Monday, 10 May, 2021

Podcast: Embracing the future at the OPI Global Forum Online

On 5-6 May, OPI will be holding its annual Global Forum, an interactive forum for key industry leaders in Europe, North America and beyond to debate and define the future of the OP sector. A...

Podcast: Mike Gentile, ISG: ‘It’s going to be a love fest!’

Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) CEO Mike Gentile looks ahead to Industry Week in November 2021. With the physical events calendar having been pretty much obliterated by COVID restrictions, everyone is looking forward – and that’s...

Podcast: Talking sales with Superstat’s Alex Dunn

The guest on this episode of OPI Talk is Alex Dunn, Managing Director of UK dealer group Superstat. Superstat has just introduced an initiative called the Sales Academy, which aims to help sales professionals in...

Podcast: Category opportunities with NPD’s Leen Nsouli

How did the pandemic impact the office supplies retail channel in 2020, and what are the opportunities for resellers in 2021? In this episode of OPI Talk, Leen Nsouli, Industry Analyst for The NPD Group’s...

EOPA 2021 winners revealed

The winners of the 20th European Office Products Awards (EOPA) were announced in a series of virtual presentations earlier this week. Usually presented in a celebratory awards ceremony during OPI’s annual Partnership event in Amsterdam – which this...

Podcast: circular economy and sustainability with Lyreco

OPI Talk speaks to Lyreco’s Circular Economy Project Leader Isabelle Daubney. For procurement departments, sustainability and corporate social responsibility criteria are increasingly playing an important role in supplier selection. Global business products reseller Lyreco has...

Podcast: Part 3 – A deep dive into the new way of working with...

In this final episode in the series, OPI CEO Steve Hilleard discusses the New Way of Working survey with leading expert and Fellowes’ Head of European Marketing for Workplace Health Solutions, Louise Shipley. Fellowes Brands launched...

Podcast: Part 2 – Hybrid working and sales opportunities with Louise Shipley

In the second episode of OPI Talk with Fellowes Brands’ Head of European Marketing for Workplace Health Solutions Louise Shipley, the discussion revolves around hybrid working. The term ‘hybrid working’ is a relatively new phrase related to...

Podcast: Part I – Fellowes Brands’ Louise Shipley on how to support businesses with...

Early 2020 saw the unprecedented mass migration to homeworking due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As many offices and businesses remain closed, just what are the implications for those remote workers in terms of comfort,...

Podcast: Challenges and change at Lyreco

OPI Editor Heike Dieckmann speaks to Lyreco CEO Greg Liénard. The guest in this episode of OPI Talk is Greg Liénard, CEO of Lyreco. Liénard – a long-standing company executive – has been at the...

Podcast: IOPFDA Executive Director Mike Tucker

OPI speaks to Mike Tucker about IOPFDA’s new relationship with cleaning industry association ISSA. Towards the end of last year, it was confirmed that the Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealer Association (IOPFDA) – which...

Podcast: 2020, a year in review

OPI's editorial team, along with CEO Steve Hilleard, take a look at the biggest stories and developments in the business products industry in 2020, and make their predictions for 2021.

Podcast: Boris Elisman on the office products channel

OPI speaks to ACCO Brands CEO Boris Elisman about the challenges and opportunities in the office products channel. ACCO has recently announced a significant acquisition, buying video games accessories manufacturer PowerA in a deal worth...

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Podcast: Dealer challenges and opportunities down under

Our guest in this episode of OPI Talk is Darren Hayes, CEO of Quick Corporate Australia. Quick Corporate is the third largest B2B business supplies operator...