EOPA 2018 shortlist revealed

A group of senior executives from all channels in the business supplies industry came together in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, last Thursday for this year's European Office Products Awards (EOPA) judges meeting.

A group of senior executives from all channels in the business supplies industry came together in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, last Thursday for this year’s European Office Products Awards (EOPA) judges meeting. 

Now in their 17th year, the EOPA are firmly established as the ultimate accolade for businesses operating in Europe. And like every year, the panel of independent industry experts had a difficult – and highly interesting – day condensing a record number of nominations into the shortlist below. The number of categories has been tweaked and slightly shortened, in line with the ever-evolving nature of our industry and the judges’ consensus.

The winners of the 11 categories will be announced during a Gala Dinner on 6 March 2018 at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam during OPI’s Partnership event. 

For more information and to book your place at this special celebration dinner – open to anyone, not just attendees of Partnership – please visit www.opi.net/EOPA2018.

The shortlist: 

Product of the Year

  • ACCO Brands – Leitz MyBox
  • COLOP – ARSI Motivational Stamps
  • Fellowes Europe – Lotus Sit-Stand Workstation
  • Floortex Europe – AFS-TEX 5000 Anti-Fatigue System
  • Logitech – Spotlight

Video of the Year

  • Dams – 50th Anniversary
  • Krug & Priester – IDEAL Shredders: Quality 
  • Krug & Priester – IDEAL Shredders: Simplicity
  • Newell Brands – InkJoy Gel TV Campaign
  • VOW Europe – ‘It’s on the Way’ 

Wholesaler of the Year

  • Exertis Supplies
  • JGBM
  • Quantore
  • VOW Europe

Marketing Campaign

  • BIC – BIC 4 Colours Campaign #BICtemptations
  • Fellowes – Actively Working Well with the Sit-Stand Movement
  • Newell Brands – Sharpie Campaign in France
  • Pilot Pen France – Pilot Lens on Snapchat
  • WPC – Obłędne Dyktando

Initiative of the Year

  • Integra – Education Essentials Campaign
  • Integra – The Local Community Initiative
  • International Paper – HP Office ‘Pink Ream’
  • VOW Europe – Reviva

Vendor of the Year

  • 3M
  • Bi-silque
  • Fellowes Europe
  • Newell Brands
  • Safescan

Reseller of the Year – Sales under €100 million

  • Codex
  • Commercial 
  • Gerdmans
  • Officeday

Reseller of the Year – Sales over €100 million

  • Amazon
  • Bureau Vallée
  • Büromarkt Böttcher
  • Lyreco

Young Executive of the Year

  • Haley-mae Benton, Channel Sales Manager, Avery UK
  • Abdul Khamkar, EU Merchandising Manager, Office Depot
  • Steve Weston, Product Manager, Lyreco UK & Ireland

Professional of the Year & Industry Achievement

No shortlist – winners announced on the night

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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