The Australian Gift and Homewares Association (AGHA) has announced the return of its Sydney Gift Fair after a two-year hiatus, with the event set to kick-start the Sydney Showground exhibition season in February.
Running from 18 – 21 February 2022, the trade event will be adapting to the “new norm” by adopting COVID-Safe protocols and procedures, increasing open spaces and aisleways and enhancing social distancing opportunities.
“Continually cancelling business-to-business events would lead to a huge shift and downturn in the way people market their businesses, make sales and communicate with clients and suppliers,” said AGHA CEO Wayne Castle.
“As the leading industry Association in the gift and homewares sector, it is incumbent on AGHA to help the industry thrive in a new norm.”
Sydney Showground general manager Darryl Jeffrey said the venue had “been by AGHA’s side for over twenty years”.
“The Sydney Showground team are delighted to welcome back the AGHA Sydney Gift Fair this February and work with the team to deliver a Covid-safe event which supports not only the gift and homewares sector but also exhibitions and trades events,” he said.
“As we all continue to navigate events in a changing world, Sydney Showground will adapt with our clients, providing the extra support and collaboration needed between venue and organiser to help deliver exciting and safe events in 2022 and beyond.”