In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and after careful consideration, NY Now has postponed the 2020 Summer Market, which had been scheduled for August 8 to 12, 2020, at the Jacob Javits Center.
With the interest of the retail community in mind, and to provide buyers a strong, convenient and varied market week, NY Now and Shoppe Object are working together to reschedule the New York Market Week to October 2020. The NY Now fall edition will be held at the Javits Center on October 18 to 20, 2020 and Shoppe Object will stage at Pier 36, October 20 to 22.
“NY Now’s role is to bring buyers and brands together safely in a spirit of discovery and unity. With that in mind, we are rescheduling our August event and will instead run a NY Now Fall Edition in October,” said Tim Hart, svp/retail, NY Now. “We are pleased to coordinate our change of dates with the organizers of Shoppe Object so that buyers experience a robust and convenient Market Week in October. We will continue to monitor the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and review our plans as required. It’s, of course, disappointing that our community will not be able to gather in August, but we look forward to coming together in October.”
NY Now also said the health and safety of its customers, employees, and partners continues to be the show’s highest priority. It will coordinate plans for a safe show with the Javits Center, based on health and safety guidelines published by the CDC, WHO, and relevant state and local governments and public health authorities.