office* 2012 Exhibitor Show Highlights: office supplies, business services & training providers

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office* - the UK’s only dedicated event for PAs, office managers and executive support professionals - announces 2012 show highlights from exhibitors offering office equipment, products and supplies, business services, and professional training.

office* show, London, 12-13 September 2012

office* show, London, 12-13 September 2012

office*, the UK’s only dedicated event for PAs, office managers and executive support professionals, will return for its third edition next month with 175 exhibitors – including many of the UK’s biggest business-to-business suppliers.

Taking place on 12-13 September, at its new venue – the National Hall, Olympia, London, office* 2012 provides the best opportunity of the year for office professionals to meet innovative new business suppliers face to face, benefit from special ‘show only’ deals on 100’s of essential business purchases, enjoy live product demonstrations and research the best new products and services for their company and colleagues. The following is just a taste of what show press and visiting buyers can expect to see at this year’s office*.

  •     Office Equipment, Products & Supplies

PFU Imaging Solutions Europe, a Fujitsu company, will be showcasing their new ScanSnap S1300i scanner on stand 5003. With Scan-to-iPhone/iPad functionality introduced late last year, the new S1300i now supports Android-based smartphones and tablets. It also takes PFU’s Cloud offering further, with Scan-to-Dropbox delivering documents directly to the popular Dropbox service. New, compact and mobile, the S1300i scans up to 50% faster than previous models.

Dragons' Den Winners Magic Whiteboard are excited to be launching its new Erasable Clear Magic Sticky Notes at this year’s office* show. The World's first erasable self stick notes, users can write on these self stick notes with any dry marker, wipe clean and reuse. As they are clear, they are ideal for sticking to computer screens or windows (also available in white, pink and green, and in a large A4 size). Dragons' Den entrepreneur Deborah Meaden (who will hosting a free office* Keynote at 11.45am on Thursday 13 September) will also be visiting Magic Whiteboard’s stand 3045 during the show. Plus, a special show only ‘Buy 1 get 1 Free’ offer is available on all products.

The Keyboard Company (stand 5030) will be presenting the latest products by the market leaders in Mechanical Keyboards – Filco, and Cursor Control Devices – Contour Design. Unlike standard office keyboards, Filco combines high quality switches, steel mounted with full N-key Rollover; a must for superfast typists. Contours RollerMouse is an ergonomic alternative to the mouse that sits directly in front of the keyboard, which eliminates harmful movements and helps form safer working habits.

Renz UK Ltd will be exhibiting its latest quality German manufactured binding and laminating machines for the office sector on stand 5061. This also includes a range of binding consumables, including Renz non-tangle wire. Renz will also be showcasing its bespoke covers for pitches and presentations, which have proved very popular with PAs and Office Managers since its inception earlier this year.

Global Office Supplies (stand 4039) lead the way with consumables for the future. The new Perfect Green range of remanufactured toners lets you choose a product that will give you significant cost savings whilst also helping the environment. All toners have the same ink quality and page life as an OEM original toner and come with a three year warranty.

STABILO are an international manufacturer with a range of high quality writing instruments and highlighters, including the No1. STABILO BOSS. Visit stand 3000 to try the NEW STABILO SMARTball, an ergonomic stylish ballpoint pen with integrated touch screen stylus. Having just received a Reddot design award, the new SMARTball bridges the gap between the analogue and digital worlds with a flick of the wrist. Perfect to type, write, slide, navigate, sketch and play, the SMARTball stylus works on all devices with touch-screen displays (including Smartphones, iPhones and iPads).

First time office* exhibitors Armor Office Printing (stand 3031) will be showcasing its new Samsung family of LASER black cartridges, which are mainly used for the printer SAMSUNG ML 3710 – one of the best selling printers in the UK (Armor product references: K15446/K15447/K15448). They will also be introducing their ‘Entry Level’ BROTHER monochrome cartridges range, compatible for TN-2210, TN-2220 and DR2200 UK (Armor product references: K15465/ K15417/ K15418).

The remarkably clever and stylish Nespresso Zenius is the easiest, most efficient and most cost-effective way of delivering an exceptional cup of coffee to your clients and employees. Nespresso’s most technologically advanced business-to-business coffee machine uses an integrated SIM card to communicate with Nespresso to anticipate capsule replenishment and machine maintenance, delivering services before you even know you need them. Zenius is the ideal coffee solution for companies looking for design, quality and simplicity (stand 2043).

Jeans for Genes Day (stand 5002) is pleased to announce a new printer cartridge recycling partnership with one of Europe’s largest office supplies companies, OfficeXpress (stand 1033). The scheme aims to raise £5,000 by getting businesses recycling to help change the world for children with genetic disorders. Jeans for Genes Day (the official charity of office*) and OfficeXpress will be calling on office* visitors to get their businesses to recycle their empty toner cartridges instead of throwing them away. The service is free, it reduces landfill and every penny raised will provide funding for the vital care and support of children with genetic disorders across the UK.

  •     Business to Business Services

Pen Heaven (stand 1031) specialise in engraved pens and personalised leather journals; and have a wide range to suit most budgets. With state of the art technology and dedication to customer service, penheaven.co.uk has attracted many blue-chip corporate gift enquiries. Successful past projects have included clients such as Häagen-Dazs, William Hill, Phantom of the Opera and CNN.

“office is the perfect environment for Pen Heaven to demonstrate our offers and expertise to our target market,” says Pen Heaven’s managing director Keith Cole.

