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PG Live opens next Tuesday

As the UK's leading launchpad for greeting cards, the two day show opens on 6 June

Stuffed to the brim with this year's biggest launches, most exciting show offers and hottest industry trends from the greeting card world, you won't want to miss the incredible line-up in store.

Cards, Glorious Cards!
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 launches from right across the vibrant, exciting greeting card industry, as well as some fabulous show-only deals, giveaways and competitions. Thousands upon thousands of brand new cards will be on display, with major names such as UK Greetings, Hallmark UK and Lagom Design using the show as a major launchpad for new designs, right through to the most exciting up-and-coming names in the industry.


Star Turns
With hundreds of greeting card names competing for attention, exhibitors are pulling out all the stops to ensure they stand out. Two of the Minions from Despicable Me 3 will be at the show courtesy of Danilo, while a pair of 'vicars' will be highlighting a new range on the Giftwrap UK stand.

A fabulous competition from Hallmark offers retailers the chance to win either a weekend away or all stock on the stand, while Abacus Cards will be giving away three bottles of prosecco with every order over £350 placed during the show.

LS20 Letterpress Studio is running a prize draw for a luxury hamper, while Tracey Russell Design is offering buyers the chance to win their total order for free. Other exhibitors offering draws include Jessica Hogarth and Paper Sole.


Special Offers
There will be loads of incentives to take advantage of at the show, with many exhibitors offering special deals and show offers. Buyers will be able to enjoy some fabulous discounts, with Betti Confetti, Black Olive, Field and Fur and many others offering reductions ranging from 5% to 25%. A number of other offers are also in place, from free carriage to free biscuits - so keep your eyes peeled.


Things To Remember
This year's show will have thousands of new, inspiring greeting card designs – so there will be a lot to take in! Arrive early (show opens at 9:30am), spread your visit over two days and don't forget to make time for networking.

Buyers come to PG Live to see new products and source new suppliers, but make sure you save time for the fantastic opening night free drinks party on Tuesday 6 June.

A free two-course hot lunch and complimentary refreshments are also served throughout the duration of the show, while the Springboard and Henry Cole lounges (with wifi) are ideal for impromptu meetings.


Show Highlights

The show will be opened by saxophonist Graeme Airth (ex-Curiosity Killed The Cat) courtesy of Lagom Design. Springboard exhibitor Owl My Love is bringing its owl-themed designs to life with Percy the (very tame!) tawny owl who will be making a real-life appearance and there's also a chance to see artists in action at the Toasted Crumpet and Studio Spilsbury stands, where illustrators Jo and Simon (respectively) will be getting creative during the show.

https://www.progressivegreetingslive.com/


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