October’s show in Javits Center called off

Covid-19 has claimed yet another trade show. The October edition of NY Now ­– which had originally been due to take place in August – has been called off citing the ongoing global pandemic as the reason behind the cancellation.

The show has been due to take place from 18-20 October. In a statement released yesterday, organisers said:

“Recent developments have made it impossible to bring buyers and brands together safely and successfully. This is due to the ongoing progression of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US, including the latest government data, measures, and guidelines on the phased reopening plans in the US; the number of confirmed cases worldwide and domestically; current quarantines, containment areas, stay at home orders, and restrictions on congregating and large gatherings imposed by states and other government and public health authorities; travel restrictions into the New York City area; and the various company-imposed travel restrictions on employees affecting attendees and participating companies.

“We are naturally disappointed not to have the opportunity to bring our community together face-to-face in New York City. However, we remain committed to finding ways to connect our brands, designers, makers and retailers with NY Now’s hallmark spirit of discovery,” said Tim Hart, SVP, NY Now.  “Our attention will now turn to NY Now Winter 2021 and our digital offerings. Since March, we have been pleased to provide practical and relevant content to our community through our webinar and podcast program and have seen some fantastic engagement. In a spirit of innovation and discovery, we will continue to develop ways to provide meaningful digital connections and will update you as our plans develop,” added Hart.

Visit the NY Now website to keep up to date on NY NOW digital offerings and the upcoming Winter 2021 market.