– NYC’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Transforms Into Design and Décor Mecca February 3-7, 2018 –
WHITE PLAINS, NY. – October 13, 2017 – Mark your calendar because NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is excited to announce that registration is now open for the winter 2018 market. All eyes in the home, gift, lifestyle and handmade industries will be focused on New York City as thousands of buyers, retailers and other industry attendees converge for the industry’s must-attend marketplace. Registration is open and members of the industry, including retailers and buyers as well as members of the press, are encouraged to sign up now to ensure they have a front row seat to the latest design trends.
Taking place from February 3-7, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY NOW will once again feature a staggered schedule. The Handmade® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection will be open Saturday, February 3rd through Tuesday, February 6th. The Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection as well as the comprehensive HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections will open Sunday, February 4th through Wednesday, February 7th. We remind returning attendees that Javits North will continue to be under renovation during the winter 2018 market and as a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will once again be located on Level 3 and it will not be open on Saturday.
“NY NOW provides a platform for buyers to source the latest trends in fashionable, design-forward products from established and emerging brands,” said Randi Mohr, Vice President and NY NOW Director. “The caliber, and uniqueness of the products they find here are second to none. With hundreds of new brands making their NY NOW debut each season, buyers are sure to find an exciting mix of new products to introduce to their customers every time they shop the Market.”
Endless Trends and Discoveries
NY NOW is the go-to market to find the latest and best home, gift and lifestyle products across three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE. With more than 2,300 premier established and emerging brands participating this coming February, attendees will have the opportunity to explore tens of thousands of design-driven products across hundreds of diverse product categories. From home décor and furnishings, tabletop and housewares, gifts, stationery, and textiles, as well as personal care and accessories for men, women and children, and more – NY NOW is the #1 place for buyers to find products that drive sales and make their business stand out from the competition!
New Areas to Explore
Debuting at the winter market, NY NOW announces a new feature area through a partnership with SURTEX®. SURTEX is a global B2B marketplace for sourcing original art and designs for products ranging from home décor and tableware to apparel and giftware. This winter, attendees and exhibitors will have the opportunity to explore an intimate SURTEX® Preview showcasing approximately 15 artists offering original art and design for purchase or licensing. Retailers and manufacturers will be able to source original art and designs to create their next best-selling or private label products. This will be located on Level 3.
NY NOW will also offer a special curated SHOP ICFF® area for luxury and boutique retailers to browse original creations and emerging designs. SHOP ICFF® will showcase unique and distinctive furniture, lighting, and accessories ideal for even the most discerning customers. SHOP ICFF will be located on Level 3 and feature roughly 50 participants.
Seminars and Events
To help attendees advance their career or business and make the most of their time at the Market, NY NOW will once again offer a full schedule of educational seminars. Sessions will provide attendees with great tips and insights to implement when they return to their stores, showrooms or studios. A complete schedule will be available online in November. To stay updated or to apply to be considered as a presenter, please click here.
NY NOW will also deliver a number of special “Only in New York” activities and promotions, including the popular “A Night On Broadway” outing, which will take place on Tuesday, February 6. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Qualified members of the trade may register and upload their credentials online for free through January 17, 2018. Click here to register online as a member of the trade. Registration will be also available on-site (on-site fees may apply).
Eligible and credentialed members of the media can pre-register online through January 29, 2018. Editors, reporters, writers, television and radio producers, and broadcast/Internet reporters from approved media outlets will receive editorial press badges, while publishers and advertising and sales representatives from approved media outlets will receive advertising press badges. Click here to register online as a member of the media.
Plan your NY NOW Experience
NY NOW’s website serves as a central hub of information for Market participants. Its easy-to-use online registration system is available anytime, anywhere, and provides access to hotel and travel reservations. In addition, credentialed attendees will have access to NY NOW’s market planner, Connect™, which will enable them to personalize their Market experience by exploring the exhibitor listings, viewing product images and information, accessing press materials, and even contacting exhibitors and scheduling on-site appointments.
For more information on NY NOW, please visit nynow.com.
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About NY NOW
The winter 2018 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place February 3-7, 2018 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® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, February 3 and close on Tuesday, February 6, on Level 4 in the River Pavilion. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Sunday, February 4 and close on Wednesday, February 7 on Levels 1 and 3. Attendees from all 50 states and nearly 70 countries worldwide are expected.
NY NOW is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve. More information about NY NOW can be found at www.nynow.com
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.
• Javits North will continue to be under renovation during the winter 2018 market and as a
result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will once again be located on Level 3. It
will open on Sunday, February 4, 2018 and close on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
Coyne PR for NY NOW