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    From 26 to 29 January 2019, world-leading manufacturers and innovative start-ups present what the future holds in store for the modern office and private stationery sector. Messe Frankfurt expects more than 1,600 exhibitors from around 60 countries to  present their new products on seven hall levels.


    Following growth in both exhibitor and visitor numbers in January 2018, Paperworld is further strengthening its position as a pioneer in stationery sector. The international trade fair for paper, office supplies and stationery is sharpening its focus on "the visionary office" and "the stationery trends" with a new hall layout. The aim is to present the comprehensive range of products to trade visitors in an ideal environment, thus providing a focused market overview. At the same time, the new arrangement opens up new perspectives that are crucial for fresh ideas, and lead to valuable business contacts.


    The visionary office with innovations in the commercial office supplies sector


    From office machines and equipment, organisational and presentation aids, office paper, writing and drawing instruments to IT and printer supplies and remanufactured printer materials, every product segment that makes tomorrow's workplace a visionary office will be on display. In the office supplies product area in Hall 3.0, exhibitors include Exacompta-Clairefontaine, Herma, HSM, Krug and Priester (Ideal), Olympia and Veloflex. Exhibiting once again with their own stand are: Durable, Holtz Office Support, Jakob Maul, Novus Dahle, Pelikan, Schneider writing instruments, Sigel, Tesa, and Trodat.

    Hall 4.0 is occupied by writing and drawing instruments in the office area and school supplies in the stationery area. This product mix has proven itself, as the writing and drawing instruments are aimed mainly at a young target group, which is perfectly complemented by the schoolbags, pencil cases, notebooks, pads, folders and licenses. Writing instrument exhibitors include: Adel, Carioca, Kum, Möbius & Ruppert and Scrikss. The Remanexpo product group with OEM and printer consumables with related components, hardware and software and recycled printer materials, is moving from Hall 6.0 to Hall 5.1 in 2019, thus moving up to the Via Mobile level.

    Among others Axro, Clover, Integral, Imcopex, Pedro Schöller, SAS Armor, Static Control, Winterholdt & Hering and WTA Carsten Weser will be present. KMP AG are also making a comeback to the area this time.

    Top German and international buyers from all sales and distribution levels, such as wholesalers, foreign and retail traders, drop shippers, trade organisations as well as mail order and online traders, all find the right products at Paperworld.


    “Future Office” shines a light on flexible working


    The supporting programme in Hall 3.0, C51 is all about the “Future Office”. This time, the special show with a speaker program and its own exhibition space concentrates on “flexibility”. With this focus, Paperworld once again highlights a topical future and industry theme in the world of work.

    “Flexible office design, zone concepts, clean desk and mobile devices are answers to flexible work requirements. That’s why companies are increasingly investing in new concepts, office equipment and mobile devices. The ‘Future Office’ shows how this can be implemented at the workplace,” says Michael Reichhold, Director of Paperworld, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH.

    It covers themes like flexible working hours, mobile workspaces, and agile office concepts - such as zones for individual and focused work, meeting rooms, and areas for social interchanges. “The special show is characterised by a close spatial interlinking of exhibition areas, communication zones and the theme and presentation area”, says architect André Schmidt of Architekturbüro Matter in Berlin, curator of the display.

    The stationery trends with lifestyle products for the non-business paper and stationery sector


    In the Stationery segment, the product areas gift giving, packaging and celebrating, which include paper goods, greeting cards, small leather goods, accessories, napkins, table decorations and designs, are relocating from Halls 5.1 and 6.1 to Hall 3.1 in 2019. This new product mix offers both exhibitors and visitors numerous advantages: Exhibitors can position themselves in their market environment with their competitors and gain simpler access to additional purchasing groups. At the same time, trade visitors get to see which product range additions are available for their areas of business, and have the chance to establish contact with the manufacturers. Hall 3.1 will host greeting card publishers like Hallmark Cards and UK Greetings as well as suppliers of gift articles and greeting cards such as bsb-obpacher, Depesche, Becker & Becker Vertrieb - better known as Grafik Werkstatt. Paper + Design are also present once again with their table decorations. Manufacturers such as Francesco Brizzolari, Saul Sadoch and Zöllner-Wiethoff present their gift packaging. Publisher Leuchtturm Albenverlag or Boost, part of the Lediberg Group, are also present on this hall level with organisational aids, calendars and notebooks. In addition, Artoz Papier and Rössler Papier will be showing paperware, Caran d´Ache, tablet writing utensils, and Kaweco H&M Gutberlet writing instruments. Hall 4.0 will be divided into two areas: writing instruments and school supplies. Gabol, Lyc Sac, Sportandem and Lannoo Graphics, Zipit will present everything from the area of school supplies.


