EXHIBITORS, THERE’S STILL TIME! DON’T MISS OUT ON PARTICIPATING IN DISPLAY AND AWARD PROGRAMS AT THE NY NOW® SUMMER 2018 MARKET
WHITE PLAINS, NY. – May 22, 2018 – Exhibitors looking to elevate their marketing efforts for NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will have the exciting and free opportunity to do so through NY NOW’s prestigious display and award programs. With NY NOW’s sustainability: design for a better world® and destination:new display programs as well as the NY NOW “Best New Product” Awards, it’s easy to get in front of the people that matter most. For more information on the free display and award opportunities for the NY NOW summer 2018 market, please click here.
“We’re thrilled to once again offer our exhibitors opportunities to stand out among the competition,” said Randi Mohr, Vice President and NY NOW Director. “Our two curated displays are great resources for buyers to browse and be inspired. Plus, our awards program is an incredible way for brands to gain recognition from media and members of the industry. Exhibitors interested in extra exposure are encouraged to apply today for every opportunity possible before it’s too late!”
sustainability: design for a better world® Display
The NY NOW sustainability: design for a better world® display is a curated showcase of global gift and home industry suppliers whose products or production processes are eco-friendly, or companies whose business practices are socially responsible, philanthropic or fair-trade oriented. Participation is free and open to all NY NOW exhibitors, but companies must apply and be accepted. Additionally, all products within the display are automatically eligible for the “Eco Choice” Awards program. One winner will be selected by an independent panel of judges in each of three categories: Most Innovative, Most Sensitive Use of Materials, and Most Sellable. Only products accepted to the display are eligible for the “Eco Choice” Awards program.
The application deadline for the sustainability: design for a better world® display is Friday, May 25, 2018.
The exciting destination:new product display highlights new designs from around the market, making it a great way for attendees to easily see some of the leading and emerging trends in one place. Exhibitors showcasing products that are new to the marketplace as of March 1, 2018 are invited to apply for this opportunity. There is no cost to apply or participate, though a single entry can only represent one item, or one set of items packaged together for retail sale. The product choices are subject to the review and discretion of the display designer. Among the display participants, any product that is making its debut exclusively at NY NOW will automatically be considered for NY NOW’s “Best Exclusive Launch” Award.
The application deadline for the destination:new display is Friday, May 25, 2018.
“Best New Product” Awards
The “Best New Product” Awards celebrate the extraordinary offerings from exhibitors across the Market and recognize one standout product in each of the ten sections. All products entered are eligible to be considered for the “Best New Product” Award in their category, identified by the section of the NY NOW market in which they are exhibiting. One winner in each section will be selected by an independent panel of judges during the Market and winners will be announced during NY NOW. Exhibitors showcasing products that are new to the marketplace as of March 1, 2018 are invited to apply for this opportunity. There is no cost to apply for consideration, though a single entry can only represent one item, or one set of items packaged together for retail sale. Among the ten section winners, one overall winner will be selected as the recipient of the “Best in Market” Award.
The application deadline for the “Best New Product” Awards is Friday, June 29, 2018.
New and Convenient Dates
NY NOW will feature a new date pattern for the summer 2018 market offering greater convenience to both buyers and exhibitors. The market will open at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12 and close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15 (one hour later than previous markets). Please note that no sections are open on Saturday. This date pattern represents a return to NY NOW’s traditional and preferred summer schedule, eliminating the staggered opening of recent markets and allowing buyers to shop all sections of the Market – and browse the prestigious display areas – at any point during the show.
NY NOW is open to members of the industry including retailers and buyers as well as members of the press. For more information and to register, please visit nynow.com.
The summer 2018 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place August 12-15, 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. Attendees from all 50 states and nearly 70 countries worldwide are expected.
· The official name of the market is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY Now,” “NYNow,” “New York Now,” “the NY Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.
· Javits North will continue to be under renovation during the summer 2018 market and as a result, the Handmade® Designer Maker section will once again be located on Level 3.
· The entirety of NY NOW’s summer 2018 market – including the Handmade® Global Design section located in the River Pavilion - will open at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018 and close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. No sections are open on Saturday.
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