Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - May/June 2022

76 Progressive Greetings Live 2022 is set to be a fabulous celebration of the whole world of greeting cards getting together, combining business with pleasure Jim Bullough, Marketing and Operations Director of PG Live shares five good reasons for being part of the show… The incredible exhibitor line-up “Known the world over as having the greatest selection of greeting cards, the exhibitor line-up for PG Live 2022 is incredible,” says Jim. From leading established brands through to fresh and amazing start-ups, the exhibitor list reads like a veritable ‘who’s who’, including Five Dollar Shake, Belly Button Designs, The Art File, Rosie Made a Thing, Tache, Louise Tiler, Ohh Deer, Poet and Painter, Bexy Boo and Natalie Alex Designs, just for starters. “What a great chance to meet the people behind the brands and see their stunning new products,” Jim adds. Newness galore and show-only offers “Newness is always high on every retailer’s wishlist, at PG Live they will be spoilt for choice with thousands upon thousands of brand new designs making their debut, along with a host of ‘show only’ incentives and promotions to boot,” assures Jim. Extra touches “PG Live is well known for its friendly, upbeat feel and this year will be no different helped along by the free tea and coffee for all, a delicious free lunch and an opening night drinks party for visitors and exhibitors alike,” reveals Jim. The buzz of the community “PG Live brings everyone together,” exclaims Jim with retailers large and small, overseas distributors from all corners of the world and sales agents joining “the smorgasbord of exhibiting card publishers, gift companies and leading trade suppliers, all set to make the most of the opportunities that the show will bring.” The wonderful venue With its “sunny, airy feel, its high curved ceiling letting in loads of natural light”, the Business Design Centre just “doesn’t feel like an exhibition venue,” according to Jim. Nestled in vibrant Islington, the BDC is not only easy to get to, but is surrounded by lovely shops, restaurants, and bars! John Pye, Owner, and Krystyna O’Brien, Head Marketing Manager of The Bookshop, East Grinstead, said, “PG Live is something really special; probably the best trade event that we’ve ever attended in over 37 years in the business. The attention to detail was simply second to none. Where else can you go and have a champagne reception, tea and coffee on tap, a wonderful quality lunch and even have a solo saxophonist serenade you. It really was such fun to attend and we are already looking forward to this year’s show.” IN BRIEF: Who: +44 (0)7734 111 633, Where: Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1 0QH When: 9.30am – 6pm on 7 June (with an opening night party until 8pm) 9.30am – 4.30pm on 8 June PG Live and kicking