Sunday November 27th saw Bartercard members as far as Sydney flock to the Gold Coast’s Parklands Showground for the annual Gold Coast Region Christmas Trade Show where just over $1.5 million in transactions took place during the five hour event.
This was boasted as the biggest trade show on the Gold Coast in over six years with by far the best variety of product.
South Gold Coast Trading Manager Renee Drew said “Over 160 stands with everything from children’s toys, clothing and surfboards to high end jewellery and kitchenware.”
There was definitely something for everyone.
Trade show organizer and Gold Coast Trading Manager, Fiona Dixon, was very excited about the family friendly event.
“We had live music, Titans players and a photographer to take pictures, Santa even came down for a visit. It was extremely hot but I’m very happy with the result” she said.
The line up at the doors for the 10am opening was a sign that stall holders were in for a successful day.
Bartercard Founder and South Gold Coast Franchise Principal Andrew Federowsky said. “Our members turned out in masses to snatch up Christmas gifts for family, friends and clients, which allowed them to keep that precious cash flow in their business over the holiday season.”
South Gold Coast’s Events Coordinator Karren Griffiths said “The two Gold Coast franchises are the most powerful in Bartercard Australia and we were able to pull off this massive event but it wouldn’t have been possible without our members and their top quality products and services.”