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NY NOW opens tomorrow!

With an expanded slate of 400+ new and returning exhibitors and a full programme of events and activities, the Winter 2015 Market - which opens tomorrow - is not to be missed

An expanded slate of 400+ new and returning exhibitors will be among NY NOW’s 2,800 total exhibitors at a blockbuster winter 2015 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home +Lifestyle, to be held from tomorrow, Saturday January 31, through to Wednesday, February 4, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center.

Along with newcomers positioned within NY NOW’s three Collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – the Market will introduce a concentration of newcomers within a NEW! area at the rear of the Level Three exhibit floor.

“New resources are the lifeblood of a tradeshow, and NY NOW will showcase hundreds of new companies this winter,” said Scott Kramer, NY NOW co-director and vice president. “The demand for exhibit space from new companies was strong this winter so we created a NEW! area, which will present some 40 cross-category resources in one central exhibit location.”

All NEW! exhibitors – whether located in the NEW! area or one of the three NY NOW Collections – will enjoy enhanced in-booth signage and directory designations, making these resources easier for buyers to discover. In addition, a special NEW! Preview display, located on the Javits Center North Concourse, will showcase hundreds of products from first-time NY NOW exhibitors.

Related seminars are scheduled to complement these product finds. The NEW! Ideas track recognizes the nation’s growing “Maker Movement,” and offers two seminars related to NY NOW’s “Maker Project”: Susan Szenasy of METROPOLIS will moderate “Modern-Day Matchmaking Redux: Tech Tools For 21st Century Makers,” a look at how technology is fueling a growth in design and how ideas become products. Panelists include Matthew Burnett of Makers Row, Evan Cohen from IndieGoGo, Joanne Domeniconi of The Grommet and Ashley Etling of Red Clay. In a second “Maker Project” session, Erin Andrew of the Small Business Administration, will present “Fostering Small Business Entrepreneurship In Today’s DIY Economy,” focusing on tools and programs available to small businesses creating and selling self-made products.

Also, as part of the NEW! Ideas track, Linda Cahan, visual merchandising and store design expert, and columnist for Gifts and Decorative Accessories, will present “Store Design On a Shoestring: Design Or Renovate?” – trends in store design, and ideas for budgeting and creating a floor plan that works. Attendees will receive a detailed chronological “to do” list designed either for a new store or one in need of renovations. In addition, the NEW! Ideas track is scheduled to include free daily programming – a series of 15-minute seminars presented by SnapRetail, which will focus on a variety of strategies for retailers – from how to get the most out of a store’s website, to effective strategies for Pinterest and Instagram.

Don't miss…
  • Caskata Fine bone china tabletop brand Caskata will introduce its next Isignia C pattern. Offering the finest bone china, the most lavish precious metals and a sophisticated stand-out design with a contemporary point of view. Ellington is inspired by the music of American jazz legend, Duke Ellington. Booth 3210
  • Michael Aram See Michael Aram's new Palace tableware collection, which pays tribute to the geometry and complexity of Moghul design – the arches, finials, carved panels and ornamentation prevalent in palaces throughout the east. Booth 3104
  • Gorky Pottery This handmade pottery workshop based in Guanajuato, Gto Mexico, has been hand-wheeling and hand-painting majolica pieces for 56 years and will present its handcrafted traditional majolica, which includes its new purple colored collection
  • Anna New York by RABLABS Known for using a luxurious palette of materials, laying semi-precious gems like agate and crystal, Anna New York will showcase its latest luxurious creations, including Bosque Boxes made of acacia wood, brass and natural stones like amethyst and Maquina Candlesticks. Booth 3762

The winter 2015 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home +Lifestyle, will run Saturday, January 31, through Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW has staggered show opening dates and locations, with HANDMADE running Saturday to Tuesday, and HOME and LIFESTYLE running Sunday to Wednesday. Market hours are 9am – 6pm, daily, except Tuesday, February 3, when HANDMADE closes at 5pm; and Wednesday, February 4, when HOME and LIFESTYLE close at 2pm.

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