Reed Gift Fairs is the only way to see, touch and feel your next bestsellers.


Reed Gift Fairs is Australia’s favourite retail trade fair and largest showcase of premium and emerging wholesalers. We connect market leading wholesalers with more credible retailers than any other platform. Our fairs have been running for over 50 years in Sydney and Melbourne, bringing the gift & homewares industry together for 5 exciting days of inspiration and discovery and perfectly timed during the two peak buying seasons of the year.

 

Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne 31 July – 4 August 2021

Reed Gift Fairs Sydney 19-22 February 2022.

 

The largest variety of suppliers all under one roof - you cannot afford to miss out

Discover

An unrivalled selection of suppliers all in the one place. Form new connections with likeminded businessowners and seek your next bestseller.

Experience

The only way to reseach and test what is going to work for your customer. No other sourcing option provides the opportunity to experience retail as your customer.

Connect

Get a sense for where the industry is headed and stay informed of the latest trends. Being here provides high value and the best use of your time away from store.  

Here To Help

Read through some of our most frequently asked questions.

How do I register?

Register online or at the event for entry into any Reed Gift Fairs event.

I have a GIC card - will this still work?
As of December 2017, we ceased the GIC cards and moved to an annual registration. You will need to register fresh and only once each year for all four events.

I didn’t get my print at home badge
You can contact our registration provider on 02 9211 7544 to have it re-sent or visit registration onsite to have your badge re-printed.

 

Can I bring a friend or guest?

In order to deliver a safe event for our customers as of 1 January 2021 guest tickets will not be permitted. This is to control visitor numbers, in adherence to the strict health and safety regulations; as well as ensure our exhibitors are presented with a qualified buyer. Any legitimate staff in your business should be registered through the main registration process and able to prove business ID if requested.

I am not sure if I have registered?
Contact our registration vendor on 02 9211 7544 or visit the registration desk onsite.

Can I update my business details?
Contact our registration vendor on 02 9211 7544 or visit the registration desk onsite.

Can I bring my child?
Reed Gift Fairs events are trade only and children are not permitted under the age of 14. Of course, we welcome mothers with children under the age of two, permitted they are in a carrier or stroller for their safety. Head to Customer Service for a security approved pass to access the halls.

Is this show open to the public?
No.

Do you have free parking?
Unfortunately we do not - we are bound by the venues we host our events in. We occasionally secure discounts and will let you know via email and the visiting page when we do.

When will I get my badge?
Your badge is available as soon as you register in your confirmation email and we aim to re-send this to you one week out from each event.
 

Where can I stay?

Ozaccom+ is the official travel and accommodation company for all Reed Gift Fairs and guarantee the best rates on your accommodation during your visit.

Find out more here.

Is there an official event app?
No need. Our brand new website fully supports a mobile experience making it easier for you to plan your visit all in the one place! 

How can I keep a record of who I meet?
"Ask To Be Scanned" - our exhibitors are using a Reed Gift Fairs exclusively developed app that will scan your badge and email a list of all contacts you personally met in the Reed Gift Fairs halls.

Where can I find the VIP or Platinum lounges?
Our complementary lounges are only available for qualified VIP and Platinum members and will usually be found at the front of the halls, in the specialty suites at both MCEC and ICC Sydney (upstairs).

Is there more than one venue?
Both Reed Gift Fairs events are located in the one venue only. Melbourne events will be at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and Sydney events will be at the ICC Sydney.

Is there more than one level?
Reed Gift Fairs Sydney February in the ICC will be across both Level 1 and Level 4. Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne is all on one level.

I need a wheelchair where can I get one?
Visit our Customer Service desk onsite to arrange a wheelchair through our venues.

 

Is photography permitted at the event?

To protect the privacy and confidentiality of exhibitors and their products, no video or still photography from digital cameras or mobile phones is permitted without prior approval from the exhibitor.

Are cash/credit sales permitted? 
No they are not permitted. To help us reduce congestion in thoroughfares and the elimination of cash and product handling we also advise that personal shopping and cash/credit sales will not be permitted at any time during the show.

Plain clothes security guards are on patrol at all times.

Can I store my items in the cloakroom?
Items larger than a standard size briefcase are not allowed into the fair, however we do provide a complimentary cloakroom for secure storage of such items. All cloakrooms will close promptly at 6pm (3pm on the final day). Whilst all care is taken for your property, we do not accept responsibility for items left after this time.

 

Can I have a book? Where are the books?

