Final Word: David Baumgarten

I was given the opportunity to pen some thoughts and memories of my father Hans Baumgarten who passed away on 3…

Generation Game with Emma Pevy

I joined Avery in August this year with no experience of wholesale or dealer channels, nor in fact the office supplies…

Final word with Rolf Bonsack

In 2015, the first Insights-X show kicked off in Nuremberg, Germany. The Maped Group has been an exhibitor ever since…

5 mins with… Georg Bettin

Describe yourself in one sentence.Loud remarkable laughter on two legs.What are you most proud of? Very easy – my kids.What’s your…

Comment November 2017

Collaboration – and the need for it – has surely been the theme of 2017. Will consolidation be the hot…

Final word with Al Lynden

I’ve recently had the great honour of winning the Industry Achievement award at the North American Office Products Awards. One…

5 mins with… Jeffrey James (JJ) Köhler

Best way to spend the weekend?BBQ, beer and watching football.What scares you?Not much, but I do everything possible to ensure…

Comment October 2017

Everybody likes a good list, it appeals to people’s need for categorisation and compartmentalisation. Top 100 movies, top 100 songs,…

Final word with Renée Remijnse

As we see office design shifting from one-size-fits-all to solutions accommodating different needs and activities, we also need to consider…

5 mins with… Keely Shepherd

Best way to spend the weekend? With my children, watching Sheffield United football team win, a lovely ice-cold glass of fizz…

Comment September 2017

I recently attended SP Richards’ Advantage Business Conference in Orlando, Florida. The takeaways were many and varied, but two things in…

Comment: What’s happening to the office furniture market?

It has been a choppy few months for those operating in the office furniture market, as Knoll’s Q2 earnings showed…

Final Word with David Langdown

Writing this piece is my last job before packing my bag and heading off to the OPI European Forum in…

5 mins with… Mélanie Martins

Your favourite gadget?It would have to be party bubbles. What’s your favourite place to visit in your country and why?Lavandou in…

Generation Game with Aaron Hopkinson

As a young person starting out in any organisation there are many thoughts that run through your head. “I hope…

Final word with Thomas Schinkel

With Staples and Office Depot shedding large chunks of their global operations, last year was a tipping point for an…

5 mins with… Steffie Verbeek

What’s your life philosophy? In the end, everything will work out for the best.What’s your most prized possession? I’d prefer not to…

5 mins with… Josh Allsopp

Where would you most like to visit and why?Since I was a boy I have always had a fascination with…

Comment May 2017

This issue of OPI has the southern hemisphere at its very heart. Flick through the pages and you’ll find a…

Final word from Sian Haskell

The education sector offers huge potential for independent office products dealers wanting to increase their bottom line and capture sales…

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Relief for Borroni after difficult times

OPI speaks with ADVEO Italy Managing Director Luca Borroni following the news that the company’s future has been assured. After…