The Australian Gift & Homewares Association (AGHA) has delivered its twentieth consecutive trade exhibition at Sydney Olympic Park.
Held from 24-27 February 2018, Sydney Gift Fair showcased an impressive display of thousands of brands and new products entering the Australian market.
All reports from exhibitors and attendees have indicated that it was one of the most successful Sydney Gift Fairs the industry has seen in several years.
The event boasted over 90 new exhibitors joining Sydney Gift Fair for the first time ever, including more than 40 start-up businesses in The Launch Pad.
Together with market-leading brands in Design Life Sydney, Sydney Gift Fair was recognised as the essential marketplace to source new season ranges.
“Sydney Gift Fair attracted an influx of new exhibitors and thousands of retail buyers, which is an encouraging indication as to the buoyancy of the market,” said Wayne Castle, CEO of the Australian Gift & Homewares Association.
Attracting international buyers and thousands of buyers from across Australia, Sydney Olympic Park was firmly established as the retail heartland of Sydney, with many buyers commenting on the efficiency of sourcing new season ranges, all on one level, under one roof.
“The AGHA February Gift Fair was the first ever exhibition at Sydney Olympic Park and one of the only exhibitions from that era to still be going strong and growing again,” Castle added.
“In fact, Sydney Olympic Park will continue to be strengthened over the coming years by massive development including light rail and metro rail passing through the Park,” he said.
Thousands of premium ranges and brands are due to return to Melbourne Gift Fair in August 2018.
Held at its new official home in the newly expanded space at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Melbourne Gift Fair will present an important sourcing opportunity for retailers seeking new seasons ranges and products to sell.