Frankfurt’s Paperworld In Pictures

The new hall location for the greeting card exhibitors at the Paperworld exhibition, held at Frankfurt’s messe last week received a resounding thumbs up from exhibitors and visitors alike, much preferring the inter-mixed approach of products as well as the modern, high ceilinged hall.

Less positive however were the many conversations that took place over concerns of how Brexit will affect trade between the UK and Germany if no deal is reached soon. Some distributors have already put plans in place to stockpile products to safeguard against delays while others are looking to shift to licensing model, rather than importing finished products.

PG Buzz shares a flavour of the show.

Above: TMS’ directors Ron (left) and Vincent Schumann toasted the launch of the company’s new stationery division, House of Stationery.
Above: TMS’ directors Ron (left) and Vincent Schumann toasted the launch of the company’s new stationery division, House of Stationery.
Above: Paperworld director Michael Reichhold (left) with Jenny Cummins of Sydney-based McMillan Cards and PG’s Warren Lomax.
Above: Paperworld director Michael Reichhold (left) with Jenny Cummins of Sydney-based McMillan Cards and PG’s Warren Lomax.
Above: Only a few weeks before he officially retires from Hallmark after 22 years, Steve Wright who has recently relinquished the role of md of Hallmark UK, caught up with Jan Willem-Koch, md of Hallmark Continental Europe.
Above: Only a few weeks before he officially retires from Hallmark after 22 years, Steve Wright who has recently relinquished the role of md of Hallmark UK, caught up with Jan Willem-Koch, md of Hallmark Continental Europe.
Above: As well as showing a vast range of Bug Art licensed giftpackaging and gift concepts, East West’s Terry Taylor revealed the company has become the European distributor of US company Quilling Card.
Above: As well as showing a vast range of Bug Art licensed giftpackaging and gift concepts, East West’s Terry Taylor revealed the company has become the European distributor of US company Quilling Card.
Above: Including Paperworld Gifts from the Gods has showed at five trade exhibitions (Top Drawer, Maison et Objet, Spring Fair and NY Now) in four countries within three weeks. Chloe Bayles (left) and Holly Hines were on a roll!
Above: Including Paperworld Gift from the Gods has showed at five trade exhibitions (Top Drawer, Maison et Objet, Spring Fair and NY Now) in four countries within three weeks. Chloe Bayles (left) and Holly Hines were on a roll!
Above: (centre) Stefan Hermann, md of Taurus-Kunstkarten in the ‘British corner’ of his stand where he was displaying Belly Button, Laura Darrington and Louise Melgrew’s cards that his company distributes in Germany. Pictured with PG’s Warren Lomax and Jakki Brown.
Above: (centre) Stefan Hermann, md of Taurus-Kunstkarten in the ‘British corner’ of his stand where he was displaying Belly Button, Laura Darrington and Louise Melgrew’s cards that his company distributes in Germany. Pictured with PG’s Warren Lomax and Jakki Brown.
Above: Pabuku’s co-owners Ulla Klopf (left) and Ute Baurecker with the striking tote bags that the publisher was giving away.
Above: Pabuku’s co-owners Ulla Klopf (left) and Ute Baurecker with the striking tote bags that the publisher was giving away.
Above: Ling/Penny Kennedy trio (left-right) Christina Milstead, David Byk and Michaela Nicholas with Sarah Hossini of Chic.mic, the German distributor of the Sara Miller London range of giftrwappings from Penny Kennedy.
Above: Ling/Penny Kennedy trio (right-left) Christina Milstead, David Byk and Michaela Nicholas with Sarah Hossini of Chic.mic, the German distributor of the Sara Miller London range of giftrwappings from Penny Kennedy.
Above: UKG’s Hans Haacke showcasing a selection of the publisher’s products.
Above: UKG’s Hans Haacke showcasing a selection of the publisher’s products.
Above: UK industry stalwart Roger Freeman is having a ‘blooming’ good time working with Florio, a giftwrap manufacturer.
Above: UK industry stalwart Roger Freeman is having a ‘blooming’ good time working with Florio, a giftwrap manufacturer.
Above: Rob Sherwood (right), whose company, Sherwood Event Services represents Messe Frankfurt in the UK, with PG’s Warren Lomax.
Above: Rob Sherwood (right), whose company, Sherwood Event Services represents Messe Frankfurt in the UK, with PG’s Warren Lomax.

Top: Part of the Trend feature area at Paperworld.

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