Selling Now

Selling has now commenced for the following shows:

01 - 03 March 2015
07 - 09 June 2015
30 Aug - 01 Sep 2015

Scam Targets Gift Fairs

In the past few years we have become aware that an online directory called Fairguide have been contacting our exhibitors asking them to "update their free listing details" on our shows.

Please be aware that the fine print of the contract includes a charge of approx US$1531 per year for a period of 3 years.

Please note that we are not associated with and do not endorse those proprietors or others, or that website. We suggest that you make your own decisions and, if appropriate, obtain independent legal advice, before you respond to or deal with those proprietors or others, or that website. 

StopECG has now published basic advice, primarily be to help those who
have already signed these forms in error - please go to
www.stopecg.org/expo-guide.htm to find out more.

Read what the NZ Herald had to say ...

Planning Tips

Have you organised?

  • Air Travel and Accommodation
  • Advertising artwork sent
  • Gift Magazine Listing details entered online
  • Key Client invitations and visits to the show
  • Brochures for distribution on your stand
  • Product order forms, pens etc
  • Stand design & construction
  • Competitions and prizes for your stand
  • Editorial and media releases
  • Entertainment and special features on your stand
  • Extra Electrical and Plumbing Requirements
  • Fork lift Hire for show setup if required
  • Hire Equipment e.g. display stands, furniture etc.
  • Staffing for your stand on show days and during build-up and breakdown
  • Sending in your staff names for security passes.
  • Insurance for stock during the show, including build-up and breakdown - it is strongly suggested exhibitors have Public Liability Insurance with $5M

CAB Audited

An Exhibition and Event Audit is an objective, third party confirmation of attendance claims and attendee demographics.

CAB Circulations Audit Board

The audit provides accountability and assures event participants that the numbers being presented about the event are accurate and impartial. Endorsed by the Exhibition and Event Association of Australia (EEAA), the CAB Exhibition and Event Audit provides the only independent third-party verification of an event's attendance and demographic data that delivers credibility and proof of attendance.
See the CAB website » for more information

Exhibiting at NZ Gift and Homeware Fairs

The New Zealand Gift Fairs are the major events on the gift industry calendar, all timed to best serve the buying interests of industry retail buyers and to coincide with the international Gift Fair calendar. Get in front of thousands of genuine trade buyers. Regardless of the size of your business, exhibiting at The New Zealand Gift Fairs is simply the best value for your marketing dollar and by exhibiting at two or more Gift Fairs in the calendar year you'll also enjoy special exhibition rates while growing your profile and your profits.

If you are interested in exhibiting, send us an or use our online enquiry form »

Advertising in the Gift Magazine

Exhibitors get a listing in the Gift Magazine (if all deadlines are met), and 5000 copies are given free to visitors, to help them plan their visit to the show, and to act as a directory after the show.

We encourage exhibitors to advertise in the Gift Magazine and preview their product to the buyers. Giving you another form of medium to promote your presence at the Gift Shows.

Copies of the Gift Magazine are available to all visitors onsite. The latest Gift Magazine is available free of charge online. Click here to view it now »

Why not take up the opportunity of utilising your 1/4 page fee and upgrading to a more  prominent ad, for example a half or full page to promote your product, enabling buyers to view your products before the Gift Fair commences.

New Product Showcase(s) cannot be purchased stand alone, they can only be purchased in conjunction with another advertisement. Prices vary depending on the amount of shows you exhibit in throughout the year. This is fantastic way to promote and highlight your product to buyers - especially if you have a new product being launched.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Sandra Gorringe to discuss

 

Show Statistics

  • Autumn Gift & Homeware Fair
  • Winter Gift & Homeware Fair
  • Spring Gift & Homeware Fair

Held in March each year, the Autumn Gift and Homeware Fair is perfectly timed to complement the return of suppliers from overseas buying trips.

The following statistics come from the CAB Exhibition Audit Report of Autumn Gift 2014

Survey of Attendance
Single Visits 4,413
Total Revisits 1,141
Total Attendance 5,554

* A summary of the number of trade visitors who attended the show, reported by day (one entry only per day) and categorised as single visits and attendees who have revisited the exhibition on subsequent days. The reported figures do not include exhibitors.

