During its seven years, the London Stationery Show has evolved from an office products dominated line-up, to a retail stationery show. This year will see our biggest programme of show features, live talks and NEW design and trend initiatives.
Each year the London Stationery Show plays host to the prestigious Stationery Awards.
Judged by a panel of leading independent and multiple retailers on the first day of the show, entry is open to all exhibitors across 11 categories: Art & Crafts, Diaries, Organisers & Calendars, Everyday Writing Instruments, Writing Instruments over £25 RRP, Gift Packaging & Wrap, Novelty Stationery, Social Stationery, Notebooks & Journals, Licensed Stationery, Filing & Storage and Desk Accessories.
All the entries are displayed on the New Product Showcase at the front of the exhibition which greets visitors on arrival. It’s the perfect place to see a snapshot of the new products coming into the market.
This year the show is working closely with trend forecasting team, Scarlet Opus, to create a Stationery Trend Hub in our new ‘Designer Area’ and offer visitors the opportunity to take a 30 minute ‘Trend Tour’ of the show. Click here to find out more about the Tours.
Scarlet Opus has identified three global consumer and design trends it feels will have a significant influence in the UK stationery market and will be using exhibitor products and stories to show visitors how these might manifest themselves.
The team will also present details about each trend as part of the show’s programme of live talks. Click here to find out more about our Live Talks programme.
The show will present two days of live talks, retailer workshops and hands-on ‘Creative Stationery’ workshops.
The live talks will be a series of quick fire, 30 minute long presentations held alongside the Stationery Trend Hub and Designer Area.
The retailer workshops will each last approximately 1 hour and offer more in depth topics aimed at assisting and training retailers with key issues.
The Creative Stationery Workshops are a chance to sit down and try your hand at calligraphy, paper art and much more! Great ideas to try out in store with your own customers.
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Global consumer and design trends are quickly reflected by the stationery industry. The new designer area will ensure that this sector of stationery design is well-represented for visitors, and supported by the Stationery Trend Hub curated by Scarlet Opus.
The introduction of a Designer Area is a clear signal to stationery buyers that a full range of great stationery gifts, irresistible treats and smart stationery essentials will all be on offer at the 2018 London Stationery Show.
This initiative has so far introduced 18 new designers and suppliers to the stationery industry. Aimed at encouraging new blood into the sector, the competition is open to individuals and companies who have a new product or service they would like to launch to the industry. Their prize is a free stand at either the London or Manchester stationery show.
This year’s judges were Sidonie Warren, founder of design-led stationery retailer Papersmiths, Daniel Mark Carr, global brand director of international art supplies company Colart and award-winning textile and stationery designer Nikki Strange.
Find out who the winners are by clicking here!
London Stationery Show
24 + 25 April 2018
Manchester Stationery Show
9 + 10 October 2018