winter 2018 What's On

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We have so many amazing features at this year’s Winter Gift Fair. To make sure you don’t miss out and ensure you get the most from your Winter Gift Fair experience, check out the below MUST-SEE features at the fair.

Quick Links 
Directions to Horncastle Arena | Gift Magazine | Seminars | Floorplan

Opening hours: SUN: 9AM-5PM | MON: 9AM-5PM

Your morning walk
Take yourself on a little tour of the arena and scope out everything on offer before diving right in. Just like in a retail environment sometimes the best finds are just off the high street! Ensure you allow enough time to visit all exhibitor’s to find your treasured new best sellers

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Kiwi Quarter showcases unique New Zealand made products and will hopefully inspire you to source, sample and purchase ranges that are made right here in beautiful Aotearoa. You can also identify all the stands exhibiting NZ Made products by the Kiwi symbol on their Magazine listing and stand signage throughout the fair. 


wgf web onestopshop apreski2Après Ski Lounge is the perfect place to stop by if you feel like you need to take a break, here you can warm up and relax with a spiced mulled wine, or a coffee and peruse the showcase of Wintery products from your favourite Winter Gift fairs exhibitors.

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Design Exchange showcases the very latest and on-trend products to hit the market. Make sure you take some time to explore this area to source some stylish new products.

The Interactive New Product Showcase will enable you to get up close and personal with our special display of 2018’s newest products!

FREE SEMINARS - 2 Seminars each day
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Sunday 17 June 

12:00 PM
Glenys Hoskins-Hill from Le Forge will be sharing her expertise on Celebrating all things Visual. An inspiring presentation on how to keep your store looking fresh.

2:30 PM
Dr John Murray from Massey University; John will be discussing Digital Disruption - The opportunities and challenges facing NZ retailers.

Monday 18 June 

12:00 PM (Repeat of Sunday session) 
Glenys Hoskins-Hill from Le Forge will be sharing her expertise on Celebrating all things Visual. An inspiring presentation on how to keep your store looking fresh.

2.30 PM 

Ric Horsfall from Web Ninja NZ will be discussing the change in technology and how you make life easier for yourself and your customers through the use of technology 



Visit the Gift Trader Stand and see how you can continue discovering and sourcing new products from Gift Fairs exhibitors year round.



Before you leave the fair don’t forget visit the People’s Choice Awards stand and place your vote for your favourite exhibitor across 6 different categories. Reward your favourite exhibitors for their great work! Winners will be drawn at 3.00 PM on Monday. 



We also have a NEW travel prize that will be drawn each day!  Make sure you complete your entry form with confirmed orders from 5 different exhibitors to be in to win one of the daily $1000 House Of Travel gift cards. Winners will be drawn at 4.00 PM each day.

How to enter for the Daily Prize:

  • Visit NZ Gift Fairs
  • Place a minimum of five orders with five different suppliers
  • Fill out the entry form
  • Place it in the entry box at Show Information before the final hour of the show


Be part of the action and follow us on Instagram by sharing your pics with #nzgiftfairs, there are prizes to be won daily!

Next Event

Winter Gift Fair 2019 9 - 10 June 2019 Horncastle Arena, Christchurch View Google Map

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