Global Forum 2019

    OPI Events

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    • Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
    • 17 Nov 19 - 19 Nov 19

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    Global Forum 2019

    Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

    17 Nov 19 - 19 Nov 19
    19 November 2019

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    Global Forum 2019

    Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

    17 Nov 19 - 19 Nov 19
    19 November 2019

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    OPI Events

    Event details

    • Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
    • 17 Nov 19 - 19 Nov 19

    Contact event manager

    1 2 3 4

    Book your tickets

    Thank you Kindly

    Global Forum 2019

    Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

    17 Nov 19 - 19 Nov 19
    19 November 2019

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    Global Forum 2019

    Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

    17 Nov 19 - 19 Nov 19
    19 November 2019

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    An invitation only Global CEO Forum for the business supplies and associated sectors

    We are delighted to announce that the next OPI Global Forum will be held in Chicago on Sunday 17 – Tuesday 19 November 2019.

    In May 2009 OPI launched the first CEO Forum for the business products industry. This was an international gathering for senior executive leaders and provided a rare opportunity to discuss the state of the office products industry and to examine together our universal challenges. This event was incredibly successful and the attendees derived great value from meeting with their peers and discussing openly the challenges we all face.

    OPI will host the eighth OPI Global Forum in November 2019 and we plan to bring together an exceptional audience and an outstanding programme to stimulate thought and debate. We hope this forum will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the unique challenges of the office products industry’s with the people who understand the uniqueness of our sector and who recognise the importance of working together as an industry.

    Invitation-only
    This is not a large conference but a small, invitation-only forum with invites sent strictly to CEO/Chairman-level executives at leading resellers, manufacturers and wholesalers of office products, including “non-traditional” retailers and vendors from the increasingly important EOS and consumer electronics categories.

    Networking
    We understand that networking and free time is important, enabling you to spend quality time with fellow office products leaders from all over the world. There will be both structured groups to give you an opportunity to meet new people and discuss ideas as well as plenty of informal times for more private discussions. To ensure this can be accomplished in an appropriate environment, this will be a private meeting operating under Chatham House rules.

    If you would like to be considered for an invitation or wish to find out more about this event please get in touch.

    Steve Hilleard CEO, OPI – Tel: +44 7799 891000 (US: 312 957 8510) or Email: steve.hilleard@opi.net

    You may also like to review a very short wrap-up video from a previous forum.

    the next GLobal FOrum will take place in November 2020. Please add the following dates to your calendar:

    Global Forum 2020 – Sunday 15 November – Tuesday 17 November 2020

    We are currently working on the agenda to bring you relevant and innovative content to assist debate and strategic planning. If you would like to take part in the programme then please contact janet.bell@opi.net

    Booking details for the OPI Global Forum 2019

    Super Early rate: available until 21 June 2019
    First delegate rate:  $2,995.00
    Second delegate rate: $2,000.00
    Independent Dealer (turnover less than $100M)  $1,950.00

    Early rate: available from 21 June to 27 September 2019
    First delegate rate – $3,250.00
    Second delegate rate – $2,350.00
    Independent Dealer (turnover less than $100M) $2,150.00

    Standard rate: available from 27 September 2019
    1 Ticket – $3,650.00
    Second delegate – $2,750.00
    Independent Dealer (turnover less than $100M) $2300.00

    OPI MEMBERS
    If you are a Premium or VIP member please contact chris.exner@opi.net for a discount code to receive 10% off your registration fee. 
     
    If your company is an OPI Corporate Member you are entitled to a free place at the Forum and a 30% discount on future places. Please contact lisa.haywood@opi.net and she will book your places for you.
     
    If you wish to find out more about the substantial benefits and discounts our corporate members receive, please contact chris.exner@opi.net  or visit https://www.opi.net/corporate-membership/
     

    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 unsponsored event the costs to host the Global Forum are expensive, but the lack of sponsorship ensures a higher 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 janet.bell@opi.net directly.

    Venue for the Global Forum

    The Global Forum 2019 will be held at:

    The Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile (formerly Sofitel Chicago Water Tower)
    20 East Chestnut St – Downtown
    60611 Chicago, IL<

    Hotel Reservations
    Rooms are available at The Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile for Global Forum attendees from $255 per night.
    Room rates do not include State and Local Taxes, which are currently 17.4%.

    Make a reservation
    To make a reservation at The Sofitel, please make your reservation online directly with the hotel using this link: https://book.passkey.com/go/officeproductsintermagazine
    Or call: 877 813 7700 and +1 312 324 4044 (Monday – Saturday)

    The block name is: Office Products International
    The hotel will require credit card details to secure your booking. This is simply to guarantee your room booking and no charge will be made in advance of the forum.

    Past companies attending OPI Forums include:

    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, OfficeSupply.com, 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