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/

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

 

New York Trade Shows

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

 

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Additionally we can provide management of all trade show services, including shipping and local warehouse services.

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We can assist you from inception of design, through the event and to storage of your trade show display.

Contact us today to discuss your needs for trade show displays or rental trade show exhibit solutions for your upcoming trade show in New York.

 

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

 

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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
National Stationery Show[ read more…]
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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
The New School 2015 Commencement[ read more…]
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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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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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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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http://pharmapackna.pmpnews.com//
Quality ExpoJune 9, 2015 – June 11, 2015
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http://www.canontradeshows.com/expo/quality_shows/
MD&M EastJune 9, 2015 – June 11, 2015
MDM East[ read more…]
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Metropolitan College of New York 2015 Commencement CeremonyJune 13, 2015 – June 13, 2015
2015 MCNY Commencement Ceremony[ read more…]
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SalesforceJune 16, 2015 – June 18, 2015
Salesforce[ read more…]
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Cannabis World Congress & Business ExpoJune 17, 2015 – June 19, 2015
Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo[ read more…]
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International Franchise ExpoJune 18, 2015 – June 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE EXPO[ read more…]
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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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MRketJuly 19, 2015 – July 21, 2015
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Vanguards GalleryJuly 19, 2015 – July 21, 2015
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PROJECTJuly 19, 2015 – July 21, 2015
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AGENDAJuly 20, 2015 – July 21, 2015
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TEXWORLD USAJuly 21, 2015 – July 23, 2015
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International Apparel Sourcing ShowJuly 21, 2015 – July 23, 2015
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Home Textiles Sourcing ExpoJuly 21, 2015 – July 23, 2015
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Milano UnicaJuly 21, 2015 – July 23, 2015
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SNEAKER CONJuly 25, 2015 – July 25, 2015
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JA New York Summer ShowJuly 26, 2015 – July 28, 2015
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IT Roadmap Conference and ExpoJuly 29, 2015 – July 29, 2015
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CURVENYAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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Childrens ClubAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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Accessorie CircuitAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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Intermezzo CollectionsAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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Accessories The ShowAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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MODAAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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FAMEAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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Fashion 2 GoAugust 2, 2015 – August 4, 2015
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NY NOW The Market for Home & LifestyleAugust 15, 2015 – August 19, 2015
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The Rug Show 2015August 30, 2015 – September 2, 2015
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Canon ExpoSeptember 9, 2015 – September 11, 2015
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CoterieSeptember 19, 2015 – September 21, 2015
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Sole CommerceSeptember 19, 2015 – September 21, 2015
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Accessories The ShowSeptember 19, 2015 – September 21, 2015
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MODASeptember 19, 2015 – September 21, 2015
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EDITSeptember 19, 2015 – September 21, 2015
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STITCHSeptember 19, 2015 – September 21, 2015
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Writers WorkshopSeptember 26, 2015 – September 27, 2015
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Strata and Hadoop WorldSeptember 29, 2015 – October 1, 2015
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SMX EastSeptember 30, 2015 – October 1, 2015
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SUNY College NightOctober 1, 2015 – October 2, 2015
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New York Comic ConOctober 8, 2015 – October 11, 2015
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Childrens ClubOctober 18, 2015 – October 20, 2015
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LUEUR 2015October 23, 2015 – October 25, 2015
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JA Special DeliveryOctober 25, 2015 – October 27, 2015
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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.

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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!

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………………………

 

 

 

 

Fashion Shows & Retail in NYC

Custom & rental displays – graphics | signage for fashion, retail, windows, trade shows and exhibits.

The Displayers is located directly across 11th Avenue from The Javits Center, The Displayers is a third generation business that caters to the exhibit, fashion and retail industry of New York City assisting with marketing events, window displays and temporary and permanent installations.

