To find out more please contact: Tanya Cooper – Events Sales Manager | tanya@sourcingcity.co.uk

Why Exhibit at SC LIVE?

Meet with quality professional distributors

The exclusive Trade Product Exhibition, delivered as a complete ‘Business Class Experience’ for team members at all levels in invited & qualified Professional Distributors

Everything at SC LIVE! is all about having quality conversations, and for professional distributors to gain a full understanding of both the new products, existing product ranges & added-value services suppliers can offer.

The environment is relaxed, and focused on building lasting & valuable relationships. SC LIVE! is the perfect place for professional distributors to discover how suppliers can help them grow their business.

Guests have the choice to either ‘walk the exhibition’, or to make appointments to meet with suppliers they specifically wish to spend time with. Suppliers can also contact distributors to make key appointments prior to exhibition.

To qualify for an invitation, each distributor company must meet our visitor criteria and demonstrate a dedicated and professional approach to the sale of promotional merchandise. New 'Hot Companies' are welcome, but only if they are dedicated to promotional merchandise. Companies considering selling promotional merchandise as a minor add-on to their existing core business will not be invited.

All supplier exhibitors at SCL enjoy Free Pre-Show Speakers, Free Breakfast, Free Roving Tea Trolley, Free Lunch & Drinks, Free Crepes & Smoothies, Free Sweets, Free Drinks Reception, Free WiFi, Free Parking & Shuttle Bus Transfers.

An informal, fun filled and great value ‘SC LIVE Party Night!’ is held on the evening of Day One at SC LIVE! to provide yet another great networking opportunity.



Compelling Reasons to Exhibit at Sourcing City LIVE!

  1. Meet teams at all levels from qualified professional distributors
  2. All invited distributors will have met a strict ‘Professional Distributor’ qualification criteria
  3. Everyone in show hall is a serious buyer of promotional merchandise
  4. Distributors with a combined Market Spend of £550m (70% of entire UK market) are expected to be in attendance
  5. Present your new products for year, and those launched since January
  6. Great opportunity to demonstrate your full range of products
  7. All new Far East samples will be available & Far East prices confirmed
  8. New Brochures will be ready
  9. Guest can make optional Pre-booked Appointments with you
  10. You can make Pre-booked Appointments with key customers and prospects
  11. Guests are encouraged to mix time with key appointments and walking the show hall
  12. Relaxed environment with time for quality conversations
  13. Free Pre-Show Speakers, Free Breakfast, Free Roving Tea Trolley, Free Lunch & Drinks, Free Crepes & Smoothies, Free Sweets, Free Drinks Reception, Free Parking & Free WiFi
  14. No companies considering selling promotional merchandise as a minor add-on to their existing core business are invited or admitted
  15. No distractions: When the show hall is open, all guests are focussed on speaking to exhibitors
  16. Southern Location: 50% of the entire market spend is from southern distributors
  17. An informal, low cost, ‘SC LIVE Party Night!’ is held on the evening of Day One at SC LIVE!
  18. Easy access for Set Up, Parking & Breakdown
  19. Discounts for Purple Club Members and Multi-show Bookings
  20. Purple Club Members have free access to the Purple Club VIP Lounge
  21. Event takes place six months after SC Marketplace
  22. Spring weather, no snow!
  23. Sourcing City 100% support the ‘Professional Distributor Sales Channel’ in all we do

Click here to see the Programme of Events

Note: Invitations are made to all professional distributors across the industry & not limited to Sourcing City customers.


Doing Business with The Right People

The UK & Ireland promotional merchandise marketplace contains many small companies, and more recently, companies whose core business is elsewhere are looking to move into the market.

Sourcing City believe that doing business with established and focussed professional distributors is the most efficient and profitable focus for any industry supplier. Hence, all of our events & services are exclusively for professional distributors.






Definition of a Professional Distributor

A Professional Distributor is defined as a company who 'has a dedicated & professional focus to the sale of promotional merchandise to end users.'

Criteria for Invitations:

  • Distributors over £250K Turnover
  • Members of Endorsing Catalogue Group (PAGE, Advantage, Ignite, Promotional Union)
  • Members of BPMA or Promota
  • Sourcing City Customers
  • Hot New Distributors

Please click here to view our Visitor Criteria.



A great show hinges not on the quantity of visitors & exhibitors, it is the quality that matters. To be of true value to your business, everything is about having the right conversation, with the right people.

David Long
Chairman & Founder - Sourcing City

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Testimonials

  • Having been hosts at the last two SC Marketplace events, we were already sold on the focussed quality concept. SC LIVE! is the natural development of ...

    Vic Jones, Squeezyball
  • Had a great time over the 2 days, great event, great staff. SC Live; one big happy family! Looking forward to the next one.

    Harvey Klapisch, Zippy Promotions
  • A really worthwhile show. My biggest observation was that the true trade exhibitors were talking to professional distributors whose main business is p...

    Paul Cooper, Promotional Ideas
  • A very well organised trade show attracting the industry’s leading Distributors, together with a very good appointment system, resulted in 2 productiv...

    Ronny Dowek, Doves Clothing Co
  • Thank you Sourcing City for superb show, we enjoyed it immensely. The quality of visitors was exceptional, and for us to host such productive and effe...

    Paul Green, Galpeg

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Sourcing City LIVE! is Endorsed by:

ASI, Page Partnership, Advantage Group, Ignite Group, Encore Group, Promotion Union

Sourcing City LIVE! for Professional Distributors Only

To find out more please contact: Tanya Cooper – Events Manager

tanya@sourcingcity.co.uk   |   01252 701034