May 3, 2023
London Stationery Show offers buying, educational opportunities this month

The London Stationery Show is quickly approaching and will take place May 16-17 at the Business Design Centre.

Show executives say they are ready to unite buyers and brands from around the globe for a full celebration of creativity, dynamism and innovation. The show aims to be a one-stop-shop for stationery professionals looking to source the latest product offerings, discover new suppliers, gain valuable business insight and get a sneak peek at the stationery trends set to skyrocket from both leading manufacturers and newer names on the block.

“We’re so excited to unite the stationery industry once again this spring,” said Alex Butler, event director of London Stationery Show. “Whether you’re just starting out in the sector, or returning as a seasoned stationery professional, there truly is something for everyone. Set in the UK capital, we’ve created a professional buying environment like no other: offering a unique opportunity to learn, network and get inspired. Hosting world-renowned exhibitors alongside six fantastic feature areas, we’re ready to help you reinvigorate your stationery edit.”

The two-day show is designed to offer a full celebration of creativity, diversity and craftsmanship as more than 200 brands unveil their latest products. It’s the perfect destination to chat with current suppliers and network with new ones.

But it’s not solely a buying event: being able to explore the latest trends sweeping the sector is also important for visitors, so alongside the handpicked selection of exhibitors, the event will hold live Creative Matters Workshops. Sponsored by Jakar International, these workshops present an opportunity to test the latest innovative stationery and learn the best techniques to pass on to customers. There are a total of 16 sessions across the two days of the show, including Perfect Planner Company with creating vision boards, Jakar demonstrating the latest range of colours with Caran d’Ache, Exacompta Clairefontaine showcasing fine art inks, and Royal Talens presenting a session on bullet journaling with Bruynzeel, plus many more.

London Stationery Show will also offer educational programs. The Retail Matters Live Talks aims to help attendees boost business and learn top tips whilst at the show. Confirmed speakers include Catherine Erdly, Martha Keith, Nerissa Pratt, Rachel Waring and Sam Smith. For more tailored advice, the Indie Matters Business Advice Clinics are free one-to-one appointments offering tailored guidance on growing a company.

Registration is free.

Show essentials

Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday, May 16-17

Venue: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH

Opening hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday

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