    New for this area is the special show Future Learning.


    It presents visitors with current and future-oriented learning concepts. The emphasis here is strongly on lifelong learning. What are the new possibilities? How do virtual reality glasses support learning? And what’s

    new in the paper, office supplies and stationery sector? The show will feature specialist talks and presentation areas that allow visitors to immerse themselves in a world of learning that they have never experienced before.

    Paperworld provides the writing instrument and high-quality paper goods trade - whether specialist stationery shops, booksellers, gift shops, toy retailers or department stores and supermarkets - with everything they need for their product range. Buyers from the food trade, drugstores, self -service department stores, decoration retailers and furniture shops will also find an attractive additional assortment here. The product segments high- quality writing instruments and pens, school supplies, greeting cards, paper goods, gift items, packaging and small leather goods offer buyers a unique variety of products and the latest lifestyle trends


    Highly varied programme of accompanying events provides fresh ideas for the trade


    A special highlight is the “Paperworld Trends”, which will have a new home in Hall 3.1 F10 in 2019. The area will showcase two stationery trends and an office trend display for the 2019/20 season. Messe Frankfurt commissioned designers from the bora.herke.palmisano style agency to pick up on trends in fashion, architecture and art, and adapt them to the world of stationery and office supplies. Guided tours and lectures will be offered daily.

    The special exhibition “Mr Books and Mrs Paper”, which is moving to Hall 3.1 C80, is aimed at booksellers and dealers who want to effectively combine books, paper goods and stationery products - so-called non-book articles. The orchestrated arrangement of the products in different areas of focus shows how the retail sector can stage its point of sale emotionally, and generate incentives to buy with additional product ranges. Curator Angelika Niestrath will guide visitors through the special exhibition several times a day and report on current non-book trends in the book trade.

    In the BMWi promotional area in hall 3.1 J10, young start-ups present their fresh ideas and unconventional products. For visitors, the area is an inspiring source of information to get to know new, forward-looking product ideas from the paper, office supplies and stationery sector. The innovation platform is a valuable starting aid for the young companies , as it is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

    The packaging show Wrap Up! shows tips and tricks on how gifts can be wrapped quickly and attractively. Wrapping expert Ulla Büning demonstrates step by step several times a day how unique gift creations can also be created with little effort in the retail trade.

    The Oriental Culture exhibition in Hall 3.1 A11 shows a piece of the Orient with fine craftsmanship and products that combine traditional design and Far Eastern characteristics.


    International sourcing: the complete value chain in Frankfurt 


    Paperworld in Frankfurt am Main has not only been the hub for the national and international trade in paper, office supplies and stationery products for years, it is also where companies find suppliers, processors and manufacturers of own-label products. Bulk buyers, wholesale and foreign traders from all over the world meet the right partners in the international sourcing area. Halls 1.1, 1.2 and Forum 0 are reserved for exhibitors with paper-related products, office supplies and stationery products for bulk buyers (international sourcing). This segment enjoyed growth in 2018, which is why Forum 0 will again be occupied in 2019. Among others, exhibitors include D.H.A. Siamwalla Ltd, Eagle - Tung Yung International, Flair Writing Industries Ltd, Soni Polymeres, and Wenzhou Aihao Pen Trade Co. Ltd.


