NY Now’s winter 2020 session will feature new programming and events, some combined with the co-locations of the National Stationary Show and SURTEX. The market is being held now through Wednesday, February 5 at the Jacob K Javits Center in New York City.
According to Emerald Expositions, the market’s organizers, the new programming and displays are focused on connecting buyers with new brands and product debuts. Launching this market is the Socially Concious 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 winter market also introduces a new Wellness Stage at NY Now, 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, an innovative line of children’s herbal blends and wellness products developed with partners and in collaboration.
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 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, 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 of Keynote Dynamic Duo, moderated by speaker, author, and design expert, Sophie Donelson.
In addition to its new features, NY Now will continue to present the events that retailers have come to know and love, including the Epicurean Kitchen, a live demonstration stage on the show floor featuring expert chefs daily, including Lidia Bastianich on Tuesday, February 4 at 11:30 am.