US GCA Is Launching A New York Card Show

There is to be a new New York-based greeting card trade show next May, owned by the US Greeting Card Association.

The new show will be owned and organised by the US Greeting Card Association
The new show will be owned and organised by the US Greeting Card Association

The news comes as a reaction to the announcement that the current New York National Stationery Show (NSS) that is owned by Emerald Expositions is to co-locate with New York Now Gift Show (also owned by Emerald) in the Javits Center during the February 2019 show. (Surtex, the art and design licensing show, which has historically run alongside the NSS is also co-locating with New York Now).

In an official announcement to members of the US GCA, sent by its current president Christy Kaprosy, explained how the US GCA Executive Committee had voted unanimously to develop and manage a dedicated greeting card trade show for the US market.

Christy Kaprosy, president of the US GCA (and evp, chief commercial officer of American Greetings) made the announcement to the trade.
Christy Kaprosy, president of the US GCA (and evp, chief commercial officer of American Greetings) made the announcement to the trade.

The new show, as yet un-named is to take place May 18-20 in the Brooklyn Expo Center, in trendy Brooklyn and will comprise around 140 stands.

With echoes of London’s PG Live, the costs of exhibiting at the new show will be ‘all in’ including lunch and drinks.

“The result will be a truly new show, designed to capture all the excitement that our industry can bring,” promises president Christy Kaprosy.

US GCA members are being invited to pitch in with ideas to christen the new show.

The US GCA is to hold a new greeting card trade show in the Brooklyn Expo Center next May.
The US GCA is to hold a new greeting card trade show in the Brooklyn Expo Center next May.
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