A robust roster of new and returning exhibitors, complemented by a comprehensive slate of seminars and original networking opportunities, planned for NY Now, the Market for Home and Lifestyle, will provide market participants with a dynamic shopping and sourcing experience.
"NY Now offers attendees unparalleled shopping and sourcing opportunities, unrivaled networking activities and exclusive educational information," said Randi Mohr, NY Now Co-Director and Vice President. "The Market provides easy access to both industry-leading suppliers and to innovative newcomers. NY Now's exhibits, education and events - all presented against the backdrop of New York City - make it a must-attend for the industry."
Covering every aspect of gift and home, NY Now delivers over 100,000 products within three collections: Home, which includes home furnishings, textiles and tabletop; Lifestyle, which includes baby and child, gift, personal accessories and wellness; and Handmade, which incorporates Designer Maker and Global Design. Attendees from the USA and more than 70 countries will be able to source products from 2,500 exhibitors, from more than 300 countries.
Exhibit floor highlights for the summer market include the return, for the second consecutive year, of Etsy Wholesale, an online platform that allows retailers to connect and transact directly with emerging independent designers. The nearly 2,000 square foot pavilion will feature nearly 20 Etsy Wholesaler sellers in the Javits Centre North Connector.
Open House project
Attendees can complement exhibit floor finds with colour and trend insights through NY Now's fourth annual Open House project, presented in 2015 in cooperation with Pantone and Progressive Business Media. This curated onsite exhibit will present directional colour and design trends in four key trends - Bijoux, Ephemera, Footloose and Mixed Bag - and a related seminar will explore both colours and concepts in more detail. NY Now's popular SustainAbility: design for a better world exhibit will showcase the latest in eco-friendly and socially-responsible products, production and business practices.
Rounding out the onsite market experience, the show's comprehensive series of seminars will address both practical and directional aspects of the home and lifestyle industry, with subjects ranging from retail operations and social media marketing to colour and design trends. Over the five days of market, Snap Retail will present 18 sessions discussing tips and tools for online marketing, while CRAFT (Craft Retailers and Artists For Tomorrow) will deliver six Power Hour sessions on retail strategies. Trends in gifting will be the focus of a presentation by Fashion Group International and the Day Spa Association will share strategies for visual merchandising.
Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com