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NY NOW Kicks Off This Weekend with the Hottest Trends In HOME, LIFESTYLE & GIFT

February 16th, 2017
WHITE PLAINS, NY. – February 3, 2017 – NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is set to bring thousands of attendees and more than 2,400 emerging and leading established brands together at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City for the industry’s most expansive marketplace event. Kicking off on Saturday, February 4th through Wednesday, February 8th, NY NOW will become a one-stop-shop for trends and will give attendees access to industry seminars and exclusive events.NY NOW is divided into three collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE. Each collection is comprised of thousands of innovative products created by designers who perfectly balance design and function.“NY NOW’s winter 2017 market provides buyers and editors with a comprehensive look at emerging trends so they can anticipate consumer demands in the coming year,” said Scott Kramer, Vice President and NY NOW Co-Director. “We pride ourselves on bringing thousands of incredible brands together to provide attendees with unparalleled access to designers, new products and exciting events.”Thousands of On-Trend Products from Established and Emerging Brands Tens of thousands of inventive products will be shown at the NY NOW winter 2017 market. Most notably, many exhibitors will have exclusive product launches at the show, providing a first-look opportunity for buyers and the industry. Click here to view a full list of exhibitors and to browse some of the products that will be on display. Some notables include:• Bell’Invito Home Booth 2746, Home Furnishings + Textiles Teakwood stone candle holder with strike zone – Girard• Delphine Leymarie LCC Booth 9554, Handmade® Designer Maker Boheme Léa ring set• Ichcha Booth 437, Handmade® Global Design Double-sided napkins• many and simon Booth 7031, Baby + Child Airplane wooden toy• Tea Forte Booth 3640, Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares Sipscriptions Tea TrioIndustry Insights and Continued Learning To provide thousands of attendees with the most on-trend information, the NY NOW seminar program offers a jam-packed schedule of more than 30 different sessions for attendees and exhibitors who would like to expand their knowledge or advance their career or business. NY NOW’s full range of educational programming will cover compelling industry topics ranging from color and design trends, digital media, retail strategies and more. Seminars are led by leading trade and consumer publications and industry associations and will provide attendees with new insights on our industry and invigorate them to succeed. Some key sessions include:• 10 Proven Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Store • From Show Floor to Store Shelves: Turning Trends into Customer ‘Must-Haves’ • The Influence and Impact of Color on Home Décor, presented by the IFDA • Up Close and Personal: Lifestyle Products Show & Sell Seminar • Panel Discussion: The Future of HandmadeExciting Events and Networking Opportunities NY NOW’s “A Night On Broadway” event returns with Paramour on Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00pm. Paramour is the first Cirque du Soleil show on Broadway and is an acrobatic celebration that mirrors the complexities of the love story.For a full list of industry events and exclusive “Only in New York” opportunities for badged attendees and exhibitors, visit NY NOW is also excited to bring back its “Best New Product” Awards program for the winter 2017 market. Hundreds of exhibiting brands pre-submitted products for consideration and one winner will be selected from the ten sections that comprise the HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE Collections. The ten category winners will then be entered to the win the “Best in Market” as selected by Apartment Therapy. Additional awards will be given out at NY NOW’s winter 2017 market, including the “Best Exclusive Launch” Award, Eco Choice Awards, and the Accent on Design® Awards. Winners will be announced during the market and on Product introductions will once again make headlines with the return of NY NOW’s popular sustainability: design for a better world® and destination:new product displays. More than 280 exhibiting companies will participate in the two displays, making them the most innovative and design-forward showcases to date! The sustainability: design for a better world product display will showcase environmentally-conscious and socially-responsible products from manufacturers from around the world while the destination:new display will highlight exhibitors with new product introductions including launches exclusive to the winter market.Don’t Miss Out! Don’t miss out on the industry’s most extensive and exciting market event. For more information, please visit NOW returns to New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center February 4-8, 2017. For more information and to stay updated about future NY NOW news and announcements, please visit

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About NY NOWNY 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® Designer Maker and Handmade® Global Design sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, February 4, 2017 and close on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, and the Artisan Resource® section of the HANDMADE Collection, will open on Sunday, February 5, 2017 and close on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Attendees from all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide are expected.NY NOW is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).More information about NY NOW can be found at www.nynow.comNOTE 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.MEDIA CONTACT: Katie Seifert Coyne PR for NY NOW 973-588-2000
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