As 2019 comes to an end, it is only right to look back on what has been another busy year. Whether in France, London, Germany, or the UK, we’ve shared many hours with our clients/friends, and international partners IBS and Woodland.
London Book Fair
With an extensive schedule of conferences, seminars, and awards, the London Book Fair returned in March. It again facilitated the networking of more than 25,000 publishing professionals.
We were back at stand 3C11 with our partners catching up with our brilliant clients, and meeting inspirational members of the industry.
With Brexit at the forefront of government discussion, we hosted our Brexit themed stand party on the Tuesday evening. This included our very own Brexit Survival Pack, containing essentials such as teabags and biscuits!
The 71st Frankfurter Buchmesse once again provided a global hub for the media and publishing industries, this year facilitating the engagement of 7,450 exhibitors and 302,267 visitors from 104 countries; an increase of 17,000 visitors on last years 70th anniversary fair.
Our time in the beautiful city of Frankfurt is never taken for granted. From our busy schedule of meetings to our annual stand party, we very much value every minute we get to spend with our valued clients and friends, and partners. This year was no different.
At the Office
From frosty mornings to sweltering summer days, our team have been busy throughout the year doing what we do best; processing over 3000 parcels per day and loading 50 plus trucks per week.
In addition to our regular operations, our US warehouse relocated, we upgraded a range of equipment and internal systems, launched our new website, our directors visited our partners AGD in France, and held a number of events throughout the year to raise money for various charities.
To summarize, 2019 not only brings an end to a year but also a decade.
In the last 10 years, we have largely grown and expanded our international coverage, service regularity, and knowledge, and can only thank you for your loyalty throughout this period. We strive to provide a high quality, reliable service to our clients, and will continue to do so in 2020 no matter the potential challenges facing the industry.
When we think of all the benefits of being in our business, we quickly think of our relationships with our great clients. Thank you for giving us the chance to do what we enjoy. From all of the team at WBS, we wish you a very Happy Holidays and look forward to a New Year full of exciting opportunities.