4 reasons to visit AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair at the newly expanded MCEC

They say a change is as good as a holiday and (if you’re not based in Melbourne) you can have both at the AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair this August. Not only will a trip to the fair provide the perfect opportunity to source new products, you’ll get to experience the newly expanded Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

Here are four reasons to get excited about the AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair.

1. Now in one venue

The new and improved MCEC doesn’t just look amazing—with a stunning new main entrance and a giant skylight offering views of the CBD—the 20,000-square-metre expansion also features new exhibition halls, which means for the first time, AGHA members will exhibit together in one venue.

This isn’t only about convenience. More exhibition space means more displays, more products and more buying choices, so you’re bound to find lots of stock for your store.

2. New buying areas

The AGHA is taking full advantage of the additional space by introducing buying areas like Unique & Boutique, which will display new and exciting products across the retail market.

Design Life, seen previously at the Sydney Gift Fair, will also make its Melbourne debut. This is the AGHA’s premium buying destination, featuring a carefully curated edit of brands and suppliers offering the best in high-end gifts and homewares. Head here if you’re looking for something extra special.

3. More convenient than ever before

What’s the last thing you feel like doing after a long day of buying? Embarking on a long trek to the car would be top of our list! Luckily for Melbournians and those not staying nearby, driving to the Melbourne Gift Fair will be easier than ever this year, with free parking* at the Freeway carpark adjacent to the AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair entrance. You can also jump in an Uber or taxi, but no matter how you get there—be prepared for an exciting new buying experience!

4. Stay and play

Those travelling from interstate can take advantage of discounted flights with Virgin Australia and discounted rates at the new four-star Novotel South Wharf hotel, right next door to the MCEC. With direct access to the venue and city and bay views, it’s the ideal spot to relax after a long day at the fair. Plus, saving on travel time will hopefully give you a few extra hours to enjoy everything Melbourne has to offer, like the restaurants of South Wharf, which will be right on your doorstep.

The AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair will run from 4 to 8 August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Visit melbournegift.com.au to register to attend or for more information.

*Conditions apply.