The Quo Vadis story

Since 1954, Quo Vadis has been helping school children, students, adults and professionals plan their lives.

The company is continuously reinventing itself, using time as a source of inspiration and tirelessly reworking its planners.

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    Editions Quo Vadis is born

    Quo Vadis was founded in Marseille in 1954, when Dr Francis Georges Beltrami came up with his own personal way of structuring his time, a unique concept that gave him an overview of his week’s appointments at a glance. From a simple ink pad the Agenda Planing® was born: a tool that allowed him to view his entire week at a glance, and a concept that was to change his life forever. Soon after, he closed his practice, patented his design and set up the Editions Quo Vadis publishing house in Marseille.

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    The Ministre, Président and Affaires planners are launched

    The Ministre planner was the first in a long line of diaries, and gave way to the larger Agenda Planing®. In 1955, this format was available as the

    Président planner (21 x 27cm), followed by the Affaires planner (pocket-sized: 10 x 15 cm) in 1960.

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    The Quo Vadis planner was short-listed at the Musée du Louvre’s ‘Arts et Industries’ exhibition, and ultimately awarded the honorary prize that marked it out as one of the leading products of the 21st century.

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    The Textagenda is born

    Over the years, Quo Vadis expanded and experienced one thrilling development after the next. In 1964, the brand launched the Textagenda®, a page-a-day planner originally designed for self-employed professionals, which quickly became an iconic choice for students and school children. It has been a firm favourite with students of all ages ever since!

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    Worldwide success

    In 1966, the company took its first steps into the wider world. The famous Agenda Planing® was made available in English, German, Italian and Spanish and sold around the world. That same year, Quo Vadis produced corporate gifts for companies, and the first planners for Coca-Cola were made.


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    France's first consumer address

    Quo Vadis was the first French company to provide consumers with an address for contacting head office.

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    Quo Vadis joins the Exacompta-Clairefontaine group

    The company joined the famous stationery group Exacompta-Clairefontaine in 1999, with Jérôme Nusse appointed director of Quo Vadis.