NSS | Stationery Show | February 2019

The Displayers design, build, rent and install exhibits both local and nationwide and an authorized and official Exhibit Appointed Contractor EAC at the Javits Center in NYC. To see samples of our work, please visit our Instagram page.

Looking for full service ‘turn key’ booth production and set up? We can manage and coordinate merchandise, delivery and some or all onsite services. We offer storage and shipping, union labor, furniture, flooring and light rental, plus graphic production & more!

Inquire now by sending me an emailgregory@thedisplayers.com or by calling Telephone 1.212.620.5555.

Thank you,

Greg Rathe
Principal & CEO

 

NATIONAL STATIONERY SHOW – NSS – WINTER 2019 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Market Dates / Hours:
Sunday, February 3 – 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m
Monday, February 4 – 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m
Tuesday, February 5 – 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m
Wednesday, February 6 – 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m

SS is now co-located with NY NOW® Winter along with SURTEX®
ONE BADGE. THREE SHOWS! NSS attendees are welcome to come and discover thousands of new lifestyle, and handmade products.
There’s Only One Stationery Market in North America. And the NSS is it.

Now on it’s 73rd year, 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 true 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

Global Attendance: The NSS attracts a diverse global attendance of 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.
Exhibiting Companies: 750
Anticipated Worldwide Trade Professionals: 10,000
Attending Trade & Consumer Press: 100

 

Hotel Information

 

Directions and Parking at NSS | Javits Center

 

WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 13, 2018) — Emerald Expositions, show organizers of the National Stationery Show®, announced today that the 2019 event will change its date pattern. The NSS will be co-located with NY NOW® at the Javits Center February 3 – 6, 2019. SURTEX® will also switch to the new dates and remain in the same timeframe as the NSS.
“The market for stationery and greeting cards has changed and consolidated in recent years,” said Kelly P. Bristol, the NSS show director, “but there is an even greater appreciation for unique and innovative products. Co-locating with an event like NY NOW offers even greater exposure for our exhibitors and the opportunity for attending buyers to also shop stationery products, greeting cards and other related items.”
NY NOW attracts buyers and media from all 50 U.S. states and more than 60 countries worldwide seeking unique trend-forward products across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum. Bristol noted that the new time frame gives buyers earlier access to new designs and products. One badge will allow attendees to access the NSS, NY NOW and SURTEX®, North America’s premier exposition for the selling and licensing of original art and design.
A new feature highlighting Emerging Designers is also planned for the 2019 event. The NSS is the only North American event for the global stationery market and features greeting cards, custom invitations, giftwrap/ribbon, stationery, specialty party supplies, bridal accessories, customized products, writing instruments, paper crafting supplies, journals, calendars, lifestyle gifts and more.

NSS Announces Date Change and Co-Location with NY NOW

About the National Stationery Show

The National Stationery Show is the only North American trade show for global buyers and sellers of specialty paper products – from greeting cards, custom invitations, announcements, gift wrap, calendars, and journals, to lifestyle gifts, such as candles, toys, personal care, travel gadgets and more. More than 8,000 total industry professionals come from 50 states and 77 countries to exhibit, and to source product from hundreds of exhibiting brands. Some 200 exhibitors stage their debut at each show. The Show is colocated with SURTEX, the premier event for sourcing original art and design, and NY NOW’s winter edition. The NSS has been an integral part of the industry it serves for more than 70 years.
The National Stationery Show is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

 

WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 13, 2018) — Emerald Expositions, show organizers of the National Stationery Show®, announced today that the 2019 event will change its date pattern. The NSS will be co-located with NY NOW at the Javits Center February 3 – 6, 2019. SURTEX will also switch to the new dates and remain in the same timeframe as the NSS.

“The market for stationery and greeting cards has changed and consolidated in recent years,” said Kelly P. Bristol, the NSS show director, “but there is an even greater appreciation for unique and innovative products. Co-locating with an event like NY NOW offers even greater exposure for our exhibitors and the opportunity for attending buyers to also shop stationery products, greeting cards and other related items.”
NY NOW attracts buyers and media from all 50 U.S. states and more than 60 countries worldwide seeking unique trend-forward products across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum. Bristol noted that the new time frame gives buyers earlier access to new designs and products. One badge will allow attendees to access the NSS, NY NOW and SURTEX, North America’s premier exposition for the selling and licensing of original art and design.

A new feature highlighting Emerging Designers is also planned for the 2019 event. The NSS is the only North American event for the global stationery market and features greeting cards, custom invitations, giftwrap / ribbon, stationery, specialty party supplies, bridal accessories, customized products, writing instruments, paper crafting supplies, journals, calendars, lifestyle gifts and more.

About the National Stationery Show

The National Stationery Show is the only North American trade show for global buyers and sellers of specialty paper products – from greeting cards, custom invitations, announcements, gift wrap, calendars, and journals, to lifestyle gifts, such as candles, toys, personal care, travel gadgets and more. More than 8,000 total industry professionals come from 50 states and 77 countries to exhibit, and to source product from hundreds of exhibiting brands. Some 200 exhibitors stage their debut at each show. The Show is colocated with SURTEX, the premier event for sourcing original art and design, and NY NOW’s winter edition. The NSS has been an integral part of the industry it serves for more than 70 years.

The National Stationery Show is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.
For additional information and registration, visit www.nationalstationeryshow.com.

 

 

NYNOW | NY NOW | February 2019

The Displayers design, build, rent and install exhibits both local and nationwide and an authorized and official Exhibit Appointed Contractor EAC at the Javits Center in NYC.  To see samples of our work, please visit our Instagram page.

Looking for full service ‘turn key’ booth production and set up?  We can manage and coordinate merchandise delivery and some or all onsite services.  We provide storage and shipping, union labor, furniture, flooring and light rental, plus graphic production & more!

Inquire now by sending me an email –  gregory@thedisplayers.com – or calling Telephone 1.212.620.5555.

Thank you,

Greg Rathe
Principal & CEO

 

NYNOW – WINTER 2019 –  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Market Dates / Hours:

Sunday, February 3 – 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m
Monday, February 4 – 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m
Tuesday, February 5 – 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m
Wednesday, February 6 – 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m

Market Layout & Venue

EAC FORM – Exhibit Appointed Contractor Form

 

Move In Schedule –

Level 3 – Exhibits 1000 – 4300

Level 1 – Exhibits 5000-8800

 

Move Out Schedule – 

Wednesday February 6, 2019 3:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Thursday February 7, 2019 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday February 8, 2019 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Level 3 – Exhibits 1000-4300

Level 1 – Exhibits 5000-8800

 

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Inspirational Experience at the Store Level – NY NOW® Transcend Talks (LINK) — Happening right on the show-floor, in the middle of the action, featuring a series of free sessions dedicated to empowering our 23,000+ attendees with knowledge on the latest retail, design and merchandising trends and the topic of retail renaissance and why it’s important for retailers to embrace this era of change and rebirth. A key focus of all sessions should be actionable, with takeaways that our attendees can put into practice and see results.

Submission Deadline:   On or before November 30, 2018 (presented February 3-6, 2019)

Submission Requirements:   Session Title – 150-word narrative abstract – One-page narrative biography which includes presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.

