From 31 January to 03 February 2015 the international PBS industry met once again at Paperworld in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) but this time in a slightly different trade fair setting.
In the context of the Frankfurt trade fair's new fair concept 'Paperworld Plaza', important brands, or rather manufacturers and exhibitors from the new 'Association of the PBS brand industry', were brought together in a separate exhibition hall. There, in hall 3 on level 1, they exhibited as a group in a single venue. Trodat Trotec was among them with a trade stand at the new location 3.1. B70, in the immediate vicinity of the new 'Paperworld Plaza' event centre for hall 3.1., the 'Plaza Lounge'.
The new trade fair hall 3.1 and the new Trodat Trotec trade stand
The new venue provided an ideal opportunity to rejuvenate the Trodat Trotec trade fair look. The product and service range offered by Trodat Stamps and Trotec Laser was repositioned on the trade stand and meeting and retreat areas were optimised.
In the laser section Trotec presented the latest developments in engraving, cutting and marking applications. Trodat Stamp Components displayed an up-to-date selection of its wide product range of stamps and accessories.
The 'Trodat Added Value System' was given its own exhibition focus to showcase the interactions between Trodat stamp products, cutting-edge Trotec laser technology for stamps and uTypia shop solutions.
Trodat Ideal Seal - Product of the Year 2015
ISPA, the International Association of stationery publishers, presented its awards for the best products in a number of categories at Paperworld.
The jury of ISPA members, made up of around 20 representatives from these trade magazines, selected the best products according to the following criteria: innovation, quality, price, presentation and environmental responsibility.
The top products from the categories: writing instruments, office items and supplies, Back to school products, computer accessories and supplies and social stationery each receive an award.
On the occasion of the ISPA Awards ceremony held on Sunday evening, 01 February 2015, in Frankfurt at Paperworld Plaza this year's category winners were presented with their awards.
In the office supplies category "Office items and supplies" the new Trodat Ideal Seal was named Product of the Year 2015 by the ISPA jury members.
Trodat Trotec customer events
This year several customer events were organised on the occasion of the Trotec and Trodat trade fair appearance. The day before the official trade fair opening, on Friday afternoon, Trotec Laser invited customers to the 'Trotec Launch Info 2015' event held at the Dorint Hotel Frankfurt Niederrad. There the most important laser news were presented before the trade fair had even officially begun.
On Friday evening the great 'Moulin Rouge' themed Trodat Trotec customer event was then held at the Capitol Theatre in Offenbach am Main: with Moulin Rouge themed food and drinks on offer as well as entertaining show programmes. More than 200 guests attended this year's Trodat Trotec evening event.
Last but not least at 6 pm on Sunday evening, after the trade fair had officially ended, we held the 'After Work Party 3.1' directly at our trade stand complete with live music and food.