Summer Market Happenings

Sunday, August 14 Market Happenings

New Buyer Orientation

Time: 10:00 am
Location: Buyer’s Lounge Booth #551
Speaker: Amy Loewenberg, Sr Buyer Relations Manager

Description: Join us for an intimate community conversation with Amy Loewenberg. We will discuss navigating the NY NOW Summer Market and learn how the market is organized and what your resources are. Topics to be covered:

NAVIGATING THE MARKET
FLOOR PLAN / DIRECTORY
TALKS, SEMINARS AND EVENTS
SOCIAL IMPACT REPRESENTATION OF INFLUENTIAL MARKET PICKS /SOCIAL MEDIA
MARKET NETWORKING
FOLLOW UP / POST MARKET

Kikkerland Ribbon Cutting
Ceremony

Time: 10:00 am
Location: Booth #1019

Description: Join us in celebrating a 30th-year milestone with our friends at
Kikkerland.

Savannah Bee Ribbon Cutting
Ceremony

Time: 10:30 am
Location: Booth #917

Description: Join us in celebrating 20 years of amazing business and connections with Savannah Bee.

Möbius Keramikk demo

Screen Printing Demos with Möbius
Keramikk

Time: 10:30 am
Location: CREATE Lounge Booth #1179

Description: “Möbius Keramikk’s work explores the rich space between polarities; Sculpture and Function with the ceramic work and Art and Industry with the two-dimensional prints. Christina Osheim, owner and head designer of Möbius Keramikk, will demonstrate how she uses screen printing as a way to capture and produce the spatial and color relationships in her paintings. Her studio works to make the couture readily available.”

Möbius Keramikk demo

Gift & Home…and Why Things
Will Never Be the Same Again — EVER

Time: 11:00 am
Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501
Speaker: Warren Shoulberg

Description: Like historic plagues — radical changes in shopping patterns, supply chain meltdowns, lockdowns, shortages, inflation, cost increases, labor
issues, and the overall sense that nobody really knows what’s going to happen next — what’s been thrown at the industry over the past 2-1/2 years has been virtually unprecedented. Business journalist and industry veteran Warren Shoulberg will try to break it all down and even more importantly, give some educated guesses on what it all means going forward and how both retailers and vendors can adapt to what he calls “The New Abnormal.”

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Crochet Metal Jewelry
Demonstrations by Stylish Metal Jewelry


Time:
12:30 pm
Location: CREATE Lounge Booth #1179

Description: “Come see how Laila of Stylish Girl crochets glittering metal wire into gorgeous and show-stopping jewelry and home decor objet d’art. By utilizing traditional techniques with centuries old histories and then applying them to different modern materials an expansive collection of creations has developed and evolved over two decades. These pieces vary from petite delicate everyday options to dramatic formal pieces to fine art wall installations.”

Tech Talk 1

Tech Talk: Understanding Gen Z: A Panel
Discussion with Today’s Most Influential Buyers on How Technology & More
Influences Their Purchase Decisions 

Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501
Speaker: Nicole Leinbach, Founder of RetailMinded.com

Description: It is imperative for retail buyers to get inside the minds of Gen Z consumers. They’re the fastest growing generation and their constantly evolving consumer behavior is critical for retail buyers to understand to optimize their store sales. Keeping this in mind, this dynamic panel discussion will introduce NY NOW attendees to real-life, Gen Z consumers who are a part of The Z Suite, an exclusive network of Gen Z thought leaders that collaborate alongside the most influential leaders in the retail, consumer, and technology spaces as part of the Berns Communications Group Retail Influencer Network. Expect to gain practical and applicable insight on what influences Gen Z consumers to make purchases, trends that catch their attention with digital influences, insight into their views of sustainability, a transparent look at what omnichannel means to them, and how technology truly influences their consumer decisions. Moderated by globally recognized retail thought leader, Founder of RetailMinded.com, and Author Nicole Leinbach, this is a panel discussion you simply cannot afford to miss.

Allison Eden Talk

Creative Ways to Expand Your
Business – From Product Licensing to Branding and Much More!

