Over the past few years Stationery Show London has evolved from an office products dominated line-up, to a retail stationery show. The team are now working on the 2019 programme of show features, live talks and design and trend initiatives put together with stationery retailers in mind.
Each year Stationery Show London 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.
All the entries are displayed on the New Product Showcase which greets visitors on arrival. It’s the perfect place to see a snapshot of the new products coming into the market.
The show works closely with trend forecasting team, Scarlet Opus, to create a Stationery Trend Hub and offer visitors the opportunity to take a 30 minute ‘Trend Tour’ of the show. Click here to find out more about the Tours.
Each year Scarlet Opus selects three global consumer and design trends it feels will have a significant influence in the UK stationery market and uses 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, 20-30 minute long presentations held alongside the Designer Area.
The retailer workshops will each last approximately 45 minutes 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.
Global consumer and design trends are quickly reflected by the stationery industry. The 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 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 2019 Stationery Show London.
This initiative has so far introduced 30 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 the London show.
The 2018 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 were in 2018 by clicking here!