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The  Specialised Textiles Association (STA) is going back to Western Australia to showcase the textiles of the future with SpecTex18.

SpecTex18 is the trade exhibition and conference which will bring together all the specialised textiles industry – Fabricators, Installers, Manufacturers and Suppliers.

It has been over a decade since the Specialised Textiles Association has held an expo or conference in WA. Our WA members and industry at large are anxious for us to set up shop next year in their backyard.  

WA’s Fremantle was chosen as the location to host SpecTex18 as it is only 30minutes from the Perth CBD and as is located against a backdrop of the best preserved 19th century port streetscape in the world. A day out in Fremantle is an eclectic and eccentric blend of fabulous artisanal food, handcrafted beers, great coffee, quirky boutiques and a lively music and arts scene. There will not be a shortage of activities to immerse yourself in while in Fremantle.

The program for the social and business side of SpecTex18 is being researched at the moment and will be released in early 2018.  You can expect to see lots of business and social activities which will include the welcome reception on Saturday 26th May, Theme dinner on Sunday 27th and Awards dinner on Monday 28th May – with lots happening before the official start and in between.

The venue, where SpecTex18 will be taking place, is The Esplanade Hotel located on the Fremantle foreshore. The trade exhibition area is located on the ground floor which has direct street access making it an easy process to move in larger exhibit items and/or crates.  The floor plan has taken into consideration the varying needs of our exhibitor members and allows for an easy flow of visitors throughout the floor. 

The trade exhibition will be open to visitors on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th May.  The actual open times have been considered in order to allow for ample time on the trade floor as well as business and social activities. Open times for visitors to the trade expo will be as follows:

Sunday 27th May and Monday 28th May:  

  • 10am to 1pm with morning tea and lunch being served in the trade exhibition area
  • 2pm to 4pm with afternoon tea served in the trade exhibition area


In between open times to the trade exhibition, business sessions and social activities will be taking place – thus allowing lots of opportunity for all our exhibitors to participate in the full program throughout both days.

Sponsorship and Exhbiitor opportunites are now available click here to download the full prospectus     

Click here to view the booking ofrm and floor plan only.                                                                                       

We invite you to  support for the industry that underpins your business by exhibiting and, or sponsoring SpecTex18.

For furhter information, contact Ana on 03 9521 2114 or email.