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.
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.
European Forum 2019
We are currently working on the programme and this page will be updated. In the meantime this is the outline agenda.
Wednesday 5th June
18.30 Welcome Reception and BBQ
21.30 Drinks in the bar
Thursday 6th June
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place. If you are interested in more information about corporate membership please contact Chris Exner at email@example.com or visit www.opi.net/corporate-membership/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
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