    Paperworld - the visionary office and stationery trends


    Next fair: 26 to 29 January 2019 in Frankfurt am Main

    The leading international trade fair in Frankfurt am Main presents the latest products and trends in the paper, office supplies, and stationery sector every year. Paperworld offers the world’s widest range of products in commercial office supplies (visionary office) and the private stationery sector (stationery trends). 

    At the last event, 1,640 exhibitors from 66 countries presented their products to 33,787 trade visitors (11,072 from Germany and 22,715 from abroad). 

    Paperworld is the highlight of the year for the industry and a source of innovative business ideas for wholesalers and retailers, booksellers, the Internet and mail order sector and commercial consumers. In addition, the wide-ranging event and congress programme provides inspiration and knowledge transfer not just for retailers, but also for architects, planners, and facility managers who are interested in the latest office trends and interior design concepts.

    Background information on Messe Frankfurt
    Messe Frankfurt is the world's largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own
    exhibition grounds. More than 2,400 employees at 30 locations generate annual sales of
    around 669 million euros. Thanks to its international sales network and far-reaching ties with
    the relevant sectors, the Group effectively supports its customers' business interests. A
    comprehensive range of services - both on site and online - ensures that customers worldwide
    enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their
    events. The range of services it offers extend from site rental, exhibition stand construction
    and marketing services to personnel services and catering. The headquarters of the company
    are located in Frankfurt am Main Its shareholders are the City of Frankfurt with 60% and the
    State of Hesse with 40%. Further information: | |

    Mon, 12/11/2018
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    The Hong Kong International Stationery Fair, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, will be welcoming its 19th edition at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre next year from 7 – 10 January. The four-day fair will attract an estimate of around 260 exhibitors from across the globe, and more than 21,000 international visitors.

    Exports grow as demand from the Chinese mainland rises

    Hong Kong stationery exports are regaining momentum after experiencing a setback in 2015[1]. In 2017, a 4% increase was recorded and the export volume remains steady in the first quarter of 2018. The Chinese mainland, which recorded a 16.7% increase in export value last year, remains the major market, accounting for more than half of Hong Kong’s total stationery exports in 2017.

    World leading statistics company Statista also showed optimism towards the stationery market as they expect global revenue for the “Hobby and Stationery” segment to reach USD176 billion in 2018, and an annual growth rate of 9.6% between 2018 and 2022.

    Distinct product zones and key pavilions for an enhanced sourcing experience

    The upcoming fair will be organised into five distinct product zones, namely DIY Supplies, Gift Stationery, Kids & School, Pen & Paper and Smart Office, for an easy-to-navigate sourcing environment. Another element that adds value to the fair, is support from the industry across Asia. The fair will continue to feature pavilions from Korea and Taiwan in cooperation with renowned industry associations, the Korea Stationery Industry Cooperative (KSIC) and the Taiwan Association of Stationery Industries.

    Highly praised by exhibitors

    With its long history and strong connection with international buyers, many exhibitors see the fair as a must-attend event of the year. One such exhibitor is PT. Solo Murni, the second biggest stationery manufacturer in Indonesia, who will be joining the fair for the 7th consecutive year in 2019. “At the 2018 edition, we introduced a new range of high quality copy paper which received a number of solid business enquiries from American and Asian buyers. We will be here again next year to promote another new product. The fair is definitely a valuable place as a gateway to the market trends and product developments in the Asia Pacific region.” said Mr Johnson Ho, Vice President of the company.

    Another returning company will be Wenzhou Kaiwen Stationery & Sports Manufacturing Co Ltd from the Chinese mainland – an exhibitor at the previous 5 editions of the fair. “HKISF is an important platform for us to tap into global markets, and as such we will keep coming back. To stay competitive in the market, we launch new products with popular designs at every edition of HKISF.” said Ms Wendy Zhang, Sales Manager of the company. “The result of our participation in the previous edition was satisfying. The visitor flow was great and our booth attracted quite a lot of visitors from Europe, the US, Japan and Southeast Asia who have serious intentions to develop long term business relationships with us. Moreover, we received orders from buyers in Thailand and Korea.”

