This year the internationally recognised & acclaimed festival introduces the first World Autism Trade Show, never before seen or experienced. This is an opportunity for local businesses & entrepreneurs from every cultural organisation to participate and showcase their brand, their local talent, initiatives and innovations. An opportunity for business development and growth – an opportunity to partner in economic development with delegates representing their countries at this 7th annual event. An opportunity for autistic people to be seen & experienced for who they are, naturally, and for what they can do. An opportunity for the autistic community to break through the barriers creating achievement in partnerships and economic growth for the community at large, creating a ‘Hand Up’ rather than a hand out.