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Get ready for a new and exciting buying experience at the AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair. Each year, many homewares trade fairs promise their best yet, however next month’s AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair is packed with incredible changes and guaranteed to deliver a fresh new experience for visitors to explore.
Held from August 4-8, for the first time ever all exhibitors will be located in one premium venue at the newly-expanded Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Doors 9-19.
The new, bigger space (following a $200m redevelopment) means there are four new AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair buying zones to discover between Doors 9-19. Featuring Design Life Melbourne, Unique & Boutique and The Launch Pad, get ready to discover all the latest trends and thousands of innovative brands and products.
Enter the MCEC via the new main entrance at Convention Centre Place near DFO and you’ll find The Gift Hub Foyer. Featuring the AGHA Membership Stand, registration and information desks, and lots of exciting exhibitor displays throughout the hub, Eureka Room, and Concourse, this is a great place to kick off your new buying experience.
Find up and coming brands entering the Australian market from AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair exhibitors in The Launch Pad in the Courtyard Room. You can also grab a drink or bite to eat at one of the brand new cafés including Italian Kitchen and Goldfields Café.
In an exciting industry first, Design Life will make its Melbourne debut this year, located in the exhibition halls between Doors 9 and 10. Previously only seen in Sydney, this is the AGHA’s premium buying destination where you’ll discover a carefully curated edit of brands and suppliers offering the best in high end gifts and homewares.
Feeling peckish after a busy morning of buying? Head to Bar Connect for a Parisian-inspired brunch or, if a quick bite is what you’re after, Express Café will make the perfect pit stop.
Thanks to the MCEC’s expansion, the 2018 Melbourne Gift Fair will feature hundreds of exhibitors in the new exhibition halls between doors 11 and 19. You’ll be sure to find all the brands and ranges you need to keep your store fresh and customers coming back for more.
Top tip: Don’t forget to visit the transport hub between 11am and 3pm to get your Freeway parking paid for by the AGHA (conditions apply).
Sovereign Room, Level 1
Another new buying zone, Unique & Boutique, will also make its debut in Melbourne this year. Enter the Sovereign Room just up the escalator from The Gift Hub foyer to discover an eclectic mix of products you won’t find anywhere else. Retailers after something a bit different can’t afford to miss this new buying destination, which was inspired by the creativity and authenticity of Australian design.
The AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair will run from 4 to 8 August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Doors 9-19. Visit melbournegift.com.au to register to attend or for more information.