Industry prospectus

2018 AVA Annual Conference  13-18 May - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

The AVA Annual Conference is the largest veterinary conference in the region. Rotating around Australia’s capital cities it attracts an average 1,100 veterinary professionals including over 920 paid delegates on any given day.

The AVA Annual Conference puts you in touch with the 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 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 ours at a the party night.



The exhibition is always a sell out and is the largest veterinary exhibition in the country with over 150 stands available.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities open in October 2017 and delegate registrations open in February 2018. 

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.

Hope to see you in Brisbane in 2018!




Find out why you should exhibit

Terms and conditions and stand allocation process.


Bump in and out information

The Industry exhibition. Sunday 13 May – Thursday 17 May 2018.

Set up exhibition Saturday 12 May – Exponet
Saturday 12 May – 12 noon – custom stand builders only (times to be confirmed)
Sunday 13 May – 10am-4.00pm – exhibitor bump in (times to be confirmed)
Exhibition Opening Times


Sunday 13 May – 6.00pm-8.00pm – Welcome Reception
Monday 14 May - 9.30am-7.00pm
Tuesday 15 May – 9.30am-7.00pm
Wednesday 16 May  – 9.30am-7.15pm
Thursday 17 May  – 10.00am-2.00pm
Dismantling Thursday 17 May – 2.00pm – exhibitor bump out
Thursday 17 May – 2.00pm-11.59pm – stand dismantling - (times to be confirmed)

These timings are subject to change.