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International Events

  • 424

    Sofia Lee a young Product designer from Hong Kong showed us – MAGCON, an innovative compass.

    To describe it in her own words “The most versatile drawing tool”. MagCon, the compass has a cylindrical metal center piece that works as an axis without poking any hole in the paper. MAGCON comes in 2 different pack sizes containing 2 and 3 attachments respectively. Two of these are scales of different sizes with Precisely printed measurements. The other one is a curvy stencil containing different shapes and patterns. These scales and stencils cling to the center piece with a strong magnetic force.

    And with in few seconds of this set up it becomes supper easy to draw curves and patterns with smooth draw of hand through these stencils. Sofia said “My product is getting very popular among Designers and Architects. Many of them have reported several additional usages.” She further added “They told me that many complicated curves and designs that used to take a lot of time can now be done within a few minutes.

    Sofia has launched this product under her company called Ddiin Concept Ltd.

     

    For more details on this brilliant Compass you may visit the company website:- www.ddiin.com

    Wed, 08/01/2020
  • 425

    PSS got the opportunity to use and feel the Rolls Royce of CHALKS. Yes! We are not joking. If ever chalks could be categorized just like cars, then HAGOROMO chalks would be considered as the Rolls Royce.

    HAGOROMO chalks were first manufactured by a Family run company in Japan which developed and maintained the formula for past three generations. The users of this chalk included Professors and Teachers of some of the most reputed Collages and Institutes around the world. As a matter of fact many of them have created their own theories to describe the joy and blissfulness they feel while using this chalk. One of the Professor said – "The legend around this Chalk is that, its impossible to write a False theorem with this chalk", while the other one said "I assume the special ingredient is Angel’s Tears".

    (please visit the Youtube link given at the bottom to hear the full story)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhNUjg9X4g8&feature=youtu.be

    These professors have been such ardent users of this chalk that they literally started hoarding whole boxes and cartons full of HAGOROMO chalks when they got of know that the Japanese firm is closing down and these would no longer be available in the market.

    Then came HYEONG-SEOK SHIN, CEO of SEJONGMALL Co. Ltd. Korea who turned out to be a rescuer of this cult chalk. He himself was a Bulk purchaser of this Chalk. But when the Japanese Co. decided to down shutters, he convinced them of his true love for the Chalk and also that he was totally worthy to carry forward the legacy of HAGOROMO Chalks in its pure essence.

    PSS met Hyeong-Seok Shin at Hong Kong Stationery Show this year. We look forward to see the chalk in the Indian Market soon. We hope some of the our readers would soon consider this as great business opportunity.

    Wed, 08/01/2020
  • 423

    20th Hong Kong Stationery Fair got off to great start today. As anticipated large number of visitors started coming as soon as the show opened in the morning. The organizers Messe Frankfurt and HKTDC have wonderfully managed the event for last two decades.

    As always the colour coded aisles guided the visitors to easily look for their desired product zones like DIY supplies, Gift Stationery, Kids & School, Pen & Paper and Smart Office. About 220 exhibitors are ready and excited to display their innovative products.

    We'd soon be putting up news and articles about new products and services. So Keep checking this place for new updates.

    Mon, 06/01/2020
  • 415

    Creative ideas, impressive product variety and excellent exhibitor quality. These were just a few of the recurring themes cited as praise for the 2019 edition of Paperworld China, which concluded its three day run from 15 – 17 November having attracted a record 30,629 buyers of stationery, office supplies and hobby and craft products.

     

    Whereas product variety was the talk of trade visitors, it was ‘business effectiveness’ that was the frequently used buzz-phrase amongst Paperworld China’s exhibitors, who used the fair to find new clients, promote their products and expand their networks. From well-known brands to small and medium sized companies, 425 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions took part in the fair in Hall 5.1 of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).

    At the conclusion of the show, Ms Judy Cheung, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd said: “Buyers come to Paperworld China with complex sourcing criteria, so it‘s pleasing that many visitors have located the right blend of quality exhibitors at this year’s fair. Fulfilling all of the market’s needs, Paperworld China‘s themed zones and unique display areas have brought visitors closer to contemporary office, lifestyle, craft and oriental trends. And at the same time, new features such as the Indian Pavilion have been welcome additions, connecting the Chinese market with interesting overseas brands and helping buyers to build international business connections.”

