Adventure Travel Expo sale finalised

June 25th, 2014 | | industry

Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 9.30.16 pmAfter 8 fantastic years owning and running the Adventure Travel & Backpackers expo series, Andrew Paltridge has announced yesterday that the business has been sold to OFM Exhibitions Pty Ltd  – a Sydney based, family owned business with vast experience in event management.

A message on the ‘Adventure Travel Expo’ facebook page said “It has been an amazing journey for  me and my family over the last 8 years. Not only have  I learnt so much about the running  of a complex event and marketing business during  exciting, changing times – but I have  also made many lifelong friends as well.”

 “I will continue working on the expo series in a consulting role up until the Sydney expo in  November.”

Stephen Choularton and the team from OFM Exhibitions have some exciting plans to take  the expo series to the next phase of its life and I look forward with anticipation to developments. OFM is Sydney’s largest operator of outdoor markets, this involves organizing some 700 event days a year.  In addition they have promoted and organized many one off special events such as The Rising Tide Music Festival and the Double Bay Festival, an event that brings 70,000 people into Double Bay each year. 

The Byte caught up with Stephen this morning.”We’re very excited about the acquisition and becoming involved with the tourism sector – our expertise through OFM’s current events schedule will no doubt help the development of this long standing event” “We will look to increase the number of attendees and hopefully the number of events in the schedule to other major cities”  He said.
“We are committed to an alternate view of the world through organic food and health living and adventure travel fits in well with this.  Our social networking activities will talk to the expo’s demography.”
Stephen is available on