Category: Events

World record is in the bag

A new Guinness World Record set by eco bag retailer, Cotton Bag Co, enlisting the help of Wiltshire primary school children to decorate the World’s Largest Jute Bag on International Plastic Bag Free Day. Cotton Bag Co’s record-breaking jute bag measured at 22.5m wide by 14.6m high, more than double the size of the previous record.

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A packed ballroom was the setting for this year’s BPMA Annual Awards Dinner. With the industry’s movers and shakers gathered at January’s Merchandise World exhibition just down the road, Chesford Grange hotel was the place to be.

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After much consideration, and with the aim of providing our valued visitors and exhibitors with the best level of experience and return for their investment in time and support, the venues for the next two Merchandise World’s have been decided.

We hope you will find these venues as exciting as we do, and more importantly, we hope to see you there!

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Enter the Merchandise World Promotional Product Awards

The industry’s best promotional products will be recognised with the Promotional Product Awards at the next Merchandise World at Stoneleigh (Wednesday 30th Jan & Thursday 31st Jan 2019).

New for 2019, BPMA members can enter their 1st product entry into an award category FREE OF CHARGE.


Please click here for more information and the Entry Form

Please click here to download the Product Template Form

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Take off at FarnBorough

If it’s September, then this must be Farnborough. The site of the first ever powered aircraft flight in Britain played host to the latest edition of the UK’s main promotional media show on 12 September. Merchandise World came to the new multi-million pound Farnborough International Exhibition Centre for the first time, providing 131 promotional companies with the platform to engage with the country’s main distributors.

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Allwag 20 year celebrations to help next generation

To mark its 20th anniversary and to thank valued suppliers and partners for their continued support, hard work and commitment, Allwag Promotions hosted a party inspired by the blockbuster movie, The Greatest Showman. Held at the picturesque Lion Inn in Chelmsford, Essex, more than 100 guests were greeted on arrival to an array of circus-themed acts, including fire dancers and a snake charmer, before being treated to a three-course meal.

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