July 13, 2022 | By Joyce DiMascio

About 70 companies representing Australia makers and designers will be showcased at a new trade exhibition to be launched at Sydney Olympic Park in August.

It has been created by International Exhibition & Conference Group Pty Ltd (IEC Group), a privately owned Australian company headed by Marie Kinsella.

Research produced by Roy Morgan in 2020 shows that since the pandemic started there has been a surge in the desire to purchase Australian-made.

CEO of Roy Morgan Michele Levine says 93 per cent of Australians are more likely to buy a product that is made in Australia, up 6 per cent from 2019.

The Made in Australia Trade Fair is aiming to attract 2,000 buyer at the trade-only event on Sunday August 14 and Monday August 15.

“The Show is curated with careful consideration of the companies exhibiting – especially regarding their Australian made status,” said IEC Group founder Marie Kinsella.

“The Made in Australia Show offers a professional platform for buyers to find genuine Australian made products and facilitate sustainable relationships within the industry. The major categories on display will include homewares, fashion, kids, beauty, and lifestyle with more being added daily.”

Entry is free but registration is required. The show is not open to the public.