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Please note that due to the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Australian Government’s recommendation that all non-essential events with gatherings of 100+ people be suspended, SpecTex20 has been postponed.  
The health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees and staff is a priority for STA, as is delivering a successful industry event. With this in mind, we are currently working with all SpecTex20 providers – venues, booth builders, logistics, hotel, speakers, entertainers etc - to reschedule SpecTex for a time that will allow all to to participate and attend without the risk of spreading and contracting Coronavirus. We will be posting updates on this page as we make progress.


If you would like to be on our mailing list to receive updates on SpecTex20 please click here to send us an email with your details. 

Thank you to our wonderful sposors and exhibitors for their continued support through these challenging times. 


           Proudly Sponsored by:


             The largest Australian trade exhibition and conference for the specialised textiles industry known as 'SpecTex'

                              will be taking place in Sydney between Saturday 31st May to Monday 1st June in 2020



Saturday, 30th May till Monday, 1st June 2020
Marine Fabricator Workshop
Monday, 1st June and Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

Doltone House, Darling Island, Sydney, NSW

Plan of Events:
DAY 1 Saturday - 30/05/2020

Expo set up
Optional activity
Welcome reception

DAY 2 Sunday - 31/05/2020
Keynote breakfast presentation
Trade Expo 
Business Sessions
80's Themed Dinner

DAY 3 Monday - 01/06/2020
Trade Expo 
Business Sessions
Marine Fabricator WorkShop
Awards for Excellence Dinner

DAY 4 Tuesday - 02/06/2020
Marine Fabricator Workshop at NSW Tafe


























Accommodation for SpecTex20 has been negotiated with The Star Hotel for all attendees at the rate of $285 per night.  To book click here - be quick though, as this rate will only be available till end of April.


SpecTex20 program and registrations

The full program and online registrations to attend SpecTex20 will be opening mid March - to receive a notification plesae send us an email so tht we can let you know when you can register.


Marine Fabricator Workshop

SpecTex20 will also incorporate the annual Marine Fabricator Workshop which will run from Monday 1st to Tuesday
2nd June and overlap with the last day of SpecTex. This workshop will be purely targeted towards the Marine
devision of our industry.

Trade Exhibition 

SpecTex20, The Australian Textile Trade Event for the industry, is co-ordinated and organised by the Specialised
Textiles Association. Exhibit at SpecTex20 and build brand awareness within the industry whilst discovering new and innovative products. Peruse the Prospectus here for more information.

Join the following exhibitors including:

  • Ricky Richards
  • Hiraoka
  • Mehler Texnologies
  • HVG Fabrics
  • Wax Converters Textiles
  • The Nolan Group
  • Bradmill Outdoor
  • Dasec
  • Defab
  • Pro-Knit Industries
  • Pathfinder Australia Pty Ltd
  • Weathermax
  • Serge Ferrari
  • Bainbridge
  • Aeronaut
  • Stayput Fasteners  
  • Shaw Australia
  • Goodearl and Bailey
  • Shaw 
  • O'sullivan Films

Be apart of the action and network with like minded individuals! Over 50% of the booths have already been
allocated so be quick and book yours today. Check the floor plan (yellowhighlight = taken) and forward the
filled out the form to to secure your space.

Who should exhibit?

Anyone who supplies to the textile industry inlcuding the following suppliers of fabric/textiles, components,
accessories, machineries and services to installers of outdoor covers, awnings, blinds, shade sails and
structures, canopies, dam liners, grain covers, marine covers, tarpaulins, banners, camping annexes, tank
liners, yacht sails and more!


There is still time to sponsor the SpecTex20 event. Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsorship can be taken up
any time. The sooner you sponsor, the more SpecTex20 brand exposure is provided prior to the event. 


  • Promotional material exposure prior and post SpecTex
  • Trade expo and conference sponsorship highlights
  • Recognition throughout Awards Ceremony 

To view the full sponsorship benefits click here or contact us today!

Awards for Recognition 

Join us in celebration of those that work hard to stand out in the specialised textiles industry on the last night
of SpecTex20. The Awards for Recognition takes place during the Awards for Excellence Dinner and 
encompasses the Awards for Excellence, the Young Achievers Award and the Apprentice of the Year Awards.

Awards for Excellence 
The Specialised Textile Association recognises 15 project categories. We encourage businesses to
enter and showcase their technical skills, design excellence and innovation within the industry. Enter here
to put your business forward for the Awards for Excellence at SpecTex20.

Young Achievers Award (YAA)
The purpose of YAA is to acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young members
35 years of age and under. Please nominate your Young Achiever here.

Apprentice of the Year Awards
Entry into the Apprentice of the Year Award is open to ALL apprentices currently enrolled in:

  • Certificate III Manufactured Textile Products
  • Cert III Automotive & Marine Trimming Technology

Find out more about the Apprentice of the Year Awards here.


Useful Links

SpecTex20 Prospectus

SpecTex20 current floor plan

SpecTex20 booking form

Sponsorship benefits and deliverables


Awards for Recognition

Awards for Excellence information

Young Achievers Awards information

Apprentice of the Year Awards information

To find out about more STA engagements view the 2020 Media Kit here.