Organizer and Partners
About AVG – Working Association Of Manufacturers And Publishers Of Greeting Cards
AVG. is a voluntary working association of the most important manufacturers and publishers of greeting cards in Germany. It was founded in Munich in 1972 in the legal form of an unincorporated association.
AVG. does not sell products, but assumes duties for their member companies which they cannot solve or only solve with difficulties such as market research, advertising, the industry’s representation at public authorities and exhibition companies as well as the greeting card’s promotion in every respect.
AVG represents the German manufacturers and publishers of greeting cards at an international working group to which the countries U.S.A., Canada, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, and others belong.
AVG considers itself also as advocate of the German greeting card market and contact partner for other groups engaged in this field. Requests of third parties submitted to AVG are passed on to the member companies. AVG is quite prepared to act as intermediary.
Paperworld – at the heart of the sector
Paperworld is the world's most important platform for information and communication in the national and international paper, stationery and office supplies sector. The leading international trade fair exhibits the latest products and trends in the paper, stationery and office supplies industry every year in Frankfurt am Main – at the last event 1,641 exhibitors from 61 different countries came to present themselves, their products and services at the show. Paperworld provides innovative business ideas for the wholesale, retail and specialist trades, for book dealers, internet and mail-order sellers and for trade and professional end consumers. With 42,152 buyers and trade visitors from 148 countries (80 percent come from outside Germany), Paperworld is the most international trade fair in its sector. The exhibition offers a huge range of products, both in breadth and depth, extending from office and school requisites, to gift items, packaging and printing accessories, including exclusive stationery products, as well as writing and drawing equipment for private and commercial use. Additionally, it also offers a varied event and congress programme, providing a wide variety of inspiration and sector know-how
Further information is available at: www.messefrankfurt.com
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's leading trade fair organisers, generating around € 550* million in sales and employing more than 2,200* people worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and around 50 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2014, Messe Frankfurt organised 120* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Comprising an area of 578,000 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.paperworld.messefrankfurt.com
* preliminary figures (2014)