GLM and ST Media Group to Launch SPACE New York at ICFF 2013

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New Fair to Focus on Innovative Designs for Retail Interiors

This exciting new fair fulfills an industry need for an inspirational event demonstrating design direction in retail.

George Little Management, LLC® (GLM) and ST Media Group International, publisher of VMSD, have announced the launch of SPACE (Strategy, Product and Architecture for Consumer Environments) New York, a new trade fair for retail interiors to coincide with the GLM’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair® (ICFF®), North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design in May 2013.

Featuring an edited selection of 150 exhibitors, SPACE New York will serve as an opportunity for visual merchandisers and store designers to discover the latest in unique and innovative design-driven products for retail environments.

“We are thrilled to launch this innovative new fair in New York alongside ICFF, bringing even more design resources to New York in May,” said Charles McCurdy, GLM’s President and CEO.

“This exciting new fair fulfills an industry need for an inspirational event that demonstrates design direction in retail,” said Tedd Swormstedt, President and CEO of ST Media Group International, who in addition to VMSD also produces the International Retail Design Conference (IRDC).

Exhibit product categories to be featured at SPACE New York include fixtures, visual merchandising, lighting, flooring, décor and props, architectural materials, wall coverings, technology, signage and graphics, furniture, digital media, audio, shopping insights and research firms. Visitors will include store planners, visual merchandisers, architects and interior designers from retail, education, service and corporate industries.

Set in its own unique space in North Hall of New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, SPACE New York will also feature a conference and networking café. More than 2,000 store planners, visual merchandisers, architects and interior designers are expected to attend, along with crossover participation from retailers, architects and interior designers in attendance at ICFF.

The inaugural SPACE New York will take place May 18-20, 2013, with the 25th annual ICFF running May 18-21. For SPACE New York exhibitor information, contact Murray Kasmenn, Publisher, VMSD, at 770-578-2577 or murray.kasmenn(at)stmediagroup(dot)com or Phil Robinson, Show Director, ICFF, at 914-421-3215 or probinson(at)glmshows(dot)com. Sign up to receive updates and additional details as they become available.

About GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. GLM is headquartered in White Plains, NY, with offices in Atlanta, GA and Naples, FL. The company was founded in 1924, and acquired by Providence Equity Partners, in September 2011. Additional information is available online, at glmshows.com.

About ST Media
Located in Greater Cincinnati, ST Media Group International serves the visual communications and hospitality industries with its nine trade publications, branded web sites, a custom book division and industry events. Brands include VMSD (Visual Merchandising and Store Design), Hospitality Style, Boutique Design, Screen Printing, Signs of the Times, The Big Picture, Signs of the Times & Screen Printing en español, Package Design and Industrial + Specialty Printing. Additional information is available online, at stmediagroup.com.

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