NY NOW Will See 73 Percent International Exhibitor Uptick at August Show

August 1, 2016

NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will see a significant uptick of international presence on its showfloor when it opens in a few weeks at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York.

The show, owned by Emerald Expositions, will see a whopping a 73 percent increase in the number of international companies represented on the exhibit floor, as well as a 10 percent increase in the total number of countries represented.

Of those international companies, almost 50 percent will be presenting at NY NOW for the first time.

“NY NOW has always had an extensive international presence and this year we are looking forward to expanding that presence further with more international brands than ever before,” said Randi Mohr, vice president and NY NOW co-director.

He added, “With an ever-growing demand for design-forward products and fresh resources in the U.S. gift, home and lifestyle markets today, NY NOW will provide buyers the opportunity to bring an eclectic and unique collection of products to their customers from around the world.” 

NY NOW’s summer 2016 market marks an unprecedented number of international companies with a presence on the exhibit floor.

More than 600 companies from 61 different countries will be on hand, showcasing products including gifts, glassware, home décor and furnishings, stationery, textiles and more.

Here is a sampling of the companies:

        •  Atipico (Italy; Accent on Design®)
        •  Busatti Since 1842 (Italy; Home Furnishings + Textiles)
        •  Caroline Gardner Publishing Ltd (United Kingdom; Gift)
        •  Cookut (France; Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares)
        •  ELK Accessories (Australia; Personal Accessories)

In addition to individual companies, there will be 20 government-sponsored pavilions housing brands from their respective countries.

These pavilions provide a gateway into the unique and exciting offerings from each respective country’s up and coming artists and designers.

Here are just a few of the pavilions:

        •  British Jewellery & Giftware International (Gift, Baby + Child and Handmade® 
           Designer Maker)
        •  Business France (Home Furnishings + Textiles)
        •  Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions - CITEM (Artisan 

NY NOW attendees will have the opportunity to visit these international brands and pavilions at various locations throughout the market. 

Add new comment


Partner Voices

As event professionals, our job is to host people and while we can’t prepare for everything, it’s essential to develop an emergency plan that can be adapted to any situation. In Boston, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority’s (MCCA) Public Safety Team at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the Hynes Convention Center, have taken their experiences to develop a comprehensive crisis management training program, starting with crisis communications.