About the Expo & PDT Forum

Established as one of Australia’s leading professional events for the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector, the 7th annual Early Years Conference & Expo will be returning to the Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Gardens & Event Centre in Sydney, 6th – 8th April 2018.

Supported by leading associations and organisations, the Early Years Conference & Expo brings together participants from all over Australia, which represent all types of services involved with ECEC, including:

  • Long Day Care
  • Family Day Care
  • Kindergarten / Preschool
  • Occasional & Outside School Hours Care

The Conference Program

The Early Years Conference & Expo program commences on the Friday evening with the Leaders Forum, which is specifically for Owners, Management and Leaders of ECEC services. The Leaders Forum features an invited speaker, and is then followed by an informal networking function where particpants can network with other services from the sector, and also meet exclusively with sponsors and exhibitors in the expo showcasing the latest support, services and products available in ECEC.

Saturday and Sunday features amazing keynote speakers, a wide variety of professional development workshops, and information sessions. As with previous years, there is a selection of workshops over the weekend which are specifically for providers, management and those in positions of leadership, and workshops which are also for the professional devleopment of early childhood teacers, educational leaders & educators.

An informal networking function is also held on the Saturday evening within the expo where delegates*, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors to promote discussion and build important relationships over drinks and nibbles.

*Networking Function is available to delegates who have registered for specific passes. Please see the registration page to find out what’s included for each available pass.

The Expo

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the sponsors and exhibitors, as without their support the Early Years Conference & Expo would not be possible.

The expo is an important part of the event, which allows delegates and visitors to meet, and interact with sponsors and exhibitors showcasing the latest products, and services to support ECEC services, personal, career, and professional development. Substantial breaks, and catering* served in the exhibition area, allos plenty of opportunity to explore the expo.