When he visited the Winter National Oriental Rug Show in Atlanta, Dennis Dodds, owner of NYICS, saw some exciting new products, programs, collections, designs and concepts that are sure to grab the buyer’s attention in the marketplace. “It was uplifting. Kudos to those who are charging ahead with creative ideas. In this economy, it will take these fresh approaches to motivate buyers to spend money.”
Dodds believes that the 6th New York International Carpet Show, held in the middle of Manhattan during New York Market Week in September, will be a showcase for launching new designs and where leading carpetmakers can promote their brands to a high end clientele.
Announcing the dates, Sunday, 12 September through Tuesday, 14 September, he says the New York events are perfectly timed for the all-important fourth quarter. For the convenience of out of town and international buyers, NYICS opens on Sunday in order to get cheaper weekend air and hotel rates.
The 2009 show was held in the home furnishings trade center at 7 West 34th Street, across the street from the iconic Empire State Building at 5th Avenue in the middle of Manhattan and two blocks from the traditional Carpet District. “It’s a good fit,” according to Dodds. NYICS is now cross marketed to buyers attending the Architectural Digest Designer Show, the NY Home Furnishings and Textiles Show, as well as High Point and the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
One of the show’s unique features is the popular Designer Day Lunch and Panel Discussion, sponsored by 7 West. This event draws retailers and design showroom buyers, along with influential interior designers and architects.
From his background in architecture, Dennis Dodds believes that reliable suppliers of high-end handmade designer-quality goods need more interaction with interior designers and specifying architects for their upscale hospitality, commercial and residential projects. “This is a huge financial opportunity for leading carpetmakers”, he says.
Location and more information: NYICS, 7 West 34th Street, New York
Source: NYICS press release