International Events

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    Pens with water based inks
    ALL BUTTON COMPANY from South Korea has launched different models of pens – AIRLESS PEN with water based inks and a patented design called Sealed Tube Technology that prevents the ink from drying even without a cap at 16th edition of the Hong Kong International Stationery Fair 2016. 12548898_1034809409875697_3309722101468850813_n According to Tae Chai, from International Sales department of Co., the elastic body and nib will return to their original place, creating an airproof nib enclosure. The special rubber packing ring further blocks air from getting in or out. For more information log on to Source: PSS exclusive
    Wed, 01/13/2016
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    Versatile and neatly designed metal mesh items for Office and household from China
    AN-2016 – Chinese manufacturer Hangzhou Fuhuiyuan Home products co. is aiming to expand the reach for their versatile products especially designed to be used in offices and households. The products are made of Metal mesh and neatly designed. The range of products included – Pen Stands, Desk organizers, waste bins and Stationery sets. Visitors at the stall showed keen interest in the portable Mesh carts. The Mesh carts had sturdy design and were easy to assemble. “Extensive efforts are made to ensure smooth edges and portability for easy storage with maximum utilization of space. For e.g.- Our desk organizers have separate and distinct compartments, some of them movable for various items used in offices and homes.” said Mike Pan, General Manager of the company. Source: PSS Exclusive
    Wed, 02/10/2016
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    It looks like a sleek and neatly designed cell phone in a variety vibrant colours. It works very smoothly as a handy Paper Shredder and with just a click of a button the user can change the use to a Letter Opener with inbuilt safety feature to protect the document while opening the envelope. Also it works as security stamp to hide desired text before sharing the documents with others. Among other products Mr. Lau also showed us a Paper Clip and Magnet with extra strength magnet. He said the magnet in their clip was of 245 mt whereas similar products in the market contain 100mt. The result is that the magnet can hold upto 80 sheets in the clip, 900gm hanging weight or upto 15 sheets even without the clip. Still it is very competitively priced. When asked about the response from the show, Mr. Lau said “We are very satisfied with the inquiries and number of visitors and would definitely like to come again next year.” Mr. Lau mentioned that the company invests in designing and developing new products and establishing their own brand – INOZTO and generally do not offer OEM facility for other brands. Though they are open to the requirements of cross-branding i.e. INOZTO + “the client’s brand name” Source: PSS Exclusive
    Wed, 02/10/2016
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    Paperworld Middle East 2016 eyes continued growth
    Paperworld Middle East, the region’s largest trade fair for paper, office supplies, and stationery, is eyeing continued growth, as its launch partners lead the charge of returning exhibitors with high hopes for a big year in 2016. With more than 250 exhibitors from 42 countries expected this year, the sixth edition of the three-day event in Dubai will be nearly 50 per cent larger in size than the inaugural edition in 2011, which featured 202 exhibitors covering 3,500 sqm of exhibition space. According to its organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the growth of Paperworld Middle East can be attributed to the globally recognised Paperworld brand, while the strategic location in Dubai presents the ideal gateway for international manufacturers to target emerging regional markets throughout the Middle East and Africa. That in turn has led to a steady increase in international buyers to the dedicated annual trade show – from 4,420 in 2011 to 6,099 from 115 countries in 2015 – as the wider region keeps pace with expandingPaperworld Middle East 2016 eyes continued growth (4) economies and a surging population base. Another major indicator of the show’s success is the continued support from its five Launch Partners, which will all line-up again when Paperworld Middle East returns from 1-3 March 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. These are headed by UAE-based manufacturer Farook International Stationery (FIS), which exports 10 UAE paper and stationery brands throughout the world, proudly flying the ‘Made in UAE’ flag in more than 90 countries. Having first established itself as a retailer and wholesaler in 1980, FIS started manufacturing in 1990, and now produces 5,000 Stock Keeping Units from three UAE factories. The company also has ten show rooms, and represents 11 international stationery brands in addition to its own brands. Farook Rahimtulla, President of Farook International Stationery, said the key to its success over the years is due to the high quality ‘Made in UAE’ global reputation that FIS has established. “We are proud to have reached a stage in the last 35 years where we have achieved enormous growth,” said Rahimtulla. “The first day I started the business on 13 April 1980, we had AED six in sales only. “Now we make more than AED one million in sales per day, so this is how much we have grown in this time. This is of course through hard work, taking risks, and focusing on building our brand into an internationally recognised quality brand. We’re very proud that the