Interested?   Submit your proposal TODAY!   Submission Deadline is November 30, 2018 at 11:59pm

 

HOME COLLECTION  Join the evolution… rise above… transcend. New at winter 2019, presented in the Home Furnishings & Textiles, Accent on Design and Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares, Transcend will include the world’s top brands and designers unveiling new releases in inspirational displays.  Presenting better brands, designed inspirational spaces and on floor Talks.Transcend demonstrates creating successful buyer experience by those that have done it best.  #retailrenaissancenynow

LIFESTYLE COLLECTION  The LIFESTYLE Collection at NY NOW offers trend-setting curated sections within the Baby, Gift, Wellness and the Fashion Accessory spectrum. New to the market the LIFESTYLE Collection will present indie NOW – a platform for emerging wellness and beauty brands.  Co-located with the National Stationery Show Featuring 350+ providers of quality letterpress and innovative custom stationery, 100+ emerging artists and 5,000+ new to Lifestyle buyers–one badge two shows!

HANDMADE COLLECTION  Handmade… Authentic Designs… Eco-friendly – Handmade is the industry’s hallmark of design and craftsmanship across all media. Presented in three distinct sections and showcasing handcrafted merchandise in categories such as tabletop, ceramics, textiles, home decor, jewelry, apparel and more.  Co-located with the National Stationery Show Featuring 350+ providers of quality letterpress and innovative custom stationery, 100+ emerging artists and 5,000+ new to Handmade buyers–one badge two show

5 Trade Show Secrets for Networking Success

Blending digital networking with face to face meetings can deliver extended conversations and strengthened relationships. Here are some tips on how to get it right.
Live events have a challenge. Drawing the same volume of attendees as in previous years is now taking more effort than it used to. There is a plethora of experiences and content competing for the prospective participants’ attention. Committed as we are to the unsurpassable value of face to face meetings, the fact remains that event organizers have to work harder and smarter at convincing busy professionals and entrepreneurs to engage with them.

One excellent means of delivering on your event’s promise is to use pre-show and post-show matchmaking and recommendations to connect attendees and exhibitors before, during the event.

Setting the Stage for Successful Networking
Here are some essential ingredients that come together to not just save your team considerable time and effort, but also make it easier for your event participants to explore viable networking opportunities.

1. Intelligent Matchmaking
Just matching buyers and sellers on demographics and product categories is not sufficient anymore. Demographics are not always reliable or fully updated, and identifying suitable suppliers from one long list isn’t always easy. This kind of matchmaking needs to be supplemented with automatic behavior and action-based matchmaking. Delivering a list of attendees who have directly or indirectly indicated an interest in an exhibitor’s products and services can make it easier for exhibitors to start networking with interested buyers, thus boosting their ROI. Similarly, showing recommended suppliers based on an attendee’s past searches, page visits and planner activity can save them considerable time, and impress them with the value your event is delivering to them.

2. Simplified Scheduling
Numerous user interface interaction studies have revealed the power of ease of use in boosting task completion. Attendees should be able to request and accept appointments with the click of a button, on any device of their choice and from anywhere in the world. Complicated navigation, interfaces and approval processes can negatively affect their experience and discourage them from using the resources provided to them. On the other hand, a digital solution that’s responsive and adaptive, and built on strong usability principles, can significantly boost engagement by encouraging attendees to explore and engage more with the exhibitors’ content.

3. Deeper User-Generated Content
Just providing easy-to-use scheduling features can boost networking but not sustain it. To keep buyers coming back and stay engaged with your event’s brand, show organizers need to leverage the power of user-generated content. Rich content in exhibitor eBooth listings acts like a digital storefront for attendees, who find value in exploring exhibitors’ products, videos, show specials and press releases to learn as much about them in advance as possible. This has an indirect but deep impact in the quality of business networking that your event can deliver to attendees.

4. Deeper Education and Promotion
It’s imperative to inform and update your event participants on the matchmaking and networking resources available to them. Education is necessary not just for the first timers, but for all participants. Even seasoned veterans may need to be made aware of the capabilities and advantages of a new technology or process. Using every means of communication possible, on every popular channel available, show organizers can considerably increase the adoption and usage of their networking features.

5. Designated Spaces
Trying to stay focused and network successfully in a busy and crowded booth is not always conducive. Other attendees may try to vie for your attention or other conversations may make it harder to listen to questions and answer them correctly. To facilitate productive networking, expo and meeting organizers should consider creating designated meeting zones where the participants can meet at the appointed time and concentrate exclusively on fruitful introductions and conversations. This is especially true if your event is organizing a hosted buyer or speed networking program, which require intensive concentration and participation for each meeting.
In Conclusion

To create more value for your attendees and exhibitors, and to keep bringing them, show organizers should focus on delivering a high-quality networking experience. By automating processes, using intelligent matchmaking and focusing on adoption, eventprofs can significantly strengthen the value proposition of their event, making it the centralized hub that draws the entire industry to it, year after year.

 

September 1, 2016
Event Technology By a2z, Inc.
This is a sponsored post written by Nishita Jain, Sr. Digital Marketing Director, a2z. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.

5 Trade Show Secrets for Networking Success

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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Entrepreneurs Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:59 PM

Kate Harrison

LEED-approved Javits Center

Link to The Javits Center’s Announcement

 

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.

The Javitz Center got a green renovation

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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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.

 

Created by Skyline – Link to original article: http://www.skylinetradeshowtips.com/4-ways-to-optimize-every-exchange-in-your-booth/

 

NYNOW – Handmade

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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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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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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/

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

 

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


New York Trade Shows

Trade Shows & Conventions – In New York – NYC NY Javits

 

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New York Trade Shows, Conventions & Expos

 

 

 

·        American International TOY FAIR·American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery·Architectural Digest Home Design·        ArtExpo New York·        Atlantic Design & Manufacturing·        Automation Technology Expo

·        BookExpo America

·        Boutique Design New York

·        Children’s Club

ComicCon

·        EastPack

·        The Fame Show

·        Greater New York Dental Meeting

·        ICFF – International Contemporary Furniture Fair

·        International Beauty Show New York

·        International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show

·        International Vision Expo

·        INTERPHEX

·        JA New York Jewelry Show

·        L!CENSING International Expo·LASTEC East·-MD&M East·        MODA Manhattan·        National Stationery Show·        National Retail Federation

·        National Variety Merchandise Show

·        New York Comic Con Show

·        New York International Art Expo

·        New York International Auto Show

·        New York International Gift Fair NYNOW

·        New York International Motorcycle Show

·        New York National Boat Show

·        New York Times Travel Show

·        NY International Restaurant & Food Service

·        Summer International Fancy Food & Confection Show

 

18th Annual NYC Tattoo Convention

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Jay Strongwater Sample Sale

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The Gilt City New York Warehouse Sale