Rental and onsite services include:

– Mannequins, props, furniture, show cases, hanging racks, grids, slatwall and more

Graphics, signage, logos and installation

Exhibit / Display walls, Hard Walls, Flats, Systems, fabric, Orbus, Octanorm and rentals

– Light systems small and large

– Installation and  Dismantle labor

– Show management – Pre event and onsite

– Shipping, storage and coordination

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Sole Commerce ▪ February 23, 2015 – February 25, 2015   http://enkshows.com/sole

Coterie ▪ February 23, 2015 – February 25, 2015   http://enkshows.com/coterie

TMRW ▪ February 23, 2015 – February 25, 2015   http://enkshows.com/tmrw

EDIT ▪ February 23, 2015 – February 25, 2015   http://www.editshows.com/

STITCH ▪ February 23, 2015 – February 25, 2015   http://www.stitchshows.com

MODA ▪ February 23, 2015 – February 25, 2015    http://www.modamanhattan.com/

Accessories The Show ▪ Feb 23 – Feb 25, 2015    http://www.accessoriestheshow.com/

FAME ▪ February 23, 2015 – February 25, 2015    http://www.fameshows.com

CURVENYFebruary 22, 2015 – February 24, 2015    http://www.curvexpo.com/

Accessorie CircuitApril 27, 2015 – April 29, 2015    http://www.enkshows.com/circuit

Intermezzo CollectionsApril 27 – 29, 2015   http://www.enkshows.com/intermezzo

Intermezzo CollectionsApril 27 – 29, 2015   http://www.enkshows.com/intermezzo

Intermezzo CollectionsApril 27 – 29, 2015    http://www.enkshows.com/intermezzo

Accessories The ShowApril 27, 2015 – April 29, 2015    http://www.accessoriestheshow.com/

Accessories The ShowApril 27 – 29, 2015    http://www.accessoriestheshow.com/

MODAApril 27, 2015 – April 29, 2015   http://www.modamanhattan.com/

FAMEApril 27, 2015 – April 29, 2015    http://www.fameshows.com/

Fashion 2 GoApril 27, 2015 – April 29, 2015    http://www.fameshows.com/

 

Toy World Exhibit Opens

Worth a Visit: Toy World Exhibit Opens Dec. 6

Santa dolls from different cultures are just part of the collection on display at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center

Worth a Visit: Toy World Exhibit Opens Dec. 6

From the Yorktown Museum

The Yorktown Museum’s Holiday display will include toys from around the world, old and new. Santa, dolls, bears, toys and gifts from different countries will be highlighted to show how each country has a unique approach to the same subject.

Dolls showing foreign costumes and Santa Clauses in the traditional garb of many of the countries of the world will be only a few of the things to see this holiday season.

The Sleepy Hollow Doll Club and other friends of the Museum will share some of their treasures and creations too.

Just in time for the opening of Toy World we have been given a MAGNIFICENT collection of model soldiers. (The donor wishes to remain anonymous). Be sure to see this wonderful display. It is so in keeping with our Toys of the World exhibit. Hundreds of model soldiers from dozens of countries make a very colorful addition to our collection – they include Indian war elephants, Zulu warriors and the Coronation coach of Elizabeth II and will give men, women and children something to ah over.

Disney is not the only place with a “Small World”. Be sure to come see the Yorktown Museum’s Toys of the World this holiday season. Starting with an opening reception on December 6, 2014 at Noon and running until the end of March 2015.

 

 

By December 2, 2014 at 7:06am

Link to the original article on patch.com

 

 

NYNOW Info 2015

 NY Now announces 2015 dates

Shows set for winter and summer

The winter and summer 2015 editions of NY Now were announced on Sept. 12 by parent company Emerald Expositions.

The winter edition of NY Now will take place Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 4 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Pier 94 in New York while the summer show will be held Aug. 15-19. Both shows will feature curated Home, Lifestyle, Handmade and New collections.

The four comprehensive collections will encompass 100,000 products in more than 400 categories.

At both shows, Handmade will run at Javits and New will be at Pier 94 Saturday through Wednesday, while Home and Lifestyle will be on exhibition at Javits Sunday through Wednesday.

NY Now is open daily from 9 a.m.–6 p.m., except Tuesday, when Handmade and New will close at 5 p.m., and Wednesday, when Home and Lifestyle will close at 2 p.m.

NY Now’s hotel block, managed through Travel Planners, Inc., offers the lowest rates for a vast selection of hotels. Attendees from all 50 U.S. states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW® is open to the trade only. Please note that badges will not be mailed.


