WHITE PLAINS, NY, February 1, 2020…GLM has announced the promotion of Christian Falkenberg to Senior Vice President, effective today. Falkenberg – a 21-year tradeshow industry veteran – most recently served as Vice President and Show Director for GLM’s New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), the nation’s premier gift, home and lifestyle market and New York City’s largest tradeshow. He reports to Charles McCurdy, CEO, GLM.
“This promotion is in recognition of Christian’s exemplary leadership abilities, and his successful stewardship not only of NYIGF’s day-to-day sales, marketing, management and operations, but also of the show’s three-year strategic reorganization and recently introduced rebranding as NY NOW®, the Market for Home & Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF®). We anticipate that Christian will continue to add to the Fair, its exhibitors and attendees, and our company,” commented McCurdy.
As Senior Vice President, Falkenberg will continue to have comprehensive oversight of NY NOW, including strategic development, brand positioning, sales, audience marketing, public relations and operations, as well as day-to-day management of the show’s 18-person sales and marketing team.
Falkenberg joined GLM in 1992. During his tenure, he has held sales and management positions with the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show®, Las Vegas International Hotel & Restaurant Show, AH&MA Lodging Expo and the Air & Waste Management Association Conference and Expo. He was named GLM Vice President in 2003. He became NYIGF Show Manager, in 2008, and Show Director, in 2012. Falkenberg holds a BA in Psychology from Hamilton College, and is a member of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events.
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’s events include NY NOW, International Contemporary Furniture Fair®, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, National Stationery Show®, Surf Expo and SURTEX®. Additional information is available online at www.glmshows.com.
NY NOW, the Market for Home & Lifestyle runs semi-annually at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers. NY NOW’s four comprehensive collections – Home, Lifestyle, Handmade and New – encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. The summer 2013 edition will run August 17-21, 2013. Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.