Trade shows

Exhibition season is in full throttle. For independents it is sometime the best and most cost effective way of getting in front of buyers from across the country perhaps Europe.

Take PG Live. This is the event of the year for the Greetings Cards industry. Here designers will be showcasing, what new for the year. Retailers of all shapes and sizes would be here. So from Post Office’s to Grocery chains and large retailer online and in-store.

PG live was excellent in attracting International interest too. Business people from Mexico, Italy and Belgium were there.

The Autumn Fair at the NEC has just ended this week and what a very good show it was.  Lots of our customers were exhibiting, they reported a very good busy day Sunday and Monday with quality buyers visiting and placing orders.  Tuesday and Wednesday were slightly quieter but still lots of visitors.

So as you can see attending one of these events will give you excellent expose to the right people within the industry.

So, if you plan is to attend one of these Trade Shows, here is a list of what is available.

2013

Autumn Fair NEC
1 to 4 September 2013
Birmingham

http://www.autumnfair.com/

Top Drawer Autumn
15 to 17 September 2013
London
http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/

Pulse
11-13 May
London
http://www.pulse-london.com/

Scotland’s trade Fair Autumn
22-23 September 2013
Glasgow
http://www.scotlandstradefairs.co.uk/autumn/Home.aspx

2014

Top Drawer Spring
12 to 14 Jan 2014
London
http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/

Giving & Living
12 to 15 Jan 2014
Exeter
http://www.givingliving.co.uk/

Scotlands Trade Fair Spring
19-21 January 2014
Glasgow
http://www.scotlandstradefairs.co.uk/spring/Home.aspx

Wales Spring Fair
19 to 22 January 2014
Llandudno
http://www.walesspringfair.com/

PaperWorld, Frankfurt
25 to 28 January 2014
Frankfurt
http://paperworld.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/besucher/willkommen.html

Spring Fair

2 to 6 February 2014
Birmingham
http://www.springfair.com/

London Stationary Show
1 to 2 April 2014
London
http://www.stationeryshow.co.uk/