Following extensive industry consultation, AGHA is excited to announce that Sydney Gift Fair will now start on Friday.

As the industry's peak body representing thousands of wholesalers and retailers across Australia, it is important that AGHA responds to the changing trends experienced by the industry. This exciting development allows buyers to get a huge head start on their buying trip in Sydney’s retail heartland at Sydney Olympic Park in 2020. 

In a move that appeals to the industry at large, Sydney Gift Fair’s new Friday start date will provide a more efficient and productive event, offering buyers the flexibility, choice and opportunity to source new products for the season ahead, at a time that best suits the needs of their business.

Bringing the industry together over four huge days from Friday 21 February until Monday 24 February, AGHA’s signature offering of high quality exhibitors will remain a key focus of the event. Combined with FREE visitor parking paid for by AGHA* and additional benefits, buyers can again expect a premium buying experience.

With tens of thousands of new, boutique and premium products showcased all under one roof on one convenient single level at Sydney Olympic Park, buyers will benefit from the easy-to-navigate floorplan that allows more time to meet with suppliers and source new products that will drive their business forward. 

Set to attract a new audience of Australian and international buyers, AGHA CEO Wayne Castle said the Friday start was a positive change for the industry that will allow even more buyers the flexibility to visit Sydney Gift Fair at the end of the work week.

“This industry change has been a long time coming and one our community of buyers and exhibitors have been calling for, for some time. It is expected to replicate the hugely successful Friday start in 2015 and will provide buyers the choice to attend at either the end or start of the working week, with the opportunity of a weekend in Sydney for interstate visitors,” Castle said.

Now aligned with other events in the industry, the new dates of this pivotal trade exhibition have been designed to minimise overall business disruption and to help buyers streamline their buying schedule.

In celebration of the new Friday start, buyers can expect thousands of leading brands and all the highlights of Sydney Gift Fair, plus an exciting line up of key events designed to inspire and provide a unique opportunity to network with the industry’s best and brightest.

There are further exciting developments for Australia’s largest industry-led retail trade exhibition, with more details to follow in the coming months. For more information or to register to attend, click here.

*Conditions apply.