Apparel Expo

Apparel Expo



Click here for a list of Suppliers and Retailers attending! COMING SOON

Composite runs twice yearly Apparel Expos for both men's and womenswear, to reflect the Summer and Winter fashion seasons.

The expos bring together over 40 top industry suppliers of men's and women's apparel and accessories, allowing independent retailers from around the country to view, source and purchase product for the coming season.

In addition to product displays, the expos also offer Composite members and suppliers opportunities to network and gain valuable industry insight through guest speakers and workshops. Past expo highlights have included presentations on Facebook for business, visual merchandising, and giving the ultimate in customer service in order to build your business' brand.

The expos also feature a professional fashion show that showcases key supplier product and trends, followed by a group dinner and entertainment. Now on for one very full day, the expos are growing and developing with each new season.

If you are interested in attending the Composite Apparel Expos, please contact Manager, Melanie Brown - or Apparel Coordinator -





Gift Fairs

Gift Fairs

Composite Retail Group gift and homewares suppliers and retailers are very active at the NZ Gift Fairs in both Auckland and Christchurch each each year.

Suppliers to this ever-expanding division of Composite are clearly identifiable at the shows making it easy for member retailers to identify the suppliers they know will give the best margin and discounts on product. The event also provides networking opportunities and Composite is active in organising a retailer dinner at each show where like-minded member stores can enjoy a meal, share ideas, and hear presentations from key suppliers.

For more information on this division and its events, click here to visit the Gift & Homewares page.

Click here to visit the NZ Gift Fairs site.

Flooring First Conference

Flooring First Conference

The Flooring First group holds an annual conference each September.

These conferences are a hugely valuable resource to member stores as they offer a chance to plan group promotions for the coming year and share ideas on in-store merchandising, sales training and technical upskilling as well as fostering a positive sense of camaraderie among the 23+ stores nationwide.

Additionally, the conferences are well-attended by key suppliers to the industry, who use the conferences as a forum to launch new product, introduce discounts and promotions, and build excellent working realtionships.

The conferences also feature guest presenters from highly regarded leaders of the industry.

To find out more about the Flooring First Group, visit



Furniture Sourcing China

Furniture Sourcing China

The Furniture division of Composite is active in leading delegations to some of the biggest furniture expos in the Asia Pacific region. Representative retailers from around New Zealand have the opportunity to travel twice a year to Singapore, Vietnam and China to source product for the direct import programme.

Composite's role in organising these trips is significant, with the organisation offering support with travel and accommodation arrangements, visa guidance and entry to the main expos.

If you're not already enjoying the benefits of the Composite Furniture division, click here to visit the Furniture page.

Coming Events

Coming Events




Frontline Australian Buying Event (FABE):
  • Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre - 27, 28 August


Fashion Exposed

  • Melbourne - 26-27 August
 Winter 18 Apparel Expo:
  •  Alexandra Park Raceway, Auckland - 29, 30 August

Footwear Expos:

  • CityLife - 29 July, 1 August
  • Christchurch Footwear Expo - 12-15 August
  • Taupo - 19-22 August
Gift and Homeware Fairs:
  • Spring - ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland - 27-29 August

Furniture Trade Shows:
  • CIFF, Guangzhou - 11-14 September
  • Furniture China - 12-15 September



Footwear Expos

Footwear Expos

Save the dates for the upcoming Footwear Expos:

CityLife Footwear Expo - 29 July, 1 August

Christchurch Footwear Expo - 12-15 August

Taupo Footwear Expo - 19-22 August

At Composite, we organise a range of events each year to bring added value to our members. From large scale industry-only trade shows, through to overseas product sourcing trips, through to small design and strategy meetings, we aim to use our calendar of events to bring great product, margin and prices to the independent retailer. Contact your dedicated divisional manager for any enquiries.