NYNOW February 2017 Critical Dates & Deadlines

NYNOW February 2017 Critical Dates & Deadlines

 

SHOW MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
January 6 Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Form Show Management
January 6 Certificate of Insurance Show Management
January 6 Insurance for Purchase Marsh/TotalEvent
January 13 Helium Balloon Request Show Management
January 13 Wastebasket Request Form Show Management
FREEMAN FORMS
January 11 Accent on Design Enhancements Freeman
January 11 Carpet Freeman
January 11 Standard and Custom Accessories Freeman
January 11 Digital Graphics and Hanging Signs Freeman
January 11 Discounted Hard wall Package Freeman
January 11 Display Labor Order Form Freeman
January 11 Enhanced Booth Sign Freeman
January 11 Furnishings Form Freeman
January 11 Hanging Signs Freeman
January 11 Material Handling Freeman
January 11 Rental and TotalFlex Exhibits Freeman
JAVITS FORMS
January 14 Booth Catering Javits
January 14 Cleaning Service Javits
January 14 Electrical Service Javits
January 14 Plumbing Service Javits
January 14 Telecommunications Service Javits
SHIPPING
Refer to Form International Freight Shipments Phoenix International
February 1-4 Shipments Direct to Show Site Freeman
January 3 –25 Shipments to Warehouse Freeman
VENDOR FORMS
Prior to Show Audio Visual MetroMultiMedia
January 13 Display Cases American Fixture/Levin
December 30 International Booth Furnishings FB International
Prior to show Floral Big Apple Florist
December 27 Foam Board/Grids/Shelving (tiered) Manny Stone Decorators
Prior to show Hotel and Travel onPeak
December 8/December 23 Lead Retrieval (tiered pricing) Experient
Prior to Show Photographer Scott Rudd Photography
Prior to Show Security A&M Professional Security Consultants

 

 

NYNOW August 2016

EXHIBIT HOURS

*The Show hours for all sections, EXCEPT Handmade® Designer Maker and Handmade®  Global Design are:

Sunday – Tuesday August 21 –  August 23  9:00 AM   –     6:00 PM Wednesday August 24  9:00 AM   –  2:00 PM

Handmade® Designer Maker and Handmade® Global Design are:

Saturday – Monday August 20 –  August 22   9:00 AM   –   6:00 PM Tuesday  August 23   9:00 AM   –   5:00 PM

EXHIBIT MOVE OUT *EXCEPT Handmade® Designer Maker and Handmade®  Global Design are:

Wednesday August 24 2:00 PM   –   11:59 PM

Thursday  August 25  7:00 AM   –     4:00 PM

Friday August 26   8:00 AM   –  2:00 PM

 

The closing hours are as follows:

Handmade® Designer Maker and Handmade® Global Design exhibits Tuesday, August 23, at 5:00

PM HOME (includes Accent on Design®, Home Furnishings + Textiles Wednesday, August 24, at 2:00 PM and Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares)

LIFESTYLE (includes Baby + Child, Gift, Personal Accessories) Wednesday, August 24, at 2:00 PM and Personal Care + Wellness) Artisan Resource® Wednesday, August 24, at 2:00 PM

 

 

In order to manage an efficient move-in operation, freight will be accepted on a targeted schedule. Please refer to the color-coded Freight Target Check-In/Move-In Floor Plan for your targeted date and time. Click on the freight target check-in schedule floor plan below that corresponds with your booth location.

Freight Target Check-In Schedule –

Level 1- Booths 5000-8800 Freight Target Check-In Schedule –

Level 3- Booths 1000-4300 Freight Target Check-In Schedule – Javits Center North (Handmade Designer Maker)

Freight Target Check-in Schedule – River Pavilion (Handmade Global Design)
Exhibitor access will terminate at 6:00 PM each set-up day. Set-up hours are as follows:  Exhibitors with a targeted freight date of Wednesday may begin set-up on Wednesday, August 17, after your target date time and after the receipt of your freight.  Exhibitors with a targeted freight date of Thursday may begin set-up on Thursday, August 18, after your target date time and after the receipt of your freight.  Exhibitors with a targeted freight date of Friday may begin set-up on Friday, August 19, after your target date time and after the receipt of your freight.  Exhibitors may set up on Saturday, August 20, from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. (Except Handmade exhibits).  Neither setting up nor unpacking will be permitted after 5:00 PM on Saturday night to allow for the removal to storage of all cases and crates and the laying of aisle carpet. 

Please Note: All cross aisles, the 1700, 2300, 2600, 2900, 3200, 3500, and the 3800 aisles on Level 3 and the7100, 7400, 7800, and 8300 aisles on Level 1 and the 9500 aisle in Javits Center North are designated as NO FREIGHT AISLES. No exhibitor material will be allowed in these aisles except crates or containers marked with empty labels.

 

Exhibit Design  All exhibit displays should be designed and erected in a manner that will withstand normal contact or vibration caused by neighboring exhibitors, hall laborers, or installation/dismantling equipment, such as fork lifts. Displays should also be able to withstand moderate wind effects that may occur in the exhibit hall when freight doors are open. Refer to local building codes that regulate temporary structures.  Exhibitors should ensure that any display fixtures such as tables, racks, or shelves are designed and installed properly to support the product or marketing materials to be displayed.  All Multi-Level and Covered exhibits require a plan that is signed, sealed (with official seal) and dated by a registered architect or engineer and a certificate of flame retardant materials submitted to show management and the facility at least 60 days in advance.  Helium balloons are NOT allowed on the show floor at any time and should not be used in the design of the exhibit space or be distributed.

Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC)  If exhibitors wish to use an Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC), the following rules and regulations must be adhered to by the exhibitor and the EAC. THESE RULES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. The exhibitor must complete the online exhibitor appointed contractor form. Completion of this form qualifies as acceptance that the EAC will abide by all rules and regulations, especially those as contained herein for EAC.   The EAC shall refrain from placing an undue burden on the official service contractors by interfering, in any way, with the official contractor’s work.  The EAC will not solicit business at the event.  The EAC is responsible for adhering to all rules and regulations requiring badging. EAC must wear badges at all times.  If the EAC, in any way, disrupts the orderly conduct of business by any of the official contractors, or impairs the smooth installation and dismantling of the event, the EAC will immediately cease such disruption or be removed from the event site. Show management will have the final decision in such instances.  The EAC who provides installation and dismantling services will be sent the proper information from show management upon receipt of request by the authorizing exhibitor.  Show management will give authorization to the EAC to provide installation and dismantling services to the exhibiting firm upon receipt of:  Certificate of insurance for workers’ compensation and employers’ liability, comprehensive general liability and automobile liability insurance.  The workers’ compensation and employers’ liability insurance must provide a minimum limit of (recommended $500,000 USD) and meet the requirements established by the state in which the event is being held.  Comprehensive general liability coverage must provide at least (recommended $1 million USD per occurrence /$2 million USD general aggregate) in coverage and shall name show management, the sponsoring associations, the event owners, the official contractor and the facility as additional insured.  Automobile liability should include all owned, non-owned and hired vehicles with limits of (recommended $500,000 USD) bodily injury and (recommended $500,000 USD) property damage liability.  Show management must receive the certificate of insurance no later than 30 days prior to the commencement of installation.  In performing work for their clients, the EAC shall cooperate fully with the official contractors and shall comply with existing labor regulations or contracts as determined by the commitments made and obligations assumed by show management in any contracts with the official contractors.  Failure to comply with these regulations will result in refusal or loss of authorization to perform services and immediate removal from the event site.  Services ordered on behalf of exhibitors by EAC’s or other third parties must be so authorized in writing by the exhibitor. Payment for all services will be the responsibility of the exhibitor.

Install/Dismantle  Installation and Dismantlement  Materials for an exhibit display may not be delivered to the exhibition facility before the official move-in period.  Under no circumstances will the delivery or removal of any exhibit or portion thereof be permitted during the exhibition without permission first being secured from show management.  No displays may be dismantled prior to the official closing of the exhibition. Such activity will be considered a violation of these rules and regulations.  All materials must be removed from the facility by the end of the official move-out period. (Official move-in, move-out, and exhibition dates and times may be subject to change. Show management will notify exhibitor of official dates, times and any changes.)  Show management reserves the right to assign specific days to exhibitor for delivery of equipment and/or display items. Failure by exhibitor to abide by such delivery schedule shall obligate that exhibitor to pay all charges incurred for labor as a result of the disruption of the delivery schedule.  Labor  Labor jurisdiction and union rules are determined by the facility, state and municipality in which the exhibition is held. Where union contracts exist with service contractors, exhibitor must acknowledge union jurisdictions and conform to those contracts and use of the union personnel involved.  Skilled and unskilled labor as needed or required can be arranged through the official service contractor at established rates.  Arrangements should be made in advance.  Exhibitors who are eligible to set up their own display according to union guidelines must typically utilize full-time employees of the company and proof of employment may be requested.  Review the exhibitor manual for specifics on union guidelines and restrictions.

EXHIBIT BUILDING    Exhibit building labor is done by JKJCC Apprentice and Journeyman Carpenters. They are responsible for uncrating and crating exhibits, building and dismantling all exhibits and booths, laying carpets and other floor covering, hanging nonelectric signs, banners and drapes, and distributing contractor owned or leased furniture and other standardized equipment. The following exceptions apply: NEW! Exhibitors may install and dismantle their exhibits, and lay carpet/floor covering as long as:  Booth size is 250 square feet or less and work can be done without tools. Exhibitors may unpack, pack and arrange their merchandise and products in their exhibit. Those performing the work above must be employees of the exhibiting company and must carry identification to verify that fact.  Exhibitors may be able to erect and dismantle “pop-up” displays and booths which do not exceed twenty-five (25) feet in length and can be erected and/or dismantled by employees of the exhibiting company, using no tools. A “pop up” display at the Javits Center is defined as a self-contained unit which can be hand-carried by one employee. The Center may issue more detailed rules on this from time to time.

Exhibitors may unpack, pack and arrange their merchandise in their exhibit.
When unsafe set-up or dismantle conditions exist, JKJCC may elect to suspend the exceptions listed above and Javits exhibit building labor will complete the work at exhibitor expense.

FREIGHT MOVING    Freight moving labor is handled by JKJCC Teamsters. They are responsible for loading and unloading, moving and delivering exhibitor freight to and from the exhibitor’s booth. However, certain items may be brought into the JKJCC through the front of the building by exhibitors. If your POV (personally owned vehicle) fits one of the descriptions listed below and there is a qualified driver with the vehicle at all times, you may carry certain items into the JKJCC. Suitable vehicles for the self-service hand carry unloading procedure are:
 Automobiles  Mini vans  Econoline vans  Sport Utility Vehicle Box/cube trucks and vans, or trailers hitched to the above vehicles are prohibited in the self-service hand carry unloading areas. There must be someone representing the exhibitor with the vehicle at all times. There is a 30 minute unloading and loading time. All items brought in through the front of the building must fit into the following categories:
 An exhibitor may hand carry items or use nothing larger than a two-wheeled baggage cart (rubber or plastic wheels only) to move items.  Hanging clothes racks with four wheels are allowed for moving hanging garments.  Exhibitors must use the doors and routes designated by show management.  The persons moving items must have identification showing that they are employees of the exhibiting company.

JAVITS CENTER REMINDS CUSTOMERS ABOUT HAND CARRY POLICY TO MINIMIZE TRAFFIC CONGESTION 
The Javits Center is the busiest convention center in the United States, and as a result, their operations can have a major impact on the surrounding community. As Manhattan’s West Side continues to evolve with new developments, clients of the Javits Center must make every effort to minimize our impact on neighboring streets during move-in and move-out periods.
Recent traffic congestion concerns around the Javits Center have increased traffic enforcement by City agencies. In order to alleviate these concerns, the Javits Center is re-issuing their hand carry policy to all concerned. The hand carry policy, which is outlined below, is designed to maximize exhibitor move in and minimize traffic congestion.
Exhibitors are reminded that the west side of 11th Avenue is officially designated a City bus lane, and vehicles illegally parked will be subject to a fine and/or vehicle towing by the New York City Police Department (NYPD). For move-in and/or move-out periods during large trade shows, the Javits Center will often request assistance from the NYPD to facilitate curbside standing of personal vehicles and small vans along the west side of 11th Avenue between West 34th Street and West 40th streets. However, this does not grant immunity from potential ticketing or vehicle towing to customers who ignore the regulations established by the Javits Center in conjunction with the NYPD and other regulatory agencies.

The Javits Center Hand Carry Policy is as follows:

Approved During Hand Carry Operations:
 Individuals moving these items must be employees of the exhibiting company and must carry identification to verify their position;  Exhibitors moving items must use doors and routes designated by event management;  Hand-carried items can be brought in through the front of the building (east side) and at specified times, the north side, as long as traffic regulations are obeyed;  Exhibitors may use nothing larger than a two-wheeled baggage cart (plastic or rubber wheels only) to move their items;  Hanging clothing racks with four wheels are allowed for moving hanging garments;  Pop-up displays – equal or less than 10 feet in length and capable of being carried by hand by one person – may be brought into the building; and  The Javits Center reserves the right to search any box, bag, container, crate, etc. to ensure full compliance with the building’s regulations.

Prohibited During Hand Carry Operations:
 Power tools, ladders or any other type of carpenter/construction equipment are not permitted in the building, unless specific written approval is obtained in advance;  Any freight from a vehicle larger than an Econoline van;  Any freight moved on equipment larger than a two-wheeled baggage cart;  Any freight that cannot be hand carried by one person; and  Any freight moved by a moving or freight company, contractor or any persons other than Javits Center freight handlers or direct employees of an exhibiting company engaged in approved hand carry operations.
On the west side of 11th Avenue between 34th Street and 40th Street:
 Hand carry operation hours are specific and designated by event management;  Loading and unloading of vehicles is limited to vehicles no larger than an Econoline van;  All vehicles are allocated 30 minutes, and the time limit will be strictly enforced;  All vehicles must be parked alongside the curb, and double parking is strictly prohibited;  All vehicles must be attended at all times by a licensed driver;  Parking or standing on the east side of 11th Avenue is strictly prohibited;  Exhibitors recommend pack all exhibit items before staging a vehicle curbside; and  Failure to follow the above regulations may lead to a fine and/or vehicle towing.
On the Inner Roadway along 11th Avenue:

 Hand carry operation hours are specific and designated by show management;  Access granted to exhibitors only during a specified time frame  Access granted to exhibitors on a first-come, first-serve basis;  Only vehicles with two licensed drivers will be granted entry;  All vehicles must be attended at all times by a licensed driver;  Loading and unloading of vehicles is limited to vehicles no larger than an Econoline van;  All vehicles are allocated 30 minutes, and the time limit will be strictly enforced;  Recommend exhibitors pack all exhibit items before parking a vehicle; and  Any vehicle left unattended will be towed at the owner’s expense.

ADVANCE SHIPMENTS TO FREEMAN WAREHOUSE

Freeman will accept shipments beginning JULY 18, 2016  Shipments delivered after deadline date, AUGUST 10, 2016 will be charged a late arrival fee. For exhibitors requiring shipments in advance of the receiving dates at the Convention Center, please contact Freeman Exhibit Transportation or a carrier of your choice to make shipping arrangements to the Freeman warehouse.  Shipments will be received Monday thru Friday 8:00AM – 2:30PM, stored up to 30 days, and delivered to receiving platform at the Convention Center. Each shipment received is considered separately. No cumulative weights will be allowed on minimums. Uncrated material will not be accepted at the warehouse (boxed and most palletized/shrink wrapped shipments will be accepted).
RATES for Advance Shipment to Freeman Warehouse: Warehouse Shipment (200 lb. minimum) Crated or Skidded Shipment……………………………………………………. Cost $  43.00 86.00 Special Handling Shipment (UPS/Federal Express)…………………….$  55.90  111.80 Small Package – Maximum weight is 30 lbs Per Shipment …………………………………………………………………………$  44.45 *A small package shipment is a shipment totaling any number of pieces with a combined weight not to exceed 30 lbs that is received on the same day, from the same shipper and delivered by the same carrier.
ADDITIONAL SURCHARGES: Shipment Delivered after Deadline Date (in addition to above rates) Warehouse Shipment after AUGUST 10, 2016 ……………………………$  21.50 43.00
For advance shipments to warehouse please address shipments as follows: NAME OF EXHIBITING COMPANY BOOTH Number(s) NY NOW Freeman 1 Railroad Place Maspeth, NY 11378 (No. 1 of________ and up)  Please contact Freeman Exhibit Transportation at (800) 995-3579 to receive rate information. New England Motor Freight can provide local and regional delivery services.  Please call them at (888) 303-3939.

 

When it comes to making your exhibit stand out on the show floor, we have you
covered. Freeman offers several color options in both classic and prestige carpet
designed to fit the requirements of your exhibit space.
Freeman uses only colorfast carpet, making it a consistent, matching shade every time.
Freeman’s carpet is manufactured with recycled material.
All of our carpet padding is manufactured with 90−95% recycled foam and is 100% recyclable.

Freeman’s prestige carpet combines plush comfort with durable soil and stain resistance, perfect for high-traffic areas. Five popular colors are available in a luxurious 40-ounce weight and all nine designer colors are available in a 28-ounce weight.
Freeman’s prestige carpet packages include new, 10-foot-wide carpet, delivery, Visqueen covering, installation, carpet tape, carpet removal and all carpet material handling fees. Price includes environmentally friendly disposal of carpet after usage.  Foam carpet padding is available for a minimal fee. If you have a large order, please contact us to see if volume discounts may apply.
custom options Prestige carpets can also be customized to fit your exhibit needs with unique logos, patterns and borders. Call the phone number on the Quick Facts for assistance.
custom cut Freeman classic carpet is available in a range of colors and includes delivery, Visqueen covering, installation, carpet tape, carpet removal and all carpet material handling fees. Foam carpet padding is available for a minimal fee. If you have a large order, please contact us to see if volume discounts may apply.
standard cut Our classic carpet comes in a variety of sizes. Prices include delivery, installation, carpet tape, carpet removal and all carpet material handling fees. Foam carpet padding and Visqueen covering are available for a minimal fee.  Actual colors may vary slightly.

creating visual excitement Quality graphics contribute significantly to the impact of your exhibit. Vivid colors and sharp images attract attention, build traffic, and communicate messages more effectively. Freeman has invested in the latest printing technology and has the skills to provide you with the finest digital graphic reproduction available.
state-of-the-art capabilities Freeman can provide four-color, photo-quality, high-resolution digital printing in virtually any size for banners, signage, exhibit graphics, and more. Each Freeman location has stand-alone printing capabilities, and all are supported by the  Corporate Graphics Center for special requirements. Last minute repairs and replacements are handled efficiently through our nationwide resources.
superior quality control Electronic file transfer, in-house printing, and company-wide standardization of procedures allow us to control quality, cost and scheduling for our customers on a nationwide basis.
depth of resources • VUTEK™ and Salsa printers provide large format, four-color, high-resolution digital printing of single and double-sided banners up to 10′ wide and virtually any size with seams. • Encad printers provide digital processing of banners up to 5′ wide without seams. • All Freeman operations use the same printers, software, ink, adhesives, and laminates for continuity. • Seaming, grommeting, lamination, and mounting are handled in-house. • A variety of fabrics are available, including nylon, vinyl, and mesh materials. • Computer-aided graphic design for your assistance.
freeman specializes in the digital graphic reproduction and installation of: • Suspended banners • Logo reproduction • Accent graphic photo panels • Backlit displays and murals • Large format signage and banners • four-color carpet image printing
questions? Call customer service

Our goal is to provide you with the best possible quality graphics for your event or exhibit. You can help us in that effort by providing digital art files using the following guidelines. If you are sending us completed, print-ready files, please pass the following information on to your graphics designer or art department. Two overall considerations for submitting acceptable artwork involves proper resolution or size of the file to avoid poor quality images, and proper color matching information and proofs to ensure accurate color reproduction.

When it comes to installation and dismantling of exhibits, no one does it better than Freeman. With over 80 years of experience, our group of specialists is ready to assist you with all of your exhibit requests, from beginning to end.
Whether you choose to supervise or you need the assistance of a full-time Freeman employee, we can meet all your needs, from shipping and storage to emergency on-site repairs to basic installation and dismantling to support service  coordination including electrical, furnishings and more. Freeman has the resources and the capabilities to help you have the most successful show experience possible.
installation and dismantling services available Freeman will work closely with you to coordinate every phase of your trade show participation, including: • Preplanning and budget consultation • Support service coordination – electrical, furnishings, floral and more • Shipping and storage management • On-site supervisors with dedicated floor managers • Skilled labor and technicians for installation and dismantling • Full, in-house carpentry • Graphics production • Emergency repairs and refurbishing • Postshow evaluations • Multiple show coordination
Supervise any labor yourself, or if you need assistance, Freeman I&D experts will do it for you.
if you use Freeman staff Exhibits can be set up prior to your arrival under the direction of Freeman I&D supervisors. We charge 30% of the total labor charge, with a minimum $45 fee.
if you supervise yourself Installation – Your labor supervisor must check in at the exhibitor service center to pick up laborers. Upon completion of work, your supervisor must return to the exhibitor service center to release the laborers. Start time is guaranteed only when labor is requested for the start of the working day.
Dismantling – When scheduling dismantling labor, be sure to allow time for empty containers to be returned to the booth after the close of your show. Start time is guaranteed only when labor is requested for the start of the working day.
questions? For questions and assistance with labor estimates, call customer service at the number listed on Quick Facts.  For fast, easy ordering

Carpenter Labor Straight Time: Mon – Fri (first 8 hours of the worke ’s shift, regardless of time of day) …………………….$ 173.35 Overtime: (after first 8 hours of the worke ’s shift, regardless of time of day) and Saturdays …………….$225.05  Double Time: Sundays and Holidays ………………………………………………………………………………….$270.45     • Price is per person/per hour. • Start time guaranteed only at start of working day • One hour minimum per man – labor thereafter is charged in half (1/2) hour increments • Supervisor must check in at Service Desk to pickup labor • Labor must be canceled in writing, 24 hours in advance to avoid a one (1) hour cancellation fee per worker • When scheduling dismantle labor, be sure to allow sufficient time for empty containers to be returned t your booth.

