Today, George Little Management announced that nearly 400 companies representing 43 countries from around the world would participate in the winter edition of the New York International Gift Fair, January 26 to 30, 2013. New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal’s Piers 92 & 94 will host the show.
Most of the international companies will participate in 12 government-sponsored pavilions or organized groups located in three of NYIGF’s 10 divisions. Several others will participate in Artisan Resource, a GLM tradeshow running concurrently with NYIGF, which connects international artisanal producers with U.S.-based volume importers, direct import retailers and wholesalers.
“Global resources can be found across NYIGF, spanning many product categories,” said Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and GLM vp. “No other U.S. market offers attendees access to such a diverse range of international home, lifestyle and handmade resources.”
NYIGF exhibitors hail from Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and Vietnam.
NYIGF’s General Gift division will accommodate international pavilions from France, Germany, Israel, Japan and the United Kingdom. The British Jewellery & Giftware International and Germany’s Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH.the Israel Export Institute returns with seven companies, JETRO New York with 28 companies and UBIFRANCE with 16 companies.
Within the juried Accent on Design division, the British Design Group will return with three companies, and the Accent on Japan group, an independently-organized contingent, will return with four companies.
Global suppliers of handcrafted products will participate in both sections of the Handmade division. Within Handmade Designer Maker, Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, Messe Stuttgart will return with 22 companies, and the British Contemporary Crafts group will include 17 companies. In Handmade Global Design, the Israel Export Institute will represent two companies.
Two groups representing multiple suppliers of artisan resources will participate in Artisan Resource at New York’s Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 92. The Consulate General of Indonesia will participate with two companies, and the Dudhraj Global Business Network Ltd. from Nepal will represent 10 companies.