Over the past few years Stationery Show London has evolved from an office products dominated line-up, to a retail stationery show. The 2019 programme featured workshops, live talks and design and trend initiatives, put together with stationery retailers in mind.
The show works closely with trend forecasting team, Scarlet Opus, to create a Stationery Trends 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 key 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 presents two days of live talks, retailer workshops and hands-on workshops.
The Live Talks are 30 minute presentations covering the health of the stationery sector, trends, retail technology and business information and more. Click here to see the 2019 speakers.
The Retailer Workshops are aimed at assisting and training retailers with key issues. Click here to find out about this year's workshops.
The Creative Stationery Workshops are a chance to sit down and try your hand at calligraphy, paper art and much more! Pick up some 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 show.
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 show.
The 2020 winners were Bloom your message, Boss Bird, Makers Cabinet, CardsHit, Handy Spelling, J+A London, Stib Pencil and Vent for Change.
Each year Stationery Show London plays host to the prestigious Stationery Awards. In 2019 the awards been expanded to include new Retailer Stationery Awards, a brand new Designer Category and, for the first time, all stationery suppliers can enter the new New Product Awards.
Visit our dedicated Stationery Awards website for more information.