Registration is open for a new event for the promotional merchandise and printwear sector, The Green and New Promo Show, in June.
Created by the organisers of The BIG Promotional Trade Show and Promotional Showcase, it will focus on the many sustainable and new products released into the promotions and wearables marketplace this year.
More than 50 industry suppliers and brands will be exhibiting at the shows which take place at DoubleTree by Hilton London Elstree on 7 June and at Leeds United AFC in Elland Road in Leeds on 13 June.
It follows the end of the spring season of The BIG Promotional Trade Show and The BIG Wearables Trade Show, which finished with events in Manchester and west London in April.
The Green and New Promo Show is being run in partnership with Ecologi, which helps small businesses to reduce their climate impact, which will see one tree planted for every show attendee.
Announcing the new show format, the organisers said: “Show lanyards, banners, badges, pens, awards and goody bags will all be sustainable and recyclable. Our exhibitors and our venues are being challenged to make and match sustainable pledges and options too.
“We recommend planning your journey to the show and travelling by the most sustainable method possible. Vegetarian and plant-based food and drinks will be readily available.
“We are not making any greenwashing claims about the shows being totally sustainable: the events are about sustainable products, new products and this is about first steps, many of which we want to introduce across all of our show brands, or indeed have already done so. We want to bring everyone with us on the journey.
“We know from all the data ever produced about shows and exhibitions, even after Covid, that real-life exhibitions and being face to face are still very much the preferred way to do business and learn. So we need to manage this in the best way we can.”
Exhibitors will include Neutral, Kingly, United Brands of Scandinavia, Direct Textiles + Bags, Bagco, Bags HQ, Midocean, Laltex Promo, Preseli, Hainenko, CHX, Promotional Ceramics, Senator Pens, Crystal Galleries, Pencom, Adpads, Bizz Badge, Prime Time, Everything Environmental, XD Connects and PF Concept.
The shows are trade only and designed to cater purely for bona fide distributor companies where promotional merchandise, printwear and wearables are the primary business.
Registration is open at http://greenandnew2023.eventreference.com/visitor.