Pulse: Design Trade Show
Showcase and sell your work at Pulse
Pulse is an annual trade show for design-led gift and lifestyle products. Launchpad is the area within it for young, emerging talent.
UAL students and alumni can apply for a highly discounted opportunity to showcase and sell their work on a UAL branded group stand, in the Launchpad area of Pulse.
Careers and Employability and Clarion Events offer this opportunity exclusively to UAL students and graduates to sell their work and expand their business contacts.
The show is open to trade only, and you'll be meeting and hopefully selling to major and independent retailers from all over Europe. You will not be selling stock directly from your space, but taking orders for products on display.
The opportunity includes training and support for exhibitors in the lead up to the show.
Pulse is the only design-led London trade show during the summer season, with over 7,000 buyers in attendance.
This opportunity is open to all UAL students and alumni / graduates. Products exhibited can include:
- interior accessories
- soft furnishings
- glass, ceramics, jewellery
- fashion accessories
- greetings cards
- frames, pictures, prints.
Application deadline: Applications for 2017 have now closed.
Read through, criteria and cost information below, and complete the online application form, providing information about your company and products, along with images.
As part of Careers and Employability's commitment to Widening Participation, funding is available to support applicants who come from a family where neither parent has been to University.
To indicate eligibility for this funding, please tick the relevant box in the application form and you will be contacted with further information if you are selected for the show.
We actively encourage students from a Widening Participation and Black and Minority Ethnic Background to apply.
£65 (UAL students) / £160 (UAL graduates/alumni)
- Space to exhibit your work (within the group stand)
- Stand design and build
- Individual promotional material
- Promotion and marketing, including press release
- Training events & support
- Public liability insurance
- You must be a University of the Arts London student or Alumni (from any graduating year)
- You must be present for the duration of the show, including set up and break down
- You can not have had your own stand at Pulse in the past
Trade Show Professional Development Programme
As part of the preparation for Pulse exhibitors, Careers and Employability runs a programme of professional development sessions. Look out for these on our events listings page under Other Careers and Employability events.
Pulse London is an annual UK summer trade show that brings together design-led product launches, contemporary brands and the smartest retail knowledge.
Launchpad is a collection of 120 new and talented British designer-makers and recent design graduates launching commercial businesses.