Emerald Expositions

Gift, Home, General Merchandise, International Sourcing & Manufacturing

The Gift, Home, General Merchandise, International Sourcing & Manufacturing sector serves the home textiles, tabletop, gourmet housewares, decorative accessories, handcraft, gift, toys & novelties, affordable fashion & footwear, and jewelry industries through B2B events. Key events include ASD and NY NOW – the world’s widest variety of merchandise together in efficient consumer-goods tradeshows.

Leadership

Karalynn Sprouse
Executive Vice President

Christopher McCabe
Executive Vice President

Scott Kramer
Vice President, Group Show Director

Randi Mohr
Vice President, Group Show Director

Susan Hurley
Show Director, National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo

Lara Osment
SVP, Group Show Director, ASD, IGES and Jewellery Box

Kelly Bristol
Show Director, National Stationery Show

Our Brands

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Held in Las Vegas twice annually, ASD Market Week is the largest, and most comprehensive consumer-good trade show of its kind. With more than 2,600 vendors and 45,000 attendees from 90+ countries, ASD Market Week is truly a wholesale buying event that can’t be missed. Buyers from department stores to convenience stores, from college book stores to general stores from grocery store distributors to fashion boutique stores and many more attend to find unique merchandise that will set their business apart. 9 shows in one, categories include fashion + accessories, beauty + fragrance, gift + home, toys + novelties, cash + carry (jewelry & gifts to go), general store, c-store, smoke + vape, and SourceDirect.
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SOURCEDIRECT at ASD is the destination for Importers, Distributors, Wholesalers, Product Development and Production Professionals to connect with contract manufacturers from around the world to source direct from the factory. SOURCEDIRECT will showcase manufacturers producing Fashion Accessories, Affordable Footwear, Housewares, Gifts & Toys, Apparel, Holiday and Seasonal merchandise, Souvenirs & Novelties, Consumer Electronics, Bedding & Bath, Health & Beauty products and General merchandise of all types.
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NY NOW®, produced twice annually, is a trade-only wholesale marketplace for retail buyers seeking design-driven innovation and on-trend style. Featuring products from over 2,400 suppliers spanning hundreds of categories across three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE. NY NOW has a global reach, with exhibitors and attendees from 80+ countries and all 50 states and includes buyers representing every retail segment—independent specialty retailers to big box and national department stores. With curated specialty sections like Artisan Resource®, buyers enjoy unique opportunities to source from makers world-wide, and Accent on Design®, a contemporary design showcase featuring design brands that continually push the creative envelope. Located in New York City, the design capital of the world, NY NOW offers an unparalleled buying experience focused on craft, quality, and design.
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Centered in the design capital of the world, New York City, SourceDirect at NY NOW is the premier sourcing destination in North America where importers, wholesalers, distributors, sourcing professionals, and large retailers connect with suppliers from around the world to buy direct from factories. Co-located with NY NOW—the largest and most prestigious market for HOME, LIFESTYLE + GIFT, serious buyers looking to go direct will find international suppliers showcasing an array of products mixes in the categories of home décor and accents, home furnishings, textiles, gift, tabletops and gourmet houseware and much more.
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Held annually in Las Vegas, NV, the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo is the largest fastener expo in North America. Since 1981, the event continues to bring together the manufacturers and master distributors of industrial fasteners, precision formed parts, fastener machinery & tooling and other related products and services with distributors and sales agents in the distribution chain. The event consists of an all-day conference program presented by endorsing fastener associations and a show floor with more than 600 exhibiting companies from around the world.
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The National Stationery Show® is the only North American trade show for global buyers and sellers of specialty paper products – from greeting cards, custom invitations, announcements, gift wrap, calendars, and journals, to lifestyle gifts, such as candles, toys, personal care, travel gadgets and more. More than 10,000 total industry professionals come from 48 states and 77 countries to source product from the 800 exhibiting companies. Some 200 exhibitors stage their debut at each show, many in #fresh, a juried section of companies of 1-5 years in business. Another dedicated section of the show, The Supply Side, features exceptional production and finishing services for stationery and gift companies – including paper, converting, engraving, die-cutting, printing, packaging finishing etc. The Show is co-located with SURTEX®, the premier event for sourcing original art and design, and ICFF. The NSS has been an integral part of the industry it serves for more than 70 years. 
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Since 2000, The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® (IGES) and Super Souvenir Show (SSS) have grown to become the largest dedicated gathering of wholesale souvenir, resort and gift buyers in the United States. Taking place in eastern Tennessee, IGES and SSS, run concurrently and annually in November. These events attract 560 exhibitors, approximately 4500 buyer attendees and host several esteemed national buying groups in the wholesale souvenir, gift and resort markets.
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SURTEX® is the global B2B marketplace dedicated to the sale and license of original art & design—where artists, agents and licensors connect with manufacturers and retailers to create the next best-selling products in every category imaginable. Markets represented are: decorative fabrics, linens and domestics, contract textiles, wall coverings, floor coverings, apparel textiles, stationery, greeting cards, gift wrap and other paper products, tabletop, giftware, toys, ceramics, packaging, publishing and many more.
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Set to launch in 2017 during Jewelry Market Week, Jewellery Box is a curated event for high-quality, on-trend jewelry at affordable to moderate price points within the following merchandise categories: gold, silver, diamonds, loose precious stones, watches, handcrafted/artisan jewelry, fashion jewelry & accessories and boutique gift items. Co-located with the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, The Jewellry Box will also respond to a need in the market for an incubator event that helps raise awareness for young designers and artisans that are typically at festivals, fairs, flea markets and more, and to help them enter a strong B2B trade show at an affordable price point.
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The American Craft Retailers Expo (ACRE) is the premier wholesale craft exposition in North America, consisting of two shows that take place annually in Las Vegas, NV and Philadelphia, PA. The events connect wholesale American and Canadian makers of handmade products with national and international buyers from art & fine craft galleries, modern gift & home stores, independent retailers, guilds & arts institutions, e-retailers, national retail chains, museums and other key influencers in the home, gift and lifestyle marketplace.
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Pop Up @ Pier 94, is a new 2-day consumer pop-up market which runs concurrently with NY NOW®. With unique collections & exceptional deals, this event is the perfect shopping destination for any savvy shopper. Attendees will find exclusive deals on Jewelry & Watches, Antiques & Vintage, Home Décor, Fine Crafts, Gifts for Him/Her and more from hundreds of brands. Attendees can discover the latest trends in apparel, interior decorations, crafts, and more.
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