Why exhibit at the AVA Annual Conference?

About the AVA Annual Conference

The 2020 AVA Annual Conference will be held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre 15-20 May. It is the largest veterinary conference in the region. Rotating around Australia’s capital cities each year, it attracts an average 1,200 veterinary professionals including over 800 paid delegates on any given day.

The AVA Annual Conference puts you in touch with veterinary professionals and decision makers. It offers an array of sponsorship, exhibition and promotional opportunities at various levels and we will work with you to create a package that fits your needs and budget.

The conference executive committee is working on a program that will offer a world-class program of local and international speakers, a mix of concurrent streams and bringing delegates together via daily plenaries. There will be workshops and field trips where delegates can go more in-depth on a particular topic and a social program that is a very important element for the profession. You will have the opportunity to mingle with customers in a relaxed atmosphere at the welcome reception, exhibition opening, happy hours and party night.

Our delegates tell us they are looking for the newest products and innovations from the companies that are contributing to the advancement of the profession. They are engaged and eager to learn about your products and services.

Our sponsors and exhibitors tell us it is the one conference they can’t afford to miss.

Why should you participate?

The AVA Annual Conference sponsorship program goes beyond your booth by:

  • Brand alliance – align your brand with cutting-edge continuing professional development, technology, and critical issues.
  • Brand exposure – the AVA Annual Conference is the largest veterinary gathering in Australia, covering all fields of veterinary science.
  • Personal contact - meet face-to-face with the decision makers and people with the buying power.
  • Product promotion - showcase your products to an audience that is keen to learn and receptive to new ideas.

Your audience (2018)

Delegates by occupation and interest stream

Delegates by state

Your audience (2017)

What our delegates say

"The AVA Conference is unique in its ability to offer likeminded professionals the ability to collectively share knowledge and experiences for the betterment of animal health and welfare in this great country"

"The 2018 AVA conference was a terrific opportunity to catch up on new and emerging technologies and scientific research, whilst getting a bit social on the side with fellow colleagues. Well worth attending!"

"Nothing can replace the educational value of interacting with other veterinarians and swapping experiences. The AVA conference provides an excellent environment for this, along with access to experts to provide up to date answers to any questions"

"A great opportunity to see and compare a large range of trade products"

"The AVA conference is the premier annual event to attend for any veterinarian who wants to feel part of something bigger than the hospital or town they work in.

Source: 2018 AVA Annual Conference Delegates' survey

What our exhibitors say

"It is wonderful to interact with the broad range of veterinarians who attend the AVA conference, in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere of professional development and enthusiasm for academic excellence"

"The AVA conference is one of the best events in the veterinary calendar for connecting with the profession, meeting veterinarians, and being inspired by the work of our colleagues. I highly recommend attending"

"AVA is a fantastic opportunity for us to speak directly to prospective and existing clients. We see fantastic returns every time we attend."

Our team loves exhibiting at the AVA conference each year. Organised, promoted well and we get to reach a new level of customers each year"

"The professional team at the AVA brings together the largest gathering of delegates resulting in a terrific conference! Well done AVA!"

Source: 2018 AVA Annual Conference Exhibitors' survey

AVA Annual Conference locations

Year City Year City
1990 Townsville 2007 Melbourne
1991 Sydney 2008 Perth
1992 Adelaide 2009 Darwin
1993 Gold Coast 2010 Brisbane (Pan Pacific with NZVA)
1994 Canberra 2011 Adelaide
1995 Melbourne 2012 Canberra
1996 Christchurch (Pan Pacific with NZVA) 2013 Cairns
1997 Brisbane 2014 Perth
1998 Sydney 2015 Brisbane (Pan Pacific with NZVA)
2000 Perth 2016 Adelaide
2001 Melbourne 2017 Melbourne
2002 Adelaide 2018 Brisbane
2003 Cairns 2019 Perth
2004 Canberra 2020 TBA
2005 Gold Coast 2021 AVA Centenary Year Sydney
2006 Hobart    

Tips on getting the most out of your exhibition

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Book your accommodation

A range of accommodation options for your stay on the Gold Coast.