There's just one place to be next week if you want to be one of the first to see the latest designs, newest trends and most innovative collections from across the greeting card industry: PG Live.
Taking place at the Business Design Centre, Islington on June 2nd and 3rd, the show is now in its seventh year and will play host to over 260 exhibitors.
“With so many exhibitors, this year's show will see thousands upon thousands of new, inspiring greeting card designs,” explained marketing manager Jacqui Parr. “From major publishers such as UK Greetings and Hallmark right through to the most exciting up and coming names throughout the industry.”
PG Live will be an important indicator for 2015/16 trends, highlighting what's likely to be hitting the retail market in the coming months.
“With the greeting card market taking inspiration from right across the High Street, entertainment and fashion markets (among others), there are a number of high-profile micro trends to browse at the show,” Parr continued. “Whether you are looking for delicate foiling and subtle embellishment or bold block colours, comedy characters and graphic designs, you'll be spoilt for choice.”
Davora will be making sure everything starts with a bang as Punjabi drummers Drummers Delight will officially open the show at 9:30am on June 2nd. Mischevious yellow Minions and awesome Power Rangers will also be in attendance as Danilo and Carte Blanche respectively pull out all the stops to promote their new licensed ranges.
A free two-course hot lunch and complimentary refreshments are served throughout the duration of the show, with two free lounges (complete with wifi) for networking and impromptu meetings – and the networking will continue at the opening night post-show free drinks party.
To register, or for help planning your visit, call the PG Live Team on +44 (0)1635 297070 or visit www.progressivegreetingslive.com.