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Melbourne 2020 Gift Fair rescheduled to 2021

Mark Fletcher
July 9th, 2020 · 1 Comment

Reed just issued this statement:

An Important Update From Reed Gift Fairs

Reed Gift Fairs would like to express our ongoing concern for everyone impacted by Coronavirus.

After closely monitoring the rapidly escalating situation in Victoria and following the State and Federal Government directives, we have made the decision to reschedule the upcoming edition of Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne to 2021.

Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 31 July to 4 August 2021.

We are in unprecedented times and continue to witness first-hand the challenging impact of COVID-19 on all industries, both professionally and personally. Prior to the recent escalation of COVID-19 in Victoria, we were optimistic that Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne would run safely and successfully in October this year, and our principle focus was on ensuring that the rescheduled dates were ideally positioned to support our community. However, following consultation with you, our customers, and all other stakeholders, we have concluded that the best option is to refocus on maximising business opportunities for wholesalers and retailers in 2021 at both Reed Gift Fairs Sydney (February, ICC Sydney) and Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne (August, MCEC).

We appreciate that this is disappointing news, however we have made this decision with everyone’s health and safety as our number one priority. We can now look ahead to the 2021 editions of Reed Gift Fairs in Sydney and Melbourne with more certainty.

We will continue to do our utmost to help all our customers, partners and attendees to prepare for the 2021 events. While we are disappointed that we are unable to meet face-to-face in Melbourne in 2020, we remain committed to keeping Australia’s vibrant retail community connected over the coming months.

We once again thank all of our exhibitors, visitors and partners for their encouragement and support during this challenging time and we apologise for any inconvenience that the rescheduling to 2021 may cause. We look forward to Reed Gift Fairs in both Sydney and Melbourne returning next year with even stronger events.


Category: Newsagency challenges · Social responsibility

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Colin // Jul 9, 2020 at 8:17 PM

    Crop. This fair was never going happen


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