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Title: Oz: Electronex 2019 This Week
Post by: EEVblog on September 09, 2019, 10:28:08 am
Reminder, it's on this week in Melbourne.
https://www.electronex.com.au/ (https://www.electronex.com.au/)
Title: Re: Oz: Electronex 2019 This Week
Post by: digsys on September 09, 2019, 10:49:25 am
I'll be there. Mainly to see if there's anyone left in OZ, or just agents / distributors. Most likely more influx of overseas (china etc) agents looking for OZ foothold.
Hoping to find at least one gem :-)
Title: Re: Oz: Electronex 2019 This Week
Post by: knapik on September 09, 2019, 11:11:51 am
Cool, I might go and check it out then. The registration asks for so much invasive information though, I wonder if they would like my first born child as well. ???
Title: Re: Oz: Electronex 2019 This Week
Post by: EEVblog on September 10, 2019, 08:44:14 am
Cool, I might go and check it out then. The registration asks for so much invasive information though, I wonder if they would like my first born child as well. ???

There might be a lot of Marty McFly and Doc Brown's attending  ;D
Title: Re: Oz: Electronex 2019 This Week
Post by: digsys on September 11, 2019, 06:11:13 am
Quick summary report -
Well, a heck of a lot smaller than previous years - the term "phone booth size" comes to mind :-)
Nothing spectacular new, many "oldies" there - was good to catch up, but at least it wasn't 60% "fly-ins" looking for agents. Worth it for me, just to see who was still around :-)
Title: Re: Oz: Electronex 2019 This Week
Post by: knapik on September 11, 2019, 06:33:05 am
I'm planning to go to tomorrow's event as I was too busy today to attend.
Title: Re: Oz: Electronex 2019 This Week
Post by: digsys on September 11, 2019, 06:49:31 am
Even stopping and having a long talk at ~ 5-6 booths, It was less than 1 hr total ! I did get some freebies, so can't complain :-)
Title: Re: Oz: Electronex 2019 This Week
Post by: EEVblog on September 11, 2019, 12:34:30 pm
What could they add to get more people in I wonder?

That reminds me, I need to organise another EEVblog meetup.
Title: Re: Oz: Electronex 2019 This Week
Post by: wilfred on September 11, 2019, 12:36:02 pm
What could they add to get more people in I wonder?

That reminds me, I need to organise another EEVblog meetup.
Arduinos?
Title: Re: Oz: Electronex 2019 This Week
Post by: digsys on September 11, 2019, 01:48:31 pm
Quote from: EEVblog
What could they add to get more people in I wonder? ... 
Well, one thing that a few people mentioned was the ridiculous high cost of a stall area, which were pretty small. Many had to share with 2-4 others as they said it just wasn't worth the costs, which they would never likely recover. Having been involved in exhibitions a few times, the high costs were ALWAYS an important consideration.
But back then, turnovers / profits were much higher, so didn't factor in as much. Yup, things have changed a lot.
Title: Re: Oz: Electronex 2019 This Week
Post by: EEVblog on September 12, 2019, 10:12:52 am
Quote from: EEVblog
What could they add to get more people in I wonder? ... 
Well, one thing that a few people mentioned was the ridiculous high cost of a stall area, which were pretty small. Many had to share with 2-4 others as they said it just wasn't worth the costs, which they would never likely recover. Having been involved in exhibitions a few times, the high costs were ALWAYS an important consideration.
But back then, turnovers / profits were much higher, so didn't factor in as much. Yup, things have changed a lot.

IIRC the smallest stall was like $5k, I got mine for free a couple of times because they were left over and unused anyway (and I gave them free media coverage).
Title: Re: Oz: Electronex 2019 This Week
Post by: Brumby on September 12, 2019, 12:45:23 pm
DMM - Now we know what that really stands for: Dave: Media Mogul!
Title: Re: Oz: Electronex 2019 This Week
Post by: IconicPCB on September 15, 2019, 01:39:56 am
Organise the next one in Brisbane...

Title: Re: Oz: Electronex 2019 This Week
Post by: Kerlin on November 03, 2019, 08:42:55 pm
Then a hoard of oldies will turn up, could become a pensioners convention.