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News and Events April 2022

There is lots happening in April 2022. We’ve rounded up the news and events for the upcoming month.

Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow - this weekend!

The Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow is back for another year. This year’s Supershow features over 75 manufacturers and 90 accessories exhibitors. The show started on Wednesday and finishes on Wednesday. It’s return to the Melbourne Showgrounds is pleasing as it offers visitors several options on how to get there, either by tram, train or car. Parking is available at Flemington Racecourse.

Hema Maps will be exhibiting again this year, so come on down and say hello to the team at stand #321 (near the food stands on the central oval). Lots of Supershow specials on offer.

Tickets available at https://caravanshow.com.au/Tickets 

Online tickets only, no ticket sales at the gate.
 

Mundi Mundi Festival

The inaugural Mundi Mundi Bash Music Festival is set to rock Broken Hill on April 21-23. The music festival will feature big names such as Paul Kelly, Kate Ceberano, Shannon Noll, The Radiators and Mark Gable. This is the first Mundi Mundi (moved from last year due to COVID restrictions) and is from the same organisers as the Big Red Bash.

The festival will be the largest ever event staged in outback New South Wales. 

Hema Maps will be attending as an exhibiting party, with lots of festival specials on offer. Make sure you come and say hello to the team during the 3 day event.

 

Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow

The Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow is the biggest and best showcase of all things caravan and camping in NSW. This 6 day event will be held from Tuesday the 19th to Sunday the 24th of April at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney. This show is the place to come for all the latest models of moterhomes, campervans, caravans and camper trailers including the newest and best equipment on the market. Come and connect with industry experts and gain key knowledge ready as you plan your next adventure. 

Hema Maps will be exhibiting their latest products this year on the ARB stand.

To buy tickets head to https://www.supershow.com.au/

 

The Stawell Gift

The Stawell Gift, returns to Central Park April 16-18, 2022 over the Easter long weekend with three action-packed days of elite athletic racing. Marking its 140th year of racing, the Stawell Gift remains one of the richest footraces in the world, and continues to be a prominent event on the Australian sporting calendar.

The Stawell Gift Carnival attracts athletes from all over the world, providing an opportunity to showcase their raw talent, skill, and speed to a national audience.

All of the action starts on Easter Saturday with the heats of the Powercor Stawell Gift and the Change our Game Women’s Gift.

Easter Monday is finals day, the pinnacle in Australian professional running. With a full day of elite running leading into the Change our Game Women’s Gift and Australia’s oldest and richest short distance running race, the Powercor Stawell Gift. There’s no bigger day as Central Park comes alive to celebrate.

 

The Field to Forest Festival

The Field to Forest Festival will take place in April 2022 in Oberon, New South Wales. The event will showcase the food and wine available in the region, and will include several 4WD tag along tours, foraging tours and workshops with experts.

4WD Foraging Tours - 2 –29 April - For those new to foraging, be treated to a great 4WD trip to some of the more remote areas of the forests, where identification and foraging are at their best. There are morning and afternoon itinerary options that allow you to forage, collect, photograph or cook up in the wild.  Tours depart from the Oberon Visitor Information https://www.detouradventures.com.au/

 

Caravan peak industry body sees encouraging trend of women entering senior leadership

Caravan Industry Association of Australia recently held its annual elections with a welcome change of gender composition amongst the National Board.

Historically, the camping industry has been dominated by men in senior positions of leadership and customer facing sales and service, both within industry businesses and representative bodies — but this is changing and quickly.

Australia’s largest companies in even the most male-dominated industry sectors have welcomed women into the boardroom and senior leadership roles. There are now no ASX-200 companies who do not have at least one female board member in their ranks. 

At the recently held Caravan Industry Association of Australia Annual Board Elections, three of the six announced board members were women: Kate Meldrum (COO of Tourism Holdings Australia), Nikki Milne (CEO of Tasman Holiday Parks), and Margaret Shannon (GM of Tiona Holiday Park and Future Leaders Committee Chair). These additions brought the total to four out of nine board members, which is well above the 26.8% average (2018-19) of female directors in the non-public sector as reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the Gender Indicators report. This was on the back of nearly 50% of all nominations received being women. 

Importantly, each successful board member received her place on the board based solely on merit rather than a forced quota.

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