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International Exhibitors Set for 2010 NYIGF

There will be more than 300 exhibiting international companies representing 46 countries at the upcoming 2010 New York International Gift Fair come late January.

The group is among the NYIGF's 2,700 exhibitors — suppliers who will be featured throughout event's eight divisions through government-sponsored pavilions, as independent exhibitors and — for the first time this winter — within a newly formed international "consortium" in Accent on Design.

There will be 11 international pavilions featured, each of them with expanded participation by groups from both Israel and Japan. Pavilion organizers are: Africa Now!, representing nine African nations; American Chamber of Commerce from Peru, Ateliers d'Art de France, British Crafts Council, British Design Group and British Jewelry and Giftware Exports, Israel Export Institute, Italian Trade Commission, Jetro New York from Japan, LMI-Leipziger Messe International GmbH from Germany, and ProMexico Trade & Investment from Mexico.

This winter, the Israel Export Institute will expand its presence beyond NYIGF's General Gift division to feature a collection of Israeli handcrafts within NYIGF's Handmade division; and Jetro New York will expand its pavilion within the General Gift division. In total, there will be 25 Israeli companies exhibiting with the Israel Export Institute and 12 Japanese companies exhibiting with Jetro New York.

At the same time, four independent Japanese exhibitors have formed a new "Accent on Japan" consortium within NYIGF's Accent on Design division. The four main participants — Gallery 91, Inatome, Morihata International Ltd. Co., and Tanuma Co. Ltd., the latter being a first-time NYIGF exhibitor — have relocated next to each other on the exhibit floor, to create a shared space through which they will showcase their products, including gifts, accessories and tableware from Japan, and feature work from emerging Japanese artists.

"We created this consortium to introduce high-quality Japanese design to NYIGF buyers seeking innovative craftsmanship," said Yuka Morihata of Morihata International Ltd. Co. "Many of our products have been showcased at top level museum stores and high-end galleries, so we believe this marketing effort will be beneficial in many ways."

The winter 2010 edition of NYIGF runs January 30 through February 4 at New York City' s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94.

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