MORE than 140 businesses got involved in Rockhampton's largest home and travel show, and now the event is throwing open the gates to any new businesses to capitalise on the show.
The Rockhampton Home Show, Caravan and Camping Expo was launched late last week, with new site plans for the huge trading extravaganza at the city's showgrounds in August.
Dozens of businesses that were involved in the expo last year have already signed up for the three-day event.
Event organiser Bob Carroll said more than 13,000 people were likely to come through the gates to see all the latest in camping, caravanning, and outdoor living supplies.
With the huge growth of mining and resources industries in the region, he said there had already been a rush of return retailers looking to capitalise on the growth.
Mr Carroll said: "This event is very timely because it will serve to introduce local companies and retailers to newcomers in the region.
"The housing and building industry is looking very healthy, as is the tourism industry of Rockhampton, and this event is a key one for those industries."
The expo will be held on August 24 to 26 at the Rockhampton Showgrounds.
For information on how to exhibit at the event visit: www.rockhamptonhomeshow.com.au
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Businesses can now sign up to be a part of the home show.
It will be held at Rockhampton Showgrounds in August this year.