Case Study

Independent Hardware Group

Independent Hardware Group are the largest independent hardware group in Australia, supporting the leading independent hardware brands Mitre 10 and Home Timber & Hardware along with Hardings, Thrifty-Link Hardware and True Value Hardware.

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Conference & Event for Independent Hardware Group

Orbit World Travel were appointed the Conference & Event organisers and produced a 3-day conference and exhibition for over 2000+ attendees, topped off with a Welcome Dinner extravaganza - subsequently becoming Adelaide's largest private outdoor event.

"With the Independent Hardware Group Expo going to Adelaide for the first time, Orbit were instrumental in  managing our 2000+ participants registration and travel arrangements and accommodation.  Our Independence Dinner was one of the most memorable events of the whole function all in attendance.  Their attention to detail second to none and  they ensured all bases were covered.  We plan on reengaging their services for the next Expo."

-Jodi Watson, Independent Hardware Group

What we did

Organised a 3-Day Conference and Exhibition at the Adelaide Convention Centre, with full event production.

  • Attendees: 2100+
  • 400+ domestic flight arrangements from ports all over Australia
  • Accommodation: 1000 room nights in Adelaide across 15 hotels within a 10 minute walk of the Adelaide Convention Centre
  • Accommodation negotiated rates were $5-$15 cheaper than the average group rate at each hotel and included complimentary WiFi
  • Coordination of all ground transfers
  • Eight individual registration sites to accommodate all registrant types – from delegates, exhibitor/suppliers, guests and staff.  Each site was unique in set up and customised to the event and relevant to the registrant type. Live reporting was downloadable at any time and customised for each registrant category.
  • Name badge generation directly from the registration sites
  • Welcome function 'Independence Dinner' organised outdoors for over 1400 guests

This subsequently and successfully became Adelaide’s largest private event held outdoors. We provided onsite management including 6 onsite Managers & Event staff to manage the event, together with 2 dedicated registration specialists.


Customised registration platforms

Over 2100+ delegates

Negotiated accommodation rates cheaper than group rates

Adelaide's largest private outdoor event


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