New York International Gift Fair: August 14–18, 2011 September 5, 2011 21:32 1 Comment

Please bare with me as I'm still catching up from all that's happened in the last several weeks. Barely a week back from the SCBWI LA Conference and I had to jump right into final preparations for the New York International Gift Fair!


The New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) is a trade show that is produced twice annually by GLM Shows and is open to the trade only (people involved in gift-related businesses including buyers, press, sales reps, wholesalers, importers, exporters, and distributors). Held in January and August in New York City, the Fair hosts 2,800 exhibiting companies showcasing the very best lines across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum and attracts 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and 85 countries.


I've been exhibiting at NYIGF for about 5 years now and have met many of my customers and even my first publisher Blue Apple Books at this show. Setting up the booth for a show is a tedious process but it's fun and rewarding to see everything put together when it's all done!


It took us a record-breaking 8 hours to set up the booth!


Voila!! The Wanart booth at the New York International Gift Show Summer 2011. The fabric on the sides of the booth are custom-made curtains from RoseBrand. The backdrop is a vinyl banner from Echod Graphics. The wood-like foam flooring is from Soft and Safe Floors. The display shelves on the sides which I painted to match my furniture are from Clear Solutions.




What a whirlwind summer! With teaching the two SVA continuing ed classes, the SCBWI Conference, the new book releases, and the New York Gift Fair past me, for the first time in a couple of months I feel like I can breathe. Now it's time to switch back into creative mode and dive back into some new book ideas - can you believe it's September already!? @_@


xoxo - joyce