Event director Chris Leonard-Morgan says, "As the London Stationery Show continues to grow and becomes more widely known and well attended, the importance of gift retailers to the stationery sector becomes more and more obvious.
"Confirmed exhibitors to date for 2016, who are also GA members, include Busy B, DKL Marketing, Dodo Pad, Flame Tree Publishing, Luckies of London, Mum's Office, NPW, Pyramid, Tallon, Trinity Xtras and Two Little Boys.
"Stationery suppliers and designers know that fun and fashionable, design-led stationery makes a great gift and opens up the possibility of their products making it into more gift retailers' product mix.
"It's important for the show to be part of the gift community so that we and our exhibitors can better understand the latest retail gift and supply trends. Joining the Giftware Association is a great way to achieve all of this, and more!"
The show has sponsored the Greats Gift Retailer Awards since its launch.
The London Stationery Show also organises National Stationery Week, which offers retailers a fantastic opportunity to increase footfall and stationery sales. It encourages both adults and children to put pen to paper and write more often. Thank you cards and letters for gifts received are the perfect way to catch the habit!
The 2016 London Stationery Show will take place on 26th-27th April at the Business Design Centre during National Stationery Week (25th April - 1st May). World Stationery Day is on Wednesday, 27th April. The exhibition is dedicated to all things stationery including writing products, wrap and gift stationery - from stunning pens to fabulous files and gorgeous notebooks to fun desk accessories and storage - and much more besides. "The London Stationery Show is the go-to show for a large and growing number of stationery buyers and suppliers who love its focus on stationery and writing products, the friendly feel-good atmosphere and that it is so easy to shop," says Chris. Retailers interested in getting involved in National Stationery Week in 2016 can find out more by going to www.nationalstationeryweek.com and emailing email@example.com