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Gold Coast International Marine Expo 2017

DATES 2017

Thursday 25th May
Friday 26th May
Saturday 27th May
Sunday 28th May

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TIMES

Thursday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 9.00am – 4.00pm

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LOCATION

Gold Coast Marine Precinct
Waterway Drive
Coomera QLD 4209
Australia

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TICKETS

Adult – $15,  Children u 12 – FREE
Student/Concession – $10
Senior/Pensioner – $12
Family & Multiple Day Passes

Available Early 2017

THE BOAT SHOW WITH SO MUCH MORE

The Expo is an annual four-day, family-friendly event attracting exhibitors and visitors from across Australia and around the world.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Expo is a not-for-profit association staged by the marine industry leaders, for the marine industry, founded in 2011.

The Expo’s key driver is to entice and educate the public to explore and learn all the exciting possibilities that “boating” and getting out on the water has to offer while showcasing our diverse marine industry in a highly memorable and interactive way.

The Expo’s primary charter is to stage a truly unique and effective boat show.

There is no requirement to make a profit from the running of this event.

GENERAL INFORMATION

ABOUT EXPO

The Gold Coast International Marine Expo is not-for-profit, four-day, family-friendly event attracting exhibitors and visitors from across Australia and around the world.

In 2017, the Expo will again be held on the same dates as some of Queensland’s other boating events helping to facilitate four fantastic days on the Gold Coast for boat lovers and enthusiasts.

The Expo is staged within the facilities of Australia’s largest boat manufacturing plants and working shipyards. This ready-made venue provides the perfect location for the public to experience a behind-the-scenes view of the marine industry, bringing them even closer to our industry, in a highly memorable and interactive manner.

There is no other boat show in Australia like Expo.

The Expo not only offers a wide range of exhibits from kayaks to superyachts, it also offers a comprehensive program of events including a variety of live technical demonstrations and attractions with something happening every 15 minutes over the four big days.

Expo is ‘the boat show with so much more’ and has provided a proven opportunity over the past six years for a wide range of marine businesses.

In total Expo has welcomed over 110,000 visitors over the last six years with 2017 marking the seventh annual event.

In this time Expo has also raised over $79,000 for our four local charities, which are the Rotary Club of Coomera River, Sailability Gold Coast, Westpac Surf Life Saving Helicopter Rescue Service, and the Ronald McDonald House Charity. All of these organisations assist with the logistics of staging such a massive event. Some 100 volunteers are involved in Expo each year.

LOCATION

Gold Coast Marine Precinct located on Waterway Drive, Coomera, Queensland, Australia

Click here to view our map and instructions on how to get here.

PARKING

Car parking is FREE to all visitors and is available on site and within surrounding areas of the Marine Precinct.

Click here to find out more about car parking, disabled parking and our FREE shuttle bus service.

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Expo is the boat show with so much more with everything from kayaks to superyachts, jet skis to fishing equipment and everything else in between on display.
The Expo is open to all businesses in the marine industry; there is no discrimination of power or sail, new or brokerage boats, size of craft or marine equipment and services provided.
The vast array of marine related displays at Expo is a key driver to its success.
Our 2017 exhibitor list will be available early 2017, however click here to view our 2016 exhibitor list to see who was on display.

ACTION PACKED EVENT PROGRAM

The Expo not only offers a wide range of exhibits, it also offers a comprehensive program of events including a variety of live technical demonstrations and attractions with something happening every 15 minutes over the four big days in May.
Click here to view all of that confirmed attractions and demonstrations that took place in 2016, with information on 2017 available towards the end of the year.

TICKET PRICES

DAILY ADMISSION
Adult General Admission – $15.00
*Children – Under 12 Free
**Student/Concession – $10.00
***Senior/Pensioner General Admission – $12.00
FAMILY PASS 
Family Pass – $25.00
MULTIPLE DAY PASSES
2 Day Pass – $25.00 per adult
3 Day Pass – $30.00 per adult
4 Day Pass – $35.00 per adult
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE EARLY 2017
Please note: All General Admission tickets are per person, per day and available for purchase online and at the gate.
All Family Passes are valid for 2 adults and 3 children under 12, per day.
All 2 Day, 3 Day and 4 Day Passes are per person and can be used on any of the four days of Expo, please ensure you bring your ticket each day.
*All children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.
**A student or concession card must be presented at the gate.
***A senior/pensioner card must be presented at the gate.

NOT-FOR-PROFIT

The Expo is a not-for-profit event that actively supports four local charities and organisations including; the Rotary Club of Coomera River, Sailability Gold Coast,Westpac Surf Life Saver Helicopter Rescue Service and Ronald McDonald House Charity SEQ.
Click here to find out more about Expo’s support of our local charities.

TIMING

From 2015, the Expo will align with the dates of Queensland’s other boating events – the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and the Riviera Festival of Boating – facilitating four fantastic days on the Gold Coast.

VISITOR INFORMATION

FACILITIES

ATM machines are available and located directly across from the food court area.

These ATM machines will be clearly marked on the site map within our Official Event Program, which will be handed to you as you enter the Expo

FOOD PRECINCT

Expo 2017 offers an upmarket food precinct offering a wide range of delicious and healthy food trucks and vans.

This food precinct will be clearly marked on the site map within our Official Event Program, which will be handed to you as you enter the Expo.

RESTAURANTS

Looking for a dining experience?

Three on-site restaurants will be open throughout the course of the show;

1. Quarterdeck located on the Gold Coast City Marina site

2. The Riviera Motor Yacht Club located on the Riviera site

3. The Galley located at The Boat Works

SEATING

Ample seating and shade is available within the food precinct and Main Stage.

Additional seating and bench seats are also scattered through out the display circuit.

LOST CHILDREN/PROPERTY

Upon entry, bright orange wristbands are available for parents or guardians to write their mobile numbers on, to make it easier to reunite lost children.

All lost children and property must be brought to the Expo office.

In the event of a lost child an announcement will be made over the PA and the child will then wait at the Expo office for collection by their parent or guardian.

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