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A Useful List of Trade Shows for the Card & Gift Industry

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Are you excited to start visiting trade shows? Or a seasoned exhibitor wanting to spread your show game to another country? Then this page is for you… Here you’ll find a list of the greetings card & giftware industries best trade shows and exhibitions.  The list comprises fairs in the UK & Ireland, America and then the Rest of the World.  So take a look & start planning your next trade show trip!

Trade Shows in the UK & Ireland

Show Dates City or State Country
Christmas Cosmetic & Gift Trade Fair Dublin 17th-19th May 2020 Dublin Ireland
Autumn Gift & Home Fair Ireland 23rd-26th August 2020 Dublin Ireland
Autumn Fair International 6th-9th September 2020 Birmingham UK
PG Live 2nd-3rd September 2020 London UK
London Stationery Show 11th September 2020 London UK
Top Drawer 13th-15th September 2020 London UK
100% Design 16th-19th September 2020 London UK
Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn 20th-21st September 2020 Glasgow UK
Brand Licensing Europe 6th-8th October 2020 London UK
Harrogate Christmas & Gift Fair 10th-13th January 2021 Harrogate UK
Giving & Living Exeter 17th-19th January 2021 Exeter UK
London Toy Fair 19th-21st January 2021 London UK
Spring Fair 7th-11th February 2021 Birmingham UK
BCTF, Harrogate 11th-13th April 2021 Harrogate UK
Harrogate Home & Gift 18th-21st July 2021 Harrogate UK
New Designers TBC London UK
Design Junction TBC London UK
TBC indicates that the date of the next show is to be confirmed. Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, a lot of trade shows have been cancelled or rearranged so check out the websites for further info. I update this page once a month and will try to keep it up to date with all the changes. 

What’s On Listings

In addition to the UK trade shows listed above, there are a number of speciality shows throughout the year.  A useful way to dicsover the niche shows, which may benefit your business is to check the ‘What’s On’ listings of venues and exhibition spaces.  A few of the top ones used by the card & gift industry are listed below for ease. 

NEC – https://www.thenec.co.uk/whats-on/

Business Design Centre – https://www.businessdesigncentre.co.uk/events

Harrogate Convention Centre – https://www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk/whats-on

Olympia London – https://olympia.london/whatson

Yorkshire Event Centre – https://eventcentre.co.uk/whats-on/

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