Debuting for the first time under its new
name, NY NOW, formerly NYIGF, plans a
full five-day schedule of activities, including more than 40 educational seminars
Aug. 17-21 at New York’s Jacob K. Javits
Convention Center and Passenger Ship
Terminal Pier 94. The show has been newly
reorganized into four product collections:
Handmade, Home, Lifestyle and New.
Newly reorganized, the show kicks off a full
slate of programming.
the market, with a free NY NOW Orientation
webinar on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. EST.
The session will offer an online tutorial of
NY NOW’s layout, as well as general tips
for first-time visitors.
on Aug. 20.
Programming highlights include New York-specific special events, author appearances
and book-signings, trend displays, and
product innovation. “The seminars offer
relevant trend information and actionable
business advice, while the after-hours
events encourage networking against
of New York
City,” said Christian
Falkenberg, NY NOW director
and GLM senior vice president.
NY NOW will sponsor a welcome reception
on Pier 94 on Aug. 17 to celebrate opening
day. Summer market after-hours events
include the High Line Guided Walking Tour
sponsored by IFDA on Aug. 17; the 62nd
Annual Retailer Excellence Awards on
Aug. 18; the Museum Store Association’s
Member Networking Event on Aug. 19; and
NY NOW’s “Night Off-Broadway” featuring
specially priced tickets for Blue Man Group
on Aug. 19.
Click here for details about summer 2013
NY NOW seminars and special events.
Education begins in advance of
Specialty retailers who want to gain trac-
tion online will want to check out the New
section seminars, which address technol-
ogy, online marketing and social media. On
Aug. 18, “Social Media: Use Your Retail Skills
to Increase and Grow Your Online Presence
Gourmet Business takes a look this month
at products debuting at NY NOW in the
gourmet realm. Next month, we highlight
tabletop, handmade and design-oriented
products launching at the show.