PG Live 2020 moves to new September date

Popular greeting cards trade show will now take place on September 2-3 at London’s Business Design Centre.

The Progressive Greetings Live 2020 trade show – which plays host to a number of companies with licensed lines – will be going ahead, having been postponed to Wednesday September 2 and Thursday September 3.

The dedicated greeting cards show will take place in its ‘home’ of the Business Design Centre in London’s Islington. The original dates of the show were June 2-3.

“While the absolute top priorities right now have to be on keeping everyone safe and being there for each other, meaning that the June timing of PG Live untenable, what has come across loud and clear from those in the greeting card community is that they wanted us to find a later date for the show, rather than cancel it for this year,” explained Warren Lomax, co-show director of PG Live. “Amid all the bad news, being able to confirm the new dates of September 2-3 means that we all now have something to look forward to.”

Sharing her thoughts, Kate Leach, Woodmansterne’s head of marketing said: “This is very good news. Much better to have a postponement than a cancellation. It is the right thing to reschedule it to a later date, giving something for the industry to work towards in the future that will hopefully be a joyful coming together once all this is all over.”

Steve Baker, sales and marketing director of Pigment, added: “By September people will be desperate for a fresh start. It’s so good to know that ‘The Show Must Go On’.”

John Procter, managing director of Scribbler was equally enthusiastic about the news: “Fantastic! We will absolutely be needing PG Live by then; everybody will be so hungry for new ranges and keen to discover new publishers.”

The PG Live website is being updated over the next few days and all exhibitors and registered visitors are being contacted.

Anyone with any queries should contact Warren Lomax, co-show director on warrenl@max-publishing.co.uk or 07977 572086.

The 2021 PG Live show will revert to its usual early June timeline.

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