at the expo?
In most cases yes, however restrictions apply to the distribution (or sampling of food and drink products). Refer to the Exhibitor InfoPack (see 'Questions about Food & Beverage')
How do I get the most out of the stand?
The best results come from being prepared. Make sure your stand looks good, your staff are on time and ready to do business, but most of all set goals and have processes to follow up leads after the show. The Careers Expo team can help you with the design and production of a high-impact stand. Contact them on telephone 0417 935 393 or email: email@example.com
Do I need to pre-book parking?
It is highly recommended you pre-book parking, especially for weekdays. Under a special arrangement with the City of Perth, we can help you to purchase all-day, multiple-entry parking passes. To order parking, please download an Exibit Parking Order form from the Exhibitor InfoPack.
Is storage available on site?
Generally no storage is available at the PCEC, but in some circumstances it may be possible to provide assistance. Please refer to the Exhibitor InfoPack (see 'Questions about Materials Handling').
How do I access the venue for set up and breakdown?
It is important you are familiar with the loading bay procedures at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. Please refer to the Exhibitor InfoPack (see 'Questions about Move-in') for detailed information about this.
Do I need to have staff working at the stand for the entire period of the expo?
No, the way you conduct your stand is completely up to you. However the best results will be achieved by having someone present at your stand before, during and well after all opening hours. (Often, the best contacts are made at the end of the day.)
What is included in the standard shell scheme price?
A 'standard shell scheme package' includes the walls, carpet, power, lights and a fascia with your company name. If a 'space-only', 'back-wall and carpet' or 'partial shell scheme package' is ordered some or all of these elements are excluded.
Does my stand come with furniture?
No, but furniture can be hired from a number of suppliers. If you have any other questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0417 935 393.
Are there any additional costs once I have booked a stand?
Please refer to the forms contained in the Exhibitor InfoPack. These forms outline any additional costs that you may occur (depending on what other materials and services you require for the expo).
Are there any restrictions when dressing my display?
Height restriction may apply but generally you are free to dress your stand as you wish. However, it is important to remain within the boundary of your stand and not spread into the aisles - this includes both your display equipment and the people working at your stand during the expo.
If you have any other questions, contact us at email@example.com or on 0417 935 393.
Terms and conditions
The Standard Terms & Conditions set out the mutual obligations between you as an Exhibitor (‘the Client’) and Exibit as the event organiser.