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Events in the Paperworld Office area

If you are seeking comprehensive information on office supplies, the future of the office, and current industry issues, the Paperworld supporting programme provides added value. We have summarised all the events in the Office area for you here.

Future Office - special exhibition with a focus on health

Woman sitting on a modern seat of the special show "Future Office"
Visitors could explore the six areas for a "healthy office" at the special exhibition "Future Office": office space, furnishing, nutrition, working methods, employees and tasks.

The special show "Future Office" is all about the workplace of tomorrow and highlights the changing working worlds. This time the focus was on health.

Daily guided tours, presentations and best practice examples answered the question of how the healthy office can be designed, and examine this topic in greater depth. For the upcoming Paperworld there will be a new focus for the special show "Future Office".

Award ceremonies at Paperworld

All winners of the ‘Product of the Year 2018’ at Paperworld.

Paperworld is the platform for the national and international awards of the paper, office supplies and stationery manufacturing trade. Here are all the awards at a glance:

Industry Personalities of the Year 2017: Klaus-Joachim "Joe" Meinert (General Manager Newell Brands Central, North, South Europe & Russia) and Michael Ruhnau (CEO "König-Gruppe“ and President of the Trade Association "Bürowirtschaft und Schreibkultur (HBS)”)
Industry Personalities of the Year 2017: Klaus-Joachim "Joe" Meinert and Michael Ruhnau

The Industry Personality of the Year Award is based on a reader poll conducted by BusinessPartner PBS and C.ebra trade magazines and goes to personalities who impress by dint of their character, achievements, team spirit or ideas. Nominations, which should be sent to the publishing company, can be made by anyone.

Industry Personalities of the Year 2017:

  • Klaus-Joachim "Joe" Meinert (General Manager Newell Brands Central, North, South Europe & Russia) and
  • Michael Ruhnau (CEO "König-Gruppe“ and President of the Trade Association "Bürowirtschaft und Schreibkultur (HBS)”)
Winners of design competition for greeting cards: 1st place: Jana Laux with the individual tealight card / 2nd place: Denise Hartwig with a creative whale theme / 3rd place: Franc Minh-Tai Nguyen with "My world is your world"
Presentation of the Card Award at the Paperworld 2018: Jana Laux honored as the most creative card artist

The design competition for greetings cards searches for the most creative greetings card. The initiators of the competition are Messe Frankfurt and the German Association of Greetings Cards Manufacturers and Publishers (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Hersteller und Verleger von Glückwunschkarten – A.V.G.). The competition is aimed at young talents, such as vocational-school and university students.

The winners of the design competition for greeting cards 2018:

1st place: Jana Laux with the individual tealight card
2nd place: Denise Hartwig with a creative whale theme
3rd place: Franc Minh-Tai Nguyen with "My world is your world"

Retailer of the year 2018: Michael Samardjiev and Lisa Marquardt, Shop „Papiri“ in Ober-Ramstadt (Germany)
Retailer of the year 2018: Michael Samardjiev and Lisa Marquardt, Shop „Papiri“ in Ober-Ramstadt (Germany)

The readers of PBS Report trade magazine vote for their favourite from all ‘Specialist Retailers of the Month’. The key criterion for selection is the innovative activities of the retailer in the market. The initiator of this Award is Fachmagazin PBS Report.

Retailer of the year 2018:
Michael Samardjiev and Lisa Marquardt, Shop „Papiri“ in Ober-Ramstadt (Germany)

All ISPA Award winners 2017
All ISPA Award winners 2017

The ISPA Award is an international distinction which manufacturers can enter with their product innovations. The initiator of the ISPA Award is the International Stationery Press Association (ISPA). The ISPA Award is given in five categories:

  • Writing instruments
  • Office solutions
  • Back-to-school
  • Social stationery
  • Digital solutions
Winners of the ‘Product of the Year 2018
All winners of the ‘Product of the Year 2018’ at Paperworld.

Outstanding features and product quality are honoured by the Verband der PBS-Markenindustrie (Office Brands Industry Association) with the ‘Product of the Year’ Award, which is open to all manufacturers of the paper, office supplies and stationery sector. It is given in five categories:

•    Commercial office supplies
•    Small Office Home Office
•    School and private requisites
•    Design award
•    Sustainability award


The Recycler trade magazine is looking for the best manufacturers and suppliers in the remanufactured printing accessories segment. The ‘Recycler Award’ is given in five categories:

  • „Remanufacturer of the Year"
  • „Supplier of the Year"
  • „Innovation of the Year"
  • „Customer Service of the Year"
  • „Rising Star of the Year"

The German Environmental Management Association (Bundes­deutscher Arbeitskreis für Umweltbewusstes Management e.V. – (B.A.U.M.) is looking for Germany’s most environmentally friendly offices. The award is given in various categories.

Remanexpo with Remcon Seminars

Remanexpo at the Paperworld

The Remanexpo product area has been an integral part of Paperworld for years. For everything concerning printing and copying, you will find a comprehensive range from OEM suppliers and the recycling industry. The spectrum ranges from products for remanufacturing laser and ink cartridges, toner and inks, to individual components such as OPCs. Providers of collection and recycling services are also represented. Every year around 150 companies showcase their innovations and technical improvements in the sustainable printing segment. An integral part of Remanexpo is the Remcon seminars with lectures on the current topics of the recycling industry.

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Sustainable Office Day

Lecture at the Sustainable Offcie Day of Paperworld

Everything about sustainability is offered at the Sustainable Office Day. In lectures and discussions, experts will give valuable insights into current developments in the "sustainable office world" and address the challenges of eco-fair procurement. The Sustainable Office Day is organized jointly with B.A.U.M., the German Association for Environmental Management e.V.

Sustainable Office Day at the Paperworld

Messe Frankfurt has been working with B.A.U.M. for 20 years and supports the society as a member of the Förderkreis. "We are delighted to support sustainable projects and thankful for the friendly and valuable cooperation at Paperworld. Now to receive this certificate for the cooperation, we are honored and we give a big thank back to B.A.U.M. and all colleagues, "says Michael Reichhold, Head of Paperworld.

Events in the Stationery area All events in the Stationery area

What new companies are there in the industry? What are the trends for the coming season? How does the book trade profit from non-book articles? Discover the supporting program in the Stationery area at Paperworld.

Paperworld Trend show with Stationery trends

Paperworld trend show with office world trends

Discover the latest office world trends at the Paperworld trend show.

Mr. Books & Mrs. Paper

Mr. Books & Mrs. Paper

The special exhibition for your supplementary product ranges in the book trade. Get useful tips.

Competence Center Greeting Card

Competence Center Greeting Card

Everything related to greeting and congratulations cards can be found at the "Competence Center Greeting Card".

BMWi Promotional Area

BMWi Promotional Area

At the BMWi Promotional Area young companies and new manufacturers from Germany present their innovative products.

wrap up – trendy gift wrapping

wrap up – trendy gift wrapping

Ulla Büning, the expert for gift wrapping, will be sharing some tips and techniques for using gift wrapping.

Oriental Culture at the Paperworld

Oriental Culture

A piece of the Orient in Frankfurt am Main: modern interpretations of Chinese cultural symbols, techniques and elements.

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