 

AUDIO VISUAL/ COMPUTER MetroMultiMedia 115 Moonachie Ave Moonachie, NJ 07074 (201) 340-2290 FAX (201) 340-2108 CLEANING Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001-1188 (212) 216-2090  FAX (212) 216-4169 www.javitscenter.com services@javitscenter.com DISPLAY CASE RENTALS American Fixture & Display/Levin Showcase 15-04 130th Street College Point, NY 11356 (718) 463-2176  FAX (718) 463-4302 www.americanfixture.com ELECTRICAL Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001-1188 (212) 216-2090  FAX (212) 216-4169 www.javitscenter.com services@javitscenter.com FLORAL Big Apple Florist, Inc. 228 East 45th Street New York, NY 10017 (212) 687-3434 FAX (212) 687-5939 www.bigappleflorist.com FOAMBOARD Manny Stone Decorators 5 Candeub Ct. Ste. #3 Manalapan, NJ 07726-8438 (732) 617-1177  FAX (732) 536-7508 www.mannystone.com
FOOD SERVICE Centerplate 655 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001-1188 (212) 216-2400  FAX (212) 216-2495 cpjavitssales@centerplate.com http://ezplanit.com/OrderForm.a sp?VID=260 FURNISHINGS/FREIGHT/LABOR Freeman 909 Newark Turnpike Kearny, NJ 07032 (201) 299-7575  FAX (201) 299-7343 www.myfreemanonline.com HOTEL/AIR TRAVEL onPeak  350 N Clark St Suite 200 Chicago, IL  60654 (312) 527 7270 nynow@onpeak.com INSURNACE FOR PURCHASE Marsh/Total Event Insurance (781) 994-6000 emeraldexhibitor@totaleventins urance.com INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDER Phoenix International 1201 Corbin Street Elizabeth, NJ 07201 (908) 355-8900  FAX (908) 355-8883 phobson@phoenixlogistics.com LEAD RETRIEVAL Experient 5202 Presidents Court Suite 310 Frederick, MD 21703 (866) 221-7921 FAX (301) 694-3286 lindsay.eaves@experientinc.com
PHOTOGRAPHER Scott Rudd Photography 152 Henry St., Room #18 Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.scottruddphotography.com PROPS AND THEME DECOR Props For Today, Inc. 32-00 Skillman Avenue, 3rd Floor Long Island City, NY 11101 (212) 244-9600  FAX (212) 244-1053 www.propsfortoday.com SCOOTERS Big Apple Mobility 212.MOBILITY (212.662.4548) www.bigapplemobility.com SECURITY A&M PROFESSIONAL SECURITY 237 West 35th  Street Suite 505  New York, N.Y. 10001 (212) 964-2121  FAX (646) 349-1562      g.julbes@yahoo.com
TELECOMMUNICATIONS Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001-1188 (877) 452-8487  FAX (212) 216-4169 www.javitscenter.com services@javitscenter.com TEMPORARY HELP CTI Convention Staffing 122 East 42nd Street Suite 2815 New York, NY 10168 Tom Borst; 212-297-1211 tborst@ctimetropolitan.com

 

7 Key Takeaways from my First Trade Show

As your business grows, the focus shifts from building the product to positioning it within the market. Exhibiting at a trade show is a natural next step in building visibility and credibility as a company. It also provides you with the opportunity to showcase your product and the chance to network with qualified prospects.

That very question – whether trade shows provide enough ROI to offset the costs, both monetary and time-wise – is the main concern for most companies thinking of exhibiting. Setting clear expectations and goals for what you want out of the experience will help you evaluate your success after the event. Whether it’s the number and quality of generated leads or the overall impact of your presence and branding, define your metrics to keep your team focused and your investment worthwhile.

Despite my initial concerns, exhibiting at Shop.org turned out to be a valuable experience. Here are 7 key takeaways from our first trade show as an exhibitor:

 

 

  1. The opportunities are strong…

Trade show organizers are quick to extol the benefits of networking and gaining face time with prospective clients. They’re not wrong: not only are trade shows pre-screened with people who are willing to pay to attend, attendees go into the event ready to speak to vendors and exhibitors. What’s more, 81% of trade show goers have buying authority, which makes the interactions even more valuable. Make sure to research the trade show and its attendee list so you can leverage those opportunities to the fullest.

  1. …But be prepared to work for attention.

It can be hard to see beyond the walls of your own booth space as you gear up for the event. Your team will be focused on the details, so make sure you take a step back to think big picture. Don’t forget that your booth, no matter the size, is just one of hundreds – and that all the exhibitors there have similar goals. Realizing this before you get to the event will help you guide your team on ways to stand out from the crowd.

     3.    Rely on creativity over gimmicks and giveaways.

Big-ticket raffles are part of the trade show experience, but don’t rely on gimmicks and giveaways to generate traffic. Instead, trust your team’s ideas and let them get creative. When a team member suggested Nerf guns and a laminated target as a way to engage passerby, I was skeptical. It turned out to be an irresistible challenge for most attendees who walked by, and was by far our most effective way of getting people to speak with us.

  1. Build relationships over giving the hard sell.

It’s easy to slip into sales mode when speaking to attendees, but keep in mind that they’re inundated with pitches throughout the conference. By having my team focus on building relationships instead, we were able to nurture quality leads into real contacts. Use the opportunity to start a genuine conversation with the prospective client, which will last longer and yield more results than a sales pitch.

  1. Figure out what works – and what doesn’t.

Trade shows offer a unique chance to receive instant feedback from attendees – and pivot accordingly. For example, at Shop.org, we found that our market was flooded with similar messaging. Attendees said they couldn’t tell apart several different companies who all used the same rehearsed terminology. My team responded by avoiding buzzwords while explaining how we differ from our competitors. Be prepared to roll with the punches – how well and quickly you’re able to adjust can give you the edge when it comes to capturing that lead.

  1. Capitalize on the event by hosting your own.

Attendees are usually from out of town, and welcome the chance to mingle after hours. Using the conference as a platform for your own event will give you more opportunities to network with prospects – as well as keep you memorable to the attendees who stopped by. Our invite-only executive mixer at a local Seattle hotspot was a success due to effective planning: by building the attendee list with key contacts early on, we were able to keep the event exclusive and high-level, which boosted our credibility.

 

Jerry Jao

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10 Lessons From A First-Time Trade Show Exhibitor

  1. It’s expensive to attend but incredibly valuable market testing. For $5000 (booth, banner, postcards, t-shirts, and travel accommodations) I had four full days of exposure to 35,000 retail buyers from around the country and across the globe! I quickly learned that my product (Dust Panda) was not fully formed yet. I was sad to learn that I would not be recouping the cost of the show, but I realized that this was the perfect place to solicit feedback from the retail industry’s front line.
  2. Buyers aren’t the only ones who attend these shows. Many business consultants, product developers, and national representatives come to the show looking for new products or lines to promote. For someone looking for national distribution, finding a rep at one of these shows could make all the difference. Keep in mind that every relationship will likely come with a price, but there are people out there who can help spread the word, and who will often work on commission or shared profits.
  3. Network! Network! Network! Buyers and agents aren’t the only ones willing to help! There are thousands of exhibitors at these shows looking to connect with like-minded individuals and are willing to talk for free. Many of the distributors and manufacturers I spoke with were solo designers/artists, eager to share their experiences about what it took to get to where they are. Not only did I meet amazing people with incredible ideas, but they were more than happy to provide feedback about how to make my product better and share their tricks of the trade.
  4. Product development is costly, time-intensive, and rarely pays off. Speaking to a product launcher, who was at the show selling his über-successful kids accessory item, he said that he has launched 15 products in 10 years, only three of which have hit it big. Four out of five of his products have failed. And he’s one of the successful ones! Another designer I spoke with has been seeing moderate success with his novelty Valentine’s Day teddy bear which he has been manufacturing and selling for 10 years. It pays the bills, but his product has yet to go mainstream, and therefore he spends his nights and weekends sewing and silkscreening satin heart pillows. Every night. For a decade. Get ready to go into it for the long haul.
  5. Think Marathon not 100m Dash. Most of the developers I met at the show have been doing this on average for five years. Some broke even by year three. Hardly any were profitable before year five. When polled, most designers sunk anywhere from $25,000-$150,000 into a product line before seeing returns! Just creating a plastic mold costs $10,000 in the US. Perhaps less overseas, but then you’re working with a middleman (not for free), you have to import your goods, and you’re dealing with massive order quantities.
  6. Consider attending with a collective. Paying for a 10×10 booth all for myself was important to me before attending, but next year I will try attending the show with a group. Having the purchasing power for a larger space allows for more flexibility and also spreads the cost across a group.
  7. Not every exhibitor knows what they’re doing. I certainly didn’t! Then it became clear to me that there were numerous exhibitors trying to sell ill-conceived products with no clear road to profitability. Some had already sunk $50,000 into inventory and had yet to come up with a way to sell their products, and had not done any market testing!
  8. Consider exhibiting at a trade show before going to production. It’s weird attending a show with three prototypes and no inventory, but it cost less than buying the inventory and I’m glad I exhibited first. My product will be better when I do go to production, and I learned a lot about the art of exhibiting which I’m glad I learned before trying to seriously market my product. When I told fellow exhibitors that I hadn’t “gone to press” yet, many of them were jealous! I am grateful that I waited to print my first batch of products since I realize now that I’m only half way there.
  9. Know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, and know when to walk away. It’s important to accept that our brilliant ideas may not make for brilliantly successful products. Knowing when to quit is just as important as knowing when to persevere, and you can save yourself a lot of time and tens of thousands of dollars by quitting while you’re ahead. I have not internalized this lesson quite yet, but it’s out there. For now, I’m thrilled to continue developing Dust Panda given the overwhelmingly positive response and the experience I had at the gift show.

 

 

 

 

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Kate Harrison

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SHOW HOURS

  • Sunday, February 21  | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, February 22 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 23 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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Javits Center North: 11th Ave. and 39th St entrance, on level 2.

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CURVEXPO | Pre-Show Press Release

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 14, 2015 – New York, NY

As December rolls into January, a new sense of motivation and inspiration envelops us.  The New Year is a time for innovation, for newness, and for growth.  Eurovet Americas highly esteems these three values and takes them into consideration while planning each new season of shows. 2016 is no exception, and the CURVEXPO team is looking forward to implementing many developments and updates for both the New York and Las Vegas shows in the upcoming months.  The focus for the New York show was finding the perfect balance of tangible and digital improvements to add to the show, providing the highest quality experience for both the exhibiting brands as well as the attending buyers.  For February, it incorporates an enhanced show experience, starting with new technology such as webinars and a mobile app, a new layout for a more contemporary feel, and Fashion Show and Trend Presentations to bring products from the hanger to life.  Starting in 2016, Eurovet Americas/CURVEXPO will produce two show formats per year in Las Vegas; in February, LINGERIE AND SWIM by CURVENV@MAGIC, and in August, CURVENV@MAGIC.  Since the Fall-Winter shows do not have as much of a swimwear presence, we have decided to change the format for the future February seasons and maintain a high focus on Intimate Apparel.  The February show will then exist within WWD MAGIC, in close proximity to other fashion categories to have the opportunity for buyers to easily visit between various booths within the same space.  For August, the format will be identical to the past August 2015 season; the show remaining a separate entity from WWD MAGIC with its own hall within the Las Vegas Convention Center, allowing attendees from both the CURVENV@MAGIC as well as other WWD MAGIC shows the ability to walk all show floors.

New York attendees who were present at previous shows will see a completely different show for February, one that is filled with visual-based items designed to enrich the attendee’s experience before and during the show.  The new Fashion Presentations that were seen in the August Las Vegas show are being moved to the East Coast; the informal format with models showcasing looks on various platforms in the presentation area is innovative and garners a welcoming environment for all attendees.  These presentations will allow for buyers to see various products and styles in a more “real-world” setting; they are also designed to give coverage to a variety of brands as well as trends and introduce buyers to new lines.  Also featured will be various Trend Presentations to deliver invaluable information about the upcoming season’s trends, highlighting products from the show floor.  Both of these presentations allow for buyers to see an item in several different settings, and if they are interested, they have the option to directly go to that item’s booth to receive more information about the product and to place orders on the show floor.

CURVEXPO believes that the preparation before a trade show is just as valuable as walking the floor during the trade show.  Therefore, we will provide informative webinars before the CURVENY NEW YORK show that will teach you and your team, whether you are an exhibiting brand or a buyer, how to make the most of the marketing tools that are offered on the website. Since the show is so international and there are exhibitors and buyers from all corners of the globe, these webinars will provide attendees with the flexibility to learn about our website on their time.  The brand new mobile application and interactive floor plan are digital advancements that will incorporate seamlessly to your phone, aiding in searching for booth locations, amongst other features.  This will give buyers the opportunity to map out their day and easily find the brands in which they have appointments with.  This will also allow them to effortlessly find the booth of a brand they are interested in visiting.  Finally, visitors to the show will notice the tangible change; the new carpet layout and more streamlined booth signages exude a more modern atmosphere.

Those attending the new LINGERIE AND SWIM by CURVENV@MAGIC will find the show within the halls of WWD MAGIC, in its own dedicated section.  This will allow for exhibitors and buyers alike to enjoy the intimateness that the CURVEXPO shows are notorious for while still being able to experience the crossover to other categories such as Ready-to-wear, accessories, and children’s fashions. At this show, buyers will be pleased to find a curated offering of a variety of Intimate Apparel as well as a select group of swimwear brands; they will also have the flexibility to walk the rest of the show floor if needed. This new format will also introduce boutiques and stores that aren’t primarily lingerie/swimwear focused to a product category that is easy to incorporate into already-established product offerings while increasing Units and price per transaction.  This cross selling increases value to boutiques and large stores alike, keeping inventory fresh and providing clients with new product lines.  The location, while within WWD MAGIC, will still remain extremely near in proximity to the location of the show in August, in the C5 Hall; this will aid in the facilitation between the Spring-Summer and the Fall-Winter seasons.

In August, CURVENV@MAGIC will host over 250 lingerie, swimwear, loungewear, active wear, and men’s underwear brands in one hall, comparable to the August 2015 show.  Here, the show will incorporate a sleek and modern design not unlike the feel of the New York show to maintain a similar aesthetic.  The separate show floor while still remaining connected with WWD MAGIC not only supports the intimate business relationships between brands and buyers that the CURVEXPO shows are notorious for, but also gives everyone attending the show access to the RTW retailers by maintaining a close proximity to the rest of MAGIC (and an all-inclusive pass to the rest of the shows).  Together with the February show, the two formats create the most exhaustive reunion of these categories the West of the Americas.  Due to this, Intimate Apparel and Swimwear brands have just as many reasons to come exhibit as retailers from specialty, online and department stores, resorts and spas have to come to buy.

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CURVEXPO, 475 Park Ave South, 6th Floor – New York, NY 10016.Tel: (212) 993-8585 | Fax: (646) 607-9065 | Email: info@curvexpo.com

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LEED-approved Javits Center

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LEED-approved Javits Center drawing crowds – and flocks

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LEED-approved Javits Center drawing crowds – and flocks

New York’s Javits Center has achieved LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Convention Center Operating Corporation president and CEO Alan Steel announced the certification was awarded following the completion of a massive renovation.

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The green roof is a haven for birds and an eco-feature that’s saving money.

Located on Manhattan’s West Side, the Javits Center is considered the busiest convention center in the United States, supporting more than 17,000 jobs and generating up to $1.8 billion in economic activity for the Empire State.

Led by the New York Convention Center Development Corporation, FXFOWLE, Epstein and Tishman Construction, an AECOM Company, the renovation has reduced the building’s energy consumption by 26 percent, saving energy costs and improving the area’s quality of life.

The building’s signature feature — a nearly seven-acre green roof — is the country’s second largest of its kind and has become a sanctuary for area wildlife, including hundreds of bats, birds and bees.

“The Javits Center has become a model of sustainability for buildings throughout the region, and I would like to thank the U.S. Green Building Council for recognizing such an achievement,” said Steel.

“Our mission has always been to support New York’s economy, but with our recent improvements, we are now supporting our community in a new way.”
Empire State Development (ESD) President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, “The Center’s new ‘green’ features reduce energy consumption and create wildlife habitats in the heart of Manhattan.”

According to Bruce Fowle, founding principal, FXFOWLE, the Javits Center’s original building was ahead of its time technologically, but it was fraught with problems.

“Our goal was to retain the integrity and vision of the original design while capitalizing on opportunities to reinvent, revitalize, and sustain this dynamic, world-class facility,” said Fowle.

Funded by a public-private partnership, the $463 million renovation project provided a significant upgrade to the Javits Center’s infrastructure, improving the aesthetics of the facility while enhancing its overall operations and services to customers.

More than 100 energy-efficient HVAC units were installed, as well as 300,000 square feet of new terrazzo, a new food court in the Crystal Palace, energy-efficient lighting and a dozen renovated restrooms.

During the five-year renovation project that was completed in 2014, the Javits Center remained fully open at all times as staff and construction managers worked together to coordinate construction operations around the busy event schedule.

With the installation of both new and upgraded fixtures, the Javits Center achieves a 33 percent reduction in Regulated Potable Water annually, per LEED 2.2. That amounts to 2.9 million gallons of water saved annually. These savings equate to drinking water for up to 1,000 people for the duration of one year.

77 percent of construction waste was diverted from the landfill, per LEED 2.2. Of 9,865 tons of waste generated, 7,567 tons were diverted.

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The Javits Center got a green renovation

The curtain wall was replaced with a combination of solid stainless steel panels and glass that reduced the reflectivity from 35 to eight percent and included a ceramic frit pattern that reduced solar gain while creating a visual obstruction for the birds.

With more than 6,000 new, bird-friendly glass panels installed, bird collisions decreased by 90 percent, allowing the building to transform into a unique habitat for area wildlife atop its green roof.

As a result, the building has received accolades from the National Audubon Society, New York City Audubon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Building Owners and Managers Association.

Known as the “Marketplace for the World,” the Javits Center was originally designed by I.M. Pei & Partners and opened in 1986. The facility has 840,000 s/f of flexible exhibition space, 102 meeting rooms and four banquet halls.

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ICFF – May 14-17, 2016

About the Show

The 28th annual ICFF, North America’s platform for global design, will map the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 14-17, 2016.

North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF annually lures those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features.

Trade
Saturday, May 14
and Sunday, May 15
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 16
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Trade and General Public
Tuesday, May 17
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
(11th Avenue at 38th Street)
New York City

For the four-day duration of the Fair, 165,000 net square feet (15,300 net square meters) of the Javits Center will be abuzz with more than 33,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers. On Tuesday, May 14, the ICFF opens its doors to the general public, as well.

More than 750 exhibitors from all points of the globe will display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors. This remarkable throng of exhibitors creates an unparalleled opportunity to view a broad yet highly focused selection of the world’s finest, most innovative, and original avant-garde home and contract products side-by-side, under one roof.

The ICFF hosts representatives from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, U.S., United Kingdom and Venezuela.

Making their yearly pilgrimage to the celebrated design hub will be contingents from Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Brazilian Furniture, British European Design Group (BEDG), Ceramics of Italy, Design Philippines, Furniture New York, The Furniture Society (U.S.), Inside Norway, Interiors from Spain and Portugal Brands.

On-site Rules

  • On-site registrants will be charged a $60 admission fee.
  • Children must be accompanied by a registered attendee and will be charged a $60 admission fee.
  • Permission must be granted by exhibitors before taking any images.
  • Luggage carts and strollers will not be permitted on the exhibit floor during ICFF hours.

Features

Innovative exhibits and events highlight contemporary design’s current best and brightest.


luxe. interiors + design

ICFF and the leading media for the luxury interiors space, luxe Interiors + Design Magazine, combine to create the first exhibition dedicated to high end contemporary and classic interior design. Architects, interior designers, decorators, and developers will find unique solutions at luxe to apply to their next luxury design challenge.

Top brands feature the best in furniture, lighting, accessories, art objects, materials, flooring and more.


HO.MI Comes to ICFF

New York: The Lifestyles Fair

The preeminent Italian Lifestyles Fair, HO.MI, held bi-annually at the Milan Fairgrounds comes to ICFF for the 2nd year May 2016!

Experience the beauty, style and elegance of Italian design presented by more than one hundred leading brands and emerging talent all direct from Milan.

Explore Italian style in furniture, lighting, wall coverings, carpets, flooring, kitchen & bath, accessories and more.


ASID at ICFF

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) returns to ICFF with an expanded educational program for industry professionals and a new student day program.

Positioned on the show floor, the ASID educational series will bring together thought leaders and industry experts to present provocative content throughout ICFF. Sessions will appeal to a cross-section of design markets and will include topics on business practices, design’s impact on human health and wellness, housing trends, and materials. Registered session attendees will earn 0.1 Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) approved continuing education units (CEU) per session.

See full ASID at ICFF information on ASID.org and register to attend. (Note: Education session attendees must register to attend ICFF separately).


Two Levels

As a result of massive increases in new exhibitors and features, ICFF  encompass two levels at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Be sure to check out the upper level features, Luxe, the on floor ASID Conference, over 100 exhibitors from HO.MI and Salone Del Mobile, Milan, and the HP custom wall paper exhibition on the main floor.


ICFF Schools

Applications are open- Apply here

ICFF® invites your school to exhibit free of charge at ICFF 2016, May 14-17 in New York City, to showcase the best design work of currently enrolled students.

In addition, top industry trade magazine editors will select one school to receive an ICFF Editors Award (presented amongst 12 different categories) for “Best Design School”. This is a great opportunity to be recognized in the modern industrial design arena and garner the attention of trade press and 30,000 industry professionals.
For more details contact, Heather Wood at heather.wood@emeraldexpo.com.

2015 Participating Schools

  • New York School of Interior Design
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • School of Design, Syracuse University
  • University of Iowa- Winner 2015 Awards
  • Virginia Tech, School of Architecture + Design CAUS
  • San Diego State University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Oregon

ICFF Opening Night Party at MOMA

Presented by ICFF & Luxe Interiors + Design
Saturday, May 14, 2016 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Museum of Modern Art, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, Design and Architecture Galleries

Open Bar

11 West 53rd Street
New York City

Stay tuned for purchase


ICFF Public Day

Look out for 2016 information in the Spring.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  

Design is everywhere, and it’s here to stay. So, if you want to discover more about what’s new and what’s next, what’s in and what’s out, what’s hot and what’s not, make your way to the ICFF. That goes for your design savvy friends, too. Tweet them. Text them. E-mail them. Phone them. However you do it, just make sure you tell everyone in your social network that they are welcome to explore the ICFF on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Tickets may be purchased on-site (by credit card only). Tickets are $60 and nonrefundable.

