A packed show floor will be waiting for visitors to this year’s PG Live as the UK’s only dedicated greeting card trade show is a sell out.
The biggest ever PG Live with over 280 exhibitors – taking place from Tuesday 6 to Wednesday 7 June 2017 – is now just five weeks away and is officially a complete sell-out, according to show organiser Max Exhibitions. Preparations for the jam-packed show are now well underway, as exhibitors prepare to woo greeting card buyers from over 40 countries as well as major UK retail multiples and leading independents, all of whom will be making their buying selections for the next 12 months.
“This year’s show is already shaping up to be the most exciting PG Live so far,” said joint show director Warren Lomax. “We have more exclusive publishers exhibiting than ever before, with major launches, tempting show offers and all manner of other celebrations taking place during the show. And just wait ’til you see what other treats we have in store!”
Lisa Rutherford, buyer for John Lewis also likes the range on offer at the show. “I really like the mix of publishers at PG Live, both large and small, new and established. I much prefer the venue because it is manageable and creates a much nicer atmosphere than the bigger shows. I am also really impressed with the level of new product from established publishers.”
And Miles Robinson, partner in House of Cards has this to say: “PG Live is certainly our favourite trade show of the whole year and we wouldn’t want to ever miss it! The show really is a fantastic showcase of brilliant publishers. Having them all in one place at the same time is great for us. The attention to detail, the atmosphere and the way we were all looked after is second to none among trade shows.”
A whole host of attention-grabbing initiatives, competitions and other stunts will be taking place at this year’s event. A number of key industry celebrations will be taking place, from Lagom’s and Clear Creations’ first decades in business, Dean Morris Cards’ 18th, Soul’s 20th anniversary through to Forever Friends 30th anniversary, the same milestone Carte Blanche will be celebrating at the show. And of course there will be loads of significant launches from major greeting brands which will be unveiled, including Five Dollar Shake’s Christmas range and Jonny Javelin’s new Velvet and Velvet Moments wedding collection.
Over 100 of these exhibitors will be showing exclusively at PG Live, making this the only chance this year to see the latest collections from a number of high-profile names such as Hallmark, Wendy Jones-Blackett and Paperlink. The line-up of new and emerging publishers is equally impressive, with more than 160 Springboarders coming together to showcase the very best up-and-coming names in the industry.
Register now to ensure you don’t miss out on all the fun of PG Live!