BREAKING NEWS: International Hi-Fi Show Set To Be Impacted By Melbourne Marathon
The organisers of the International Hi-Fi show which is organised by StereoNet, are facing a major problem with the roads around the Melbourne venue set to be closed down for the Melbourne Marathon on the show’s traditional busiest day, Sunday.
Set to be held at the Pullman Hotel on Albert Park it’s now been revealed that some suppliers are not happy with the situation.
The Hi Fi event is scheduled to run between the 12th and the 14th of October 2018.
The Medibank Melbourne Marathon that consists of several races with the main race being run over a 42.195km course right past the Pullman Hotel on Queens Road Melbourne.
This will be followed by several other events including a half marathon that also runs down St Kilda Road.
The Start Time is scheduled for 7:00am with the last race cut off time set to be 2.00pm according to the official Marathon site.
Several suppliers who have spoken to ChannelNews are not happy that they were not told that the Hi Fi Show would be impacted by the Marathon event on the Sunday.
Marc Rushton said that “This is all bullshit” he added “Vendors at the show know about the marathon and they don’t care about the marathon”.
Rushton claims that there will be “no impact”.
Bruce Thierbach the Sales & Marketing Director at Audio Active who are also based in Albert Park said “We were not aware of the Marathon and the closure of roads. We are involved in the show and we will look at a reduced fee for the Sunday” he said.
Maps of the event show the Marathon events passing the hotel.
According to Steve Burton Operations Manager at Convoy he has never been told that the Melbourne Marathon was being run on the same day as the International Hi Fi Show and that roads around the events location would be closed.
Another Melbourne based supplier who did not want to be named claims that he pulled out of the show after searching online and discovering that one of Melbourne’s biggest athletic events was being held on the same day as the show and “right next to the shows location”.
It’s going to be hard for people to get in and a lot of people will be put off by the sheer fact that tens of thousands of people will be in the location for the marathon.