NY NOW® presents a full range of educational programming and industry events. Seminars address color/design trends, sustainability, digital media and retail strategies. NY NOW’s sessions are hosted either by leading trade and consumer publications, or by industry associations. 

NY NOW also offers a number of “Only in New York” after-hours activities for market participants, such as A Night on Broadway and the Retail Excellence Awards. 

Details about Summer 2015 programs and events will be available in early April.  Please check-back for details.  For questions, contact


programs & events



64th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards sponsored by NY NOW
Sunday, August 16, 2015, 6:30PM – 10:00PM, 

NY NOW is a proud sponsor of the Retailer Excellence Awards, which recognize excellence in retailing and individual achievement.  Introduced in 1951 by Gifts & Decorative Accessories, and presented annually in connection with the summer NY NOW, the REA’s are the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards. Presented by Gifts & Decorative Accessories, the 64th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards will recognize excellence in four retail categories and two individual achievement categories:

  • Store Design
  • Marketing Achievement
  • Visual Merchandising/Display
  • Store Events
  • Rep of the Year
  • Rising Star

As part of this very special evening, Gift For Life, the gift and home industry’s only charitable organization, also will presents its 2015 Industry Achievement Award. 

Applications for the 2015 REA’s will be accepted through April 30, 2015. 

Click here to submit/nominate in one of  the four retail categories
Click here to submit/nominate "Rep of the Year" 
Click here to submit/nominate a Rising Star