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NY NOW Winter 2019 Market: The Retail Renaissance at the Javits Center


Held February 3 to 6 at the Jacob K. Javits Center the NY NOW Winter Market has events, talks, and exhibitors from across the wholesaler and marketing world. The event features housewares, textiles, home design and more from across the retail world. “The retail renaissance has brought dynamic change and real opportunity to the independent retailer, and just like the market it serves, NY NOW is transforming. NY NOW will be the event where premiere retailers find innovative, unique, and distinctive products, experience creative expressions by the top designers, and learn what success looks like from those who are living it now,”  says Kevin O’Keefe EVP, NY NOW Event Director.

The event features loads of exhibitors from across the retail world as well as special Transcend Talks on the show floor from the CEOs of Lladro, Lissoni, Robin Baron Design, Inc., Holiday House, Meagan Camp Interiors, Lockwood, Social Chain, Gensler, Business of Home, Refinery29, etsy, and many more. Educational seminars tackle issues like budgeting, email marketing, social media, and the rise of artisan brands.

To learn more, go to:

NY NOW Winter 2019 Market
February 3 - 6, 2019

Jacob Javits Center

16th Annual New York Times Travel Show, January 26 and 27, Showcases National and Global Trends


Via jet (private or commercial), cruise, bus, train or hot air balloon, get to the 16th Annual New York Times Travel Show this Saturday and Sunday to discover national and worldwide uncommon adventures atthe largest and longest-running show of its kind in North America. More than 600 exhibitors and travel experts will be at the Jacob Javits Convention Center to help you plan the Who, What, When, and Where of travel – how to get there, what not to miss, where to stay, and where and what to eat. Incredible India! is the 2019 presenting sponsor.

Whether you prefer the Old World or the new, an Arctic polar expedition; black sand beaches of Hawaii’s Big Island or the Caribbean’s white sand beaches; the hustle, bustle, and grandeur of India; the antiquities of Egypt, Greece, Israel, and Turkey; Norway fjords and waterfalls; the beauty of Brazil or Mexico; the sophistication of Argentina; the romance of France; the splendors of Bhutan or the Himalayas; an Aegean odyssey or the twists and turns of the Rhine, Danube, Nile, or Mississippi; the Alaska Gold Rush train or the Orient Express; Thai temples and elephants; hiking the Great Wall; wild life safaris; tickets for the Kabuki or the Bolshoi; observe koalas or polar bears; Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, or San Francisco treats or Florida’s Disney World, Epcot, Universal Studios, and Sea World, you’ll learn the latest in travel trends. It’s a sort of around-the-world in 80 days adventure but in two days!

There’ll bebrochures, oodles of maps, live costumed entertainers at the Pavilion Stages, cultural presentations, photo ops, food tasting, and seminars. In addition to the large travel bookstore, there’ll be a Products and Services Pavilion.

Waitress“Travel is about discovery,” says Claire Bennett, American Express Travel executive VP, “both of the world and of yourself. Today’s travelers look for engaging experiences; and it’s our goal to offer guidance. Whether you seek a luxury escape, family vacation, solo and senior travel, or out-of-this-world adventure, American Express helps you plan.”

Are you packed? Have your passport? If you need help with the latter, in a Travel Show first, the U.S. Department of State will host Passport Acceptance, where you can apply for U.S. passports (first time applicants and renewals).

There’ll also be a Broadway treat: Saturday at 11 A.M., at the Taste of the World Stage enter to win tickets to Waitress, now starring multi-platinum-selling Grammy winner, actress, and composer/lyricist Sara Bareilles, and enjoy a live rendition of “What Baking Can Do” and a tasting of pies from the Waitress cookbook. There’ll also be a book signing.

This is an expansive event, so wear comfortable shoes as you trek the wonders of the U.S. and world. You have to be fast on your feet and use the Travel Show Official Guide, available as you enter, to catch as many events as possible.

Among them: Saturday, 1 P.M., Phil Rosenthal, from Netflix’s Somebody Feed Phil, will be in the kitchen with Joan Nathan (King Solomon’s Table), upcoming Times Journeys host, who’ll also do a book signing – or eat your way around Italy with food expert Elizabeth Minchilli and New York Times food writer Melissa Clark, followed by a book signing. At 4, discover where in New York chefs go to find the spices that enable them to recreate authentic tastes here and abroad – or meet French chefs and enjoy a tasting of their celebrated cuisine.


