On Friday, 27 July, Court Assistant Robert Flather chaired a meeting of Globalprint (Globalprint is the Global Association of National Trade Machinery Associations) at IGAS, the Japanese trade show in in Tokyo. There were delegations present from Japan, India, China, USA, Germany and the UK.
At the reception afterwards it became clear that most countries had sent delegations of two or three, and yet there were four Stationers at the meeting. It was the biggest Group! Gerard Heanue and Bettine Pellant were representing the UK. Kai Buntemeyer was part of the German delegation and Robert was there as President - although his term finished at the meeting. As Robert commented "Surely this demonstrates the global reach of Stationers!"
In the photo above you can see from left to right Court Assistant Robert Flather Liveryman Kai Büntemeyer, Court Assistant Gerard Heanue and Liveryman Bettine Pellant.