2020 Event Update
Integrate 2020 officially cancelled until 2021
After many weeks of monitoring the evolving situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19), talking to the industry and consulting with our partners, and in compliance with government restrictions, we have made the difficult decision that Integrate 2020 will no longer take place on 19 -21 August 2020 at the ICC Sydney. Integrate will next take place from 24 – 26 August 2021, in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The success, as well as the safety, of our exhibitors and visitors, has always been our priority and this continues to be the case.
For more detailed information regarding the postponement, please read the full statement from Diversified Communications here.
Why did Integrate get cancelled after it was postponed?
We made the decision to officially cancel Integrate 2020 as a result of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, to be in line with the advice and predictions from the Australian Government. Integrate and Diversified Communications Australia, are conscious of our responsibility to contribute to a reduction in the spread of the virus and we prioritise the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners and staff.
While we had hoped, and worked hard, to be able to secure a new date for the 2020 event in Q4, following industry feedback and the prospect of increasing restrictions, it became clear that continuing to run the event would cause the industry more damage than good.
Both the current and likely future environment of economic hardships, travel, spending freezes, and uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 virus made it clear to us and our partners that not proceeding with Integrate 2020 was the best decision at this time.
What happens now?
It is fortunate that we live in an age of technology that allows us to conduct business remotely, and in this new social distancing world we are in, we will look to build on our already established and successful digital communications to help you continue to connect to the AV industry.
While it will not be the same as experiencing Integrate in person, we are committed to serving our industry by working hard to help cover the void left by the cancellation. We ask for your patience during this unprecedented and still rapidly evolving situation and we’ll be contacting you soon once we have a better idea of the new channels we have in place.
You can also check this website for future updates about Integrate and new engagement opportunities as they become available.
Looking ahead, we invite you to mark your calendars for Integrate 2021 in Melbourne when we will have the opportunity to connect in person.
Integrate 2021: 24-26 August
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
What do I do if someone tries to sell me the Integrate databases and visitor lists?
This is a scam and you should ignore them. Integrate operates under strict data privacy laws, and we do not share our visitor or any other internal data with unauthorised third parties.
Any communication you may receive offering you to rent/buy or download our visitor or exhibitor contacts is a scam and should be deleted. We are currently exploring legal avenues to shut down these practices.
I’m an exhibitor and/or sponsor, can I expect a refund?
For all exhibitors and sponsors, who have transferred payments to Diversified Communications Australia for the 2020 event, we intend to comply with the Exhibiting Terms and Conditions, which you can view here.
We are also offering current exhibitors the ability to transfer their existing credit towards the below:
(a) the option to credit or part credit, any current deposits to secure your location towards the 2021 event (holding on to 2020 rates)
(b) credit towards digital and virtual opportunities to connect with your target audience
(c) bespoke solutions – tailored to your needs.
Due to the unprecedented nature of the situation, we ask for your patience as we work through the timing and details of these processes.
I plan on exhibiting at Integrate 2021 in Melbourne. What’s next?
We encourage all exhibitors to transfer their existing or remaining credit towards securing their space at the 2021 event in Melbourne.
The process will be similar to our onsite booking process where we will work with you to secure a stand similar to your current location in 2020. This allows all existing 2020 exhibitors to have the first right of refusal on their 2021 stand. Existing exhibitors will also have priority access to stand movements, before we open the floorplan to the wider market.
Are there any incentives for Integrate 2020 Exhibitors?
Yes! We are freezing the 2020 rates for any 2020 exhibitors who wish to book a space in 2021.
Regardless of whether you have chosen to transfer all of your credit or some of it, in order to take up digital and bespoke promotional opportunities this year, we want to support our loyal 2020 exhibitors and thank you for your continued support.
You will also get priority space selection before we open the 2021 floorplan up to the wider market.
Where and when is the event being held?
While Integrate was originally scheduled to be held at the ICC Sydney from 19-21 August 2020, due to the unprecedented events surrounding COVID-19 we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the event.
We will be announcing new dates soon. For the most up to date information please click here
Who can attend?
Integrate is a trade only event for the professional, commercial and residential AV and Systems Integration industry as well as live event production professionals, including broadcast, and IT end users looking to procure product. Professionals who source, recommend, specify or make purchase decisions for AV and IT solutions for their business are also welcome to attend Integrate.
Is there an entrance fee?
Entry to the Integrate exhibition is free to all industry professionals if you register online. If you do not pre-register there is a $25.00 charge on the door.
If you wish to attend the Education Program, you must purchase an education pass. You can choose between a 3-day, 2-day or 1-day pass depending on your availability.
Can I register colleagues too?
Yes, if you know the details of your colleague(s) you can add them to your registration at the bottom of the first page. This will copy your company details and make it easier for you to manage.
If you would like to add your colleagues at a later date, simply email their details to email@example.com.
I want to book a stand
Can international visitors attend Integrate?
All international visitors need to apply for a business visa. The passport which you hold will determine whether you can apply online, or if you need to lodge a paper-based application. Click here for more information.
Applications need to be made well in advance at the Australian Embassy in your country or in some cases can be made online. For more information visit the Department of Immigration website.
Please note that the organisers DO NOT provide visa invitation letters to international visitors.
Can children attend?
As this is a business event for those people working in the industry, we ask visitors not to bring anyone under the age of 15 to the show. The exception is infants under one year old that cannot be separated from their primary caregiver. If you bring an infant we strongly recommend that you carry them in a baby harness due to crowds (strictly no prams or shopping trolleys allowed at the show). This applies to the children of both visitors and exhibitors. Under no circumstances are any children permitted into the exhibition halls during Move In and Move Out of the show.
Can students attend?
Students are welcome at Integrate, however they are required to pre-register online or have prior consent from the Integrate team. Only students studying a related course will qualify for entry.