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26 – 29 January 2019 Frankfurt am Main Tickets & Registration

Events in the Stationery area at Paperworld

Do you want to know what the trends of tomorrow will be? The Paperworld supporting program provides answers to this question. We have summarized all the events in the Stationery area for you here.

Mr Books & Mrs Paper: Special exhibition for booksellers

Guided tour of the special show Mr. Books & Mrs. Paper with non-book expert Angelika Niestrath
Non-book expert Angelika Niestrath presents throughout the fair and guide visitors through the special exhibition twice daily.

What we buy and where we shop is increasingly an expression of an individual lifestyle. Mr Books & Mrs Paper presents selected products in different scenarios.

With the right combination of books and non-book products, you can create brand-new shopping experiences for your customers. Areas can be installed in any shop that are suitable as display stages for product presentations. Not every merchandise presentation necessarily involves a lot of effort. Great and effective displays are also possible with less input. The special exhibition "Mr Books & Mrs Paper" illustrates how products can best be showcased for the customer. An individual shopping experience is provided by scenarios that address the most varied interest groups of a bookstore. The special show was developed together with the non-book expert Angelika Niestrath.

Competence Center Greeting Card

Competence Center Greeting Card at the Paperworld

Everything related to greeting and congratulations cards can be found at the Competence Center Greeting Card. In the area, there is also a special exhibition of the AVG design competition for greeting and congratulations cards and Café Card, the ideal place for networking.

Design competition for greeting cards 2017/18

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 card you use to send greetings, congratulate or simply bring a moment of happiness to a loved one just for the sake of it. Despite the trend towards digitalisation, greetings cards are enjoying a renaissance again.

Creative personalities were invited to design and enter their new ideas for special greetings cards. There are up to EUR 1,500 to win.

In November, an independent jury of experts comprising representatives of industry, trade and design viewed all entries and made a preliminary selection. The ten best ideas were exhibited in Café Card during Paperworld so visitors could vote for their favourite at the exhibition.

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"


1. Organizer

The organizer of the competition is A.V.G. Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Hersteller und Verleger von Glückwunschkarten. Geschäftstelle, Mr Werner Lippels, Haarer Strasse 5, D-85640 Putzbrunn, Tel.: +49 8946 205155, Fax: +49 8946 205157.

2. Participation

The competition is open to everybody. Only one design is allowed per person.

3. Design rules

  • Format up to max. A4
  • The focus is on visual aspects
  • The original artwork must be sent by post*
  • No group work
  • Complete contact details (name, address, e-mail, telephone)
  • The Entry Form must be filled in completely and shall be attached to the artwork.

*For technical reasons it is not possible to return the artwork submitted. All rights remain with the participants.

4. Prizes

1st prize EUR 1,500
2nd prize EUR 1,000
3rd prize EUR 500

5. Closing date for entries – 31 October 2017


A.V.G. Kartenwettbewerb 2017/2018
‘Go for it!’
c/o Klaus Hanfstingl Verlag GmbH
Breitenbachstrasse 6
82538 Geretsried

6. Procedure, judging

You will be informed by mid-November if your entry is one of those selected by the jury. You will then be sent all necessary information and have until mid-January to create a collection of card designs that you would like to present at Paperworld 2018 in Frankfurt am Main. During the four days of the fair, visitors will vote for three winners who will be presented with their prizes at a ceremony before the fair ends. Additionally, the entries nominated by the jury will be published on the A.V.G. and Paperworld websites.

7. The judge’s decision is final.

8. Questions about the competition?

Please send an e-mail to:

Matthias Hanfstingl
Klaus Hanfstingl Verlag GmbH
Breitenbachstrasse 6
D-82538 Geretsried
Telephone +49 8171 429620
Fax: +49 8171 429610

BMWi Promotional Area: Young companies introduce themselves

BMWi Promotional Area: Young companies/Start-ups introduce themselves at Paperworld

Young companies and new manufacturers from Germany present their innovative products in the BMWi Promotional Area. Benefit from the unique new products and exciting innovations. The area is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), enabling young German companies to participate in leading international fairs in Germany on favourable terms.

Wrap up!: Presentation on gift wrapping

Packaging expert Ulla Büning presents trends and innovations for attractive gift wrapping at Paperworld
Packaging expert Ulla Büning presents trends and innovations for attractive gift wrapping.

At "Wrap up!", packaging expert Ulla Büning shows quick and simple ways to pack gifts with that little extra something. She is happy to let visitors look over her shoulder while doing so, and also presents trends and innovations for attractive gift wrapping. Make sure not to miss her live demo and get useful tips.

Oriental culture: Special exhibition of Asian products

Oriental culture: Special exhibition of Asian products at Paperworld

A piece of the Orient in Frankfurt am Main: Oriental culture at its best in hall 5.1 with fine craftsmanship and articles that combine modern design with Far Eastern characteristics. The products also include high-quality stationery items such as bookmarks, papers, pens or tape. Experience the delights of the Far Eastern products yourself!

The special show will be presented in cooperation with Art Exhibitions China.

Events in the Office area Events in the Office area

What does the healthy office look like? What's new in the recycling market? And how can I watch out for sustainability when purchasing stationery products? Discover the supporting program in the Office area at Paperworld.

Special exhibition Future Office

Future Office

The special exhibition is all about the workplace of tomorrow. This time with the focus on health.

Paperworld trend show with office world trends

Paperworld trend show with office world trends

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

Awards ceremony Paperworld

Awards ceremonies

The sector’s awards are presented at Paperworld. Here are all the awards at a glance.

Remanexpo - Remcon Seminars

Remanexpo with Remcon Seminars

Learn the news from the recycler market.

Lecture Sustainable Office Day

Sustainable Office Day

Varied lectures provide you with expert knowledge about sustainability in the office.

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