Advance registration for the Winter 2015 market is free to all qualified members of the trade through 11:59PM on Tuesday, January 27. Onsite, the registration fee for qualified first-time attending buyers is $60. Suppliers to the trade can register by January 27, for a $250 fee. Onsite registration for suppliers to the trade is $300. Please note that only major credit cards are accepted for onsite registrations. Cash will not be accepted.

Returning as a recent attendee? Update your registration prior to January 27, to avoid a late fee of $25.

After registering, remember to bring your barcode to any registration area at the market where you can scan and print your badge at one of more than 70 self-registration terminals.

NOTE:  For media registration, please visit www.nynow.com/press

Required Credentials

NY NOW is open to the trade only. To attend, you must provide identification to qualify your business, and separate identification to qualify each individual employee from your store or company.

Please submit TWO forms of Company and ONE form of Employee identification. Please note that acceptable Employee identification must be submitted for each registrant. We reserve the right to request additional business identification if deemed necessary.

REQUIRED company identification: Several recent invoices from industry manufacturers for goods purchased at wholesale/in quantity.

Additional Acceptable COMPANY identification includes at least ONE of the following:

  • Active Web Site Address through which Company Business can be validated
  • Business Advertisement of gift-related business
  • Store/commercial lease indicating type of business
  • Resale tax certificate for industry-related business
  • Photograph of your store front
  • Mail Order Companies to provide catalog
  • Manufacturers Representatives (multi-line) should provide a list of lines currently being handled
  • Wholesalers, importers, & exporters should provide samples of printed material (brochures, catalogs, etc.) that show product selection and inventory
  • Interior Designers must provide the appropriate certification, professional designation or membership in an industry association.

Acceptable EMPLOYEE identification includes at least ONE of the following:

  • Copy of cancelled company payroll check or pay-check stub
  • Copy of W-2 form
  • Copy of company credit card with both employee’s and company’s name
  • Copy of company insurance card with employee’s name
December 19th, 2014

Thirty Finalists Selected for NY NOW Eco Choice Awards

Thirty finalists will compete for the 11th semi-annual Eco Choice Awards, a green initiative co-sponsored by NY NOW®, the Market for Home + Lifestyle and GREENRetailer magazine.

The finalists, picked from nearly 100 products to be featured in NY NOW’s SustainAbility: design for a better world® display, will compete in one of three award categories: Most Innovative, Most Sellable and Most Sensitive Use of Materials. Voting to choose the winners will be conducted online (www.giftshopmag.com/votegreen) from December 12 through January 9. Winners will be announced the week of January 12, in advance of the winter 2015 edition of NY NOW, January 31-February 4, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“Eco Choice Awards finalists, which represent each of NY NOW’s three collections and its nine categories, as well as the co-located Artisan Resource®, points to the continued demand for eco-friendly and socially-responsible products,” said Scott Kramer, NY NOW co-director and vice president. “The Eco Choice Awards reflect the critical importance of ‘green’ products that deliver both form and function, as well as increasingly higher standards for green production processes and design.”

The ten finalists in the “Most Innovative” category include: Anemone centerpiece by Annieglass Inc.; Beaded bracelet featuring vintage buttons, retired coins and old watch faces by Dunitz & Company Inc.; backpack from flip & tumble; City Lights by FunnyFish Inc.; Kupp’ from Katesplace LLC; Recycled T-shirt skirts by Look At Me Designs; Peace Shape Maple Teether by Maple Landmark Woodcraft; The Gatherer, waxed canvas bucket bag by Peg and Awl; Cork Dots sling by Spicer Bags; and Vinyltone by Vinylux.

The ten finalists in the “Most Sensitive Use of Materials” category are: Urban dinnerware by Alex Marshall Studios; Burlap nettled cushion by Calyz Textiles; ecojot app ready city journals by Ecojot; Paper rosettes by Giftsland; hand soap by Hand In Hand Soap; Mote Marine collection by Harry Barker; Fire Station by Plan Toys; handcrafted stone owls by Tesoros Trading Company; Xaquixe glass carboy and glasses by Tilonia; and YOXObug Flye by YOXO.