Made in UAE brand has a high value among our customers.” Commenting on FIS’ long-standing support for Paperworld Middle East, Rahimtulla added: “FIS was one of the first to support the idea of Paperworld Middle East here in Dubai. We understood from day one that through exhibiting here, we are not just targeting the UAE market; we are targeting the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the CIS. Another returning launch partner to Paperworld Middle East 2016 is school bag manufacturer Paxos. Dimitris Vassiliadis, General Manager of Paxos, said the Middle East is its ‘number one’ market, where it has the exclusive license for major brands such as Head, Maui, Play-Doh, and Transformers. “About 35 per cent of our business is in the Middle East,” said Vassiliadis. “The region is growing for us by 10-15 per cent every year, and it’s the only global market that’s really growing.” Paperworld Middle East’s other Launch Partners include paper and pulp producer April Fine; and German pen makers Lamy, and Schneider. Other headline names returning in 2016 include Saudi-base d Clips Trading, Portuguese pulp and paper producer grupo Portucel Soporcel, and Exacompta from France, a manufacturer of office and filing products. AhmMr Ahmed Pauwels, CEO, Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmH 5ed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: “Paperworld Middle East has grown in size and scope since its inaugural edition in 2011, and this is reflected in the positive response and success of our Launch Partners who have been with the show since the beginning. “An added factor to its success is the enviable advantage of being located in Dubai, the trade and commerce hub of the entire Middle East and Africa. Upcoming events such as the Dubai Expo 2020 will further enhance the Emirate’s international reputation, whPaperworld Middle East 2016 eyes continued growth (2)ich will have a knock-on effect on all industries, including paper, office supplies, and stationery.” Paperworld Middle East 2016 is expected attract more than 6,000 trade buyers from 105 countries and will return with popular features including the Green Office Area, a dedicated section that showcases sustainably produced essential Paperworld Middle East 2016 eyes continued growth (1) office supplies; the Wrapstar gift wrapping competition; and the Paperworld Recycling Competition, an inspirational showcase of sculptures created by UAE school children and made entirely from recycled school stationery. Paperworld profile: Paperworld is the world’s leading trade fair for paper, office supplies and stationery products for private and business use. Paperworld Middle East brings this strong brand and years of industry experience to the region. As part of the Paperworld family, it is a trade and networking platform for office and paper products, presenting new opportunities for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors to meet with perspective clients and dealers in the wider MENA region. In 2015, Paperworld Middle East featured 296 exhibitors from 42 countries, and attracted 6,099 interested buyers and decision makers from 115 countries. For more information, please visit Background information on Messe Frankfurt Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €645* million in sales and employing 2,297* people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 29 subsidiaries and 57 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 40 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 132* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres.The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. For more information, please visit our website at: * preliminary numbers (2015) About Messe Frankfurt Middle East GmbH The portfolio of events for Messe Frankfurt Middle East includes Automechanika Dubai, Automechanika Jeddah, Beautyworld Middle East, Hardware+Tools Middle East, Intersec, Leatherworld Middle East, Light Middle East, Materials Handling Middle East and Paperworld Middle East. The subsidiary also organises a series of conferences and seminars including the BOHS Worker Health Protection Conference, the Beautyworld Spa and Wellness Management Summit, the Light Middle East Conference, Smart Traffic Middle East, and Future Mobility. For more information, please visit our website at Source: PSS exclusive
    Fri, 02/26/2016
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    GOLDEN ARTIST PRODUCTS Co. Ltd. – presented large variety of Art and craft material
    JAN-2016 – Hong Kong International Stationery Show hosted about 150 exhibitors in the CHINA PAVILION some of them showcasing a large variety of stationery, art material and office products. The products on display at the booth of Shanghai Golden Artist Products Co., Ltd attracted a lot of visitors and inquiries. Tom Bligh, Merchandising Manager explained that the company provides extensive OEM facility for companies looking to develop the products in their brands. He said “We are specialist manufacturer and producer, of premium quality artist products since 1995. We work with our clients towards developing interesting and quality New products and in all our projects we ensure that the products are Non-Toxic and Fully Tested to American and European Standards.” There was a range of varied products on display at the booth – Oil Paint, Acrylic Paints, Watercolour Paints, Gouache Paint, Pastels, Canvas, Easels, Brushes and Art Sets. The company has a lot of packaging options to choose from depending on applications. Apart from the usual products there are a lot interesting children art and craft kits made of EVA foam.