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501
Speakers: Allison Eden, Creative + Founder of Allison Eden Studios, Serena
Martin of 24/7 Creative Agency and Yudi Kaufman of YKD Associates

Description: Join us for an intimate conversation with design and licensing experts. Learn how to grow your design business with creative branding opportunities. Hear tips and tools for developing licensing deals and creating collaborations with brands.

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Smitten on Paper Demo

Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Booth #2441

Description: Join Smitten on Paper for a masterclass in gift wrapping, featuring our very own wrapping paper! Whether you need to style presents for a holiday shoot or just want to up your gifting style, this is one lesson you won’t want to miss.

High Strung Studios

Guitar String Jewelry Demonstration by
High Strung Studios

Time: 3:00 pm
Location: CREATE Lounge Booth #1179

Description: Jewelry designer and singer/songwriter Jenny Woods will be creating some of her most popular pieces. During the demonstration, you will see her put together the popular Fidget Bangle bracelet and a pair of matching earrings!

Fine Raw Tasting

Journeys + Narratives in Global Handmade
Social Impact Design curated by Dondrill Glover
Deliciously Ethical Chocolate Tasting

Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Booth #1733

Description: Join us and experience Fine & Raw Brooklyn’s finest Chocolate Makers. A sustainable and principled brand noted for its clean organic artisanal taste, and radically transparent supply chains throughout Latin America.

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Allison Eden Studio Happy Hour

Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Booth #805

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GCA Happy Hour

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: GCA/Noted Village at NY NOW. Booths 2757A, 2759A, 2755A, 2856B, 2858A and 2858B 

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Sustainability In the Furniture Industry: Extending the Lifespan of Furniture Without Sacrificing Design or Style

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501
Speaker: Lotta Lundaas, CEO, Norse Interiors

Description: Lotta will be discussing how forfeiting pieces extends the lifespan of furniture and how crucial sustainability is in the furniture industry. The premise behind Norse is turning something that usually doesn’t last more than a couple of years, into something that can stand the test of time. Lotta’s going to cover the use of natural material in design decisions as well as how designers, FF&E sources, and even homeowners alike can choose forever furniture.

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Chile Pavilion Wine Tasting – Happy
Hour

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Chile Pavilion

Fashion Snoops

Location: Fashion Snoops Booth #2171

Description: Make color a conversation! Immerse yourself in Fashion Snoops’ Summer/Spring 2023 Sentiment Colors at NY NOW and discover the consumer values driving the colors of the season. Explore the refreshing hues of Husk, Watermark, Serandite, and Spritz as they evoke a rebalance amongst design and invite newness into the gift and home market for Spring 2023.

Monday, August 15 Market Happenings

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A 365-Day Perspective: Understanding Today’s Retail Economy with the Goal to Grow Your Own Success

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501

Moderator: Sheena Butler, Business of Fashion

Panelist: Ali Kriegsman, Vice President, Gift & Home and Co-Founder of Bulletin

Description: Join Business of Fashion’s Sheena Butler as she interviews Bulletin Co-Founder Ali Kriegsman – which was recently acquired by Emerald Expositions – as they discuss how to proactively support retail and wholesale businesses 365 days a year. Expect to gain valuable insight on ways to support your unique business while gaining expert insight into our global and national retail economy. Among the strategies to look forward to will include revealing insight on how to repurpose inventory, reconsider selling avenues and reignite success. This is a session you won’t want to miss!

AMAR COLLECTIVE demo

Jewelry Making Demonstration by AMAR COLLECTIVE

Time: 10:30 am
Location: CREATE Lounge Booth #1179

Description: Join Xiomara Carmona from AMAR COLLECTIVE as she explains how they make their beautifully crafted necklaces.

Patti Carpenter

REAL, ROOTED AND REJUVENATED:
Contemplating the future- connecting the past

Time: 11:00 am
Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501
Speaker: Patti Carpenter

Description: As we contemplate our path forward, looking back will greatly inform our future. Join Global Trend Ambassador, Patti Carpenter to discover the emerging international trends in color, print, surface design and materials as we forge forward with a focus on their influences in the US home decor market for 2023 and beyond.

