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Paperworld 2018: around 1,500 exhibitors from all over the world present their latest products in Frankfurt am Main early in the year

Jan 24, 2018

Complementary programme of events to generate new impulses and unparalleled synergies for the trade

At Paperworld from 27 to 30 January 2018, around 1,500 exhibitors from some 60 different countries will present the latest products for the modern office and private paper and stationery users in eight exhibition halls. ‘Hello new perspectives’ is the motto of Paperworld 2018. In both the office and stationery segments, the international and national exhibitors open up ‘new outlooks’ over the world’s biggest range of paper, office supplies and stationery products. “Paperworld is a source of delight for trade visitors with a spectrum of products for ‘the visionary office’ and ‘stationery trends’ unrivalled in terms of breadth and depth. We are developing new perspectives for this sectoral highlight to consolidate its position as the leading platform for the new business year, where visitors can discover all the latest products and trends”, says Paperworld Director Michael Reichhold. Additionally, the multi-faceted complementary programme of events will generate valuable impulses and business ideas for the wholesale and retail trades, for book sellers and the internet and mail-order trade, and for commercial buyers from big companies.

The visionary office: the whole world of commercial office supplies

The spectrum on show covers all product segments that make tomorrow’s workplace a visionary office, from office equipment, via organisation and presentation aids, as well as office paper and writing and drawing utensils, to IT and printer accessories, not to mention remanufactured printer materials. In Halls 3.0, 4.0 and 6.0, national and international manufacturers present an unrivalled selection for the visionary office.

In Hall 3.0, the exhibitors in the office-supplies product segment will include Bi-silque, Exacompta-Clairefontaine, Herma, HSM, Krug & Priester (Ideal), Olympia, Stylex Schreibwaren, The Navigator Company and Zettler Kalender.
“For us, Paperworld is the leading trade fair for the sector. It gives us the chance to present our products to a broad audience of trade visitors. Equally, Paperworld is a great platform for making new contacts, especially with international buyers”, says Sven Elvert, Sales Manager, Olympia.

Hall 4.0 is split into two segments, writing utensils and school requisites. The writing-utensil exhibitors will include Adel, Carioca, KUM, Möbius & Ruppert, Pagani Pens, Rubinato, Scrikss and Standardgraph.
“A very large proportion of our products is exported and Paperworld is a great help with this because, in the case of many customers who come to Frankfurt from outside Europe, it is often the only economically viable meeting place”, says Peter Eberl, CEO, Standardgraph Zeichentechnik.

Hall 6.0 is occupied by the Remanexpo segment with (remanufactured) printer materials and consumables. The exhibitors will include Axro, Biuromax, Clover, Integral, Imcopex, Pedro Schöller, PRP Solutions (Pelikan), SAS Armor, Static Control, Winterholdt & Hering and WTA Carsten Weser.
“There is no better networking venue in the sector than Paperworld with its Remanexpo product segment. This is why we have been represented in Frankfurt as exhibitors for many years and why we have always been very pleased with the results”, says Carsten Weser, CEO, wta Carsten Weser.

Top German and international buyers from all sales and distribution levels take advantage of Paperworld. There, wholesalers, exporters / importers and retailers, drop shippers, trade organisations and international buyers from the mail order and online trades can be sure of finding suitable products. Additionally, buyers from the food trade, drug stores, cash and carry markets, the decoration trade and furnishing stores use the trade fair to find and order supplementary product lines.

Office of the Future special show puts the spotlight on health

Visitors will be able to gain new perspectives in the office sector at the ‘Office of the Future’ special show in Hall 3.0. Following the successful première in 2017, everything at the January 2018 edition of the special show will revolve around health. In informative lectures and guided tours, experts will explain the distinguishing features of the healthy office. New at the special show is a supplementary presentation area where brand-name manufacturers present their products for the acoustics, lighting, ventilation, hygiene, ergonomics, sustainability, furnishing and office supplies segments. Companies that have already signed up include Active Office GmbH, Agoraphil GmbH, Casio Europe GmbH, Durable Hunke & Jochheim GmbH & Co. KG, Fellowes GmbH, Holtz Office Support GmbH with Magnetoplan, Legamaster GmbH, Jakob Maul GmbH, Novus Dahle GmbH & Co. KG, Pelikan Vertriebsgesellschaft mgH & Co. KG, Sigel GmbH, Tesa SE and Wilkhahn Wilkening + Hahne GmbH & Co. KG. Guided Tours visit Ideal Krug & Priester GmbH & Co. KG, Bi-Silque SA with Archyi and Desq International.
Moreover, the Sustainable Office Day on the Tuesday of the fair will once again provide the exclusive framework for gaining insights into the environmentally friendly office. The Paperworld Retailers’ Meeting and a Business Matchmaking Service will help exhibitors and trade visitors make contact with each other.

