NEW CREATIVE & LIFESTYLE ARTS SHOW
TO COLLOCATE WITH NATIONAL STATIONERY SHOW IN MAY 2013
- Combined events to attract 16,000 owners, buyers, merchandise executives,
product developers and designers from 9,000+ retailers -
WHITE PLAINS, NY, October 18, 2012... GLM today announced plans to launch Creative & Lifestyle Arts (C&LA), a new tradeshow serving the east coast's $18 billion art, crafting and creative hobby marketplace. The premiere event is scheduled to run May 19-22, 2013, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and will be collocated with and adjacent to the National Stationery Show®.
C&LA will include some 150 leading manufacturers, presenting a broad range of innovative crafting and paper art supplies; embellishments; art materials; design tools; DIY kits for home decor, party, holiday and card making; along with supplies for floral, glass, woodworking, jewelry making, needlecrafts and scrapbooking. Attendees will include more than 3,600 owners, buyers, merchandise executives, distributors, sales reps and product developers from the east coast’s highly concentrated retail marketplace.
"C&LA is the only event dedicated to the thousands of independent and "big box" stores that sell art supplies, crafting merchandise and creative hobby products on the east coast,” commented Patti Stracher, vice president, National Stationery Show. "C&LA is a natural fit with the National Stationery Show, in terms of product synergies and cross-marketing opportunities. The collocation will attract a significantly expanded retailer base to the market, and generate exciting new buying opportunities for social stationery retailers looking to incorporate craft and paper art supplies into their merchandise mix."
Together, C&LA and the National Stationery Show will present a comprehensive marketplace for all participants, complete with educational programs, demonstrations, themed displays and networking opportunities. Highlights will include new "NSS Live" presentation theatres, product focus areas and the return of Party on the Battery. Reciprocal badging and shared shuttle service will create a seamless shopping experience.
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. GLM tradeshows include the International Contemporary Furniture Fair®, National Stationery Show, New York International Gift Fair® and Surf Expo®. The company was founded in 1924, and acquired by Providence Equity Partners in 2011. Additional information is available online at www.glmshows.com.
The 67th annual National Stationery Show, the nation's leading marketplace for the social stationery industry, runs Sunday, May 19, through Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The Show features nearly 800 exhibitors and attracts some 11,000 attendees. Additional information is available online at www.nationalstationeryshow.com.
For Creative & Lifestyle Arts exhibitor information, contact Kelly P. Bristol, sales director, at 914-421-3228, firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available online at www.creativelifestylearts.com.