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

card & gift industry trade shows

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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