Why Attend?

For the four-day duration of the Fair, 165,000 net square feet (15,300 net square meters) of the Javits Center will be abuzz with more than 32,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers. On Tuesday, May 17, ICFF opens its doors to the general public, as well.

 

  • More than 700 exhibitors from all points of the globe will display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors. This remarkable throng of exhibitors creates an unparalleled opportunity to view a broad yet highly focused selection of the world’s finest, most innovative, and original avant-garde home and contract products side-by-side, under one roof.

 

  • ICFF hosts representatives from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, U.S., United Kingdom and Venezuela.

 

  • Making their yearly pilgrimage to the celebrated design hub will be contingents from Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Brazilian Furniture, British European Design Group (BEDG), Ceramics of Italy, Design Philippines, Furniture New York, The Furniture Society (U.S.), Inside Norway, Interiors from Spain, HO.MI New York and Portugal Brands.

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Optimize Every Booth Exchange

4 Ways to Optimize Every Exchange in Your Booth

Every trade show exhibitor knows that a compelling yet informative trade show display is a must for events. While this is an important factor for your events, there are other factors that play a big role in your exhibiting success. The following tips will help you make the most of every interaction in your booth.

1. Train Your Staff to Engage With Customers, Not Pitch to Them

Although booth staff wardrobe and a well-rested and energize team is important, the interactions are what matters most. It’s not what they will wear, but what they will say, to potential clients and leads. While the goal of exhibiting is often to generate sales, pitching what you can offer before engaging and listening to the needs of an attendee makes for a very poor impression. Train your staff on how to effectively engage and converse with attendees and how to focus on the relationship rather than a sales pitch. This will optimize every exchange that happens in your booth and will most likely lead to better leads.

2. Notice Body Language

Posture and overall body language will either invite or deter attendees from your booth before you probably have a chance to say anything. Work with your booth staff and remind them of the importance of body language and nonverbal communication. Engage attendees by smiling, standing instead of sitting, and keep your arms unfolded. Practice with them as needed, so they understand how to appear inviting and welcoming to ensure that guests won’t feel overwhelmed or a burden when entering your space.

3. Refrain from Pitching too Soon

Leading with a product pitch is a sure way to turn attendees off and lose your business fast. Skilled salespeople understand how to have a genuine conversation that casually pinpoints important information (such as prospective client’s needs/interests) in an organic way. Work with them to refrain from having too many yes or no questions and instead help them rely on open-ended questions that keep the conversation moving while they effectively qualify visiting attendees. Listen to the client first, then talk about how you can help.

4. Deliver a Solid Product Demonstration

Even the best opening dialogue will quickly unravel if your team doesn’t know how to deliver a confident product demonstration. It’s important to work with your staff so that each member knows how to demo your product or service accurately. Don’t just focus on the presentation part of the demonstration; work with each individual employee to ensure that he or she understands the many features offered by the product being demoed. Giving them ample time to practice will not only ensure that their demonstration proceeds without a hitch, but that they are prepared to answer any questions posed by their live audience.

 

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NYNOW – Handmade

Handmade

Handmade Designer Maker

Handmade® Designer Maker showcases 350 designer maker resources from across the United States and around the world, with a focus on limited-production makers across all categories and media. Handmade Designer Maker is located in Javits North.

Criteria for acceptance includes:
– A developed line of unique and original work
– Products designed and hand-made by the artists with a focus on limited production
– Quality craftsmanship

Emerging Makers showcases talented designers of handmade product lines in the Handmade Collection. New designers (in business for one year or less) and artists entering the wholesale marketplace for the first time, are invited to submit their designed-driven handmade product line for consideration.  Selected participants will be awarded prime display space in the Emerging Makers display next to Handmade Designer Maker where they will showcase a limited portion of their pre-approved product line. Interested in being an Emerging Maker?

Handmade Global Design

Handmade® Global Design presents 150 global import resources with a focus on good design, traditional craftsmanship, and community building through global artisan workshops. Located in the River Pavilion on level four of the Javits Center.

Core criteria for acceptance includes:
– A developed line of unique and original work
– Authentic designs, handmade through global artisan workshops
– Quality craftsmanship
– U.S. distribution and wholesale pricing capabilities

Artisan Resource®

There is an unprecedented demand for handmade and artisan products in US gift, home and lifestyle markets today. Artisan Resource is a production-sourcing opportunity for overseas artisan enterprises to showcase their products and production capabilities at export terms from the country of origin – connecting US-based importers with international producers and exporters. Exhibitors have experience in meeting export demands and are selected by their commitment to design innovation, cultural preservation, social enterprise and sustainability.

Product categories represented include:  gift, home decor, textiles, tabletop, stationery, jewelry, apparel and fashion accessories.  Materials represented include:  textiles, ceramics glass, metal, leather, natural fibers, recycled materials and paper.

Exhibitors

  • Overseas export enterprises and organizations offering handmade and artisan production resources and product collections with demonstrated export experience
  • Exhibitors exporting directly from country of origin at volume pricing

 Key Attendees

Import buyers representing large and volume retail stores with knowledge/experience with import regulations and logistics, international shipping, foreign wire transfers and production lead times

  • National retail chains
  • Designers
  • Wholesale companies and manufacturers
  • Mail order catalogues
  • Sourcing agents
  • Press

Attendees

  • ABC Carpet & Home
  • Amazon
  • Anthropologie
  • At West End
  • Barneys
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Canvas/Ochres
  • Cost Plus
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Field Museum
  • Homegoods
  • John Robshaw
  • Jonathan Adler
  • Macy’s
  • MoMa
  • National Geographic
  • Overstock/Worldstock
  • Philipps Collection
  • Roost
  • Sundance
  • Urban Outfitters
  • VivaTerra
  • West Elm
  • Wisteria
  • Z Gallerie

Key Exhibitors

Aid to Artisans
Bamboula
Beyond Borders
Creative Women
Global Girlfriend
La Casa Cotzal S.A.
Raven & Lily
Swahili
Tribal Links

Key Retailers

ABC Carpet & Home
Anthropologie
Cost Plus
Smithsonian
Sundance Catalog
West Elm

Key Press

AOL Living & Home
Apartment Therapy
Better Homes & Gardens
Coastal Living
Country Living
Elle Decor
HGTV
Home Accents Today
House Beautiful
Martha Stewart Living
O, The Oprah Magazine

 

Key Exhibitors

Beehive Kitchenware
Bitters Co.
British Contemporary Craft
Coral & Tusk
Danny K.
dconstruct
Eidos Glass Designs
gail garcia | dinnerware
Hudson Beach Glass
Melissa Joy Manning
Philippa Roberts
Peg and Awl
pip-squeak chapeau etc.
Rebel Designs
Silver Seasons/TableArt
Stinson Studios
Wendy Stevens

Key Retailers

American Museum of Natural History
Anthropologie
Art Institue of Chicago
Dallas Museum of Art
Free Hand
Getty Museum
HD Buttercup
Metropolitan Museum of Art
MoMA
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Seattle Art Museum
Simon Pearce
Smithsonian
Twist
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Key Press

AOL Living & Home
Apartment Therapy
Better Homes & Gardens
Coastal Living
Country Living
The Crafts Report
Craftshownews.com
Elle Decor
HGTV
Home Accents Today
House Beautiful
Martha Stewart Living
O, The Oprah Magazine

 

 

 

 

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NYNOW – Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Baby + Child

Baby + Child presents a comprehensive collection of well-designed, innovative, sophisticated, functional and fun products for babies, toddlers, kids and their families. This juried neighborhood is located within the LIFESTYLE Collection on Level 1 of the Javits Center.

Gift

Featuring stationery and publishing, collectibles, ceramic giftware, pet products, party lines, trend merchandise, premiums, souvenirs and novelties, home office products, floral & garden accessories, Judaica, etc.  Neighborhoods include Museum Source®, Stationery + Publishing and On Trend.

Personal Accessories

Personal Accessories showcases an exciting array of fine and fashion jewelry, handbags, scarves, leathergoods, wearables, men’s gifts, and more. Located on Level 1 of the Javits Center in the LIFESTYLE Collection.

Personal Care + Wellness

Everything on-trend in cosmetics, perfumes, skin care, bath & body care, beauty accessories, hair care, apothecary gifts, well-being lines and natural/organic personal care products.

 

 

 

 

Key Exhibitors

Aquiesse®
Archipelago
Blithe and Bonny
Caldrea
Cire Trudon USA
C.O. Bigelow
Compagnie de Provence
Duke Cannon
European Soaps
Europerfumes
Fragrances of Ireland –  Inis the Energy of the Sea
Hand in Hand Soap
Jao Ltd.
Joya
K. Hall Designs
KOBO pure soy/ Gassho Body & Mind Inc.
Lothantique Inc.
Napa Soap Company
Olivina
Royal Apothic
San Francisco SoapCo & SIMPLY be well
Simpatico Home
Soap & Paper Factory
Spinster Sisters
Thymes
Tocca LLC
Voluspa
West Third Brand

Key Retailers

Anthropologie
Barney’s New York
Bath & Body Works
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Bergdorf Goodman
Bloomingdales
Cosmetics Plus
Dillard’s
Macy’s
Oasis Day Spa
Red Envelope
Whole Foods Market

Key Press

Allure Magazine
American Salon Magazine
Beauty Packaging
beautypress.com
Cosmetic Resources
Daily Candy
Day Spa Magazine
Glamour
HAPPI Magazine
Marie Claire
More Magazine
O, The Oprah Magazine
Organic Beauty
Organic Spa Magazine
WWD

Key Exhibitors

Alexis Bittar
Barefoot Dreams Inc.
Chan Luu USA
Cotn Collection
Dogeared Jewels & Gifts®
Dynomighty Design, Inc.
Elk Accessories
Eyebobs, Inc.
Flight 001
Graf & Lantz
Gretchen Scott
Latico Leather
Maptote
Matta
Mickey Lynn
Modital Bijoux
Monserat De Lucca
MyWalit
PAZ SINTES – Textile Jewelry
Printed Village
San Diego Hat Co.
Sayami
Sock it to me
Spartina 449
Stephanie Johnson
Stewart/Stand
TOKYObay
Toss Designs
Uno de 50
Verloop
Würkin Stiffs®

Key Retailers

Anthropologie
Art Institute of Chicago
Banana Republic
Barney’s New York
Bergdorf Goodman
Bloomingdales
Dillard’s
Getty Museum
Gump’s
Harrod’s
Henri Bendel
London Jeweler’s
Macy’s
Marshall Field’s
Metropolitan Museum of Art
MOMA
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Neiman Marcus/Horchow Collection
Red Envelope
Smithsonian
Target

Key Press

Allure Magazine
Daily Candy
Elle
Glamour
InStyle Magazine
Lucky Magazine
Marie Claire
More Magazine
O, The Oprah Magazine
WWD

Key Exhibitors

Bearington Collection
Cavallini
Chronicle Books
DCI
Fred & Friends
Folkmanis
Harper Group
Karen Alweil Studio
Knock Knock
Lifeguard Press
Lollia
Madison Park Greetings
Melissa & Doug
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Michel Design Works
Natural Life
Ore
Paddywax
Papaya!
Pomegranate Communications Inc.
Primal Elements
Random House Inc.
Rifle Paper Co.
Wild & Wolf

Key Retailers

Amazon.com
Anthropologie
Art Institute of Chicago
Back to Basics Toys
Barnes & Noble
Bed Bath & Beyond
Bloomingdales
Carson Pirie Scott
The Children’s General Store
Container Store
Dean & Deluca
Dillard’s
FAO Schwartz
Huntington Library
Lillian Vernon
Papyrus
Paragon Department Store
Parties Plus
Penny Whistle Toys
Pier 1 Imports
Posman Books
The Scholastic Store
Spencer Gifts
Starbucks Coffee
Target
Whole Foods Market

Key Press

Better Homes and Gardens
Country Living
Gifts & Decorative Accessories
Gift Shop Magazine
Giftbeat
Giftware News
Parenting Magazine
Parents Magazine
Greetings Etc.
Museums & More
New Age Retailer / Inspired Retailer
Playthings Magazine
Selling Christmas Decorations
Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties

3 Martha’s
aden + anais
Angel Dear
Apple Park
Beba Bean Inc.
eeBoo Corporation
Elegant Baby
Hape
Jack Rabbit
Jellycat
Kid O
Little Giraffe
MadPax
Manhattan Toy
Manny and Simon
Plan Toys
Rich Frog
Seedling USA, Inc.
Tegu
Tree by Kerri Lee
Tree Hopper Toys
Uncle Goose
Wry Baby
Zoli Inc.
Zutano Inc.

Key Retailers

Acorn Toys
Back to Basics
The Bees Knees
Bloomingdales
Boomerang Toys
Bronx Zoo
Chasing Fireflies
The Children’s General Store
FAO Schwartz
The Field Museum
Garnet Hill
Giggle
Good Night Moon
The Guggenheim Museum
Kidding Around
Lost & Found
Mary Arnold Toys
Mini Jake
My Sweet Muffin
Poshtots
Pottery Barn Kids
Space Kiddets
Spunky Sprout
Starting Out Small
Tadpole
Toy Space
Toys R Us
yoyo.com/diapers.com

Key Press

apartmenttherapy.com
Baby & Children’s Product News
Baby & Kids
Coolhunting.com
coolmompicks.com
DailyCandy Kid
Earnshaw’s
Ed Play
Gifts & Decorative Accessories
Gift Shop
Giftware News
The Giggle Guide
In Style
Kidstylesource.com
Kids Today
MyMomShops.com
The Nest/The Knot
O, The Oprah Magazine
Parents
Playthings Magazine
Real Simple

 

 

 

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NYNOW – Home

Home

Accent on Design

The industry’s leading resource for innovative, design-led merchandise for more than 30 years, Accent on Design presents nearly 150 established and emerging design brands that continually push the creative envelope and change the way we look at the everyday.

Criteria for acceptance includes: original, creative and authentic product design; new and innovative use of materials and/or process; products which address and solve problems; a focus on contemporary design (as perceived by the committee); functionality; and consistent and continuous new product introductions.

A critical resource for unique and forward-thinking design across all categories of products and mediums curated by an independent selection committee of professionals in the contemporary design community.

Home Furnishings + Textiles

Home Furnishings + Textiles showcases a comprehensive collection of 500+ mid to high-end furniture, decorative accessories and home textiles resources.  From traditional to contemporary and indoor to outdoor living the section features established and emerging brands in furniture, lighting, bedding, floor coverings, wall decor, pillows, and accessories.

Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares

Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares presents a stunning collection of resources for home entertaining, gourmet kitchenware and specialty tabletop resources including product categories such as: glassware, serveware, dinnerware, cutlery/flatware, table linens, gourmet kitchenware, cookware, barware and wine accessories.

 

Key Exhibitors

Alexandra Von Furstenberg
Beatriz Ball Collection
Bodrum Group
Farmhouse Pottery
Frances Stoia
Godinger
Guzzini
Hester & Cook
J.K. Adams Company
Julia Knight
Kiss That Frog
Kim Seybert
Koziol
Lenox
Lifetime Brands
Lunares
Mariposa
Mary Jurek Design
Match
Michael Aram
Michael Wainwright
Picnic Time
PPD – Paperproducts Design
Rosanna Imports, Inc.
Reed and Barton
Rolf Glass
Sabre
Simon Pearce
Vagabond House
Vietri
Zoku

Key Retailers

Barney’s
Bergdorf Goodman
Bloomingdale’s
Container Store
Crate & Barrel
Draegers Supermarkets
Geary’s
Hoagland’s
Kohl’s
Michael C. Fina
NapaStyle Inc.
Neiman Marcus
One Kings Lane
Pottery Barn
QVC
Sur La Table
Tableart
Target
Whole Foods
Williams-Sonoma
Urbane Home + Lifestyle

Key Press

Better Homes and Gardens
Brides
Canadian House and Home
Coastal Living
Cooking Light
Fine Cooking
Food & Wine
Food Network
Gift Shop Magazine
Gifts & Decorative Accessories
Gourmet Insider
Giftware News
Gourmet Business
The Gourmet Retailer
HomeWorld Business
House Beautiful Magazine
Kitchenware News
The Knot
Martha Stewart Living
The New York Times
O, The Oprah Magazine
Real Simple
Southern Living
Tableware Today

 

 

Key Exhibitors

Ann Gish
Barreveld International
Bungalow 5
Chelsea Textiles
DK Living
Dransfield + Ross
Emporium Home
Fino Lino
GO Home
Jan Barboglio
John Robshaw Textiles & Home
Legacy/ Ryan Studio
Libeco Home
Made Goods
Matouk
Mr. Brown
Oliver Gal
Roberta Schilling Collection
Roost
SDH Enterprises
Tommy Mitchell
Traditions Linens
Trowbridge
V Rugs & Home
Vagabond Vintage
Worlds Away
Zoe Bios

Key Retailers

ABC Carpet & Home
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Bergdorf Goodman
Between the Sheets
Bloomingdales
Fred Segal
Garnet Hill
Gracious Home
HD Buttercup
Hildreths
Lillian August
Lynnens
Mitchell + Gold
Neiman Marcus
One Kings Lane
Rockwell Group
Rumrunner
Schweitzer Linens
Shelter
William Ashley China

Key Press

Better Homes & Gardens
Costal Living
Country Living
The Editor at Large
Elle Décor
Gifts & Decorative Accessories
Gilt Groupe
Hearst Magazines
HFN
HGTV
Home Accents Today
Home Lighting & Accessories
Home Textiles Today
House Beautiful Magazine
InStyle Magazine
Interior Design
LDB Interior Textiles
Martha Stewart Living
Real Simple
Redbook
Rug News and Design
Surface
Town & Country Magazine
Traditional Home
Veranda

 

 

Key Exhibitors

Aesthetic Movement
Ameico
Areaware
Assouline
Chilewich
Eastern Accent
fferrone
Finell
Jonathan Adler
iittala
Magisso
MSY Inc.
Pablo
Seletti North America, Inc.
Souda
Stelton
Taschen
Tina Frey Designs
Tom Dixon
Umbra

Key Retailers

ABC Carpet & Home
Anthropologie
Bergdorf Goodman
Conran Shop
Cooper Hewitt
Design Public
Dwell
Fab.com
Fred Segal
The Future Perfect
The Guggenheim
HORNE
Kitson
Matter
Module R
MoMA
Museum of Art & Design
Property
SF MoMA
Tableart
YLIVING.COM

Key Press

Apartment Therapy
Architectural Digest
coolhunting.com
CORE77
Elle Décor
Habitually Chic
HollisterHovey.blogspot.com
Home Accents Today
Home Lighting & Accessories
Home Textiles Today
HomeFashions & Furniture Trends
House Beautiful
Interior design
Metropolis
New York Times
O, The Oprah Magazine
Point Click Home
Treehugger.com
unbeige.com

 

 

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MODA 2016

NEW YORK – JAVITS CENTER

 January 10-12, 2016

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday

February 22-24, 2016

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

May 2-4, 2016

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

WHY EXHIBIT?

MODA is your plan for success. With two distinct, well-defined events running, in New which will open the doors to the world’s top retailers of ready-to-wear.

All editions of MODA will deliver the show’s hallmark qualities:

  • Unsurpassed retail development
  • Unequalled quality and quantity of retail attendance
  • Unparalleled customer service
  • The utmost in pre and post show promotion
  • The industry’s most cutting-edge visual display and staging
  • Unrivaled amenities and attention to comfort and convenience

Top retailers from all over the world have made, MODA their show of choice. To make the most of the opportunities in today’s market, you should too.

To learn more please contact…

New York: Dee Gratz-Jones at deej@busjour.com or Vanessa Vanni at vanessav@busjour.com.

Stitch Moda Las Vegas Rebranded: Shawn Hazan at shawnh@busjour.com or Ann Cleary at anndc@busjour.com.

Retail Development

No stone is left unturned in our quest to bring you the newest and best stores in the country. Here are a few ways our in-house team makes that happen: you can deliver your message directly to your most important prospects.

  • Personalized top retailer mailings and direct marketing campaigns
  • Telemarketing to everyone who is anyone to make sure they are shopping MODA
  • Complimentary buyer invitations, printed and electronic, to send to your retailers
  • Submit your 10 Most Wanted retailers and our retail specialist will work with you to bring them to the show
  • Participate in the gift tote program, which puts your products directly in the hands of the most sought after retailers and press

Pre-eminent Public Relations

Top fashion publications, newspapers, national and local television: they all descend upon MODA for the latest fashion trends. Our public relations team can work with you to generate ideas as to how to get your company in the headlines. MODA, can help you get your product in the hands of key retailers/buyers and fashion editors…it all happens here.

Welcome to Moda Exhibitor Services!

Welcome to Moda Exhibitor Services! This site has been designed to give you the ultimate in flexibility for managing your participation in Moda.

Everything you need is here…

  • Exhibitor Service Manual
  • Exhibitor Badges
  • Complimentary Show Promotion (For exposure in the show’s seasonal campaign)

Created with your busy schedules in mind, this allows you 24/7 accessibility to your show planning.

Simply log-in below and you will be guided through the process efficiently. Since any new system takes some getting used to, let us know if you need help. Contact Leslie Walsh at 212.710.7431 or lesliew@busjour.com..



The Moda Green Initiative: With the development of this system we have cut down on the paper trail and saved a few trees. Be sure to look for our new badging system that eliminates badge holders and uses biodegradable badges.

 

All press must complete a PRESS REGISTRATION FORM and submit with required credentials. Please complete the application and submit your press credentials by mail or fax. Acceptable credentials listed on form. Non-editorial media (ad sales, marketing, public relations, promotions, publishers and account executives) will NOT be admitted to the show.

