Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - March/April 2022

PAPER CHAIN Gift Focus magazine speaks exclusively to London Stationery Show Event Director, Alex Butler about what the show will offer For our March/April issue, we caught up with the organisers behind the UK’s only trade show dedicated to writing and paper products, London Stationery Show. Each year buyers use London Stationery Show to meet with new brands, find the next trending product and catch-up with industry colleagues and friends. It’s a must visit for the team here at Gift Focus and we’re so excited to visit this May. Here’s what Alex had to say about LSS 2022. Alex, to start, can you give us an overview of London Stationery Show Of course. London Stationery Show takes place from 17th – 18th May 2022 at the Business Design Centre. This year, buyers will be treated to over 150 brands, along with seminars, workshops, and business advice clinics. It’s a business-critical event for anyone in the stationery industry. Our suppliers launch brand new products at the show and offer exclusive deals for buyers meaning you won’t get a better price anywhere else. The Show returns to the BDC with a Spring dateline for 2022. Are you excited to be getting back to normal after the past couple of years? We’re really excited to hold the show during the Spring season once again. It was great to have the opportunity to bring the industry together in October, but to bring the show back closer to it’s normal April date feels great. For us, like so many, we want to move forward, and this is a great step in the right direction. It’s the perfect time for buyers as they’ll find new, exciting, on-trend products that will be delivered ahead of the busy Back to School and Christmas 2022 seasons. What makes London Stationery Show so different from other shows in the buying calendar? We are the only dedicated stationery event in the UK, meaning buyers know exactly what they are going to get from attending the show. Buyers won’t be overwhelmed as our carefully curated selection of suppliers showcase 53 LONDON STATIONERY SHOW