With the most-awaited tech events of Australia approaching soon in 2018, we cannot wait for the unfolding of some of the most exciting tech inventions off-late. Popularly known as “TGE”, this exhibition showcases the latest gadgets while it introduces you to the numerous brands, allows you to interact and offers a peek into what’s launching next.
This is a once in a year opportunity for the tech freaks across the world to get a glimpse of some of the exquisite inventions of the year at one location. It’s a podium especially for startups to showcase their best innovation and technology across a wide range of industries that has the potential to change the world. Here you have the freedom to not just watch, but get demonstrations, gather more info, test the products and even buy from the wide range of latest tech and gadgets.
So, while TGE invites everyone including individuals, families, kids, and even businesses for an out of world experience at their expo, we will take a quick tour of the features and other aspects of this most coveted event in Melbourne, Australia.
How to visit Australia?
To start with, if you are travelling from abroad for this expo, you must have an ETA to visit Australia without which you won’t be allowed to enter the country. An ETA Australia or Electronic Travel Authority as the name suggests, is a license to enter Australia. This authorisation is electronically linked to your passport and is mandatory for any foreign national without a visa who wants to travel to Australia. It is mainly intended for those who are planning for a brief stay in the country for travelling or business purpose that includes contractual agreements, taking part in a conference, or business analysis. Moreover, you can also avail of the ETA Visa for study purpose not exceeding 3 months, visit friends and relatives, take a tour of the country in all freedom, and to look for work such as, attending workshops.
Please note, that ETA is not equivalent to a work visa and so, if you intend to build a full throttle career in Australia you would need a proper visa. You can click here and get your ETA Visa in convenient steps with complete assistance.
Now, coming back to the Expo you must wondering what’s in it for you Well, there is indeed a lot. Let’s see..
What’s in it for you?
Australia’s largest tech fair boasts a large list of industries participating in the event.
- Gaming, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality(AR).
- Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
- 3D Printing & Robotics and Automation.
- Land and Water invention.
- STEM Education.
- Home, health and Lifestyle.
- Solar or Electric Transport.
The feature areas are not yet announced and should be released soon.
Looking back at the TGE event in 2017
While the TGE 2018 preparations are still on and in the process of completing their exhibitor list, let’s take a walk down the memory lane of this year’s expo in August. the TGE event in 2017 made us feel how hard it is to keep with the ever-evolving tech industry. More than 70 businesses participated in the fair that was scheduled for two consecutive days in August this year.
It was twice the size of the 2016 expo they say, and the focus was majorly on VR and AR developments. According to experts, IKEA, the new technology, was in major demand this year as it enables users to view how the selected furniture or accessories would appear in their home without needing them to leave it any point.
Some of the popular gadgets in the 2017 TGE expo were
- Phoria (VR and AR brand).
- evaLight by Evapolar that purifies air, humidifies, and even promises to chill.
- iFetch, a device to supervise your pooch when alone at home.
- Swiss digital backpack that features a Bluetooth speaker and LED lights.
- WomBot 3D Printer that offers a superior level of 3D printing experience.
Looking at the augmented level of technology this year, we wonder how big it would be in 2018. Let’s move onto the event details and how to get into the world of tech.
Important Ticketing Notes:
-You can use the One Day Pass tickets on any one of the days at the expo, while two Day Pass tickets can be used for both the days at the expo.
-Tickets purchased in advance are non-refundable however, are can be transferred to others in case.
-No entry allowed with duplicate tickets.
-Children below the age of 15 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
-Entry free for children below the age of 2 and so, do not require a ticket.
– Any discount codes or coupons for this even can be redeemed only online with validity upto Friday 18 August 2017.
You can keep track of the further details like the schedules, exhibitor list, and featured areas on the official web page of the TGE. But, if you want to know more about Australia before you actually show up at the expo, there could be no better place than this to get detailed knowledge.
Data and Facts
- Opening Date and Times – 13th and 14th October
- Opening Hours – 10am to 5pm
- Venue – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
2 Clarendon Street, Southbank
- Organizer –
20 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, 3006 Melbourne
Phone: +61 (1)300266685
Phone: 1300 266 685
Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006
While it was all about Drones and electric cars in 2016, and AR and VR in 2017, it’s yet to see what the TGE 2018 expo has in store for the technology lovers. So, as you get ready for more of the amazing technology, experience, and the inspiration at the expo, do not forget to get your ETA for Australia for a hassle-free tour.