WHITE PLAINS, NY, July 3, 2014… More than 400 international suppliers, representing 60 countries from around the world, will be among 2,800+ exhibitors at the summer 2014 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home + Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF®), August 16-20, 2014, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94.
“No other U.S. market offers the depth and breadth of global resources available at NY NOW,” said Christian Falkenberg, NY NOW director and senior vice president. “NY NOW allows buyers literally to ‘shop the world’ with international suppliers in all four NY NOW collections, as well as in Artisan Resource, which runs concurrently at Pier 94.”
Pavilions and individual NY NOW exhibitors represent these 60 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Rwanda, Spain, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden,, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
Six pavilions will be presented in the NY NOW HOME Collection: Brazil will be represented by Worldwide Import/Export with 27 countries; France will be represented by the returning UBIFRANCE with 18 companies and Chambre Regionale de Metiers et de l’artisanat IDF with six companies; India’s Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts will return with 30 companies; Japan’s JETRO New York will showcase 23 Japanese companies; Malaysia’s Handicraft Development Corporation will return with eight companies.
As an extension of the HOME Collection, and within the juried Accent on Design®, SOURCE from South Africa will return with 11 companies. In addition, two independently organized contingents, “Accent on Japan” and the British Design Group, with five and two companies, respectively.
Global suppliers of hand crafted products also will participate in four pavilions within NY NOW HANDMADE®. HANDMADE’s Designer Maker section will feature three: Chambre Regionale de Metiers et de l’artisanat IDF (France) returns with seven companies; Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, Messe Stuttgart (Germany) returns with 15 artisans; and British Contemporary Crafts returns with 19 designer-makers. Within HANDMADE Global Design, Ecuador’s PROECUADOR returns with three companies.
In the NY NOW LIFESTYLE Collection, the United Kingdom’s British Jewellery and Giftware Exports pavilion will feature 27 companies; and Germany’s Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, Messe Stuttgart returns with 13 companies. The NY NOW NEW! Collection will showcase independent exhibitors from 20 countries at Pier 94.
The largest number of international groups at the New York market will be represented in Artisan Resource at New York’s Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94. Eight pavilions include: Cambodia’s Cambodia High Value Silk; Ecuador’s PROECUADOR; Ghana’s Export Promotion Authority; Indonesia’s Consulate General of Indonesia; Mexico’s PROMEXICO; Panama’s Ministry of Trade and Industry; Peru’s Peru Pavilion; and Tunisia’s Office National De L’artisanat Tunisien (ONAT)/ Tunisian American Young Professionals (TAYP). With these pavilions and independently exhibiting overseas artisans, Artisan Resource will present exhibitors from nearly 30 countries overall.
Artisan Resource is a semi-annual tradeshow which runs concurrently with NY NOW, 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 and organized by Emerald Expositions with the assistance of ByHand Consulting. Additional information and registration is available online at www.artisanresourceny.com.
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 33,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.