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PG Live 2020 Will Not Go Ahead As Planned In September

Progressive Greetings Live, the dedicated greeting card trade show, will not be going ahead as planned in September (2-3), due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the coronavirus. The show was moved by organisers, Max Exhibitions from its original June date (it was scheduled to open today) to September in the hope that the effects of the pandemic would have eased sufficiently to give exhibitors and visitors alike the confidence to embrace the show without concern.

Above: (left-right) PG Live’s Warren Lomax, Jakki Brown, Jim Bullough and Jacqui Parr with the meeters and greeters at last year’s PG Live.
Above: (left-right) PG Live’s Warren Lomax, Jakki Brown, Jim Bullough and Jacqui Parr with the meeters and greeters at last year’s PG Live.

“It is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to cancel PG Live this year, but we know that it is the right thing to do,” commented Warren Lomax, co-owner of Max Exhibitions. “A huge thank you to all of our wonderful exhibitors for their ongoing support, loyalty and patience; it means a great deal. We have held off making this decision in the hope that the situation would change massively, but it was not to be.”

PG Live is world-renowned as a very special show, known for its sociable, friendly cosmopolitan vibe and lots of ‘extras’, such as the convivial communal lunches and the lively opening night party.

“With the current social distancing guidelines, the travel restrictions curbing international visitors and a general unease about domestic travel, we also had real concerns that PG Live would not have the lustre that everyone has come to love,” added Warren.

Above: With social distancing guidelines as they are, scenes like this, from the convivial lunchroom at PG Live 2019 would not be possible.
Above: With social distancing guidelines as they are, scenes like this, from the convivial lunchroom at PG Live 2019 would not be possible.

The next PG Live will take place Tuesday 8 June and Wednesday 9 June 2021 at London’s Business Design Centre.

Top: If it had not been for the coronavirus, PG Live 2020 would have originally have opened today at London’s Business Design Centre. As it is, the show will not happen until next June.

 

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