The ten finalists in the “Most Sellable” category include: Dog collection by Artel Glass; Reclaimed wood art frame by Beach Frames LLC; “I Pick You” card by Good Paper; Frankie tote by Graf & Lantz; Munch-mates by Modern-Twist; Cubes journal by Karen Alweil Studio; Keys tablerunner by MKC Photography; Mermaid Once Upon a Time Collection by Pebble; “Love” Animals greeting cards by Rigel Stuhmiller; and cruelty-free organic silk throw from Sustainable Threads.

The winter 2015 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home +Lifestyle, will run Saturday, January 31, through Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW has staggered show opening dates and locations, with HANDMADE running Saturday to Tuesday, and HOME and LIFESTYLE running Sunday to Wednesday Market hours are 9am – 6pm, daily, except Tuesday, February 3, when HANDMADE closes at 5pm; and Wednesday, February 4, when HOME and LIFESTYLE close at 2pm.

Artisan Resource is a semi-annual tradeshow which runs concurrently with NY NOW (February 1-4, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center) offering 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 atwww.artisanresourceny.com.

NY NOW’s comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE, as well as NEW! exhibitors – will encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Attendees from all 50 U.S. states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration are available online atwww.nynow.com.

 

NYNOW365 Generates 10,500 Leads in First Ten Months

In just 10 months since its launch, GLM’s NYNOW365, an image-based online product directory, has generated 10,500 leads between buyers and suppliers utilizing the website to buy and sell home and lifestyle products. Designed to promote and enhance NY NOW™, the Market for Home + Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF®), NYNOW365 currently contains more than 58,000 products from nearly 1,500 NY NOW exhibitors.

“Use of NYNOW365 has evolved from its start as a retailers’ sourcing portal to become an active lead generation site for suppliers,” said Christian Falkenberg, NY NOW director and GLM senior vice president. “More than half of NY NOW’s 2,800 exhibitors have uploaded product information, and site registration has reached nearly 25,000 qualified buyers.”

To date, 24,867 retailers have registered, at no charge, to use NYNOW365 to source products, and to “like” and “pin” product information to their own product boards for future reference. Site users are also able to request more information from the exhibitors, create walking lists to use at NY NOW and save favorites to their own collection of image boards. Products are featured in more than 20 categories, including contemporary design, home textiles, handcrafts, gourmet housewares, decorative accessories, personal care and wellness and home furnishings.

The site, available online at www.NYNOW365.com, was created in February 2013 as the industry’s online destination for sourcing new, trending products 365 days a year. The site has generated 8.5 million product “views” so far, and the ten million mark is expected to be surpassed within weeks.

NY NOW, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, will run Saturday, August 16, through Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94. NY NOW’s four comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE and NEW! – will encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.

 

NYNOW365 Experiences Explosive Growth Since April Launch

NYNOW365.com site, an image-based online product directory, has grown exponentially since its official launch in April, with information about 27,000+ products from 700+ exhibitors in NY NOW®, the Market for Home & Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF®), currently available through the site.

“More than 25 percent of the show’s 2,800+ exhibitors have posted product images and information to the site, and nearly 1,500 retailers have registered to use the site in the past few weeks,” said Christian Falkenberg, NY NOW director and GLM senior vice president. “We expect the number of retailers registering and using the site to increase dramatically in July, once we integrate registration for NYNOW365 with registration for the show.”

After registering to use NYNOW365, buyers are able to search for products by keyword, show section or across more than 20 categories, including contemporary design, home textiles, handcrafted, gourmet housewares, decorative accessories, personal care and wellness, home furnishings and more. Site users are also able to request more information from the exhibitors, create product lists to use at NY NOW and save favorite products and exhibitors to their own collection of image boards.

Based on the current growth of site usage, GLM predicts that NYNOW365.com will include information for more than 1,000 exhibitors and 35,000 products by the time the inaugural edition of NY NOW opens in mid-August. GLM also expects more than 10,000 retailers to be registered and actively using the site by year-end.

