Thursday, May 10, 2012

National Stationery Show Held May 20–23, 2012

National Stationery Show Renews Partnership With BizBash To Cultivate Special Event Planner Audience 

Building off the successful 2011 launch of a new relationship between the National Stationery Show (NSS) and BizBash, this year the Show will welcome hundreds of corporate marketers, wedding and special event planners to the May 20-23 event, taking place at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The NSS serves as an ideal venue for event professionals to source the latest in personalized accessories and customized invitations. 

"Last year we made great strides in attracting this new category of buyer to the National Stationery Show, further diversifying attending the BtoC audience and creating new opportunities for the 800 companies exhibiting," said Patti Stracher, NSS General Manager. "Now in our second year, we'll continue to combine strategies with BizBash to introduce these professionals to the vast product resources and services available at the NSS that are relevant to their businesses." 

Founded in 2000, BizBash is the leading trade media for the event industry. BizBash publishes magazines and e-newsletters, hosts websites, and produces tradeshows and award shows for corporate event and meeting professionals, event marketers, and sales, public relations, fund-raising, and human resource executives. The company is committed to assisting its readers and show attendees in uncovering ideas, gathering resources, finding inspiration, enhancing their careers, and creating effective meetings, events, promotions, and other face-to-face opportunities. complements the print magazines by offering the latest event news and information. BizBash serves event planners in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami/South Florida, New York, Orlando, Toronto and Washington. 

The 66th annual National Stationery Show, the comprehensive source for greeting cards, social stationery and related lifestyle products, will run Sunday, May 20, through Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The Show features nearly 800 exhibiting companies and attracts some 11,000 buyers worldwide. The Show also presents educational programming, industry events, and networking opportunities throughout the market week. For more information, visit

Gift For Life & National Stationery Show Team-Up For 2012 AIDS Walk New York

Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries' leading charitable organization, has partnered with the National Stationery Show to participate in AIDS Walk New York, a charity fundraiser in New York City's Central Park on Sunday, May 20 (opening day of the Show). The Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team will recruit walkers and raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS. 

The Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team will walk 10 kilometers (6.2miles) through Central Park and across New York City's Upper West Side. At the conclusion of the official route, the Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team will "go the extra mile," finishing the walk at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, where the National Stationery Show runs through Wednesday, May 23. 

"The National Stationery Show is delighted to partner with Gift For Life to support AIDS Walk New York," said Patti Stracher, General Manager of the National Stationery Show "The event's overlap with the National Stationery Show's opening day offers members of the social stationery industry a unique opportunity to support this important cause — whether as walkers along the course or as donors from the exhibit floor." 

Industry members and friends are invited to join the Gift For Life/National Stationery team as both walkers and as donors. AIDS Walk New York begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 20. To join the team as a walker, or to make donations to AIDS Walk New York, visit the following URL:

For questions, contact Cathy Steel, team organizer, HERE or call (203) 340-9251.

Design Design To Debut New Brand and New Retail Opportunities at the 2012 National Stationery Show
Design Design, Inc. will debut their new brand, Destination Department for retailers, at the National Stationery Show May 20-23, at the Javits Center in New York City. Attendees will experience a totally new brand from the company including a new logo, brand messaging and visual presentation including a redesigned booth. 

The new merchandising concept, the "Destination Department" creates a customizable, one-stop, full-service celebration destination featuring the company's hottest product lines including greeting cards, paper tableware, gift packaging, cocktailing accents and stationery gifts. Its goal is to transform any space based on a retailer's individual needs, and create a single shopping destination for their customers. NSS attendees will have the opportunity to preview the customizable installation firsthand at Design Design's booth - 2320. 

The company has also announced new additions to its product lines including over 40 new handmade card selections for Christmas, Autumn and Everyday. Designed and produced with the latest foils, glitter treatments and three- dimensional attachments, these artful treasures add an extra special touch to any occasion.

Already known for whimsical and graphic paper tableware, the company adds more sophisticated choices to dress the table. With new collections such as Estella, Linen and Grandflora, the focus is bright, beautiful color with refined prints to complement any occasion or get together.
"It's a brand new day at Design Design," says Colin Littler, Marketing Director. "We've redefined our brand, expanded our already diverse product line and launched our sensational Destination Department to offer even more choices to our customers. For our retail partners, we can transform any space and turn it into a stunning profit center of personal expression products. And what better venue to debut this experience then at the National Stationery Show," says Littler. 

Design Design Inc. is a wholesale provider of greeting cards, paper tableware, gift packaging, cocktailing accents and stationery gifts. Family owned for 25 years, for more information, visit

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