Friday, April 24th: 7pm-11:30pm & Saturday, April 25th: 9am-9pm …

International Contemporary Furniture FairMay 16, 2015 – May 19, 2015
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SURTEXMay 17, 2015 – May 19, 2015
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National Stationery ShowMay 17, 2015 – May 20, 2015
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New York City Plumbing and Fire Protection ExpoMay 21, 2015 – May 21, 2015
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Market New York ExpoMay 21, 2015 – May 21, 2015
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FIT 2015 Commencement ExercisesMay 21, 2015 – May 21, 2015
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The New School 2015 CommencementMay 22, 2015 – May 22, 2015
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Book Expo AmericaMay 27, 2015 – May 29, 2015
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BookConMay 30, 2015 – May 31, 2015
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Small Business ExpoJune 4, 2015 – June 4, 2015
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Cloud Computing Expo 2015June 9, 2015 – June 11, 2015
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http://www.cloudcomputingexpo.com/
Automation Technology EastJune 9, 2015 – June 11, 2015
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EASTPACKJune 9, 2015 – June 11, 2015
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Atlantic Design & ManufacturingJune 9, 2015 – June 11, 2015
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http://atlantic-design-manufacturing.designnews.com/
PLASTEC EASTJune 9, 2015 – June 11, 2015
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HBA GlobalJune 9, 2015 – June 11, 2015
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Pharmapack North AmericaJune 9, 2015 – June 11, 2015
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Quality ExpoJune 9, 2015 – June 11, 2015
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MD&M EastJune 9, 2015 – June 11, 2015
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Metropolitan College of New York 2015 Commencement CeremonyJune 13, 2015 – June 13, 2015
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http://www.mcny.edu/student_serv/graduation.php
SalesforceJune 16, 2015 – June 18, 2015
Salesforce[ read more…]
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Cannabis World Congress & Business ExpoJune 17, 2015 – June 19, 2015
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http://www.cwcbexpo.com/
International Franchise ExpoJune 18, 2015 – June 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE EXPO[ read more…]
http://www.ifeinfo.com/
TCI 2015 CommencementJune 23, 2015 – June 23, 2015
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http://www.tcicollege.edu/graduation-june-2015
Summer Fancy Food ShowJune 28, 2015 – June 30, 2015
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https://www.specialtyfood.com/shows-events/summer-fancy-food-show/
Law Review CourseJuly 7, 2015 – July 7, 2015
BARBRI Law Review Course[ read more…]
http://www.barbri.com/bar-review-course/
Amazon Web Services User SummitJuly 8, 2015 – July 10, 2015
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http://aws.amazon.com/summits/
AMMA TOURJuly 12, 2015 – July 15, 2015
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http://amma.org/
Fast Wearable TechnologyJuly 13, 2015 – July 15, 2015
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http://www.wearabletechworld.com/conference/newyork/
The Voice AuditionsJuly 18, 2015 – July 19, 2015
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http://www.nbcthevoice.com/auditions/opencalldates
MRketJuly 19, 2015 – July 21, 2015
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http://www.mrketshow.com/
Vanguards GalleryJuly 19, 2015 – July 21, 2015
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http://www.mrketshow.com/vanguards-gallery/
PROJECTJuly 19, 2015 – July 21, 2015
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http://www.magiconline.com/project-new-york
AGENDAJuly 20, 2015 – July 21, 2015
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http://www.agendashow.com/New-York/
TEXWORLD USAJuly 21, 2015 – July 23, 2015
TEXWORLD USA[ read more…]
http://texworldusa.us.messefrankfurt.com/newyork/en/for-attendees/welcome.html
International Apparel Sourcing ShowJuly 21, 2015 – July 23, 2015
International Apparel Sourcing Show[ read more…]
http://apparelsourcingshow.us.messefrankfurt.com/newyork/en/for-attendees/welcome.html
Home Textiles Sourcing ExpoJuly 21, 2015 – July 23, 2015
Home Textiles Sourcing Expo[ read more…]
http://hometextilessourcing.us.messefrankfurt.com/newyork/en/for-attendees/welcome.html
Milano UnicaJuly 21, 2015 – July 23, 2015
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http://www.milanounica.it/ENG/home.php
SNEAKER CONJuly 25, 2015 – July 25, 2015
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http://sneakercon.com/
JA New York Summer ShowJuly 26, 2015 – July 28, 2015
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http://www.ja-newyork.com/
IT Roadmap Conference and ExpoJuly 29, 2015 – July 29, 2015
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http://www.itroadmap.net
CURVENYAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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http://www.curvexpo.com/curveny/
Childrens ClubAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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http://www.enkshows.com/childrensclub/
Accessorie CircuitAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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http://www.enkshows.com/circuit/
Intermezzo CollectionsAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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http://www.enkshows.com/intermezzo/
Accessories The ShowAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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http://www.accessoriestheshow.com/
MODAAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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http://www.modamanhattan.com/
FAMEAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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http://www.fameshows.com/
Fashion 2 GoAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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http://www.fameshows.com/
NY NOW The Market for Home & LifestyleAugust 15, 2015 – August 19, 2015
NY NOW[ read more…]
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The Rug Show 2015August 30, 2015 – September 2, 2015
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http://www.therugshow.com/
Canon ExpoSeptember 9, 2015 – September 11, 2015
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http://www.canon.com/
Rosh Hashanah ServicesSeptember 13, 2015 – September 15, 2015
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https://cbst.org/
CoterieSeptember 19, 2015 – September 21, 2015
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http://www.enkshows.com/coterie/
Sole CommerceSeptember 19, 2015 – September 21, 2015
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http://www.enkshows.com/sole/
Accessories The ShowSeptember 19, 2015 – September 21, 2015
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http://www.accessoriestheshow.com/
MODASeptember 19, 2015 – September 21, 2015
MODA[ read more…]
http://www.modamanhattan.com/
FAMESeptember 19, 2015 – September 21, 2015
FAME[ read more…]
http://www.fameshows.com/
EDITSeptember 19, 2015 – September 21, 2015
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http://www.editshows.com/
STITCHSeptember 19, 2015 – September 21, 2015
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http://www.stitchshows.com/show-calendar/
Yom Kippur ServiceSeptember 22, 2015 – September 23, 2015
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https://cbst.org/
Writers WorkshopSeptember 26, 2015 – September 27, 2015
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http://www.hayhouse.com/writers-workshop-newyork-2015-event
Strata and Hadoop WorldSeptember 29, 2015 – October 1, 2015
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http://strataconf.com/big-data-conference-ny-2015
SMX EastSeptember 30, 2015 – October 1, 2015
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http://searchmarketingexpo.com/east/
SUNY College NightOctober 1, 2015 – October 2, 2015
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https://www.suny.edu/attend/events/
New York Comic ConOctober 8, 2015 – October 11, 2015
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http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/
Childrens ClubOctober 18, 2015 – October 20, 2015
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http://www.enkshows.com/childrensclub/
LUEUR 2015October 23, 2015 – October 25, 2015
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http://www.lueurny.com/
JA Special DeliveryOctober 25, 2015 – October 27, 2015
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http://www.ja-newyork.com/upcoming-jany-shows.shtml
Audio Engineering SocietyOctober 30, 2015 – November 1, 2015
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http://www.aes.org/events/139/
ICSC New York National Conference and Deal MakingDecember 7, 2015 – December 8, 2015
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http://www.icsc.org/events-and-programs/details/new-york-national-conference3/
Progressive International Motorcycle ShowDecember 10, 2015 – December 13, 2015
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http://www.motorcycleshows.com/

 

 

 

NYNOW – Welcomes New Exhibitors

PRESS RELEASE:  JURIED SECTIONS AT NY NOW WELCOME NEW EXHIBITORS
Accent on Design & Handmade Designer Maker Accept 65+ Applicants


WHITE PLAINS, NY, May 1, 2015… An eclectic mix of applicants, representing a broad spectrum of design and lifestyle categories, has passed a stringent review process to be accepted into two juried sections – Accent on Design® and Handmade® Designer Maker – at the summer 2015 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, to be held August 15-19, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

”NY NOW sets the industry standard for contemporary and artisanal design and functionality, and these juried sections offer buyers the ‘best of the best’ in home and lifestyle products,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW co-director and vice president, “These carefully curated sections showcase established and renowned designers and artisans alongside a bevy of emerging talents.”

Accent on Design 
From 150 applicants, Accent on Design has accepted 23 cutting edge designers based on creativity in design; innovative use of materials, functionality and a commitment to new creations in contemporary design. In addition to perennially popular categories such as lighting, tableware and home decor, designers of some unusual products – Bluetooth speakers, sustainable tableware, wooden watches and toothbrushes – are represented among the diverse mix of new acceptances for the summer 2015 edition.