NY NOW, the Market for Home & Lifestyle, will run Saturday, August 17, through Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94. NY NOW’s four comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE and NEW! – will encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Some 35,000 ttendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.

NYC Hip Hop Museum

The city’s first hip hop museum headed to Harlem next year, midtown in 2017

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum, which will be the city’s first institution focused on the popular music genre, is headed for midtown and Harlem.

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This is truly a rapper’s delight.

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum, which will be the city’s first institution focused on the popular music genre, is headed for midtown and Harlem.

It will feature memorabilia items such as jackets, turntables and posters donated by artists like Run-DMC, Salt-N-Pepa, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Outkast, Young Jeezy, Common, Eminem, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataam, according to the museum’s organizer.

“This will be the home of hip hop history,” said JT Thompson, who produced BET’s one-time Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards show in the 90s.

“People need to understand the importance of hip hop, the elements, the DJs, the B-boys and B-girls and the graffiti writers,” he added.

The Harlem site on 125th St. will include a 12,000-square-foot museum space, a coffee and juice bar, shops and a TV studio.

Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Producer JT Thompson.

It will also serve 50 children annually through its youth media program, Thompson said.

The museum’s midtown location, which will be located near Times Square, will boast similar amenities in its 50,000-square-foot space — in addition to 90-minute tours and an interactive exhibit for fans.

The total project costs nearly $80 million, Thompson said.

About $50 million has already been raised, and an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign has been launched to collect $500,000 more, he added.

Organizers hope to break ground in the summer of 2015 and open the museum to the public in 2017.

Biz Markie and Host Roxanne Shante

The “Four Fathers” of hip hop — Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz Brown — had pushed for the city’s first hip hop museum to be based in the Bronx, the birth place of hip hop.

Organizers were initially eyeing the Kingsbridge Armory, which will be turned into a national ice skating center in 2017.

Bambaataa did not immediately return requests for comment.

There is also another project being pushed by Craig Wilson, co-founder of the National Museum of Hip-Hop, who told the New York Times in March he was working on a deal to open a space in Harlem.

Thompson, who grew up listening to Run-DMC and underground artists Derelict Camp, had envisioned opening a hip hop museum in 1992, using funding generated from BET’s Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards show.

But his plans were put on hold in 1996 when the urban genre took a hit — and the network backed off the series — after the death of rapper Tupac Shakur.

The legendary rapper was killed in a drive-boy shooting in Las Vegas. He was 25.

“It’s really important to honor the culture of hip hop,” said Kenny Syder, co-chair of the museum’s entertainment committee.

“Hip hop got a bad rep,” he said. “With this museum, it’s important to sit on the other side of it

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 9:09 PM

 

 

AMNH – Expands Studio Gang

Chicago’s Studio Gang Architects have been selected to design a new Center for Science, Education and Innovation for the American Museum of Natural History in . Named after its largest donor, the $325 million Gilder Center will include 218,000-square-feet of existing and new space. It is slated to open on Columbus Avenue at 79th Street on the west side of the Museum campus, in conjunction with its 150th anniversary in 2019–2020.

“It was apparent that Jeanne Gang embraced the Museum’s legacy in science and education, and she has demonstrated a pervasive sensitivity to sustainability and the relationship between nature and the built environment, particularly in urban settings,” said Ms. Futter. “Jeanne’s approach could not be more appropriate, since introducing New Yorkers and visitors from around the world to science and the natural world is what the Museum has done since its founding in 1869. Throughout her career, Jeanne has shown a special passion for projects that combine innovative, mission-driven design, with a commitment to creating community spaces that facilitate onsite and digital access.”

“I was immediately struck by the immense range of work the Museum is already doing as an educational facility to reach learners of all ages,” said Jeanne Gang, founder and design principal of Studio Gang. “This project and collaboration with the Museum is incredibly important to me and my entire team. The Gilder Center’s holistic mission closely aligns with Studio Gang’s interdisciplinary practice of integrating architecture, nature, science, and art. Designing spaces that facilitate interaction between science, education, and exhibition experiences will make possible the learning the new Gilder Center aspires to generate.”

