Paperworld 2017 – The place to be: top brands in all product segments represented at the fair in Frankfurt am Main 

New products and trends for the office and stationery sector in seven exhibition halls
Wide-ranging complementary programme of events and unrivalled synergistic effects

Around 1,500 national and international exhibitors will be showing the latest products for the modern office, as well as paper and stationery for private use, in seven exhibition halls of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre from 28 to 31 January 2017. In line with the new motto, ‘The visionary office and the stationery trends’, the manufacturers taking part will present innovative solutions for tomorrow’s workplace (‘visionary office’) and future-oriented lifestyle trends for giving, wrapping, celebrating and schooling (‘stationery trends’). For many years, Paperworld has made a success of bringing together the two product focal points, office and stationery, at the same time and place and thus showing a spectrum of paper, office supplies and stationery products unparalleled in both vertical and horizontal terms.

The visionary office: the whole world of commercial office supplies

At Paperworld, trade visitors can see all product segments that turn tomorrow’s workplace into a visionary office, from office equipment, fixtures and furnishings, via organisational and presentation aids, as well as office paper and writing and drawing utensils, to IT and printer accessories and remanufactured printer materials. In Halls 3.0, 4.0 and 6.0, they will find a spectrum of products for the ‘visionary’ office unrivalled anywhere else in the world.

In 2017, commercial office supplies will be located in Hall 3.0, which also provides the setting for Paperworld Plaza where members of the Office Brands Industry Association (Verband der PBS-Markenindustrie) make presentations. The brand-name companies taking part are Acco, Alco, Casio, Dahle Novus, Durable, Exacompta, Gutenberg, Han Bürogeräte, Holtz, HSM, Ideal Krug und Priester, Jalema, Maul, Pagna, Pelikan, Safescan, Schneider Schreibgeräte, Tesa, Trodat, Veloflex and WeDo.
Also exhibiting in Hall 3.0 will be office-supplies companies including COLOP Stempelerzeugung, Olympia, Staufen, Stylex Schreibwaren and Zettler Kalender from Germany, as well as Bi-Silque and The Navigator Company (both from Portugal), Ico (Hungary), Kores (Austria) and Tarifold (France).
In 2017, stationery and drawing materials will be located in Hall 4.0 where the companies taking part include Lyra-Bleistift-Fabrik, Karl Meisenbach, Kum, Möbius + Ruppert and Standardgraph from Germany, as well as Carioca and Rubinato (both from Italy), Centropen (Czech Republic), Erich Krause (Finland), Factis (Spain), Luxor (India), Scrikss (Turkey) and Uchida Yoko Global (Japan).
Visitors will find remanufactured printer consumables and hardcopy components in Hall 6.0. From Germany, the exhibitors include Integral, Pedro Schöller Printservice, SovaMax Trading, Winterholt & Hering and wta Carsten Weser. The companies from outside Germany that have registered to date include 3T Supplies (Switzerland), Biuromax (Poland), Data Direct (United Kingdom), Ecoservice di Santarelli Paolo and IR Italia Riprografia (Italy), SAS Armor (France), IPM Toner (Turkey), Katun EDC (The Netherlands), Raven Industries (USA), Embatex/Turbon (Austria) and Union Technology International (China).

Complementary programme of events with new special show for the office sector

The exhibitors’ presentations in the office section are supplemented by a new, high-grade special show on ‘The office of the future’ with expert lectures and innovative products for improved flexibility, mobility and workflow at work. Additionally, the Sustainable Office Day will once again provide exclusive insights into the environmentally-friendly office while a retailers’ meeting and a business matchmaking service will provide supplementary assistance in bringing together demand and supply.

Paperworld is the meeting place for top buyers from all national and international sales and distribution channels, e.g., international decision makers from wholesalers and import / export companies, wholesalers and drop-shipping companies in the paper, office supplies and stationery sector and representatives of large trading organisations, high-volume commercial buyers of office materials and conference and seminar providers, as well as buyers from sales channels outside the industry, such as food retailers, chemists, department stores, interior decorations shops, furniture shops, and international buyers from mail order companies and online retailers.

The stationery trends: stationery, high-grade accessories and gift articles for a modern lifestyle
The German and international exhibitors with products revolving around private paper and stationery requirements present their latest ideas, designs and lifestyle lines for the coming season. Trade visitors will find new products for trend-conscious stationery and gifts, i.e., relating to the subjects of giving, wrapping and celebrating, as well as high grade writing utensils, bags and accessories, in Halls 4.0, 5.1 and 6.1.
From 2017, school articles will be located in Hall 4.0 and enter into a successful combination with writing and drawing utensils. The companies exhibiting in this segment include Nestler and Undercover from Germany, as well as Gabol, Montichelvo and Sportandem (Spain), Diakakis Imoports and Paxos (Greece), DKT (Portugal), Uitgeverij Lannoo (Belgium) and Zipit (Israel).

To be found in Halls 5.1 and 6.1 are the stationery and gift articles, greetings cards, small leather goods, accessories, gift-wrapping materials and ribbons, napkins, table decorations and party articles.
The German companies exhibiting in Hall 5.1 include bsb-obpacher, Hallmark‎ Cards, Hosti International, Kunst und Bild, Paper + Design, Sheepworld, Zöllner-Wiethoff‎. Among the companies taking part from Italy will be Bolis, Francesco Brizzolari and Saul Sadoch, as well as Groupe Editor from France.
In Hall 6.1, the German companies showing their latest products will include Artoz Papier, Etra Weber (with the Otto Hutt brand), Kaweco, Leuchtturm Albenverlag (with the Semikolon brand), Online Schreibgeräte, Rössler Papier, Samsonite and Waldmann. The following companies from outside Germany will also be making presentations: Bigso (Sweden), Caran D'Ache (Switzerland), Distri-Brands (Belgium) and Giorgio Fedon & Figli and Moleskine (both from Italy).

A wide variety of events generate new inspiration for retailers

Visiting Paperworld is sure to be worthwhile for the international trade for stationery and high-grade paper products, e.g., stationers’, book sellers, gift boutiques, the toy trade, department stores and consumer markets, because buyers will find an unparalleled spectrum of products and the latest lifestyle trends in the fields of high-grade writing utensils and pencils, school articles, greetings cards, stationery, gift articles, wrapping materials and small leather goods. The high visitor standard and the very good propensity to place orders in recent years have been a great source of satisfaction for the exhibitors.
Moreover, special shows and events generate new impulses for assortment compilation and shop design. For example, both the Paperworld Trend Show in the foyer of Halls 5.1 and 6.1, which provides an outlook on the colours, shapes and materials of the coming season, and the Mr. Books & Mrs. Paper special show, which is aimed at more than just book sellers, demonstrate how exhibitors’ products can be combined in a fresh and exciting way, and thus boost sales to consumers. The young and innovative companies in the promotional area of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie – BMWi) also offer new ordering opportunities for the trade. And, when it comes to service, the 2017 edition of the fair will have a new wrapping show: ‘Wrap Up’ with Ulla Büning, who will demonstrate a variety of ways to expand the gift service in 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 national and international paper, office supplies and stationery trade. It is also where companies can find suppliers, converters and brand-name manufacturers. There, bulk buyers, wholesalers and importers / exporters from all over the world can discover the right partners in Hall 1 from 2017. With the move from Hall 10, the organisers have now unified all parts of Paperworld in the eastern section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre.

In addition to the future-oriented programme of events at Paperworld, the concurrent Creativeworld, Christmasworld und Floradecora trade fairs offer products that perfectly and profitably supplement the core assortments of trade visitors.

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