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Conferences & Roadshows

Yearly Conference

The annual Conference and Trade Show held in March each year give members the opportunity to:

  • Network with other booksellers and key supplier representatives

  • Develop skills through training and best-practice sessions

  • See a huge range of upcoming titles and other products at the Trade Exhibition

  • To have their say in Leading Edge Books and industry issues and initiatives

  • To catch with old friends and make new ones of the social events

  • Celebrate the winners of the Leading Edge Books Bookstore of the Year: Metro & Regional, and Publisher & Small Publisher of the Year


Our conferences are designed to inspire, motivate, educate, build relationships and share real life successes.

The Indie Book Awards category winners and overall Book of Year are announced at the annual Awards dinner.

State Roadshows

The annual state roadshows are held in July and are free of charge to members of Leading Edge. All major Australian suppliers use the roadshows to present the best new Christmas releases for independents, enabling stores to make purchasing decisions for this most important trading period.

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