Last Spring, the Board of Directors made the difficult decision to suspend the Fall edition of the Quebec Gift Fair due to steady declines in square footage and attendance. At that time, the Board announced their intention to continue running the Spring edition, providing it remained relevant to the customers it served.
At a recent Board Meeting, the post show Spring 2017 exhibitor and retailer surveys were reviewed. Coupled with the anticipated decline in interest in the market and the expected size of the Spring 2018 show, the Board decided it is simply not financially responsible or feasible to continue with future Spring Quebec Gift Fairs as well.
Therefore, the Association will no longer be running the Quebec Gift Fair.
We thank you for your patronage in the past and look forward to seeing you at a future Toronto or Alberta Gift Fair.
Chair, Board of Directors