WHITE PLAINS, NY. – July 20, 2016 – NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is pleased to shine a spotlight on the international community at the summer 2016 market this August. Most notably, NY NOW is anticipating a 73 percent increase in the number of international companies represented on the market floor, as well as a 10 percent increase in the total number of countries represented.  Of those international companies, almost 50 percent will be presenting at NY NOW for the first time. For more information and to register to attend, visit

“NY NOW has always had an extensive international presence and this year we are looking forward to expanding that presence further with more international brands than ever before,” said Randi Mohr, Vice President and NY NOW Co-Director. “With an ever-growing demand for design-forward products and fresh resources in the U.S. gift, home and lifestyle markets today, NY NOW will provide buyers the opportunity to bring an eclectic and unique collection of products to their customers from around the world.”

NY NOW’s summer 2016 market marks an unprecedented number of international companies with a presence on the market floor. More than 600 companies from 61 different countries will be on hand, showcasing products including gifts, glassware, home décor and furnishings, stationery, textiles, and more. Companies include:

  • Atipico (Italy; Accent on Design®)
  • Busatti Since 1842 (Italy; Home Furnishings + Textiles)
  • Caroline Gardner Publishing Ltd (United Kingdom; Gift)
  • Cookut (France; Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares)
  • ELK Accessories (Australia; Personal Accessories)
  • Nude Glass, Division of PASABAHCE USA (Turkey; Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares)
  • Sass & Belle by RJB Stone (United Kingdom; Gift)
  • Zenza (Netherlands; Home Furnishings + Textiles)

In addition to individual companies, there will be 20 government-sponsored pavilions housing brands from their respective countries. These pavilions provide a gateway into the unique and exciting offerings from each respective country’s up and coming artists and designers. Pavilions include:

  • British Jewellery & Giftware International (Gift, Baby + Child and Handmade® Designer Maker)
  • Business France (Home Furnishings + Textiles)
  • Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions – CITEM (Artisan Resource®)
  • FRESH TAIWAN (Accent on Design®)
  • FROM PORTUGAL (Home Furnishings + Textiles)
  • Indonesia Creative Economy Agency (Artisan Resource®)

NY NOW attendees will have the opportunity to visit these exciting international brands and pavilions at various locations throughout the market. NY NOW returns to the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City beginning August 20th and ending August 24th. For more information or to register, 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 100,000 products in hundreds of product categories. The Handmade® Designer Maker and Handmade® Global Design sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, August 20 and close on Tuesday, August 23. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, and the Artisan Resource® section of the HANDMADE Collection, will open on Sunday, August 21, and close on Wednesday, August 24. Attendees from all 50 states and more than 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 50 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” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.


Katie Seifert
Coyne PR for NY NOW