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For Retailers

The FAB Event is open to all Australian independent retailers in the apparel and textiles industries. The August event will once again offer significant merchandise buying opportunities. This is the major industry trade show you simply cannot afford to miss.

Additional Benefits for FrontLine Members

Through FrontLine’s commitment to deliver additional benefit to its members, all exhibiting suppliers will deliver additional terms and savings above their trade event offering. Non-affiliated independent retailers are welcome to enquire about FrontLine membership as means of accessing additional terms.

FABE Event Open Days

Sunday 26th August 2018 9.00am – 6.00pm

Monday 27th August2018 9.00am – 2.00pm

Online Registration

Click one of the following buttons to register for FABE

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Online Workshops

Not sure where to start with Online Retail? Come see the FrontLine Stores Digital Team to see how your website and marketing could be improved.

Team: James Lewis, Alex Girgis, Alex Poulopoulos

When: Sunday 26th & 27th August at FABE

Time: Available all day

Where: FrontLine Stores Corporate Stand, 243


Digital Seminar

Topic: TBA

Speakers: TBA

When: Sunday 26th August, 2018

Time: TBA

Where: FABE, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
2 Clarendon Street, Melbourne (Door 6)

How to get there

  • TRAM – from the City

Catch any of the following trams and get off at the stop on the corner of Normanby Road & Clarendon Street. This is located between the MCEC & the Crown Entertainment complex.

    Route 96 – St Kilda
    Route 109 – Port Melbourne
    Route 12 – St Kilda

For further tram timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website.

TIP: Tickets for the tram MUST be pre-purchased. MYKI public transport cards can be bought at most 7-Eleven stores or at the train stations.


Take any train that goes to Southern Cross Station. Get off at Southern Cross Station and catch tram number 96, 109 or 12 as above.

For further train timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website.

  • BUS

The SkyBus transports visitors directly from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross train station.
Bus route 237 operates from Queen Victoria Market, via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street South Wharf from Monday to Friday. Lorimar Street is approximately a five minute walk to MCEC. There is also a coach pick up/drop off point at Bay 1, Convention Centre Place (closest to DFO South Wharf).

For further bus timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website.

  • CAR

If you’re driving to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, there is paid parking located off Normany Road underneath the venue.

  • TAXI

Ask the taxi driver to drop you off at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC. There is a cab rank located on the Clarendon Street entrance to catch on for the ride home.

Cocktail Party

Date: Sunday 26th August2018
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Location: Clarendon Rooms, Level 5, MCEC

The Cocktail Party is for Members and Exhibitors that participate at the event. This FREE function will allow Members, Exhibitors and the FrontLine Team the opportunity to network in an informal and relaxed environment.

PLEASE NOTE: numbers are limited so register early and you won’t miss out!

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