NSS Organisers Emerald Expositions have announced that the National Stationery Show will have an extra outing in the summer months, from 10-13 August at the Javits Centre in New York City. NY NOW will run from 11-14 August, and NSS will open a day earlier on the 10th, alongside the NY NOW Handmade collection, and close a day earlier on the 13th.
The extra show comes on the back of the show’s moved time slot, from the traditional May event, in order to co-locate with NY NOW’s February dates.
The sales director of NSS, Aaron Hazard, said: “There is an opening night party on Saturday, August 10 for the NSS and NY NOW Handmade exhibitors and guests in the Crystal Palace.
"On Sunday, there will be a block party hosted by the NSS and the NY NOW Lifestyle collection from 4 to 6pm These two events provide additional time to meet and mingle for everyone involved.”
Other new features include live music daily from 8 to 11.30am on the mezzanine between the Crystal Palace and River Pavilion. The Fashion Runway debuts on Saturday, August 10 and will be held daily at 10.30am in the Crystal Palace at the bottom of the escalators to the River Pavilion. The show consists of jewellery and fashion accessories from across the globe and is presented and curated by designer Farai Simoyi.
The NSS Best New Product Display and Awards is also a part of the new summer event. The categories are: All Things Wedding, Cause Related, All Things Paper, Lifestyle, Craft It Up/DIY, Let’s Celebrate and the Best of Show.
The directories for the NSS and NY NOW will be combined for ease of use in locating exhibitors. A full market Stationery Guide will also be available, making it easier for buyers to find all exhibitors offering stationery across all shows and divisions.