OPI Global Forum 2021

    • Chicago
    • 16 May 21 - 18 May 21

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    OPI Global Forum 2021


    16 May 21 - 18 May 21
    16 May 2021


    OPI Global Forum 2021


    16 May 21 - 18 May 21
    16 May 2021


    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 16 – Tuesday 18 May 2021. Covid-19 has brought challenging times for the live events and we are very much looking forward to bringing together the senior executives from the business supplies industry together again in 2021.

    We will be following all the latest advice and guidance to ensure we can all meet safely in Chicago. We will also ensure our plans as flexible as possible to cope with any last minute changes. 

    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 ninth OPI Global Forum in May 2021 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 with the people who understand the uniqueness of our sector and who recognise the importance of working together as an industry.

    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.

    We understand that networking and free time are 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 – all following social distancing guidelines. 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.

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    Global Forum 2019 Programme

    We are currently working on bringing you a great agenda for this event. If you would like to get involved in the programme or have any ideas for input then do get in touch with janet.bell@opi.net

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    Super Early rate:
    First delegate rate: $2,995
    Second delegate rate: $2,000 *
    Independent Dealer (turnover less than $100M): $1,950

    Early rate: 
    First delegate rate: $3,250 
    Second delegate rate: $2,350*
    Independent Dealer (turnover less than $100M): $2,150

    Standard rate:
    1 Ticket:  $3,650
    Second delegate: $2,750*
    Independent Dealer (turnover less than $100M): $2,300

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    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.

    * Booking a second attendee: If you have booked to attend at the full rate, a second delegate from your company can attend at the discounted rate. 

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    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