The annual Gift & Life Instyle Awards (GALA) is a night of celebration and recognition of creative excellence in Australia’s vibrant and innovative gift sector, which spans everything from homewares to stationery to baby and even pet accessories.
The highly anticipated fourth annual GALA will take place on site at the new ICC Sydney’s Grand Ballroom, at the end of day one of the five-day Reed Gift Fairs Sydney February. In addition to the usual glamour and prestige of the awards, the event will see the addition of an awards program specifically for Retailers for the first time.
With the addition of the new retail awards, GALA now include 23 categories across key product areas, specialty products, and talent categories.
Pictured above: The ToDo Game (shortlisted for the Kids, Toys & Games category)
The 2017 finalists include a wide range of incredible businesses and products from around the country, illustrating not only the diversity of the industry but also the innovation coming from those within it. Hunting For George’s “How to fold a fitted sheet” video, The ToDo Game, and a local maker of microfiber tea towels are perfect examples of the creativity coming from our home-grown sector members, with all three nominated as finalists.
Pictured above: Microfibre Tea Towels by KE Design (shortlisted in the Australian Made – Special Product category)
GALA is set to be the icing on the very delicious cake that is Reed Gift Fairs Sydney February, and with the Australian combined giftware and homeware sectors valued at $6.6bn, Reed Gift Fairs is more relevant and important than ever to those in the sector.
The country’s premier trading platform for buyers and sellers in the gift and homewares space, Gift 2017’s increased scale will provide buyers and sellers with unmatched opportunities to be inspired, learn new trends, network with both peers and leaders in the field, and to source and purchase the latest products.
Join us for an evening of celebration and revelry on Saturday 18 February 2017 at the Grand Ballroom, ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour. Book your ticket now.