Selling Now

Selling has now commenced for the following shows:

28 - 30 August 2016
05 - 07 March 2017
18 - 20 June 2017

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 Donna Swain, Litesha Buffett, or Emma Nightingale to discuss.  Email Donna  Email LiteshaEmail Emma

 

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 2015

Survey of Attendance

Daily Visits
Unique visitor Attendance
 Repeat  Total Visits
1-Mar-15
1,843  - 1,843
2-Mar-15
1,279 446 1,725
3-Mar-15
630 468 1,098
Totals
3,752 914 4,666

 

Geographical Analysis

Auckland (Greater Auckland area) 1,803 48.10%
Bay of Islands 28 0.70%
Blenheim 15 0.40%
Cambridge 44 1.20%
Christchurch 131 3.50%
Dargaville 16 0.40%
Dunedin 25 0.60%
Gisborne 30 0.80%
Hamilton 169 4.50%
Invercargill 17 0.50%
Kaitaia & Far North 17 0.50%
Lower Hutt 20 0.50%
Masterton 15 0.40%
Matamata 16 0.40%
Napier/Hastings/Havelock North 63 1.70%
New Plymouth 44 1.20%
Palmerston North 32 0.90%
Rotorua 42 1.10%
Taupo 27 0.70%
Tauranga/Mount Maunganui /Papamoa 176 4.70%
Te Awamutu 24 0.60%
Thames 18 0.50%
Wanganui 15 0.40%
Wellington 43 1.10%
Whakatane 29 0.80%
Whangamata 17 0.50%
Whangarei 66 1.80%
Other cities (count less than 20) 780 20.70%
Total New Zealand 3,722 99.20%
     
Australia 17 0.50%
Other Overseas 13 0.30%
Total Attendees 3,752 100%

 

Job Function Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
Category Buyer 13 0.20%
Designer / Display / Florist 138 3.70%
Owner / Partner / Director 1,292 34.40%
Shop Manager / Head Buyer / Corporate Buyer 502 13.40%
Staff / Shop Assistant / Assistant Buyer 384 10.20%
Other 85 2.30%
No Responses Given 1,338 35.70%
Total Responses 3,752 100%

 

Business Type  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
Agent 35 0.90%
Art / Gallery / Museum 46 1.20%
Baby / Childrens products 66 1.80%
Beauty /Hairdresser / Skincare 29 0.80%
Bookseller / Newsagent / Stationery / Post Office 82 2.20%
Christmas 15 0.40%
Clothing / Footwear 79 2.10%
Corporate Buyer / Gift Baskets 26 0.70%
Department Store 28 0.70%
Discount / Variety 18 0.50%
Duty Free / Souvenir / Tourist 46 1.20%
Education 7 0.20%
Fashion Accessories / Jewellery 75 2.00%
Florist 81 2.20%
Food / Confectionery 34 0.90%
Furniture 98 2.60%
Garden 54 1.40%
Gift 533 14.30%
Handicrafts / Hobbies 27 0.70%
Hardware 31 0.80%
Health / Wellbeing 22 0.60%
Homewares 199 5.30%
Hospitality 69 1.80%
Interior Decoratives / Design 248 6.60%
Kitchenware 22 0.60%
Luggage 4 0.10%
Manufacturer / Wholesaler 56 1.50%
Media 4 0.10%
Novelty 10 0.30%
Pet / Accessories 10 0.30%
Pharmacy 117 3.10%
Promotional Company 26 0.70%
Sports 3 0.10%
Supermarket / General 6 0.20%
Toys 57 1.50%
Other 115 3.10%
No Responses Given 1,374 36.50%
Total Responses 3,752 100%

 

Purchasing Role  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
Influence purchasing decisions 594 15.80%
No influence on buying decisions 58 1.50%
Responsible for purchasing decisions 1,702 45.40%
No Responses Given 1,398 37.30%
Total Responses 3,752 100%

 

Purchasing Power  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
None 139 3.70%
$0-$499 64 1.70%
$500-$999 121 3.20%
$1,000-$4,999 403 10.70%
$5,000-$9,999 461 12.30%
$10,000-$49,999 551 14.70%
$50,000-$99,999 171 4.60%
$100,000 + 298 7.90%
No Responses Given 1,544 41.20%
Total Responses 3,613 100%

