WHITE PLAINS, NY, March 13, 2015… Emerald Expositions has announced the promotion of Nicole Climent, a nine-year tradeshow veteran, to sales manager for two sections of the HANDMADE collection of NY NOW®, The Market for Home + Lifestyle. Climent will report directly to Allison Garafalo, HANDMADE sales director.

In her new role, Climent will oversee sales activities for the HANDMADE Designer Maker and Global Design sections.  Climent was hired by GLM in 2006, to assist with EXTRACTS and SURTEX®, and shifted onto the New York Market sales team in 2008, working exclusively on its Gift section. Prior to joining the company, Climent earned an Associates Degree in Fashion Marketing and Management from Berkeley College.

“Nikki has done a great job as sales representative for the LIFESTYLE collection’s Gift section and was an obvious choice for this opportunity,” said Scott Kramer, NY NOW co-director and vice president. “Her sales experience in general, and her New York Market knowledge in particular, make her a valuable resource for the team.”

For 30+ years, NY NOW’s HANDMADE®collection has highlighted handcrafted items across a range of product categories such as tabletop, ceramics, textiles, home décor, jewelry and apparel. The collection presents two juried sections: Designer Maker, which showcases around 350 limited-production makers across all categories and media, and Global Design, which presents a selection of 150 international craft resources with a focus on strong design blended with traditional techniques and quality workmanship.  HANDMADE will run Saturday, August 15, through Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

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 more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at


NOTE: Nicole Climent photograph available upon request.