Return of Gift & Lifestyle Fair highlights growing consumer confidence

The Gift & Lifestyle Fair is back at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre this weekend offering an opportunity for retailers, buyers and suppliers to reconnect and reignite relationships after the past few tough years.

The fair is a showcase of some of Australia’s leading independent manufacturers and suppliers currently in the market, featuring exhibitors from all areas such as gift and homewares, jewellery, fashion and beauty.

Gary Fitz-Roy, managing director of G&L organiser Expertise Events, said it was great to see a return of face-to-face consumer events as confidence in the sector returns.

“I think it’s growing,” he said. “We have had two shows in Sydney already and they all exceeded predicted numbers. People who visit shows are very qualified, they want to meet and have a conversation, see products, and learn as well.

“The show offer a dose of inspiration to rebound and reset, even our free talks are all about quick and easy ideas you can go back and implement in your business.

“Being motivated and feeling a part of something is really important given the last two years of spending so much time isolated.”