 

“Buyers at Moda and Fame Trade Shows Underline New Strategies” | By: Rosemary Feitelberg (WWD) | Aug. 3, 2015
In these uneven economic times, stores and vendors are trying to bend a little when it comes to prices. Attendees at the Moda and Fame trade shows at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center here Monday said they are addressing increasingly price-conscious shoppers. READ MORE

 

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“Fame/Moda/Stitch/Edit Shows: Color was King” | By: Vicki M. Young (WWD) | April 2, 2015
Traffic at the recent Edit, Stitch, Moda Manhattan and Fame shows at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Pier 94 in New York showed that buyers were definitely looking for anything new and colorful for their stores. READ MORE

 

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“Moda/Fame/Stitch/Edit: Newness Shown in Different Ways” | By: Vicki M. Young (WWD)| Sept. 30, 2014

That’s what buyers were trying to determine as they walked the aisles of four trade shows at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Pier 94 in New York earlier this month. And the real answer to that question may be in the eye of the beholder. READ MORE

 

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“Color Still Hot at Moda, Fame, and Edit Shows” | By: Vicki M. Young (WWD) | March 20, 2014

Color was a major trend at the Moda Manhattan and Fame shows last month at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Pier 94 in New York.
Britton Jones, president and chief executive officer of BJI Fashion Group, said of the Moda and Fame shows that many exhibitors had exceeded their early fall sales goals.

 

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National Stationery Show 2016 NSS

About the Show


There’s Only One Stationery Market in North America. And the NSS is it.


For 70 years, the NSS has been the place for all things paper – from greeting cards, custom invitations, gift wrap and journals, to lifestyle gifts – and everything in between. The NSS offers a streamlined, focused platform for meaningful business development.  The atmosphere is highly creative, yet very serious, attracting store owners and top buying executives from thousands of diverse businesses worldwide, and engaging exhibitors from designer-makers to well established companies.   The NSS is also the launching pad for 200+ emerging, trend-leading businesses each year, a tru discovery zone!

Only One Place, One Time to Experience the Best in Greeting Cards, Custom Invitations, Personalized Products and More, Including:

giftwrap/ribbon • stationery • specialty party supplies • paper tableware • bridal accessories •  in-store printing equipment • decorative home office products • luxury leather goods • writing instruments • DIY/paper-crafting supplies • frames • journals • calendars • handmade gifts • scrapbooking • back-to-school • jewelry • candles • toys


Two Distinctive Show Sections: #fresh and The Supply Side

#fresh – Where emerging lifestyle and stationery businesses of 1-5 years call home. A unique community, #fresh is where new talent unveils and trending products debut. For an authentic point of view, be sure to visit #fresh!

The Supply Side – This B2B section services NSS exhibitors and attending product development and design professionals in the stationery, gift and other creative industries. It features production equiptment, services and supplies including die-cutting, foil stamping, embossing, holography, lamination, packaging, converters, paper, printing, thermography, production machinery, envelopes, display/ fixture systems and more.


The Greeting Card Association + the LOUIE Awards

The GCA’s spring activities center around the NSS. Membership development events, Board and Committee meetings and, most notably, its covered LOUIE Awards take place each May at the NSS.

About the LOUIE Awards

The LOUIEs recognize, reward and celebrate the moment art, editorial and design perfectly coalesce to bring emotions to life and memorialize the numerous milestones in our lives through greeting cards. The program culminates in a gala awards event on Sunday, May 15th.  A beautiful display of finalists and winners will be presented in the Crystal Palace Lobby during the NSS.


FACT SHEET

  • Official Exposition Title:
    National Stationery Show®
  • Address & Telephone:
    1133 Westchester Avenue, Suite N-136, White Plains, NY 10604-3547
    Tel: (914) 421-3250; Fax: (914) 948-6180
  • Exhibit Organizer:
    Emerald Expositions
  • Location:
    Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
    11th Avenue at 34th-39th Streets
    New York, NY
  • Co-located with SURTEX® on Level 3 and ICFF® on Levels 1 and 3
  • Next Show:  May 15-18, 2016

 

Show Hours:
Sunday, May 15 10:00am – 6:00pm
Monday, May 16 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 17 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, May 18 10:00am – 1:00pm

Global Attendance:

The NSS attracts a diverse global attendance of 10,000 buyers and industry professionals from stationery, card and gift shops; bookstores; bridal shops; party stores; department, chain and specialty stores; large chains and “big box” mass retailers; online retailers and mail order catalogs; as well as special event planners, corporate marketers, importers, distributors and manufacturers’ representatives.

Professional Attendance: 800
Anticipated Worldwide Trade Attendees: 10,000
Attending Stores: 8,500
Attending Trade & Consumer Press: 300

Anticipated International Exhibitor Participation:
Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, China, England, Germany, Hong Kong,
India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Sweden, Taiwan,
Brazil, France, Argentina

Showcase Your Very Best Stationery, DIY Products, Season Accessories and More

Calling all exhibitors!

Enter the NSS Best New Product Competition for the chance to have your products featured in a grand on-site display showcasing the best new products on the show floor.

Entries will be judged by a panel of leading trade and consumer publication editors and retailers.  The winners will be announced and recognized the afternoon of opening day, Sunday, May 15, 2016. 


2016 Best New Product Categories

Paper Love

Greeting Cards, Invitation Suites, Personal Stationery, Announcements, Specialty Papers

DIY – Do It Yourself

Art materials, Blank boxes & raw frames, Buttons, Craft kits, DIY kits for home décor, party, holiday & card-making, Embellishments & adornments, Luxury papers & blank, die-cut stock, Organizational containers, Ribbons & bows, Rubber stamps, Scrapbooking supplies, Stickers

Celebrations

Party Favors, Gift Wrap, Paper Tableware and Décor, Packaging, Ribbon and Embellishments, Party Kits, Confections

Lifestyle

Candles, Soaps, Small Leather Goods, Frames, Pillows, Books, Baby to Tween Giftables, Decorative Objects, “Kitchen Chic,” Specialty Toys and Games, Men’s Gifts and Gadgets, Jewelry

The Desktop

Writing Instruments, Journals, Calendars, Paperweights, Letter Trays, Desk Ensembles, Storage and Organizational Products

All Things Wedding

Invitation Suites, Favors and Other Wedding Accessories, Décor, Shower Gifts, Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Gifts, Activity Kits, Cake Toppers, Personalized Items

Eco Chic

Any item that is authentically and holistically environmentally produced and manufactured.

Seasonal Greats

Your best products for every seasonal occasion…from Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day, Halloween to Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa!

Read our Best New Product Competition Fact Sheet for more information.

Category winners will be included in the Show Daily as well as on the NSS website, on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Award winners will also be posted in the press room during the Show.

For BNP competition or display questions, contact Michelle Daniels, programs & events manager at michelle.daniels@emeraldexpo.com.

Stationery retailers are looking for range and diversity of paper and lifestyle products. From letterpress and handmade greeting cards, to personalized products and lifestyle gifts, there’s only one opportunity each year to be before this most important, focused audience. NSS is it.  


WHO WILL YOU SEE AT NSS?

NSS attracts buyers worldwide at a convenient time of year for them to travel to the U.S.  You’ll meet buyers from all 50 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, as well as from 77 other countries. International attendance increased by 3% alone in 2015.

Business Types in Attendance:
NSS attracts a diverse global attendance of 10,000 buyers and industry professionals from stationery, card and gift shops; bookstores; bridal shops; party stores; department, chain and specialty stores; large chains and “big box” mass retailers; online retailers and mail order catalogs; as well as special event planners, corporate marketers, importers, distributors and manufacturers’ representatives.

Buyers are looking for the best classic and trending products in:
Social Stationery. Greeting Cards. Invitations, Announcements. Calendars, Desk Accessories,Diaries, Journals,Gift Wrap, Bags, Bows, Boxed Cards, Wedding/Bridal Products, Letterpress, Seasonal/Holiday Products, Packaging, Party Supplies/Décor, Candles, Decorative Objects, Personalized Products, General/Lifestyle Gifts, Books, Printing, Customized Products, Handmade


KEY SECTIONS BRING THE RIGHT BUYERS AND SELLERS TOGETHER

Adjacent to the “core” of the Show that presents a majority of well-established companies across all product categories, there are two distinct sections that offer targeted exposure to the right buyers:

#fresh
Home to an eclectic variety of emerging businesses — five years and younger — #fresh is where attendees find the newest faces in the industry. This juried section, full of original, creative products is where buyers meet tomorrow’s star players. Now in its 3rd year, #fresh features approximately 100 companies.  

Criteria for consideration:

  1. Product must be original, creative and authentic, with an emphasis on design and packaging (as perceived by the selection committee).
  2. Must be able to supply a booth photo from a previous exhibition, or barring that, a rendering of your NSS exhibit display.
  3. Company can only have been in business a maximum of five years.
  4. Company cannot have exhibited in the NSS for more than four years.

To apply for #fresh, indicate your interest on the NSS Exhibitor Application.

The Supply Side
This B2B section services NSS exhibitors and attending product development and design professionals in the stationery, gift and other creative industries. It features production equiptment, services and supplies including die-cutting, foil stamping, embossing, holography, lamination, packaging, converters, paper, printing, thermography, production machinery, envelopes, display/ fixture systems and more.

In addition to these two sections, GCA members can participate in this special area:

GCA Pavilion
An atmosphere for Greeting Card Association members to exhibit cooperatively, affordably, and with all of the advantages that come with being an exhibitor minus the logistical stress!  GCA members are cordially invited to exhibit within the GCA Pavilion. See details within application.


WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM EXHIBITING?

At the NSS, you will:

  • Build awareness of your brand
  • Generate leads
  • Write orders
  • Make new customer contacts and reconnect with former customers
  • Network with manufacturers’ representatives from across the U.S.
  • Meet international distributors from around the world
  • Launch new products before important consumer and trade press

Buyers wouldn’t miss the NSS. When they attend, they buy.

  • 8 times out of 10, purchase decisions are made based on having seen a product at the NSS.
  • The average buyer spent more than $78,000 at the 2015 NSS.
  • 96% of exhibitors generated leads as a result of exhibiting at the 2015 NSS.
  • 88% of exhibitors wrote orders at the 2015 NSS.
  • 75% of attendees consider NSS a must-attend annual event. 
  • 72% of buyers say the NSS influences their purchase decisions more than any other show or resource.
  • 62% of buyers place orders with new exhibitors.

BOOTH PACKAGES

Exhibit space can be booked as a single booth or in multiples (i.e., 10’x10′, 10’x20′). Standard package rate is $31.90 per square foot. Visit nationalstationeryshow.com for diagrams and details.


There’s no better time to exhibit than in 2016. Be a part of this milestone year as we celebrate seven decades and honor the people who live and breathe this industry by sharing their most inspiring stories. As a participating exhibitor, you’ll be invited to share yours!

We expect exhibit space to go quickly during this momentus year — so make your plans to exhibit today.

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JAVITS MAKEOVER & EXPANSION

JAVITS MAKEOVER – $1.5B EXPANSION PLANNED FOR CENTER

The Javits Center is planning a $1.5 billion expansion that will double the exhibit space and add a grassy rooftop park, a new report says. The expansion would also add a fifth-floor ballroom overlooking the Hudson River and a 40-story hotel, Crain’s New York Business says. Political, business and community leaders agree that expanding the center is crucial to the Big Apple’s economy, the weekly says. The Javits Center has dropped to 14th in exhibit space nationwide and is too small to accommodate 43 of the largest 200 conventions. Meanwhile, new centers are going up in Washington and Boston. But financing the expansion remains a problem, Crain’s says. While the center is controlled by the state, the Pataki administration has always insisted that the city pay a big portion of the cost of the project, and the state and city aren’t close to reaching an agreement. The center now runs from West 34th to 39th streets between 11th and 12th avenues. Under the expansion, there would be a new building that would run to 42nd Street. The new building would be five stories high, one more than the existing structure. Exhibit space would nearly double to 1.3 million square feet. Meeting space would increase tenfold, to 300,000 feet. The hotel would be built at the corner of 42nd Street and 11th Avenue on land owned by developer Larry Silverstein, who holds the World Trade Center lease. Javits officials say Silverstein is willing to sell. Center facts * 745,860 feet of exhibit space * Ranked 14th in terms of exhibit space * Loses dozens of conventions to other cities each year * Expansion has been proposed since 1995 * Proponents say expansion would pump $1.5 billion a year into city’s economy.

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World Stamp Show 2016

Quick Facts

Event: World Stamp Show-NY 2016

When: May 28-June 4, 2016

Show Hours:
Saturday, May 28 10:30am to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 29 10:00am to 6:00pm
Monday, May 30 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 31 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, June 1 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursda, June 2 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, June 3 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, June 4 10:00am to 3:00pm

Where: Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001 on Level 3 taking up 294,000 square feet.

Who: Well over 200,000 beginner through advanced stamp collectors, their families and friends are expected to attend this once-a-decade event.

Admission: Free throughout all 8 days of the show.

Under the patronage of the American Philatelic Sociey with major support from The Collectors Club of New York and The Philatelic Foundation along with their members.

What will be there?
* Over 200 stamp dealers selling and buying stamps, covers, collections, post cards and a wide assortment of ephemera and philatelic items and supplies.
* 50+ postal bureaus, including the United States Postal Service and United Nations Postal Administration selling their latest issues.
* The world’s greatest stamp rarities on display along with 4,000 exhibit frames of competitive exhibits vying for medals and prizes.
* 60 specialty philatelic organizations covering every facet of the hobby, manning society tables and holding meetings and educational seminars–almost all of which are open to the public.
* First Day stamp release ceremonies for new issues from the U.S., U.N. and several nations around the world.
* Family friendly activities and events, including a large “Youth and Beginner Area.”

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 carries on the rich tradition of the once-a-decade international exhibitions from the past 100 years held in the United States, typically on a year ending with “6” or “7,” honoring the anniversary of America’s first postage stamps issued in 1847.

Here are some of the stamps and souvenir sheets issued honoring those international shows.

Invited Displays

This page will feature details about the Court of Honor, world-class rarities, special  and postal administration exhibits.

We are pleased to announce that philatelic gems will be available for viewing during World Stamp Show-NY 2016 in a special section on the show floor presented by members of the Club de Monte-Carlo de la Philatélie. Details about the organization can be found at http://www.monacophil.eu/.

The Club was formed in 1998 after a highly successful exhibition of “100 of the World’s Rarest Stamps and Philatelic Documents” in honor of the seven century reign of the Grimaldi dynasty in the Principality of Monaco. The institutions and private collectors that participated in that event decided to repeat their efforts, which continues to this day allowing their gems to be displayed on a regular basis around the world. A complete list of the rarities will appear on the WSS-NY 2016 web site when arrangements have been finalized.

About the Exhibition

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 was selected by the American Philatelic Society (APS) to be the once-in-ten year international philatelic exhibition hosted by this country. The APS is the national stamp collecting organization in the U.S.

       
Several thousand competitive exhibit frames from beginning to advanced levels featuring some of the rarest philatelic material on the planet will be on display at World Stamp Show-NY 2016. This page of our website will bring collectors up-to-date with everything they need to know about entering their exhibits into competition at the show.

 

 

 

 


1926- 2nd Exh.
White Plains, NY

1936- 3rd Exh.
New York, NY

1947- 4th Exh.
New York, NY

1956- FIPEX
New York, NY

1966- SIPEX
Washington, DC

1976- Interphil
Philadelphia, PA

1986- Ameripex
Chicago, IL

1997- Pacific ’97
San Francisco, CA

Washington 2006
Washington, DC

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a Better Exhibiting Experience

6 Ways to Create a Better Exhibiting Experience

 

When you exhibit at a trade show, you are not only competing with your competitors, you are competing against every single exhibitor. So, how do you stand out?

Many companies use the same tactics to attract attention – lead retrieval units, models, interactive activities, etc.  But, there are smarter ways to approach trade shows that will make you stand out from everyone else, and leave a lasting impression on the mind of visitors.

#1 Ask open ended questions and break the ice. Attendees often walk the trade show floor with wandering eyes and thoughts. Your goal is to engage prospective clients. If attendees are approached aggressively, they tend to be annoyed or feel defensive and leave. If they’re ignored, that is even worse. You never know who is passing you by—that person could be a big decision-maker. To engage prospects, ask a non-threatening question like, “What are you hoping to get out of the show?”

#2 Plan ahead. Before attending the show, take an afternoon to go over key strategy and main points with your staff. Be sure they each have a unique 30-second elevator speech prepared that highlights your product or company energetically but non-aggressively. Remember though, don’t give this pitch until you have something that the prospect could actually need.

#3 A first impression will be a lasting one. Try and do something different than the average trade show exhibitor. Whether that means constructing unique signage and going beyond industry or branded color schemes, or hosting unique interactive activities or demos in your booth, don’t be afraid to be bold.  Give attendees something they won’t be able to resist as they walk by.

#4 Intensify your product displays. If you are highlighting a product in your booth, make it noticeable. Use lighting and place it in a location at a different height from your marketing materials. Attendees are at the show to see what you’re offering, so get their attention. If you are featuring a particular product or item, make sure you bring more than one to the show. Anything can happen in transit or even on the show floor.

#5 Make an action plan for follow up. Plan your method for following up prior to the show and make it easy for your booth staffers. Digital scanners are often used as well as tracking or customized apps for lead generation. But, if additional details are not captured, that lead will not be qualified.  Write any pertinent information and what you promised the client in your lead notes. Things like, “follow up immediately with phone call” or “requested product brochure and wants pricing” so that your sales reps know exactly what the customer was promised. Be sure to record any information that will assist you or your sales team in prompt and detailed follow up after the show.

#6 If you’re not using social media, you are missing out. Create a hashtag for your presence and give followers and attendees compelling reasons why they’d want to come visit your booth. Maybe you are offering a special giveaway, a new product announcement, or even the opportunity to be the first to have access to new data. Make your posts personal, and engage with your followers one-on-one. Promo or teaser videos or even pictures of planning and set up are enticing to followers. Be sure to promote your hashtag during the show, or use the event’s hashtag if one is available.

A successful trade show is dependent upon proper planning, execution and follow-up.  Even more important is the positive attitudes and communication among your booth staff.  Give your attendees something to remember, and if they have fun doing it, you are sure to be a success!

By Skyline – Original Article Link – http://www.skylinetradeshowtips.com/6-ways-to-create-a-better-exhibiting-experience/

NYNOW – February 2016

 

 

Winter 2016 Exhibitor List

The NY NOW Market features more than 2,500 exhibitors and thousands of lines – carefully screened and categorized across three market collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE.

Dates + Hours By Product Collection

HOME:

Accent on Design®
Home Furnishings + Textiles
Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares
January 31 – February 3 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Level 3
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 2 PM on Wednesday, February 3

LIFESTYLE:

Baby + Child
Gift
Personal Accessories
Personal Care + Wellness
January 31 – February 3 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Level 1
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 2 PM on Wednesday, February 3

HANDMADE:

Handmade® Designer Maker
January 30 – February 2 (Saturday-Tuesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Javits North
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 5 PM on Tuesday, February 2

Handmade® Global Design
January 30 – February 2 (Saturday-Tuesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, River Pavilion
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 5 PM on Tuesday, February 2

Artisan Resource
January 31 – February 3 (Sunday -Wednesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Level 3
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 2 PM on Wednesday, February 3

 

HANDMADE

August 15-17 (Saturday – Monday) 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

August 18 (Tuesday)                           9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

HOME, LIFESTYLE, Artisan Resource

August 16-18 (Sunday – Tuesday) 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

August 19 (Wednesday)                  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

What are the 2016 market dates for NY NOW?

NY NOW winter 2016 will be located at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, January 30 – February 3, 2016*. The summer 2016 market will also take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, August 20 – 24, 2016*.

* Staggered dates and hours.

 

Where is the NY NOW Market held?

The NY NOWMarket is located at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th Street, New York City.

The HANDMADE Collection opens Saturday, August 15 and runs through Tuesday, August 18th.

The LIFESTYLE and HOME Collections, plus Artisan Resource open Sunday, August 16 and run through Wednesday, August 19.

How can I make hotel arrangements?

Hotel reservations can be made online through the Hotel & Travel section of the NY NOW website. Travel Planners is the official housing agent for the NY NOW.

 

Where do I ship my booth materials?

We have two location options to make shipping more convenient.

The first method is to ship your freight in advance to the Freeman Warehouse.  You’ll receive confirmation of receipt and the materials will be waiting in your booth for you when you arrive on-site. Additional information will be available in the Exhibitor Set-up Manual. The advance shipment address is:

  • Freeman Warehouse address for advanced shipments: Company Name & Booth Number(s) NY NOW c/o Freeman 1 Railroad Place Maspeth, NY 11378

The second method is to ship directly to show site. Freeman will be receiving shipments beginning on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 (please refer to your target check-in time). The show site shipping address is:

  • The shipping address to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (JKJCC) is:  Company Name & Booth Number(s) NY NOW c/o Freeman Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th Street (12th Avenue & 39th Street)

What is the Marshaling Yard and why do I have to go there?

The marshaling yard is located on 12th Avenue at 39th Street. All delivering carriers must check in at the Marshaling Yard prior to delivering to the facility. Drivers must check in no later than 2:30 p.m. on the target move-in date to be off-loaded.

Please be advised that certified weight tickets are required when checking into the Marshaling Yard. For your convenience, Freeman has available a full-size certified scale at the Marshaling Yard. If your driver has valid certified weight tickets, Freeman will accept these tickets and your driver will not have to scale at the Freeman Marshaling Yard. All carriers will be assigned an unloading number according to driver check-in time.

 

Can I use my own dolly/hand truck and move my materials into my booth?

No, you may not.  Only materials that can be hand-carried by one individual in one trip may be brought into the exhibit hall by an exhibitor. Someone must be available to stay with your vehicle at all times to avoid being towed, and should remain parked for no more than 30 minutes. No exceptions.

All private vehicles larger than a Ford Ecoline van must check in at the Marshaling Yard and use the loading docks for freight move-in. Hand-carry move-in assistance will be available on a limited, first-come-first-served basis from the front doors to individual booths. If you have questions, please contact Freeman at 201-299-7575.

 

Where can I find the NY NOW Exhibitor Set-up Manual?

The NY NOW 2015 Exhibitor Service Manual will be available online in May under “Exhibitor Services”.

