Greetings & Stationery at Spring Fair International 2012 will bring the world’s largest showcase of cards, gift wrap, stationery and other greetings products together under one roof in Hall 4 of the exhibition.
The move into Hall 4 from Hall 3 is in line with a major transformation of Spring Fair that will see almost every part of the show re-edited and re-located for this milestone year.
In addition to the strategic hall move, Greetings & Stationery at Spring Fair will benefit from wider, boulevard-style aisles to make viewing products a pleasure, and distinct zoning for sub-categories Giftwrap & Bags and Cards for Gift Shops.
Smaller stands for new publishers and niche companies will be given prominent positions along the front of the boulevards, where central seating areas will provide some rest and relaxation – with a great vantage point – for visiting buyers.
360 publishers so far have signed up to make it a full house of cards for the show, including 65 suppliers joining the show for the very first time in 2012 (listed below).
Two of the UK’s leading suppliers to the greetings trade – Carte Blanche Group and Hallmark – will return to the exhibition for the first time in a number of years, ensuring that the biggest brands in the business are at Greetings & Stationery in February.
While Hallmark celebrates a milestone anniversary for Forever Friends, Carte Blanche Group will present its full portfolio of brands to the trade for the very first time, including Wishing Well Studios, Hotch Potch, Lello and 4D Art, alongside Carte Blanche’s own much-loved mega brands Me to You and My Blue Nose Friends. (see separate release for more details).
They join long-standing exhibitors including Ling Design, Nigel Quiney, Simon Elvin, Glick, Penney Kennedy, Portfolio, Really Good, Soul, Roger la Borde, The Great British Card Company, Blossoms & Bows, Turnowsky, Paper Salad and Deva.
The Cardgains Village will once again be a fantastic central meeting place for Greetings & Stationery, helping to make its new home in Hall 4 a warm and welcoming place.
New to the Greetings & Stationery for 2012: Abstract Greetings, Acargrup Pazarlam Dis Ticaret A.S., Adessi Rude Wrappings, Alison Gardiner Designs, Best Publishing Ever International Ltd, Big Jon, Blue Art by G.Nautics Edition, Cardoons Limited, Carte Blanche Greetings Ltd, Cherry Pie Design, Chris Ceaser Photography, Crabtree & May Ltd, Cracker Cards, Cremated Egg, Dawn Trading Warehouse, Design Hog Greeting Cards, E-Printing, Finchley Paper Arts Ltd, Flytrap Publishing, Gallery Five Ltd, Gift a Card, Gone to seed, Hallmark Cards, Hide Stationery Ltd, Image Plus, Istituto Fotocromo Italiano SRL, Jacu Cards, Jo Stockdales Country Images, K2 Greetings, Kipepeo Designs Ltd, Kodak – Tetenal, Koodoo Kards, Leigh Bagley Designs, Lesser Spotted Images Ltd, Linda Wood Designs, Livelink Tech Ltd, Misumaru Gift-Mate Gift Bags, Nextdoor Greeting Cards, Oliver Preston, Outrageous 19, Paper Dove Company, PaperTree, Parax Office Supplies, Penfold Card & Gift, Pennen Import 4 You, Pikeman Publishing Ltd, Polly Well’s Publishing, POL-MAK, Really Wild Cards, Rosanna Rossi, Sally Scaffardi Design, Scribble Down, Shine Publishing, Smiley Eyes, Soi- meme Ltd, Sydney Ink, Tangerine Dreams Creative, The Amazing Card, The Thoughtful Company, Time Greetings, Tomcat Cards, Un Mon de Targes i Regals S.L, Valerie Valerie, Windsor & Woolf, Words ‘n’ Wishes Ltd.