All Systems Go! PG Live 2021 Is Open For Registration

The daffodils are out, Spring is almost upon us, the kids are going back to school – and registration for Progressive Greetings Live 2021, is now open!

Retail buyers, distributors and licensees are invited to book their free tickets to the ‘greatest greeting card show’, which is all set to place on Tuesday 27 July and Wednesday 28 July at London’s Business Design Centre.

Click here to register.

As announced a couple of weeks ago, the dates for PG Live 2021 were shifted from its original early June timing to the end of July (https://www.pgbuzz.net/pg-live-2021-is-to-now-take-place-27-28-july-at-londons-bdc/), well after the date (June 21) that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cited as when social distancing measures are expected to no longer be in place.

Above: Jump for joy! The countdown is on for PG Live 2021.
Above: Jump for joy! The countdown is on for PG Live 2021.

“Thankfully the Covid situation is improving by the day in the UK, with the vaccine rollout ahead of schedule. By moving PG Live from early June to late July allows for an extra seven weeks of people’s confidence to build as we all embrace the new dawn,” explained Warren Lomaxjoint show director of PG Live. Having spoken to so many of the exhibitors over the last few months, Warren added that “it has come across loud and clear that the greeting card community really wants PG Live to go ahead, so that retailers can see in the flesh all the inspiring new ranges and designs that publishers have been creating.”

Sharing her joy at the very thought of PG Live, Sarah Moughtin, card buyer for John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose exclaimed: “It’s in the diary! I am really looking forward to PG Live – it feels long overdue to see and speak to all our publishers old and new! It will be a key moment for us to start thinking about planning for 2022. I just can’t wait to see all the new designs.”

Sean Austin, owner of Austin & Co in Malvern has already booked his hotel accommodation for the show. “It is great we now have a date to look forward to when we can in some way meet up with old friends, forge new relationships and feel human once more. I’ve tried to master virtual trade shows but it has been a struggle when you’re a people person.”

Above: Sean Austin of Austin & Co with Bexy Hassett of Bexy Boo at PG Live.
Above: Sean Austin of Austin & Co with Bexy Hassett of Bexy Boo at PG Live.

Mark Janson-Smithmanaging director of Postmark told PG Buzz: “I can’t think of a better show to kick off the return to normality than PG Live. I’ve missed everyone from the industry a lot this past year and this will be a show like no other. Roll on July!”

Matching Mark’s enthusiasm, Wendy Jones-Blackettco-owner of Wendy Jones-Blackett, among the many leading brands who have already committed to the show said: “We’re very happy with the news that PG Live is moving to late July. You can’t replace the face-to-face! We will be there – with bells on!”

Above: Registering for the show is quick and easy from the website (www.progressivegreetingslive.com)
Above: Registering for the show is quick and easy from the website (www.progressivegreetingslive.com)

 

 

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