 

Number of Employees  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
Yourself 192 5.10%
1-5 1,340 35.70%
6-10 317 8.40%
11-20 190 5.10%
21-50 80 2.10%
51-100 60 1.60%
101+ 32 0.90%
No Responses Given 1,541 41.10%
Total Responses 3,752 100%

 

Products of Interest  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
Art 470 12.50%
Baby / Childrens products 428 11.40%
Beauty / Skincare 123 3.30%
Books / Magazine / Stationery 158 4.20%
Clothing / Footwear 106 2.80%
Duty Free / Souvenirs 26 0.70%
Floral 105 2.80%
Food / Confectionery 51 1.40%
Furniture 159 4.20%
Garden 50 1.30%
Giftware 333 8.90%
Handicrafts / Hobbies 37 1.00%
Hardware 28 0.70%
Health / Wellbeing 236 6.30%
Interior Decoratives 811 21.60%
Jewellery / Accessories 385 10.30%
Kitchenware / Chinaware 179 4.80%
Luggage 24 0.60%
Novelty 48 1.30%
NZ Made 171 4.60%
Pet / Accessories 15 0.40%
Pharmacy 24 0.60%
Promotional 27 0.70%
Souvenir / Tourist 36 1.00%
Sports 8 0.20%
Toys 45 1.20%
Other 39 1.00%
Total Responses 4,122

 

Reasons to attend  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
To source new suppliers 1,689 45.00%
To see new products 1,922 51.20%
To place orders 1,289 34.40%
I am thinking of purchasing a stand in the future 170 4.50%
Other 9 0.20%
Total Responses 5,079

 

 

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 2015

Survey of Attendance

Daily Visits
Unique visitor Attendance
 Repeat  Total Visits
7-Jun-15 758  - 758
8-Jun-15 490 85 575
9-Jun-15 309 152 461
Totals
1,557 237 1,794

 

Geographical Analysis

Amberley 13 0.80%
Ashburton 52 3.30%
Auckland 40 2.60%
Blenheim 29 1.90%
Christchurch 812 52.20%
Dunedin 39 2.50%
Greymouth 15 1.00%
Hanmer Springs 17 1.10%
Invercargill 19 1.20%
Kaiapoi 20 1.30%
Kaikoura 12 0.80%
Leeston 11 0.70%
Lincoln 15 1.00%
Methven 10 0.60%
Nelson 14 0.90%
Oamaru 19 1.20%
Oxford 17 1.10%
Queenstown 10 0.60%
Rangiora 57 3.70%
Timaru 70 4.50%
Twizel 10 0.60%
Wanaka 14 0.90%
Wellington 19 1.20%
Other towns less than 10 212 13.60%
Total New Zealand 1,546 99.30%
     
Australia 9 0.60%
Other Overseas 2 0.10%
Total Attendees 1,557 100%

 

Job Function  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
Category Buyer 2 0.10%
Corporate Buyer 51 3.30%
Designer / Display / Florist 50 3.20%
Owner / Partner / Director 513 32.90%
Shop Manager / Head Buyer / Corporate Buyer 177 11.40%
Staff / Shop Assistant / Assistant Buyer 211 13.60%
Other 37 2.40%
No Responses Given 516 33.10%
Total Responses 1,557 100%

 

Business Type  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
Agent 18 1.20%
Art / Gallery / Museum 15 1.00%
Baby / Childrens products 19 1.20%
Beauty /Hairdresser / Skincare 22 1.40%
Bookseller / Newsagent / Stationery / Post Office 33 2.10%
Christmas 4 0.30%
Clothing / Footwear 40 2.60%
Corporate Buyer / Gift Baskets 13 0.80%
Department Store 9 0.60%
Discount / Variety 9 0.60%
Duty Free / Souvenir / Tourist 26 1.70%
Education 5 0.30%
Fashion Accessories / Jewellery 19 1.20%
Florist 37 2.40%
Food / Confectionery 20 1.30%
Furniture 36 2.30%
Garden 22 1.40%
Gift 182 11.70%
Handicrafts / Hobbies 23 1.50%
Hardware 24 1.50%
Health / Wellbeing 19 1.20%
Homewares 66 4.20%
Hospitality 49 3.10%
Interior Decoratives / Design 88 5.70%
Kitchenware 7 0.40%
Manufacturer / Wholesaler 17 1.10%
Media 1 0.10%
Novelty 8 0.50%
Pet / Accessories 4 0.30%
Pharmacy 84 5.40%
Promotional Company 1 0.10%
Sports 2 0.10%
Supermarket / General 8 0.50%
Toys 10 0.60%
Other 51 3.30%
No Responses Given 566 36.30%
Total Responses 1,557 100%

