Global Presence Grows at NY Gift Fair
NEW YORK-The New York International Gift Fair will continue to expand it global reach this summer with the addition of three first-time international pavilions and the debut of other international groups. In total, 48 countries will be represented at the summer 2012 NYIGF.
"No other U.S. marketplace presents the scale and scope of international resources as NYIGF," said Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and GLM vice president. GLM owns and operates the Fair. "The Fair has a depth of design-driven and handmade resources from overseas, and an unparalleled number of individual international exhibitors as well as organized pavilions."
Seven international pavilions will be located in NYIGF's General Gift division. The Ministry of Trade and Industry from Panama and the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts from India are returning after an absence from NYIGF. Ubifrance is returning and expanding its exhibit space. Three first-time international pavilions, representing more than 30 companies from Argentina, Mexico and Lithuania, will exhibit in New York's Newest. These newcomers include Comercio Internacional Mexicano with 20 companies; the Consulate General of Argentina with seven companies; and the Lithuanian Trade Group with five companies. And within the Accent on Design division, ProMexico/MoMA Destination Design will make its NYIGF debut with 40 companies.