Now in its 67th year, the National Stationery Show® is the world’s most comprehensive marketplace for social stationery and related lifestyle products. No other trade fair in the U.S. matches the depth and caliber of stationery selection at the NSS—or serves as the launching pad for so many young, creative businesses each year.
A DIVERSE PRODUCT MIX
Some 800 designers and manufacturers come to New York each year to exhibit at the NSS, a gorgeous, design-driven show with a product mix that includes: greeting cards • custom invitations • giftwrap/ribbon • stationery • specialty party supplies • paper tableware • bridal accessories • customized/personalized products • in-store printing equipment • decorative home office products • luxury leather goods • writing instruments • paper-crafting supplies • frames • journals • calendars • specialty giftware • scrapbooking • back-to-school
Position your products in front of 11,000 enthusiastic buyers
Nearly 800 designers and manufacturers exhibit at the National Stationery Show® each year, to connect with customers, meet new prospects, develop licensing relationships, find new suppliers, spot trends, stay current, debut new lines—and write orders. For veteran manufacturers and creative start-ups alike, the NSS is the most productive, efficient platform for growth and profitability. Consider these facts:
• NSS exhibitors generate as many as 100 leads during the 3-1/2 day Show
• 93% of attending businesses have purchasing authority
• 65% of attending businesses write orders at the show
• 35% of attending businesses come to source, then place orders after the show
• 37% of attending businesses are seeking private-label partners
• 28% of attending businesses are seeking licensing relationships
The Supply Side
A show-within-the-show, serving NSS and C&LA exhibitors
The NSS exhibit floor includes a focused division called The Supply Side®, featuring production equipment, services and supplies for manufacturers exhibiting at the National Stationery Show® and the new, adjacent Creative & Lifestyle Arts show.
Supply Side exhibitors support the production and sale of social stationery, lifestyle gifts and creative hobby kits and supplies via goods and services including: die-cutting, die-making, foil/hot stamping, embossing, holography, lamination, packaging/box specialists, converters, paper manufacturing, specialty printing/thermography, production machinery, envelope manufacturing, custom displays/fixturing systems and more.
The Supply Side attracts product development and creative professionals within the stationery, giftware, graphic arts and creative hobby industries. Exhibitors in the NSS and C&LA are "buyers" who shop The Supply Side.
Held once each year in May, the National Stationery Show is collocated with longtime show partner SURTEX®, the esteemed International Contemporary Furniture Fair® (ICFF®) the Creative & Lifestyle Arts (C&LA) show and IRCE Focus: Brands & B2B.