    Hindustan Pencils Pvt Ltd, the largest pencil manufacturing company in India, first joined the fair in 2017. They have plans to return to the fair in 2019 as they believe it provides a golden opportunity to expand their business into the Asia Pacific market. “The show is a great opportunity to display our capabilities within the strong Asian stationery market. Through our participation, we received several big orders from stationery brands in the surrounding Asia Pacific countries. We’ll be back next year for another successful, well-organised and trend-setting show.” said Ms Priyanka Narvekar, Marketing Manager of International Business at the company.

    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. The four fairs together will gather approximately 126,000 buyers, creating more business opportunities for participants.

    For further information about the Hong Kong International Stationery Fair, please visit

    Sun, 28/10/2018
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    With the money raised at this year’s World Kids Colouring Day, STAEDTLER presented a cheque of £19,252 to Plan International on 13th August. 

    STAEDTLER supports the aid organisation, Plan International’s project ‘school education for kids in Malawi’ and this year has seen the tenth anniversary of the World Kids Colouring Day. 

    The aim is to promote kids being creative together and at the same time to support children in need. Over a period of two months, children from all over the world sent in their artistic masterpieces around the theme ‘quite typical.’ 

    For each drawing 1 Euro was given to the school project in Malawi. STAEDTLER matched the number of submissions, presenting 21,450 Euros to Plan International. 

    The call for participation in the World Kids Colouring Day reached kids, school classes and organisations all over the world. In total, STAEDTLER received 21,450 submissions from more than 14 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. Kids between 3-11 years could participate individually or in groups. 

    With the theme ‘quite typical,’ this year’s World Kids Colouring Day focused on cultural characteristics that children come across in their everyday lives and that decisively shape them. The kids decided what they considered quite typical. 


    Tue, 11/09/2018
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    HP has launched four new Ink Tank Printers in India for Home and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) users. The wireless HP Ink Tank 415 and 419 printers are aimed at MSMEs as they are said to print thousands of pages at "ultra-low" cost-per-page. There are also the HP Ink Tank 315 and 319 printers, which are priced at Rs 11,845 and Rs 12,513 respectively. 

    The Key features include:

    Mobility Optimized with Wi-Fi Direct

    Driving Businesses with High-Quality Ink

    Smooth Operations with a Spill-Free Refill System


    Product Pricing and Availability in India

    The new HP Ink Tank Printer series, which also includes the HP Ink Tank 315 Printer and HP Ink Tank 319 Printer, are now available in India through qualified channel partners or directly through HP.

    • The HP Ink Tank Wireless 415 Printer at INR 14,812
    • The HP Ink Tank 315 Printer at INR 11,845
    • The HP Ink Tank 419 Wireless Printer at INR 15,493
    • The HP Ink Tank 319 Printer at INR 12,513
    Tue, 28/08/2018
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    Stationery superheroes Artline have teamed up with eye care specialists a to launch a summer colouring competition with a difference.

    The specialist marker brand are inviting children to visit one of Scrivens’ 181 stores and design a pair of glasses, with a few lucky winners receiving an Artline Art Kit. Children can simply pop into their local store, pick up a colouring sheet and let their imagination run wild. Scrivens are asking budding artists to donate £1 to enter, with all funds going to the Alzheimer’s Society.

    And, whilst summer plans are still in full flow, the imminent return to school is never too far away.

    One important part of this planning is making sure your family have had their regular eye checkup, with summer being the perfect time to get young ones and parents eyes tested.  Thanks to Artline, if you go into any Scrivens you will be greeted with a colourful task to keep little hands busy while waiting for your appointment.

    Jasmine Jones, Business Development Manager for Shachihata Europe added that the partnership with Scrivens was the perfect fit for both brands: “When being creative, especially in fine detail, it is important to take care of eyes. Close up work, lighting and working outdoors all effect how your eyes react and - of course - how creative your work can be.“We wanted to help Scrivens spread that message and they will be offering us lots of hints and tips for our creative consumers. Hopefully, we can give busy parents a well-earned break, by allowing their kids to get creative!


    Find out more about the competition and Artline’s back to school offering by visiting

    Sun, 19/08/2018