The London Stationery Show is held annually during National Stationery Week in the UK.
The seventh London Stationery Show closed its doors last week after recording its highest ever visitor numbers.
Visitors were up 9% on 2016 with registered attendees from 43 countries.
The show, which was purchased by Ocean Media Group last year, has seen consistent growth in the number and size of stands being requested by exhibitors and this year more than 160 exhibitors and 300 brands were represented. at the show. The show recorded the highest number of entries for its Stationery Awards, which this year topped just over 400.
“The show continues to grow and attract more support from the industry and interested buyers. We’ve had an excellent response from exhibitors wanting to book for next year, and strong interest in our new show, which will be based in Manchester,” Tim Willoughby, managing director at Ocean Media Group, which also owns the National Stationery Week program.
This year’s show, held at London’s Business Design Centre, introduced a LaunchPad competition to help aspiring stationery designers and companies get started in the industry. This resulted in 12 winners being given free stands at the show.
The 2018 London Stationery Show will be held on 24 to 25 April, 2018.