The stationery expo Insights-X is taking a break for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the feedback for Insights-X 2021 is already positive. Here is an overview of the exhibitors who are already looking forward to the actual stationery expo on site at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg.
Thorsten Paedelt, Managing Director Marketing & Sales
duo schreib & spiel supports the decision of Insights-X to postpone the 2020 expo to October 2021 in order to protect expo visitors and exhibitors. The demands placed on trade fairs have changed considerably thanks to the advance of digitalisation. These days, in addition to products, matters such as communication and personal interaction with industry partners take centre stage.
For us, Insights-X is an effective solution to the changing demands of the industry, combining as it does the essential cornerstones of "communication" and "information" with the products at the heart of the expo in a very special way. In the meantime, we shall make use of the digital alternatives that the trade fair has to offer and are already looking forward to welcoming trade visitors in person again at the duo stand at Insights-X 2021.
Charles Nusse, Managing Director
The timing of Insights-X is just perfect for our customers in terms of the back-to-school market, as it gives us the chance to present all our projects and innovations. We can clearly see the advantage of being able to present our products for the start of the new school year within a defined and also manageable time frame. In doing so, we can learn "live" from our customers what they think of our offers and how well they take them up, which enables us, therefore, to plan better for the coming year. At Insights-X, we particularly appreciate the atmosphere and the stress-free visits to the stands. Also, the visits of customers and the chance to exchange a few words with them is something we always look forward to.
Andreas Stark, Director Sales Germany – Sales Manager eCommerce Europe
Right from the start, Insights-X was the ideal trade fair for us. Its date in autumn is ideal because the figures and impressions after the back-to-school business are still fresh in our minds, and we can present our new products for the very first time there. Almost all important contact persons from the nearby European region already visit Insights-X and appreciate the high-quality discussions that take place there and the short distances between stands. The expo takes the suggestions and wishes of the exhibitors seriously and, depending on feasibility, actually implements them. We very much appreciate this flexibility. Besides the InsightsArena, the After Hour at the end of the first day of the fair is a real highlight. We have noted the postponement of the fair with regret, but we can understand the decision 100%. That’s why we are already looking forward to Insights-X 2021 – a date that should be noted in every diary – all the more.
Frank Wäsler, Sales Manager, Hama GmbH & Co KG
Since its launch, Insights-X has been a firm component of our roadshow for our Step by Step and Coocazoo brands, which we organise for the upcoming school season at a further 13 locations throughout Germany every year. The timing of the expo in early October in particular is very attractive for us. This is where we can present our innovations and trends for the new season to our customers on schedule. The expo needs a partnership-based framework, with a universally well-balanced range of products and services and costs. The easy-going atmosphere of Insights-X means you can allow yourself to spend a little more time on each appointment. This way, you can handle even larger meetings relating to seasonal items.
Michael Fortdran, Managing Director
I am fully behind Insights-X! For us, it is an important platform where we can present our product world to top buyers at the right time before any decisions are made. In 2021, the industry will finally re-unite once again at Insights-X.
With a year's break, we will certainly be able to provide new impulses and inspiration for the retail industry with a wealth of new product innovations. I am already looking forward to meeting and talking to customers, prospects and other manufacturers and to making our brands and product innovations come alive at the expo.
Stefan Matschke, Head of Sales Faber-Castell DACH region
Insights-X has established itself as an important platform and makes a decisive contribution to the successful development of the stationery industry. For us, the expo is ideal for planning the coming year on a professional footing with our customers. That’s because, during the four days of the expo, we have the chance to meet the industry's most important decision-makers, trade partners and multipliers and to present our concepts and innovations to them. Both retailers and manufacturers benefit equally from this dialogue. Insights-X is the showcase for the industry – especially for all the areas related to school and writing. That‘s why I am looking forward to enjoying goal-oriented talks with our partners again in 2021 and to all the informal meetings at the numerous supporting events of Insights-X.