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Greeting Card Association starting trade show in 2019

There is a new greeting card show coming to town. The Greeting Card Association’s (GCA) Executive Committee voted unanimously to develop and manage a new trade show that will debut in May 2019 in Brooklyn. The announcement came in an email from GCA President Christy Kaprosy to members on Aug. 6. The decision to start the show is in lieu of Emerald Expositions moving the National Stationery Show, long held in mid May, to early…  » Read more

Big trade show merger between AmericasMart, Las Vegas Market finalized

International Market Centers (“IMC”) announced the completion of the acquisition of AmericasMart Atlanta. The merger of the two best-in-class B2B showroom operators creates the world’s largest permanent mart for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined corporate entity, which will operate under the name “International Market Centers,” now owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of permanent showroom space in Las Vegas,…  » Read more

NY NOW highlights party goods, stationery for upcoming summer market

NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift is the destination to see the best items for gift giving. Buyers looking to purchase fun and functional baby products, party goods, stationery and paper goods can find the most unique and on-trend designs at the upcoming summer 2018 market (Sunday through Wednesday, Aug. 12-15) at the Javits Center in New York City. The Gift section is located in the 5000-6600 and 7100-7800 aisles, while the…  » Read more

NY NOW growing its unique handmade gift offerings for summer market

NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is pleased to spotlight its Handmade Designer Maker section for buyers looking for unique handcrafted products. This section features an exciting sourcing experience from domestic and international brands that offer hand-crafted pieces. This August, buyers will discover a growing international presence as well as groups of makers from U.S. cities like Portland and Austin, that are bursting with creativity. Jewelry continues to be a leading trend…  » Read more

National Stationery Show to co-locate with NY NOW in 2019

NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is excited to share an announcement for the winter 2019 market which will be held Feb. 3-6, 2019 at the Javits Center in New York City. Included in the major additions, features and changes planned for the NY NOW winter market is the co-location of the National Stationery Show (NSS) and SURTEX. Long held at the Javits Center in New York in the May timeframe, the NSS…  » Read more

AmericasMart, Las Vegas Market announce blockbuster retail trade show merger

International Market Centers (“IMC”) and AmericasMart [Atlanta] (“AmericasMart”), two best-in-class operators in the furniture, gift, home décor, rug and apparel B2B industries, have entered into an agreement to form the world’s largest owner and operator of premier showroom space. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined corporate entity, which will operate under the name “International Market Centers,” will own and operate nearly 20 million square feet of permanent showroom space in Las…  » Read more

New ‘Expo Center’ proposed for downtown Las Vegas

The City of Las Vegas and International Market Centers, owners and operators of World Market Center Las Vegas, have announced a proposal for construction of a new 350,000-square-foot expo center (the “Expo Center”) in downtown Las Vegas adjacent to World Market Center Las Vegas. The proposal is scheduled to be voted on at the April 4 Las Vegas City Council meeting, which begins at 9 a.m. in Las Vegas City Hall Council Chambers, 495 S. Main…  » Read more

ToyFest West announces dates for 2018 show

WTHRA's (Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association) President Bill St. John announced dates for the 2018 ToyFest West convention, which will be held at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas. Plans for ToyFest West 2018 began at the May 17 combined meeting of the WTHRA Board and Slate who are creating and making changes for a better show next year.  The board unanimously decided TFW 2017 worked well as a three-day event, to continue with…  » Read more

Registration now open for summer NY NOW

Registration for the NY NOW summer 2016 market has officially opened for retailers, buyers, and members of the press. The summer NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place Aug. 20-24, 2016, and will once again fill the Javits Convention Center in New York City with three comprehensive collections. Approximately 25,000 attendees from all 50 states and 80-plus countries worldwide will have the opportunity to explore everything that NY NOW has…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo Buyer Registration and Hotels Now Open

All the pieces are coming together for the Halloween & Party Expo (HPE) in Houston, Texas, Jan. 25-28. Eighty percent of previous exhibitors have already reserved their booth space, and now buyers of all things party-, costume-, fantasy- and Halloween-related can register for the 2014 show by visiting http://www.halloweenpartyexpo.com and clicking the “Register” button in the top right corner of their screen. The Hotels page of the Halloween & Party Expo website includes a variety…  » Read more

NSS to Launch Three Product-Specific Pavilions

Among the expansion plans for the 2013 National Stationery Show (NSS) are three market-specific product pavilions for buyers seeking museum, seasonal and office products. Making their debut at the 67th annual NSS, May 19-22 in New York City, Museumix, Seasonalstyle and Officeworks will offer buyers of these product categories distinctive areas on the Show floor to source and buy the latest products. “The addition of these pavilions provides yet another fresh aspect to the 2013…  » Read more

Toy Fair 2013 More than Toys and Games

Celebrating its 110th anniversary this Feb. 10-13 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, Toy Fair is the largest toy and youth product exhibition in the Western Hemisphere, annually drawing more than 10,000 retail outlets from around the globe to spot cutting edge trends in all things related to kids and play.   Buyers from the party and decoration industry will see 100,000 unique and eye-catching products — from collectibles and…  » Read more