 

Analysis by Purchasing Power
Purchasing Power No of Responses % of Attendees
$0-$499 63 1.4%
$500 - $999 177 4.0%
$1,000 - 4,999
556 12.6%
$5,000 - $9,999 602 13.6%
$10,000 - $49,999 690 15.6%
$50,000 - $99,999 206 4.7%
$100,000 + 425 9.6%
None 180 4.1%
No Responses given 1514 34.4%
Total Responses 4,413 100%

 

Geographical Analysis
Tauranga 149 3.4%
Whangarei 81 1.8%
Rotorua 66 1.5%
Cambridge 52 1.2%
Palmerston North 43 1.0%
New Plymouth 55 1.2%
Taupo 37 0.8%
Invercargill 26 0.6%
Keri keri 36 0.8%
Gisborne 37 0.8%
Nelson 20 0.5%
Te Awamutu 25 0.6%
Wanganui 23 0.6%
Matamata 30 0.6%
Thames 22 0.5%
Havelock North 22 0.5%
Pukekohe 21 0.5%
Morrinsville 24 0.5%
Paraparaumu 20 0.5%
Whakatane 20 0.5%
Whangamata 20 0.5%
Whitianga 19 0.4%
Huntly 18 0.4%
Waiheke Island 18 0.4%
Katikati 16 0.4%
Warkworth 15 0.3%
Other cities 710 16.1%
Total New Zealand 4,357 98.8%
Australia 35 0.8%
Other Overseas 21 0.4%
Total Attendees 4,413 100%

Analysis by Product Interest*
Product Interest No of Responses % of Attendees
Accessory/Jewellery 1,372 31.1%
Baby Products 726 16.5%
Books/Magazines/Stationery 1,040 21.2%
Clothing 679 13.8%
Confectionery/Specialist Foods 808 16.4%
Duty Free/Souvenir 531 10.8%
Floral 818 16.6%
Furniture 1,191 24.2%
Garden Products 804 16.4%
Giftware 3,432 69.8%
Handicrafts/Hobbies 971 19.8%
Hardware 396 8.1%
Interior Decoratives 1,990 40.5%
Kitchenware/Chinaware 1,410 28.7%
NZ Made Products 2,005 40.8%
Pharmacy Products 512 10.4%
Sports 241 4.9%
Toys/Novelty Products 1420 28.9%
Wooden Products 937 19.1%
Other 315 6.4%
Total Responses 22,574  
* Analysis by Product Interest had multiple responses from attendees % based on single visits

What type of business are you in?
Business Type Analysis No of Unique Visitors % of Attendees
Agent 42 1.0%
Animal Retail 13 0.3%
Art / Gallery / Museum 51 1.2%
Baby / Childrens products 58 1.3%
Beauty / Hairdresser / Skincare 35 0.8%
Bookseller / Newsagent / Stationer / Post Office 118 2.7%
Christmas 26 0.6%
Clothing / Footwear 120 2.7%
Confectionery / Specialist Foods 37 0.8%
Corporate Buyer / Gift Baskets 41 0.9%
Department Store 62 1.4%
Design-Other 1 0.0%
Discount / Variety 15 0.3%
Duty Free / Souvenir / Tourist 43 1.0%
Education 5 0.1%
Fashion Accessories / Jewellery 92 2.1%
Florist 108 2.4%
Furniture 111 2.5%
Garden products 52 1.2%
Gift Store 961 21.8%
Handicrafts / Hobbies 51 1.2%
Hardware 36 0.8%
Health / Well being 38 0.9%
Homewares 220 5.0%
Hospitality / Cafe / Restaurant / Accommodation 93 2.1%
Interior Decoratives / Design 259 5.9%
Kitchenware 35 0.8%
Luggage 2 0.0%
Manufacturer / Wholesaler 96 2.2%
Media 11 0.2%
Novelty 6 0.1%
Pharmacy 170 3.9%
Promotional Company 42 1.0%
Retail 2 0.0%
Sports 2 0.0%
Supermarket / General Store 19 0.4%
Toy / Novelty Store 62 1.4%
Other 181 4.1%
No Responses Given 1097 24.9%
Total Responses 4,413 100%

The Winter Gift and Homeware Fair is the only one of its kind on the Mainland and offers an unrivalled choice of gift ideas.

