Trade Tables

Available to all members at our popular networking events, the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network provides Trade Tables for the purpose of promoting your business to our network of incredible businesswomen.

Renting a trade table space for $100 per event enables you to present your business, products or services by sharing samples, brochures or products that can fit on a trade table, and we encourage you to be there at the table to engage with the network members before and after the event. When you book a trade table, your ticket to the event is also included!

Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network events regularly attract crowds of up to 200 dynamic businesswomen from Sole Traders and Micro Small Business to representatives of Large Corporates. Our trade table initiative provides a forum for all our members to interact at the events and more broadly promote their business or service in an affordable alternative to full partnership or event sponsorship.

Keep an eye out for the trade table availability and bookings on our event pages on the website – www.scbwn.org.au
Browse our FAQs below, and contact coordinator@scbwn.org.au if you have further queries.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I just arrive and set up a display? Unfortunately the answer to this is ‘no’. Due to the popularity and the networks planning requirements to set up tables all spots are required to be pre-booked.

You will need to do some forward planning to attend Our co-ordinator will get some details from you and we will occasionally where possible announce our trade table holders on Social media to enhance your reach.

I am a Member but can’t attend. Can one of my staff run my table?
Yes, they will need to purchase a ticket to the event if they wish to participate in the event.

Your display always will engage others when you build relationships more broadly through connection and conversation; we encourage you to have a representative with your display.

If you can’t attend events personally, you may like to consider upgrading your membership to a corporate level so other staff from your office can attend and wave the flag for your business when you are not able to attend the events yourself.

Can I book Exhibition space for the entire year?
The Trade and Exhibition tables are secured as part of the online event booking process and works on a first in first served basis, but yes.

How do I book my space?
You simply select the ‘Trade Table’ option when booking online to attend an event. If the option is not showing this indicates that all tables are fully booked for that particular event.

What do I get?
The Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network supplies a trestle table (approx. 1.5 metres in length X .8 metres in width) covered in white linen. If you don’t need the whole space, consider partnering with another business woman and sharing your table.

Can I conduct a business card draw from my table?
Yes, you can invite event attendees to enter competitions, draws etc. However, we take the privacy laws very seriously and promote ethical networking practices. So if you intend to use the email addresses or details from the business cards collected at the event, you will need to indicate this to all those entering your competition. You can also ask for the winner to be drawn at the end of the event and prize given at the event.

Can I hang my or my banner posters etc on walls?
No, a Trade Table Space is just that – the table. The floor and wall space around the room is the sponsorship right of our partners and sponsors. Please do not bring freestanding signs and banners.

Can I sell products from my Trade Table?
Yes, you certainly can and are encouraged to do so. Please also note that most guests will not have cash on them so for this to work well for you bringing your own credit card facilities would enhance your sales.

What if I would prefer to demonstrate my services opposed to setting up a Table?
The Network is all about supporting our members and fellow businesswomen in a professional way and we understand that some businesses require demonstration to properly communicate the product or service offering. We encourage members to maximise the results of their promotional activities by the best means suited to their business. So, never shy away from discussing with us what you have in mind. We are open to the opportunities and wonderment of business and may be open to extending the reach for this.

Can I have access to power?
Depending on the venue we cannot guarantee access to power. Please just ask us prior to the event and we will see what is possible. If power is available, you will need to arrive early to ensure you select a table that has close proximity to the available power. You will also need to supply your own extension cord, duct tape and double adapters.

Do I receive confirmation?
Yes, you will receive an email confirming and reminding you about your booking.

What if I have changed my mind and wish to cancel?
Yes you may as there is often a waiting list and therefore, we need to give adequate time to the next person on the waiting list to prepare their display. If you do not give seven (7) working days notice you will be invoiced for the cancellation fee of $50.00.

Have more questions?
If you have further questions regarding our Trade Table offering, or you wish to book in a trade table, please contact our Events Chair or Coordinator via email: coordinator@scbwn.org.au