September 7-9...the New York International Carpet Show at Metropolitan Pavilion during Metro Market Week.
Many thanks to all who participated as exhibitors and visited as buyers. This year's show was one of our best, according to many comments. Business was done and attendance was strong. Follow NYICS for the dates of our Fall show in 2015. See the full list of vendors on the EXHIBITOR INFO page.
The NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW is the annual Fall Market trade event that everyone in the industry is talking about. But NYICS is more than a typical trade show. It's a destination and a unique business experience...an inviting and established showcase for the most current and innovative products by visionary artisan carpetmakers.
With stunning new introductions, creative collections, strong programs and must-have one-of-a-kinds, our vendors are known for presenting fresh, captivating, design-driven looks that sell profitably in the marketplace.
"...(NYICS) has become the leading trade show of hand woven carpets in North America...The New York International Carpet show features a carefully edited selection of the best wholesalers in the rug industry. Anyone looking to successfully conduct business in the hand woven rug industry must attend this show."
-- Ryan Reitmeyer, Vice-President of Sales, CAROL PIPER RUGS, Houston, Texas
METROPOLITAN PAVILION, 125 West 18th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues, New York 10011, is visitor friendly, convenient, and one of New York City's premier event locations. There are many restaurants and hotels in the Chelsea neighborhood.
NYICS is now. NYICS is the future.
SOME OF OUR 2014 EVENTS AND SPONSORS:
Buyers enjoyed a morning catered French pastry buffet. Hot coffee, decaf and tea were served in the Regisration Lobby, sponsored by David Isfahany and PASARGAD NY.
'Happy Hour' for buyers was held at the show on Sunday and was well-attended.
A Lounge area in the show became a gathering place for buyers who wanted to linger longer at the show and spend time networking for more business opportunities.
Long-time exhibitor, FRENCH ACCENTS, sponsored their popular party for NYICS attendees in their showroom, 36 East 31st Street, on Monday evening.
GOODWEAVE sponsored the NYICS 2014 totebags for the 5th consecutive year.
RUG NEWS and DESIGN magazine launched it's new business model to reach the influential design and specifying architectural community. Leslie Stroh and his team sponsored the direct mail of an invitation to attend NYICS to all members of NY METRO ASID.
PASARGAD NY sponsored the colorful lanyards for NYICS nametags. Their new collection of striking modern and transitional design carpets attracted many visitors.
”...we need a renewed drive to present the best of what we produce in handmade rugs and get that idea of innovation and lasting value to the public. Only a true market can do this for the retailer -- to see new things, make new contacts, explore new avenues. Dennis Dodds is making that effort, to bring together in the best market town a group of exhibitors who have that goal in mind.” – John D. Kurtz, New Moon Rugs
Click twice to enlarge this editorial about the 2014 New York International Carpet Show. “COVER, the world’s leading magazine in the field of contemporary carpets and fabrics, is a must-read for all who care about beautiful living spaces."
Entry is limited to the retail and design trades.
Only bona fide members of these groups and importers are permitted on the show floor.
Manufacturers/exporters who do not have a written invitation from their exhibiting importer customer may not attend the show. This written confirmation must be submitted to NYICS management by the importer/exhibitor at least 90 days in advance of the show opening date.
NO PHOTOGRAPHY IS PERMITTED DURING THE SHOW, WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION.
Notes from NYICS:
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." -- Milton Berle
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