The Office Times

Insights-X reports stable visitor numbers

Taking place for the fourth time, Insights-X welcomed 5,512 trade buyers (2017: 5,578) from 92 countries to Nuremberg from 4 to 6 October 2018. Compared to last year this was a positive result, given that organiser Spielwarenmesse eG was forced to shorten the stationery expo by a day due to the public holiday on 3 October. Opening for three rather than the customary four days, the event featured 311 exhibitors from 39 countries, showcasing innovative office supplies, back-to-school and hobby articles. This was complemented by a diverse supporting programme.

Ernst Kick, CEO of Spielwarenmesse eG, concluded: “Insights-X has grown from a discovery fair to a genuine brand fair that is synonymous with quality – all on an international level.” Global interest among industry representatives is as high as ever with 56 percent of exhibitors and 44 percent of visitors coming to Nuremberg from abroad. The industry members had at their disposal an extended area of 26,500m² in three halls, providing specialist retailers and buyers with an even wider range of products across six product groups: Writing Utensils and Equipment, Paper and Filing, Artistic and Creative, Desktop, Bags and Accessories as well as Stationery and Gift Articles.

Among the newcomers were brands such as Uhu, Leitz and Pelikan, and start-ups like Bloom your message from the Netherlands.