About Reed Gift Fairs


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 Sydney 18 - 21 February 2023

Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne 30 July – 3 August 2022

 

Who can attend?

Key buyers from the gift & homewares industry, and retailers of: travel goods, stationery, children's toys, loyalty & corporate gifting, department stores, florists, furnitures, gallery/museums/tourism; health/beauty/wellness, newsagency, outdoor, pert care, pharmacy, kitchenware, fashion outlets, postal office, jewellery & accessories.

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.  

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.

 

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

Visiting FAQ's

I didn’t get my print at home badge

Call our team on 1800 571 960 or +61 2 8329 0945 to be re-sent your badge or visit Customer Service onsite.

I am not sure if I have registered?

Call our team on 1800 571 960 or +61 2 8329 0945 to confirm your status or visit Customer Service onsite.

Can I update my business details?

Call our team on 1800 571 960 or +61 2 8329 0945 to update your details or visit Customer Service onsite.

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?
Call our team 1800 571 960 to confirm your status or visit Customer Service onsite.

Can I update my business details?
Call our team 1800 571 960 to update your details or visit Customer Service onsite..

Can I bring my child?

Reed Gift Fairs is a business event, so we suggest where possible to avoid bringing your children with you. However, if this is not possible please visit the Customer Service desk on arrival for a pram/children's pass.

Do you have free parking?

No, there is no free parking, but ICC does have onsite parking available. Please refer to the Getting There section on the website for parking options and charges.

Where can I stay?

If you need accommodation, our travel partner provides competitive rates.

Please visit our website via the Getting There section or click here for Melbourne. 

Is there an official event app?

There is no official event app. The Digital Trade Guide is a great tool to use to navigate your way around the show, which will be made available closer to the event. Our website is also mobile compatible so you can easily view it on your mobile phone while you are at the show.

How can I keep a record of who I meet?

Scan your badge at each exhibitor's stand with their Emperia App and at the end of the event you will get a personalised list of the exhibitors that you have visited with a link to their website and documents.

 

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 on Level 1 and 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, all on one level.
  • Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne is all under the one 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
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'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 & Registration

1800 571 960 or +61 2 8329 0945 | Reed Gift Fairs

info@reedgiftfairs.com.au       

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