 

Purchasing Role  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
Influence purchasing decisions 282 18.10%
No influence on buying decisions 15 1.00%
Responsible for purchasing decisions 683 43.90%
No Responses Given 577 37.00%
Total Responses 1,557 100%

 

Purchasing Power  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
None 33 2.10%
$0-$499 29 1.90%
$500-$999 68 4.40%
$1,000-$4,999 222 14.30%
$5,000-$9,999 218 14.00%
$10,000-$49,999 217 13.90%
$50,000-$99,999 43 2.80%
$100,000 + 82 5.30%
No Responses Given 645 41.30%
Total Responses 1,557 100%

 

Number of Employees  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
Yourself 96 6.20%
1-5 501 32.20%
6-10 150 9.60%
11-20 72 4.60%
21-50 36 2.30%
51-100 19 1.20%
101+ 9 0.60%
No Responses Given 674 43.30%
Total Responses 1,557 100%

 

Products of Interest  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
Art 193 12.40%
Baby / Childrens products 198 12.70%
Beauty / Skincare 156 10.00%
Books / Magazine / Stationery 174 11.20%
Clothing / Footwear 135 8.70%
Duty Free / Souvenirs 63 4.00%
Floral 161 10.30%
Food / Confectionery 151 9.70%
Furniture 248 15.90%
Garden 212 13.60%
Giftware 630 40.50%
Handicrafts / Hobbies 126 8.10%
Hardware 95 6.10%
Health / Wellbeing 135 8.70%
Interior Decoratives 443 28.50%
Jewellery / Accessories 300 19.20%
Kitchenware / Chinaware 265 17.00%
Luggage 41 2.60%
Novelty 139 8.90%
NZ Made 240 15.40%
Pet / Accessories 32 2.10%
Pharmacy 100 6.40%
Promotional 75 4.80%
Souvenir / Tourist 150 9.60%
Sports 36 2.30%
Toys 150 9.60%
Other 20 1.30%
Total Responses 4,673

 

Reasons to attend  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
To source new suppliers 704 45.20%
To see new products 797 51.20%
To place orders 542 34.80%
I am thinking of purchasing a stand in the future 36 2.30%
Other 11 0.70%
Total Responses 2,090

 

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 2015

Survey of Attendance

Daily Visits
Unique visitor Attendance
 Repeat  Total Visits
30-Aug-15 2,797  - 2,797
31-Aug-15 1,520 707 2,227
1-Sep-15 897 637 1,534
Totals
5,214 1,344 6,558

 

Geographical Analysis

Auckland (Greater Auckland area) 2,370 45.50%
Bay of Islands 54 1.10%
Blenheim 31 0.60%
Cambridge 30 0.60%
Christchurch 207 4.00%
Dargaville 21 0.40%
Dunedin 47 0.90%
Gisborne 41 0.80%
Hamilton 262 5.00%
Invercargill 46 0.90%
Lower Hutt 24 0.50%
Masterton 22 0.40%
Matamata 25 0.50%
Morrinsville 23 0.40%
Napier/Hastings/Havelock North 106 2.00%
Nelson 32 0.60%
New Plymouth 80 1.50%
Ngatea 20 0.40%
Otorohanga 23 0.40%
Palmerston North 33 0.60%
Paraparaumu 23 0.40%
Queenstown 36 0.70%
Rotorua 76 1.50%
Taupo 56 1.10%
Tauranga/Mount Maunganui /Papamoa 235 4.50%
Te Awamutu 25 0.50%
Thames 28 0.50%
Timaru 21 0.40%
Waipa 21 0.40%
Wanganui 28 0.50%
Warkworth 38 0.70%
Wellington 92 1.80%
Whakatane 23 0.40%
Whangamata 31 0.60%
Whangarei 93 1.80%
Whitianga 32 0.60%
Other cities (count less than 20) 804 15.40%
Total New Zealand 5,159 98.80%
     
