Winter 2013 NYIGF Offers 40+ Seminars & Special Activities

More than 40 educational seminars, special events, displays and product awards will be offered for attendees and exhibitors during the winter 2013 New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), Saturday January 26, through Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94.

Four full days of seminars, covering topics such as design and color trends, social media, sustainability, and retail strategies such as merchandising, marketing and in-store events, will be presented during NYIGF. Industry and social events will include on-site receptions, off-site award ceremonies and a "Night on Broadway." Other special features include the return of the NYIGF Bookstore (sponsored by Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing), the SustainAbility: design for a better world display and introduction of a new NYIGF Design Project showcase. For a full schedule of programs and events, visit nyigf.com/programs.

"NYIGF offers a full calendar of opportunities for buyers and suppliers to learn, network and ultimately grow their businesses," said Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and GLM vice president. "We're offering new trend information, introducing new business tools and presenting new features to inspire, educate and entertain."

Education begins in advance of the market, with a free "NYIGF Orientation" webinar on Thursday, January 10, at 2 p.m. ET. The session will offer an online tutorial of NYIGF's layout and set-up, as well as general tips for first-time visitors. Newcomer education continues at the show with free, daily "New Buyer Orientations" hosted by Baby & Kids and Giftware News.