July 1, 2019…Woodcliff Lake, NJ – The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) hosted their seventh annual Summer Showcase for promotional products distributors and their clients last Tuesday. The event attracted a record number of exhibitors, distributors, and end-user clients.
Traffic on the show floor was brisk from the time the show opened at 10:30 am until it closed at 3:00 pm with over 650 attendees at the show in total. End-user attendance increased nearly 5% from last year and has more than doubled since the show began. The show floor was slightly reconfigured this year to accommodate additional exhibitors and sold out with a total of 85+ supplier and multiline representative companies occupying 140+ tables, up from 115 tables in 2016 and 120 tables in 2017.
“The Saagny summer show is the best – I cannot think of another show that is busy from start to finish!”, said SAAGNY President Paul Sprunk. “Quality end users, interested in learning and buying! This is the must-do show, of the year. It is a great value for suppliers and distributors.”
Over 210 distributor sales people representing over 80 companies had clients in attendance at the show, which included a “Best In Show” display, featuring favorite items from exhibiting suppliers, a gourmet lunch for all in attendance, an ice cream cart for a sweet afternoon treat, a photo booth to take pictures with your friends and colleagues, and gift bags for the end-users, filled with promotional products from more than ten exhibiting suppliers.
Remarked SAAGNY Executive Director Donna-Jean Plante: “It was gratifying to see the hard work of the volunteers, board, and staff come together to make this show another successful SAAGNY show. I look forward to seeing even more distributors and more of their clients at next year’s event.”
About SAAGNY: The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) represents the distributors, suppliers and decorators of imprinted promotional products in New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. The association is primarily engaged in promoting business relationships between and among industry practitioners, providing continuing education to industry practitioners and monitoring legislative activities in the three state capitals and in Washington, DC.