Category Archives: Industry News


Dynamic Highway Update

As many in the trade already know, Dynamic Highway is being developed to elevate the distribution and collection of data across the industry to a completely new level. In other words, Dynamic Highway is about to create a complete Data Revolution. Dynamic Highway has been in development since early 2016 and the investment made is in excess of £150,000. Today the Dynamic...
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Obituary – Hans Hohner

The advertising industry across the world mourns the loss of Hans Michael Höhner, the General Manager and owner of Klio Eterna who died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the age of 57.

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Merchandise World 2018 Venue and Dates Set

We are delighted to announce where and when the next Merchandise World will take place after this September. All BPMA Members, Sourcing City Customers, Purple Club and Catalogue Group Members are invited free to Merchandise World – this represents around 400 professional distributor companies, employing over 2000 sales people and spending in excess of £600m.

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Ireland welcomes Promotional Showcase

March saw the first outing of the year from the Promotional Showcase, this time in Ireland. Armed with all their latest products and services the suppliers who make up this group made their first stop in Dublin where it was enthusiastically received: "I am glad we took the time to visit the Promotional Showcase which took place in March at the...
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Purple Club Industry Summit 2017

The annual Purple Club Industry Summit has been announced for Tuesday 27th June 2017 at the Cricklade House Hotel & Spa in The Cotswolds. All directors and senior management for distributor and supplier companies are invited to discuss issues that could impact significantly on the future of our industry. The objective of the Purple Club Industry Summit is to: Discuss the...
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Merchandise World Visitor Policy

Two Merchandise World exhibitions will take place during the next 12 months for professional distributors at a venue in the Midlands. To ensure quality visitors for Merchandise World exhibitors, only professional distributors are invited. The Visitor Policy below details who will, and will not, qualify for an invitation.

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PSP Coming to Elstree

The newly formed Promotional Supplier Partnership will be at the The Village Hotel, Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue, Elstree WD6 3SB between 10am to 4pm on Wednesday 22nd March. Lunch and tea & coffee will be supplied throughout the day.

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The All New Sourcing City 5 Launched

A completely new Sourcing City 5 has arrived. Some of the new features include; faster searching, easier filtering, express products search, mobile friendly, crisp & clean layout and Image Search (coming April 2017).

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Merchandise World in Jan/Feb 2018 is Happening

As a result of strong survey feedback and a 39% participation, we now consider that we have a mandate from members/customers. We are therefore pleased to announce that Merchandise World will take place for professional distributors in Late January/Early February 2018 at a venue in the Midlands. (Note: MW17 will also take place at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire this September 2017).

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PPExpo to become PPD LIVE

Following on from the PPExpo 2017, show organisers Customer Focus had planned to rebrand the event as Resellex, a broader conference-led reseller event. However, the event will now become PPD LIVE. Customer Focus said; “To clarify the format of the show, we are simply adding a way for distributors to engage with End-Users as they do in many other geographical markets....
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Merchandise World 2018: Venue and Dates Set

We are delighted to announce where and when the next Merchandise World will take place after this September. All BPMA Members, Sourcing City Customers, Purple Club and Catalogue Group Members are invited free to Merchandise World – this represents around 400 professional distributor companies, employing over 2000 sales people and spending in excess of £600m.

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SC Award Winners Celebrate

Sourcing City held their SC Award Winners Lunch at the Michelin Star restaurant, Nathan Outlaw at The Capital Hotel on Friday 24th February 2017.

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Launch of the Promotional Supplier Partnership

The Promotional Supplier Partnership is a new select group of leading Trade Exclusive suppliers, incorporating all product areas, joining together to share their extensive knowledge, product ideas, expertise and of course enthusiasm to help support and push a distributors business further.

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BPMA Scottish Summer Dinner

The BPMA are organising a summer dinner for members north of the border to take place on June 22nd. The venue is a top quality entertainment centre in the centre of Glasgow with live music and a casino and nightclub too for the more adventurous.

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