The international trade fair for stationery and office supplies, Paperworld is set to make a return in 2019 according to organisers Messe Frankfurt.
Already said to be receiving a positive response from exhibitors, the Paperworld 2019 event is due to take place between the 26th and 28th of January next year. Located at the Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, Germany, the Paperworld event will expand into several more halls than previous. The event expects to see 1,600 exhibitor stalls constructed for the event, with 1,100 exhibitors already registering and confirming their participation.
New Halls Layout for Paperworld
Spilt across several different halls, the Paperworld event will see a change of layout and structure next year. Amongst the changes announced are a speaker programme and exhibition space focusing about flexible working. Several special exhibitions including concepts for product range composition and store design have also been confirmed, alongside the familiar to previous attendees, ‘Future Office’ space. These are due to take place in Hall 3.0, in the Office Supplies area of the exhibition.
Also seeing adjustments is the Writing Instruments and School Supplies area, which will now feature a special presentation exploring the ‘The Future of Learning.’ Paperworld are hoping that the change will allow the event’s exhibitors to reach additional groups of buyers with product lines to better supplement their needs. The additional size of Hall 3.1 is also said to present a better opportunity for companies and brands to scale up their display stands and presentation stages.
An Industry Highlight for Manufacturers
Director of Paperworld, Michael Reichold, provided a positive view of Paperworld’s previous success and impending return in 2019, commenting: “The positive number of registrations and the return of numerous major players from the sector show that Paperworld is the industry highlight for manufacturers, and the most important international sales platform.”
Adding his thoughts on the new layout for the event, Reichold believes it will open up new perspectives to both attendees and exhibitors. “Paperworld is highly successful with its clear hall concept and transparent product arrangement. Now, we aim to build on this and create more room for new exhibitors. At the same time, the restructuring opens up new perspectives that are decisive for fresh ideas and result in valuable business contracts.”