Event Preview: OPI Global Forum 2022

It’s good to be back.


Finally. After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, the OPI Global Forum is back on US soil – Chicago soil specifically. The tenth edition of the event will once again bring together an exceptional audience of senior executives from North America and around the world for an outstanding conference and networking programme.

Designed to stimulate thought, generate dialogue and explore the future of the business supplies sector, the highly interactive forum will feature keynotes, panel discussions and a series of roundtables. Practical takeaways will enable informed strategic decisions to succeed in whatever is the ‘new normal’.

Over the course of two days, Global Forum topics will include a close examination of the state of our sector. Experts will tackle the impact of inflation, new sales models, remote working and the workplace of the future, while an audience with tomorrow’s dealer leaders plus a vendor-led strategy review will put the spotlight firmly on industry peers. Setting the tone and getting the conversation going will be this year’s keynote which dives deep into The Age of Entropy – How Do We Plan In Chaos?

There is a lot to consider, learn and debate, and this forum is a unique opportunity to do just that

Time to talk

Following the unprecedented upheaval of the past couple of years, this is a critical must-attend event. The Global Forum brings together senior leaders from all channels – manufacturers, wholesalers, resellers and independent dealers from both traditional and non-traditional business products categories – to understand and analyse the transformation our sector is undergoing. And then plan for the future.

All under Chatham House rules, there will also be ample time to discuss these topics with peers during informal networking opportunities.

OPI CEO Steve Hilleard says: “To say that the world has changed considerably since the last OPI Global Forum in November 2019 would not be an exaggeration. As such, our next event in May cannot come soon enough for our senior executive audience which urgently needs to understand what the chaos of the past two years means for the future of the workplace products industry. There is a lot to consider, learn and debate, and this forum is a unique opportunity to do just that.”

Mark the date

The OPI Global Forum takes place from 22-24 May 2022 at the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, US.

For more details about the OPI Global Forum, visit opi.net/gf2022. If you would like to attend, please email OPI Chief Commercial Officer Chris Exner at chris.exner@opi.net.