Mission

Bosta is the Belgian trade association of all companies active in the office and school products industry. She defends the intrests of the business by offering a tool for exchange of information, standards and statistics. Bosta offers also the possibility for promoting the business by means of conferences , trade fairs or marketing activities. Finally, the trade association is the spokesman with autorities.


Members

Who can become member?:
1. Department Fegropa: manufacturer, importer, agent or wholesale
2. Department Fedepa: contract stationer, buying group, mass market, retail
Both departments can have separate meetings when needed. Both departments have their representative in the boards of directors of Bosta.



Networking

In order to encourage the collaboration between members, Bosta organises regularly meetings.


Standardisation

Bosta promotes the development of a common understanding of classification of products and distribution channels.


Promotion of the business

Each two year, Bosta organises a professional fair "Paper Show". Also other activities are build to promote the business.

Barometer of market situation

Bosta publishes for its members only a market situation evolution in the different distribution channels. It is established by an independent institution.


Market survey

Regularly, Bosta publishes an extensive market survey of the business. The latest editions can be bought from the secretary.