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More than 250 exhibitors make PG Live 2015 the biggest ever

Visitors should register immediately to ensure they receive an exclusive PG Live show preview with just a week to go.

More than 250 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest collections, ranging from major publishers and leading brands, to boutique names and new designers.

Reading like a who’s who of card publishing, the PG Live line-up includes leading brands such as Woodmansterne, Wendy Jones-Blackett, Paper Rose/The Art Group, The Art File. Many of these major exhibitors – such as Hallmark, UK Greetings, Carte Blanche, Paperlink and Gemma – are making PG Live their only trade show appearance of the year.

“The main attraction for PG Live is that it is a dedicated greeting card show, allowing buyers to really focus on their greeting card buying,” said Jacqui Parr, the marketing manager. “This is the seventh year, and exhibitors are now using the show as a major launchpad for their most exciting new ranges and designs, as well as celebrating key industry anniversaries and celebrations.”

This year's show will also be playing host to the Springboard and Springboard Extra sections which have grown dramatically this year. Many of the 130 new and emerging publishers will be launching their fresh talent at PG Live for the very first time, as they make their exciting debut within the greeting card market.

“We have an incredible portfolio of talent at the show,” continued Jacqui, “from the leading card brands right down to the brand new players. Over 100 publishers at the show will not be exhibiting anywhere else this year, so there really is no better line-up of greeting card publishers anywhere in the world.”

Everyone visiting and exhibiting at PG Live will receive free refreshments throughout the show (the tea trolleys will be out in force again), a delicious complimentary two-course lunch, a colourful keepsake show catalogue, full use of the Henry Cole Buyers’ Lounge (with free WiFi, thanks to Skylight Media) and entrance to a fabulous free post-show drinks party on the first night.

“We love being able to bring the whole industry together under one roof,” said Jacqui. “It is always a real honour to see everyone working together as part of the wonderful world of greeting cards to do business, network and exchange ideas. We can’t wait.”

To register, or for help planning your visit, please call the PG Live Team on 01635 297070 or visit www.progressivegreetingslive.com.


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