The Quo Vadis story

For over 60 years now, 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.

  1. 1954

    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.

  2. 1955

    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.

  3. 1962

    Acclaim

    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.

  4. 1964

    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!

  5. 1966

    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.

     

  6. 1978

    France's first consumer address

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

  7. 1999

    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.