Next Gift Fair

Spring Gift & Homeware Fair

Spring Gift & Homeware Fair

ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland
9am - 6pm Sunday & Monday
9am - 4pm Tuesday

Entry

Entry to the New Zealand Gift Fairs is free if you pre-register - registration at the show will cost you $20.

Frequently Asked Questions for Exhibitors

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  • On Fair days, what time can I get in to prepare my stand each day

Access with security passes is permitted 1 hour prior to the Fair opening. You will not be able to gain access to the Halls without your exhibitor badge.

Exhibitors will be required to vacate the pavilions 5 minutes after the close of each show day.

If you need extra time to prepare your stand you will need to let 'Show Info' know so security can be advised.

  • What are the breakdown times

The pulling down or removal of equipment from stands is not permitted until the Fair officially closes. The Fair willl close to the public at 4pm on Tuesday, the third day of the Fair.

ANY DISMANTLING OF STANDS BEFORE THIS TIME POSES SERIOUS OSH IMPLICATIONS & FINES COULD BE IMPOSED.

Everything must be removed by 12 noon, Wednesday, the day after the Fair finishes.

We urge all exhibitors to have personnel on your stand for the duration of breakdown to ensure stand security is maintained.

Times;

Autumn Gift

Tuesday 5th March; 3.00pm - 8.00pm

Wednesday 6th March; 8.00am - 12noon

Winter Gift

Tuesday 17th June; 3.00pm - 8.00pm

Wednesday 18th June; 8.00am - 12noon

Spring Gift

Tuesday 2nd September; 3.00pm - 8.00pm

Wednesday 3rd September; 8.00am - 12noon

 

  • Are there special hotel accommodation rates for the Fairs

Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, Novotel & Ibis Ellerslie and The Quest Newmarket are hotel partners for Autumn and Spring Gift. Novotel & Ibis Christchurch, Rendezvous Christchurch and Chateau on the Park are the hotel Partners for Winter Gift.

For more information please visit the 'Fair Details' for each individual Fair.

  • Build up at the Fair

On arrival at the exhibition for build up, exhibitors should first check their stand. There you will find a white envelope, containing your exhibitor security badges. Please check them immediately and see us for any changes at Show Info.

It is imperative that exhibitors wear these passes at all times during build-up, breakdown and exhibition opening times to obtain access to the halls.  For security reasons, those without passes will be refused entry. 

Your Exhibitor badge will also give you entry to the Exhibitor Car Park.

Please ensure that your designers/contractors/builders all have badges to gain access to the Halls.

Vehicles are not permitted in the pavilions when carpet has been laid.  If you have heavy equipment that needs to be brought in by forklift and need access before the carpet has been laid, please contact Niamh Finn prior to build-up.

For Spring Gift : NO VEHICLES OR FORKLIFTS ARE ALLOWED IN HALL 7

  • What are the build-up times

Autumn Gift

Friday 1st March; 8am - 6pm
Saturday 2nd March; 8am - 6pm

Winter Gift

Friday 13th June; 8am - 6pm
Saturday 14th June; 8am - 6pm

Spring Gift

Friday 29th August; 8am - 6pm
Saturday 30tht August; 8am - 6pm

  • Fair Days

Please remember to wear your Exhibitor Badge on Fair Days.

Autumn Gift 2014

Sunday 1st March; 9am – 6pm

Monday 2nd March; 9am – 6pm

Tuesday 3rd March; 9am – 4pm

Winter Gift 2014

Sunday 15th June; 9am – 5pm

Monday 16th June; 9am – 5pm

Tuesday 17th June; 9am – 3pm

Spring Gift 2014

Sunday 31st August; 9am – 6pm

Monday 1st September; 9am – 6pm

Tuesday 2nd September; 9am – 4pm

  • I cannot remember my Exhibitor login details

If you have deleted/lost the email that was sent to with your login details please email alyssa@xpo.co.nz

  • Where do I enter my Gift magazine details

To enter your details for the Gift Magazine go to the 'Exhibitor Information' tab and choose 'Manage my Gift Fairs'

When you enter your login details you will be able to see the 'Gift Magazine' area where you can upload your information.

You can log out and re-enter these area up until the cut off dates.

If you have any problems please email niamh@xpo.co.nz

  • How do I organise Exhibitor name badges

All staff working on your stand should wear an Exhibitor name badge.

To enter the names you need on your Exhibitor badges go to the 'Exhibitor Information' tab and choose 'Manage my Gift Fairs'

When you enter your login details you will be able to see the 'Exhibitor Badges' area where you can upload the names you need.

You can log out and re-enter these area up until the cut off dates.

If you have any problems please email niamh@xpo.co.nz

Please note; Exhibitor badges are not sent out prior to the Fair. On arrival at the Fair for build-up, check your stand. There you will find a white envelope, containing your Exhibitor badges. Please check them immediately and see us for any changes at the Show Info.

  • What is the Gift magazine

The Gift magazine (formerly know as the Buyers Guide) is mailed out to all key visitors prior to the Fair. This gives visitors the opportunity to plan their Fair route and view the latest products in the New Product Showcase before they even get to the Fair.

As part of your show package, every exhibitor is entitled to one stand listing in the Gift magazine. You also have the option to advertise in the magazine also. (this is at an additional cost)

To enter the details that you want to appear in the Gift magazine please use your login details at www.giftfairs.co.nz/managemygiftfairs

  • How thick are the panels on my stand

The panels are 4.4cm thick.

  • Can I nail or screw items to the panels

Definitely not. Please do not screw or nail any items to the panels. This would be considered damage and you would be charged for any damage to the panels. 

Art hooks and Velcro can be used for attaching signage etc to your stand. These can be purchased from Exhibition Hire Services during build up. Please go to their desk located in the Main Foyer.

  • Can I cut the carpet

No – absolutely not.  You would be charged the cost of a new carpet tile if the carpet is damaged.  If you would like your carpet tiles removed please contact Sharon, from Exhibition Hire Services , on +64 9 579 9884.

  • Is there storage onsite during the Fair

We have limited storage facilities for empty boxes and other items onsite.  Please enquire at the Show Info in the main foyer for locations.

  • How do I organise freight?

You can use a carrier of your choice or go with our recommended freight company Mondiale.  Mondiale has access to the halls before exhibitors are permitted to shift in, so when you arrive on Friday morning, your product will be already on your stand.  Contact details for Mondiale: Penny Haimona,  09 255 3317  or penny.haimona@mondiale.co.nz

  • Why have I received an invoice from FAIR Guide or EXPO Guide?

We have been advised that exhibitors at our shows are again being targeted by FAIR Guide and EXPO Guide for "Free" Directory Listings on their websites.
Unfortunately, this issue comes up time and again when our exhibitors are targeted through questionable tactics by online Exhibition Directories, such as the two highlighted here.

Before you sign up for ANY online listing directory, please ensure you read the fine print very carefully.
Please be aware that the fine print of their contracts includes a charge of approx US$1500 - US$1700 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.
You may also find further information about Fairguide & ExpoGuide at;

http://stopecg.org/
http://www.energygrid.com/watchdog/2008/11-expoguide.html
http://www.elmia.se/en/Be-aware-of-ExpoGuide-and-Fairguide/
http://www.mukaumedia.co.uk/expoguide-scam-decide-yawn/
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=111&objectid=10433680