Ralph Appelbaum of Ralph Appelbaum Associates, who previously designed the exhibits in the Museum’s Rose Center for Earth and Space, the fourth-floor fossil halls, and the Hall of Biodiversity, has been chosen to design the exhibition experiences for the Gilder Center.

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Cooper Hewitt Museum Reopens

NYC’s Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Reopens

CC-BY License. Photo by Matt Flynn. Image courtesy Smithsonian Institution

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, South facade

After a three-year renovation, New York City’s Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has reopened with interactive exhibits, revamped collections, and a renewed sense of purpose.

The first thing you notice about the new Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, which reopened today after a three-year renovation, is that the design isn’t concerned with aesthetic consistency. The institution is housed in a historic mansion once owned by the Carnegie family, and yet the exhibitions focus on contemporary design objects and ideas. The square display cases, interactive touch-screen tables, and suspended ceiling lights sit starkly against noble woodcarvings and moldings that hark back to the building’s turn-of-the-20th-century origins. But the contrasts don’t distract from the success of the museum’s transformation.

No Country for Old Men: Together Canes, 2012. Designed and produced by Francesca Lanzavecchia (Italian, b. 1984) and Hunn Wai (British, b. 1980), Lanzavecchia + Wai (Italy). Maple, lacquered MDF. Courtesy of the designers. Photography: Davide Farabegoli. © Cooper Hewitt.

Reopening on the 112th anniversary of the day steel magnate Andrew Carnegie and his family moved into the home, Cooper Hewitt brings innovation to each of its 10 opening exhibitions. Making Design and the Process Lab encourage visitors to touch, hold, and play with everyday objects and dynamic technology. Interactive screens allow people to create better forms for quotidian items like a shopping cart or a cane, inviting all visitors to innovate like a product designer. The idea is to inspire people to learn about and create objects where function and design meet, solving real-world design problems based on characteristics like people’s heights and abilities.

These interactive technologies also allow visitors to explore the museum’s expansive collection. In the new Immersion Room, you can search from 200 images of wall coverings dating back to 1780—with designs by Andy Warhol, Frank Lloyd Wright, and William Morris among them—and project them on the surrounding walls; or you can create your own wallpaper to display.

Installation view: Immersion Room. Photo: Matt Flynn © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The new space also highlights precious objects dating as far back as the 5th century. The second floor is now dedicated to the museum’s permanent collection, showcasing a variety of objects like birdcages and textiles. Go downstairs and you’ll find the exhibit Maira Kalman Selects, in which the artist and designer Maira Kalman deepens our understanding of how design affects personal histories. She muses on artifacts like a pair of 19th century linen slippers and Abraham Lincoln’s watch, exploring how objects carry memories. It’s a theme that’s carried throughout the museum as a whole. By emphasizing the ways design objects—both the practical and the ornate—affect our everyday lives, the renewed Cooper Hewitt has become a true 21st-century institution.

 

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NY Times Travel Show

Get Ready..

Over 500 exhibitors representing 150 countries separated into 14 Pavilions will be on hand for you to speak with about booking your next dream vacation. Over 40% of the exhibitors are new for 2015, so whether you looking for a local family getaway or finally going to your bucket list destination, you will find it on the show floor.

Pavilions include: Adventure, Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, Caribbean, Cruise, Europe, Latin America, Mexico, Products/Services, River Cruises, Sponsors and the USA.

Plan Ahead..

Whether you are looking to go on a River Boat Cruise, or book a family vacation at a 5 star all-inclusive  resort, you can now preview the exhibitors prior to the show that match your needs and print out a list of the ones that you want to speak with. There are over 40 different ways to search for exhibitors including, by destination (Asia, Europe), type of activity (Adventure, Cruise) or by type, (family vacation, Luxury, Gay).

CLICK HERE to view the floor plan and review the drop down menu list of the Product Category Field to help find who is offering your dream vacation.

 

DATE Friday, January 23 thru
Sunday, January 25, 2015
TIME Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm
LOCATION Jacob Javits Center
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COSTConsumer Tickets: $17
Trade Day: $35 in advance;
$45 on-site

 

Trade Day: January 23, 2015

Register here for Trade Day. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 on-site. The price of admission will give you access to the Travel Industry Focus On Sessions, taking place in Hall 1E from 9 am – 5 pm, as well as lunch and the Keynote session. Access to the Exhibition Hall is free and will begin at 2 pm on Friday.

