The New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) is expecting to sell out its winter 2013 edition, January 26-30, 2013, at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 & 94, according to George Little Management. GLM expects to see increased numbers of gourmet housewares, new and handmade resources at the coming market— the last before NYIGF’s Focus Forward 2013 reorganization debuts in summer 2013 with introduction of four comprehensive market collections: Home, Craft, Lifestyle and New.
“We’re seeing increased demand for exhibit space at NYIGF— from both first-time participants as well as returning companies seeking larger presence on the exhibit floor,” said Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and GLM vice president. “At the same time, many suppliers in the annual Gourmet Housewares Show at NYIGF [co-located with Summer NYIGF] are seeking year-round exposure to the thousands of retailers who shop NYIGF.”
NYIGF’s Tabletop & Housewares division will expand with a number of leading Gourmet Housewares Show exhibitors, including Aladdin, DKB, Joseph Joseph, Lifetime Brands, Nespresso and Oggi Corporation, returning to exhibit in the winter 2013 NYIGF. These exhibitors cite continuity of exposure at both semi-annual markets, and continued access to NYIGF’s 35,000 retailers as reasons for their decision to exhibit semi-annually at NYIGF, GLM said.
With expected 10% expansion, the largest growth will be in NYIGF’s New York’s Newest, a cross-category collection of companies new to the market. This cross-category collection of companies now will showcase 250 exhibitors in the Javits Center’s Hall 1E. New York’s Newest was relocated from Pier 92 to the Javits Center in August 2012.
Other NYIGF divisions that will see expanded exhibitors include Handmade Global Design and Artisan Resource. Demand from both returning participants and new exhibitors also will result in “sold out” status for NYIGF’s At Home division, and a sold-out EX·TRACTS will continue to expand the number of natural and organic resources presented by its 100 innovative and emerging personal care suppliers.
Beyond exhibits, a full schedule of educational seminars and after-hours entertainment will be offered for NYIGF participants. More than 40 sessions will address current trends in color and design, social media, sustainability and retail strategies, according to GLM. Special events will the 10th Annual Housewares Design Awards, hosted by HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®, on Tuesday, January 29, at the Marriott Marquis. Complete information and registration is available online at www.nyigf.com/programs