Unfortunately, NY NOW has made the difficult decision to postpone its Summer 2020 market, originally scheduled for August 8 through 12 at the Javits Center in Manhattan, due to COVID-19 concerns.
But luckily, the market has also announced its new, rescheduled dates for this fall’s show, which is expected to take place in October 2020. To make the show even bigger and better, NY NOW and Shoppe Object have worked together on New York Market Week 2020.
The NY NOW Fall Edition will now showcase at the Javits Center from October 18-20, 2020 and Shoppe Object will go on at Pier 36 from October 20-22.
“NY NOW’s role is to bring buyers and brands together safely in a spirit of discovery and unity. With that in mind, we are rescheduling our August event and will instead run a NY NOW Fall Edition in October,” said Tim Hart, SVP Retail, NY NOW, in a press statement. “We are pleased to coordinate our change of dates with the organizers of Shoppe Object so that buyers experience a robust and convenient Market Week in October. We will continue to monitor the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and review our plans as required. It’s, of course, disappointing that our community will not be able to gather in August, but we look forward to coming together in October,” continued Hart.
“Like the rest of the world, we are closely monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and doing our part to act responsibly,” added Jesse James, co-Founder of Shoppe Object, in a release. “While we had hoped to activate in August, we feel more confident about the possibility of producing Shoppe Object with a mid-Autumn date. It’s our hope that by then, we will have moved into a safer period where we are able to gather with appropriate precautions in place and an eye toward moving forward.”
NY NOW has also launched additional resources for businesses experiencing tough changes amidst COVID-19 struggles. Keeping with the spirit of the showcase, the show has also placed an added emphasis on supporting small businesses and local New York artisans during these times.
Stay tuned for more show updates and news from NY NOW 2020, coming soon to House Tipster Industry.