Consumer Days: January 24 – 25, 2015

Purchase consumer tickets here. Tickets are $17 for the general public and are good for one day only. Children 18 and under are free.  Consumer tickets will give you access to all aspects of the show on Saturday and Sunday including travel seminars, 500+ exhibitors, Taste of the World culinary demonstrations, book signings, one-on-one advice in our Meet the Experts area and much more.

 

Pass Days Price
Travel Professionals Friday $35 in advance; $45 on site
Consumer Day 1 Saturday and Sunday $17*

*Children 18 and under are free

 

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The New York Times Travel Show has announced speakers, events and programming for its 2015 Travel Show, to take place Jan. 23-25 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  The show will open Friday, Jan. 23, with a Trade Day exclusively for travel industry professionals, and will continue Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25 for travel consumers and enthusiasts.  New York Times Travel Show Trade Day and general consumer tickets are now available at www.NYTimes.com/TravelShow.
The Trade Day, featuring the Travel Industry Conference, will include 18 “Focus” conferences covering major travel categories, destinations, destination information and trends in travel on topics ranging from Cruising and Culinary Travel to Young Travel Professionals and Travel Bloggers.
The Travel Show will also feature more than 40 consumer seminars, press conferences and features exclusive to The New York Times Travel Show, including:
  • Taste of the World, a global culinary showcase where attendees may sample cuisines from around the world;
  • Book Signings by world-renowned travel writers; and
  • Meet the Experts, where travel experts meet one-on-one with attendees to answer questions on destinations from Paris and the Baltic Sea to Latin America and Atlantic City.
Experts at the 2015 Travel Show include journalist and TV travel personality Julia Dimon; immediate past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Doug Duda; Yahoo Travel editor in chief Paula Froelich; acclaimed travel professionals and radio hosts Arthur and Pauline Frommer; travel editor and radio host Peter Greenberg; travel influencer Brian “The Points Guy” Kelly; award-winning travel journalist, broadcaster and TV personality Joseph Rosendo; and budget travel expert and author Matthew Kepnes.
Experts will also present specialty sessions on travel interests including destination weddings and honeymoons, New York state tourism, medical health and wellness journeys, and LGBT travel.
Special Note to Press
Travel writers and journalists may apply for Travel Show press credentials here.
South Africa Tourism, supporter of the Travel Show since 2008, is a gold sponsor, and Visit Florida is a silver sponsor of the 2015 New York Times Travel Show.
The New York Times 2015 Travel Show is also supported by industry sponsors: Adventure Cycling Association, Association for Promotion of Tourism to Africa, American Society of Travel Agents, Africa Travel Association, Atlantic City Alliance, Adventure Travel Trade Association, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Caribbean Tourism Association, Cruise Lines International Association, Cruise Planners, International Association of Culinary Professionals, International Ecotourism Society, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, National Association of Railroad Passengers, New York State Tourism, Pacific Asia Travel Association, Professional Travel Bloggers Association, Society of American Travel Writers, United States Tour Operators Association, Well-Being Travel and Young Professionals Society.
Supporting The New York Times Travel Show as media sponsors are: Family Travel Forum, GoNomad.com, ManAboutWorld, offMetro.com, Passport Magazine, travAlliancemedia, Travel Market Report and Travel to Wellness.
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Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Steven Hall Architects won the contract. (Source: Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)
Steven Hall Architects won the contract.

In four years, the city will be able to reconnect with its history, heritage and culture after the new building at the Byculla-based Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum’s north wing is constructed.

A New York-based architectural company has been selected to design and construct the Rs 200 crore new building. To finalise and select the architects for the public-private project, an international competition was arranged which had entries from over 275 companies. The project was awarded to the Steven Holl Architects from New York on Saturday.

The 11-member jury, including BMC Commissioner Sitaram Kunte, who is also co-chairman and museum trustee, finalised the company over a three-day period.

