BUYERS, DESIGNERS, TASTEMAKERS AND MORE TO CONVERGE IN NEW YORK THIS WEEKEND FOR START OF NY NOW® SUMMER 2017 MARKET
– Industry’s Leading Market Event to Showcase the Latest Home, Lifestyle and Gift Products for 2017 Holiday Season and Beyond –
WHITE PLAINS, NY. — August 17, 2017 — In just a few days, NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will bring together the industry’s leading brands, products and creative visionaries in the great city of New York for the start of the Summer 2017 Market. Starting this Saturday, August 19 and continuing through Wednesday, August 23, buyers, designers, and tastemakers will have the opportunity to discover the latest home and lifestyle trends, attend exclusive events and seminars, and rub elbows with some of the most influential names in the business.
“We’re excited to provide a one-stop shop for attendees to prepare for the holiday season and the months that follow,” said Randi Mohr, Group Show Director, NY NOW and Vice President, Emerald Expositions. “From the curated sustainability: design for a better world® and destination:new displays to a busy seminar schedule, exciting events, and a nearly sold-out market floor, we look forward to being on-site in just a few days and bringing the NY NOW summer 2017 market to life!”
The Market will continue its tradition of a staggered opening. The Handmade® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection, presenting 150 global import resources, will open on Saturday, August 19 and close on Tuesday, August 22. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as Artisan Resource® will open on Sunday, August 20 and close on Wednesday, August 23. In addition, the popular Handmade® Designer Maker section, featuring 350 design maker resources from across the U.S. and around the world focusing on limited-production makers across all categories and media, has moved to Level 3 of the convention center for the first time, and as a result, it follows the same schedule as the other sections on that level, opening Sunday, August 20 and closing Wednesday, August 23.
Tastemakers and More
NY NOW will gather more than 2,400 premier brands – established and emerging alike – who are expected to showcase tens of thousands of on-trend products across hundreds of categories. Attendees can browse the expansive aisles and discover unique finds from an endless mecca of innovations across categories including 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!
This year, NY NOW is excited to partner with Adam Glassman, Creative Director of O, The Oprah Magazine, Emmy Award-winning fashion correspondent, and regular NY NOW attendee. Mr. Glassman will be on-site as one of the select judges for NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards Program as well as to explore the market floor for unique products that could make their way onto the pages of the magazine in the coming months.
“The NY NOW market is an amazing resource for finding interesting, quality products to include in the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine,” said Adam Glassman. “From home décor and tableware that will help our readers throw a lavish dinner with friends, to fun fashion accents, accessories and so much more – it never disappoints!”
NY NOW is also excited to welcome leading icons and visionaries to the NY NOW summer market including the one and only Iris Apfel, interior designer and fashion icon. Iris Apfel and her students from the innovative UT in NYC design program will be in attendance to discover everything that NY NOW has to offer.
“I can’t think of a better venue than NY NOW to complete our UT in NYC design program,” said Iris Apfel. “This offers my students a complete overview of all of the better merchandise for sale from the top manufacturers and artisans in the design world.”
There’s Still Time to Register!
NY NOW is a can’t-miss experience and online registrations are still being accepted for qualified members of the trade through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 18th. Applicants must present credentials on-site upon arrival to the Market in order to complete the registration process and receive a badge.
Eligible and credentialed members of the media may visit the on-site press center on the 4A Terrace to present their credentials and apply for a press badge. 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.
For more information on NY NOW, please visit nynow.com.
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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 tens of thousands of products in hundreds of product categories. The Handmade® Global Design section of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, August 19 and close on Tuesday, August 22. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, as well as the Handmade® Designer Maker and Artisan Resource® sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Sunday, August 20, and close on Wednesday, August 23. Handmade® Designer Maker also moves to Level 3. Attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 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 be under renovation starting with the summer 2017 NY NOW
market. As a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will move to Level 3
of the Javits Center and has a new date pattern, opening Sunday, August 20, and closing
on Wed., August, 23. This section is no longer open on Saturday.
Coyne PR for NY NOW