With the Melbourne Gift Fair taking place from 5 to 9 August at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), AGHA is launching new activities to support the industry and increase engagement.
“AGHA was created to advance the interests of members and to create the optimum commercial environment of wholesalers, retailers and other stakeholders in the Australian gift and homewares industry,” says CEO, Linda Hickey.
“We are on the countdown, just nine weeks, to the 2023 AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair where over 300 AGHA member exhibitors will be presenting their ranges. I am conscious of my responsibility to continually support our industry and we are genuinely excited to offer these new initiatives.”
• Delegate business and breakfast sessions: morning education sessions hosted by Industry experts for AGHA member delegates. “Enjoy a complementary light breakfast whilst engaging with relevant industry experts, before commencing your retail journey.”
• AGHA members networking event & awards: a networking event on Sunday 6 August with the introduction of new awards by acknowledging outstanding innovation. “Additionally, we will be introducing a new award recognising industry achievers.”
• AGHA general meeting: this will take place on Sunday 6 August.
• Delegate benefits: sponsored parking, coffee and more are on offer to AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair delegates ensuring they have the ultimate fair experience.
The association will also be launching an industry survey, the first since 2009, which will be conducted independently.
“Back in March I asked for members’ input as we conduct an important piece of research. With their feedback we will allocate our resources towards the best initiatives to assist them and the industry to continue to flourish, so we strongly encourage everyone to participate in this important Industry survey,” Hickey adds.
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