    Tue, 06/13/2017
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    DIAKAKIS showcases its extensive art and craft collection under LUNA Brand
    JAN-2016 – DIAKAKIS Imports S.A. showcased a wide range of high quality school items, arts & crafts, stationery, and office supplies that they provide under the brand LUNA and some other leading Licenced products. Paper & Stationery Samachar (PSS) talked to Irene Diakakis about their products under brand LUNA and the company performance in European market. Irene told PSS that Diakakis Imports S.A. is one of the leading in importing and distributing companies in Greece with more than 25 years experience in the field of school items, arts & crafts, stationery, license brands and office supplies. She further said “Our brand LUNA a full arts and crafts collection is one of the strongest and most competitive proposals in the market, increasing its share steadily every year. Luna arts & crafts collection cultivate children’s creativity and enhance their luxuriant imagination. The company also represents and distributes licensed products beginning with the exclusive rights of The Walt Disney, Marvel (Spiderman), Warner Bros (Looney Tunes) and Peppa Pig. Also, we have our production factory in Far East and we are official distributors of Factis, Pigna, Cello, Dracco and the spanish company, Totto”.
    Tue, 06/13/2017
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    Mr. Donothing on your notebooks can make your work so much fun
    JAN-2016 – Korean manufacturer Jeisha Co. Ltd. presented a whole range of designer paper products ranging from notebooks, notepads, calendars, cards, stickers, fridge magnets, badges, planners etc. All these products had one thing in common. “Mr. Donothing” depicts an extremely funny caricature of a lazy man at workplace in different situations. The entire range of paper products and mobile covers has such funny graphics in different situation that it promises to offer fun and humor even at the most mundane of work places. PSS met Mr. Cho Hee-Jae, Manager and also designer of the series at Hong-Kong International Stationery Show. He said that the company is looking to find new market for its designer products after having lot of success in Korea. “We use premium quality paper and other raw-material such as plastic, as required in the product category. In Korea, we have had orders from companies like McDonalds.” he added.
    Tue, 06/13/2017
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    Colourful Scratch Pad by Korean company PageON a major draw at the event
    JAN-2016 – PageOn, a company from South-Korea displayed a variety of products made of Black Scratch Paper. The black paper when scratched with the given wooden stick revealed drawings and figures in bright colours. Visitors at the show thronged the company’s stall to look at the interesting DIY kits made of these scratch papers. JJ Kim, Sales Manager said “We are getting maximum inquiries from the buyers for the our Healing Art Scratch Postcard Series in different sizes.” When we (PSS) asked what was so special about this series he said “These Scratch Postcards reveal Bright Gold Coloured Sketches of famous paintings, buildings and scenic views which are very soothing for the eyes and are highly appreciated by the customers and end users. The company has put this paper to variety of applications like – mini scratch pads , Book Series for kids, Pocket Series and Calendars. The company provides extensive facilities in OEM and customization. They can customize size, design, background color, and etc to produce customized goods to meet client’s requirements.
    Tue, 06/13/2017
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    Wide range of plastic Molded signage and Office products displayed by ARTSIGN, KOREA
    JAN-2016 – Informative signage, P.O.P displays and a variety of office supplies were put up for display at the stall of Korean company ARTSIGN in Hong-Kong International Stationery Show 2016. Wyatt Dunn, Overseas Business Department Head informed PSS that the company has its own manufacturing facility in China. The company was established in 1997 and ever since strived to offer high quality products featuring original and innovative designs. Most of products are for Signage, Display and office supplies with some very interesting designs.
