Gift Directory is the brainchild of Andrea Fleming whose career spans over 22 years experience in the gift industry including trade fairs and publishing. Andrea started her career at XPO Exhibitions, introducing the first ever Christmas Stocking Fair in October 1989. She then launched the inaugural Autumn Gift Fair in 1990 and thereafter the South Island Gift Fair. Although two of these gift fairs have since changed their names, Andrea established a strong and successful portfolio for all three Gift Fairs which still remain today.
Andrea’s passion, understanding and flair for the gift industry were endorsed further by former XPO owner, Andy Hobbs, who re-hired her to launch and develop GiftBuyer Magazine, New Zealand’s only bi-monthly trade magazine for the gift, toy, homewares and stationery sectors.
Having successfully launched the magazine, she identified a gap in the market where retailers could search for products and suppliers at their ease. In 2011 she took action and created her own online business. Andrea’s vision is to develop an effective and practical vehicle for wholesalers to build their brands and their businesses, and provide a well needed easily-accessed, digital resource for retailers.
We invite you to take a closer look.
I am privileged to endorse the new innovative website Andrea Fleming has created primarily for the New Zealand Gift, Homewares, Stationery and Toy Industries.
This will become an essential buying tool for everyone saving much time and money sourcing product. A major advantage is you will be able to see new product releases as soon as they arrive without waiting to see a company representative or visit a Trade Show.
Anyone using this tool can be a jump ahead of their competitors.
Andrea has created this website after many years in the industry as for many years she was the face of our Gift Shows and has an excellent rapport with many exhibitors and retailers.
Later Andrea moved into the publishing arena and was the driving force behind the entrepreneurial GiftBuyer publication from where the idea was born to give buyers instant product sourcing availability for the benefit of retailers and wholesalers.
I would suggest this is a "must have" tool if you are serious about your business.
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Gift Directory Ltd
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