5 reasons why you should visit Brisbane Gift & Lifestyle this weekend

Back in Brisbane after a three-year absence, the Gift & Lifestyle fair attracts hundreds of retail buyers looking for that next best-seller or the latest trends.

With gift fairs back in full swing, here are five reasons why you can’t afford to miss the Brisbane Gift & Lifestyle fair, held this weekend from 9 to 11 July.

Touch, feel & see new products

After three years of ordering products online and not being able to see and feel what you order first-hand, many retailers are excited to be back and experience everything gift fairs have to offer.

With a large percentage of new suppliers, Gift & Lifestyle Brisbane will showcase thousands of products from exhibitors such as Urban Products, Artico, Bramble Bay Co, Urban Rituelle and Cotton Candy, so don’t miss out and start planning.

Listen and learn

Retail expert, Debra Templar, knows customers. She knows what turns them on and what drives them crazy. She knows what makes customers buy and she knows how to make them buy more.

For the past 25 years she’s been working alongside small business owners teaching them about customers—how to find them, get them and keep them—and all that entails. She knows that businesses thrive or die depending on their offer to customers.

With this in mind, don’t miss Templar’s Shop Talk sessions where she will share her knowledge and ideas about topics such as apps & hacks for small business, the new retail norm and visual merchandising.

Nice to see you (again)

A big part of trade fairs is to catch up with people in the industry and reconnect, whether you have known them for years or are meeting them for the first time.

Don’t worry if you’re too busy writing orders or looking for that next best-seller for your store during the day, Sunday afternoon’s happy hour on the show floor provides a great opportunity to meet new people, form new relationships and learn about products and companies you otherwise might have missed.

Support local

Gift & Lifestyle will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), which is located in the heart of Brisbane and walking distance from the city’s CBD.

So why not spend a couple of hours visiting local stores, restaurants and bars after a day at the fair to relax and enjoy everything Brisbane has to offer. 

We are here for you

The Australian Gift & Homewares Association (AGHA) will have a stand at Gift & Lifestyle Brisbane and staff will be on hand to answer any questions you might have and advise on resources available to support the industry.

Also, make sure you grab a copy of the latest Giftguide Directory, an invaluable resource and reference tool for retailers, which has just come out and will be on display at Gift & Lifestyle Brisbane.

To register for the event, click here.