Monday, February 28, 2011
Sydney Gift Trade Fair
I have just returned from a wonderful few days at the annual Sydney February gift trade fair.
I just love these events, and after 22 years I never tire of them, only I seem to be more tired when I get home.
There are three trade fairs to attend. The first is Life in Style which is held a few days earlier that the other two. I just love this fair. It's a fairly new fair compared to the other two, and showcases a lot of the new and upcoming young designers. I always find something new and interesting, and this year was no exception. I have picked up several new companies, which will be showcased on raptup.com.au over the next few weeks.
The other two fairs are the Reed gift fair which is held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour and the Home and Giving Fair held at Sydney Showgrounds at Homebush.
These two companies run complimentary ferry and bus services between the fairs, making it very easy for us buyers to complete our buying without having to worry about trying to negotiate Sydney traffic.
I spend considerable time at all of these fairs, sourcing new products which is a very integral part of keeping the website as fresh and up to date as possible.
Of course it's not all business and after the fairs finish each day we take in the wonderful restaurants of Darling Harbour and the Rocks district.
There is nothing more relaxing after a day of buying, sitting beside Darling Harbour. watching the water craft and the twinkling lights of the city with a glass of wine.
I am very excited with my buying choices. I will be adding several new companies to the website and I will be sure to let you all know when new stock has arrived.