    Forming the largest international contingent, 18 companies participated at the Indian Pavilion, including the likes of Anax Industries, Coromandel Paper Products, Navbharat Industries, Pandiyan Paper Company and Saraju Pens.

    Specialist zones remain in touch with market trends  
    Situated in the middle of the exhibition’s 23,000 sqm, the ‘Small yet Beautiful‘ showcase was once again one of Paperworld China’s most popular attractions. With ‘small’ as its central tenant, the area displayed a variety of school, office and day-to-day stationery.

    Other popular attractions included the ‘Stationery & Hobby’, ‘Quality Suppliers’, ‘Tomorrow’s Office’ and ‘Cultural and Creative’ zones, which helped buyers to easily locate different types of imaginative stationery products for work and modern life. Stylish items could also be found at the ‘Design S’ area – a dedicated showcase of artful stationery and practical lifestyle products.

    Best Stationery of China Awards lift the profile of up and coming brands
    Carefully curated from more than 200 entries, Paperworld China’s second annual ‘Top 10 Best Stationery of China Awards’ saw 12 winners this year as a result of intense competition. The winning products included a fountain pen, a stylish calendar and an antique desk lamp, which were showcased in a dedicated display area in the exhibition hall.

    Apart from inventive product designs, visitors could also appreciate various forums and workshops which focused on topics such as increasing profit margins in the competitive retail sector and DIY techniques. Among the highlights was the ‘TedxYouth’ forum with the theme of ‘Crazy Stationery’. Key opinion leaders spoke at the forum on subjects of technology, creativity, design and hobbies. 

    Exhibitor’s report optimistic outlook for the domestic market
    Sunny Tang, Designer, Offistar: “We mainly focus on exports, and we have been to Paperworld in Germany many times. Starting from last year, we began to develop our domestic sales. This is our second time at Paperworld China. We want to let more people in China know about our brand so as to increase our customer base here. Last year's result was very significant, so this year we decided to come again, hoping to meet with more dealers and purchasers. We have given out all our promotional materials after half a day, and have talked to more than 70 potential buyers. There are more people at the show compared to last year and we have great traffic at our booth. Stationery is a necessity in our life. As people’s quality of life improves their requirements for aesthetics are also increasing. Now if you buy a notebook, it will have a unique craft. Judging from the flow of people this year, we will come back to Paperworld China again next year.”

    Mr Binu Thomas, Joint Director, Capexil: “It is our first time coming to Paperworld China and we have brought 18 companies specialised in the paper industry from India to participate in the fair. We are taking this opportunity to explore the Asian market. Paperworld China allows us to meet other exhibitors, professional trade visitors and distributors, as well as make new business contacts. Since China is well-known for mass-producing stationery products at a low cost, we are here to explore new business strategies such as the import and export of stationery products in China. I am quite happy with the morning crowds; it is a good sign that plenty of business and information exchange is taking place.”

    Buyers find inspiration at Paperworld China
    Mr Xinzhou Luo, General Manager, Zhengzhou Huimei Shangmao Co Ltd: “Our delegation comes from Zhengzhou in Henan Province. We have brought more than 60 buyers to Paperworld China. I think this fair is a trend indicator for the industry allowing us to find out what’s new. In the Design S area, I saw a lot of original stationery brands showcasing their creative designs. We can see a lot of big brands here at the fair, however, we cannot underestimate the small brands. They give lots of inspiration to the industry. I think the concept of the ‘Small yet Beautiful’ showcase is also very good. As a mock retail store it creates a real life sales situation which trade visitors can take inspiration from. I think that everyone's living standards are slowly improving. Consumers and users are constantly raising their standards and purchasing criteria. I will continue to organise the buyer group.”

    Participants applaud influence of fringe events 
    Mr Akihiko Suzuki, General Manager, Tsukineko (Organiser of the ‘Hobby Town DIY Workshop): “The Chinese market is huge and we hope to raise awareness of our products here. Through this DIY workshop we aim to share our professional knowledge and inform the Chinese audience about our products. They can then learn how to use our products to create impressive visual effects. The workshop has been a huge success, and from a business point of view, this kind of on-site teaching helps us to expand our sales. As society is changing, so are people's demands and levels of satisfaction. They now not only derive satisfaction from purchases, but they increasingly want to make items themselves to receive a sense of accomplishment. I am convinced that our live demonstrations have successfully communicated to attendees that there are a large number of DIY projects they can engage in to find a sense of spiritual enjoyment.”