Saturday and Sunday the Global Stage will be busy from morning until closing, showcasing the culture, music, traditions, and treasures of the world with participants from Alaska – and Croatia, Cuba, Guatemala, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Sicily. There’ll also be Moroccan and Russian music; dancers from Botswana, Bhutan, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Sicily, and Taiwan – including a Ballet des Ameriques presentation blended with Creole rhythms; a Japanese traditional taiko drum performance; and Thai martial arts and sword play.

Sunday, at 1 P.M., Cuban singer/songwriter Enrique Nuñez performs. At 1:30, there’s something a bit different as Provincetown presents the comedy and music of New York-based drag artist Marti Gould Cummings. Then, at 2:30, Dream Vacation’s Rosemarie Reed discusses cruising with the scoop on hot destinations and gives away a $2.500 Dream Vacation and Tumi luggage. Explore the glaciers of Greenland, the coastlines of Europe’s North Atlantic with Adventure Canada at 3.

Tickets are $20 for a one-day pass, $25 for two days.

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New York Times Travel Show: Helping You Plan Your Next Getaway


Here again to help you plan your Summer excursions that you dream about during these dreary winter months, it’s the New York Times Travel Show. Running January 25 to 27 at the Jacob Javits Center, the mainstay expo show has returned once more to help you with all your globe-trotting needs.

The expo opens with a State of the Industry panel discussion as leaders of the travel and tourism industry share their perspectives on solutions that will drive growth in the industry and increase satisfaction for travelers. There will also be a wealth of travel seminars to help you learn the ins and outs of going elsewhere. Don’t have a passport? No problem! The Passport Pop-Up will allow visitors to apply for or renew a U.S. passport on the show floor.

The expo’s Cultural Stages hosts an array of performances and demonstrations from all over the world. The Caribbean/Latin American Stage will musical performances, discussions on traveling to Guatemalla, and Dream Vacation giveaways. The European Stage will have informational talks on seeing Rome, tour packages to see Portugal, and demonstrations of Irish dancing. The Global Stage will have a live recording of “Family Travel Radio” featuring special guests, presentations on Canadian marine travel, and traditional dancing from Botswana.  The Asian Stage has a cooking demonstration from Copper Throat Thai Cuisine, Chinese folk dances, and Japanese Taiko drum performances.

The Travel Show also offers book signings and a chance to meet your favorite travel authors. Signings include the Broadway cast of “Waitress”, Margaret Littman, Jason Frye, Melissa Clark, Padma Lakshmi, Stephanie Rosenbloom, and many more.

The LGBTQ Travel Pavilion helps hililght safe and fun travel packages for LGBTQ globetrotters a wide world of travel opportunities and insurance for LGBTQ travelers and their allies. And there is still a tremendous number of exhibitors on the show floor to help guide all show visitors.

To learn more, go to:

The New York Times Travel Show
January 25 - 27, 2019

Jacob Javits Center

Consumer Electronics Show: Drones, 3D Printing, Wearables, Cryptocurrencies & More

The future of consumer electronics, gadgets, tech, computers, and more converges on Las Vegas as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) returns. Running January 8 to 11, the show takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center (3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas), as well as venues across the Strip.

This year’s convention will be exploring several different areas of how tech will be changed and be changing our lives.  The 5G wireless communication portion examines how 5G can change the way we use our smart devices and computers. Advertising and Entertainment looks at how music, content, and ads will be beamed into our homes. The Automotive portion of the show projects the future of self-driving cars. The Blockchain looks at how Cryptocurrencies are being incorporated into businesses while the Health & Wellness covers new forms of accessibility technology, digital health monitoring, and wearables like Fitbits. Product Design & Manufacturing looks at how 3D printing will change businesses and home life, while the Robotics & Machine Intelligence block is for AI, drones and robotics (flying pizza delivery drone, anyone?). Sports is for covering eSports as well as sports technology while the Startup portion puts investors in touch with thousands of emerging businesses.

And there’s still a plethora of exhibitors on the show floor and the Marketplace to see.

To learn more, go to:

Consumer Electronics Show
January 8 - 11, 2019

Last Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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