February 24, 2015
National Stationery Show expected to draw 10,000 buyers
With a lineup of new and returning exhibitors, comprehensive educational seminars, networking events and cross-marketing opportunities, the 2015 edition of the National Stationery Show (NSS) will showcase leading brands and emerging innovators in the stationery sector, specialty gifts and DIY/paper-crafting. The show is slated for May 17-20, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York.
Nearly 10,000 buyers from 8,500 businesses will source and shop across a range of product categories. In addition, a host of manufacturing resources for social stationery and giftware companies can be found in The Supply Side, a B2B section of the show. For the second time, NSS will present #fresh, a juried section featuring a community of emerging designers.
New this year is the “NSS Planner,” a web-based planning tool that will allow attendees to preview exhibitor designs and information. The planner will allow registered buyers to communicate with exhibitors via private messaging and appointment scheduling capabilities to facilitate preparation for their visit to the show.
Among highlights of the exhibit floor will be a new GCA pavilion showcasing a collection of 30 to 40 member companies in 2,500 square feet of exhibit space. Additionally, a new Esty Wholesale pavilion will present a concentration of Etsy Wholesale sellers within the #fresh section.
A three-day series of educational seminars presented by industry professionals will address design trends, sales strategies, marketing and social media strategies and many more topics. The seminars are $20 each in advance and $30 onsite.
The 27th annual LOUIE Awards gala is set for Sunday, May 17, and an onsite networking cocktail reception will debut Monday, May 18, both at the Javits Center.
Two additional, Emerald Expositions-owned design events — SURTEX and the ICFF — will run concurrently with the show. One badge grants attendees and exhibitors access to all three markets.
For more information and registration, visit www.nationalstationeryshow.com.