    Mr Zhen Wang, Owner of Hua Jie Wen Fang (Speaker at the TEDxYouth seminar): “Paperworld China provides an excellent platform for seminars to take place, as it attracts not only industry-experts, but also stationery lovers. TEDxYouth is a renowned platform upon which we can share our passion for stationery, and the ways in which it changes our lifestyle. Through multiple interactions with professional visitors, we can see passion for stationery in their eyes. The visitors who participated in the seminar and workshops are not only looking for new stationery; in fact, they are here to see how stationery can impact their lives. We provided a DIY workshop after the seminar to further engage with stationery lovers, and discuss hot topics such as technology and design trends. We have received excellent feedback from the audience, which is very encouraging.”

    Ms Gina Xu, Media Buy, Group M (attendee of the TedxYouth seminar): “I found the seminar very informative and inspirational. Some of the seminar’s key opinion leaders don’t work exclusively in the stationery industry, but they have insightful ideas based purely on their passion for stationery. Their talks have pushed me to think outside of the box. A number of hot topics such as technology, hobbies, and creativity were covered, providing the audience with a well-rounded understanding. From the selection of topics to the presenters – I am happy with the seminar and also the hands-on DIY workshop.”

    The next edition of Paperworld China will take place in autumn 2020. For more information about the show, please visit www.paperworldchina.com or email: stationery@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com.

    Other Paperworld brand shows include:

    Hong Kong International Stationery Fair
    6 – 9 January 2020, Hong Kong

    Paperworld
    25 – 28 January 2020, Frankfurt am Main

    Paperworld Middle East / Playworld Middle East
    9 – 11 March 2020, Dubai

    Paperworld India / Corporate Gifts Show
    19 – 22 March 2020, Mumbai

    For more details about these fairs, please visit
    www.global.paperworld.messefrankfurt.com.

    Background information on Messe Frankfurt
    Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €718 million. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

    For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

    Tue, 17/12/2019
  • 414

    The countdown to the landmark 20th edition of the Hong Kong International Stationery Fair has entered its final few weeks, with buyers and exhibitors from around the world looking forward to a productive four days of business. As a hub of creative designs and innovative ideas, the fair will bring buyers face-to-face with today’s trendiest stationery items at specialist zones, a themed display area and a packed seminar programme. With around 200 international exhibitors in attendance, the fair to be co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council will take place from 6–9 January 2020 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    According to Ms Judy Cheung, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, the upcoming fair will embrace modern elements as it enters the new decade: “Market trends such as the growing demand for eco-friendly products will be reflected through various elements of the 2020 fair. For example, in addition to hosting many exhibitors of green stationery, the fair’s seminar programme will include a presentation on green purchasing. The organisation of the fair is also being conducted with sustainability in mind. In previous years, we have reduced the consumption of paper and plastic by incorporating eco-friendly initiatives such as online registration systems and an e-fair catalogue. At the 2020 edition, we will take further steps, including a transition to LED lights at all exhibitor booths to reduce electricity consumption.”

     

    Stationery trends, retail models and green purchasing on the agenda at trend-setting seminar programme
    Together with the impressive product line-up that buyers will find in the aisles of the exhibition, visitors to the upcoming fair will have opportunities to gain valuable industry insights at the fair’s trend-setting seminar programme. The programme will inspire new avenues for business by promoting new product ideas and sales channels.

     

    One of the many highlights will be a seminar on current design trends delivered by Mr Masayuki Takabatake – also known as Japan’s ‘Stationery King’. The seminar will focus on the different types of stationery available in Japanese stores, such as water colour and ball point pens as well as high quality stationery available at reasonable prices. Another focus will be the role of stationery in the digital age. As tools for exchanging and recording information, pen and paper have been displaced by smart phones and computers. In this new age, buyers increasingly choose stationery based on pleasing aesthetics such as warm colours, interesting decorations, and attractive materials.

     

    New retail trends will also be a theme at a seminar delivered by Mr Eric Fu, the founder of Gift Idea. The company is a popular Hong Kong based retailer of stylish stationery and art materials. It is also a provider of calligraphy and painting workshops. In addition to exciting trends, it will also share information on best practices in the stationery retail industry.