The following statistics come from the CAB Exhibition Audit Report of Winter Gift Fair 2014

Survey of Attendance
Single Visits 1,518
Total Revisits 344
Total Attendance 1862
* A summary of the number of trade visitors who attended the show, reported by day (one entry only per day) and categorised as single visits and attendees who have revisited the exhibition on subsequent days. Reported attendance does not include exhibitors.


Analysis by Purchasing Power
Purchasing Power No of Responses % of Attendees
$0-$499 27 1.8%
$500 - $999 63 4.2%
$1,000 - 4,999
239 15.7%
$5,000 - $9,999 252 16.6%
$10,000 - $49,999 218 14.4%
$50,000 - $99,999 61 4.0%
$100,000 + 86 5.7%
None 61 4.0%
No Responses given 511 33.6%
Total Responses 1518 100%

 

Analysis by Product Interest*
Product Interest No of Responses % of Attendees
Accessory/Jewellery 493 32.5%
Baby Products 262 17.3%
Books/Magazines/Stationery 222 14.6%
Clothing 189 12.5%
Confectionery/Specialist Foods 152 10.0%
Duty Free/Souvenir 108 7.1%
Floral 185 12.2%
Furniture 322 21.2%
Garden Products 229 15.1%
Giftware 843 55.5%
Handicrafts/Hobbies 205 13.5%
Hardware 98 6.5%
Interior Decoratives 553 36.4%
Kitchenware/Chinaware 357 23.5%
NZ Made Products 416 27.4%
Pharmacy Products 164 10.8%
Sports 48 3.2%
Toys/Novelty Products 312 20.6%
Other 19 1.3%
Total Responses 5177  
* Analysis by Product Interest had multiple responses from attendees % based on single visits


What type of business are you in?
Business Type Analysis No of Unique Visitors % of Attendees
Agent 17 1.1%
Animal Retail 2 0.1%
Art / Gallery / Museum 17 1.1%
Baby / Childrens products 28 1.8%
Beauty / Hairdresser / Skincare 20 1.3%
Bookseller / Newsagent / Stationer / Post Office 47 3.1%
Christmas 5 0.3%
Clothing / Footwear 47 3.1%
Confectionery / Specialist Foods 12 0.8%
Corporate Buyer / Gift Baskets 21 1.4%
Department Store 13 0.9%
Discount / Variety 3 0.2%
Duty Free / Souvenir / Tourist 19 1.3%
Education 1 0.1%
Fashion Accessories / Jewellery 26 1.7%
Florist 35 2.3%
Furniture 42 2.8%
Garden products 26 1.7%
Gift Store 308 20.3%
Handicrafts / Hobbies 25 1.6%
Hardware 19 1.3%
Health / Well being 31 2.0%
Homewares 44 2.9%
Hospitality / Cafe / Restaurant / Accommodation 46 3.0%
Interior Decoratives / Design 76 5.0%
Kitchenware 12 0.8%
Luggage 1 0.1%
Manufacturer / Wholesaler 15 1.0%
Media 1 0.1%
Novelty 3 0.2%
Pharmacy 110 7.2%
Promotional Company 3 0.2%
Sports 5 0.3%
Supermarket / General Store 15 0.3%
Toy / Novelty Store 13 0.9%
Other 60 4.0%
No Responses Given 350 23.0%
Total Responses 1,518 100%

The Spring Gift and Homeware Fair is the major trading show for retailers stocking up for the Christmas Season.

The following statistics come from the CAB Exhibition Audit Report of Spring Gift 2013

Survey of Attendance 2013
Single Visits 5,224
Total Revisits 1,468
Total Attendance 6,692
* A summary of the number of trade visitors who attended the show, reported by day (one entry only per day) and categorised as single visits and attendees who have revisited the exhibition on subsequent days. The reported figures do not include exhibitors.