If you have any questions about the NY NOW Exhibitor Set-up Manual, please contact Kristen Anderson, Operations Manager, at 914-421-3293 or kristen.anderson@emeraldexpo.com.

 

How do I register my exhibitor booth personnel?

Exhibitor Registration can be done online. This will be live in May and all exhibitors will be notified by email when registration opens for badges. Note that all badges must be picked up on-site with photo ID.

 

How many exhibitor badges do I get for my company?

Badge allotment is based off the size of your booth. You may register 5 employees for every 100 square feet. If additional badges are needed, you may do so for an additional charge.

 

How much does it cost to attend NY NOW?

Read more on pricing information to attend the NY NOW Market.

 

Can I bring my child to the show?

Children under the age of 14 may be admitted as guests (for a $60 admission fee) if accompanied by a registered attendee.

STROLLERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE EXHIBIT AREAS.

 

Accent on Design®

Contact Information  Sales Manager: Jaime Sikorjak

The industry’s leading resource for innovative, design-led merchandise for more than 30 years, Accent on Design presents nearly 150 established and emerging design brands that continually push the creative envelope and change the way we look at the everyday.

Criteria for acceptance includes: original, creative and authentic product design; new and innovative use of materials and/or process; products which address and solve problems; a focus on contemporary design (as perceived by the committee); functionality; and consistent and continuous new product introductions.

A critical resource for unique and forward-thinking design across all categories of products and mediums curated by an independent selection committee of professionals in the contemporary design community.

Key Exhibitors

Ameico
Areaware
Artecnica
Artel Glass
Assouline
Atipico
Chilewich
Eastern Accent
Finell
Joe Cariati
Jonathan Adler
iittala
MSY Inc.
Seletti North America, Inc.
Pablo
Souda
Stelton
Taschen
Tina Frey Designs
Tom Dixon
Uchino
Umbra

Key Retailers

ABC Carpet & Home
Anthropologie
Bergdorf Goodman
Conran Shop
Cooper Hewitt
Design Public
Dwell
Fab.com
Fred Segal
The Future Perfect
The Guggenheim
HORNE
Kitson
Matter
Module R
MoMA
Museum of Art & Design
Property
SF MoMA
Tableart
YLIVING.COM

Key Press

Apartment Therapy
Architectural Digest
coolhunting.com
CORE77
Elle Décor
Habitually Chic
HollisterHovey.blogspot.com
Home Accents Today
Home Lighting & Accessories
Home Textiles Today
HomeFashions & Furniture Trends
House Beautiful
Interior design
Metropolis
New York Times
O, The Oprah Magazine
Point Click Home
Treehugger.com
unbeige.com

 

Home Furnishings + Textiles

Contact Information  Sales Manager: Danielle Giacoponello

Home Furnishings + Textiles showcases a comprehensive collection of 500+ mid to high-end furniture, decorative accessories and home textiles resources.  From traditional to contemporary, and indoor to outdoor living the section features established and emerging brands in lighting, bedding, floor coverings, wall decor, pillows, and accessories.

Key Exhibitors

Ann Gish
Barreveld International
Bungalow 5
Chelsea Textiles
DK Living
Downright Ltd.
Dransfield + Ross
Fino Lino
GO Home
Jan Barboglio
John Robshaw Textiles & Home
Julian Chichester
Legacy/ Ryan Studio
Libeco Home
Made Goods
Matouk
Modern History
Mr. Brown
Oliver Gal
Roberta Schilling Collection
Roost
SDH Enterprises
Sugarboo
Tommy Mitchell
Traditions Linens
Trowbridge
V Rugs & Home
Vagabond Vintage
Worlds Away
Zoe Bios

Key Retailers

ABC Carpet & Home
Adrien Linford
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Bergdorf Goodman
Between the Sheets
Bloomingdales
Fred Segal
Garnet Hill
Gracious Home
HD Buttercup
Hildreths
Lillian August
Lynnens
Mitchell + Gold
Neiman Marcus
One Kings Lane
Rockwell Group
Rumrunner
Schweitzer Linens
Shelter

Key Press

Better Homes & Gardens
Costal Living
Country Living
The Editor at Large
Elle Décor
Gifts & Decorative Accessories
Gilt Groupe
Hearst Magazines
HFN
HGTV
Home Accents Today
Home Lighting & Accessories
Home Textiles Today
House Beautiful Magazine
InStyle Magazine
Interior Design
LDB Interior Textiles
Martha Stewart Living
Real Simple
Redbook
Rug News and Design
Surface
Town & Country Magazine
Traditional Home
Veranda

 

Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares

Contact Information  Sales Manager: Marc Delman

Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares presents a stunning collection of resources for home entertaining, gourmet kitchenware and specialty tabletop resources including product categories such as: glassware, serveware, dinnerware, cutlery/flatware, table linens, gourmet kitchenware, cookware, barware and wine accessories.

Key Exhibitors

Alexandra Von Furstenberg
Beatriz Ball Collection
Bodrum Group
Farmhouse Pottery
Frances Stoia
Godinger
Guzzini
Hester & Cook
J.K. Adams Company
Julia Knight
Juliska
Kiss That Frog
Kim Seybert
Koziol
Lenox
Lifetime Brands
Lunares
Mariposa
Mary Jurek Design
Match
Michael Aram
Michael Wainwright
Picnic Time
PPD – Paperproducts Design
Rosanna Imports, Inc.
Reed and Barton
Rolf Glass
Sabre
Simon Pearce
The Just Slate Company
Typhoon Homewares
Vagabond House
Vietri
Zoku

Key Retailers

Barney’s
Bergdorf Goodman
Bloomingdale’s
Conran Shop
Container Store
Crate & Barrel
Draegers Supermarkets
Geary’s
Hoagland’s
Kohl’s
Michael C. Fina
NapaStyle Inc.
Neiman Marcus
One Kings Lane
Pottery Barn
QVC
Sur La Table
Tableart
Target
Whole Foods
Williams-Sonoma
Urbane Home + Lifestyle

Key Press

Better Homes and Gardens
Brides
Canadian House and Home
Coastal Living
Cooking Light
Fine Cooking
Food & Wine
Food Network
Gift Shop Magazine
Gifts & Decorative Accessories
Gourmet Insider
Giftware News
Gourmet Business
The Gourmet Retailer
HomeWorld Business
House Beautiful Magazine
Kitchenware News
The Knot
Martha Stewart Living
The New York Times
O, The Oprah Magazine
Real Simple
Southern Living
Tableware Today

 

Best New Product Awards

Winners were recognized for their innovation and creativity in design, awarded with Summer 2015 Best New Product Awards in the following categories:

 

Baby + Child Best New Product Awards recognize excellence in four categories – toy, décor, gear and apparel – along with one overall “Best of Market” distinction. Criteria include product innovation, design and style. List of winners.

Personal Care + Wellness Best New Products Awards recognize excellence in five categories – Bath & Body, Beauty Accessory, Cosmetic, Natural/Organic and Packaging – along with one overall “Best of Market” distinction. Criteria include innovative product concept, industry need, aesthetic appeal, creative use of materials/technology and creative packaging. List of winners.

New York Home Textiles Market Week Best New Products Awards recognize excellence in four categories – Bath, Bed, Dining and Home Accessories – along with one overall “Best of Market” distinction. Criteria include innovative design, product solution, aesthetic appeal, creativity and new material or technology. List of winners.

Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares Best New Product Awards recognize excellence in four categories – cooking, dining, gourmet accessories and kitchen preparation – along with one overall “Best of Market” distinction. Criteria include innovative design, aesthetic appeal, creativity and functionality. List of winners.

Best of HOME / Best of LIFESTYLE Awards are determined by “people’s choice” online balloting during NY NOW. The 11 winners of the Baby + Child and Personal Care + Wellness Best New Product Awards are eligible for Best of LIFESTYLE; and the nine winners of the Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares and Home Textiles Best New Product Awards are eligible for Best of HOME. Check out the winners here.

Five additional awards were also presented during NY NOW:

Accent on Design® Awards recognize design excellence in categories including individual product, complete collection and booth design. Winners are selected by the Accent on Design Selection Committee based on creativity, ingenuity, innovation, function, originality and design. Check out the winners here.

#NYNOW “Bloggers’ Choice” Awards recognize top home and lifestyle products within across NY NOW as selected by editors from alternative and emerging media channels. “Bloggers’ Choice Awards” will be presented to products they deem to be “the next big thing.”

Eco Choice Awards, co-sponsored by GREENRetailer and NY NOW, recognize retailers’ top picks in three categories: Most Innovative; Most Sellable; and Most Sensitive Use of Materials. List of winners.

ASID NY Metro Chapter – “Best of the Best” NY NOW Summer 2015 recognize NY NOW HOME exhibitors, selected by members of the New York Metro chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), for excellence in seven categories: Imaginative Product Presentation; Innovative Product Design (Furniture); Social Responsibility, Ecological Sensitivity (Green); Lighting; Accessories; Floor coverings; and Wall Art.  Check out the winners here.

IFDA NY Selects — Best in Market @ NY NOW Summer 2015
Developed to promote and support NY NOW HOME and the design/furnishings industry, IFDA (International Furnishings & Design Association) judges will select new and innovative product in eight categories: Furniture, Lighting, Fabric, Tabletop, Green Sensibility, Art, Gourmet Housewares and Innovative Booth Design.

Winners:

  • LiBeco Home, Booth #2448 (Fabric)
  • WASARA Co., Ltd., Booth #3737 (Innovative Booth Design)
  • Mitchell Black, Booth #2440 (Art)
  • Peterman’s Boards & Bowls, Booth #3381 (Gourmet Housewares)
  • Pablo, Booth #3836 (Lighting)
  • Acryluso by Laser Edge Designs, Booth #1958A (Furniture)
  • Msy, Inc., Booth #4217 (Green Sensibility)
  • Bungalow 5 LLC, Booth #2620 (Tabletop)

 

5 Steps to a killer Trade Show Strategy

If you’ve ever been part of the magical world of developing a trade show strategy for your own business or a client, then you know how much work goes into one. If you haven’t, you are in for a treat, my friends. While it can be a lot of work, creating trade show strategies can also be incredibly rewarding, especially when you stand in front of the final masterpiece. I’ve been with Melamed Riley for five years, and have had the opportunity to be a part of developing trade show strategies twice a year for our client, FMC Professional Solutions, a division of FMC Corporation.

There are so many pieces-parts, planning and logistics that go into developing a successful trade show strategy that I like to compare it to planning a wedding. Except that instead of just one day of fun, it can extend over a few days. And there’s no “Electric Slide.”

This blog post outlines five key steps for developing and executing a killer trade show strategy, though you may have more or less depending on your own situation. These key steps include: Designing the booth structure, developing booth graphics, integrating creative booth promotions, exploring media or sponsorship opportunities and leveraging the trade show through social media platforms.
Designing a Trade Show Booth Structure: Obviously, the first thing you need is a booth. Some businesses own one, but often the booth has to be rented. Generally speaking, each trade show publishes a list of preferred booth rental companies that are assigned to the show. If you are looking into renting a booth, the first step in your trade show strategy is to design a booth structure.

In my opinion, working with a rented booth has more advantages than working with one that is already built as it gives you the opportunity to refresh your booth year after year and offers more flexibility when it comes to customization. Rental booth companies have a large collection of booths that they have previously developed from which you can pull bits and pieces. Let’s say you really like a high-top desk you see in one booth, but prefer the overall structural layout of another — no problem. And if they don’t have something you are envisioning, they will build it for you!

From a design standpoint, it’s important to keep in mind the flow of the overall space when creating a booth structure. There’s nothing worse than being saddled with a booth that’s cluttered or cramped. If there’s enough room for show attendees to move around freely, they’re bound to stay longer!
Developing Booth Graphics: The second phase of a trade show strategy takes place after there is an approved booth structure. This is where the magic happens, as your creative team begins developing the booth graphics, as well as any copy that will be incorporated. The structure comes to life during this phase, and everyone’s vision starts to become a reality. Please note: When developing the booth copy and graphics it’s important to keep it SIMPLE. Rarely will a show attendee read more than a few key copy points, and there’s limited real estate within the booth anyway. Therefore, you may want to develop collateral materials as part of this phase. Collateral is an effective way for show attendees to leave your booth with important information, especially if they weren’t able to interact with a booth representative.
Integrating Creative Trade Show Promotions: Unfortunately, designing an eye-catching booth just isn’t enough for a trade show. Which brings me to the third key element for developing a trade show strategy: Coming up with creative ways to attract show attendees to your booth. Unique trade show promotions or giveaways are often part of a trade show, but the effective ones generally tie in with the theme of the booth or are truly unique. Distributing pens or pads of paper with a company logo really isn’t all that appealing. Think of this as the creative team’s opportunity to come up with something fun, exciting and out-of-the-box!
Exploring Trade Show Advertising or Sponsorship Opportunities: The fourth step in your trade show strategy is all about trade show advertising and sponsorship opportunities. While trade shows generally offer the typical signage throughout the show floor or the inclusion of a company’s logo within the show guide, many will collaborate if you have something compelling in mind. Sponsorships can be a big investment, so it’s important to make sure your sponsorship is effective, exciting and worth the money.

If sponsorships are out of the question, there may be other trade show advertising opportunities available, such as advertising within a magazine that is distributed specifically at the show. If you are looking for trade show advertising that consists of non-traditional means, working with the trade show organizer to see if they would be willing to sell the addresses and/or email addresses of show attendees could be an option. If they are selling this information, perhaps you send show attendees a custom e-mail blast or direct mailer encouraging them to stop by your booth while they are at the show.
Leveraging Booth Attendance through Social Media: The last key element for developing a killer trade show strategy is the integration of social media. Obviously, this is only applicable if your business is active on at least one social media platform. Social media is a fantastic tool to leverage your presence at a trade show. Posting before, during and after the show is critical for letting your Facebook fans or Twitter followers know you will be at a trade show, and what they can expect to see there. Social media is also a great way to get a little creative, such as utilizing your platforms to execute a scavenger hunt. For example, you could develop a specific hashtag for your scavenger hunt and provide clues using your hashtag that direct participants to places on the trade show floor for the next clue or prize.

And don’t forget about your blog! If your business has one, blogging is an excellent way to inform show attendees what they will see at your booth before the trade show. It is also a great way to recap what happened after the show is over.

While developing an attractive, informational trade show booth is important, it isn’t the only element in developing a successful trade show strategy. There is a lot more involved in making sure it’s a well thought out strategy with many components.

Do you have more steps that you would suggest adding when developing a trade show strategy based on your experience? Or do you have any success stories based on what you have done at trade show? If so, we would love to hear them! Just include them in the comment box below.

Published on: October 3, 2013 – Melamed Riley – Idea Center

 

Dumb Stuff People Do at Trade Shows

Dumb Stuff People Do at Trade Shows

It’s So Maddening!

Now, I’m not calling anyone “dumb,” so lower your kitchen knives and baseball bats. What I am saying is that people do really dumb stuff at trade shows. Consistently dumb stuff. Anyone who participates in trade shows could write a book on what they’ve seen over the years. Pre-show marketing and post-show leads would cover several hundred pages.

So, let’s ignore those and concentrate on the easy, quick fixes, the ones you can change now. The ones you can implement before your next show in a month.

Senior Management

Bring them . . . but not all of them. Bring the President and the CEO, assuming they are personable and knowledgeable. Don’t bring them if they love to hear themselves talk. Don’t bring the CFO, the COO, or anyone who couldn’t charm a goldfish into a fishbowl. Clients want to talk to senior management. And their presence demonstrates that your company is serious about the show.

This rule obviously doesn’t apply if you do 80 shows a year. Pick the 3 or 4 most crucial and have the “chiefs” there. Tip: It’s much easier to get a trade show marketing budget approved if senior management participates.

Come Late. Leave Early

Most shows allow you to enter the show hall early. This gives you time to organize the booth and make any last minute changes. More importantly, it’s the ideal time to walk the show, see industry trends, and get a better sense of what your competitors are showing. If possible, bring a colleague. That way you can compare notes.

It’s also a great time to talk to the other early birds. There are fewer distractions, and you’re more likely to have a casual, informative conversation. Staying late has similar advantages. Not surprisingly, tired exhibitors can be very revealing at the end of the day.

That said . . . adhere to the formal and informal rules of the trade show floor. Don’t do anything you wouldn’t want a competitor to do in your booth.

Ignore the Competition

Many companies are arrogant about their competitors. They see themselves as “the leaders,” so what could they possibly learn? The answer is — a lot. Even knowing that you are still the leader is valuable when targeting new markets and developing your marketing strategy.

And, unless your company prohibits it, don’t be afraid to introduce yourself. Friendliness is not a crime. You may be surprised at what you’ll discover, and a friendly competitor has been known to send business your direction if the client doesn’t fit their model. Tip: Beware of the red herring. Sometimes competitors can be sneaky smart about their sales, trends, and products.

Ignore Your Customers

It happens. It’s human nature. We feel like we don’t have to spend as much time with existing customers since we know them. However, your customers come to trade shows to learn about new products, services, and companies. They also come to mingle with colleagues, meet new people, and share challenges. They want to feel valued.

If good customer says, “I was at the show, but —

a) You were so busy no one was available,

b) I was there but just never made it to your booth, or

c) Spoke to Bob (or Jane or Homer) and they said there’s nothing new happening”

Then, you have a problem. A correctable problem but a problem.

Ignore the Social Events

As much as we want to pretend otherwise, trade shows are business in a semi-social setting. The planned social events, such as the evening gala, meet-and-greet events, award ceremonies, and receptions are still business functions. Make it worthwhile. It’s your chance to meet new people, chat with industry colleagues, bond with existing customers, and find new customers.

Can it be hard, especially if you are a wallflower? Yes . . . but . . . wallflowers have an advantage. They are great listeners, and in any large room, the ratio of talkers to listeners is about 95:1. Ask the right question (or often any question) and the rest of the night is on auto-pilot.

Tip: For anyone under 30, Social Media ≠ Social Events. And yes, you do have to talk to people. You can’t just text them.

Rely on Memory

Unless you’re Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, your memory is flawed, hopelessly flawed. On Day 1, you will have little doubt that you can recall every single conversation. By Day 3, an important client will remind you that you spoke for 30 minutes about a critical new project on Day 1.

Whatever works for you, use it — paper, tablet, business cards with notes, digital recorder, etc. Yes, it’s better if everyone in the booth uses a similar system, but it’s even better if everyone takes notes that can be reconstructed at the end of the day or the end of the show. Tip: Don’t let “Joe” leave the booth at the end of the day without emptying his pockets. Otherwise, those notes and business cards will be trash can casualties or unreadable smudges by next week.

Please share your “quick fixes.” View it as volunteer community service for the less fortunate who see neither the forest nor the trees when it comes to trade shows. Don’t make me stand on the corner ringing a bell for the clueless. They can be saved!

Link to original article – MelWhite-ClassicExhibits

HX: The Hotel Experience

500 Reasons Why

HX is the best-in-class show — if you’re serious about hospitality, you’re seriously here. Over 500 makers, marketers, and masters of hospitality converge to create the LARGEST HOSPITALITY SHOW IN NORTH AMERICA. Be the first to experience the multimillion-dollar re-imagination of IHMRS as HX: The Hotel Experience, from Rooms to Restaurants!

  • HX: TECH has power on tech solutions, innovations, and astonishments. If it can happen, it will happen here.
  • HX: CONCIERGE SERVICES will connect smarter and faster to the people you want to meet.
  • HX: STUDIO is where you hear from the best and brightest in the industry LIVE. We’ve brought the talent right to the show floor so you just can’t miss the next big thing.
  • HX: ONSTAGE HOTEL and HX: ONSTAGE RESTAURANT lets you experience new products 360 degrees in stunning theatrical presentations.
  • HX: CONNECT is where you plug in, recharge, refresh, network…we’ve thought of everything.

See our vital numbers for more proof that HX is the one worth attending.

 

DATES + HOURS

Sunday, November 8                 10:00am – 5:00pm

Monday, November 9                10:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday, November 10             10:00am – 4:00pm

 

VENUE

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center   New York City

 

EXHIBIT SPACE

100,000 net square feet

 

CO-LOCATED WITH

BDNY Boutique Design New York

 

PARTNERS

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)

Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC)

New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSHTA)

 

PRODUCED BY

Hospitality Media Group (HMG)

 

Strength in numbers. That’s the advantage of HX: The Hotel Experience with its 15,000 attendees looking to purchase. And that buying strength comes from the members of the following organizations, making HX: The Hotel Experience that much more of a success:

Hotel Association of New York City New York State Hospitality & Tourism American Hotel & Lodging Association
 

Hotel Association of New York CityNew York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; American Hotel & Lodging Association. Comprised of national, regional, and local properties, and representing billions of dollars in buying power, members are loyal to HX as their prime resource in finding, and buying what’s new.

ASSOCIATION PARTNERS:

Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)

Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI)

International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP)

NYC & Company

Women in Lodging (WIL)

MEDIA PARTNERS:

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Green Lodging News

Hospitality Upgrade

Hotel Business

Hospitality Upgrade

TabletopJournal.com

Total Food Service

EDUCATIONAL POWER LIST REVEALED FOR HX: THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE
September 10, 2015

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR HX: THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE – ROOMS TO RESTAURANTS
August 27, 2015

BRUNER/COTT + COLBURN AND GUYETTE NAMED WINNERS OF 2015 FOODSERVICE PIONEERING CONCEPT AT THE NEWLY TRANSFORMED IHMRS
July 29, 2015

NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST HOSPITALITY SHOW UNVEILS NEW BRAND, MISSION: HX: THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE – ROOMS TO RESTAURANTS
July 15, 2015

JUDGES ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 GOLD KEY AWARDS
May 12, 2015

CALL FOR ENTRIES: GOLD KEY AWARDS
April 24, 2015

INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, MOTEL + RESTAURANT SHOW ANNOUNCES ANTHONY G. MANGANO AS NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
February 02, 2015

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT and RENOVATION FUEL IHMRS
December 17, 2014

IHMRS ANNOUNCES 34th ANNUAL GOLD KEY AWARDS WINNERS
November 19, 2014

EDITORS SELECT BEST NEW PRODUCTS AT IHMRS 2014
November 10, 2014

MORE BUYERS ATTEND HX

Decisions, decisions: HX is the preeminent choice time and time again. No other show comes close to the depth and breadth of hospitality choices. Major hotel chains, resorts, casinos, boutiques, country clubs, and restaurants.  Institutional foodservice providers in settings ranging from hospital to hotel, university to private island. Yes, you read that right! HX proudly delivers at EVERY level.

