NYC: New York National Boat Show

New York Boat Show 2014: Welcome

New York Boat Show 2014: Welcome

NY Boat Show 2014: Boats at Show

NY Boat Show 2014: Boats at Show

Boats, boats boats.  NMMA is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry, generating $39.5 billion per year in sales. NMMA member companies produce over 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers in the U.S. Tens of thousands of boating and fishing enthusiasts came to start their season at the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show, recognized as the place to see the latest in boating. You could be a do-it-yourselfer or boat owner interested in learning new techniques for taking care of your boat or motor.  On show was everything from yachts and cruisers to bass and pontoon boats, from canoes and kayaks to fishing boats and personal watercraft, from marine electronics and engines to fishing gear. The 4-day event was a once-a-year opportunity to compare makes and models, secure insurance and financing and gear up with the latest accessories.   In the end, it’s… whatever floats your boat…

NY Boat Show 2014: New Year's Eve Leftovers

NY Boat Show 2014: New Year’s Eve Leftovers

#NYBoatShow: Social Media Tags

#NYBoatShow: Social Media Tags

NYC: ChemShow 2013

This show was all about the latest chemical process technology. You know, the kind of equipment they had in the basement lab scenes in “Breaking Bad” on TV. But at this show the focus was on problem-solving face-to-face with the experts, and getting smarter in the complex world of ChemTech. A visit to the Process Control & Automation Center was an eye-opener for products and services geared to increase productivity and reduce costs in process operations. Product areas included Process Control Systems, Wireless Monitoring Devices, Data Collection, Instrumentation and Sensors, Transmitters and Software. Then there was the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) program, which fielded leading industry experts presenting valuable insights and information specifically geared to engineers working in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and other processing industries. The chemistry between delegates and speakers was palpable… #chemshow

New York City: TexWorld

July 16-18, 2013. It’s supposed to be North America’s largest sourcing event for apparel fabric buyers, research and product development specialists, designers, merchandisers and overseas sourcing professionals. The show provided opportunities to meet directly with a wide range of textile manufacturers from Asia, the Middle East, North America and from many other regions around the globe.  Visitors could see in-demand, affordable apparel fabrics, trims and accessories for every product line – women, men, juniors and children/infant wear.  This was an event for professionals in every facet of the industry – ready to be inspired by fabrics, influenced by the latest trends and introduced to a host of reliable, cutting-edge apparel textile companies.  TexWorld offered a valuable seminar series led by industry professionals.  All part of the rich ‘fabric’ of life…

New York City: New York Boat Show

January 3-6, 2013. The New York Boat Show bills itself as being “Progressive”.  And why wouldn’t it be?  (Except that in this case Progressive is the name of the insurance company that sponsors the whole jamboree).  The organization behind the show is the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which claims pre-eminence as the world’s largest producer of boat shows. NMMA is the association that represents the $39.5 billion-per-year recreational boating industry. Member companies produce over 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers in the U.S.A.  The Boat Show is a once-a-year opportunity to compare makes and models, secure insurance and financing, and gear up with the latest accessories.  And yes, there was quite a lot of ‘showboating’ going on…

New York City: Gourmet Housewares at NYIGF

Aug. 19-22, 2012. Design, we were told, moves markets.  It creates trends.  It infuses energy, breeds innovation and unleashes the new.  Design drives business by differentiating.  Hence the success of the Gourmet Housewares Show at the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF). Key categories included cookware, bakeware, kitchen gadgets, kitchen textiles, bar and wine accessories, small electrics, specialty food, cookbooks, storage/containers, picnic and barbecue accessories.  This reflected a significant lifestyle interest in home entertaining.  Cross category home and gift retailers continued to add design-led cookware and innovative bar and kitchen accessories to their assortments. The Tabletop and Housewares division showcased a major concentration of Gourmet Housewares Companies.  OK, who wants to try one of these designer waffles…?

New York City: SpeechTEK

Aug. 13-15, 2012. SpeechTEK is the world’s biggest conference and exhibition dedicated exclusively to speech technology. Welcome to the global network of speech technology providers developing and implementing speech solutions.  This show was about customer interactions.  Topics addressed included Voice Interaction Design, Customer Experience, and Technology Advances. Attendees could concentrate on specific topics by going to virtual tracks—sequences of presentations devoted to topics such as multimodal applications, cross-channel applications, and speaker identification and verification. SpeechTEK 2012 was co-located with CRM Evolution, a content-rich program helping sales, marketing, and service professionals to bring their customer relationship efforts to the next level. Given the name of the show, SpeechTEK, it’s no surprise there were plenty of, well…. speeches.

New York City: NAEA TASK Day

Mar. 01-03, 2012. The annual NAEA TASK Day was the most anticipated event at the show. Individuals and Teams registered at the desk and pulled out a random theme from the box. Pallet loads of materials donated from show vendors & scavenged by the teams were available for each to make their art project. TASK is an improvisational, open-ended, participatory event with a simple structure and very few rules.
It was great fun and very inventive. More trade shows need to jump on the interactive band wagon.