Analysis by Purchasing Power

Purchasing Power No of Responses % of Attendees
$0-$499 93 1.8%
$500 - $999 258 4.9%
$1,000 - 4,999
835 16.0%
$5,000 - $9,999 938 18%
$10,000 - $49,999 1,098 21%
$50,000 - $99,999 299 5.7%
$100,000 + 503 9.6%
None 261 5.0%
No Responses given 939 18%
Total Responses 5,224 100%


Geographical Analysis
Tauranga 193 3.7%
Whangarei 93 1.8%
Rotorua 81 1.6%
Cambridge 68 1.3%
Palmerston 55 1.1%
New Plymouth 53 1.0%
Taupo 45 0.9%
Invercargill 44 0.8%
Keri keri 41 0.8%
Mount Maunganui 39 0.7%
Gisborne 38 0.7%
Nelson 38 0.7%
Te Awamutu 34 0.7%
Wanganui 30 0.6%
Matamata 29 0.6%
Thames 29 0.6%
Havelock 27 0.5%
Huntly 27 0.5%
Queenstown 27 0.5%
Ashburton 26 0.5%
Morrinsville 24 0.5%
Whitianga 24 0.5%
Lower Hutt 23 0.4%
Oamaru 23 0.4%
Warkworth 23 0.4%
Other cities 964 18.4%
Total New Zealand 5,189 99.3%
Australia 20 0.4%
Other Overseas 15 0.3%
Total Attendees 5,224 100%


Analysis by Product Interest*
Product Interest No of Responses % of Attendees
Accessory/Jewellery 2,239 42.9%
Baby Products 1,225 23.4%
Books/Magazines/Stationery 1,053 20.2%
Clothing 818 15.7%
Confectionery/Specialist Foods 762 14.6%
Duty Free/Souvenir 553 10.6%
Floral 841 16.1%
Furniture 1,247 23.9%
Garden Products 836 16.0%
Giftware 3,371 64.5%
Handicrafts/Hobbies 981 18.8%
Hardware 433 8.3%
Interior Decoratives 2,196 42.0%
Kitchenware/Chinaware 1,558 29.8%
NZ Made Products 2,099 40.2%
Pharmacy Products 658 12.6%
Sports 209 4.0%
Toys/Novelty Products 1,453 27.8%
Wooden Products 902 17.3%
Other 166 3.2%
Total Responses 23,600  
* Analysis by Product Interest had multiple responses from attendees % based on single visits


What type of business are you in?
Business Type Analysis No of Unique Visitors % of Attendees
Agent 42 0.8%
Animal Retail 5 0.1%
Art / Gallery / Museum 79 1.5%
Baby / Childrens products 88 1.7%
Beauty / Hairdresser / Skincare 78 1.5%
Bookseller / Newsagent / Stationer / Post Office 172 3.3%
Christmas 27 0.5%
Clothing / Footwear 181 3.5%
Confectionery / Specialist Foods 48 0.9%
Corporate Buyer / Gift Baskets 76 1.5%
Department Store 50 1.0%
Discount / Variety 54 1.0%
Duty Free / Souvenir / Tourist 64 1.2%
Education 19 0.4%
Fashion Accessories / Jewellery 155 3.0%
Florist 157 3.0%
Furniture 156 3.0%
Garden products 71 1.4%
Gift Store 1,270 24.3%
Handicrafts / Hobbies 57 1.1%
Hardware 61 1.2%
Health / Well being 51 1.0%
Homewares 236 4.5%
Hospitality / Cafe / Restaurant / Accommodation 136 2.6%
Interior Decoratives / Design 292 5.6%
Kitchenware 52 1.0%
Luggage 8 0.2%
Manufacturer / Wholesaler 101 1.9%
Media 6 0.1%
Novelty 12 0.2%
Pharmacy 384 7.4%
Promotional Company 46 0.9%
Retail 1 0.0%
Sports 8 0.2%
Supermarket / General Store 29 0.6%
Toy / Novelty Store 67 1.3%
Other 236 4.5%
No Responses Given 649 12.1%
Total Responses 5,224 100%