Trade Show Diary

We love trade shows! They’re one of the few opportunities for shopkeepers, buyers, designers, manufacturers, agents and suppliers to get together. It’s where you’ll see what products will be on the shelves in the coming months and years. We’ve always found them hugely enjoyable and, once upon a time (before 2018), we attended as an independent greeting card publisher with our own stand. Now we leave it all to the professionals (aka our licensees)

We still attend some of the trade shows through the year – meeting up with our licensees and agents – so for some shows you might even find us hanging about on one of their stands!

Shows Past/Shows Future

Please follow the links below for full details on upcoming shows and our reports/reviews/galleries from shows that have passed.

Among the shows at which we’ll be represented:
Top Drawer | Olympia | 14-16 Jan 2018 | The Art File, Browntrout
Scotland’s Trade Fair | SEC | 21-23 Jan 2018 | The Art File, My Gifts Trade
Spring Fair | NEC | 4-8 Feb 2018 | The Art File, My Gifts Trade, Browntrout
London Stationery Show | Business Design Centre | 24-25 Apr 2018 | Quadrille Publishing
Licensing Expo | Las Vegas | 22-24 May | JELC
Home & Gift | Harrogate | 15-18 Jul | The Art File, My Gifts Trade
Brand Licensing Europe | Olympia | 9-11 Oct 2018 | JELC

JELC : Our Licensing Agent

Since moving I Like Birds to a licensing model (we do the designing, our licensees do all the real work!) our main point of contact for the industry is through JELC, our licensing agent. JELC represent us at the main licensing shindigs through the year, such as Brand Licensing Europe, but also attend many other trade shows. If you’re not already one of our licensees, but would like to discuss what possibilities may be available, please contact JELC: