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PG Live 2023 is open!

Come on down to London’s Business Design Centre to join in two days of greeting card brilliance


And we’re off! PG Live 2023 is open with all the fabulous newness, creativity and sheer brilliance of the greeting card industry on display.

The doors opened at 9.30am this morning at the Business Design Centre for the 15th outing of the specialist greeting card trade show where everyone whose anyone in the industry is here – including Boofle and the Forever Friends bear!

And within under half an hour the first of the Retas and Greats awards 2023 finalists voucher had been spent!

Pete Whiteman, from Amore and DzoDzo in Woodbridge, headed straight for Dandelion Stationery to hand over his £50 Greats voucher to owner Jo Wilson for his latest order.

Above: A delighted Jo Wilson accepts the show’s first voucher from Pete Whiteman
Above: A delighted Jo Wilson accepts the show’s first voucher from Pete Whiteman

This followed the traditional opening shot on the stairs at the show where the team from organiser Max Publishing, exhibitors, and overseas distributors and retailers cut the ribbon to declare this year’s greetings extravaganza open, along with UKG’s cute pup Boofle and the Forever Friends bear from Hallmark, plus the iconic PG Live card dresses.

If you still haven’t got your ticket for PG Live which runs over today and tomorrow, 6-7 June,  it’s easy to register to attend for free just by clicking here, then you’ll be all set to join the wonderful gathering of the global greeting card community.

Above & top: Happy greetings folk at PG Live 2023
Above & top: Happy greetings folk at PG Live 2023

The full list of PG Live exhibitors can be found here, and everyone who visits the show will receive the special keepsake cloth tote bags sporting incredible artwork from sponsors Abacus Cards and Clare Maddicott, plus there’s the delicious free lunch for everyone on both days in the Hallmark-decorated teddy bears’ picnic room, plus complimentary tea and coffee available from the roving trollies, as well as the fabulous first-night party at the end of tomorrow’s opening day where everyone is very welcome to pop in to enjoy the drinks and great company.

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