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Rethink Sustainability in Buying – TOUR

Time: 11-00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Meet up at Buyer’s Lounge Booth #551

Description:  Welcome to the future of tomorrow, today. Retailers need to take action today in the products they source and understand the social and environmental impacts of retail upon the World. As the largest industry in the world, Retail can improve lives, help ecosystems, and impact economies. Major retailers are shifting to a more sustainable future, and our consumers are also demanding it. Our industry must look at the three keys of sustainability and understand how we can help conserve the world for better social and economic returns tomorrow.

This tour will highlight the economic, social, and environmental keys of sustainability while giving you some tools and resources to make sustainable buying decisions. You will also be up close and personal with exhibitors that may enhance your product lines while supporting some aspects of sustainability. Do not miss this tour, as our future depends on your sustainable buying choices of today.

Click HERE to RSVP

hgtv talk

Creative Design Flair for Small Spaces with HGTV Stars Keith & Evan

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501

Moderator: Jaye Ann Mize, VP of Creative & Home for Fashion Snoops.

Speakers: Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas, hosts of HGTV’s Bargain Block and founding partners of NINE Design + Home

Description:  Get to know Keith & Evan the designer/contractor duo behind HGTV’s hit show Bargain Block. Whose creative design flair delivers a big impact on a small budget. Meet the design duo behind HGTV’s hit show which has sparked 20 million viewers to tune in worldwide.

The Tea Can Company

Tasting Hour

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: DINE – Tabletop section

Description: Enjoy a delicious hour of tasting with our Tabletop brands. Find out what’s trendy and new in the gourmet category while you get to know these amazing brands and the people behind them.

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Tea and Coffee with Pastries and muffins reception

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: British Jewellery & Giftware International Pavilion Booth #2522

Description: Enjoy a delicious hour of  Tea + Cookies.

Jab Demo

JAB Fine Art + Design LLC Demo

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: CREATE Lounge Booth #1179

Description: Jessica Alpern Brown is a multidisciplinary artist creating sustainable fine art inspired goods for people, homes and the built environment. She will be demonstrating ways to create zero waste products through of circular design and diversified revenue streams.

Tech Talk 2

Tech Talk: 5 Tech Tips to Help You Grow Your
Business: A Q&A 

Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501
Moderator: Nicole Leinbach, Founder of RetailMinded.com
Speaker: Lori Barzvi, 7 Figure Entrepreneur

Description: Join 7-figure entrepreneur Lori Barzvi as she reveals her top 5 tips that helped her grow AND sell her retail-based business. Presented in a Q&A format with Retail Minded’s Founder Nicole Leinbach leading the discussion, Barzvi will share practical strategies that helped her grow a no-name brand to a profitable, 7-figure business that recently sold. making Barzvi a not-so-overnight success story! Get inspired, become informed, and learn ways you can implement the same, realistic strategies – all fueled by technology – to help your own growing business. Whether you are looking to start something from scratch, are a long-time business operator or simply want to get inspired, this is a session to help optimize your unique business success.

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Jewelry Trends and Insights

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501
Speakers: Robin Kramer – Jewelry business coach and mentor, Amy Elliott – Writer, editor, and brand storyteller who specializes in fine jewelry and fashion, Megan Dolbee-Russek – Jewelry/luxury sales and brand development professional, Martha Garza – Luxury branding expert with a focus on jewelry. 

Description: Join moderator Robin Kramer as she explores jewelry trends and insights with industry experts Amy Elliott, Megan Dolbee-Russek, and Martha Garza. Everything from styles to brand story to consumer buying trends to in-store vs online sales will be discussed.

corkcile happy hour

Corkcicle’s Prosecco Hour

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Booth #737

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The International Pavilion Tour with Patti Carpenter

Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Location: Buyer Press Lounge

Description: Join Global Trend Ambassador and award-winning Creative Director Patti Carpenter. A walking travel sourcing escapade, guided through a prominent world authority of understanding and curation of Handmade, Home Décor, Design accents, and Fashion. An experience curated for buyers, retailers, interior designers, and exporters

Discover and evolve the impression and depth behind retail assortments embodying innovation, heritage, and style. Connect, resource, and build new partnerships while on an adventure in the ever-emerging landscape of culturally significant design and discovery.

