EOPA 2020 – Event Preview

EOPA 2020

EOPA 2020 is set to take place next week – here is our preview as we look towards this prestigious awards event.

Next week will see the return of the European Office Products Awards, now in its 19th year.

Taking place on the 9th of March 2020 at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, EOPA 2020 will see executives and representatives from within the European office supplies industry gather for a special evening of networking and recognition among their peers.

The EOPA are now firmly established as the ultimate accolade for any business that operates within Europe, with companies and individuals being celebrated based on their performance, professionalism and approach to innovation.

Many businesses will be hoping to take home one of several awards to help further promote their achievements and to stand out amongst their competitors on what will be a great night for those with businesses in the office supplies and business products sectors.

EOPA 2020 – The Shortlist

Stemming from the results of a judging panel meeting which took place in December last year, OPI announced the shortlist for this year’s awards shortly after.

These include:

Product of the Year

ACCO Brands – GBC Foton 30 Automatic Office Laminator

Avery Europe – Labels with Ultragrip Technology

COLOP – e-mark

Duracell – Lithium coin cells with double child safety

Fellowes Brands – Levado Height Adjustable Desk

Wholesaler of the Year

Comercial del Sur de Papelería

Exertis Supplies

JGBM

PBS Holding

Quantore

Reseller of the Year (for revenues under €100 million)

Commercial

GBR Rossetto

Lomax

Streit Service & Solution

Reseller of the Year – Sponsored by Newell Brands (for revenues over €100 million)

Amazon

Banner

Böttcher

Bureau Vallée

New Office Centre

Vender of the Year – Sponsored by Corwell

Durable

Essity

Fellowes Brands

International Paper

Tesa

Marketing Campaign of the Year – Sponsored by Staples

Avery France – Back to School Campaign

Fellowes Brands – Meet Emma, Our Work Colleague of the Future

Office24 – Paper Paws

Office Friendly – Van-Tastic 2019

Young Executive of the Year – Sponsored by Bi-silique

Huiru Zhang, Lyreco

Julien Barabant, Pilot Pen France

Esmeralda Gonzalez, Fellowes Brands

Alexander Steffl, Office Depot Europe

Video of the Year

BIC – Gel-ocity Quick Dry

COLOP – e-mark

Fellowes Brands – Meet Emma, Our Work Colleague of the Future

Initiative of the Year

Integra – i-merge: A Platform to Bring Businesses Together

International Paper – Reikan

Essity – Tork Clean Care, Office Trend Report 2019

Professional of the Year & Industry Achievement

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

Added This Year – Sustainability Award

New to the award categories this year at EOPA 2020 is the Sustainability Award.

The award which has been sponsored by Greenspeed, measures the overall corporate sustainability performance of organizations and their overall commitment to sustainable business practices.

To be eligible for this award, companies are judged on:

Evidence that a strategic focus on sustainability has been put into place
Ways in which their sustainability programmed goes beyond standard best practice
How their sustainability is communicated and implemented throughout the organization
The methods that have been used to help monitor and measure the impact of their sustainability programme
How a commitment to sustainability helps to both benefit their business and the wider community

The confirmed nominees for this award are:

ACCO Brands EMEA

Bi-silique

Commercial

Essity

Lyreco

EOPA 2020 Schedule

As listed on the OPI website, the schedule for the night is as follows:

7pm – Drinks Reception
8pm – Presentational Dinner
9:30pm – Industry Toast
9:45pm – EOPA 2020 Presentation
10:30pm – After-Event Drinks

Office Supplies Blog would like to wish everyone shortlisted at EOPA 2020 congratulations and the very best of luck.

We hope the evening remains to be as memorable as previous EOPA events for those who will be attending.

Sam Rose