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Future Office at the Paperworld

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Future Office
26 – 29 January 2019 Frankfurt am Main Tickets & Registration

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 flexibility

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" 2018: 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 is on flexibility. Daily guided tours, lectures and best practice examples explain what flexible working means today and in the future. New concepts and products for the office will also be shown.

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:

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)

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

‘Participating in the seminars connects you, your business and products, with the latest thinking, trends and issues.’

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.

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.

‘Find out how sustainability can be implemented in the office at the Sustainable Office Day. Presented are "renewable" offices or even non-territorial jobs. The winners of the "Office & Environment" competition also present best practices for sustainable offices.’

Dieter Brübach, Member of the Board, B.A.U.M. 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.

New Envelope: Packaging for E‑Commerce

‘We are very pleased to have this partnership with the VDBF, which will present this topic, of such high contemporary relevance to the sector, in a comprehensive way at Paperworld. That will be a genuine addition and a valuable perspective into the future.’

Michael Reichhold, Director Paperworld, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

A NEW presentation in 2019 will be New Envelope – Packaging for E‑Commerce in Hall 3.0 C31. The e-commerce in mail-ordering theme park, presented by the Association for the German Envelope Industry (Verband der deutschen Briefumschlag-Industrie e.V. (VDBF)) for the first time at Paperworld, will be a market place for internet retailing, packaging and postal-service providers and operators of the trading platforms associated with them. The exhibition area will showcase various packaging solutions for the shipment of e-commerce products. Specialist talks will also be held, on the focal topic of “e-commerce cleverly packaged.”

LOCATION: Hall 3.0 C31

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 Stationery Trends

Paperworld trends

Experience the trends of the coming season close and let yourself be inspired.

LOCATION: Hall 3.1 F10

trade fair visitors at the special exhibition Mr. Books & Mrs. Paper

Mr. Books & Mrs. Paper

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

LOCATION: Hall 3.1 C80

Young companies and new manufacturers from Germany present their innovative products in the BMWi Promotional Area

BMWi Promotional Area

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

LOCATION: Hall 3.1 J10

special show ‘Future Learning’ at Paperworld

NEW: ‘Future Learning’

Experience current and future-oriented learning concepts in Hall 4.0.

Packaging expert Ulla Büning presents trends for attractive gift wrapping at wrap up

wrap up – trendy gift wrapping

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

LOCATION: Hall 3.1 E48

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.

LOCATION: Hall 3.1 A11

New award: The Golden Greeting Card

New award: The Golden Greeting Card

New greetings cards competition at Paperworld. Vote for your favourite.

LOCATION: Hall 3.1 D44

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