Calling all retailers, stylists, decorators, corporate buyers, designers and event planners! Sydney Gift Fair is almost here and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever.
Grab your red pen and circle the 21-24 February 2020 in your calendar, this one is not to be missed!
Re-imagined for 2020, Australia’s industry event dedicated to design and retail will offer the latest design trends and retail products, brand-new buying pavilions and new opportunities for your business. Be spoilt for choice with four huge halls full of industry experts and like-minded people ready to mix and mingle.
Sydney Gift Fair will welcome thousands of products and big brands, including crowd-favourites from last year, together with ranges from new exhibitors OneWorld Collection, Papaya and Home & Giftware. We’ll have exhibitors covering everything from homewares, to gifts, fashion, jewellery, accessories, outdoor living, hospitality and entertainment, kids and toys and more.
In addition, for the very first time we will be kicking off on a Friday, giving you the opportunity to start or end your working week at the Fair. To celebrate our Friday opening, we’re giving registered visitors the chance to have $10,000 worth of their orders paid for in full! Simply scan your visitor badge at the Meeting Point on Friday 21st February, between 9am-3pm, for your chance to be in the running.
Together with the return of Design Life and the Launchpad, we’ve got some exciting new features for you to look forward to, including:
Featuring some of the very best handmade art and craft items that Australia has to offer. Artisan Lane won’t just give you the chance to browse and buy, you will also get to witness the skills involved in crafting artisan creations.
Australian Made Pavilion
This year we have partnered with the Australian Made Campaign to shine a spotlight on home-grown ideas and locally-made products. There’s never been a more important time for Aussie business owners to get behind their fellow entrepreneurs – with many local communities doing it tough. Stock up on items proudly declaring ‘Australian made’ status!
Jewellery World Pavilion
If jewellery is your jam, allow yourself plenty of time to get caught up in the sparkle of Jewellery World Pavilion! Presented in conjunction with Jewellery World Magazine, check-out and stock-up on all the up-and-coming trends from industry-leading jewellery suppliers.
New Product Showcase
Designed to meet industry demand for new products, visit Sydney Gift Fair’s brand-new home for all new products. Located in the Dome, be the first to discover, buy and stock brand-new products for the new season and stock your shelves with Australia’s newest products. With many offering no-minimum orders, use the custom signage on display to connect with the supplier and place an order.
Featuring new and established Australian and International labels, discover a new designer, label or collection for your new season in-store ranges. Stay one step ahead and see the latest trends, colours and designs that will set the pace of the fashion industry next season in one creative and engaging fashion showcase.
Buy from the Bush
We have been working with the team behind the Buy from the Bush campaign to provide support for businesses in rural communities severely impacted by the ongoing drought.
Together with our Business Partner Australia Post, we are proud to be supporting the campaign and rural businesses during a critical time of need, by sponsoring four artisans to travel from the bush to Sydney to take part in Artisan Lane at no cost. We are also sponsoring two businesses to exhibit at Sydney Gift Fair, helping to provide even more support to businesses who need our help.
You can support the #buyfromthebush campaign by ordering from these business at the Gift Fair – just look out for the Buy from the Bush logo.
Networking and Education
Sydney Gift Fair isn’t just a one-stop-shop for products, it’s also a unique opportunity to network with like-minded people. Thousands of retailers and buyers visit this huge event every year, all with the aim to connect, discover industry innovations and hunt for the perfect products. This is a chance for small businesses, startups and stylists to meet buyers from large corporations, national department stores and industry professionals. A conversation you have at Sydney Gift Fair could be the turning point in your business’ success story!
Before you leave the Gift Fair, make sure you take advantage of the free educational opportunities offered to help you take your business to the next level. Led by some of the industry’s best thought-leaders and business experts in eCommerce, digital marketing and trend spaces, our ‘Masterclass Series’ will provide the expert advice and inspiration your business needs. You will walk away with tools and tips you can put into practice immediately, covering topics such as ‘how to grow your brand’, ‘how to elevate your social media presence’ and even ‘how to merchandise stock in-store’. Unlike other trade fairs, Sydney Gift Fair’s Masterclass Series is free to attend for all registered visitors. The full speaker line-up is now available on our website here.
Getting to and from Sydney Gift Fair
With the opening of the new M4 tunnel, travel times between Sydney CBD and Sydney Olympic Park is now less than 20 minutes. In addition, we are also offering free visitor parking for registered visitors AND free city shuttles to and from key Sydney CBD locations as well as Sydney Domestic Airport directly to Sydney Gift Fair.
Catching the train to Sydney Gift Fair? Perfect! Olympic Park station is less than a 2 minute walk from the entrance. Thinking of staying overnight? We have also secured discounted accommodation rates for the Quest, Ibis and Novotel at Sydney Olympic Park.
For full travel and accommodation information including maps, timetables and more click here.
Where: Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park
When: Friday 21st February – Monday 24th February 2020
Hours: 9am – 6pm (Friday – Sunday) & 9am – 5pm (Monday)