Reed Gift Fair

  • Posted on February 21, 2011 at 7:37 PM

On Saturday, I went in to Darling Harbour to the trade only Reed Gift Fair. I’d been previously with my Mum for their business but this was the first time I was going as me, a business owner myself.

The day didn’t start well with trains terminating one stop before the one I wanted (of course there was no notification of this by CityRail at my boarding station) so I got the bus from there to the next station then walked as planned. Unfortunately my choice of shoes didn’t work well and I had several blisters before I’d even arrived.

The day improved significantly and my brain was exploding with ideas! It takes up all 7 exhibition halls, PLUS a promenade row PLUS an outdoor (not very well airconditioned) hall.

I’d gone to get display ideas as I will be sharing a stand in the same exhibition centre in June for the Craft and Quilt Fair (very exciting prospect), for the Stanhope Doll, Bear and Craft fair in 2 weeks and also to find some suppliers.

For 6 hours I walked and talked, handed out business cards, looked and thought. At the end I just needed to sit down, enjoy a snack and wait for my little family to come in to collect me (with a different pair of shoes) and to have dinner out. (See my other blog for that story!!)

Now to get busy making stock for the fair :)

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