Trade shows can be a fantastic way to get your work noticed, expand your professional network, research the market and secure clients. Whether you are looking to walk a show, or exhibit at one our handy calendar can help you plan ahead!
18 – 23 May 2017
Blue Print brings together a fantastic collection of studios and designers that are producing a print show by themselves for their clients. The boutique type feel of this show is created by keeping the number of exhibitors low to give visiting clients the opportunity to visit all of the studios in a relaxed, fun environment.
21 – 23 May 2017
Art Licensing for Designers, Manufacturers, and Retailers. Surtex is the global B2B marketplace for sourcing original art & design—where artists, art agents, licensing agencies and licensors connect with manufacturers and retailers to create the next best-selling products in every category imaginable.
21 – 24 May 2017
The NSS is the place to discover the best stationery products! See, touch and feel products that are fresh, unique and fit the designs your customers want. Easily find and source new products from 800 exhibiting companies, showcasing complete, new collections across a wide range of categories.
23 – 25 May 2017
Licensing Expo has connected the world’s most influential entertainment, character, fashion, art and corporate brand owners and agents with consumer goods manufacturers, licensees and retailers. This is the meeting place for the global licensing industry.
23 – 25 May 2017
Clerkenwell Design Week is a showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area.
6 – 7 June 2017
Progressive Greetings Live is the UK’s only trade exhibition dedicated to the greeting card industry. This two day show features thousands of new designs from over 250 exhibitors. A focused, compact show, it is the ideal place to source fresh product and find exciting new publishers and artists.
2017 Dates TBA
ITMA Showtime Market is labelled as the largest dedicated home textiles show in the United States. Showtime is renowned in the upholstery and decorative coverings market as offering the largest selection of textiles, leather and trimmings.
28 June – 1 July 2017
New Designers is one of the leading UK graduate / emerging designer exhibitions. Part 1 showcases work in; textiles and fashion, costume design, jewellery & precious metalwork, ceramics and glass and contemporary design crafts.
5 – 8 July 2017
Part 2 of this leading UK graduate / emerging designer exhibition showcases work in; furniture, product & industrial design, spatial design, graphic design, illustration, animation, motion and digital arts.
16 – 19 July 2017
Trade only. Home and Gift is the seasonal round-up of design-led and everyday gifts, homewares, jewellery and fashion accessories and greetings and stationery. This event enables businesses to have the first pick of tens of thousands of new season lines and over 300 exclusive ranges, from over 1000 exhibitors.
8 – 9 August 2017
Printsource is the Premier Market for Surface and Textile Design in the USA. Printsource showcases hundreds of collections by international surface and textile design studios and agents. It’s the main resource for surface and textile design for America’s major manufacturers and retailers.
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