New partnership for Sydney Showground

The venue has also announced a major tech upgrade to enhance the visitor experience.

Sydney Showground and the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) have appointed Harry the Hirer Productions as a preferred partner for all in-house audio visual requirements.

The announcement follows a four-month review and tender process, in which Harry the Hirer showcased its ability to help lead and shape the venue’s AV vision for years to come.

Sydney Showground chief operating officer Darryl Jeffrey welcomed the new partnership.

“Our team has always demonstrated a drive to take on challenges and create unforgettable events,” he said.

“We need a partner by our side who will continue to push boundaries and support our clients with fantastic AV vision, Harry the Hirer has proven its ability to provide that service.”

Simon Finlayson, general manager of productions at Harry the Hirer, said the company is looking forward to a great partnership,

“Our range of industry leading technical services, including non-traditional AV services, such as rigging and electrical reticulation, will benefit many events and exhibitions held within the venue, with the added advantage that a large number of clients will already have strong connections to our team,” he said.

“Thank you to the Showground management in supporting us to provide a key role within their business.”


The news comes as Sydney Showground also reveals a major Wi-Fi upgrade for the venue.

Following a successful trial, an integrated Wi-Fi system will be implemented across the venue providing free access to all visitors ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020.

The initiative has been supported by the NSW Government as part of improving spectator experience for the ICC T20 World Cup 2020’ tournament, where Sydney Showground Stadium will host the Women’s World Cup Opening ceremony and four Group Stage matches.

Sydney Showground general manager Peter Thorpe said access to free Wi-Fi is a step in the right direction for the stadium.

“This installation is the first step in a greater technological upgrade planned for Sydney Showground Stadium,” Mr Thorpe said,

“We pride ourselves on offering big experiences and in order to do so must continue to grow and adapt.”

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