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NRF BIG Retail Show Offers Advice for Businesses Locally & Globally


If you are a small business owner looking to get a competitive leg up in today’s market, then the National Retail Federation’s BIG Retail Show at the Javits Center (655 W 34th St.), running January 15 - 17, is the event for you. Attended by over 33,000 industry professionals and over 3,000 companies, the NRF BIG Show offers networking opportunities, seminars, tech exhibition, and more.

The Small Business Experience speaker line-up includes Beekman 1802, Domino's, Ernest Supplies, Facebook, Hella Cocktail Company, ROBIN'S Candy and more. There are also seminars and exhibitors that can inform you on everything from artificial intelligence and virtual reality, to truck signage and advertising. You can learn how to improve your global retailing capabilities, or best improve your own store at home.

To learn more, go to:

NRF Retail BIG Show
January 15 -17 2017

Jacob Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

Hone Your Camera Skils at the PDN Photo Expo at Javits Center

Perfect for the aspiring shutterbug or the seasoned veteran, the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the largest photography and imaging show in North America and is coming to the Jacob Javits Center (655 W. 34th St., NY, NY) October 19 to the 22nd.

Attended by over 21,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, videographers, students and educators from around the world, PhotoPlus features over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes, the Official Portfolio Review presented by the Palm Springs Photo Festival, the Lucie Technical Awards, and over 250 exhibitors displaying thousands of the latest products and services for you to touch, try and compare.

Learn about everything from new Canon printers then head over to see the East Coast’s first Drone Expo along with trading tips and learning from peers and pros at the Photographer’s Resource Center.

To learn more, go to:

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo
October 19 - 22, 2016

Jacob Javits Center
655 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

New York Tech Week Offers a Chance to Learn From The People Shaping Tomorrow

Now in its fourth year, the New York Tech Week brings together major companies and small businesses to promote the “technology ecosystem” growing today. The week covers job fairs, lectures, competitions, and more.

Launch, the competition for burgeoning startups, returns to this year’s Tech Week to give one lucky company the chance to get noticed and get funding from a sumptuous $50k jackpot. Last year’s winner was the personalized fashion app, Findmine.

The Fest includes an Expo and Hiring Fair to help connect talented folks looking to get into one of New York’s many companies. For those that want to learn from the men and women that clawed their way to the top, Tech Week also has a series of Summit talks from the likes of:

  • Kathryn Minshew (Cofound & CEO of Themuse)
  • Jonathan Stein (Founder & CEO of Betterment)
  • David Klein (CEO & Cofounder of CommonBond)
  • Don Katz (Founder & CEO of Audible)
  • Chris Hymas (President of Indeed)

Other lectures and panels include Your Pitch Sucks: Lessons from the World's Most Successful Startups, demonstrations on how VR can be used for advertising, and technological advancements in everything from shopping to computations.

To learn more, go to:

Tech Week New York
October 10 - 14, 2016

Various Locations

2016 NY Comic Con Grows Beyond Javits Center

From its humble beginnings sharing space with the NY Times Travel Show to becoming practically a week long event throughout the city, the New York Comic Con (NYCC) running October 6 - 9 at the Jacob Javits Center. The annual event has become even more colossal over the years, bringing in some great comics guests, including:

  • Amanda Conner
  • Art Adams
  • Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Geof Darrow
  • Jill Thompson
  • Marjorie Liu
  • Jim Mahfood
  • Ryan North
  • Yusei Matsui
  • Walter Simonson

Crowds have become so intense and lines for panels so huge, that NYCC is extending beyond just the Javits Center. Several panels and screenings are now offsite at the Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). These events include a preview of Nickelodeon’s upcoming TV movie, Legends of the Hidden Temple, loosely based around the 90s game show, and a preview for the upcoming season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Fox’s upcoming Exorcist tv series, CBSElementary, and StarzAsh Vs. The Evil Dead. The Theater at Madison Square Garden (4 Pennsylvania Plaza) will host BBC panels focusing on Doctor Who and the world premiere of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, as well as panels for AMC’s Walking Dead. At the same time as NYCC, there will also be a mini-convention running called Book Con at  Hudson Mercantile (500 West 36th Street) with a bent towards literary, sci-fi, and YA authors.


For more information, go to:

New York Comic Con
October 6 - 9, 2016

Jacob Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

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