Two weeks until PG Live 2024

It’s now just two weeks until time the doors open on the annual greeting card extravaganza that is Progressive Greetings Live.

The excitement is truly building for the 220+ exhibitors, 70 of whom are brand new to the two-day show, that takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, 4 – 5 June, at London’s Business Design Centre.

“PG Live 2024 looks set to be very special indeed. Not only do we have an astonishingly strong line-up of 209 exhibitors, but over 30% of these are brand new to the show, meaning that our wonderful visitors of retail buyers and overseas distributors are in for a real feast for the eyes,” commented Jakki Brown, co-owner of Max Exhibitions which organises and owns PG Live.

The full list of exhibitors can be viewed here, with Crumble & Core (stand 429), Bubblegum Stuff (538), Cotton & Grey (537), Sharon King-Chai (6), Eliot Siegel (718), Wild Lines (536) and Jelly Armchair (535) among the latest to join the PG Live extravaganza which encompasses well-loved leading companies, as well as plenty of emerging and newbie start-ups.

The retailer registrations for the show already read like a who’s who of greeting card stockists, with buyers from the likes of Cardzone, Tesco, Blue Diamond, Oliver Bonas, Fortnum & Mason, Hoopers Stores, House of Cards, Longacres, National Trust, Cardfactory, RHS, Sainsbury’s, Elphicks, Scribbler, Temptation Gifts, Tesco, TK Maxx, Morrisons, Henry & Co and Utility already having signed up alongside many other leading indies, small chains, garden centre groups, grocers and national stores as well as international buyers and distributors.

Above: Gold, Silver and Sunshine tickets are great for the retailers who can spend them with exhibitors
Above: Gold, Silver and Sunshine tickets are great for the retailers who can spend them with exhibitors

A special feature of PG Live are the Gold, Silver and Sunshine tickets that retailers who feature in the the Retas retail awards receive, giving them £150 or £75 off an order placed at the show. All Greats gift retailer finalists and winners from the 2023 and 2024 awards have received their £50 voucher to spend and all Cardgains members have also received a £50 voucher.

PG Live is on 4 – 5 June at the Business Design Centre in London and is free to attend for greeting card buyers, international distributors, licensees and agents. Register now for free.

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