the new NYIGF


Focus Forward NYIGF 2013 is the three-year reorganization of NYIGF, designed to strengthen the Fair's position as the defining marketplace for fashion-forward, design-driven home, gift and lifestyle resources. 

This transformation will result in the creation of  4 comprehensive market collections - NYIGF Home, NYIGF Lifestyle, NYIGF Handmade and NYIGF New!  All changes will align with planned construction and renovation of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Click here to view the press release.

changes & introductions


August 2011

Implementation of Phase Two of a three-year strategic reorganization of the New York International Gift Fair® occurred in August 2011 with integration of the Gourmet Housewares Show into NYIGF, the addition of new product-focused “neighborhoods” in several divisions and continued refinement of existing categories. 

Gourmet Housewares Show®, presently annually in the summer NYIGF markets, includes some 150 exhibitors dedicated to gourmet housewares, positioned adjacent to an additional 200 relevant tabletop suppliers in NYIGF’s Tabletop & Housewares division.  The Gourmet Housewares Show has a dedicated entrance and signage, while sharing efficiencies with NYIGF for exhibitor and buyer registration.  Educational programming and special events, designed specifically for the specialty gourmet retailer, are presented as part of overall market week programming.

Creation of New Product Neighborhoods

Within General Gift, the new “On Trend” neighborhood features nearly 20 companies including Fred & Friends, DCI, Kito, Ore, Present Time and Wild & Wolf, for its August debut.  Aisles 1500-1700.

Within New York’s Newest at Pier 92, the “Artisan Jewelry Showcase” presents some 30+ jewelry makers new to NYIGF. 

In Personal Accessories, the “handmade jewelry” neighborhood launched in winter 2011 with 20 companies has expanded to feature 30 companies offering high-quality handmade items. Aisles 8300-8400.

  Cafe 39/40 in Javits North offers a stylish and comfortable alternative for coffee or lunch, and to relax and regroup.


NY Newest Welcomes New Resources

The return of NY Newest saw an influx of some 200 new companies from 17 countries debuting new gift, home and lifestyle products.

Introduced August 2010 

Repositioning Handmade
In August 2010, Handmade® was repositioned to present two distinct collections of handcrafted merchandise.

Handmade® Designer Maker, presented in the new Javits North, showcases 360 designer maker resources from across the United States and around the world, with a focus on limited-production makers across all categories and media. Click here to learn more about Handmade.

Handmade® Global Design, presented on Level 1 in D Hall, presents 200 global import resources with a focus on good design, traditional craftsmanship, and community building through global artisan workshops. Click here to learn more about Handmade.

An edited collection of design-forward children's products, Baby & Child presents 150 resources of well-designed, innovative, sophisticated, functional and fun products for babies, toddlers, kids and their families. Toys, apparel, accessories, furnishings, gear and juvenile decor. Presented in Hall 1E. Click here to learn more about Baby & Child.

Creation of Product Neighborhoods within General Gift

A new “neighborhood” of publishers and social stationery suppliers debuted at the summer 2010 NYIGF®, enabling buyers to quickly source and shop this popular product category.  Located within the NYIGF’s General Gift division in the 7400-7500 aisles, this focused grouping of exhibitors provides a consolidated resource for specialty paper, note cards, journals, writing instruments and publishing.



Click here to see what the Fair will look like in Summer 2013.

Click here to see what the next edition of the Fair will look like in Winter 2013.



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javits center north


Completed in Summer 2010, Javits Center North presents 40,000 net square feet of column-free exhibit space and features 25-40 ft. ceilings, natural light and dedicated amenities.

Easy access to Javits Center through a glass corridor at the building's North end ensures a smooth traffic flow.

Javits Center North is home of the new Handmade Designer Maker category.

Click here to see a rendering of Javits Center North.

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