Position your products in front of 11,000 enthusiastic buyers
Nearly 800 designers and manufacturers exhibit at the National Stationery Show® each year, to connect with customers, meet new prospects, develop licensing relationships, find new suppliers, spot trends, stay current, debut new lines—and write orders. For veteran manufacturers and creative start-ups alike, the NSS is the most productive, efficient platform for growth and profitability. Consider these facts:
• NSS exhibitors generate as many as 100 leads during the 3-1/2 day Show
• 93% of attending businesses have purchasing authority
• 65% of attending businesses write orders at the show
• 35% of attending businesses come to source, then place orders after the show
• 37% of attending businesses are seeking private-label partners
• 28% of attending businesses are seeking licensing relationships
The NSS attracts a diverse global attendance of 11,000 buyers from throughout the 50 states and 58 countries worldwide. They represent card and gift shops; bookstores; bridal shops; party stores; gourmet grocers; toy stores; pharmacies; attractions; hotel, hospital and airport gift shops; department, chain and specialty stores; large chains and “big box” mass retailers; online retailers and mail-order catalogs. The show also attracts importers and distributors, licensors, special-event planners and corporate marketers.
View a sampling of retailers that visit the NSS each year.
What are they sourcing? Greeting cards • invitations • giftwrap/ribbon • stationery • specialty party supplies • paper tableware • bridal accessories • customized/personalized products • in-store printing equipment • decorative home office products • luxury leather goods • writing instruments • paper-crafting supplies • frames • journals • calendars • specialty giftware • scrapbooking • back-to-school.
In The Supply Side division, exhibits include finishing specialists, equipment and services for manufacturers (exhibitors) of NSS and C&LA product. Learn more about The Supply Side.
EXPANSION PLANS FOR 2013
With the growth of the National Stationery Show, we’re establishing two new product-specific pavilions to answer the needs of our buyers: Museumix and Officeworks. In addition, we’re supplementing the Show’s educational sessions with new “NSS LIVE!” presentation theatres on the exhibit floor.
The NSS will continue to collocate with SURTEX®, the premier marketplace for surface and textile art and design, and with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair® (ICFF®). In 2013,a new show will be added to the lineup:
• Creative & Lifestyle Arts (C&LA), serving independent and “big box” stores that sell art supplies, crafting merchandise and creative hobby products on the East Coast.
That’s four collocated shows with reciprocal badge privileges, giving attendees and exhibitors more bang for their buck. Take advantage of crossover traffic, product synergies and cross-marketing opportunities and make plans to exhibit at NSS 2013.
Download a printer-friendly version of the 2013 NSS Exhibitor Information.