Applicants recommended by the Accent on Design Selection Committee for the summer 2015 Market include: Analog Watch Co. (wooden watches); Archive & BTW Ceramics (pillows and ceramics); AWN (home organization accessories); Brave Space Design x Timberline Jewelry (handcrafted furniture and jewelry); Color Cord Company (lighting); Danica (kitchen textiles and accessories); Field (office accessories); From the Bay and Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (home furnishings and accessories); Gramovox (Bluetooth speakers); Haoshi Design (clocks); LSTN (technology accessories); Louise Gray (home textiles); Nate Cotterman Glass (blown glass); Noble Goods (handcrafted home objects); NOON by Jane Palmer (home textiles); Pigeon Toe Ceramics (modern home accessories); ROCOCO (handcrafted decorative accessories); Sasha Nicholas, (tableware); Talini, LLC (home textiles); The Goodwell Company (toothbrush); W & P Design LLC (barware); WASARA Company Ltd. (sustainable tableware); and wrk-shp (home and personal accessories).

Presented as part of NY NOW’s HOME Collection, Accent on Design showcases some 150 exhibitors from Sunday, August 16, through Wednesday, August 19, on Level Three of the Javits Center.

Handmade Designer Maker
The Handmade Designer Maker jury accepted 42 artisans, from 151 applicants for the summer 2015 edition, based on the quality of craftsmanship, limited production and a developed line of unique and original work.  Accepted artisans present a mix of home and lifestyle products with representation from all media – wood, metal, fiber, glass, leather, ceramics, and more.

Applicants accepted for Handmade Designer Maker include: A Summer Afternoon (wooden toys); Aili (jewelry); Artifact Bag Co. (waxed canvas and leather bags); Blair Lauren Brown Jewelry (jewelry); Broken Plates (glass jewelry); Diana Mitchell (jewelry); fail (jewelry and home decor); Few Bits (furnishings and home décor); Fundacion Eduardo F. Costantini – Tienda Malba (decorative accessories, jewelry, tabletop); HAWKHOUSE (jewelry); Holly Aiken Bags (bags); Hokanson Dix Glass (blown-glass vessels); Home Thrown (ceramic tableware); Impressed by Nature (jewelry); Jackie Sedlock Pottery (stoneware clay tableware); Jay Teske Leather Co. (leather goods); Jill’s Metal (serving pieces); Jr Meyer Lighting (lighting); Judy Jackson Stoneware (stoneware clay tableware); Julie Cohn Design (jewelry); June & December (paper, textile and gift products); Little Low Studio (stationery and gift products); Ludviks Designs (sculptural jewelry); Nick Moen Studios (porcelain tableware); ORISHIBORI (home decor); Patch Design Studio (handprinted textiles); PERFECTO Glass Jewelry (glass jewelry); Petra Class (jewelry); Phil Gautreau Wood Design LLC (contemporary wood furnishings and accessories); Ray Griffiths Inc. (jewelry); Redraven studios (porcelain keepsakes); Sekoya Originals (home decor); Snuggly Ugly Inc. (dolls, room decor, accessories); Stacey Lee Webber (jewelry and accessories); SwitchWood (wooden bow ties); Sword + Fern (jewelry); Tap by Todd Pownell (jewelry); Tura Sugden (jewelry); Uncommon Threads (jewelry); Village Common (candles); WWAKE (jewelry); and Yellow Jewellery (jewelry).

Handmade Designer Maker, which is part of NY NOW’s HANDMADE collection, presents some 375 artisans, from Saturday, August 15, through Tuesday, August 18, in the Javits Center North.  The HANDMADE Collection also is comprised of Global Design (August 15-18, on the Javits Center’s Level Four) featuring 150 global import resources emphasizing good design, traditional craftsmanship and community building, and Artisan Resource (August 16-19 on the Javits Center’s Level Three), a first-of-its-kind market, which offers U.S.-based volume importers, direct import retailers, wholesalers and designers the opportunity to meet with international artisanal producers from around the world.

The summer 2015 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, will run Saturday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW’s three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE, as well as NEW! exhibitors – encompass 100,000 products in myriad product categories. Attendees from all 50 states and around the world are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.

LINK TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE

NYNOW – Schedule & Reference

NYNOW

EXHIBIT HOURS:

The Show hours for all sections in Javits, EXCEPT Handmade® are:

Saturday – Tuesday        August 15 – 18       9:00 AM – 6:00 PM        Wednesday August 19 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM*

Handmade® exhibits hours are:

Saturday – Monday       August 15 – 17         9:00 AM – 6:00 PM         Tuesday August 18 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Dates + Hours By Product Collection

HOME:

Accent on Design®
Home Furnishings + Textiles
Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares
August 16-19 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Level 3
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 2 PM on Wednesday, August 19

LIFESTYLE:

Baby + Child
Gift
Personal Accessories
Personal Care + Wellness
August 16-19 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Level 1
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 2 PM on Wednesday, August 19

HANDMADE:

Handmade® Designer Maker
August 15-18 (Saturday-Tuesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Javits North
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 5 PM on Tuesday, August 18

Handmade® Global Design
August 15-18 (Saturday-Tuesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, River Pavilion
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 5 PM on Tuesday, August 18

Artisan Resource
August 16-19 (Sunday -Wednesday)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Level 3
9 AM – 6 PM daily; 9 AM – 2 PM on Wednesday, August 19

HOME:

Located on Level three of the Javits Center, the HOME Collection features 1,000+ exhibitors focusing on innovation – specifically in furnishings and home textiles, interior decor, tabletop and gourmet housewares.

With three carefully curated sections, NY NOW HOME is a one-stop shop for all home decor and entertaining needs making it even easier to source and shop.

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.

Curated by an independent selection committee of professionals in the contemporary design community.  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.

Emerging Designers Establish Themselves With New Materials

Contemporary Design is Celebrated for Innovative Home Decor

For nearly 30 years, Accent on Design® has been the pre-eminent marketplace for unique and forward-thinking design – changing the way we look at our living spaces, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, turning everyday objects into expressions of personal aesthetics, pushing the creative envelope.

The home and gift industry\’s leading resource for innovative design for more than 30 years, Accent on Design showcases nearly 150 domestic and international brands both established and emerging designers. From furnishings and decorative accessories to audio accessories and state-of-the-art kitchen gadgets, Accent on Design presents the latest in modern design across all categories of product.

Curated by an independent selection committee of professionals within the contemporary design community, criteria for acceptance into this juried section of NY NOW includes: original, creative and authentic product design and/or design concept; new and innovative use of materials and/or process; products which address and solve problems; form and function; and consistent and continuous new product introductions.

A critical resource for thousands of leading design retailers such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Future Perfect, and Matter – Accent on Design continues to feature the latest in innovative design from established design brands such as Tom Dixon, Chilewich, Stelton and Jonathan Adler to emerging design talent like Elyse Graham, Souda, Pelle and Finell.

Each market, the selection committee recognizes select exhibitors for their exceptional level of design. Previous awards have been given for excellence in product design, outstanding booth design, overall excellence, rising star, best new collection and innovative use of materials.

Be inspired this summer at NY NOW in the heart of New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Center, Sunday, August 16 – Wednesday, August 20!

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.

HANDMADE

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

PROGRAMS:

NY NOW presents a full range of educational programming and industry events. Seminars address color/design trends, sustainability, digital media and retail strategies. NY NOW’s sessions are hosted either by leading trade and consumer publications, or by industry associations.

NY NOW also offers a number of “Only in New York” after-hours activities for market participants, such as A Night on Broadway and the Retail Excellence Awards.

Details about Summer 2015 programs and events will be available in mid-May.  Please check back for details.

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

Lifestyle collection on Level 1 of the Javits Center.

Key Exhibitors

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

Key Exhibitors

Beehive Kitchenware / Bitters Co. / British Contemporary Craft / Coal & Tusk / Danny K. / dconstruct / Etsy Wholesale / 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

Welcome to NY NOW! We value your attendance and support of our market and it is our goal to offer superior customer service before, during and after market.