Australia 40 0.80%
Other Overseas 15 0.30%
Total Attendees 5,214 100%

 

Job Function  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
Category Buyer 9 0.20%
Corporate Buyer 185 3.50%
Designer / Display / Florist 197 3.80%
Owner / Partner / Director 2,065 39.60%
Shop Manager / Head Buyer / Corporate Buyer 661 12.70%
Staff / Shop Assistant / Assistant Buyer 681 13.10%
Other 119 2.30%
No Responses Given 1,297 24.80%
Total Responses 5,214 100%

 

Business Type  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
Agent 47 0.90%
Art / Gallery / Museum 103 2.00%
Baby / Childrens products 97 1.90%
Beauty /Hairdresser / Skincare 54 1.00%
Bookseller / Newsagent / Stationery / Post Office 134 2.60%
Christmas 15 0.30%
Clothing / Footwear 147 2.80%
Confectionery / Specialist Foods 3 0.10%
Corporate Buyer / Gift Baskets 58 1.10%
Department Store 37 0.70%
Discount / Variety 34 0.70%
Duty Free / Souvenir / Tourist 79 1.50%

 

What is your purchasing role?
Education 18 0.40%
Fashion Accessories / Jewellery 104 2.00%
Florist 127 2.40%
Food / Confectionery 48 0.90%
Furniture 142 2.70%
Garden 101 1.90%
Gift 789 15.10%
Handicrafts / Hobbies 42 0.80%
Hardware 48 0.90%
Health / Wellbeing 58 1.10%
Homewares 317 6.10%
Hospitality 116 2.20%
Interior Decoratives / Design 335 6.40%
Kitchenware 40 0.80%
Luggage 1 0.00%
Manufacturer / Wholesaler 85 1.60%
Media 7 0.10%
Novelty 10 0.20%
Pet / Accessories 7 0.10%
Pharmacy 327 6.30%
Promotional Company 44 0.90%
Sports 5 0.10%
Supermarket / General 25 0.50%
Toys 77 1.50%
Other 194 3.70%
No Responses Given 1,339 25.70%
Total Responses 5,214 100%

 

Purchasing Power  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
None 223 4.30%
$0-$499 99 1.90%
$500-$999 191 3.70%
$1,000-$4,999 799 15.30%
$5,000-$9,999 741 14.20%
$10,000-$49,999 913 17.50%
$50,000-$99,999 224 4.30%
$100,000 + 439 8.40%
No Responses Given 1,585 30.40%
Total Responses 5,214 100%

 

Number of Employees  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
Yourself 327 6.30%
1-5 2,085 40.00%
6-10 534 10.20%
11-20 308 5.90%
21-50 125 2.40%
51-100 73 1.40%
101+ 69 1.30%
No Responses Given 1,693 32.50%
Total Responses 5,214 100%

 

Products of Interest  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
Accessories / Jewellery 1,310 25.10%
Art 946 18.10%
Baby / Childrens products 906 17.40%
Beauty / Skincare 674 12.90%
Books / Magazine / Stationery 670 12.90%
Clothing / Footwear 522 10.00%
Duty Free / Souvenirs 305 5.80%
Floral 638 12.20%
Food / Confectionery 584 11.20%
Furniture 1,063 20.40%
Garden 772 14.80%
Giftware 2,464 47.30%
Handicrafts / Hobbies 548 10.50%
Hardware 276 5.30%
Health / Wellbeing 535 10.30%
Interior Decoratives 1,674 32.10%
Ki tchenware / Chinaware 900 17.30%
Luggage 170 3.30%
Novelty 567 10.90%
NZ Made 1,271 24.40%
Pet / Accessories 156 3.00%
Pharmacy 380 7.30%
Promotional 277 5.30%
Souvenir / Tourist 704 13.50%
Sports 134 2.60%
Toys / Novelty products 681 13.10%
Other 86 1.60%
Total Responses 19,213

 

Reasons to attend  Number of Unique Visitors  % of Attendees
To source new suppliers 2,876 55.20%
To see new products 3,174 60.90%
To place orders 2,206 42.30%
I am thinking of purchasing a stand in the future 222 4.30%
Other 18 0.30%
Total Responses 8,496