     

    Another significant highlight of the seminar programme will be a presentation on green purchasing. Delivered by Mr Steven Choi Chun–pang, the Head of Certification for the Hong Kong Green Label Scheme, the presentation will include information on green labelling, a method of product differentiation that allows consumers to easily identify items that have been manufactured from eco-friendly materials. Green certification not only serves as an effective sourcing tool for buyers, it also acts as an effective marketing strategy that helps suppliers to improve their brand image.

     

    ‘All Kinds Alike’ display area to highlight shared aesthetics
    At each edition of the Hong Kong International Stationery Fair, a themed display area is set up to enthuse buyers with new ideas. The theme display area for the upcoming 20th edition has been confirmed as ‘All Kinds Alike’.

     

    The criteria for stationery displayed at the area includes warm colours, rectangular shapes and the use of three raw materials: wood, paper and metal. Stationery with these shared characteristics will be divided into separate groups based on functionality, materials and appearance.

     

    Apart from the themed display area, distinct product zones will also provide an efficient sourcing experience. The exhibition will be split into five separate zones: ‘Gift Stationery’, ‘Smart Office’, ‘Kids & School’, ‘Pen & Paper’ and ‘DIY Supplies’. In addition, there will be an international pavilion from renowned industry association – the Korea Stationery Industry Cooperative (KSIC).

     

    Synergy for more business opportunities
    The Hong Kong International Stationery Fair will be held concurrently with the HKTDC’s Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, the Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and the Hong Kong International Licensing Show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Both the Toys & Games Fair and the International Licensing Show are the largest fairs of their kind in Asia. In 2019, the four fairs together gathered more than 130,000 buyers, creating plenty of business opportunities for exhibitors.

     

    For further information about the Hong Kong International Stationery Fair, please visit www.hkstationeryfair.com.

    How’s Hong Kong Now from Insiders’ View:
    https://youtu.be/Po6YlEbwqZQ

    Sat, 14/12/2019
  • 418

    Navigator to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035 with an investment of €158 million. The Navigator Company is the first Portuguese company – and one of the first worldwide – to take on the commitment of achieving carbon neutrality 15 years early, by giving all of its industrial complexes a net zero carbon footprint by 2035. In order to achieve this mission, Navigator announced at its Sustainability Forum that it will be investing a total of €158 million.
    “It is with great pleasure that I address this Sustainability Forum and commend your dedication to the issue of climate change,” António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, wrote in a letter addressed to the event participants.
    “In fact, climate change is a threat to our existence. Therefore, it is the issue that defines the times in which we live. The challenge is great, and requires much more ambition, but we know there are answers”, Mr Guterres added.
    In view of the European Union’s goal for Europe to have net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 and given Portugal’s commitment to achieve this target by this same date, The Navigator Company has decided to be even more ambitious by meeting these goals 15 years earlier.
    Given that the challenge of climate change is a priority, the Navigator Company has created its own carbon neutrality roadmap, with an ambitious set of investments in renewable energies and new technologies to reduce CO2 emissions and plant forests in a way that offsets those emissions which cannot be fully eliminated.
    The Secretary-General also stated that “the participation of the business sector is essential. I am counting on your leadership and your support.”
    The forests managed by the Navigator Company in Portugal have a carbon stock – not including carbon in the soil – equivalent to 5.4 million tonnes of CO2. This is the same as the emissions that would be generated by 1.5 million cars travelling around the perimeter of the planet.
    The Navigator Company, in its protected nature areas (around 11,000 hectares, more than 10% of the total area) protects a total of 235 species of fauna and 740 species of flora, numbers which have been growing, contrary to world trends where the number of protected species is dropping.
    At the start of this year, The Navigator Company was the only Portuguese company to be ranked a global leader in the fight against climate change by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), achieving a prominent position on this international organization’s “A” list. The company was recognized for its efforts in 2018 to reduce emissions, decrease climate risks and develop an economy with a low carbon footprint.
    The Sustainability Forum, by The Navigator Company, is an initiative that seeks to leverage the cooperation between Navigator and several other bodies and personalities that are within its sphere of action, from civil society organizations, through clients, suppliers, and Universities.
     

