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  • 22 February 2022 1:47 PM | Lloyd Green (Administrator)

    The 2022 SIA Trade Show is scheduled to take place at EPIC in Canberra as per usual commencing Monday 10th October 2022 finishing Thursday 13th October.

    The SIA Office will keep all members, exhibitors and guests updated on plans for the show moving forward.

    EPIC has been booked. We look forward to the long awaited return to Canberra for the 2022 SIA Trade Show and the various events accompanying it.

  • 30 August 2021 9:25 AM | Lloyd Green (Administrator)

    Dear SIA Members and Exhibitors

    The SIA Board have been closely monitoring and considering the current situation and the impact of the Covid‐19 pandemic on the upcoming 2021 SIA Trade Show.

    With the current lockdowns through New South Wales, ACT and Greater Melbourne along with various border closures, the SIA Board has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2021 SIA Trade Show scheduled for Canberra in October.

    It is incredibly disappointing to take this action however it has become  clear that it will simply not be possible to hold a face-to-face event of our size in the coming months.

    In the meantime the SIA Office will be putting together a digital catalogue accessible for retail buyers enabling them to make contact with exhibitors for the products that they are seeking. The SIA office will be in contact soon to start this process.

    We look forward to the time when safe to do so when we can come together face to face as an industry.

    The SIA remain committed to supporting our members during these challenging times. We ask that you contact our office with any thoughts, concerns or inquiries, as remaining connected and helping each other through the next 12 months is vital.

    Thank you.


    Edward Fortey


  • 22 July 2021 11:04 AM | Lloyd Green (Administrator)

    The SIA Board is endeavoring to hold the 2021 Trade Show in Canberra as scheduled and are moving forward as per normal to present a Covid Safe event.

    We are presently working on contingencies should an alternative be required but at this point it is business as usual.

    The SIA will update all members as things get closer.

  • 25 March 2020 9:27 PM | Lloyd Green (Administrator)

    Dear SIA Members

    As you are no doubt aware the COVID-19 situation is changing constantly with new rules and directives being put forward by both federal and state governments.

    At this difficult time everyone within the Snowsports Industry is asking the same questions, however at this stage it is simply too early for the resorts to be able to indicate the likelihood of opening this Winter and if they do open to what extent.

    On a positive note we have time on our side. It is currently 13 weeks away from the Victorian June-July School holidays and 14 weeks away from the NSW school holidays. In communication with the resorts (ASAA) we know that they are looking at many possible scenarios for opening this Winter but at this point in time it is simply too far in advance to give any definitive answers. As soon as we have more information we will pass this on to our members ASAP.

    Last week the collective Snowsports Industry launched the ‘Protect our Season’ campaign. We all need to do our bit to encourage everyone to follow the Government measures for limiting the spread of the virus and ‘Flatten the Curve’. The faster this can be achieved the more likely that the resorts can open so please encourage everyone to do the right thing.

    It is imperative that everybody continues to monitor the situation through the official government channels and also seek professional advice from industry professionals including your accountant, banks and financial advisors.

    Communication is key.  Talk to your staff, your suppliers and your customers. In times like this we need to look out for each other and collectively work together.

    We will be in touch as soon as we have any relevant information.

    Kind regards,

    Edward Fortey.

    President, SIA.

  • 25 March 2020 8:17 PM | Lloyd Green (Administrator)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When will the winter season commence in our Australian resorts?

    The honest answer is that we just don’t know. The resorts are currently making arrangements to be ready for the upcoming season whether it be an as scheduled on time Queens birthday June opening or a later date but they are doing everything possible to be able to welcome their guests for the 2020 winter season.

    With the government recommendations changing constantly and the current travel bans and social distance guidelines in place this is totally unknown.

    What can be done about our orders placed with our Australian wholesalers?

    Communication is absolutely key as we are all in this together.

    Talk to your suppliers regarding your upcoming orders as every supplier has different trading terms and conditions.

    What are the various government support packages for small business and do they apply to me?

    You are probably best to contact your accountant, financial institution or financial advisor.

    The Australian Retailers Association website is an excellent source of information https://www.retail.org.au/

    ATO for business: 

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    corona virus information and support for business

    Federal Government Funding Support For Business

    Cash flow assistance for businesses

    Awareness kit for the workplace

    You are responsible for your people and your customers in the workplace. The below poster sets out some simple guidelines for your staff and customers to follow.

    Preventing the spread of(COVID-19)CORONAVIRUS

    Support our Local Retailers

    All of our local Australian retailers need our help more than ever whether it be within our Snowsports family, our local mum and dad bread shop or the guy who sells garden supplies and our local restaurants.

    While the landscape has changed and we might not be able to physically spend time in the stores, we can still order through them ideally not via the Ubers of this world but direct with the stores and have them home deliver or pick up.

  • 18 August 2019 11:25 AM | Lloyd Green (Administrator)

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    In a week when the official snow depth in the Snowy Mountains has hit over the 2 metre mark it is time to think ahead to Trade Show 2019.

    Exhibitor bookings are flowing in strongly.

    This year the SIA are holding a breakfast seminar aimed at all retail and wholesale members on Tuesday 15th October from 7.45am with breakfast supplied.

     Peter James Ryan

    Peter James Ryan is acknowledged as one of Australia's leading retail business and marketing consultants, presenters, authors and industry commentators, backed by over 30 years’ experience working in and on retail businesses.

    The seminar will cover subjects including social media, selling online and price, margins, store layout, branding, retail trends.

    The presentation has been designed for the retail and wholesale space.

    Spaces are limited so booking will be essential (details to follow soon).

    We are looking for feedback on subject matter for Peters presentation to get the most out of the seminar, anyone wishing to have input into the presentation should email the SIA Office with your suggestions. info@siaaustralia.com.au

  • 04 June 2019 11:06 AM | Lloyd Green (Administrator)

    Winter has started early in our alpine areas with good solid snowfalls providing a promising start to 2019.

    Mt Selwyn got a jump on the bigger resorts by opening Thursday 30th May followed by Perisher on the Friday and Mt. Buller on the Saturday 1st June for the opening of their new Bourke St high speed 6 seater chair.

    The fresh snow is sure to be a welcome distraction from the traditional Queens Birthday opening weekend parties.

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  • 25 October 2018 2:45 PM | Lloyd Green (Administrator)

    We hope that you had a successful show and safe trip home.

    The 2018 show was well attended with a positive vibe through the whole week.

    • Day 1 270 attendees from 110 companies
    • Day 2 276 attendees from 122 companies
    • Day 3 175 attendees from 79
    • Day 4 36 attendees from 24 companies
    • We had a total of 427 individuals from 165 companies through the show

    This compares to the following from 2017

    • Day 1 264 attendees from 123 companies
    • Day 2 251 attendees from 83 companies
    • Day 3 161 attendees from 53 companies
    • Day 4 31 attendees from 31 companies
    • 2017 saw 394 individuals from 132 companies

    On behalf of the SIA board we would like to thank all exhibitors who continue to raise the bar when it comes to the displays at the show. The energy and effort put in by exhibitors and their collective staff is appreciated.

    Congratulations again to the various award winners.

    We continue to try to improve the show and look to you the exhibitors to help us improve the show and would appreciate any feedback and suggestions.
    2019 SIA Trade Show
    Monday 14th – Thursday 17th October 2019

  • 13 July 2017 12:53 PM | Lloyd Green (Administrator)

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