NY Now recently kicked off its winter 2020 market with new features and events, some combined with the co-locations of the National Stationary Show and Surtex. The market is being held through Wednesday, February 5, at the Javits Center in New York City.
According to Emerald Expositions, the new programming and displays are focused on connecting buyers with new brands and product debuts. Launching this market is the Socially Conscious display, curated by Farai Simoyi and Johnathan Hayden, and focused on evoking inspiration, celebrating the spirt of market week and creating opportunities for the industry to connect, discover and grow their businesses.
The market also introduces a new Wellness Stage, where mindful, inspirational discussions and meditation sessions hosted by MNDFL will take stage, as well as the BuddhaBooth experience. On Monday, February 3, there will be a Meet & Greet with supermodel Karolina Kurkova, to introduce Gryph & IvyRose, a line of children’s herbal blends and wellness products.
Also new during market is the Luxury Lifestyle platform, showcasing a curation of lifestyle products, including elevated jewelry collections, distinctive gifts and décor, and accessories.
Tabletop buyers can find the NY Now and Forty One Madison pavilion, where the market will present retailers and media with a curated introduction and preview to brands including Christofle, Lenox, Annieglass, Canvas Home and Match Pewter.
On February 4 at 11 a.m., Emmy-winning television personalities, best-selling authors, and overall lifestyle tastemakers Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia will present the NY Now Talks presentation keynote, Dynamic Duo, moderated by speaker, author and design expert, Sophie Donelson.