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DECOR expo—New York returns to Javits with Uptown/Downtown show; the art and framing trade show features two levels and a new partnership with Artexpo New York

DECOR expo—New York returns to Javits with Uptown/Downtown show; the art and framing trade show features two levels and a new partnership with Artexpo New York – Calendar

NEW YORK — DECOR expo–New York will return to the Jacob Javits Convention Center from Friday, Feb. 28 to Sunday, March 3, 2003. The show will be running concurrently with Artexpo New York and will feature a two-level showcase of art and framing materials with the theme, “The Picture Perfect Playground.”

The three-day trade show will now be situated on two levels of the Javits Center that are labeled Uptown and Downtown. New equipment, moulding, materials, prints and products will be found on both levels. Uptown will showcase the “Production Framing” pavilion, while Downtown areas like Chelsea and Soho will feature the art exhibits and the Central “Art” Park. DECOR expo–New York will feature 280 exhibitors in 890 booths (as of Oct. 22).

“We return to New York with a renewed sense of optimism and purpose. The economy is showing signs of improving, and we feel that we are coming together as an industry at a most opportune time. This year we are going to offer attendees a number compelling and exciting reasons to come to New York. Over the course of one weekend, they will be able to see their current vendors and a host of new ones. There will be a ton of new art and new mouldings, as well as a wide range of new and expanded products and services. All of this in the experience which is uniquely New York. We look forward to seeing you there,” said Hugh Tobin, associate show director.

EdExpo will once again be a significant part of the show. A full slate of educational sessions from Kistler Seminars targeting all aspects of art and framing will be offered during the three days.

Also, registration is free for attendees who register before Jan. 31. Show officials said attendees who register online can enter the “Make New York Your Playground Giveaway.” One winner gets two nights at the Marriott Marquis, dinner and two tickets to a Broadway play.

This edition of DECOR expo–New York marks the second showing at the Jaw its Center, a move from the longtime location at the Passenger Ship Terminal Piers. This year also marks a new partnership between the show and Artexpo New York, which is scheduled for Feb. 27 to March 3, 2003, also at the Javits Center.

For the first time ever, the shows will accept cross registration, and attendees will be able to pay one price of $30 to attend both shows. The shows are also partnering to share shuttle bus service to area hotels to help make visiting New York and getting to the shows easier for both exhibitors and attendees alike.

“Working together with DECOR expo to bring the art and framing community together under one roof will help us achieve our goal of providing the best possible show for both exhibitors and attendees,” said Joyce Jamison, sales director for Artexpo New York. “Our aim is to create a platform from which both art and framing professionals can launch a successful 2003, and making registration and attendance easier will help us achieve that goal.”

“Our attendees and exhibitors have asked us to make attending both trade shows easier and more cost effective,” explained Eric Smith, vice president of expositions for Pfingsten Publishing, owner of the DECOR expo shows and DECOR magazine.

Both shows now have a three-year scheduling agreement to co-locate at the Javits Center until 2005.

DECOR expo–New York

Feb. 28 to March 2, 2003 Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York

SHOW HOURS Trade only

FRIDAY, FEB. 28 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 1 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 2 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit www.decor-expo.com or call 888-608-5300.

Hotel accommodations can be made by calling 800-243-1195.

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