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Come and Play at Gift & Lifestyle Fair

By Bree Pagliuso|

Want to know the latest retail secrets? This is your starting point. Gift & Lifestyle Fair isn't just about shopping—it's about what customers want and the power of innovation and connection. Hosted in a city that loves new ideas, the event is designed to help retailers refresh the customer experience and discover new and exciting opportunities.

Who's in the mix?

We're talking about a melting pot of retail royalty – independents, online trendsetters, homeware hustlers, design legends, and even the tastemakers from hotels, restaurants, and garden centres.

It's not just about seeing; it's about experiencing.

The Gift & Lifestyle Fairs have become the stuff of legends, the go-to destination for those on the lookout for game-changing products. This is your chance to see, touch and experience new products in person and establish your relationship with beneficial supply partners.

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But hold on, the real showstopper?

Melbourne star Jo Stanley is set to light up the stage. Not just your average TV and radio presenter – she's a force of nature, a creative known for her captivating presence as the co-host of The House of Wellness TV and Radio, the brain behind the House of Wellness podcast, and the mastermind behind Play Like a Girl book series. And did we mention her roots in stand-up comedy?

Beyond the airwaves, Jo has laid the foundation for Broad Radio, Australia's radio network crafted "for women, by women," giving voice to women's diverse stories. A patron for Lighthouse Foundation and Wellsprings for Women and an ambassador for Left Write Hook, Jo Stanley is not just a speaker; she's a beacon of inspiration. Jo's insights promise to inspire business owners and managers looking to grow their businesses and offer insight from her own experiences: "Mindfulness and meditation have transformative effects. I am committed to empowering individuals, especially women, to prioritise their well-being and embrace their unique voices".

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But the Melbourne Gift & Lifestyle Fair is not just about star power – it's a curated event where innovation and industry collide. This trade-only event showcases leading suppliers in fashion, homewares, gift products, jewellery, and accessories.

Get ready to dive into a world of new products, rub shoulders with industry buyers, exhibitors and marketers., and establish exciting connections.

Register online and get ready to be wowed.

  • Sat 3 February, 10:00am - 5:00pm

  • Sun 4 February, 10:00am - 5:00pm

  • Mon 5 February, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Jo Stanley's session? Free to attend

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