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Episode 72: Marie Kinsella | Global Sourcing Expo bringing 350+ Suppliers to Australia this July & November

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In this episode, I speak with Marie Kinsella, the CEO of the International Exhibition & Conference Group.

As former Managing Director and Founder of Australian Exhibitions & Conferences Marie commenced in the events industry in 1989.

Today as the CEO of the International Exhibition & Conference Group, Marie and her team conduct approximately 8 major trade shows annually.

One of those is the Global Sourcing Expo coming up in Sydney in July and Melbourne in November.

During our chat Marie and I dive into:

The benefits of attending the Global Sourcing expo, such as:

  • Accessing over 350 Suppliers from small to large scale manufacturers, right here on our doorstep in Australia
  • Exploring new and Innovative Supply Chain Solutions 
  • Develop & Source new products and categories
  • Expand your Network & Connect with Industry

We also discuss who should attend, how to navigate the expo, opportunities to exhibit, shifts in the sourcing landscape, the expo’s global seminar series offering access to a dynamic line-up of industry thought leaders and changemakers, free workshops and so much more.

For those who are committed to delivering optimal business results, the Global Sourcing Expo is a MUST on the annual calendar.

By attending and becoming informed, you will not only become equipped on a Global Sourcing Level, but you will also continue to increase your knowledge bank on a responsible business journey, and together we can collectively continue to drive positive change in the fashion industry.

Download our FREE Navigating The Global Sourcing Expo Checklist

Register to Visit and book your Seminar Tickets at:


Ready to level up to a new phase of growth and expansion?

Elizabeth founded fashion consultancy Fashion Equipped in 2012 to expand the reach and potential of the Australian industry. Backed by decades of experience in all aspects of the business, and passionate about entrepreneurship, growth and the power of community, Elizabeth delivers fashion consulting, mentorship and online learning to hundreds of businesses and counting. From buying, product development, sales and sourcing, to strategic planning, marketing and team management, our expert line-up of industry insiders are committed to sharing their knowledge, networks and passion - to empower you to build a thriving fashion business.

Elizabeth's next availability for consulting is September 2023. Feel free to reach out to her directly at 

Consulting is suited to brands that are already trading and ready to work on their strategic growth plans. 


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If you are a startup who wants to make the Fashion Business your Business – then head to our website and watch the replay of our last Info Session & QA. Our ‘Start Your Fashion Business' programme is open online, so if you would like to join our community jump straight in!


It takes finely tuned business skills to make it in fashion, but mindset also plays a huge role. This is why mentorship is an essential ingredient to success – few can guide you on this path better than those who’ve already walked it and our deeply experienced mentors are here to help you navigate the business while building a strong mindset. 

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