DECISION MAKERS AT HX

Brand Marketing Manager

CEO/CFO/COO/CIO

Creative Director

Director of Engineering

Director of Finance/Accounting

Director of F&B

Director of Foodservice

Director of Housekeeping

Executive Housekeeper

Director of HR

Director of Operations

Director of Purchasing

Director of Revenue

Management

Director of Sales & Marketing

Director of Security & Safety

Director of Sustainability

Director of Telecommunication

Executive Chef/Sous Chef

Foodservice Consultant

Foodservice Equipment Dealer\
General Manager

Guest Services Manager

Interior Designer/Architect

Owner

Project Manager

Rooms Division Manager

BUSINESSES AT HX

Hotel & Restaurant Chains

Management Companies

Multi-Unit Owners

Purchasing Companies

Casinos

Independent Hotel & Restaurant Properties

Corporate Foodservice

Resorts & Spas

Design Firms

Military Lodging

Healthcare Foodservice

School Foodservice

Country Clubs

Bed & Breakfasts

Dealerships

Enter Your Product Today!

Editors from leading trade publications will select the winners of the HX 2015 Editor’s Choice Awards. Submissions are evaluated on product design, how the product answers a particular industry need, creative use of materials, and development or implementation of a new technology. Winners will be announced on Sunday, November 9.

Competition categories are:

  • Rooms Division
  • Technology
  • Food & Beverage
  • Kitchen Design
  • Guest Services
  • Green

From the six category winners, one company will present the Kenneth F. Hine “Best of Show” award.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR PRODUCT ONLINE

 

2014 Editor’s Choice Winners were-

Ecowalls, Bordentown, NJ

Franke, Aarburg, Switzerland

FlexCart, New Albany, OH

VerTerra Dinnerware, New York, NY

Partender, San Francisco, CA

HOTEL

Peter Yesawich, Vice Chairman of MMGY Global, will share research and insights on habits and preferences of today’s travelers and the implications to hotels and foodservice.

Dr. Erich Joachimsthaler, CEO & Founder, Vivaldi Partners Group will provide a provocative presentation on “staying ahead of the disruptors” – addressing the new normal of shared economy concepts such as Airbnb and Uber.

Glenn Hasek, publisher and editor of Green Lodging News will engage industry experts in a strategic exchange of “What’s Driving Lodging’s Leading Companies to Invest in Sustainability” – a must attend for C-level hospitality executives.

Larry Sternberg, President of Talent Plus will address Tomorrow’s Workforce – Importance of Human Capital and the demand for the right talent.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Hear the perspective from the top 3 winners of the HX 2015 Foodservice Pioneering Concept – Ed Arons, Colburn & Guyette , Robert Simmons, Bruner Cott, Steve Cote, Café Bellas and Audrey N. Teleguz, SCOPOS Hospitality Group  –  as they discuss their approach to design and concept development in terms of sustainability, location,  menu and more.  Sponsored by Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI).

Dave Turner, TabletopJournal, moderates a dynamic panel of industry experts including Ed BrownRestaurant Associates, Tommaso  Cardana, Tomson Hospitality, Martin Hunt, Queensberry Hunt, and John Miles,Steelite Americas. Gain valuable insight on choosing the right products to positively impact your guest’s experience.

TECHNOLOGY

Featured thought leaders in hospitality technology include experts such as Dahlia El Gazzar, CEO and Founder of The Meeting Pool, who will explore macro trends in hospitality and there will be hands-on training with the Tech Team on the how-tos of evaluating your website, going paperless with your tablet, and choosing new hardware and devices for your business.

Promote Your Product At HX With An Exhibitor Spotlight

With an HX Exhibitor Spotlight you can tell 15,000+ hospitality pros the unique attributes of your product or service in an exclusive 20-30-minute demonstration/presentation in one of three theaters located on the exhibit floor. Plus, receive special promotion and company branding through www.thehotelexperience.us, the HX Show Directory and tradeshow floor signage.

Secure your HX Exhibitor Spotlight today!

Please submit your HX Exhibitor Spotlight request by September 15, 2015. Keep in mind, there is no charge for participating as a Spotlight presenter. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to shine!

 

 

 

ICSC – New York 2015

ICSC New York – National Deal Making Conference

December 7, 2015 – December 8, 2015 – New York, NY United States

 

The one-stop for education, networking and deal making. These one- to two-day regional meetings provide an opportunity for attendees to gain information about current industry issues, meet and interact with colleagues doing business in the same region and make deals.

Join the Conversation on Twitter: Tweet using the hashtag #NYNDM and follow @ICSC for the latest news and updates on the event.

 

About the Show

Bigger Better Back!

December 7-8, 2015
Jacob K Javits Convention Center
New York City

The 2014 reloaction to the Javits Convention Center was a success on every level
capturing the renewed enthusiasm in the industry. It was a record breaking year with 484
participating companies encompassing 161,000 square feet of exhibit space and 9,643
industry stakeholders – an impressive 25% growth in attendance.

New York National Deal Making is Bigger Better Back building on last year’s success and
making this the must-attend event for deal making and networking.

Here is a sampling of exhibitors participating in this year’s event:

  • Brixmor Property Group
  • CBRE
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Dunkin’ Brands
  • Jersey Mike’s
  • JLL
  • Lululemon Athletica
  • RetroFitness
  • SRS Real Estate Partners
  • Starbucks
  • Walmart

Make the most of New York National Deal Making

Network and conduct business at the Deal Making taking place Monday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 8 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Cities of the World Pavilion showcases cities and municipalities looking to attract retail and real estate development to their communities. The Pavillion will allow attendees to learn about incentives, inducements and development opportunities.

Meet who’s who in finance and retail development at the Finance Pavilion. This is one convenient stop for attendees to meet with banks and other financial institutions and advisors.

Stop by Retailer Row where owners, developers and brokers can meet retailers in a specially designated area in the trade show.

Retail is becoming global and we are seeing more retailers and developers crossing borders. The International Pavilion will allow attendees to learn about opportunities in different areas of the world.


Getting There

The Javits Center is now more accessible with the new 7 subway line extension, allowing for
arrival in minutes of any destination within mid-town Manhattan. Also, for your convenience
shuttle bus service will be provided once again from official hotels.

 

ICSC Join/Rejoin

You’re making an important decision – to join the International Council of Shopping Centers – the premier voice of the global retail real estate community.

ICSC is a company-based membership association.
Your company/organization must be an ICSC member before you can join as an individual.

Is your company already an ICSC member?
Start the join/rejoin process by confirming your company’s membership status.

ICSC 2014 New York National Conference Hits Record Attendance Levels

Publish Date: December 15, 2014

Category: Press Releases
Topics: icsc, javits convention center, new york deal making, new york national conference, retail, retail real estate


Move to Javits Brings More Exhibitors and a 26% Increase in Attendees

NEW YORK, December 11, 2014 – The International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) decision to move the New York National Deal Making Conference to the Javits Convention Center was a huge success. The two-day event at the new location nearly doubled the size of the space, and with more than 400 exhibiting companies and an impressive 9,600 attendees, the results were a record attendance and a 26% increase compared to the 2013 event.

“The record attendee increase shows the vitality of the shopping center industry and how many are working hard to ensure its expansion and development,” said Mike Kercheval, president and CEO, ICSC.  “The increased attendance also serves as a strong indicator for industry growth, as we have previously witnessed an increase in attendance correlate with industry growth in the upcoming year.”

Attendees expressed their optimism and excitement about the industry as they participated in conference events, including panel discussions and an opening keynote speech by Donald Trump, chairman and president of The Trump Organization.

“The fundamentals of the business are incredibly sound,” said Daniel Hurwitz, CEO of DDR. Hurwitz was joined in a panel discussion on day one of the conference by Kenneth Bernstein, president and CEO of Acadia Realty Trust, David Simon, chairman and CEO of Simon, and Don Wood, president and CEO of Federal Realty Investment Trust.

The exhibition floor was home to hundreds of owners, developers, retailers and many more who were there with the same goal in mind – to showcase their newest projects and iconic retail spaces, and to explore opportunities and partnerships.

“The ICSC Deal Making show is always exciting, as it represents the last opportunity each year to meet with valued retailer partners and prospects to discuss opportunities across our portfolio,” said Keith Laird, executive vice president of leasing, Howard Hughes Corp. “We would never miss this opportunity to exhibit and showcase our brand and our numerous developments from Wall Street to Waikiki.”

During the conference, the ICSC Foundation also announced the launch of the Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. Scholarship, in honor of the mall pioneer, seeded by a $500,000 donation from the DeBartolo families, the DeBartolo Corp. and DeBartolo Holdings. The scholarship will go to a graduate student of real estate, retail or a related field.

For more on the New York Conference, view the following SCT articles here:

http://bit.ly/1397WoK
http://bit.ly/1vFVRgJ
http://bit.ly/1yA4Qam
http://bit.ly/1BbmNdp

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 67,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. For more information, visit www.icsc.org.

Dwell on Design NY

Dwell on Design New York

DOD NY
New York, 10012

 

New York City is a design laboratory— one that constantly reinvents its landscape while embracing new ideas and possibilities.

Dwell on Design NY (DODNY) shares that ethos as it upends the standard “design show” format by constructing a forum for unique ideas and a fresh point-of-view.

Join us as we dive deep with commercial designers, architects, manufacturers and you.  Together, we’ll evaluate design, solve problems and innovate through research, technology, and ingenuity.

 

At the core of this discourse are “hot buttons” that are rapidly evolving within the world of contract design:

—   Learning spaces

—   Hospitality venues

—   Public spaces

—   Urban Infrastructure

 

Join the candid conversation and lively debate on the future of design, with large-scale installations created by renowned brands that are not only relevant, but also influential.

 

Location: 82 Mercer, SoHo, New York City

 

Schedule of Events:

October 6-8: Launch events around the city during Dwell Design Week NY

October 9-11: DODNY at 82MERCER with two trade days and one consumer day focused on contract design. All day conference programming, design installations, new ideas and more.

October 11-12: Modern Home Tours with a showcase of the most innovative, design-forward dwellings in Manhattan. Get an up close look at some of the most interesting residential design in New York.

Buy your tickets now on dwellondesign.com.

Exhibitor Services

Dear Exhibitor,

Welcome to Dwell on Design 2015, being held Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4.  Grateful to welcome back previous exhibitors and looking forward to working with those that are new to Dwell on Design 2015.  We ask that even if this is not your first year; that you read the Exhibitor Services Manual (ESM) carefully, as it includes important information that pertains to this show.

This ESM will contain basic show information and forms required by show management.  You will find more information and all order forms on our website at ny.dwellondesign.com, which will be your primary resource for exhibiting. You may contact the vendor’s customer service departments directly with any questions you might have about their forms or any order you have already placed.

Please make sure to update your online booth profile. The exhibitor search feature of our website is one of the most visited sections, so make sure your company’s information is up-to-date for our prospective attendees.

If you would like to edit/create your exhibitor profile, follow these easy instructions:

    1. Click the Sign In button in the top right hand corner.
    2. Enter your company’s eCode (case sensitive). The eCode was included on your booth confirmation letter.
    3. Once signed into the Exhibitor Portal, click on the Booth Profile icon to update your online exhibitor profile

The information you provide here will not only be included on the website but within the show program, so make sure you include as much information as possible.

In order to save time and money, we encourage you to read the information carefully, taking note of upcoming deadlines and important show regulations.  For any questions, please contact me at (972) 536-6459 or email me at rana.schultz@informa.com.

Sincerely,
Rana Schultz
Senior Operations Manager

 

VENDOR CONTACT INFORMATION:

General Contractor / Wizard Studios
305 Ten Eyck St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone: (212) 627-3058

The Venue / Skylight Clarkson Sq
550 Washington Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 736-6200

EXHIBITOR WARNING:
Please read on for solicitation information pertaining to all exhibiting companies. Read More

EXHIBITOR APPOINTED CONTRACTOR (EAC):
If you are using a contractor to set up your booth or provide a service, you must designate the contractor as an EAC.  EAC’s that are not registered will not be allowed to work on the show floor.  EAC’s must submit a certificate of insurance by September 14, 2015.

General Information

SHOW LOCATION

Skylight Clarkson Sq
550 Washington Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 736-6200

EXHIBITOR MOVE-IN HOURS

Set-up will take over two days.  However, move-in times are “targeted”, meaning you will be required to move in at a specific time to expedite load in and access to the freight elevator.  You will be contacted by Show Management with your target time. You may not arrive before your targeted time.  Arriving after your targeted time will most likely result in your having to wait for the next available window on a first come, first served basis to load-in.

Wednesday, September 30*      8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 1*                 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*Show Management will contact you with your exact time

SHOW HOURS

Friday, October 2                             11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 3                        10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 4                          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

EXHIBITOR DISMANTLING HOURS

Sunday, October 4                          5:01 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Monday, October 5                         8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

No dismantling or packing permitted prior to the close of the show at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Empty cartons will be returned to booths beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Dismantling will continue on Monday beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m.  All materials must be removed from the show floor by that time.

SHIPPING INFORMATION

Warehouse Shipping Address:

Dwell on Design

Exhibiting Company Name

Booth #

Wizard Studios
305 Ten Eyck Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone: (212) 627-3058

Wizard will accept shipments beginning Tuesday, September 1 at the above address until Monday, September 28.

Show Site Shipping Address:

Dwell on Design

Exhibiting Company Name

Booth #

c/o Wizard Studios

Skylight Clarkson Sq
550 Washington Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 736-6200

Skylight Clarkson Sq will only accept shipments at the above address beginning Wednesday, September 30 at 8:00 a.m.  Shipments arriving before this date may be refused by the facility.

REGISTRATION

All exhibitors must REGISTER everyone from their company/organization who will be in attendance at the show. You will need to register staff who will be assisting in set-up and dismantle even if they will not be present during the show.  You do not need to register any contracted workers that are assisting with install and dismantle.  Everyone may obtain a wristband from security upon arrival on Wednesday.

 

Registration Hours (Subject to change):

Wednesday, September 30* Exhibitor Registration not open.
Thursday, October 1*              Exhibitor Registration not open from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 1                       12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 2                             9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 3                        9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 4                           9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*Exhibitors will need to pick-up wristbands from security.

Questions? Let us know!

 Important Links

Opportunities for Exposure

PRE-SHOW PROMOTION:
  • An online Exhibitor Directory listing at ny.dwellondesign.com sorted alphabetically and by category.
  • Your company “fan page” at ny.dwellondesign.com, includes:
    company name, contact information, web link, logo, and image upload
  • Show Directory with exhibitor listing sorted alphabetically, which features your company name, contact information, image, and web link
  • Dwell on Design banners and buttons for you to use on your website and to drive traffic to your booth.
  • Free exhibition passes to give to your best customers and prospects—amount varies by your booth size.
ON-SITE PROMOTION:
  • Space includes 92” high, free-standing, white hard walls that have two 4’ “returns” (sidewalls)
  • Your company name on 7” x 44” Company ID Sign
  • The chance to meet 5,000+ potential clients
POST-SHOW PROMOTION:
  • Your fan page and exhibitor directory listing at ny.dwellondesign.com will remain live for a minimum of 3 months after the show.

Dwell on Design Reach

THE DWELL BRAND
Internationally recognized with a highly engaged audience – attendees of Dwell on Design are passionate about seeking out great modern design.

PROMOTIONAL OUTREACH

Dwell on Design’s targeted promotional campaign includes seamless integration into editorial, in-book promotion, direct-marketing, digital media, broadcast, social media, and attention from local and national press.
MEDIA ATTENDANCE
Over 100 members of the international, national and local media registered to attend Dwell on Design 2015, including The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, HGTV, Los Angeles Magazine, Reviewed.com, The Examiner, JustLuxe, Arch Daily, Design\Milk and more.

Interior Design – NYNOW Article

Everything Awesome You Missed at NYNOW

As summer winds down, NY Now marks an opportunity for exhibitors both to show off what they’ve been working on since design week and to ease back into the swing of things as buyers place orders in anticipation of the holiday season. Last week, from August 16–19, the latest edition of the biannual tradeshow at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center saw a mix of designers, brands, and manufacturers, including a number of our longtime favorites alongside a few up-and-comers.

The standouts continue to explore the tactility of materials in new and interesting ways, typically with a pared-down aesthetic—geometric, sculptural, or both—that emphasizes form and function alike. Beyond Tom Dixon‘s glistening booth, copper and brass remain popular and versatile in the hands of London-based Beyond Object, who exhibited the newly available Desktop Collection, and Christopher Gentner, whose Chicago-made brass products were among the noteworthy debuts. His counterpart Felicia Ferrone had a similarly strong showing, with new lighting, sconces, and glassware.

Meanwhile, Iittala‘s new art collaborations (with Markku Salu, Anu Penttinen, and Aalto+Aalto) nicely complemented its imminently affordable tableware, showcasing the Finnish brand’s longstanding expertise in glass craftsmanship. Scandinavian kitchenware mainstay Stelton unveiled the handsome new Horizon design for Bernadotte & Kylberg’s Stockholm collection of cold-enamel-and-aluminum vessels.

Best known for their cast-concrete stools and ceramics, Brooklyn’s Souda has expanded their material palette to include marble, in the form of a new mirror and a mix-and-match tray. Similarly, Rebecca Finell has quickly made a name for herself following the launch of her eponymous brand, Finell, at NY Now in January 2014. From the debut collection of tableware to the origami-like bags, the Austin, Texas-based designer continues to evolve with the launch of the new stacking dinnerware, made from a blend of porcelain and bone china.

And among the countless coasters and trivets—understandably popular among independent designers—the ceramic mug+coaster by another Texas-based designer stood out. Best known for his “shoe pots,” Wyatt Little was  one of the dozens of talented young designers in the jam-packed American Design Club booth; his new accordion-like coasters are paired with mugs with the same shape on the bottom such that they mesh together (either can be used on its own).

Ray Hu | August 24, 2015

 

Photo Plus Expo – Oct. 21-24

About The Show

The PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the largest photography and imaging show in North America, attended by over 21,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators from around the world. Explore over 220 exhibits, see thousands of new products, and attend over 80 conference seminars, keynote presentations, special events and much more.

Here is the schedule of events for PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo.

Bringing The Photography Community Together

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo was founded in 1983, and is the largest photography and imaging show in North America. Over 21,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators from around the world attend the conference and expo to:

  • Explore the exhibit hall featuring more than 220 companies all in one place
  • See an inspiring array of photography, filmmaking and imaging products and services
  • Discover everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage
  • Learn about cutting-edge innovations in digital imaging products and techniques from industry experts

Each year over 21,000 people from around the world register to attend the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo. Our goal is to ensure the safety and satisfaction of each attendee during the event. Therefore, we request all our participants to adhere to our show policies. You can view the show policy here.

The show is held annually at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Show Policy:
Our goal is to ensure the safety and satisfaction of each attendee during the event. Therefore, we request all our participants to adhere to our show policies. You can view the show policy here.

Emerald Expositions reserves the right to accept, reject or prohibit registration for or attendance at its events at any time for any reason.

Company Information:
PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is brought to you by Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer. Photo District News and PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo are apart of Emerald Expositions.

 

 

Wednesday, October 21 Time Location
Photo Walks 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm TBD
Conference Seminars 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm TBD
Test Drive: Panel Discussion, New Product Preview + Networking Event 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm TBD
Thursday, October 22 Time Location
Photo Walks 8:00 am – 10:00 am TBD
Conference Seminars 8:00 am – 6:30 pm TBD
Expo Hours 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Javits Center, 3B Hall
Photo Walks 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm TBD
Friday, October 23 Time Location
Photo Walks  8:00 am – 10:00 am TBD
Conference Seminars 8:00 am – 6:30 pm TBD
Expo Hours 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Javits Center, 3B Hall
Photo Walks 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm TBD
Saturday, October 24 Time Location
Photo Walks 8:00 am – 10:00 am TBD
Expo Hours 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Javits Center, 3B Hall
Conference Seminars 10:15 am – 4:00 pm TBD

 

Dates:
Conference:
Oct. 21 – Oct. 24, 2015
Expo: Oct. 22 – Oct. 24, 2015

Location:
New York City/Javits Convention Center

Why Exhibit?

Founded in 1983, PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the largest photography expo in North America drawing over 21,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators from around the world. Don’t miss the chance to exhibit and reach tens-of thousands of buyers ready to compare and make purchasing decisions on your latest products and services. Here are some top reasons to exhibit at PhotoPlus Expo:

  • Reach Thousands of Qualified Buyers in One Place
  • Build Brand Awareness for Your Products and Services
  • Announce and Demonstrate Your Newest Products
  • Keep Up on Industry Trends and Gain a Competitive Edge
  • Open Doors for Immediate and Future Sales for You and Your Retailers

PhotoPlus Expo Quick Links:
Download the 2015 Exhibitor Booth Contract
Download the 2015 Fact Sheet
Download the 2015 Sponsorship Menu
See the 2015 Floor Plan
Visit Our Exhibitor Resource Center

Who Attends PhotoPlus Expo?

Connect with over 21,000 photographers, from every area of the photographic industry, including:

  • Professional Photographers
  • Advanced Amateur Photographers
  • Photo Industry Trade
  • Photo Students/Educators
  • Art Directors/Creative
  • Filmmakers

 

 

Documents:
Download Seminar Brochure

Why Attend?

PhotoPlus Expo offers the ultimate experience in photography, filmmaking and digital imaging. Whether you want to improve your craft, learn how to run a successful photography business or discover the latest trends, the entire conference is dedicated to helping expand your expertise.

