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SURTEX® is the leading trade show for sourcing surface and textile designs

Held annually in New York City, SURTEX® is the premier event for sourcing original artwork, prints and patterns. Thousands of retailers, licensees and manufacturers attend SURTEX to find new prints and patterns to use on textiles, home goods, stationery, clothing and more. The show is home to over 200 exhibiting artists looking to sell or license their artwork and designs.

SURTEX is produced by Emerald Expositions. Formerly Nielsen Expositions, Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing over 85 tradeshows and conference events per year connecting buyers and sellers across nine diversified markets, including general merchandise, sports, hospitality and retail design, jewelry, photography, decorated apparel, building, healthcare and military.

Other Emerald Expositions licensing and retail events include Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show, NY Now, ASD, Imprinted Sportswear Shows, Interbike, Surf Expo, Internet Retailer Conferences, and the National Stationery Show. This crossover allows Emerald customers to benefit from the synergies between the retail, licensing, gift and general merchandise events.