Here are some tips and pre-show planning to help you maximize your experience at NY NOW:

Before attending the market:

  • Register in advance to avoid onsite registration fees and print your e-badge
  • Carefully review our two-day staggered dates opening by collection
  • Mark your calendar and make travel arrangements through Hotel + Travel
  • Attend our New Buyer Orientation webinar
  • Use our advanced exhibitor/product search tool to view companies + products and create your onsite walking list and set appointments with your top vendors
  • Review the exceptional educational programs and register in advance
  • Review the market layout
  • Bring to the market your re-sale tax number, credit reference sheets, calculator and plenty of business cards

Maximize the resources at NY NOW to fill all your inventory and product category needs:

  • Do a full review of your store inventory and product category needs
  • Establish a budget by category and include budget for those surprising new treasures you’ll discover at NY NOW
  • Keep in mind delivery dates, holiday merchandising themes and display ideas
  • Gather feedback from your sales staff and your customers
  • Track vendors and product categories with strong sell through as well as products that under-performed

Strategies for shopping NY NOW 

  • Plan to spend plenty of time to see the entire market, 3 days minimum at such a large event will allow enough time to walk the market, view trends and spend quality time with vendors writing programs that will carry you through important selling cycles
  • Shopping NY NOW by collection will make it easy for you to focus with synergistic categories grouped together
  • Take note of one of many international pavilions as well as individual companies speckled throughout the market giving you access to global trends right here at NY NOW
  • Down load our mobile app for instant navigation and exhibitor look-up
  • Maximize face time with your vendors as well as meeting hundreds of new companies, share your business goals and identify top trending merchandise that will be profitable for your store
  • Visit the various product display’s in the lobby areas and note important trends you will find throughout the market
  • Make sure networking is part of your attendance strategy – meeting other retail stores as well as forging important vendor relationships is part of a successful market trip
  • Explore the entire market – finding that rare one of a kind product or emerging new designer in an unexpected place is an important part of the discovery process
  • Take time during the day to review what you have accomplished and what categories you still need to focus on
  • Review your orders against your established budget
  • Take time after the market and enjoy some world class NYC entertainment or dine in a fabulous restaurant

Whatever your buying needs are NY NOW delivers the most innovative, on trend, merchandise across the Home, Lifestyle and Handmade categories. We look forward to your attendance and promise to deliver an unforgettable market that will inspire your retail creativity and bring your business to the next level. Spend some time navigating the rest of this information packed website for all the market highlights and we look forward to seeing you in the big apple!

People Do Business With People They Like

From Forbes.com

People ultimately choose to do business with people they like, and everyone likes someone who appreciates them.

 

I once read a quote by the ever so brilliant writer known as Anonymous. It states, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”  The most powerful tool you have in creating success in your life is to appreciate other people.

When you appreciate others you will find that your relationships are stronger, your circle of friends will grow wider, your career and business will succeed beyond your expectations, and your life will simply be happier. So who wouldn’t want all of that?!  And how do we make that happen?

The two most powerful words in any language are “Thank you.” Saying thank you communicates that you value and appreciate the other person. Saying thank you has the power to completely change the other person’s mood for the better. Saying thank you has the power to create friendships. Saying thank you has the influence to create loyalty. Saying thank you to everyone you come in contact with would make you one of the most beloved people in the world. Forgetting to say thank you leaves the other person feeling taken for granted and unappreciated, and one can easily surmise the damage those feelings would do toward building future bonds.

Now that we all agree on the importance of saying “thank you”, let’s talk about a few tips on how to say it best.

When saying thank you, it is best to be specific about exactly what you are thankful for. When you take time to do so you are helping that employee feel appreciated, but at the same time you are also teaching them the behaviors they should repeat in order to receive further thanks in the future. For example, a manager might say to an employee who did a good job on their given assignment, “Thank you for the attention you paid to the smallest details on this project. I realize you put in extra hours to get this completed so smoothly and I truly appreciate your efforts.” That employee will walk away feeling appreciated as well as knowing that paying attention to detail and going the extra mile are behavior patterns they want to continue to follow in order to receive future praise.

Saying thank you to someone out of the blue in an unexpected moment can make a huge impact on someone else. For example, when the person has done nothing for you in that moment just stop and say thank you to them for something they exemplify, such as, “Thank you for always setting an example of integrity with your life.” Those unexpected thank yous can create a lasting impression on the other person.

One of the most powerful forms of appreciation is when you take the time to say “Thank you” to someone in a handwritten note. In all my years as a CEO I found time and time again that the most valued gift I could give someone was a handwritten note of thanks, and the only items I have saved without fail over the years are the handwritten notes of thanks that employees and clients sent to me.  There is something so deeply personal and meaningful in a handwritten note of appreciation. At my past company we had thousands of thank you cards with the company logo printed for the employees to be able to write and mail handwritten thank you cards out to our clients, our vendors, and each other. The value created over the years from these simple handwritten notes didn’t equal millions of dollars in value, they created hundreds of millions of dollars because they helped us to grow our company to levels beyond expectations because of the close personal bonds with our clients and service providers.

We all have hundreds of opportunities to say thank you every day. We can thank the gal behind the counter at the gas station who rings us up when we grab our morning diet soda. We can thank the person in the drive-through who hands us our lunch order. We can thank the person who holds the door open for us when we walk in the building. If you pay attention for even one day to everyone who could possibly deserve to hear a “thank you” you will be amazed at the number of opportunities that could be missed in a day if we don’t pay attention to them. There is never a downside to saying thank you to someone. It can only make your own life and the lives of those around you better.

And so with that I want to take a moment to say “Thank You” to all of you who read my articles, who take time to comment on them, and who have chosen to also read my daily blogs posted at www.amyreesanderson.com/blog where many of you have shared such kind and supportive comments there. Each of you has touched my life for the better and I truly thank you for that. THANK YOU!

~Amy Rees Anderson

Forbes.com Article -Entrepreneurs – 6/28/2013 @ 12:17AM

NYNOW – Design & Color Trends

NY NOW’S “OPEN HOUSE” DISPLAY PREVIEWS DESIGN & COLOR TRENDS
Project Partnership with Pantone and Progressive Business Media


WHITE PLAINS, NY, April 17, 2015… Key trends in home and lifestyle design and color will be showcased in an exclusive “Open House” display to be presented at the summer 2015 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home+ Lifestyle, to be held August 15-19, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  The colors and concepts, as forecasted by the Pantone Color Institute, will be brought to life in a product display curated by Progressive Business Media editors and explored in more detail in a special on-site seminar.

“NY NOW has always delivered emerging trends to its audience and this Open House display cements our emphasis on being at the cutting-edge of design and color trends,” said Scott Kramer, NY NOW co-director and vice president, “we hope seeing these themes translated into product will excite attendees and help them source products they might otherwise have missed.”

Now in its fourth annual iteration, the 2015 Open House display will showcase four key themes – Bijoux, Ephemera, Footloose and Mixed Bag – taken from the PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2016 color forecast. Editors from Home Accents Today, Home & Textiles Today, HFN and Gifts and Decorative Accessories, will review exhibitor submissions in each of these categories and select products most representative of each trend for display.

Trend descriptions follow:

Trend #1: Mixed Bag

Eclectic patterns and prints drawn primarily from diverse cultures and a multi-national influence, when used together produce a dynamic and eye-arresting array of colors and combinations. Violet and florid orange hues are offset somewhat by a sugary ginger shade, while a sultry hot pink and robust wine tone are intriguingly complemented by a plush, mossy yellow-green.