Imagine having a fabulously fresh and fragrant bouquet of flowers delivered direct to your desk every month! eFlorist will be attending office* for the first time this year and to mark the occasion they are offering visitors the chance to win free flowers for a year on stand 3036. eFlorist will also be showcasing its new 2012 range of festive hampers and gifting solutions available to all corporate clients from October. Choose from a great selection of products and price points – create a gourmet hamper with classic Port & Stilton, Champagne & Truffles, a New World Wine Duo or even a Tower of Chocolate!

Launched earlier this year, EAT. Delivers good, fresh uncomplicated food direct to your business. Choose from a selection of freshly prepared sandwich, baguette or bloomer platters, fresh salads, cakes and pastries – perfect for office meetings and events with free same day delivery. Register your details at the office* show (stand 4046) to claim a free EAT. goody bag.

RWS Translations have increased the range of interpreting services they offer for business, conferences and public services. Interpreting in most languages (including British Sign Language), services now include: Consecutive (liaison) interpreting for one-to-one or small groups; Simultaneous interpreting for conferences and multilingual business meetings; and Telephone interpreting for urgent requirements via a conference call. Specialist equipment for meetings/conferences can also be provided, including booths, radio-microphones and headsets etc (stand 4011).

There’s a new courier in town. Spreading South, having supplied Northern Professionals for 18 years, Mail Box Express (stand 4062) offers good old fashioned service at reasonable rates and only supplies door to door couriers. But it doesn’t stop there, they will collect and pay for anything from your dry cleaning to a present for a loved one. A right hand man when you need one.

  •     Professional Training & Education

Celebrity PAs, Merryl Futerman and Josephine Green (founders of PA Access All Areas) will be introducing office* visitors to their boutique training courses, which lift the lid on life as a Showbiz PA. With 25 years combined experience, they’ll be sharing their tips and tools to help make every PAs life easier. In addition to hosting a free Keynote entitled ‘Corporate V Celebrity PA’ at 2.15pm on Thursday 13 September; they will also be running a competition throughout the event, with prizes from their celebrity bosses and contacts, on stand 5008.

Sometimes a day’s course is just not enough, which is why TodaysPA.co.uk is delighted to launch its new 5 Day PA Academy – The Ultimate Week of PA Training! Choose all five days for the ultimate experience or pick and mix your combination. It really is your PA course, your way! Options include: Day 1 – The Assertive PA; Day 2 – Outlook Masterclass; Day 3 – Word, Excel and PowerPoint Masterclass; Day 4 – Managing Successful Projects & Events; and Day 5 – Taking Minutes. Days 2 and 3 will be showcased at office* on stand 5011.

In celebration of its 175th Anniversary, Pitman Training is inviting office* guests to attend an Office Party on stand 6033. With cupcakes, gift bags and an entertaining surprise, this is set to be far from your standard exhibition experience. To mark the anniversary and showcase how Pitman has evolved across the years, they’ve put together a commemorative book, which includes a few stories from students along with the latest new course additions.

“Having exhibited in the past, we’ve chosen this year to use the event as a celebration of our 175th anniversary amongst the many top secretaries, PAs and executives who have inspired us on our mission to revolutionise the office industry,” says Pitman Training’s marketing manager Jamila Juma-Ware.

For 12 years, Heather Baker (founder of Baker Thompson Associates Limited, stand 5012) has been enabling PAs and administrators to enhance their careers and become real assets to their organisations through relevant, relaxed and effective workshops and individual coaching sessions. Topics range from speedwriting, minute taking, business writing and reception skills to administrators’ workshops and PA masterclasses. Heather is also the creator of the BakerWrite speedwriting system and the author of two Amazon bestselling books.

Reed Learning is one of the UK's leading training organisations, offering an industry-leading array of PA courses and qualifications. Anyone attending office* 2012 will get a unique opportunity to take advantage of Reed Learning's expertise. Reed Learning’s experts will give live video responses to real questions from PAs via twitter (#askreedlearning) and YouTube. If you've got a question about any aspect of being a PA, come to stand 1001 for the answers. Reed Learning will also be running seminars throughout both days at office*, in its own dedicated theatre (book sessions online in advance at http://www.officeshow.co.uk).

Hemsley Fraser offer over 250 training courses, which are available as scheduled events throughout the UK or as in-company events that can be tailored to an organisation’s needs. All training courses are relevant, highly engaging, interactive and above all enjoyable. Hemsley Fraser will be running seminars throughout both days at office*, in its own dedicated theatre – with topics including Minute Taking; Managing Multiple Bosses; Memory Skills; and Managing Difficult Situations (book online in advance at http://www.officeshow.co.uk). They will also be running a prize draw on stand 6049 for office* visitors to win a free place at their Autumn Secretarial, PA and Administrator Conference, which is always a big hit with delegates (available dates are 1 October and 21 November in London, and 8 November in Bristol).

For further information and to register for a free entry pass to office* 2012, which includes free entry to the Keynote Theatre and new office* Interactive Theatre, please visit http://www.officeshow.co.uk and use priority code OFF119 where prompted (https://secure.smartregister.co.uk/events/divcom/2012/Office/start.aspx?code=OFF119).

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Notes:

  •     Diversified Business Communications UK (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton. In addition to office*, Diversified UK’s portfolio includes the Service Desk & IT Support Show, Natural & Organic Products Europe, Natural Products Scandinavia, lunch!, camexpo, Natural Products magazine and the Natural Beauty Yearbook.
  •     Diversified UK is part of Diversified Business Communications, a leading international media company, with a successful portfolio of sector leading exhibition, conferences, publications and websites.

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