A big Thank You to all who attended and exhibited at this year’s National Stationery Show – I heard from so many of you what a great Show you had! We want to keep that momentum going and, toward that end, Emerald Expositions, the Show’s producer, announced on June 13 that the NSS is moving to a February time slot beginning in 2019, to be co-located with NY NOW (running Sunday, Feb. 3, through Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC.
Many factors went into making this decision – and we believe this is going to make the NSS an even more successful tradeshow for both buyers and exhibitors. Co-locating the NSS with NY NOW will expose NSS exhibitors to a larger group of gift buyers; and NSS attendees will be able to shop both shows and to stay longer. (NYC hotel rates in February are significantly lower than in May!)
NSS 2019 will be located on Level 1 of the Javits Center and will remain its own unique and separate event. We’ll be adding a new Emerging Designers feature, and will host complimentary Mimosa Mornings and Coffee Cafes to help keep you fresh.
The stationery industry is a special community – a unique village of creative individuals and savvy professionals – where so many of us know one other and are truly passionate about all things paper. I’m looking forward to the new energy this will bring to our businesses and our industry.
Full details will be available on the NSS site soon. In the meantime, I’m happy to address any questions or concerns you might have, and I look forward to seeing you even sooner in 2019!