New York’s Newest Division Moves to Javits Center
The new Artisan Resource event will shift to Pier 92 for its summer launch.
New York’s Newest, one of 10 New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) divisions, will move from Pier 92 to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for the summer 2012 market. This shift coincides with the repositioning of Artisan Resource—a new artisan production-sourcing event for U.S.-based importers, direct import retailers and wholesalers—to run for three days at New York City’s Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 92.
For the summer 2012 NYIGF, New York’s Newest will run Saturday, August 18, through Tuesday, August 21, in the Javits Center’s Hall 1E. Artisan Resource will run Sunday, August 19, through Tuesday, August 21, at Pier 92, with an evening preview for NYIGF exhibitors on Saturday, August 18.
According to Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president, “By launching Artisan Resource at Pier 92, which is its ultimate destination in 2013 and beyond, we minimize any opportunity for buyer confusion, and create a dedicated venue for this new and differentiated offering, which targets a select audience. At the same time, by moving New York’s Newest to the Javits Center, we create more synergistic product adjacencies and cross-marketing opportunities for the division’s collection of 200 exhibitors new to NYIGF.”
NYIGF’s 10 divisions will continue to have staggered opening and closing dates, with At Home at Pier 94, Handmade Designer Maker and Handmade Global Design and New York’s Newest running Saturday through Tuesday at the Javits Center. Accent on Design, At Home featuring Home Textiles, Baby & Child, EX-TRACTS, General Gift, Personal Accessories featuring Details, Studio and Tabletop will maintain their date pattern and positioning, running Sunday through Wednesday at the Javits Center. The Gourmet Housewares Show at NYIGF, which is presented annually during the summer market, will not be impacted by this change, and will continue to run Sunday through Wednesday at the Javits Center.
All NYIGF divisions and locations will open daily at 9am and will close daily at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, August 21, At Home at Pier 94, New York’s Newest and the two Handmade divisions at Javits will close at 5 p.m. On Wednesday, August 22, all remaining divisions at the Javits Center will close at 2 p.m. (NOTE: A detailed listing of division locations and dates follows and is available online at www.nyigf.com/theshow/dateshours.aspx.)
Artisan Resource will run Sunday, August 19, through Tuesday, August 21, at Pier 92 with a special VIP preview on Saturday, August 18, from 4–7 p.m. The show, to be held semi-annually in conjunction with NYIGF, will present a curated collection of overseas artisan enterprises offering handmade production resources and products, at export terms from country of origin. Information is available online at www.artisanresourceny.com.
NYIGF is the nation’s premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace, showcasing an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware, with some 2,800+ companies, 400 product categories and 100,000 lines. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80+ countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nyigf.com.
Summer 2012 NYIGF Dates & Locations
New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF)
Saturday, August 18 – Wednesday, August 22
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal’s Pier 94
New York City, NY
800-272-SHOW (7469) or 212-204-1060
Saturday, August 18 – Tuesday, August 21
Javits Center: Handmade Designer Maker, Handmade Global Design, New York’s Newest
Pier 94: At Home
Sunday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 22
Javits Center: Accent on Design featuring A+ Young Designers' Platform, At Home featuring Home Textiles, Baby & Child, EX•TRACTS, General Gift featuring On Trend, Stationery & Publishing and The Museum Source, Personal Accessories featuring Details, Studio, Tabletop
Sunday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 22
Javits Center: The Gourmet Housewares Show at NYIGF
Sunday, August 19* – Tuesday, August 21
Pier 92: Artisan Resource
*Exclusive preview for NYIGF exhibitors on Saturday, August 18, from 4–7 p.m.