Conference Seminars

Choose from over 80 conference seminars led by top talent. PhotoPlus Expo conference seminars are divided into nine program tracks. Listed below are the topics the seminar program will cover:

  • Business & Marketing
  • Commercial
  • Editorial & Photojournalism
  • Filmmaking
  • Lighting
  • Portrait
  • Post-Production
  • Weddings & Events

 

NEW YORK (July 29, 2015) — It’s back, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Emerald Expositions, Inc. announced today that registration is now open for PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, taking place October 21-24 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Evolving each year, this year’s conference offers almost twice the number of Master Classes and Photo Walks, as well as a new Next Gen initiative welcoming young and emerging photographers. The Expo will feature more than 220 industry manufacturers and service providers offering special show discounts on new products and technology, raffle prizes, software demos, and free educational presentations to over 21,000 attendees over three days.

“The PhotoPlus Conference provides extensive education and growth opportunities for professionals and enthusiasts alike ranging from lighting, portraiture, post-production, filmmaking, business & marketing and much more,” explains Jason Groupp, Director of Education and Membership of the PHOTO+ Group. “Our vast schedule of photo walks, master classes, conference seminars, keynotes, and portfolio reviews, combined with our large expo hall filled with hundreds of exhibitors demonstrating the latest imaging technologies, has created a wonderful playground for anyone who loves the visual arts.”

To ensure a robust educational experience for all attendees, PhotoPlus also boasts a variety of panels, networking opportunities, and special events throughout the four-day conference and three-day expo.

Young Adult Conference Pass for Photographers and Enthusiasts
Extending the benefits of student pricing to young adults, PhotoPlus Expo is offering discounted rates for young photographers at this year’s show. Four-day admission to all conference seminars, keynote presentations, and the expo will be provided for $99 to anyone between the ages of 17-25; Master Classes and Photo Walk pricing are also discounted. Wednesday (October 21) will also feature the Next Gen program, an interactive free event for young photographers featuring panelists giving career advice, hands-on workshops, raffles, and more!

The special pricing was created to make attending the Conference + Expo more affordable to young professionals who are just beginning their careers and provide access to activities that will maximize their learning opportunities.

PhotoPlus VIP Expo Pass
Get the VIP experience at PhotoPlus. VIP status begins with Instant Badge pickup at the VIP Customer Service Desk to avoid long lines and maximize time on the show floor. Next is an exclusive invitation to Thursday night’s private party at the 230 Fifth rooftop bar for speakers, portfolio reviewers, and exhibitors. VIP attendees will also get the Official PPE VIP bag, over 125 of which will contain Golden Tickets to be redeemed for prizes worth up to $500 from Lomography, B&H, and more. This year, the VIP program will be giving away more than $15,000 in prizes! Keep checking the PhotoPlus website for an up-to-date list of prizes.

General Pricing for PhotoPlus Expo 2015
PhotoPlus Expo also offers general attendees with a variety of conference pass options to suit their schedules and budgets. The three-day Expo is free to everyone who registers online before October 21st and as always, those who act quickly can benefit from Early Bird Pricing on all education as well as first choice of over 60 seminars, 20 Photo Walks, and 20 Master Classes before they sell out. Members of PHOTO+ (PhotoServe.com and WPPI) will save up to 30% on all conference seminar pass options including a Full Conference Pass, One Day Conference Pass, individual seminars as well as Master Class and Photo Walk purchases. Attendees can choose to become PHOTO+ members before or during the registration process to unlock exclusive discounts on conference passes, year-round vendor and product discounts and more.

The price of a Full Conference Pass will be $299.99 for members ($499.99 for non-members) through August 21st. The price of a One Day Conference Pass is $129.99 for members ($179.99 for non-members). Advanced pricing rates begin August 22nd and end October 20th.

Special Events*

Next Gen
Wednesday, October 21 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
For young photographers early in their careers and students who want to further immerse themselves in the industry, the Next Gen program will feature speakers and industry creatives giving career advice, important tips for portfolio strengthening and presentation. This event will lead into a free panel discussion, #trending, to be followed by Test Drive, a new product review and networking event.

Panel Discussion: #trending
Wednesday, October 21 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday’s free panel will examine innovative ways photographers and brands are using social media and technology to promote growth, generate buzz, and distinguish themselves from the competition.

Test Drive: New Product Preview + Networking Event
Wednesday, October 21 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
After being inspired by the panel, get a head start on your PhotoPlus Expo experience with an exclusive look at some of the newest and most innovative products at this year’s show. With large crowds expected on the show floor, this is another chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at the latest gadgets, gear, and accessories.

Keynote Presentations
Thursday & Friday, October 22-23 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Each year, PhotoPlus Expo presents keynote speakers who have literally changed the world of photography and offer a unique perspective through their work and personal experiences. On Thursday, October 22, Lauren Greenfield will introduce her latest work, WEALTH: The Influence of Affluence, a 25-year examination of how the ideas of wealth and the American Dream have been productized, exported, and manifested around the globe. On Friday, October 23, join Dennis Keeley, Chair of the Photography & Imaging Department at the Art Center College of Design and current co-founder/publisher of Acuity Press, as he moderates a panel of remarkable talent, all coming together to explore new ways to define and practice one of the more fascinating and enduring documents in photography—the “Street Photograph.”

*Information on other special events will be posted to the PhotoPlus website shortly.

Unique Education

Photo Walks
Wednesday – Friday, October 21-23 from 8:00 AM – 10 AM, 10 AM – 12 PM & 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Having sold out many last year, PPE will offer more than 20 Photo Walks– more than double the number from last year. Each walk will be led by a photography icon and limited to 25 people to provide a more intimate learning experience for all participants. A complete list of Photo Walks can be viewed on the PhotoPlus website.

Master Classes
Thursday – Friday, October 22-23, from 8:00 AM – 10 AM & 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Comprehensive and hands-on, Master Classes at PhotoPlus Expo are limited to 50 students giving each one the chance to have personal one-on-one time with the instructor. Students will work on technique, participate in a live shoot with peer critiquing and more. A complete list of Master Classes can be found on the PhotoPlus website.

Portfolio Reviews
The Official Portfolio Review at PhotoPlus Expo, brought to you by Palm Springs Photo Festival, is America’s premier review event for photographers. Honest and constructive feedback on your existing portfolio is a critical part of the learning process and is necessary to reach the next level of excellence. During PhotoPlus, attendees will have an opportunity to sit face-to-face with industry pros responsible for hiring and commissioning photographers and filmmakers throughout the year.

More than 175 magazine designers, art directors, and editors as well as world-class photographers and educators associated with the Palm Springs Photo Festival will offer thought-provoking critiques and suggestions for improving your portfolio to land that next job.

For more information and frequent updates, visit the PPE website, become a fan on Facebook, or follow PPE on Twitter.

Website: http://www.photoplusexpo.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/photoplusexpo
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/photoplusexpo

About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo
Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries as well as enthusiasts, PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and filmmaking. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services — all from the industry’s leading manufacturers. The show also offers seminars and intimate Photo Walks and Master Classes taught by world-renowned experts that focus on cutting-edge innovations and techniques.

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BDNY – Boutique Design

Boutique Design New York ( BDNY), presented by Boutique Design, is the leading trade fair for the hospitality & leisure design industry, held in New York City on an annual basis. Ranked as the fastest growing trade fair in the United States, BDNY brings together thought leaders from all sectors of the hospitality design community to explore what’s new and what’s next. Whether the latest FF&E or the most compelling conference topic, if it matters to the hospitality design world, it’s happening at BDNY.

With its emphasis on style-led, boutique exhibit spaces, BDNY creates a forum for conversations between design teams and manufacturers. More than 600 curated displays covering 80,000 net sq. ft. offer a gallery of furnishings, lighting, fabrics, wallcoverings, flooring, carpeting, bath and spa, accessories, artwork and more. Attendees can get up close and personal with the products that create the wow in hotels, restaurants, spas, clubs and cruise ships around the world and the decision makers who create them.

Modeled after the lifestyle hotels profiled in every issue of Boutique Design magazine, BDNY’s trade fair floor is a gathering space for networking, learning and relaxing. Innovative Designed Spaces give attendees and exhibitors a place to kick back, catch up or just people/product watch in areas created by some of the best-known design firms in the industry.

BDNY’s extensive conference programming puts attendees in touch with the visionaries who are reshaping the future of the industry. Designers, hoteliers and other experts drill down into topics that will change the definition of what makes good design into great design. Signature sessions such as Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality and Brand Central and CEU-accredited panels put attendees in the same room with influencers who are making design history.

Networking  is on the menu at a variety of special events at BDNY from the opening reception to the NEWH Green Voices session, the BD/ISHP Owners Grill and, capping off the show, the gala that recognizes the winners and finalists of the year’s Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design.

 

BDNY Rules and Regulations

Children under the age of 18 are not permitted on the trade fair floor. Proof of age is required.

Strollers or rolling carts larger than airline carry on size are not permitted on the trade fair floor

Cameras or video equipment are not allowed on the trade fair floor.

No refunds will be made for trade fair registrations or special event tickets.

Visa letters will be provided with proof of trade fair registration.  Please contact Nicole Panzeca at nicole.panzeca@stmediagroup.com.

Non-Exhibiting Manufacturers and Manufacturers Reps are charged $350 to attend BDNY. A limit of 3 persons per non-exhibiting Manufacturer/Rep company may attend.  BDNY reserve the right to refuse registration and entrance to any Non-Exhibitor Manufacturer/Rep.

BDNY trade fair badges are also accepted for entrance to the co-located HX: The Hotel Experience (formerly IHMRS).

2015 Dates and Hours

Sunday, November 8
10:00am – 5:00pm

Monday, November 9
10:00am – 5:00pm

Venue

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York City
Held concurrently with HX: The Hotel Experience (formerly IHMRS)

Exhibit Space

80,000 net square feet

Exhibitors

An edited selection of statement-making design product for hotels, restaurants, spas, and casinos. 600+ manufacturers, designers and representatives of furniture, lighting, wall coverings, fabric, seating, accessories, artwork, carpet and flooring, materials, bath and spa, and tabletop.

Attendees

5,000 interior designers, architects, purchasing executives, hospitality property owners and operators

Co-located with

HX: The Hotel Experience (formerly IHMRS)

Partners

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)
Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC)
New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSHTA)

In Association with

Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA)
International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP)
The Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH)

Producer and Manager

Hospitality Media Group (HMG)

 

Why Attend

Discover

Boutique Design New York (BDNY), now in its sixth year, presents more than 600+ unique and innovative exhibitors of furniture, lighting, wall coverings, fabric, seating, accessories, artwork, carpet and flooring, materials, bath and spa for hospitality interiors. Designers, architects, purchasing executives and developers will find carefully edited, high-end, unique and innovative resources.

Inspire

More than a trade show, BDNY 2015 will also feature new exhibit spaces and one-of-a-kind sponsorships that will transform this design fair into a unique environment that showcases both the experiential and practical aspects of hospitality design.

Empower

Beyond the trend-setting products, BDNY also hosts energizing events with the opportunity to network with leading hospitality industry professionals to enrich and expand your business. You can feel confident that you have not only seen the best of the best product at BDNY, but also tuned into and taken with you the insights of the industry to keep your business moving.

Expand

Admission to BDNY also allows visitors access to the adjacent HX: The Hotel Experience (formerly IHMRS). HX takes your experience at BDNY to another level with 500 exhibitors of products and services for hotels and restaurants. It’s all here, you have to see it to believe it.

Why Exhibit

Boutique Design New York (BDNY), now in its sixth year, presents more than 600 unique and innovative exhibitors of furniture, lighting, wall coverings, fabric, seating, accessories, artwork, carpet and flooring, materials, bath and spa for hospitality. BDNY attracts 5,000 designers, architects, purchasing executives and developers, in addition to hotel owners and operators already attending the adjacent HX: The Hotel Experience (formerly IHMRS).

More than a trade show, BDNY 2015 will also feature new exhibit spaces and one-of-a-kind sponsorships that will transform this design fair into a unique environment that showcases both the experiential and practical aspects of hospitality design.

