Having just celebrated 30 years in business, specialist name badge manufacturer PDC BIG is set to continue its tradition of innovation by showcasing their eco-friendly and event product range at this year’s International Confex.

The company – who also supply wristbands, lanyards, and many other ID accessories – will be exhibiting at the show on 26-27 February at Olympia London. Speaking to Event Industry News ahead of the show, Marketing Communications Executive Aleesha Roy gave an insight into the products the company will be showcasing.

“As a company, we have always prided ourselves on being receptive to the requirements of our customers. We’ve been acutely aware for some time that our customers have a collective desire to reduce the amount of single use plastic within their events. As a result, we’ve invested a lot of time and money into our product ranges to meet these requirements. Our Xpress badge laminate is now optionally available in a fully bio-degradable format, and we have also introduced lanyards that are made from bamboo fibre. Any plastic elements on these lanyards are now made from recycled plastic, which can be recycled again once they have been used. We have also developed fabric wristbands that use recycled materials, along with badges that can actually be re-used to avoid single use plastics.”

In addition to the badging products, PDC BIG will also be demonstrating its badging Selfit software that gives event organisers the ability to design and print their own badges without the need for onsite staff support. Users can create their own bespoke layouts, with the ability to store templates for future use. Simple Excel files can be imported to the software, which then automatically places the information in the correct positon on the badge.


The company is a well-established manufacturer and supplier within the marketplace, and can reference huge brands like the NFL and the Special Olympics as clients.  The company’s 14,000-square-foot facility in Ipswich processes over two million name badges a year, along with a billion wristbands, half a million lanyards and 13 million business cards.

PDC BIG manufactures and supplies permanent and reusable, high quality, branded name badges, ID accessories, wristbands and business print. Its innovative solutions revolve around ease-of-use, brand, presentation, accessibility and security. They are widely used within public and private sectors, including Corporates and Events, Conferences, Leisure, Entertainment, Hospitality, Retail and Healthcare.

See PDC BIG at International Confex Stand A26C, 26-27 February Olympia London.

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Adam is the co-founder and editor of www.eventindustrynews.com Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and the Event Technology Awards. Both events take place in November, London.