If you hand make your goods and want to take your business in the next direction - The National Stationary Show is the place to be! Once a year the Jacob Javits Center in NYC hosts the show from May 20 through the 23rd. It hosts a wide range of products - from notes and cards to imprintables, party goods, scrapbooking materials, home office accessories and so much more.
It's a great place to find insipiration and the hottest trends for the upcoming season. However, it's the Number #1 place to show off your goods . If you have the time and money to dedicate, because it's not cheap to rent a space, this is where you want to invest it because the return will be triple the investment. The show attracts everyone from department store to chain and specialty stores buyers; boutiques; stationery, card and gift shops; import/export firms; distributors; bookstores; bridal shops; hospital gift shops; religious goods stores; garden centers; party stores; mail order catalogs; online retailers; premium buyers; general gift retailers; and mass merchandisers. With that said you can imagine the creative forum this place embodies.
Take a look at the booths exhibiting at this years show. What a stage presence and that's all it takes to make someone stop, look at what you have to say, and place an order! The best is that it doesn't cost a lot to decorate your booth - all you need is a little creative engineering and tape! Who knows better than a craftymomma - on what it takes to make something out of nothing with a little help of your friends -- tape and glue!
It is also great for networking on many levels with seminars, meetings and daily demonstrations dedicated to what's hot, what's new and what's next in the PAPER industry! This is one show you don't want to miss. Visit the website to learn what it takes to attend and more importantly what it takes to become an exhibitor. If you don't get to attend then check back with us after the 23rd to see my take on the show --I will be blogging all about it!