To receive a copy of our digital event guide - ensure you are signed up to our Reed Gift Fairs Sydney or Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne mailing list. You'll be emailed a copy of the digital edition prior to the event.

Where can I find 'this' exhibitor?
Refer to our online exhibitor directory by typing in their name to find their stand location; or if onsite refer to the floorplan by the entry doors.

Occassionally, we are located near other trade events, here is who you need to know:

  • Reed Gift Fairs Sydney is co-located with Life Instyle, entry from Level 4
  • Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne is all under the on roof at the MCEC Melbourne Halls 1 to 8

Admission
Reed Gift Fairs are trade only events for registered buyers in the gift and homewares industry. GIC cards have now expired and are no longer able to be used. Registration is annually and badges will be emailed two weeks prior to the event.

All individuals must provide their business ABN for entry into the event and are required to provide additional proof of business information if requested. Any non-retail trade registrations will be removed at our discretion in order to maintain a quality business environment.

 

Bags & Trolleys
It is our policy that all oversized suitcase and trolleys are not permitted onto the show floor. Free cloakroom facilities are available to store any bags beyond the size of a carry on item. 

We will be policing this closely in order to improve the quality of the buying environment we provide. 

Our updated policy now bans ALL trolleys and suitcases over all days of the Fair irrespective of size.

We have expanded the size of the cloakroom to offer a better service onsite and create a safer exhibition floor.

 

Personal Shopping
There is no personal shopping allowed at Reed Gift Fairs. We are a strictly a trade event only and our updated bags & luggage policy goes toward making sure the fairs remain a professional environment. 

Exhibitors are reminded that cash sales for legitimate retail purchases are only to be conducted on the last hour of the final day.

Please note no stock can be removed from the fair until 2pm on the final day – this is to maintain the trade environment and avoid potential theft.

 

Buyer Guests
Registered buyers are welcome to bring one non-industry guest each day, excluding the final day. Buyers Guest tickets can be purchased at $50 per day from Customer Service. All legitimate trade are recommended to register to avoid unnecessary  costs.

I'D LOVE TO EXHIBIT, CAN YOU TELL ME MORE?

Great news! Head here for more information, or contact Cory McCarrick   E: cory.mccarrick@reedexpo.com.au    T: (02) 9422 2317

 

THE ANSWER TO MY QUESTION ISN'T HERE. WHO CAN HELP?

No problem. Contact us today and we'll be pleased to help!

 

Customer Service

(02) 9422 8686 | Reed Gift Fairs

info@reedgiftfairs.com.au       

Registration

(02) 9211 7544 | InfoSalons

reedgiftfairs@infosalons.com.au

A COVID SAFE EVENT

Reed Gift Fairs is excited to welcome the industry back to live events in a safe and comfortable environment. The wellbeing, health & safety of our community remains our number one priority.

With this in mind and in conjunction with our venues and local government authorities, RX Global has developed a formal Covid-Safe event plan and protocols to ensure a safe return to ‘business normal’ at all of our events.

 

Matchmaking at Reed Gift Fairs

Companies joining Reed Gift Fairs can take advantage of the Matchmaking Program, where buyers are provided with a personalised list of exhibitors that match their specific needs. The aim of this program is to encourage one-on-one meetings with relevant exhibitors to your business needs.

Never lose a business card again

Forget business cards. Ask our exhibitors to scan you visitor badge, and you'll be emailed a full contact list after the event, personalised to all the contacts you met at the event. The contact list also includes links to the exhibitors online profile, which makes post-show follow up so much easier!

VIP buyer

Find out how you can become a VIP Buyer.

Platinum buyer

The perks of being a nominated PLATINUM Buyer.

If you haven't been to one of our shows before and would like to hear from us occasionally about new brands and event information, leave your details here and welcome to our community.

"It really is the only venue where it possible to see many suppliers under one roof."

Jeeba Jewellery
Partner

"Great event to view and purchase new products and talk to other business owners."

Gift Baskets by Design
Retail Sales

It was such a great experience with so many products to look at all under the one roof.

Heavenly Scents & Gifts
Retailer

Well lit, wide walkways, plenty of good food and coffee, all displays are well signed posted and very friendly staff if needing any help.

Beasley's Nursery & Teahouse
Owner

I love the trade fairs they are informative and are a necessary tool for my business to do the buying for my store.

Eumundi Style
Owner

Everything is in one place making it an excellent expo to attend for a retailer

Glam By Design
Sales Assistant