     

    Wed, 20/11/2019
  • 419

    The annual BOSS awards are due to take place on Thursday 28th November at The Tower Guoman Hotel in London and DURABLE will be there as a nominee for 2019. Their latest edition to the award-winning #DURAFRAME range, WALLPAPER, has been shortlisted for ‘Product of the Year’ just a few months after its launch.
    The latest signage solution fills a gap in the market for an internal signage solution that can be attached to sensitive surfaces such as wood and wallpaper without causing damage when removed.
    The frame uses small self-adhesive strips on the reverse of the frame which firmly hold the frame in place but if needed, can be removed in seconds without causing damage to the chosen surface.
    Sam Rylands, Marketing Manager at DURABLE UK, says: “We are delighted to be shortlisted once again for a BOSS award. Our DURAFRAME® range has been a real success story over the past 10 years and we are thrilled that our latest edition to the range is being recognised by BOSS”.
     

     

    Sun, 17/11/2019
  • 416

    Paperworld China – the leading trade fair for the stationery, office supplies and hobby and crafts sectors in Asia – kicks off from 15 November at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). In its 15th edition, the show will occupy 23,000 sqm of exhibition space in Hall 5.1 and welcome 424 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions. Exhibitors from Austria, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United States will showcase the most cutting-edge stationery products at the fair.

     

     

    Owing to its well established reputation, the fair has attracted renowned brands such as Beifa, Brita, Comix, Daycraft, Guangbo, Kodomo No Kao, Kumamon, Mcusta, Mindwave, Monami, Morning Glory, Pelikan, Pilot, Platinum, Sakura, Shanghai Marie, Tsukineko, Umajirushi, Wacom, and Zebra. As in previous years, four distinct zones: Stationery and Hobby, Tomorrow’s Office, Cultural and Creative, and Quality Suppliers will inspire the likes of major retailers and distributors with new product ideas and stationery trends.

    Fostering original brands, building an integrated platform
    Alongside the rise of Chinese stationery brands in recent years, Paperworld China has continued to support business and cultural exchange. The fair has promoted creative brands and excellent original designs, helping to connect them with new sales channels and distribution partners.

    Just one avenue through which this has been achieved is the ‘Best Stationery of China BSOC’ awards, which help companies to boost their brand exposure. Initiated by Paperworld China, last year’s awards captured a lot of attention from the industry. Building on its previous success, the second edition was successfully held to discover excellent stationery designs from around the world, upholding its core values of ‘ethics’, ‘charm’, ‘innovation’, and ‘inheritance’. This year, additional principles assessed designs for ‘appearance’, ‘functionality’, ‘environmental-friendliness’, ‘materials’, ‘manufacturing’ and ‘packaging’. Over 200 first-rate brands, independent studios and popular designs entered the competition. Because of strong competition, 12 entries received the ‘Top 10 Best Stationery of China BSOC’ award, with four products receiving the same score. The award ceremony will take place on the first day of the fair with both the entries and winning designs set to be displayed at the show.

    The ‘Small yet Beautiful’ showcase, a mock-up retail store, has always been the most popular zone of Paperworld China. The display occupies 165 sqm and includes a cafeteria and an interactive art workshop. This year the showcase will provide sales solutions for retailers and distributors including store display inspirations, linear planning methods, and product sourcing ideas. It will also serve as a business and information exchange hub for unique products and interesting trends. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese concept of ‘Zakka’, an exclusive area will also display consumer products that are closely related to lifestyle. The store display inspirations and product sourcing ideas of this zone will reflect modern Chinese consumer preferences.

    Elsewhere, Paperworld China will once again join hands with Sunon Group and Zhejiang Growin International Exhibition & Convention Co Ltd to create the ‘Tomorrow’s Office’ zone. The zone demonstrates the future of smart office, learning, and lifestyle including cutting-edge office supplies. With China entering the era of 5G in 2019, the zone will also focus on innovative connective technologies that bring convenience to both work and home life. Office equipment such as smart desk lamps and height adjustable standing desks will be displayed in this area.

    Also to be found at this year’s Paperworld China is the ‘Design S’ zone, which serves as a focal point for producers of exclusive products to showcase their interesting design inspirations. Social media channels such as Weibo and WeChat will be used to promote the zone’s exhibitors to a wider audience. Some of the zone’s participating brands include Ait, Dimanche, Dosee Design, Honorscent, Peddy, Rcube and many more.

