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Published on September 24th, 2009 | by


Down Under Live delivers for visitors and exhibitors in Birmingham

Over 1300 people visited Birmingham over the weekend, looking for help and advice on moving to Australia and New Zealand.

The show, held at the National Motorcycle Museum, provided visitors with a wealth of independent information and advice on making the move of a lifetime – a move which more than 170,000 Britons will make this year alone. Australia is still in desperate need of migrants to fill critical skill shortages, and it is expected that this need will grow as an ageing population and state growth targets fuel more migration from the UK.

Amongst the exhibitors at the event were the state government of Western Australia, recruitment companies, financial experts and migration agents, as well as companies offering a wide range of services for the would-be migrant. The companies involved all commented on the quality of the visitors – many of whom were skilled migrants – as well as the distances they had travelled. The show attracted attendees from as far north as Inverness, and from as far south as Devon.

The dedicated seminar programme, which covered everything aspiring migrants need to know in order to speed their way down under was packed to hear the latest information on jobs and a new life in Australia & New Zealand.

One of the exhibitors, John Adams from Immigration2oz, was full of praise for the event. “Down Under Live Birmingham was a great success both for us and the over a thousand people that attended. Its welcoming and relaxed atmosphere was a perfect environment for those from across the Midlands to explore their Australian and New Zealand migration options. The professional execution of the event, coupled with the satisfied faces we saw throughout, mean will definitely be back in 2010.”

Jonathan Griffith of Moneycorp commented “ The friendly, professional atmosphere created an ideal environment for us to talk to attendees and the numbers coming through the door meant we were very busy indeed. All in all a successful show for Moneycorp and we will be keen to work with you again.”

“We’re delighted with the attendance and feedback from the show. “said Lisa Doerr, the show’s director, “Putting on an event in the current economic climate is difficult, but with the leading emigration magazine – Australia & New Zealand – behind us, we were sure this event would be great – and are very happy that it has delivered.”

Down Under Live! moves to London on the 30th and 31st January 2010. Tickets are available from £5 via the website –

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