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.


Autumn Fair NEC
1 to 4 September 2013

Top Drawer Autumn
15 to 17 September 2013

11-13 May

Scotland’s trade Fair Autumn
22-23 September 2013


Top Drawer Spring
12 to 14 Jan 2014

Giving & Living
12 to 15 Jan 2014

Scotlands Trade Fair Spring
19-21 January 2014

Wales Spring Fair
19 to 22 January 2014

PaperWorld, Frankfurt
25 to 28 January 2014

Spring Fair

2 to 6 February 2014

London Stationary Show
1 to 2 April 2014