European Forum 2019

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    • The Westin Grand Berlin
    • 5 June 2019
    • 05-Jun-2019 to 07-Jun-2019

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    European Forum 2019

    The Westin Grand Berlin

    05-Jun-2019 to 07-Jun-2019
    5 June 2019


    European Forum 2019

    The Westin Grand Berlin

    05-Jun-2019 to 07-Jun-2019
    5 June 2019


    We are delighted to announce that the eighth OPI European Forum will be held at the Westin Grand Berlin from Wednesday 5 – Friday 7 June 2019.

    OPI Forums

    As a senior executive in the business products industry the opportunities to meet with your industry peers – the people who understand the uniqueness of your sector and recognise the importance of working together as an industry – are very rare. To help in these challenging times, OPI hosts Forums in both Europe and the US for senior executives and leaders within the business products industry.

    OPI European Forum

    The European Forum focuses more directly on the uniqueness and the issues of the European market.

    This is not a large conference but a small forum exclusively for senior executives from the leading resellers, manufacturers and wholesalers of office products, and “non-traditional” retailers and vendors from the increasingly important FM and consumer electronics categories.


    We will provide an inspiring agenda featuring high quality keynotes, panel discussions and roundtable sessions to stimulate thought and debate. We understand that networking is important, so there is also plenty of informal time for more private discussions. To ensure this can be accomplished in an appropriate environment, the European Forum will be a private meeting operating under Chatham House rules.

    We are confident you will find the event a really valuable experience and a very good use of your time.

    If you are interesting in attending or would like to find out more please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    Steve Hilleard
    CEO, OPI


    European Forum 2019

    We are currently working on the programme and this page will be updated. In the meantime this is the outline agenda.

    Outline Agenda

    Wednesday 5th June

    17.30     Registration

    18.30     Welcome Reception and BBQ

    21.30     Drinks in the bar

    Thursday 6th June

    08.00     Registration

    08.30     Conference Sessions

    10.30     Morning break for refreshments & networking

    11.00     Conference Sessions

    12.30     Group Lunch

    13.30     Roundtable sessions

    15.30     Afternoon break for refreshments & networking

    16.00     Conference sessions

    17.00     Closing remarks from the chair

    19.00     Group Dinner in Berlin

    Friday 7th June

    09.00     Conference sessions

    11.00     Morning break for refreshments & networking

    11.30     Conference sessions

    13.00     Group lunch

    14.00     Close of European Forum 2019

    The European Forum 2019 is being held at the fabulous Westin Grand Berlin.

    Located on the corner of Friedrichstrasse and Unter den Linden, and a short walk from the Brandenburg Gate, the Westin Grand Hotel is a perfect venue for this year’s Forum.

    The Westin Grand Berlin
    Friedrichstraße 158-164
    Berlin 10117

    Room Reservations

    Rooms are available for European Forum attendees at the rate of €179 per night, including VAT and breakfast.

    Please book your room directly with the hotel as follows:


    Telephone: +49-30-2027-3420  Fax: +49-30-2027-3419

    Please quote “OPI Conference”.

    Booking to attend the OPI European  Forum:

    Super Early rate: available until 1st February 2019

    • 1 Ticket – €1,995.00
    • Second delegate – €1,600.00

    Early rate: available from 2 February to 26 April 2019

    • 1 Ticket – €2,400.00
    • Second delegate – €1,700.00

    Standard rate: available from 22 September until 11 November 2018

    • 1 Ticket – €2,700.00
    • Second delegate – €1,900.00

    Independent Dealer (turnover less than $150M) €1,600.00

    OPI corporate members are entitled to free and discounted places at the Forums. If you are a Club Member please contact to reserve your place. If you are interested in more information about corporate membership please contact Chris Exner  at or visit

    Reduced Fees

    We have arranged a limited number of subsidised places to assist the attendance of certain delegates. This is a special rate for small but innovative reseller companies or delegates with unusual travel expenses, for example.

    There are a limited number of discounted places available, and we review each request on its merits. As an un-sponsored event the costs to host the European Forum are high, but the lack of sponsorship ensures a better quality of debate and avoids sales pitches. We therefore kindly ask that you do not ask for a discounted rate if it is not applicable to you, so we can offer the places to those who really need them. This will ensure a more diverse audience and a better experience for everyone.

    We appreciate your understanding.

    For more information please contact  directly.

    3M, ACCO Brands, Acme United, ADVEO, AIA Corporation, ALSO International, Amax Incorporated, AOPD, Avery, Basics Office Products, Baumgartens, Bi-Silque, Bluefish, BPGI, Brassard Fournitures & Ameublement de bureau, Brother, Bruneau, Buffetti, Clover, COLOP, Complete Office Supplies, Corwell, CPD, DC Mayorista, Domtar, Deflecto, ECi, Egan Reid, EO Group, EOSA, ESG, Esselte, Essendant, Fellowes, Forms & Supply, Friends Business Source, FSIoffice, FusionPLUS Data, GMi Companies, Gorilla Stationers, Gould Paper, Guernsey, Highlands, HiTouch Business Services, HP, HSM, IBM, Independent Stationers, Innovative Office Solutions, Integra, Interaction, ISSA, Lyreco, Messe Frankfurt, Midwest Resource Group, Miller’s Office Products, Network Services, Novexco, NPD, Office Basics, Office Brands, Office Choice, Office Club, Office Depot, Office Friendly, Officeworks,, OWiba, PBS Holding, PEG, Pilot Pen, Pinnacle Affiliates, Plaisio, PrintFleet, Printus, Pukka Pads, Really Useful Products, Schoen and Associates, Shoplet, Smead, Socialwise Partners, Source Office & Technology, Spicers, SP Richards, Staples, Superstat, Supplies Network, JM Smucker, TOPS, TriMega, TSRC, Turning Point Strategy, Victor Technology, Warehouse Direct,
    WW Grainger, Waltons, Wist Office Products, Xerox, Zebra Pen