Why Exhibit?

Why exhibit at SURTEX®? Three good reasons:

1. SURTEX is the only B2B marketplace in North America for licensing and selling original art & design. Nowhere else can you market your work to more than 6,000 art buyers/licensees—sourcing designs for everything from home furnishings and apparel textiles to giftware, stationery and toys— under one roof. 

Who attends? Those 6,000 attendees come from 46 states and 49 countries worldwide, seeking the perfect original art & design for their next best-selling products. 

View SURTEX 2014 Attendees At A Glance.  

View SURTEX 2013 Attendees At A Glance.

They are Manufacturers/producers of: Automobiles • Apparel Textiles • Bed Linens • Contract Furnishings • Decorative Accessories • Decorative Fabrics Floor Coverings • Giftware • Greeting Cards/Stationery • Home Apparel • Home Textiles • Housewares • Juvenile Merchandise • Linens/Domestics • Novelties/Premiums • Packaging • Paper Products • Personal Care/Beauty • Prints/Posters • Social Expression • Tabletop • Toys • Upholstery Fabrics • Wall Coverings • Window Treatments

Attending retailers represent: Department Stores • Design/Lifestyle • E-commerce • Home Furnishings/Decorative Accessories • Mail Order/Catalogs • Specialty Stores • Mass Merchants

Plus: Trade and Consumer Press • Ad Agencies • Buying Offices • Licensing Executives • Product Development Consultants • Publishers • Wholesalers

92% meet new artists, designers and licensors
86% keep up with the latest in world-wide trends in color, pattern and design
88% find new and unique designs for sale or license

use SURTEX to find new artists and designers
83% want to see the latest in global color, pattern and design trends
88% are looking to buy or license new and unique designs
95% said they would attend again next year
62% ranked SURTEX as the most important trade show to their business

2. SURTEX® offers more than just exhibit space. You’ll also benefit from Show activities that drive more traffic to your booth, and services that save you time and money:

Comprehensive SURTEX Conference Program • Press Hospitality • Private Meeting Rooms • Lead Retrieval • Discounted Travel & Hotel Rates • Exhibitor Lounge • Shuttle Service to/from Hotels • designext® International Student Competition


3. Two co-located shows mean more bang for your buck. SURTEX is co-located with the National Stationery Show®, and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair® in the adjacent aisles and on Level 1, multiplying your business opportunities by the thousands. That’s how many qualified buyers will be added to the regular SURTEX audience through reciprocal badge privileges among all five shows. SURTEX exhibitors get crossover traffic representing new markets and increased potential for business, especially with educational seminars and networking events as an additional draw. Visit www.nationalstationeryshow.com and www.icff.com for more information.

Contact SURTEX Sales Manager John Erich at john.erich@surtex.com, or 914-421-3286, to confirm your exhibit space.