WHITE PLAINS, NY. – November 21, 2016 – Continuing its trend of providing attendees with incredible industry insight, NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, today announced that registration is now open for its popular seminar series at the winter 2017 market. In addition to the 2,400+ exhibitors that will be showcasing a robust selection of tens of thousands of on-trend products in hundreds of categories, there will also be more than 30 seminars highlighting design trends, sustainability, retail strategies, digital media and more.

“NY NOW recognizes how critical it is for attendees to maximize their time at the market and how important it is for us to provide opportunities to source products, build relationships and grow their knowledgebase,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW Show Director and Vice President, Emerald Expositions. “This is why we are so excited to announce this year’s seminar program that will provide attendees with new insights on the industry and invigorate them to succeed.”

Winter 2017 Seminar Series

The winter 2017 NY NOW seminar program will offer a jam-packed agenda featuring dozens of sessions for anyone looking to expand their knowledge or advance their career or business. NY NOW’s full range of educational programming will be led by industry experts including representatives from industry associations, leading trade and consumer publications and more. Some exciting seminars include:

  • Saturday, February 4th
    • 10 Proven Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Store
    • CRAFT Power Hour: 10 Proven Hacks to Increase Sales
  • Sunday, February 5th
    • From Show Floor to Store Shelves: Turning Trends into Customer ‘Must-Haves’
    • Increase Retail Sales in 10 Easy Must-Do Steps
  • Monday, February 6th
    • The Influence and Impact of Color on Home Décor, presented by the IFDA
    • Create a Brand that Customers Really Love
    • Up Close and Personal: Lifestyle Products Show & Sell Seminar
  • Tuesday, February 7th
    • Panel Discussion: The Future of Handmade
    • Cutting Edge Ideas for Getting Your Business Noticed

How to Register for NY NOW

All NY NOW attendees will have the opportunity to register for the winter 2017 seminars. To register for NY NOW, qualified members of the trade may click here, while eligible and credentialed members of the media can click here to pre-register.

NY NOW returns to New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center February 4-8, 2017. For more information and to stay updated about future NY NOW news and announcements, please visit

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About NY NOW:
NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW features three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – that encompass tens of thousands of products in hundreds of product categories. The Handmade® Designer Maker and Handmade® Global Design sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, February 4, 2017 and close on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, and the Artisan Resource® section of the HANDMADE Collection, will open on Sunday, February 5, 2017 and close on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Attendees from all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).

More information about NY NOW can be found at

NOTE TO EDITORS: The official name of the market is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY Now,” “NYNow,” “the NY Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.

Katie Seifert
Coyne PR for NY NOW