NYC Activities Bring in Attendees and Exhibitors
Retail Awards Showcase Best of the Best in the Industry
A key benefit of NY NOW is the industry networking events presented in one of the world's foremost hubs of design and culture. Highlights include the annual Retailer Excellence Awards, which recognize excellence in retailing and individual excellence. These are given across multiple categories including Store Design/Redesign, Visual Merchandising, Marketing Achievement, Store Events, Rising Star, Outstanding Manufacturer's Rep and the Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award. Past winners include such leading market participants as The Grommet and HomArt.
Part of the attraction of the market is the unique NYC activities that help bring attendees and exhibitors to NY NOW in droves. A Night on Broadway is a thrilling chance to visit “the Great White Way,” and see one of the breakout hits of the season. A block of specially priced tickets is available to both attendees and exhibitors on a first come, first served basis. Always a favorite of visitors to the market, the tickets sell out fast for this entertaining evening.
As a world-class destination for dining, culture and wide-ranging entertainment exhibitors and attendees have an abundance of options while attending the market. From premier sporting events and the hottest concerts at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, to the timeless Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side, and the diverse selections along Restaurant Row, to the noise, excitement and sheer energy of Times Square, there is something for everyone – and at every price. The diversity of networking events, NYC activities, and the people, cuisine, culture and excitement make the New York City location of the market a one-of-a-kind destination.
Attendees and exhibitors are offered free/reduced rate admission to numerous NYC museums with your show badge. Past partners have been Museum of Art & Design, Guggenheim, New Museum, and many others.
In addition, there are several events unique to each Summer or Winter show. These are can't-miss networking events, be sure to attend both shows to make the most of this experience. In February, our charity partner Gift for Life hosts their Party for Life annual fundraiser.
From partner events, to NYC activities, to our own conferences, NY NOW's wholesale expo offers networking opportunities and more to wholesale retailers.