Its interesting to look at that list of attendees in light of some of the discussion going on about the layout/trade mix at the Hobsons Bay Show. On paper this looks to be a much healthier mix of layouts and traders. Looking forward to getting up there this year after missing out on last years show at the last minute. Well done to the organisers.
We always attempt to keep a display biased list of exhibitors, but every show is different depending on locale and availability of layouts etc.
We could be accused of being lax in some areas, we like a mix of layouts from very basic to what would be assumed some of the best, the general public is really the bread and butter of our exhibition, so layouts and displays they can relate to and accept as being achievable are an important aspect from our side.
We attempt to have a broad mix of retailers without going into the major companies, the market is just not big enough in Toowoomba to have too much of everything.
The retailers are a big part of our exhibitions success, but they have to make a decent return as well, so some limitations just have to occur.
It is exciting to us to have Coff's Harbour return, and I believe the John Love 'G' gauge layout is a first time public showing.
Since posting the exhibitor list, I have already been contacted about some omissions as well as sparking the memory of some that have not got their nominations in as yet.
We certainly hope we can ensure every one that visits will have an enjoyable time, I will be updating as required and will release the naming Rights Sponsor Name and special discount voucher offer once details are confirmed.