The stationery trends: everything for private paper and stationery users

German and international exhibitors with products for private paper and stationery users present their latest ideas, designs and lifestyle ranges for the coming season at Paperworld. Trend-conscious trade buyers will find new writing materials and gift articles in Halls 4.0, 5.1 and 6.1. As in the past, top brands will be showing their latest products in the ‘the stationery trends’ segment at Paperworld 2018.

Hall 4.0 is split into two segments, writing utensils and school requisites. Creaciones Pandora, Gabol, Jeunes Premiers, Uitgevrij Lannoo and Wide Fields will be showing everything for use at school.
“Paperworld is Europe’s biggest trade fair for stationery products and a must if you have to present your products in several different markets. It is the perfect opportunity to see where the market is heading with its new products and trends”, says Israel Pastor, Export Manager, Creaciones Pandora.

In Hall 5.1, greetings-cards publishers, such as bsb-obpacher, Hallmark Cards, Perleberg and UK Greetings, will be showing their innovations. Braun + Company Papierwaren and Paper + Design present table decorations while Depesche and Sheepworld will be represented by gift articles. Buyers interested in gift-wrapping materials and ribbons can gather information at the exhibition stands of, for example, Bolis, Francesco Brizzolari, Saul Sadoch and Zöllner-Wiethoff.
“Paperworld is the most important fair in its sector. We want to present our new collection at the right place. Therefore, we come to Frankfurt”, says Marina Brizzolari, Marketing Manager, Francesco Brizzolari.

In Hall 6.1, Leuchtturm Albenverlag will be represented by its Semikolon, Leuchtturm 1917, Treuleben and Moleskine brands with organisational aids, diaries and note books. In the same hall, Artoz Papier and Rössler Papier will be showing their stationery products.
“Paperworld is a leading fixture on the trade-fair agenda. And, the fact that the fair attracts numerous international visitors is an important argument for Artoz to take part. We present new products that cater for customer demand for individuality and creativity”, says Jean Hardt, CEO Artoz.
Caran d´Ache, Diplomat, Online Schreibgeräte and Kaweco H&M Gutberlet present writing utensils.
“Paperworld is the leading international trade fair for the stationery and paper segments. We look forward to the high-grade, international trade visitors who come to see our new products, especially our collection catering for the popular DIY trend”, says Alexandra Batsch, CEO, Online Schreibgeräte.

At Paperworld. the retail trade for stationery and high-grade paper products, e.g., stationers’, book sellers, gift boutiques, toy shops, department stores and consumer markets, can be sure of finding everything they need for their assortments from the unrivalled range of products and the latest lifestyle trends in the segments for premium writing utensils, school requisites, greetings cards, stationery, gift articles, wrapping materials and small leather articles.

Multi-faceted complementary programme of events with ideas for the retail trade

In addition to new products being shown by the exhibitors, the complementary programme of events for the stationery trade provides new ideas for assortment compilation and presentation: the Paperworld Trend Show in the foyer of Halls 5.1 and 6.1 provides previews of the colours, designs and materials of the coming season and shows how exhibitors’ products can be cleverly combined and turnover boosted. The ‘Mr. Books & Mrs. Paper’ special exhibition in Hall 5.1 presents interesting ways of presenting non-books and stationery products in the book trade. Also, the young and innovative companies making presentations in the promotional area of Hall 6.1 offer product innovations and new ordering opportunities for the retail trade.

International Sourcing: the complete value chain in Frankfurt

For many years, Paperworld in Frankfurt am Main has not only been the hub for the international trade with paper, office supplies and stationery products. It is also where companies find suppliers, processers and manufacturers of own-label products. Bulk buyers, wholesalers and import / export companies from all over the world meet the right business partners in Halls 1.1, 1.2 and Forum 0. Drop shippers can look back over a good business year and suppliers want to expand into new markets. Hence, there has been an increased in demand for exhibition space at Paperworld and a new hall in the immediate vicinity of Hall 1, Forum 0, has been opened.

Halls 1.1, 1.2 and Forum 0 are reserved for exhibitors with paper, office supplies and stationery products for bulk buyers (International Sourcing). They include Comix, Conda, Cre8 Direct, D.H.A. Siamwalla, Dong-A Pencil, Eagle - Tung Yung International, Flair Pen & Plastic Industries, Indus Pencil Industries, Montex Pen Industries, Phoenix and Soni Polymeres.
“Paperworld is the optimum platform for presenting one’s strengths and discovering the latest trends in the market.
Paperworld is the ideal meeting place for us and our customers from all over the world”, says Jatin Chadha, Chief General Manager, Corporate Strategy, Flair Pen & Plastic Industries.

In addition to the future-oriented complementary programme of events at Paperworld, the concurrent Creativeworld, Christmasworld and Floradecora trade fairs offer products and product lines that round off the trade visitors’ core assortments perfectly and profitably.

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