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December/January 2017

This issue is the Facilities Special which includes articles on SCA, a category update and interview with Lyreco about PPE. The Big Interview is with Radostin Kirilov of Office 1 Superstore. 

5 minutes with… Jonathan Smith

What scares you?Not much really… except when one of my four daughters undertake another ‘adventure’. That started 15 years ago when daughter #1 sailed across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans with a mate, neither...

The Generation Game with Monte Bambrough

It may have all started with Moses. He carried his talking points on stone tablets. Then there were the snake oil salesmen. Given the gift of the gab (and deception) they could sell ice...

Advertorial: Paperworld

From 28-31 January 2017, around 1,500 world-leading manufacturers and start-up companies will be showcasing in seven halls what the future has in store for the modern office and for paper and stationery products for...

Event Preview: CORE Live 2017

 The multi-day event will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, from 6-8 February 2017. Themed ‘Art, Strategy, Science, Revolution’, the conference will bring together a broad cross-section of...

Event Review: Big Buyer 2016

As Beatrice Bernabei, Sales Manager Italy for Aery, told OPI: “It’s still an important show for us to present our new products, and in two or three days we can meet all our customers...

Event Review: ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2016

“The last time INTERCLEAN was held in Chicago was 2012,” said ISSA’s Senior Marketing and Communications Director Lisa Richter. “A lot has changed in four years with the consolidation of the industry and the...

Digital issue Dec/Jan 2016/17

To view a flip version of the June issue of OPI magazine please click the links below.Type A – Europe & UKType B – North America and ROWThe new OPI magazine app is published. Please click on one...

Event Review: OPI Global Forum 2016

Approximately 130 senior-level executives from aound the world gathered for a superior content as well as networking experience. The international flavour of the event was stronger than ever, with a sizeable contingent from Australia,...

Advertorial: Rapesco

Millions of people have been relying on Rapesco products for decades. Fast approaching its 60th anniversary – the company was founded in 1957 – Rapesco is a well-known brand that delivers design-driven stapling, punching...

Facilities Supplies Special: Safety first

OPI: What is the best way to gain the knowledge required for PPE legislation and standards?AB: Aside from the available information and advice from industry associations, the partnership with vendors is key. But even...

Facilities Supplies Special: SCA raises hygiene standards

For the past eight years, SCA has embarked on an ambitious project to provide a series of research reports – five so far – detailing the state of hygiene practices worldwide, with an overriding...

Category Update: Facilities supplies

The facilities supplies (FS) sector is enormous and its boundaries continue to expand. The category now encompasses – slightly different depending on who you ask – everything from jan/san through to breakroom and catering,...

Hot Topic: The Apprentice?

While many in the international community as well as the US looked on in shock as businessman Donald Trump became President-elect at the beginning of November, others feel it is merely indicative of a...

Big Interview: Advance & retreat

Over the past 20 years or so, OPI has regularly reported on the adventures and exploits of US-based franchising operation Office 1 Superstores International. At the helm for a long time was founder Mark...

Comment Dec-Jan 2016/17

Having just celebrated our 25th anniversary, we thought it was high time we gave OPI another facelift. Nothing radical – our reader survey in May 2016 revealed that you like most things just the...

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