Trend #2: Ephemera

Softly tinted, breezy, lighter than air, and as transitory as an evanescent bubble, Ephemera expresses a lightness of color that is often described as pastel. The delicacy of the shadings speaks volumes about its translation into the softness of tone and touch. Colors such as Wan Blue, Pale Peach, Pink Dogwood, Tender Yellow, Orchid Ice, Frosted Almond and a clarifying white called “Cloud Dancer” more than aptly describe these disarmingly charming tints.

Trend #3: Bijoux

From the French, Bijoux literally means “jewels” a fitting title for a palette that gleams with drama and intensity. The light reflective quality expressed in this grouping lends itself beautifully to pellucid transparencies in glass, resins, acrylics, mosaic tile and various lighting effects. Jewel tones such as Prism Pink, Amethyst, Topaz and Amber Yellow are artfully reflected or mirrored when juxtaposed next to equally striking tones of Violet, Dark Citron, Ember Glow, Rich Gold and a taupe that is one of the complex colors found within a tiger’s eye.

Trend #4: Footloose

Expressing the need to throw off the constricting schedules of everyday lives and simply enjoy the freedom of the outdoors, Footloose showcases the pleasurable pursuits that bring recreation and relaxation to life. Colors make for capricious combinations like Winter Pear and Strawberry Pink; Blazing Orange, Deep Periwinkle and Meadow Green, in addition to vacation-destination blues and blue-greens with tempting names like Capri and Vallarta Blue.

The “Open House” trend display, which is located in the North Concourse at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Center, will be open Saturday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 19, 2015, during all NY NOW Market hours. A complete list of products selected for the display will be available in late June.

A related seminar, Open House Seminar – What’s Hot In Home, sponsored by Progressive Business Media and Pantone, addressing color and design trends presented in the Open House display, will be presented on Sunday, August 16, at 8:30 am. Speakers will include Warren Shoulberg of Progressive Business Media, Laurie Pressman of the Pantone Color Institute and others.  Information and registration will be available online at www.nynow.com/programs, after May 1.

Pantone is the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. Today Pantone’s universal language of color is used by 100 million design professionals worldwide to access color trends, communicate color choices and control consistency of color across every imaginable surface, texture, material and finish. Through the Pantone Color Institute Pantone continues to chart future color direction and study how color influences human thought processes, emotions and physical reactions.

Progressive Business Media is the leading business-to-business media resource in the home furnishings industry, offering print publications, online editions, conferences, events, research, marketing services and more. Its titles include Gifts and Decorative Accessories, HFN, Home Accents Today, Home & Textiles Today, Furniture Today, Casual Living Today and Kids Today with more than 100,000 industry readers in print and online.

NY NOW’s three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE, as well as NEW! exhibitors – encompass 100,000 products in myriad product categories. Attendees from all 50 states and around the world are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.

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NYNOW Artisan Resource Expects Big Growth

ARTISAN RESOURCE EXPECTS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH FOR SUMMER 2015

 

Exhibit Space Tripled From Winter, Energized Market Expected

 

WHITE PLAINS, NY, April 10, 2015… With significantly expanded exhibit space and a strong slate of new and returning exhibitors, the seventh semi-annual edition of Artisan Resource®, is poised to deliver its strongest market to date, August 16-19, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Presented as part of the HANDMADE Collection of NY NOW®,, The Market for Home + Lifestyle, Artisan Resource is a first-of-its-kind market offering U.S.-based volume importers, direct import retailers, designers and wholesalers the opportunity to meet with international artisanal producers.

“Artisan Resource’s integration into Javits last winter and its direct adjacency with NY NOW created a dynamic new floorplan offering new buyer-seller synergies, as well as increased awareness and order-writing,” said Allison Garafalo, Artisan Resource sales director. “That success prompted significant expansion of Artisan Resource – which will growe to 10,000 from 3,000 net square feet of exhibit space– this summer. Since its launch in 2012, Artisan Resource has firmly established itself as a market that delivers results for participants.”

A strong mix of new and returning exhibitors is expected to bolster excitement on the exhibit floor for the summer 2015 edition. Key newcomers include the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) pavilion with 6 companies; Philippines – CITEM (Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions) with 18 booths; AGEXPORT (The Guatemalan Exports’ Association) in 300 square feet of exhibit space; Indonesia in 250 square feet of exhibit space; and CAP EXPORT Madagascar with at least 8 exhibitors. In addition, the following countries will return, and in some cases expand, following a hiatus from the Market: Panama, expanding to 400 square feet of exhibit space; South Africa, also is planning to return and expand. In total, the summer 2015 edition of Artisan Resource is expected to feature approximately 150 companies from nearly 40 countries.

Beyond expansion of the exhibit floor, Artisan Resource will present a comprehensive suite of educational seminars for exhibitors and attendees alike. Exhibitor education begins with pre-show webinars addressing buyer demographics, sales and marketing materials for American buyers, and changing U.S. distribution channels. At market, a series of sessions will address Importing Basics for beginners and intermediate-level importers; as well as double-track sessions addressing design, ethics and more. Details and registration will be available online at www.nynow.com/programs by May 1.

The summer 2015 edition of Artisan Resource will take place Sunday, August 16, through Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Show hours are 9am – 6pm daily Sunday, August 16, through Tuesday, August 18; and 9am – 2pm on Wednesday, August 19.

Presented as part of NY NOW’s HANDMADE Collection, Artisan Resource offers a production-sourcing venue for overseas artisan enterprises to showcase their products and production capabilities – at export terms – from their country of origin. The semi-annual tradeshow is managed by Emerald Expositions and organized with the assistance of ByHand Consulting. Additional information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.

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NYNOW – “ONLY IN NEW YORK” ACTIVITIES

NY NOW SET TO DELIVER EXCLUSIVE “ONLY IN NEW YORK” ACTIVITIES

 

Events Offer Unique After-Hours Networking & NYC Attractions

 

WHITE PLAINS, NY, April 3, 2015… Capitalizing on the vibrancy of New York City, the summer 2015 edition of NY NOW®, The Market for Home + Lifestyle will host a series of exclusive “Only in New York” events, offering Market participants unparalleled industry networking, as well as unique after-hours cultural and entertainment experiences. Special events to be offered in connection with the forthcoming Market include NY NOW’s perennial favorite “Night on Broadway,” Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ Retailer Excellence Awards, and free admission to MAD (Museum of Arts and Design) and shopping discount at The Store at MAD during Market Week, August 14-19, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“Our ‘Only in New York’ events offer NY Market participants the best of New York City nightlife and entertainment, along with unparalleled industry networking,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW co-director and vice president. “We invite all exhibitors and attendees to enjoy these exclusive offerings as a complement to their overall Market experience.”

NY NOW’s signature “Night on Broadway” event will feature specially-priced tickets to the Monday, August 17, performance of HAMILTON, a dynamic new musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) opening on Broadway this summer.  The musical follows Alexander Hamilton, the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America, from bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy.  Tickets, normally priced at $142, are specially-priced at $110 before August 14, and $120 after, for NY Market participants. Information is available at www.hamiltonbroadway.com and tickets can be purchased online at www.nynow.com/programs after April 15.

NY NOW is a proud sponsor of the 64th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards, to be presented on Sunday, August 16, in New York City.  These prestigious industry awards, which are presented by Gifts and Decorative Accessories, recognize retail achievement in four categories (Store Design, Marketing Achievement, Visual Merchandising/Display and Store Events), as well individual achievement for “Rep of the Year” and “Rising Star.”  As part of this very special evening, Gift For Life, the industry’s sole charitable organization, also will present its 2015 Industry Achievement Award.  Information, as well as tickets, tables and sponsorships, are available through www.giftsanddec.com.

