Top Drawer

A/W, 10—12 September 2017 | Olympia London

| S/S, 14—16 January 2018



We bring you PaperFest to the world class Greetings & Stationery section.

PaperFest provides you with a truly inspiring space combining talks and creativity at the heart of Greetings & Stationery, returning for the S/S17 edition of Top Drawer. The event is free to attend. 

Launched in 2012 in Clerkenwell by Abigail Warner, PaperFest started as a niche, rustic event and became an international sell out. The A/W16 speakers included Sophie Conran, and Kirsty Whyte of Heals plus Selfridges, Urbanic and many more.

PaperFest will continue to be closely supported by paper connoisseurs, G. F Smith.

We are hosting PaperFest over the full three days of Top Drawer 15 - 17 January 2017. To register, please click here. Once registered, you can drop in on the date/s that work best for you.


PaperAwards 2017

The PaperAwards will be returning at the S/S17 edition of Top Drawer in January. Launched at the September show, the PaperAwards is an initiative to support and recognise the creativity and innovation of our Greetings & Stationery exhibitors.

What makes these awards really exciting is that YOU decide the winners. The expert judging panel will determine the shortlist:

  • Rina Bhansali, Merchandise Manager, Harrods
  • Kirsty Whyte, Product & Design Manager, Heals 
  • Lizzie Bachelor, Stationery and Seasonal Buyer, John Lewis 
  • Clare Sprigings, Stationery and Seasonal Buyer, Selfridges
  • Mark Jessett, Paper Consultant, GF Smith
  • Abigail Warner, Founder & Owner, Abigail Warner & PaperFest
  • Alejandra Campos, Show Director, Top Drawer


The three categories in this year's PaperAwards are Exciting Use of Colour, Emotive Design and Engaging Print. You will have the opportunity to meet the winners and finalists and see their artwork displayed right in the heart of the Greetings & Stationery area at Top Drawer. Join us and experience the very best of this inspiring sector. 


About PaperFest S/S 2017

We are hosting PaperFest over the full three days of Top Drawer from the 15th to 17th January. Once you have registered - you will be able to drop in on the date that works best for you.

And we don’t have to pay for the tickets?

That’s correct, we have brought the event in-house into an existing event which allows us to to offer the new format to you on a complimentary basis – just register using this link

Because we aren’t charging you, we won’t be offering any refreshments, lunch, snacks, gifts or goody bags.

When I’ve got my invitation - what do I need to bring with me?

Aside from your lovely self - wear something comfortable. Bring your business cards as there will be plenty of opportunities to network and don’t forget a notebook and your phone charger!

Will there be a social?

We’re planning on a social on one of the nights, further details to follow.

What’s the nearest tube?

Kensington Olympia – but you can visit the full public transport information on the Olympia site.

What about any hotel recommendations?

We’re super close to the Hilton Olympia. Plus, receive exclusive hotel deals here

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