OPI’s buyer and reseller event, Partnership, will now take place in the Netherlands next March.
OPI Partnership had been scheduled to be held this September, but the decision has now been taken to move it back a few more months. Therefore, it will now take place on 21-23 March 2022 at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam.
“Due to restrictions imposed by the Dutch government, at present it is very difficult for people from many different countries to enter the Netherlands,” commented OPI CEO Steve Hilleard. “In addition, the Netherlands is also currently rated as a high-risk area by many countries, notably Germany. While it is possible that the situation may improve in the next few weeks, we cannot be sure and reluctantly have decided to postpone now in order to give attendees clarity.”
He added: “However, we are extremely confident we will be able to hold a full and safe event in March 2022. The vaccination take-up across Europe has accelerated in recent weeks and that should mean a reduction in travel restrictions before long.”
There is some positive news to come out of the date change. It means that the 2022 European Office Products Awards (EOPA) will take place during Partnership. The EOPA presentation dinner will be held on 22 March in what promises to be a special evening as the European business products industry will once again be able to gather in person after an enforced two-year wait.
More details about Partnership and EOPA 2022 will be published on opi.net in the coming weeks.