As part of NY NOW’s popular New York Market “On the Town”, New York Market participants can receive free admission to MAD (Museum of Arts and Design) during and through the summer 2015 Market Week (August 14-21).  Through this special arrangement, visitors also will receive a 20% shopping discount (on regularly priced items) at The Store at MAD.  Exhibitions on view at MAD this summer include “Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today,” which highlights the significant contributions of women to modernism in postwar visual culture; and Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin, which will include over 30 of his most important mannequins, as well as an in-gallery recreation of Pucci’s sculpture studio.  More details are available at www.madmuseum.org.

A comprehensive slate of educational seminars will complement these “Only in NYC” events as part of the summer 2015 Market. Information is available now at www.nynow.com/programs, and registration will be available online after April 15.

In addition to these NY NOW-sponsored activities, Market participants can also take advantage of countless low-cost, or no-cost, New York City attractions.  Select highlights include Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and the 9/11 Memorial Museum – both free on Tuesdays; and The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Socrates Sculpture Park and The Bronx Museum of the Arts – all of which are free every day.  A full listing of events in and around New York City during Market Week is available through NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization.  Visit www.nycgo.com for details..

The summer 2015 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, will run Saturday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW’s three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE, as well as NEW! exhibitors – encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Attendees from all 50 states and around the world are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.

 

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International Franchise Expo

 International Franchise Expo

Show Dates & Hours

Show Dates: Show Hours: Registration Hours:
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday, June 18, 2015 10:00am – 5:00pm 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, June 19, 2015 10:00am – 5:00pm 8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday, June 20, 2015 10:00am – 5:00pm 8:30am – 5:00pm

 

This is the franchise industry’s premier annual event.

The IFE brings together hundreds of the franchise industry’s hottest concepts, and thousands of the most qualified prospects from across the United States and over 80 countries around the world. For domestic or international expansion, selling single units, area developments or master franchises – this is the industry’s one stop franchise event. Sponsored by the IFA , assisted by the U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service, the IFE also offers the industry’s most comprehensive conference program.

  • Category: US Expo
  • Date: June 18, 2015 – June 20, 2015
  • Location: New York City, NY USA

 

 

Who We Are

MFV produces the leading franchise events worldwide. These global events consistently bring together franchise concepts, at all investment levels, with the most qualified visitors seeking to own their own business.

Franchising continues to experience extraordinary growth worldwide. Thousands of franchise companies offer proven, successful concepts. Hundreds of thousands of prospective franchisees are eager to be in business for themselves. And industry suppliers offer services to help build small business.

For over 20 years, one family of brands has continued to bring the franchise world together. MFV Expositions. MFV offers lead generation and the face to face opportunities to grow your business. See why MFV Expositions is the first family of franchising.

MFV also produces shows in other industries including one in the U.S. for converting and package printing, as well as one in Mexico for promotional products. Both events allow for face to face meetings in an atmosphere conducive to getting business done.

 

Global Events

MFV produces the leading franchise events worldwide. These global events consistently bring together franchise concepts, at all investment levels, with the most qualified visitors seeking to own their own business.

Here is a list of all of our upcoming Expos all over the world:

 

Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015

Show Hours and Admission

March 19-22, 2015

  • Thursday: 11AM – 7PM – (Open to Design Trade and VIP Ticket Holders)
  • Friday & Saturday: 11AM – 7PM – (Open to the Public and Design Trade)
  • Sunday: 10AM – 6PM – (Open to the Public and Design Trade)

Show Location

PIERS 92 & 94, 55th Street at 12th Avenue, NYC 10019

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SHOP. BE INSPIRED. CELEBRATE DESIGN.

A world of design inspiration awaits at the 14th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show on March 19-22, 2015. SHOP the latest furniture, accessories, lighting, art, and kitchen, bath, and building products for all your design projects. BE INSPIRED with seminars offered by leading talent from the world of design. CELEBRATE DESIGN at North America’s premier design show for the luxury market.

  • Thousands of products from more than 400 brands.
  • Design lectures hosted by Architectural Digest, keynote presentation by Margaret Russell, Architectural Digest Editor in Chief, along with seminars presented by The New York Times. All four days of programming present panels of star talent from the design world and leading industry experts.
  • Special daily events, book signings, cocktail receptions, culinary demonstrations and more.

To see a list of 2015’s exhibiting companies, click here.

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THE ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST HOME DESIGN SHOW is produced by MMPI, a division of Vornado, in partnership with Architectural Digest and co-sponsored by The New York Times.

MERCHANDISE MART PROPERTIES, INC. (MMPI), a division of Vornado Realty Trust, is a leading owner and operator of integrated showroom and office buildings, as well as trade show facilities, bringing buyers and sellers together through market events, trade and consumer shows, and conferences each year. MMPI is committed to creating sustainable environments in the properties it manages and the communities it serves.

VORNADO REALTY TRUST, owners of MMPI, based in New York City, is a fully integrated equity real-estate investment trust. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO. ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST is the international authority in design and architecture. AD provides exclusive access to the world’s most beautiful homes and the fascinating people who create them, bringing its audience a wealth of information on architecture and interior design, art and antiques, travel destinations, and extraordinary products; its AD100 list of top architects and designers is one of the industry’s most relied-upon indexes of talent.

Every day Architectural Digest inspires millions of affluent readers to redesign and refresh their lives through a multiplatform presence that includes print and digital editions, social media, signature events, and its website, archdigest.com.

THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY (NYSE: NYT), a leading global multimedia news and information company with 2013 revenues of $2.8 billion, includes The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, nytimes.com, and related properties. The company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting, and distributing high-quality news.

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The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is an annual four-day event that features hundreds of manufacturers, showrooms, galleries, artists and designers that are highlighting products and services for the luxury design market. The Show also offers lectures and seminars with design world luminaries, culinary demonstrations with world famous chefs, book signings, special events and more!

Audience

The Show is attended by more than 40,000:

Architects . Interior Designers . Set Designers . Landscape Architects .  Developers . Contractors . Stagers . Visual Merchandisers . Gallerists . Entertainment Industry Designers . Builders . Luxury Retail Buyers . Stylists . Affluent Homeowners . and more

 

Exhibitor Categories

Accessories . Art . Antiques & Mid-Century Furnishings . Building Products . Cabinetry . Carpets . Cooktops .  Countertops . Decorative . Design Services . Electronics . Flooring . Contemporary & Classic Furniture . Hardware . Lighting . Outdoor . Ovens . Ranges . Stone & Tile . Textiles . Ventilation Systems . Windows and Doors

 

Industry Support

The following industry associations support the Architectural Digest Home Design Show:

 

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Welcome to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show online press room. Please check below to access 2014 Show press releases, images and logos.