Click HERE to RSVP

 

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Letterpress Play Demo

Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Booth #2441

Description:Join Letterpress Play’s Master Printer, Carley Cullen, as she demonstrates how to construct the paper toy that started it all: The Original Thaumaframe™. Follow along with your own Thaumaframe as you learn all about the history of Letterpress Play, how Founder and Creative Director, Kyle Hawley, turned a common parental frustration into a diverse and inclusive experience for all ages, and how this small studio in Austin, TX is keeping the art of letterpress printing alive in a sustainable way.”

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one eighty five Bookmaking Demo

Time: 3:00 pm
Location: CREATE Lounge Booth #1179

Description: “Signature Sewing by one eighty five™

Robert Stolarik, founder, and creator of one eighty five™, will be demonstrating how he makes his hand-crafted custom journals. Robert makes each individual journal one by one  and will be revealing his unique stitching process derived from classic bookmaking techniques. Robert will be sewing signatures. Each signature is compiled of several sheets of hand-torn, hand-scored folded paper. The sewing process involves using a blunt-tipped needle to join multiple signatures together with waxed Irish thread. Each signature is combined to create a book block which is then attached to a hand-made cover. Robert Stolarik is an artist and an award-winning veteran photojournalist. Born in New York City, Robert was a regular contributor to The New York Times for twenty years.”

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Floor to Store Happy Hour

Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Booth #2441

Description: Network with friends at the Floor to Store happy hour. Enjoy some lite conversation and browse through a curated selection of Gift + Stationery products for your store.

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The Sustainable Home: Beyond Beauty Panel

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501
Moderator: David Santiago President of IFDA NY
Panelists: Iwan Nassimi, Executive Vice President of Nassimi, Wayne Turett, Architect & Founder of the Turett Collaborative and Katie Michael-Battaglia, Creative & Design Director at Nemo Tile.

Description:  A discussion with IFDA members on what makes up a sustainable home design. This panel will explore the behind-the-scenes aspects of creating and maintaining a sustainable home while championing sustainable design – with insights from brands like Nemo Tile, sustainable textile manufacturer Nassimi, and an architecture and design firm with high-level expertise in Passive House design: The Turett Collaborative. Each of the aforementioned has a unique sustainability story to share and can provide valuable insight on how the design industry and homeowners can pursue sustainable practices whether specifying products or designing a home or renovating one.

Fashion Snoops

Location: Fashion Snoops Booth #2171

Description: Make color a conversation! Immerse yourself in Fashion Snoops’ Summer/Spring 2023 Sentiment Colors at NY NOW and discover the consumer values driving the colors of the season. Explore the refreshing hues of Husk, Watermark, Serandite, and Spritz as they evoke a rebalance amongst design and invite newness into the gift and home market for Spring 2023.

Tuesday, August 16 Market Happenings

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Tech Talk: The 4 Part Framework to Profitable Facebook Ads for Retailers

Time: 10:00 am
Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501

Speaker: Courtney Tarrant the COO & Owner of The Ad Girls

Description: Curious how Facebook ads have changed in 2022 and why your ads aren’t performing like they used to? Join Courtney Tarrant as she shares why everyone’s ads look the same and how you can develop profitable ads with an easy 4-part framework that makes competition irrelevant. Attendees can look forward to gaining realistic, practicable, and actionable insight to begin applying to their one-of-a-kind businesses right away.

 

Harlem Choir

Sing Harlem Choir

Time: 10:00 am
Location: Crystal Palace

Description:

Don’t miss the Sing Harlem Choir performance in the Crystal Palace.

  • Empire State of mind
  • Down by the Riverside
  • This little light of mine

 

rethink sustainability

Rethink Sustainability in Buying – TOUR

Time: 11-00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Meet up at Buyer’s Lounge Booth #551

Description:  Welcome to the future of tomorrow, today. Retailers need to take action today in the products they source and understand the social and environmental impacts of retail upon the World. As the largest industry in the world, Retail can improve lives, help ecosystems, and impact economies. Major retailers are shifting to a more sustainable future, and our consumers are also demanding it. Our industry must look at the three keys of sustainability and understand how we can help conserve the world for better social and economic returns tomorrow.

This tour will highlight the economic, social, and environmental keys of sustainability while giving you some tools and resources to make sustainable buying decisions. You will also be up close and personal with exhibitors that may enhance your product lines while supporting some aspects of sustainability. Do not miss this tour, as our future depends on your sustainable buying choices of today.

