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Surtex expected to grow for 2013 event

White Plains, NY - Exhibitor count is expected to climb by about 10% over last year for the 27th edition of the Surtex trade show for licensing in the art and design market in spring 2013.

As many as 300 companies - compared to last year's 273 - from the U.S. and South America, Europe and Asia will present new, original art and design for license and sale during the show's three-day run May 19 to 21 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Target markets include textile design for apparel and decorative fabrics, linens, tabletop, wall coverings and floor coverings, as well as giftware, stationery. greeting cards, gift wrap and other paper products, toys, ceramics, packaging and publishing.

"The top-notch talent in the international design world - textile designers, illustrators, graphic designers, art brands and fine artists, among others - plan to exhibit at Surtex," said Penny Sikalis, vp of GLM and manager of the Surtex show. "It is the one trade show where they know more than 6,000 representatives of manufacturers and retailers from 46 countries across the globe come to seek out the latest ideas for products for their consumer and institutional markets."

In line with its tradition, the upcoming show will include a hefty line-up of conference sessions covering various topics, "from learning the licensing basics through the most timely issues affecting art and design businesses." Sessions will be presented by industry experts in the areas of art licensing, law and marketing for the art and design industry.

International forecasting professionals will share the latest news in the Trend Theatre, open to all exhibitors and attendees. The Trend Theater launched at this year's Surtex.


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