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Paper Show 2017:
the place to meet for office supplies traders

On the 22nd and 23rd of January 2017, Bosta will be organizing the 21st edition of its Paper Show. The trade fair is aimed mainly at industry professionals from the sectors of office, school and hobby supplies, stationery products and greeting cards. The Paper Show brings together suppliers and retail buyers in a casual environment that is conducive to networking and doing business.

Unique within the industry

The Paper Show takes place in the Brabanthal in Leuven/Louvain once again, a location which, in addition to being easily accessible, also boasts excellent infrastructure. Here, approx. 87 exhibitors will showcase the top products and novelties from their range. Retail buyers can discover these products in an informal atmosphere. They can also benefit from exceptional reductions on their purchases by using the special exhibitors’ check books. At this moment booth space is just about sold out, proof if any were needed that the fair remains more relevant than ever. To optimize visitor flow, however, the booth area will be organized in a slightly different way. And for the first time in its history, the Paper Show will be extended across three fully fledged exhibition halls.

A fair with a big heart

In terms of its professional organization and informal atmosphere, the Paper Show remains unbeaten, offering free entrance and parking, complimentary drinks and a luncheon buffet as well as temporary day care and children's animation. The latter is traditionally provided by the SOS Kinderdorpen charity. Bosta and its members will be reiterating their support for the Simbahuis, which offers shelter and counselling for children from vulnerable families. The check will be handed over to Kim Gevaert, the charity's “golden” ambassador, on Monday 23rd of January.

Professional awards and visitor prizes

The awards crown products which have raised the bar in several domains: from innovation, ergonomics and functionality to design and environmental friendliness. As for the visitors who are using the check books, they will have the chance of winning a bike, one on each day of the fair.

No other trade fair spoils its exhibitors and visitors quite like the Paper Show. Don’t miss out on this chance to participate. Book your visit in advance to ensure even smoother access via the Bosta website.

More information

For more information on Bosta in general and the Paper Show in particular, please mail or call +32 477 68 69 78.

Press release: Bosta supports the Belgian governments and their 2020 goals

During the recent CSR congress in Antwerp the government reaffirmed its ambitions to make its purchases 100% sustainable by the year 2020.

Bosta, the trade federation of the manufacturers and distributors of Office, School, and Stationery products and Office Organization Tools, takes up the gauntlet to help the government achieve those goals.

Finding truly sustainable products is easier said than done. Which is why Bosta has created a website where manufacturers can showcase products which are truly sustainable. To determine eligibility, only those products which carry one or more certificates issued by independent organizations are allowed on the website. Only certificates validated by the government are acceptable.

You should consider two things in the race towards 2020:

1) If you really take CSR and sustainability to heart, check for Office, School, and Stationery products and Office Organization Tools. The website also enables you to view and download all certificates. It currently showcases about 600 products by some 20 manufacturers.

2) Not all product groups are currently represented. We would like to appeal to the manufacturers of labels, glue and glue sticks, adhesive tape, office machines, greeting cards and stamps, specifically, to propose any relevant certificates and products. Bosta will then consult with the government and, if they are recognized as truly sustainable, publish them on the website.

We are committed to a Corporately Responsible 2020 with products that are 100% sustainable. Better for us, our planet and our children.

Bosta, Wemmel, June  2015