Instead of just a facelift, Gift HQ has been given an extreme makeover introducing a new look, renewed show focus as well as featuring education from industry experts and leading suppliers in the gift and homewares industry.
Managing director of organiser Fair Events, Gary Fitz-Roy, says they needed to step up to the plate to ensure the fair delivers what visitors and exhibitors want.
“Following research and feedback last year, the 2017 Brisbane Gift HQ event has been re-imagined, with a renewed focus on sharing insights on exhibitors and offering visitors an all-inclusive experience,” he explains.
“We know trade fairs represent one of the best marketplaces which connect buyers and sellers, and we have always had a focus on doing as much as possible to support the industry and the visitors.”
One of the things Fitz-Roy notes is the need for the gift fair to be an all-inclusive event, with many visitors saying Gift HQ is the only show they attend.
“It is vital that those attending the fair have the opportunity to learn, grow and gain an advantage in what is a highly competitive industry.
“We are currently in talks with some of the leading experts in the area of interior design, both at a retail and home level, which would offer those with an interest in homewares and interior design a fantastic opportunity.
“The quality of the education we are offering this year is going to be truly phenomenal, visitors will have the chance to hear from some of the biggest names in the industry for free,” he adds. This includes the founder of Eagle Boys Pizza, Tom Potter, who will be a keynote speaker with his presentation Changing the Game.
Registration for Gift HQ is now open.
By Marion Gerritsen