The New York Tabletop Show recently closed the doors on its annual fall show. Despite Covid-19 forcing organisers to adapt a new show format â€“ both online and in-person appointments were available â€“ Forty One Madison has reported a â€œsteady flow of attendeesâ€.
Speaking to Tableware International, Kristi Forbes, senior vice president, Forty One Madison, describes the past year as â€œa trying one for allâ€.
Reflecting on the show itself, Kristi says: â€œWith the safety of our community in mind, we made unprecedented decisions for our fall New York Tabletop Show. For the first time we hosted both an in-person and virtual experience for visitors near and far. At Forty One Madison, we had a steady flow of attendees check-in for showroom appointments, others opted for our new online Tabletop Market hub which hosted most of our events and programming including 3-D virtual showroom tours, webinars, workshops, new product showcase, Tastemaker Takeovers, and more.â€
Kristi adds: â€œWhile we all miss the energy of a live bustling show full of events and networking, our webinars events and new product resources will continue to be accessible on 41Madison.com/tableaux for the community to enjoy at their leisure.
Now that our virtual show hub is set up, itâ€™s something we look forward to expanding and building on to supplement future shows, as well.â€
The next show is due to run from 13-16 April 2021.