Emerald, organiser of NY NOW®, the modern wholesale market for retailers and specialty buyers seeking diversity and discovery, announced that the show will be the first major event to run at the reopened Javits Center in New York, 8-11 August 2021.
The event will be operated in accordance with capacity and safety protocols established by the NY State Department of Health.
“NY NOW has always been one of the most successful biannual events at the Javits Center, and we are thrilled it will return as our first major event since the pandemic,” said Alan Steel, president and CEO of the Javits Center. “This has been such a challenging year for our industry, but as our city and state begin to reopen, meeting in person has never been more valued. We look forward to leading New York’s economic resurgence with the exhibitors and organisers of NY NOW.”
“The NY NOW team is delighted to be back in-person at the Javits Center this August, on the traditional dates of the NYC gift and home market. Our role has always been to support our community of small businesses, and that role has never been more important than now,” said Tim Hart, SVP NY NOW. “We know buyers are ready to meet in-person and we cannot wait to gather at Javits this August for a safe and productive market and play our part,” he added.
The Javits Center has received Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) accreditation, implementing the industry’s highest standards for cleaning and disinfection. Javits has also installed hospital grade High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to improve air filtration and ventilation. The entire volume of air within the building is completely exchanged five times per day.
To register for the show visit: www.nynow.com