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Engelmann Appointed Director for Ambiente and Tendence

Engelmann Appointed Director for Ambiente and Tendence

FRANKFURT, Germany—Messe Frankfurt has appointed Yvonne Engelmann as director for the Tendence and Ambiente team, as of Sept.  1.  Reporting to Nicolette Naumann, vice president for Ambiente and Tendence, Engelmann will take over the Giving section and assume responsibility for organizing that part of the show, revolving around individual gift ideas, trendy lifestyle products andMore »

Gift Fair Notes “Marked Growth” in Attendance and Exhibitors

Gift Fair Notes “Marked Growth” in Attendance and Exhibitors

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Increases in both attendance and exhibitors made last week’s New York International Gift Fair the largest since summer 2008, according to GLM, the show’s owner and manager. Attendance rose 5 percent over the numbers who visited the 2010 summer Gift Fair, to almost 35,000. More than 2,800 companies exhibited at NYIGF, up 110More »

HFN High Point and Tabletop Market Editorial Deadline: Sept. 9

HFN High Point and Tabletop Market Editorial Deadline: Sept. 9

NEW YORK–HFN has started collecting new product information and high-resolution images for its editorial show coverage of both the High Point and tabletop markets in October. Please send materials by Friday, September 9, for possible inclusion. For furniture, email Duke Ratliff, dratliff@hfnmag.com; for lighting, area rugs and home decor, email Andrea Lillo, alillo@hfnmag.com; for mattresses,More »

MMPI: 7 W Was “Bustling” During Market

MMPI: 7 W Was “Bustling” During Market

NEW YORK–7 W New York’s most recent Gift & Home Textiles Market Week was upbeat, show organizers said, and the building was “bustling with a steady flow of high-caliber buyers.” Building tenants were “widely optimistic” about the market, reporting healthy sales and happy clients. “It was great to see such enthusiasm and such robust buyingMore »

Biltmore to Host Licensor’s Workshop

Biltmore to Host Licensor’s Workshop

ASHEVILLE, N.C.–Biltmore’s licensing division has been chosen by the Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence (SPLiCE) to host the 2011 Licensors Workshop. The event will be held at the Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville Sept. 10-14. The SPLiCE Licensors Workshop provides members with a unique venue that affords an opportunity to speak withMore »

Zappos’ Richman to be Keynote Speaker for Gift Association

Zappos’ Richman to be Keynote Speaker for Gift Association

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Robert Richman, product manager of Zappos Insights, will be the keynote speaker at the Gift and Home Trade Association’s conference that will be held in Nov. in Las Vegas. Zappos Insights is an arm of the online retailer Zappos that is dedicated to helping businesses develop their business cultures. “We are privileged toMore »

GLM Announces 2012 Gift Fair Dates

GLM Announces 2012 Gift Fair Dates

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–GLM has announced 2012 dates for the winter and summer editions of the New York International Gift Fair. The winter edition will take place Sat., Jan. 28 – Thurs., Feb. 2 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 & 94 in New York City, while the summerMore »

Accent on Design Awardees Named in NY

Accent on Design Awardees Named in NY

NEW YORK-Four companies exhibiting in Accent on Design at the New York International Gift Fair this week were presented with awards to recognize excellence, innovation and creativity in product design. “Across product categories, these Accent on Design participants have incorporated superlative design qualities which stand above an already impressive collection,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF directorMore »