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NSS Announces Date Change and Co-Location with NY NOW®

WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 13, 2018) — Emerald Expositions, show organizers of the National Stationery Show®, announced today that the 2019 event will change its date pattern. The NSS will be co-located with NY NOW® at the Javits Center February 3 - 6, 2019. SURTEX® will also switch to the new dates and remain in the same timeframe as the NSS.

“The market for stationery and greeting cards has changed and consolidated in recent years,” said Kelly P. Bristol, the NSS show director, “but there is an even greater appreciation for unique and innovative products. Co-locating with an event like NY NOW offers even greater exposure for our exhibitors and the opportunity for attending buyers to also shop stationery products, greeting cards and other related items.”

NY NOW attracts buyers and media from all 50 U.S. states and more than 60 countries worldwide seeking unique trend-forward products across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum. Bristol noted that the new time frame gives buyers earlier access to new designs and products. One badge will allow attendees to access the NSS, NY NOW and SURTEX®, North America’s premier exposition for the selling and licensing of original art and design.

A new feature highlighting Emerging Designers is also planned for the 2019 event. The NSS is the only North American event for the global stationery market and features greeting cards, custom invitations, giftwrap/ribbon, stationery, specialty party supplies, bridal accessories, customized products, writing instruments, paper crafting supplies, journals, calendars, lifestyle gifts and more.


About the National Stationery Show

The National Stationery Show is the only North American trade show for global buyers and sellers of specialty paper products - from greeting cards, custom invitations, announcements, gift wrap, calendars, and journals, to lifestyle gifts, such as candles, toys, personal care, travel gadgets and more. More than 8,000 total industry professionals come from 50 states and 77 countries to exhibit, and to source product from hundreds of exhibiting brands. Some 200 exhibitors stage their debut at each show. The Show is colocated with SURTEX, the premier event for sourcing original art and design, and NY NOW’s winter edition. The NSS has been an integral part of the industry it serves for more than 70 years.

The National Stationery Show is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

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Dianna Smoljan

National Stationery Show

PR Counsel/Media Relations