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Paperworld Middle East - Exhibition
Paperworld Middle East - Emirates Airlines


Paperworld Middle East and Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East, your dedicated dual trade fair for paper, stationery, and office supplies, along with gifts, accents, and lifestyle products, will now take place from 14 - 16 December 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. 

This move comes following regular contact with our stakeholders. From the feedback we’ve received, the move to December 2021 is widely supported by our customers, partners and trade associations. Paperworld Middle East, in its 10th edition, and the debut of Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East will now open doors at the same time as the Expo 2020 Dubai – a global mega event that’s expected to attract more than 25 million visitors during its six-month run from October 2021 to April 2022.

Look beyond paper.

Paperworld Middle East is the largest international trade exhibition for the stationery, paper, gifts and office supplies industry in the Middle East. In its 10th edition, the show will return with its full complement of international and local exhibitors, while the first edition of Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East will debut with some of the most innovative design-driven solutions for interior designers, distributors, and retailers of gifts and dining products, as well as finished leather goods.

Your safety

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Messe Frankfurt Middle East exhibitions are organised in compliance with the Dubai World Trade Centre’s ‘Venue Safe’ standards ensuring strict adherence to all safety and hygiene measures. Dubai World Trade Centre is certified with the Bureau Veritas (a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services) SafeGuard Label, which is awarded to a venue only when all requirements of a detailed audit are met.

Download the exhibitor guide here

Read more about safety guidelines here

Interested in exhibiting in 2021?

exhibitors and products at paperworld middle east

This is the ideal one-stop platform for professionals and businesses seeking to expand their network, explore opportunities, get updated with the latest trends and solutions while evaluating market trends and sharing expertise. 

For all the information you need on participating, please click here


Who visits the show

Paperworld Middle East - Who Should Visit
  • Distributors of office supplies, stationery, toys & games and gifts
  • Retailers & wholesalers, online retailers, department stores and supermarkets
  • Specialist retail trade including stationery, gift, hobby, art and book stores
  • Schools, universities and educational institutions
  • Buyers of corporate gifts, premiums and promotional products 
  • Office, procurement & purchasing managers of small, medium and large organization’s 

Read more here

Show sections

Office & Business Solutions

Office & Business Solutions

For businesses, small and large, as well as Office Managers that require stationery and office supplies.

School & Creative Solutions

School & Creative Solutions

For schools, universities, art studios, kindergartens as well as distributors & wholesalers of school articles and creative materials.

The Green Room

The Green Room

For businesses that are keen to ‘go green’ can explore a broad array of sustainable solutions.

Playworld Village

Playworld Village

For store managers, distributors, wholesalers looking to source toys, hobbies and baby products to sports equipment or children's furniture.

Gifts & Lifestyle

Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East

For those who are looking to source innovative design-driven solutions, finished leather goods or dining products.

Febis International, KENYA Vincent Ogola, Managing Director

“I own a distribution company in East Africa where I distribute Calidad inks and toners, I’ve been coming here for the last 5 years. I came to look for toner and paper as there is a very big market in Africa for these products.”

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