The expo is a showcase of what our community has to offer. Our Council is supporting Porirua's small businesses as they are the lifeblood of our community - when we buy local, the money stays local.
If there are more successful local businesses, there will be more revenue and more job opportunities right here in Porirua.
For the Love Local Expo, we are looking for food, craft, information, community groups and business exhibitors. And best of all, participation is free. Please note that this is open to Porirua-based businesses only.
This must-attend event will be held Saturday 15 August at Te Rauparaha Arena, with doors open to the public from 10am to 4pm.
Being an exhibitor gives you your own space to meet and network with the community and display your brand, products, projects and equipment with the maximum exposure to foot traffic.
Within the exhibition area we are encouraging you to be creative in engaging consumer interaction using prize draws and other lead-generating activities.
We will also be running workshops to assist with your Covid-19 recovery. More details to be announced closer to the event.
|Applications close||Friday 31 July 5pm|
|Exhibitor pack in||Friday 14 August 11am to 5pm|
|Exhibitor welcome and breakfast||Saturday 15 August 8.30am to 9.30am|
|Public opening hours||Saturday 15 August 10am to 4pm|
|Pack down||Saturday 15 August 4pm to 6pm|
All organisations/groups must be operated within the Porirua City boundaries to be able to exhibit at the Expo.
Commercial food stalls must obtain and have with them on the day, a current Food Sellers Licence from Porirua City Council, or a copy of a current Food Sellers Licence from another local authority.
Locally crafted and New Zealand made products only
The Expo will go ahead wet or fine.
· Cancellation are required by Friday 7 August
All exhibitors must set up within the allocated times and be ready to go by 9.30am on Saturday 15 August.
During set up and pack down times high vis and covered shoes must be worn.
Booth holders are responsible for cleaning their site and removing any waste and debris.
Booth items may not be stored at the venue and must be removed on Saturday 15 August, unless arranged with the Events Co-ordinator.
No exhibition items may be delivered before Thursday 13 August. We have limited storage space at the Arena.
Exhibitors may not pack down before 4pm on Saturday 15 August – no exceptions.