Published on December 11th 2017 in


Australasia’s largest automotive parts and business essentials buying group, Capricorn, has capped off another busy year of social events with a series of their sold-out exclusive Gala Dinner and Tradeshows held across Australia and New Zealand.

These annual events continue to be the social highlight of the year for Capricorn Members across Australia and New Zealand. They are held at prestigious venues in each major city to cater for the vast number of Members who take part. The five-star evening is very limited in formalities but high on social interaction, fun and first-class entertainment that is provided by an event MC, nationally renowned comedian and superb live music. A total of 4,480 attendees enjoyed the various Capricorn Gala Dinner and Tradeshows across Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, the Gold Coast and Perth. The Perth dinner surpassed 1,100 attendees with Melbourne and the Gold Coast events at over 900 attendees each.

The tradeshow component enables business interaction in a fun, informal and highly social atmosphere between Capricorn’s Preferred Suppliers and Members. Conducted during the afternoon prior to the major Capricorn Gala Dinner, the tradeshows have grown significantly over recent years with an average of 50 exhibitors, providing attendees with Bonus Reward Point giveaways, new product demonstrations, interactive experiences such as a Formula One racing simulator and a host of great prizes. The Melbourne, Adelaide and Gold Coast events even had several classic, modified and motor racing vehicles on display.

In addition to the annual Gala Dinner and Tradeshows, Capricorn hosts several other events throughout the year, all designed to bring like-minded Members together in enjoyable atmospheres. These events place faces-to-names, while also enabling Members to keep up to date on the latest industry news from Capricorn and its Preferred Suppliers.

There is an event almost every week across Australia and New Zealand ranging from the Gala Dinner and Tradeshows, BBQs, Golf Days, Lunch and Learns along with playing host at the Clipsal 500 Supercars in Adelaide each year.

In a tradition that has continued across the four-and-a-half-decade history of Capricorn, the biennial Capricorn Conventions also bring Capricorn Members together in various fantastic world locations and the 2018 convention is set to be Capricorn’s best yet. Capricorn will be taking a total of 750 attendees to their 2018 Convention, the first ever to be held in Europe. They will be heading to Salou in Spain from May 13 to 20 for what is sure to be an unforgettable Capricorn Convention.

According to Capricorn Group CEO, Greg Wall, the success of Capricorn’s range of social Member events continues to exceed all expectations. “The best way to describe Capricorn’s schedule of social Member events each year is that they are the glue that contributes significantly to keeping our cooperative structure strong. These events encourage networking both with our suppliers but also amongst themselves, with the major focus being to have a great time together. We are delighted with the constant increase in popularity of our social events and look forward to conducting more, headed by our sold-out Capricorn Convention in Spain,” Mr Wall stated.

Industry Partners