EOPA 2019 – Event Preview

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The EOPA 2019 will be taking place tonight – here is everything you need to know ahead of the prestigious awards event.

Tonight (5th of March 2019), the EOPA (European Office Products Awards) 2019 will be taking place. With many expected to attend the evening taking place in the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, the event will mark the 18th year of the EOPA.

Executives and representatives from within the European Office Supplies Industry will take part in the special evening, with the event’s traditional toast to be given by CEO of Staples Solutions, Dolph Westerbos.

The EOPA are recognised as the ultimate in accolades for companies operating in the business and office supplies industry across Europe, with several leading manufacturers, brands and representatives heading up the awards shortlist.

EOPA 2019 Shortlist

As a result of a judging panel meeting and decisions made during December last year, OPI have announced the shortlist for this year’s awards. These include:

Product of the Year

AJ Products – Modulus Sit Stand Conference Table

Hamelin – Scribzee

HP – Sprocket Photo Printer

Samsung – Flip Interactive Display WMH Series 55

Steppie – Balance Board

Wholesaler of the Year


Exertis Supplies


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Video of the Year

Brother International Europe – VC-500W full-colour compact label printer with ZINK Zero Ink Technology

HP – HP Sprocket Photo Printer

Pilot Pen Europe – #PILOTART Canelle Design

Samsung – Flip Interactive Display WMH Series 55

ZenOffice – ZenOffice Print & Promotion – Take a walk with our Print Specialist, Chris

Initiative of the Year

BIC – Ubicuity: The ‘write’ kind of bench/Developing ‘virtuous circles’

Brother International Europe – All in Box

Fellowes Brands – GIVE Program

JGBM – TechStuff! Cloud-based ‘managed’ e-catalogue

Office Friendly – Pioneer Powered by Office Friendly

RTC Proffice Experience – Feel Green, choose Double A

Marketing Campaign of the Year

ACCO Brands – Rexel GDPR campaign, data shredded, data protected

Avery – Every label tells a story

Durable – Duraframe TV campaign

Fellowes Brands – Sensible steps for GDPR with Fellowes Brands

Zen Office – What does print mean to your business?

Vendor of the Year

ACCO Brands


Fellowes Brands


Young Executive of the Year

Scott Castle – VOW

Margaux Lefaucheux – AF International

Katie Metcalfe – Office Friendly

Reseller of the Year – over €100 million



Bureau Vallée

Gruppo Buffetti

Professional of the Year & Industry Achievement

No shortlist for these awards – winners to be announced on the night.

EOPA 2019 Running Times

According to the EOPA 2019 events page on OPI, the schedule for the night is as follows:

7pm – Drinks Reception

8pm – Presentational Dinner

9:30pm – Industry Toast

9:45pm – EOPA 2019 Presentation

10:30pm – After-Event Drinks

Office Supplies Blog would like to wish everyone shortlisted for this year’s EOPA Awards congratulations and the very best of luck. We hope the evening remains as memorable as previous EOPA events for those in attendance.

Sam Rose