PRESS ROOM

Journalists who would like to receive additional information about the event, request an interview with Show executives or obtain media credentials to attend the Show, should contact:

Novita PR
Danielle McWilliams
Phone: (212) 528-3160 x11
Email: danielle@novitapr.com

Alexandra Zwicky
Phone: (212) 528-3160 x14
Email: alexandra@novitapr.com

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Sales and Marketing

Jeff Petersen
Director of Exhibitor Sales
Phone: 212-644-0833
Email: jpetersen@mmart.com

Michael Rabatin
Director of Marketing
Phone: 646-388-8902
Email: mrabatin@mmart.com

Julia Haney Montanez
Exhibitor Sales Manager
Phone: 646-778-3236
Email: jhaney@mmart.com

Operations
Glenn Charles
Managing Director of Tradeshow Services
Phone: 312-527-7919
Fax: 312-527-7809

Sergio Camargo
Trade Show Operations Manager
Phone: 312-527-7587
Fax: 312-379-6122
Email: scamargo@mmart.com
Maricela Padilla
Exhibitor Relations Specialist, Trade Show Finance
Phone: 312-527-7880
Email: mpadilla@mmart.com
Wendy Confrey
Director of Registration Services
Phone: 312-527-7603
Email: wconfrey@mmart.com
Liz Waters
Director of Special Events
Phone: 312-527-7061
Cell: 312-671-8388
Email: ewaters@mmart.com
Novità Communications
Danielle McWilliams
Phone: 212-528-3160 x11
Email: danielle@novitapr.com
Alexandra Zwicky
Phone: 212-528-3160 x14

 

 

 

Official Show Directory
For the Exhibitor Listing in the printed Architectural Digest Home Design Show
Directory, we will use the information provided by exhibitors in the Directory Information
section of their Show Contracts. If you would like to change how you are listed, please
contact Jeff Petersen for reFRESH or Furniture & Furnishings listings at
jpetersen@mmart.com or Julia Haney Montanez for MADE and SHOPS listings at
jhaney@mmart.com.

Advertising in the Official Show Directory
Exhibitors who would like to purchase ads in the Official Show Directory can contact
Phillip Russo at phillip925@gmail.com. Advertising rates can be viewed on
ADHomeDesignShow.com in the For The Exhibitor section.

Sponsorships
Exhibitors interested in partnering with the show may contact Michael Rabatin, Director
of Marketing, at 646-388-8902 or mrabatin@mmart.com.

Hosting Events
Exhibitors are encouraged to host events in their booth spaces. Please contact Michael
Rabatin, Director of Marketing, at mrabatin@mmart.com. Include company name,
booth number, day of event, time of event, a few sentences inviting show visitors to
attend, and describing what will be featured or served. This listing will be published in
the Schedule By Day which will be made available on the show’s website.

TICKETS
Tickets for the Design Trade are complimentary when pre-registering on the website
ADHomeDesignShow.com. These tickets are for entry and re-entry Thursday through
Sunday.

VIP tickets allow consumers entrance and re-entrance Thursday – Sunday for $95.
General Admission tickets for entry and re-entry Friday – Sunday are $30 in advance,
and $40 on site.

Complimentary ticket codes for guests of exhibitors will be emailed along with
instructions on how to use the code to register online in February.

DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN
DIFFA’s Dining by Design will be located in Pier 92 which is adjacent to Pier 94. The
exhibit will be open during the same hours as the show with the exception that it will
close at 3:00 PM on Thursday for Cocktails by Design.
To participate in DIFFA’s Dining by Design please contact DIFFA directly at
swilliams@diffa.org or call 212-727-3100.

INDEX
Advanced shipments to warehouse………………………………………………………………………6
Advertising…………………………………………………………………………………………………15
Advertising in the show directory…………………………………………………………………………17
Audio ordering………………………………………………………………………………………………3
Badges……………………………………………………………………………………………………..14
Booth cleaning ordering…………………………………………………………………………………….3
Booth design………………………………………………………………………………………………11
Carpeting……………………………………………………………………………………………………3
Cocktails by Design……………………………………………………………………………………..18
Complimentary tickets…………………………………………………………………………………..17
Contacts list………………………………………………………………………………………………18
Corner booths…………………………………………………………………………………………….12
Covered booths…………………………………………………………………………………………..12
DIFFA’s Dining by Design………………………………………………………………………………17
Digital advertising…………………………………………………………………………………………17
Direct to facility shipping…………………………………………………………………………………6
Directions to Pier 92/94…………………………………………………………………………………..14
Dismantling………………………………………………………………………………………………..13
Drayage………………………………………………………………………………………………………8
Electrical code requirements………………………………………………………………………………5
Electricity………………………………………………………………………………………………..4, 5
Endcap booths……………………………………………………………………………………………12
Exhibit space design…………………………………………………………………………………….11
Exhibitor appointed contractor…………………………………………………………………………10
Exhibitor listing……………………………………………………………………………………………17
Exhibitor registration and badges………………………………………………………………………14
Exhibitor set-up……………………………………………………………………………………………..9
Fireproofing……………………………………………………………………………………………….11
Floor load……………………………………………………………………………………………………9
Flooring………………………………………………………………………………………………………3
Freight delivery……………………………………………………………………………………………..7
Freight desk…………………………………………………………………………………………………7
Furniture rental………………………………………………………………………………………………3
Gratuities……………………………………………………………………………………………………14
Height restrictions…………………………………………………………………………………………11
Hosting events…………………………………………………………………………………………….17
Hotels………………………………………………………………………………………………………15
International exhibitors…………………………………………………………………………………….7
Internet ordering…………………………………………………………………………………………….3
Island booths………………………………………………………………………………………………12
Labor ordering………………………………………………………………………………………………4

Lead retrieval………………………………………………………………………………………………..4
Lighting………………………………………………………………………………………………………4
Lighting adjustment and focus…………………………………………………………………………..5
List of forms………………………………………………………………………………………………18
MADE lighting/electricity…………………………………………………………………………………..4
MADE walls………………………………………………………………………………………………..11
Marketing……………………………………………………………………………………………………15
Mass transit directions……………………………………………………………………………………15
Modenus……………………………………………………………………………………………………17
Morris Bothers Printing……………………………………………………………………………………13
Move-in………………………………………………………………………………………………………8
Move-out…………………………………………………………………………………………………..13
Online exhibitor listing……………………………………………………………………………………17
On-site shipments…………………………………………………………………………………………7
Ordering services……………………………………………………………………………………………3
Ordering services forms………………………………………………………………………………….18
Painting………………………………………………………………………………………………………11
Parking………………………………………………………………………………………………………15
Phoenix International………………………………………………………………………………………8
Press kits……………………………………………………………………………………………………16
Press room, online…………………………………………………………………………………………16
Press room, on-site…………………………………………………………………………………………16
Press, media and P.R……………………………………………………………………………………..15
Printers in NYC…………………………………………………………………………………………….12
Rigging……………………………………………………………………………………………………..10
Security………………………………………………………………………………………………………14
Service desk…………………………………………………………………………………………………9
Shipping………………………………………………………………………………………………………6
Shipping guidelines…………………………………………………………………………………………7
SHOPS lighting/electricity…………………………………………………………………………………4
SHOPS walls………………………………………………………………………………………………11
Show dates and hours……………………………………………………………………………………..2
Show directory……………………………………………………………………………………………17
Show location………………………………………………………………………………………………2
Shuttle buses to Pier 92/94………………………………………………………………………………15
Signage……………………………………………………………………………………………………12
Social media………………………………………………………………………………………………16
Sponsorships……………………………………………………………………………………………..17
Standard Hall lighting/electricity……………………………………………………………………………5
Standard Hall walls………………………………………………………………………………………..11
Storage………………………………………………………………………………………………………8
Tickets……………………………………………………………………………………………………..18
Tools and hardware…………………………………………………………………………………………9
Transportation to Pier 92/94……………………………………………………………………………..14

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST HOME DESIGN SHOW – EXHIBITOR MANUAL
23
Travel and accommodations……………………………………………………………………………15
Union labor………………………………………………………………………………………………….9
US Customs…………………………………………………………………………………………………8
Variable Graphics…………………………………………………………………………………………12
Video ordering………………………………………………………………………………………………3
VIP tickets…………………………………………………………………………………………………17
Wall construction…………………………………………………………………………………………11
Wallpaper………………………………………………………………………………………………….11
Walls……………………………………………………………………………………………………….11
Walls weight limitations………………………………………………………………………………….11
Warehouse address……………………………………………………………………………………….6
Wi-Fi ordering……………………………………………………………………………………………….3
YRC Freight Terminal………………………