Malcolm Reading Consultants organised the competition on behalf of the museum, combining international standards with the Council of Architecture (India) guidelines. The new addition to the museum is expected to be approximately 120,000 sq ft, with new galleries for film and culture, fashion and textile and other facilities including an interpretation centre, a library, an archive, conservation facilities, a new museum shop and café.  “We had begun to think about the new building last year and on Saturday, finalised the company which would design and construct it,” said Kunte.

At the heart of the new wing will be a permanent gallery to showcase contemporary Mumbai as well as a temporary exhibition space.
“We will acquire exhibits from various collectors and other national and international museums to showcase at the galleries,” said Tasneem Mehta, trustee and director of the museum.

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(Source: Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)
By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Posted: December 7, 2014 4:34 am

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5 Unique Museums Outside NYC

5 unique museums to visit outside of New York City

Weekend getaways aren’t just made for shopping sprees and boozy brunches. They can be spent soaking up culture, too. While New York City boasts some of the best museums in the country, it’s fun to explore another city’s quirky arts scene.

So on your next quick trip out of town, plan a visit to a unique museum in one of these Northeast and New England cities just a short drive away

American Visionary Art Museum

Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum celebrates the work of self-taught artists and is home to a permanent exhibit of one of Charm City’s little known folk art traditions — painted screens. The art has adorned the screen doors of row houses on the city’s eastside since 1913, and the “Painted Screens” display in the museum’s Jim Rouse Visionary Center includes a replica row home and accompanying documentary. Through Aug. 30, 2015, visitors can also marvel at the museum’s original exhibition, “The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster,” featuring the work of celebrated self-tutored artist and Baptist minister, Rev. Howard Finster. $15.95 adults, $13.95 seniors, $9.95 student/child, free for children 6 and under; 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, Maryland, 410-244-1900, avam.org

International Spy Museum

James Bond fans will geek out at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., which contains the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever seen by the public, as well as clever interactive spy experiences. The “Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains” exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 007 films and displays more than 100 creative objects and gadgets from the films. It also addresses the connection between the Bond films and real-world events and spy tactics. $21.95 adults, $15.95 seniors, $14.95 youths (7-11), free for children 6 and under; 800 F St. NW, Washington, D.C., 202-393-7798, spymuseum. org

Mutter Museum

Not for the faint at heart, the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia is America’s premier museum of medical history. The museum’s mission is to help the general public gain an appreciation for the human body and learn the origin and treatment of disease. Macabre collections of well-preserved anatomical specimens, models and medical instruments are housed in a formal 19th century “cabinet museum” setting, and the Mutter Museum is only one of two places in the world where you can see pieces of Albert Einstein’s brain — preserved in glass slides in the main Museum Gallery. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 youth (6-17), free for children 5 and under; 19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 215-560-8564, mutter museum.org

New England Maple Museum

The history of maple sugaring is brought to life at this Pittsford, Vermont, museum, in more than 100 feet of murals created by painter Grace Brigham. The museum has the most complete collection of sugaring artifacts in existence — including an ancient block of wood with a sap collecting gash made by Native Americans — and guests get to sample grades of pure Vermont maple syrup in the tasting room. Plus, the gift shop carries the best maple syrup Vermont has to offer. So get the pancake and waffle batter ready. $5 adults, $1 children, free for children under 6; 4578 U.S. 7, Pittsford, Vermont, 802-483-9414, maplemuseum.com

Museum of Bad Art

The 600 or so pieces in the permanent collection of this community-based museum are so bad they’re good. Between 50 to 70 works are exhibited at a time, each accompanied by a written interpretation, at two Boston-area locations — the Somerville Theatre and the offices of Brookline Access Television. Bizarre works include the creepy, bold color portrait “Mama and Babe” and the Picasso-esque oil painting “The Better to See You With, My Dear.” To take a piece of bad art home with you, the Brookline gallery sells official MOBA merchandise. Free (donations welcome); Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts; BATV, 46 Tappan St., top floor, Brookline, Massachusetts, 781-444-6757, museumof badart.org

 

By TRACY E. HOPKINS. Special to amNewYork December 1, 2014

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