    Tue, 06/13/2017
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    Strong economic and social indicators steer UAE toys and games market into US$1 billion industry – Euromonitor report
    FEB-2016 – Global toy manufacturers line-up product launches for buoyant market at Playworld Middle East 2016 Dubai, UAE: The future looks bright for the UAE children’s toy sector, as a growing population coupled with a continuous increase in tourism steers the country’s toys and games market into a US$1 billion industry, according to a recent study. A report by analysts Euromonitor International said the UAE’s retail value for toys and games, which was worth US$686 million in 2014, is projected to grow 11 per cent in 2015 to be worth US$762 million. By 2019 the retail value, which includes traditional children’s toys and games along with video games, will be worth US$1.06 billion, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 9 per cent.7352240e-c4b7-4322-95f5-8ab20c738ceb The UAE’s rising birth rate and high number of young working adults is having a positive impact on the market according to the August 2015 report, while the influx of retail space added to the country’s network of malls and community centres is also ramping up demand. With an US$80 per capita spend on toys and games – more than Japan, Spain and Italy – the UAE is developing into a prime market for international toy manufacturers eager to expand their presence in the country and further afield into surrounding Gulf markets. Plush toy manufacturer Wild Planet is among the brands that will line-up their latest range of children’s toys and games at the upcoming Playworld and Paperworld Middle East 2016 trade show in Dubai. The Portuguese company will be one of many global manufacturers at the annual three-day event, which takes place from 1-3 March 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Pedro Kleinsteuber, Export Manager at Wild Planet, said the company is planning to launch in the Middle East market 70 new items across four collections, as it looks to triple its sales revenue over the next two years. “In 2014, our business volume in the Middle East was worth US$250,000, and we’re looking to increase this to US$750,000 by 2016,” said Kleinsteuber. “Plush toys are very popular in the region, particularly in the UAE, where tourists can buy soft toys that are easy to carry back home. “Retail space for children’s toys and games will increase, and we anticipate meeting a wide range of traders, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers at Paperworld Middle East 2016 as we build on our presence in the market,” added Kleinsteuber. Other headline names specialising in children’s toys and games at Playworld and Paperworld Middle East 2016 include Spanish Company Globos Festival, Rock Spring Trading from Saudi Arabia, and UAE-based JustDK. Mr Ahmed Pauwels, CEO, Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmH 5Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the organiser of Playworld and Paperworld Middle East, said: “The UAE has a predominantly young expatriate working population with high disposable incomes, and many households also have young families. “Compulsory medical insurance that covers maternity, as well as a rise in private hospitals has led to an increase in birth rates, while more schools means it’s also easier to raise a family in the country. “Favourable economic and social indicators such as these explain the strong growth in consumers purchasing children’s toys and games. Add to that its global status as a tourism shopping destination, and thousands of square meterage of retail space added every year, and the UAE’s toy market looks in good shape,” added Pauwels. The retail value for children’s toys and games in the UAE includes traditional toys and games (plush toys, dolls, action figures and related accessories, remote control toys, puzzles, games, and children’s party items), and video game hardware and software. According to the Euromonitor report, titled: ‘Toys and Games in the UAE’, approximately US$355 million (AED1.3 billion) of the US$686 million in retail value in 2014 was for traditional toys and games, with video game hardware and software accounting for US$331 million. Hypermarkets and other brick and mortar-based specialist toy stores conveniently located at malls across the country are the major distribution channels for traditional toys and games, while retailers are increasingly investing in internet retail to cater to the ongoing trend of consumers researching and comparing options online. Now in its 6th edition, Paperworld Middle East 2016 is the Middle East and North Africa’s largest trade show for stationery, paper, and office supplies, featuring more than 300 exhibitors from 42 countries. The dedicated trade show is expected to attract more than 6,000 trade buyers from 105 countries and will return with popular features including the Green Office Area, a dedicated section that showcases sustainably produced essential office supplies; the Wrapstar gift wrapping competition; and the Paperworld Recycling Competition, an inspirational showcase of sculptures created by UAE school children and made entirely from recycled school stationery. More information is available at: and
    Sat, 02/27/2016