Countdown to PG Live’s 10th show

With PG Live just around the corner now (5 – 6 June, London’s Business Design Centre), the countdown really has begun with both the 260+ exhibitors and show organisers putting the final touches to their plans. Retailers and overseas distributors are being urged to register now to ensure they receive their free tickets and glossy Show Preview publication that will give a taster of what will be on offer at this year’s bumper greeting card exhibition.

PrintThis year will be the 10th anniversary for the show and “will be a celebration of everything that makes the greeting card industry so fabulous – thousands of new innovative designs from over 260 companies, great camaraderie between publishers and retailers. It will be a wonderful opportunity for us all to be together at an event where business and pleasure really do meet,” commented Warren Lomax, show director of PG Live.

Sharon Harvey and the card dresses she designed for PG Live last year.
Sharon Harvey and the card dresses she designed for PG Live last year.

Work is underway now for the famous card dresses worn by the meeters and greeters at PG Live. A mountain of new card designs poured into Progressive Greetings’ office from exhibiting publishers with costumier Sharon Harvey now working her magic to turn them into the dresses for this year’s show.

Toasted Crumpet’s Jo Clarke and her many gold and silver tickets spent on her stand last year.
Toasted Crumpet’s Jo Clarke and her many gold and silver tickets spent on her stand last year.

Meanwhile, The Imaging Centre has already printed over 20,000 free promotional postcards for exhibitors to send out, and the much-coveted Golden Tickets, Silver Tickets and Sunshine Tickets enabling Retas’ winners and finalists ‘free money’ to spend at the show were also bring produced by the Kent-based printer.

PG Live is known for the great promotions and competitions from exhibitors and this year will be no different.

One lucky customer will get a free commission of a landmark of their choice, which they could then use on a range of products.
One lucky customer will get a free commission of a landmark of their choice, which they could then use on a range of products.

For starters, Ilona Drew, the artist behind I Drew This will be offering one lucky stockist the chance to win a Landmarks artwork of their choice created exclusively for them. Normally a commission costs somewhere between £500-£1,000, but on this occasion Ilona will create this for free and then the customer can order products using the finished piece through I Drew This or alternatively agree a license for the artwork and the customer could then source their own products.

Make sure you register now to attend the UK’s only dedicated greeting card show at www.progressivegreetingslive.com.

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