Visit the real home show in Canberra

2019 exhibitor Rosin Bros in action. The ShowRoom Canberra is on again this weekend to connect a great range of innovative and professional exhibitors with their customers and the community. Photo: Kim Sinclair.
2019 exhibitor Rosin Bros in action. The ShowRoom Canberra is on again this weekend to connect a great range of innovative and professional exhibitors with their customers and the community. Photo: Kim Sinclair.

This is an event that focuses on Canberra's unique design, building and lifestyle and gives participants and visitors the opportunity to create, build, network, learn and be inspired.

The ShowRoom Canberra 2020 is on Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16 from 10am-4pm.

We asked the creative team of festival director Vickii Cotter, director Katherine Dobell, coordinator Lauren Cochrane and event manager Cath Cotter some questions.

Who is the customer?

We see the customer not as one bit of a market segment or a business sector, but as a part of the social and economic network that is the Canberra community, each a creator in their own right.

The customer can wear many hats as design and Industry professionals, buyers, renovators, family and homeowner.

What to experience?

When Canberrans are exploring what Canberra and home means to them, some questions may be:

  • Who are the people who can help me find or design my home
  • What are the best products and services for my family?
  • What does an authentic and sustainable product look like and where can I find it?
  • Beyond the internet, who are the people shaping Canberra, my ideas, my home?

How do products/services solve that problem?

To see the potential for change is the first creative step and to then find the people and institutions to help define, design and deliver that change is the ShowRoom story.

It draws on what Canberra has become, to help people design and build what Canberra will become.

The ShowRoom gives our customers real face-to-face opportunities to connect, collaborate, learn, network and discover, build and grow.

For Canberra industry and business this is a unique way to network with other providers across many industry segments and to expand their business vision to the benefit of the community.

How is it different?

The unique format of The ShowRoom means it differs significantly from other 'home' and expo events both in its mix of participants and its focus on diversity, openness, authenticity and community.

The new ecosystem of products, services and expert lectures go beyond social and economic segments to create a new network both for customers and for business.

The show isn't about industry; instead it's a joined-up vision of Canberra. The network effect works for industry and design professionals, just as it does for those seeking to make or re-make their homes.

Visit Budawang Pavilion, Exhibition Park, corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue in Canberra.

Car parking is free and there are transport links.

See the website theshowroomcanberra.com.au for details about speakers, exhibitors and much more.

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