Click HERE to RSVP

Tech Talk 3

Tech Talk: Understanding Marketplaces: The Legal Know-Hows, Misunderstandings & Opportunities You Need to Know 

Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501
Speaker: CJ Rosenbaum, Attorney & Partner of Rosenbaum, Famularo & Segall, P.C.

Description: Whether you sell exclusively online, are a brick-and-mortar merchant or consider yourself an omnichannel retailer, marketplaces make up an entirely different avenue of commerce that you need to know about. Join Attorney and marketplace expert CJ Rosenbaum as he reveals the realities of what selling on marketplaces can mean for your business – including key data on revenue opportunities, realistic challenges, legal considerations and much, much more. With global marketplace sales expected to reach over $5 trillion in 2022, understanding how to incorporate them into your existing selling strategies is an important – and financially responsible – consideration. Bring your own, unique questions for this expert-led discussion to ensure you leave confident in your marketplace journey.

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Corporate Gifts for Your Retail Store: How to Source, Merchandise, and Sell them

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501
Speaker: Marilisa Barbieri

Description: Having a fresh and appealing product selection is one of the pillars of retail success. In this panel, Marilisa Barbieri will outline how to source products for corporate gifts, along with key tips and resources to help you with merchandising and selling techniques.

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Bulletin Showcase Happy Hour

Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Booth #1025

Description: Get to know the team and the benefits of signing up for the Bulletin Online Wholesale Marketplace.

dondrill Happy Hour

Journeys + Narratives in Global Handmade
Social Impact Design curated by Dondrill Glover – A Taste of Jamaica Mocktails

Time: 3:00 pm
Location: #1733

Description: Join us and experience a taste of the Caribbean. Enjoy the exotic flavors of Jamaica’s  Spice Roselle noted for its bold and vibrantly crisp Sorrel Hibiscus with a punch of robust Island spices And meet the founder, Audrey Powell

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Deco Boko happy hour

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Booth #1030

Description: Network with friends and browse through the selection of products Deco Boko offers.

Fashion Snoops

Location: Fashion Snoops Booth #2171

Description: Make color a conversation! Immerse yourself in Fashion Snoops’ Summer/Spring 2023 Sentiment Colors at NY NOW and discover the consumer values driving the colors of the season. Explore the refreshing hues of Husk, Watermark, Serandite, and Spritz as they evoke a rebalance amongst design and invite newness into the gift and home market for Spring 2023.

Wednesday, August 17 Market Happenings

Tech Talk 4

Tech Talk: How to Launch Any New Product on a Marketplace with Domination

Time: 10:00 am
Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501

Speaker: Shawn Hart, Co-Founder of Post Purchase PRO

Description: Want to grow your revenue? Expand to marketplace selling! This informative-rich session will give clear, actionable steps on how to launch any product on any platform with absolute certainty of success in three simple steps. The best part? You can grow your business while in your brick-and-mortar store – or your home office, on a beach, or anywhere else – by leveraging these 3 steps. Revenue-proof your business by attending this not-to-miss session

DEAI

Bringing DEAI and Sustainability Efforts Into Your Store

Time: 11:00 am
Location: Talk Lounge Booth #501

Moderator: Lenise Willis: Editor In Chief Gifts & Dec Magazine
Panelists: Julie Steiner, Senior Director of Admissions and Retail Operations at Barnes Foundation; Tommy Brown, Retail Manager/Conservation Buyer at Saint Louis Zoo and Dr Princess Jenkins, Visionary Founder & Designer, The Brownstone.

Description:  The consumer base is changing, and the shift in buying power is moving to the younger consumers. This means buyers and product developers need to shift to support the advancement of their existing and new consumer values and expectations. This panel discussion will address those issues while focusing on providing sustainable products and DEAI values. How are retailers supporting these values, what are their resources, and what do they need?

Fashion Snoops

Location: Fashion Snoops Booth #2171

Description: Make color a conversation! Immerse yourself in Fashion Snoops’ Summer/Spring 2023 Sentiment Colors at NY NOW and discover the consumer values driving the colors of the season. Explore the refreshing hues of Husk, Watermark, Serandite, and Spritz as they evoke a rebalance amongst design and invite newness into the gift and home market for Spring 2023.