The London Stationery Show is a 2 day stationery extravaganza at the Business Design Centre where you will always find something new. If you buy or sell writing and paper products, or are thinking of doing so, this is the exhibition for you. There is nothing else like it. It’s where fashion meets function.
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The London Stationery Show is a 2 day stationery extravaganza at the Business Design Centre where you will find something new. If you buy or sell writing and paper products, or are thinking of doing so, this is the exhibition for you. There is nothing else like it. It’s where fashion meets function.
The London Stationery Show offers buyers the biggest selection of writing and paper products from around the world all in one place, with everything from the everyday to high end. It’s easy to see what’s new and who’s new, and make the best possible use of your time. There are a lot of exhibitors and brands at the Stationery Show that you won’t see at other UK events.
Products include: Adhesives, tapes | Art & Craft | Calendars | Children’s stationery | Desktop | Diaries | Envelopes | Filing and storage | Gift packaging/wrap | Gift stationery| Highlighters, markers | Home Office | Invitations | Journals | Leather goods | Licensed stationery | Notebooks, pads | Notecards, postcards | Organisers | Paper | Pencils | Pens | Social stationery | Staplers, punches | Writing products
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The stationery event of the year is a fantastic platform for meeting and getting your products in front of the leading stationery buyers from every retail sector. It’s where fashion meets function.
Whether you are a dedicated stationery company or have a limited stationery offer which you want to grow by meeting different buyers to the ones you normally deal with, this is the exhibition for you. You’ll be in great company.
Buyers like the Stationery Show because it is so focused and they can see more writing and paper products and brands from around the world than at any other UK exhibition, all in one place. Two thirds of exhibitors don’t exhibit at any other UK event.
“The Stationery show is a focused, intimate show that attracts great brands and great buyers. The central location and organisation of the two days make it a smooth, enjoyable date in the annual trade show calendar” Catherine Snell, UK senior account manager, NPW/Moleskine
“The exhibition was excellent – the location is fantastic, and I love that it’s all stationery in one place” Katy Golden, Category Manager, Stationery & Gifts, WHSmith Direct.
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My Favourite Things
Posted on 5th March 2017 by Vanessa Fortnam
Pen2Paper magazine asked London Stationery Show founder, Chris Leonard-Morgan, to name his six favourite stationery items.
This is his list…
1 Parker 51 fountain pen
I don’t use it all the time but do whenever possible for handwritten letters and cards, and for signing important documents, letters and contracts.
My mother gave me the pen many years ago for passing a particular exam, and I have believed in the importance of handwritten communications ever since. There are many wonderful, beautifully designed pens on the market today…it’s a real feel good product and must-have accessory for both men and women!
2 Smythson Panama notebook
My daughter is responsible for this particular indulgence which accompanies me everywhere, including meetings and exhibitions. It’s pocket sized and very flexible – like the Panama hat! – and of course very convenient to use. It is home to many of my best ideas, as well as some of the more far fetched and insane!
3 Campo Marzio desk organiser
I discovered Campo Marzio in London’s Piccadilly, and have been a fan ever since. They are an Italian design-led company (aren’t all Italian companies?) with very smart stores around the world and sell beautiful multicoloured leather goods and writing instruments. Funnily enough, this item was also given to me by my daughter in an attempt to help me organise if not my life, then at least my desk a bit better – it is still work in progress!
4 Faber-Castell pencils
It is amazing how many people like writing with a pencil, and I am one of them. I use a lot of Faber-Castell’s, and had the pleasure of meeting the late Count Anton von Faber-Castell and telling him so. I am also a fan of Caran d’Ache and their products…both are very fine, family run businesses.
5 M&M’s giant paperclips
The bigger the paperclip, the less likely you are to lose the papers! This one is proof positive of the power of branding and licensing, and its growing involvement in the stationery market. It puts FUN into the functional, and always makes me smile.
6 Samsung Galaxy S6
I couldn’t run my business without this wonderful product, which is a boon to many like me running a small business on the go and wanting to keep in touch with a far flung family, especially with photographs.
I don’t exactly lead the technology charge, but I am on a mission to prove that analogue and digital complement each other, and can comfortably
co-exist. Writing matters!
LONDON STATIONERY SHOW GETS SET FOR 2018
Posted on 6th December 2017 by Vanessa Fortnam
New features, a great speaker line up, plenty of ‘hands-on’ opportunities and a bumper exhibitor and brand line-up is on the cards for this year’s London Stationery Show.
The organising team, led by event manager Hazel Fieldwick, is currently finalising the details of what promises to be the UK’s biggest specialist retail stationery trade show to date.
Running over two days at the end of April at the Business Design Centre in London, 2018 will mark the show’s eighth year. It is on target to top the 145-exhibitor, and hundreds more brands, line-up from 2017 and will include the industry’s premier stationery new product awards, an engaging Creative Stationery workshop area, two days of live talks and presentations for retailers, plus a new ‘On Trend’ display area and new ‘Trend Tours’ of the show for visitors run by trend forecasting agency Scarlet Opus.
“We’re introducing some great initiatives this year – which includes a special pre-show briefing session in January for exhibitors and any other suppliers interested in taking part in our workshops and ‘On Trend’ initiative, or just finding out more about the show and who visits,” says Hazel.
“Since the show started in 2011 it has changed tremendously, moving from office products to retail and design-led stationery. So, if suppliers haven’t exhibited or visited for some time we urge them to come along and find out what’s changed and more about our plans for 2018.”
Any suppliers who’d like to find out more about the show’s plans for this year are welcome to attend the briefing, which will be held on 10 January at the Business Design Centre in London. Just call 020 7772 8417 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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