WEBSITE:
www.bdny.com
DATES AND HOURS:
Sunday, November 8th: 10:00am–5:00pm
Monday, November 9th: 10:00am–5:00pm
CONFERENCE SESSIONS:
Attendees will gain insights from peers and those outside
the industry to gain a fresh perspective on the hotel and
leisure industry. CEU sessions planned.
VENUE
Javits Convention Center, New York City
EXHIBIT SPACE
80,000 net square feet
Maximum exhibit space permitted per company is 10×20*
*
manufacturers have the opportunity to expand
space via designed spaces sponsorship.
PRICING:
NOW IN ITS SIXTH YEAR, BDNY EXPANDS TO 80,000 NET SQUARE FEET!
Boutique Design New York (BDNY) serves the hotel and leisure industry, focusing exclusively on interior design
and architecture for hospitality spaces. Held in conjunction with the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS),
this fast-growing trade fair has given design professionals and hospitality developers/owners an opportunity to source
products, earn CEU credits and explore the newest spaces in NYC, the epicenter of design.
Catering to the Eastern United States, BDNY offers attendees an exciting mix of leading FF&E suppliers and young brands ripe for discovery—plus an exceptional lineup of conference sessions and on-floor panel discussions, design challenges, installations and
social events. It’s the ideal atmosphere for advancing your hospitality business.
10×10  $4,700 $47 per square foot includes drayage*
10×20 $9,400
5×10  $3,225 $64.50 per square foot
10×10 $6,125 $61.25 per square foot
10×20  $12,250
Includes drayage*/white hard wall system/lighting /carpet
Standard Booth Package
Premium Booth Package
ATTENDEES:
Estimated 5,000 interior designers, architects, purchasing agents, hospitality owners/developers primarily based in the Eastern United States.  Secondary regions include Europe and Canada.
EXHIBITORS:
More than 600 manufacturers and marketers of innovative design elements for hotels, resorts, cruiseships, restaurants, spas, casinos, night clubs and other related projects.
PRODUCT CATEGORIES INCLUDE:
Accessories – architectural materials – artwork bath & spa – carpet and flooring – electronics fabrics – furniture – lighting – tabletop
wall coverings – window treatments
EXHIBITOR-DESIGNED SPACES:
(BOOTH SPACE ALTERNATIVE) CONCEPT:
Exhibitors may opt to work with other non-competitive exhibitors and a leading hospitality design firm to create unique spaces as a booth alternative.
Co-sponsors and the design team will collaborate on the design concept, and share the display area and costs for the construction of the space.
Sponsors will have control over the quantity and quality of products to be installed, within the design scope. These spaces will serve as “hubs” for learning, networking and customer engagement on the trade fair floor and possibilities include: bars/lounges, café/lounge, and juice/yogurt bar (or alternative types of display areas).
All Designed Spaces will offer food and beverage for sale, and the number of spaces to be constructed is limited.
Cost is $15,000. Minimum of 5 non-competing exhibitors.
BENEFIT:
Designed Spaces provide a prime opportunity to share
a larger area for displaying products in a hospitality
setting (think bar, lounge, theater, coffee shop). This
turn-key booth alternative positions your company as
a thought leader and innovator, as well as achieving all
the “visual benefits” of working in this non-traditional
space. Further, participation as a sponsor affords you
the unique opportunity to collaborate with a leading
hospitality design firm and leverage the relationships of
other sponsors for business advancement.
Contact your sales representative for more details.
Limited Availability
NON-TRADITIONAL TRADE FAIR STAND OPTIONS
MARKETING SUPPORT
The BD team will provide non-traditional space exhibitors/
sponsors with distinctive marketing support and
opportunities. As a prime differentiator to other trade
fairs, these spaces transform and heighten the trade fair
experience and will be emphasized in attendee marketing
communications.
ALL EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS RECEIVE:
A marketing toolbox that includes
personalized e-promotion and complimentary
conference/trade fair registration
Opportunity to participate in BD: On-site
Design Challenge
Complimentary listing in the interactive floor plan as well
as listings on the website prior to the trade fair and in
the on-site trade fair directory.
Complimentary list of trade fair attendees (upon request)
with contact information, excluding email addresses.
Opportunity to advertise in the Trade Fair Directory:
Full Page: $1600
Half Page: $900
Quarter Page: $500
Contact your Sales Representative
to reserve your ad space.
SPECIAL FEATURES AND PROGRAMS:
ISHP Annual Fundraiser & Opening Reception
35th Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design
BD Signature Sessions: Brand Central; New In New York;
Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality, sponsored
by NEWH; ISHP/BD Owners’ Grill
BD: On-Site Design Challenge
Best of BDNY Product Design Competition
Best Exhibit(s) Competition
BDNY 2014
EXHIBITORS
INCLUDE
Accent Art & Frame
Aceray
Aesthetic Mirror
Afina Corporation/
Empire Industries
Afra Furniture
AFX Inc.
Akdo
Akya Design
Allison Eden Studios
Alpi Spa
American Atelier
American Brass Crystal
American Contract Seating
American Leather
Amtrend
Andrew Morgan
Collection
Apaiser
Appian Textiles
Applied Textiles
Aqua Hospitality
Aquafil USA
Architectural Systems
Architex
Ariston
Arkansas Lamp
Art Dallas
Arteriors Contract
Artganiks By Witc
Artistic Tile Inc.
Artline Group
Asher Cole
Ashley Lighting
Astek Wallcovering Inc.
Attitude Furnishings
Authentic Models
Axxess Industries
Baci Hospitality
Baker And McGuire
Barbarossa Leather
Beaufurn, LLC
Bellino Fine Linens
Bermanfalk Hospitality
Lusive Decor
Made Goods
Majestic Mirror & Frame
Malar Contract Lighting
Mandy Li Collection
Marmiro Stones Inc
Marquis Seating
Martha Sturdy Inc
Mascioni Usa
Masland Contract
Materials Inc.
Maxwell Rodgers Fabrics
Maya Romanoff
Mayer Fabrics
MDC Wallcoverings
Milliken
Mincey Marble
Mindo-USA
Mirror Image, Inc.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Mity Lite
Modern Flames
Moen Inc.
Montague
Moon Art Hospitality
Moore & Giles
Motivo Furniture
MTI Baths
MTS Seating
Munn Works
My Cube LLC
My Mosaic Inc.
Nardi/S.I.T. Inc.
Neo-Metro
Neoteric Luxury Collection
NEWH
Northstar Flooring Designs
Northwest Carpets Inc.
Nourison Hospitality
Novo Arts Inc.
Octopus Products
Outdesign Group
OW Hospitality
OW Lee
Oxford Garden
P Kaufmann
Pacific Coast Contract Lighting
Pacific Direct
Parterre Flooring Systems
Pavilion Furniture Inc
Phillip Jeffries Ltd
Phillips Collection
Pi Fine Art
Pigeon & Poodle
Polart
Porcelanosa
Preciosa Lighting
Prestige Mills
Project Light
Proporations, Inc.
Provado
Pulse Design
Quality & Company
Raydoor
Regina Andrew Design Inc.
Reid Witlin
Remington Lamp
Ren-Wil
Restoration Hardware Contract
Rich Brilliant Willing
Richloom Contract
Rigo Wallcovering
Robert Allen Contract
Roden International
Room360 By FOH
Roselli Trading Co.
Rosenbaum Fine Art
Royal Contract Lighting Inc.
Royal Custom Designs
Sacco Carpet
Safemark Systems
Samelson Chatelane
Samuel + Sons Passementerie
Samuel Lawrence Hospitality
Samuelson Furniture Inc.
Sandler Seating
Sanford Design
Sapphire Chandelier
Scott Fabric
Scott Lamp
Seasonal Living
Senova Seating
Sensitile Systems
Serralunga
Serta International
Seura
Shades Of Light
Shafer Commercial Seating
Shaw Hospitality Group
Shelby Williams
Sherle Wagner
Signature Hospitality Carpets
Simplehuman
Singlecut Beersmiths
SK Textile
Soho Myriad
Sonneman-A-Way Of Light
Source Direct Imports
Source Outdoor
Spike Lighting
Stacy Garcia
Star Textile, Inc.
Stark Carpet
Startex Industries
Stop Spot
Studio Twist
Stylus Contract Furniture
Summer Classics
Sunbrella / Sunbrella Contract
Sundrella Outdoor Furniture
Surya
Swarovski Lighting
Swavelle/Mill Creek Contract
Fabrics
Symphony’S Hospitality
Fabrics & Drapery
Tableaux
Taiko Industrial Limited
Taiping Carpets
Telescope Casual Furniture
Telos Furniture
The Chair Factory
The Chair Market
The House Of Esquire
The Seating Shoppe
THG USA
Tibetano
Tiger Leather
Townsend Leather
Trade Commission Of Spain
Trend Lighting
Tri-Kes
Trinity Lighting
Tropitone Furniture
Tuuci
T-Y Group
Ulster Carpets
Us Vinyl
Uttermost Company
Uw Design
Valley Forge
Van Teal Inc
Vaughan Benz
Via Motif
Vintage View Wine Storage
Walters Wicker
Warp & Phil
Waterworks
WEL International
West Elm
Westminster Teak
Winnipesaukee Forge Inc.
Winston Contract
Wolf-Gordon
Wonderlys
Woodard
Worlds Away Hospitality
Worldwide Draperies
Xync Contract
Zenith International
SAMPLING
OF BDNY 2014
REGISTRANTS
ABI Design
Ace Hotel Group
AJA Architecture and Planning
Allegro Interior Architecture
American Casino & Entertainment
Ankrom Moisan Architects
Arcadis Architecture
Asurface
Atlantic Hotels Group
AvroKO
B Hotels & Resorts
B Squared Purchasing
B+H CHIL Design
Balongue Design
Bamo
Baskervill
Baywood Hotels, Inc
BCT Architects
BD Hotels/Pod Hotel
BDG Architects
Beechwood Hotel
Benjamin West
Bentel & Bentel Architects
Best Western Plus Revere Inn
Beyer Brown &Assoc
BG Studio International
BHD Studios
Bilkey Llinas Design
Bill Rooney Studio
BMA Architectural Group
BNO Design
Box Interior Design Inc.
BPR Properties
BRB Architect
Brookfield Hospitalities
Brutus Park Architecture
C. Hughes Interiors
Carlson Hotels Worldwide
Carnival Cruise Lines
Caruso + Cumberledge
Carver & Associates
Cauhaus Design
CCS Architecture
CD Interiors
Centre Studio
CG Creative Interiors
Chambers Architecture
& Interiors
Champalimaud
Chatham Lodging Trust
Chelsea Hotels
Choice Hotels
CL Studio Design Associates
Claudia Giselle Design
Clifford Planning &Architecture
Cloud9 Design Inc.
CMD Studio
Cohesive Design Group
Colwen Hotels
Commune Hotels & Resorts
Concept 2 Design LLC
Concord Hospitality
Contract Purchasing & Design
Crowell Design, LLC
Cuningham Group Architecture
Dallago Associates Inc.
Daniel Sroka Designs
Daroff Design
DAS Architects
Dash Design
David Cohen Interiors
DeAnna Dasher Interior Design
DeLaRosa Studio, Inc.
Delia Designs
Delta Hotels & Resorts
DesignAgency
Design Atelier
Design Group Carl Ross
Design Inn V Hospitality, inc.
Design Poole
DESIGN 360 Unlimited
DesignPoint
Dezigns Interior Planning LLC
DiGuiseppe Architect
Distinctive Hospitality Design
Distrikt Hotel
Dolce Hotel & Resorts
DPOVinteriors
Dream Downtown Hotel
Driftwood Hospitality
DWG Design Group
Eco Serendib Villa and Spa
EDG Interior Arch. + Design
Elkus Manfredi Architects
EVEN Hotels
Fabric Innovations
Faulkner Design Group
FFKR Architects
FH Design
Filament Hospitality
Flick Mars
ForrestPerkins
FSI Architecture, PC
Gacek Design Group
Geis Companies
Gemstone Hotels & Resorts
Generator Hostels
Gensler
George Wong Design
Glen & Co. Architecture
Global Vision Hotels
GOCO Hospitality
GR Interiors
Great American Hotel Group
GrizForm Design Architects
Group One Partners
Hartman Design Group, Inc
HBA
HDB Design Group
Helpern Architects
Hickok Cole Architects
Highgate Hotels
Hilton Worldwide
HKS Hill Glazier Studio
HOK
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Hospitality Design Specialist
HospitalityAngelz,Inc.
Host Hotels & Resorts
Hotel Alcott
Hotel Grand Union
HPA Design
HPG International, LLC
hue 13 design
HVS Compass Design
HVS Design
Hyatt Corporation
iGroup Design Inc
II BY IV DESIGN
INC Architecture & Design
Integra Development Group
InterContinental Hotels Group
Interior Consultants, Inc.
International Design Concepts
Invest West/Pacifica Hotels
Jaime Partners
Jane Dillon Design Group
Jayshree Patel Designs
JAZ Holdings
JBR Design
JCJ Architecture
Jeffrey Beers International
Jens Hospitality
Jinnie Kim Design
JL Design Associates
JLK Interiors
JMorris Design
Johnson David Interiors
Jordan Interior Designs
Joshua Zinder
Architecture + Design
Judd Brown Designs
Kara Mann Design
Karen Hanlon Design Inc
Karen L. Babb Interiors
KC Design
Kent Interior Design, Inc.
Kevin O Shea Designs, LLC
KFIDESIGN/Klaus Fuchs Inc.
KMC&A Design
Kramer Marks Architects
Kulayan Interior Design LLC
Lagom Interiors, LLC
Lam Group
Larkin Interiors
Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Lauderdale Design Group
Lauren & Chase Design Group
LB Designs
Leighton Design Group
Leo A Daly
LHK design
Looney & Associates
LuP Interiors
Main Street Hospitality Group
Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marriott International
Martin Stringfellow Associates
MatchLine Design Group
McKibbon Hotel Management
Meryl Santopietro Interiors
Meyer Jabara Hotels
Michael Graves & Associates
Michelle Meredith & Associates
Midtown Athletic Clubs
Milestone Purchasing
MLA Consultants
Montgomery Roth Architecture
Morgan Trust Properties
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Nanci Kuropatkin interiors
Natalie Sheedy Interiors, Inc.
Neil Locke & Associates
NEXT DESIGN LLC
Niemann Interiors
Noble House Hotels
Northview Hotel Group
Northwood Hospitality
Ocean Club Hotel
Olive Hospitality Consulting
Omni Hotels and Resorts
P3 Design Collective
Pace Management LLC
Palm Hospitality
Parker Torres Design
Partners Management Group
Penn’s View Hotel
Perkins Eastman
Phase II Designs
Philpotts Interiors
Pickard Design Studio
Premier Hospitality USA
Prexego Designs, LLC
Puccini Group
Purchasing Associates
Purchasing Solutions Intl
R2Architects
Ravel Hotel
RD Jones & Assoc.
Red Design
Reddymade Design
Red Lion Hotels Corp.
Remington Hotels
Resorts Atlantic City
Rice Fergus Miller
Ritsick Design Associates
Rockwell Group
Rosemont / Hyatt Corp
Sargenti Architects
SBC Interiors
Scottish Development
International
Seifert Murphy
Shawmut Design &
Construction
Sims Patrick Studio, Inc.
Slate Procurement LLC
SMDO Design Associates LLC
Soho Myriad
Solven Hospitality
Sonesta Collection
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Stonehill and Taylor
Stratton Design Group
Studio Hive
Studio Partnership
Studio3877
Sunray Group of Hotels
Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.
Super 8
Susan Strauss Design
Tandem Design Studio
Tatyana Design LLC
The Empire Hotel Group
The Gettys Group
The Hotel Design Group
The Kimberly Hotel
The Parker Company
The Ritz Carlton Company
The Stroud Group
TPG Architecture
Trisha Wilson Global
tvsdesign
Umanoff Design
Urban Steel Design
Van Dresser Company
VOA Associates
Walt Disney Imagineering
Wegman Design Group, Inc.
Westport Group
William B Tabler Architects
Wilson Associates
Wimberly Interiors
Wu + Joo Design Group
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wynn Design and Development
XSS Hotels
Boutique Design New York
November 8-9, 2015
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
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OPENING IN
CMU WALL
HALL 3E
NOVEMBER 8–9, 2015 |
JACOB K. JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER
FLOOR PLAN
To submit your application:
Fax:
513.744.6907
Scan/Email:
nicole.panzeca@stmediagroup.com
Online:
bdny.com
NOVEMBER 8–9, 2015
JACOB K. JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER
NEW YORK CITY
HOSPITALITY MEDIA GROUP, LLC
ST MEDIA GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC.
11262 Cornell Park Drive / Cincinnati, OH 45242
stmediagroup.com
COMPANY NAME
EXHIBIT SALES/APPLICATION CONTACT
TITLE
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP
COUNTRY
DIRECT DIAL PHONE / EXT.
E-MAIL
WEBSITE
PRODUCT CATEGORY
NAME (PLEASE PRINT)
SIGNATURE
DATE
Upon receipt of this application, a contract will be issued
and a booth location assigned.
PAYMENT TERMS:
1/3RD DUE UPON INVOICE
1/3RD DUE JUNE 3, 2015
1/3RD DUE AUGUST 3, 2015
INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
INSTEAD OF EXHIBIT SPACE?
BOOTH CONFIGURATION REQUESTS:
INLINE (NO CORNERS)
AISLE (1 CORNER)
PENINSULA (2 CORNERS)
ISLAND (4 CORNERS)
NUMBER OF CORNERS _______ X $150 = $___________
CONTACT FOR TRADE FAIR LOGISTICS:
(if not the same as Exhibit Sales/Application Contact)
CONTACT FOR TRADE FAIR MARKETING:
(if not the same as Exhibit Sales/Application Contact)
CONTACT PERSON
DIRECT DIAL PHONE / EXT.
E-MAIL
CONTACT PERSON
DIRECT DIAL PHONE / EXT.
E-MAIL
CONTACT YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Michael Schneider / Tel 513.263.9379 / Fax 513.744.6979 / michael.schneider@stmediagroup.com
Melani Beattie / Tel 312.218.5691/ Fax 513.421.5144/ melani.beattie@stmediagroup.com
Scott Rickles / Tel 770.664.4567 / Fax 770.740.1399 / scott.rickles@stmediagroup.com
Standard Booth Package
APPLICATION
10×10
$4,700
$47
per square foot
includes drayage*
10×20
$9,400
5×10
$3,225
$64.50 per square foot
10×10
$6,125
$61.25 per square foot
10×20
$12,250
Includes drayage*/white hard wall system/lighting /carpet
* shipped directly to fair site only
(excludes small package delivery, i.e. FedEx)
Premium Booth Package
EXHIBIT SALES/APPLICATION CONTACT:
Frame My TV
From The Source
Furniture Design Studios Inc.
Furniture Designhouse
Gasser Chair Company, Inc.
Gatco, Inc.
Gate House Furniture
Global Allies, LLC
Global Views Lp
Go Home Ltd.
Gold Leaf Design Group
Grand Rapids Chair
Greensmart Decor
Greyne
Grosfillex
Groupe GM
Hallmark Lighting
Hansgrohe
HB Architectural Lighting
HD Walls
Healthier Choice Flooring
HG Art & Framing Consultants
Hirsch Glass Corp
Home Decorators Collection
Hospitality Designs
Hubbardton Forge
Humanscale
IAP
ICE International
Ilex Lighting
Illumination Lighting
Imagine Tile Inc.
Imc Framed Art & Mirrors
In2Green
Indo Puri
Indon International
Indoteak Design
Innovations In Wallcoverings
Innovative Carpets
Interface Hospitality
Invincible Me
Italian Trade Commission
iWorks
J.I.S. Contract Furniture
Jaclo Industries
Jamie Stern
Janus Et Cie
Jay Edward Hospitality Furniture
Jerry Pair Leather
JLF Collections
John Beck Steel
JTB Furniture Manufacturing
Just Chair
Justice Design Group LLC
Justin David Textiles
JVA Art Group
KB Contract
Keca
Kelly Hoppen By Richloom
Kettal
Kichler
Kimball Hospitality
Kindle Living
Kingsley Bate
Klem
Kohler
Koket
Kolman Artisan Glass
Koni Hospitality
Kravet
La Bottega Dell’ Albergo Usa
LacquerCraft Hospitality
LDF Silk
Lea North America
Lebatex, Inc.
Lefroy Brooks
Leftbank Art
Legrand, North America
Lexmark Carpet Mills, Inc
LG Hausys
Lily Jack
Liora Manne
Liquid Elements
Littman Brands Contract
Livex Lighting
Lloyd Flanders
Loewenstein – OFS Brands
Loloey, Srl
Lotus Home Outdoor Furniture Inc.
LTM Textile Resources
Lumerion
Lumidesign
Lunada Bay Tile
Group
Bernhardt Hospitality
Bertolini Inc.
Blue Leaf
Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging
Association (Blla)
Bramson House Worldwide Inc.
Brintons
Brizo
Brookside Veneers Ltd.
Bryan Ashley
Cabana Coast
Cabanas By Academy
Cal Lighting
California Umbrella
Caluco
Cambria
Cantrio Koncepts
Carnegie Fabrics
Casigns
CCF
Century Furniture
Century Industries, Inc.
Cerno
CF Kent
Challenger Lighting
Chapman Hospitality Lighting
Charter Fine Furniture
Charter Furniture
Chemetal/Treefrog/Interiorarts
Cheng Meng Furniture
Citta Seating
CLY, LLC/Star Hammer Group
CM Hospitality
Coast To Coast Designs
Concertex
Conneaut Leather
Coronet Lighting
Costavolcano
County Draperies Inc.
Couristan Inc.
Covington Contract
Craftmade International
Credible Upholstery
Crossley Axminster
Crypton
Currey & Company
Cut Maps
Daisycake.Com
Daniel Paul Chair
Danze, Inc. & Gerber Plumbing
Fixtures LLC
Decca Hospitality Furnishings
Decolav
Dedon
Delta Faucet Company
Delta Furniture
Deltropico Designs
Demar Leather Co.
Demorais International, Inc.
Designer Tile & Stone
Dimplex North America
Distinction Hospitality
DM Art
Doug Mockett & Co.
Down Etc.
D’Style
Duralee Contract
Duravit Usa, Inc.
Durkan
Eclectic Contract
Edgecombe Furniture
Eec Industries Ltd
EFI
Electric Mirror
Elegant Furniture & Lighting, Inc.
Elite Sleeper Mechanism
Emuamericas. LLC
Enduratex
Envel Design
Eos Light Panel Systems
Fabric Innovations
Fabricut Contract
Fairmont Designs Hospitality
Faulkner + Locke, Inc.
Fermob USA
Fiberbuilt Umbrellas & Cushions
Fiberlite Umbrellas
Fire Farm Inc.
Flavor Paper
Flexsteel Commercial Seating
Forbes & Lomax
Foundation Art Service

Expo Lodging Convention Housing

Scam Warning for BTME exhibitors

It has been brought to the Association’s attention that organisations not affiliated to BIGGA in any way have been emailing and calling BTME 2015 exhibitors claiming to be offering discount accommodation in Harrogate.

Calling themselves ‘Convention Housing Authority’, ‘Convention Housing Reservations’ or ‘EHS’ they advertise a phone number and email address but no website link.

BIGGA have absolutely no connection to these organisations and ask all exhibitors to be wary if receiving emails or phone calls in the run-up to BTME 2015. If you have any concerns please contact the team at BIGGA House.

Anyone looking for accommodation should contact our preferred suppliers Reservation Highway through the link on the BTME website at www.btme.org.uk

__________________________

Housing Booking Alert

Travel Planners is the only housing company affiliated with and officially approved by the Chem Show.

Please be careful if approached by any other company or service other than Travel Planners implying or claiming to be an official housing provider of the 2015 Chem Show. We have been made aware of other companies aggressively pursuing Chem Show Exhibitors, offering significant discounts. Travel Planners offers the guaranteed lowest rate available. In the past, there have been cases of travel companies that are entirely fraudulent, misleading exhibitors with false information and rates, and even booking rooms that did not exist. If you are contacted by another housing company trying to sell hotel rooms, please use caution and check with the Better Business Bureau to see if they are a legitimate provider. If you are contacted by any of the companies below, or any other travel company you suspect may be fraudulent, please notify Show Management at 201-221-9232.

Companies to avoid, as they are not affiliated with the 2015 Chem Show, include:

  • Book My Rooms, LLC
  • Convention Housing Authority
  • Convention Housing Management
  • Convention Expo Travel
  • ehotelers.com
  • Elite Corporate Planners
  • Exhibition Housing Management
  • Exhibition Housing Services
  • Expo Housing
  • Execu-Link Corp
  • Global Events Group
  • Global Housing Management (GHM Travel)
  • HDMC Group
  • HLS Global
  • IEP Group
  • International Events
  • Le Company LLC
  • National Hotels Association
  • National Travel Associates
  • Show Coordinators
  • T I R A Convention Travel Management
  • TradeShow Housing
  • WholesaleTravelPlanners

Expo Lodging Division Convention Housing Authority Convention Housing Services Misrepresents as Official Vendor for Firefighter show, scammed $2800 from me! Nationwide

Warn all of your registrants about this SCAM. This agency systematically targets large conventions. I had to cancel my credit card and I will now have to file fraud paperwork to be sure my card is not charged.

This agency claims to have an official relationship with the conference you register for, and is assisting registrants with reservations on their behalf. They insist that other area hotels are sold out, and that a room needs to be booked and paid for immediately in order to secure lodging. You are then sent a digital contract which flashes on the screen for a moment, and then a box appears for you to insert your digital signature.

Once you sign the contract, you are agreeing to give this agency a 25% cancellation fee (once you realize you’ve been duped and you try to cancel), and you are also signing up for a  “Preferred Client Club” membership which will automatically charge your credit card $42 a month.

When I contacted the agency to cancel my “Preferred Client Club” membership, I received an email indicating that my subscription to this membership allowed me to book at the “discounted” rate in the first place (still $100 more per night then the other hotels in the area), but not to worry because of the “free 15 day promotion” I will not be charged at the higher rate which would in turn increase my 25% cancellation fee. I’m not sure if this is their way of appeasing those who have fallen victim to the scam, or if they truly believe they are providing a service..

Hopefully, others will not make the same mistake.

Every Trade Show is Like a 1st Date

Why Every Trade Show is Like a First Date

You’re Nervous. That’s Understandable.

Trade shows are like first dates, first meetings, or job interviews. Unless you have an ego like Donald Trump, these “firsts” scare the bejesus out of you. They should. No matter how well you prepare, the unknowns trump the knowns by a ratio of about 10,000 to 1. If you’ve ever been on a blind date, or even a first date with someone you’ve just met, you know that a date is about being the person you strive to be, not the person you are.

Of course, not everyone has the gumption, the imagination, or the self-awareness to lift their game to the next level. Some people never grasp that first impressions are lasting impressions. They wear scuffed shoes to the job interview, slouch in the chair, chew gum, or dress inappropriately. They make the decision easy for the interviewer. On that important first date, when every word and every gesture is scrutinized, they monopolize the conversation, talk with their mouth full of food, and tell jokes that would offend Redd Foxx.

I suspect, however, that most of us strive to make a positive first impression. After all, we want to be liked, we want to be respected. In a typical social situation, we engage others in conversation in order to learn about their lives and to share ours.

Looking Good

Then why do so many trade show exhibits stink and so many trade show booth staffers stink even more. For the vast majority of attendees, their first impression of you is based on your display. It’s their first date, your first interview, and the first meeting for both of you. Walk the typical trade show, whether it’s a Chamber of Commerce “Meet and Greet” or your industry’s lollapalooza in Las Vegas, Orlando, or Chicago. About 50 percent of the exhibits are creative, targeted, and well-planned. The booth staff understands their roles and makes every effort to behave like outstanding role models. No inappropriate scratching, no Starbucks coffee cups littering the display, no obsessive Crackberry distractions. They are there to work the show and understand that during show hours every interaction is a performance.

Looking Bad

And then there are the other 50 percent. Let’s start with the booth. My oh my. . . too often it’s bulletin board artwork stuck to a booth built by the Alf and Ralph, the Monroe Brothers on Green Acres. Or if it’s a professionally designed exhibit, it’s long in the tooth, damaged, and the exhibit equivalent of Archie’s jalopy sitting on cinder blocks. Now that may be acceptable at the local hobby fair, but wearing the trade show equivalent of a lime green leisure suit at the Governor’s Ball is tacky (funny but still tacky). It screams, “I just don’t care.” Now you may be comfortable on your first date with a big piece of spinach stuck to your front teeth, but even if your date has matching green dental jewelry, chances are there will not be a second date. Trade shows are expensive, but the actual display is usually the least expensive investment over 2-3 years. So invest wisely.

Behaving Badly

Now the booth staff. This is almost too easy. So rather than riff on the stereotypical cell phone chatting, Motrin popping from a hangover, couldn’t give a rat’s @$$ booth staffers, let’s take the high road. The reason too many exhibits are staffed with the wrong people is simple. They are the wrong people. They don’t have a vested interest in the company’s success, they aren’t knowledgeable, and they aren’t “people” people. Trade shows are not magazine ads or television spots. They are face-to-face sales opportunities. How often have you been to a Chamber of Commerce mixer and the local bank’s display is staffed by a teller? The teller is pleasant and pleasant-looking, but he/she doesn’t know anything about the bank’s loan programs, CD rates, or charitable programs. The teller shouldn’t be there. The local branch manager should be. Pamphlets, key chains, and cleavage are not replacements for one-on-one knowledge.

Ideally, your trade show staffing should have senior management participation. They have the knowledge and the vested interest. Too often, however, they wander the show floor like a band of schoolgirls whispering snide comments about competitors, eating candy, and planning the evening’s activities. Never underestimate the power of a title. And unless your senior management is poison, meeting the CEO or President of a company in their booth can turn “interest” into an “order” almost immediately.

Want to succeed at your next trade show? Treat it like a first date. Look your best and mind your manners. Remember that first impressions are lasting impressions. And no matter how tempting that spinach omelet looks for breakfast, it’s probably a good idea to select the oatmeal instead. 😉

Article Author – Link to original Article: MelWhite/ClassicExhibits

The Trade Show Floor Can Be a Fascinating Research Lab

Due to all the economic shifts in the last year or so, the audience for your product or service has changed.  Do you know how much they have changed?  You can easily gain insight by collecting information at your next show.  Here are a several simple ideas to consider and possibly incorporate in your overall show planning efforts.

Typically, the smart exhibit marketer has trained booth personnel to engage the audience with a unique “pick-up” line.  It is a short, an open-ended question, which stops the attendee in the aisle and draws them into the booth for further conversation.  It is NOT – “Can I help you?”

Using this function and conducting primary research with the trade show audience, you can have your fingers on the pulse of prospects and what is relevant for them.

Test Your Marketing Message:

Conveying your marketing message in a brief sentence or two can be a challenge.  These succinct ideas should deliver the compelling response – tell me more.  But which ones have the broadest appeal?

This concept is very similar to the A/B split testing done on headlines.  You want to assess which one has the greatest impact.  Does it solicit a response which indicates they want more information or is there no response?

Equip your booth personnel with two different statements and use them to engage the audience.  Then, see which one has the best response.  Now it is important that you coach your personnel to deliver the one-liners in the same fashion so there is consistency of information being collected.

It will be fascinating to hear and understand their responses.  They just might give you a better marketing message, in their language, than you could have dreamed up.

Once you have the winning statement, share this with your marketing teammates so they can assess if this should be woven into other marketing messages.  It could be used in email campaigns, advertising, website etc.

How is Your Competition Viewed?

What do the attendees say about your competition?  Gathering intelligence from your customers and prospects on how they view the competition can aid you in positioning your products/services.  How high do they regard the features, functions, and benefits of your adversary?

Typically, this information can be gathered when you are conducting a demo of your product/service.  During a demo or a conversation in the booth many questions are asked.  By carefully analyzing the questions asked, you can determine the holes in your marketing.

Assess the following:

  • What features did people ask about which you already have, but it wasn’t obvious in the demo?
  • What features did people keep asking for which you don’t have or are on the drawing board for a future release?

As you were talking to them, did they share anything they loved or hated about your competition?  This information is golden, in that you are hearing their preferences directly from your audience.

Consider hiring an outside research firm to conduct intercept interviews (GES is a great option).  This is where a person stops someone who has just left your booth and poses a few questions.  Via this qualitative research tool you can assess your marketing message, the booth personnel, etc.  Using the results will help fine tune or totally change your approach for the next show.

Gathering and analyzing the responses to your queries can alter your marketing so that it has a broader impact and moves more prospects into the sales funnel.

Joyce McKee – Defying Convention