Why Exhibit?


The leading trade show for surface and textile designers

SURTEX is the annual trade show for the surface design industry, bringing together the owners and creators of surface and manufacturers, retailers, marketers, brand licensing companies, etc. that utilize surface design for their product development needs.

Now in its 32nd year,  SURTEX has been the single event and global resource offering the full scope of art selling and licensing under one roof.

Who should exhibit?

Any artist with designs or patterns that can be used on finished merchandise, including photographers, textile designers, illustrators, art agents.

Bring your art to life through merchandise licensing

Attendees are art buyers, manufacturers and licensees from the home furnishings, domestics, apparel, gift, toy, beauty, stationery, weavers and rug manufacturers, greeting card, paper product and automotive manufacturing industries, plus publishing, private label retailers, licensing executives, buying offices, interior designers, licensing executives, advertising agencies and stock houses.

Attendees have buying power: check out 200 new companies that attended the 2017 market

  • Approximately, 4,500 attendees, with crossover attendance from the co-located National Stationery Show® and ICFF®, over three days;
  • 77% of attendees chose SURTEX to find new art or designs; and 88% of those attendees found new art or designs at SURTEX 2017 – an impressive success rate;
  • Nearly 75% of attendees consider SURTEX a must-attend event, and so should you!

Reserve your space today!

Sales Manager