Why exhibit?

2018 AVA Annual Conference – Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

Coming in October 2017




About the AVA Annual Conference

The 2018 AVA Annual Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre , 13-18 May.  It is the largest veterinary conference in the region. Rotating around Australia’s capital cities it attracts an average 1,200 veterinary professionals including over 900 paid delegates on any given day.

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

The scientific committee has developed a program that offers a stellar line-up of local and international speakers, eight concurrent streams and 200 scientific sessions. There are specialist workshops and field trips and a social program bursting at the seams. You will have the opportunity to mingle with your customers in a relaxed atmosphere at the welcome reception and exhibition opening, happy hours and the gala dinner.The exhibition is always a sell out and is the largest veterinary exhibition in the country with over 130 stands available.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities open in October 2017 and delegate registrations open in February 2017.

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 you should 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

2016 AVA Annual conference delegate occupation

2016 AVA Annual conference delegates by State

2016 AVA Annual conference interest by stream (must select 3)


What our delegates say

“An overwhelmingly positive experience.  The new insights from research and practical suggestions have energized me to improve my practice.”

“The biggest gathering of the best vets in the Southern Hemisphere can only be found at the AVA conference. Whatever your veterinary flavour, it can be found here.”

“A great celebration of our wonderful profession, and showcases the diversity of our profession, the opportunities and the wonderful talent within! Thank you AVA for putting it on!”

“The AVA National Conference is the premier veterinary conference in Australia. It is the best opportunity to meet up with colleagues, both in my field and other areas of veterinary science; to broaden my scientific knowledge, and to keep up with all the developments in veterinary products and equipment.”


What our exhibitors say


Source:  2016 AVA Annual Conference Exhibitors survey

"The AVA conference is the largest, most eventful and absolutely unmissable conference of the year for both delegates and trade.  It's just the place to be.   Wouldn't miss it." Ennio and Maria Matutini, Austvet Endoscopy

"The AVA had a focus on ensuring Exhbitors had a successful conference.  Thank You".  Campbell Thomson, Business Development, K9000 Coin Operated Dog Wash.

"The AVA Annual conference is the most encompassing for vets of all walks, biggest and best conference in Australia."  Duncan Thomson, Head of Animal Health, Regeneus Ltd.

"The AVA Conference provides us with the opportunity to engage with our clients outside of the clinic environment to better understand the current demands of the veterinary industry. This knowledge helps us tailor innovative products, services and information sharing solutions designed to assist veterinarians in their daily veterinary practice."  Sam Moorhouse, Product Manager, IDEXX Laboratorie.

"AVA Annual Conference is always well organised and a great opportunity to catch up with lots of people all in the one place - it has proved invaluable to us in increasing our companies profile."  Simone Taylor, Field Sales Manager, Troy Laboratories.  

“The AVA conference provided the opportunity for us to meet with old friends and make some new ones all whilst pronoting our products.”  Sean O'Mahoney, Managing Director, Helena Laboratories (Australia) Pty Ltd.

"The AVA had a focus on ensuring Exhbitors had a successful conference.  Thank You".  Campbell Thomson, Business Development, K9000 Coin Operated Dog Wash.


Past events - Delegate statistics

2015 Pan Pacific delegate occupation

2015 Pan Pacific delegates by state

Streams most interested in 2015 (must select 3)






The AVA Annual Conference rotates around Australia and has been in the following locations

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


How to Exhibit

"Tips on how to exhibit", Exhibition and Event Association Australia

"Tips on measuring exhibition sucess", Exhibition and Event Association Australia