News: Pelikan Hubs 2016 Locations Announced

pelikan-hubs-header-2016While a month later than last year, Pelikan has finally announced their 2016 Hubs locations and have begun the process of notifying attendees and the location’s chosen hub masters.  Many of the cities listed should be familiar, having hosted past events, but there are several new comers this year as well.  A small hiccup resulted in a conspicuously absent London, United Kingdom but this was quickly rectified today.  Each year, the Pelikan Hubs project has grown.  Pelikan Hubs 2015 included 72 cities spanning 29 countries with approximately 1400 participants, a 56% growth over the event’s first year.  Year three proves to be even bigger in scope and participation.  While final numbers are subject to change, we are currently looking at 111 cities spanning 38 countries with 2116+ registered participants as of the time of this post.  That is a 51% increase in the number of participants over last year.   This year’s gathering will take place on September 16, 2016 at 6:30pm local time.  Pelikan really stepped up their efforts last year to improve upon the previous hub event so I anticipate some neat things in store for attendees but details have yet to be announced.  Even though locations and hub masters have been chosen, online applications will continue to be accepted through July 30th for those interested in participating (a link to register can be found at the bottom of this post).  You’d better hurry though as there are only three days left to register at the time of this post.  Attendance is by application only so even if you are unsure, I would urge you to submit an online application to secure your place.  Please do the same for any friend/spouse/pen loving stranger that you intend to bring with you.  For those of you who cannot attend, don’t forget to follow along via the hashtag #pelikanhubs on social media.

Pelikan Hubs 2016 Selected Cities:

Afghanistan:  Kabul
Australia:  Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Austria:  Fürstenfeld, Wien
Belgium:  Antwerpen, Brussels
Brazil:  Sao Paulo
Canada:  London, Sherbrooke, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg
Chile:  Santiago
China:  Beijing, Shanghai
Colombia:  Bogota
Czech Republic:  Prague
France:  Paris
Germany:  Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Köln, Mannheim, München, Münster, Nürnberg, Stuttgart
Greece:  Athens
Hong Kong:  Hong Kong
Hungary:  Budapest
India:  Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi
Ireland:  Dublin
Italy:  Palermo, Rome, Torino
Japan:  Tokyo
Lithuania:  Vilnius
Luxembourg:  Luxembourg
Malaysia:  Kuala Lumpur
Mexico:  Mexico City, Puebla
Netherlands:  Amsterdam
New Zealand:  Auckland, Christchurch
Philippines:  Cebu, Makati
Poland:  Katowice, Krakow, Lodz, Torun, Warsaw, Wroclaw
Portugal:  Lisbon
Singapore:  Singapore
Spain:  Barcelona, Madrid
Sweden:  Stockholm
Switzerland:  Zürich
Taiwan:   Hsinchu, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan, Taipei
Turkey:  Ankara, Istanbul
United Arab Emirates:  Abu Dhabi
United Kingdom:  Edinburgh, Hexham, Liverpool, London, Manchester
United States:  Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, St Louis, Washington D.C.
UPDATE 7/30/16:
Argentina: Buenos Aires

*Cities not included in last year’s event and new for 2016 are highlighted in RED

Pelikan Hubs Participants by Country

Data as of 7/27/16 & subject to change (click to enlarge)


Pelikan Hubs 2016 Top 55 Hubs

Graph depicts the top 55 attended Hubs locations (click to enlarge)


Pelikan Hubs 2016 Bottom 55 Hubs

Graph depicts the bottom 55 attended Hubs locations (click to enlarge)


Pelikan Hubs Growth 2014-16

Graph depicts growth of the Pelikan Hubs year over year from 2014-2016 (click to enlarge)


Pelikan Hubs 2016 Registration

11 responses

    • Seems like a few people have let the deadline slip their mind. I’m glad that you were able to register in time. Hopefully everyone who wants to attend will be able to get in. The hubs continue to show amazing growth year after year.


  1. Great analysis, Joshua. Visual graphs give an excellent overview. Playing devil’s advocate, some cities are suspicious high in numbers. I hope they are real Pelikan enthusiasts and not computer-generated email addresses just so to get the freebies from Pelikan and then turn around and sell them in eBay! (Sorry, I am ashamed to think like that, but the world is getting cynical when it comes to scheming for profit…) Another quick note, I am frankly lost among so many different social media sites, I wish Pelikan requires each Hub Master to submit a brief recap after the event and post them collectively at; so that we truly share this awesome experience around the world. Thanks again, look forward to reading your posts


    • Thanks! I think the graphs really help to break down the data, at least they do for me. Taiwan has always put up bigger numbers and the pics last year showed a good attendance from Tainan. I’d like to believe that the bulk of the numbers represent real enthusiast. I can understand getting lost amongst the different media sites. To your point, Pelikan does try to aggregate the different post via Walls.IO and have done so for a while now. You can check out the link here; Hopefully that might make it easier for you to follow along.


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  3. Hello, did anyone receive an email (in Chinese) from Shanghai Pelikan Hub Master (markhxm) asking to confirm participation? I signed up for San Francisco. Not sure why I am on their list …

    Joshua, you only have email addresses for your location, correct?


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