Five weeks to go until PG Live

With now just five weeks to go until PG Live opens, registration is ramping up to ensure retailers, overseas distributors and licensing folk don’t miss out on attending the world’s largest specialist greeting card trade fair.

The show is at London’s Business Design Centre over Tuesday and Wednesday, 6-7 June, and it’s easy to register for your free ticket just by clicking here, then you’ll be set to join the wonderful two-day global gathering of the greeting card community.

Of the 200 exhibitors at PG Live, many have licensing connections, both licensing in as well as licensing out.

Abacus Cards, ArtPress, Brainbox Candy, Cardology, Carousel Calendars, Cath Tate, Danilo, GBCC, Glick, Hallmark, Hooli Mooli, Hype, Ling Design, Mint, Museums & Galleries, Ohh Deer Penny Kennedy, Pigment, The Art File, Widdop & Co, Woodmansterne and UK Greetings are just a handful of the licensees that will be exhibiting.

Newcomers will also be featured in Springboard Intro. This latest innovation is sponsored by The Imaging Centre (which has its own stand 600) to celebrate the printer’s 10th anniversary of sponsoring the whole Springboard area and with the inaugural Springboard Intro giving newbie exhibitors an even easier way to debut at PG Live at a special price.

Many retailers and distributors will soon be receiving personal invitations as The Imaging Centre has just produced a record 8,500 postcards for exhibitors to send to their customers and friends as a reminder that the favourite greetings trade show of the year is on the horizon.

And the Gold, Silver and Sunshine tickets – also printed by The Imaging Centre, on board donated by GF Smith – for The Retas 2022 and Greats Awards winners and finalists are also be sent out shortly, giving an even bigger reason to attend as these give up to £150 to spend on orders placed at the show.

“What we started as a one off in the early years of the show as an extra incentive for retailers to attend PG Live has become part of its DNA,” said Warren Lomax, PG Live show director. “The tickets have been a great success, with both retailers and exhibitors getting so excited about spending and receiving tickets at the show. It really adds to the buzz.”

The full list of PG Live exhibitors can be found here – and it’s worth keeping an eye on the online list as last-minute companies are squeezed into the floor plan.

And there’s more – there’s always more with PG Live! Don’t forget, there’s a delicious free lunch for everyone on both days, plus complimentary tea and coffee available from the roving trollies, along with the fabulous first-night party at the end of the opening day on Tuesday where everyone is very welcome to pop in to enjoy the drinks and great company.

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