WHy a TraDe eVeNT? Unlike Europe and the US, Australia’s economy is strong. In fact, while the rest of the world suffered through the global economic climate crisis, Australia’s economy continues to expand. Australia never went into recession! In today’s market you now need to not only ‘meet’ your market needs, but also evolve and anticipate them too. After monitoring world craft trends and comparing other exhibitions around the globe with research findings, it was recognised that the time had come for the establishment of a dedicated event that catered for all categories of craft and hobbies that is focussed on significantly contributing to the Australian craft industry – ensuring that it continues to maintain, grow and prosper. CTS-2013 is designed to further unite the industry and give craft and hobby product designers, distributors, wholesalers and manufacturers a central marketplace. ouR plan idEntifiEs fivE pillaRs that aRE pivotal to thE EvEnt’s suCCEss: 1. Knowing the customer 2. Geographic location 3. Quality products/services 4. Retail education and development 5. Establish stronger partnership programs between trade and retail We have a strategic working relationship that mutually supports and cross promotes each others events. Both organisations are committed to developing and growing the craft industry and the creative communities within each country. It makes sense to share common ground for the good of the industry.
Craft and Hobby Trade Show 2013
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