    Business advice and hands-on learning experiences on offer at seminars and workshops
    In addition to the ‘Best Stationery of China BSOC’ awards, other fringe events are also not to be missed. Market insights and hands-on learning opportunities will be provided to industry professionals as well as stationery handicraft lovers, particularly in the areas of retail, culture and creative ideas.

    One of many highlights is a forum titled ‘In stationery retail, which kind of store can make money?’. At the forum, industry experts will address hot topics such as how to sustain business in the stationery retail sector; who can stand out from competitors in the second half of the stationery retail season; and how to find growth drivers for stationery retail in a competitive market.

    Paperworld China will also join hands with the world-renowned exchange platform ‘TEDxYouth’. Under the theme of ‘Crazy stationery’, key opinion leaders will speak on the topics of technology, creativity, designs, and hobbies. They will also share their passion for stationery and the life-changing effects it can have.

    Besides these features, another big attraction will be the ‘Hobby Town DIY workshop’. As in previous editions, famous handicraft instructors from Japan will interact with handicraft enthusiasts at the workshop to deliver DIY guidance on items such as creative Christmas candy folding cartons, gold leaf photo frames, novel key rings, portfolios, Christmas Ziplock bags, and more.

    Thu, 14/11/2019
  • 417

    Asia’s leading trade fair dedicated to the stationery and office supplies industries, Paperworld China, arranges various fringe events to facilitate industry growth. One of many highlights is the ‘Best Stationery of China BSOC’ awards. Following positive feedback in 2018, the awards return this year to discover excellent stationery design work from around the world. The deadline for award applications is 31 July 2019.

     

    Jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, Suzhou Momicafe Books Co Ltd and Guokr, the awards aim to raise awareness of Chinese made stationery and promote innovative and higher standards of design. In 2018, the awards received over 400 design entries from around the world, including entries from big industry names Comix, Dimanche, Faber-Castell, Jomily, Kokuyo, K-paper, MONAMI, Pilotpen, Schneider, and many more.

    A previous winner and an exhibitor at Paperworld China 2018, Shandong Orange Paper, has confirmed that they will participate in the upcoming awards. The General Manager of the company, Ms Shaoying Jiang, was amazed by how the awards helped to raise awareness of their unique design in 2018: “Our paper globes, which won the BSOC awards, has received a lot of attention at our booth. The organiser has featured our brand on its social media platform, and our stand has been swarming with visitors. Besides the awards, the fair itself enables us to meet agents and industry players who are pioneering new retail business models.”

    In addition to awards for the top 10 stationery products of 2019, the 2nd ‘Best Stationery of China BSOC’ awards, will see the introduction of six more categories. The additional categories will recognise designs for “Appearance”, “Functionality”, “Material”, “Manufacturing Technique”, “Packaging” and “Environmentally-Friendly”. The jury is formed of 27 professionals from the Chinese stationery industry, including Ms Wendy Wang, founder and CEO from Chenzao, an inspirational women’s brand and high quality journal supplier, and Mr Patrick Ng from the supermarket chain city’super. Mr Patrick Ng, Concept and Merchandising Manager of the Stationery & Moving Departments of city’super Limited, explores stationery and related products from all over the world for city’super and LOG-ON.

    Apart from the 27 jury members, the awards will also invite 500 stationery, bookstore and retail store managers as well as 200 students from design schools to vote on their favorite pieces. Eligible entries are limited to stationery and creative products marketed in China between 1 January 2018 and 31 July 2019. The award ceremony will be held on the first day of the fair, after which the winning products will be displayed in a dedicated showcase at the fair.

    Paperworld China 2019 will be held from 15 – 17 November at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). Across 24,000 sqm of exhibition space, the show is expected to welcome 500 exhibitors, showcasing a comprehensive spectrum of stationery, office supplies, hobby and craft products.
     

    Fri, 25/10/2019
  • 375

    On the occasion of the Entrepreneurs Meeting of France (La rencontre des Entrepreneurs de France - LaREF), BIC renewed its commitment to the climate by signing, alongside 98 other French companies, the French Business Climate Pledge. These companies reaffirm the need to collectively change direction by accelerating innovation and R&D through their investments in low carbon solutions.

    The signatory companies are fighting climate change around the globe by defining concrete approaches and developing solutions, products and services that significantly reduce GHG emissions, particularly in the fields of energy, transportation, industry, construction, agriculture and consumer goods. 

     

     

     

    Thu, 03/10/2019

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