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New York Travel & Adventure Show -2024

NEW YORK TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW RETURNS TO JACOB K. JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER JANUARY 27-28, 2024, Celebrate travel with inspiration from hundreds of exhibitors, trip giveaways and expert tips from favorite travel celebrities including Rick Steves, Phil Rosenthal and Peter Greenberg.

The New York Travel Adventure Show, America’s Favorite Travel Show Series, returns to New York Jan. 27-28 for its third year as New York’s Largest Travel Show. Taking place at the Javits Convention Center, the 2024 Show is featuring more exhibitors, trip giveaways, travel insights and advice from top industry experts, and opportunities to prepare for travel in 2024.

Live entertainment on the Global Beats Stage and take-home mementos courtesy of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma at the green screen photo booth.

The new Outdoor Pavilion will feature the top destinations and tour companies for those seeking new and unique outdoor experiences, presented by OWAA. Beach backdrops, complimentary rum tastings and tasty goodies to sample can be found at the Caribbean Pavilion which this year features even more Caribbean destinations than ever before.

The LGBTQ Pavilion: Back by popular demand! LGBTQ travelers and their allies will find a warm welcome at the LGBTQ Travel Pavilion, where they’ll have the opportunity to connect with expert speakers offering educational, inspiring and entertaining insights on experiences, tours, cruises and travel packages.

Additionally, they can discover truly welcoming hotels and the most LGBTQ-friendly insurance, ensuring safe and confident travel experiences. Sponsored by South African Tourism and Visit Fort Lauderdale, the LGBTQ Pavilion will also host multiple presentations and seminars throughout the weekend.

“Since its introduction three years ago, the New York Travel & Adventure Show has become the premier event in travel in the most important travel market in the USA,” said John Golicz, CEO of the Travel & Adventure Show Series.

About Unicomm, LLC and the Travel & Adventure Show Series: Unicomm, LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world-class trade shows and conferences.

Unicomm’s properties include the nation’s largest and longest-running series of travel events, the Travel & Adventure Show in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco/Bay Area and Washington, D.C. Unicomm also produces industry-leading conferences including the annual American Traveler Trends Forum.

People from all over the world were in attendance showcasing their destinations, thousands in attendance, see more in our World Liberty TV, Travel and Tourism Channels by clicking here.


The Vendors in Partnership (VIP) Awards- NYC-2024

Celebrating Innovation, Empathy and Excellence among the Retail Solution Provider Community.

The Vendors in Partnership (VIP) Awards is an industry celebration for the solution providers that are powering the retail ecosystem. In addition to celebrating great solutions, the recognized companies are those who are willing to adapt to make more meaningful partnerships with retailers, increasing the success for all.

The Vendors in Partnership (VIP) Awards are an industry celebration for the solution providers that power the retail ecosystem, and the new ways that partnerships were formed and challenges were overcome.

We want to acknowledge service to this industry, and will recognize and celebrate a willingness to transform from within, create deep and perceptive partnerships, and great solutions.

Having established these awards for the solution provider community, we are also giving retailers a formal way to support, influence and recognize those partners who integrate business methodologies based on shared success measures and a service level designed for mutual benefit.

Let’s recognize the brave, the innovators, the teachers, the supporters and the agitators…

The Event took place at the Gotham Hall. Located in the iconic Midtown landmark building that once housed Greenwich Savings Bank. The venue features a 9,000 square-foot Ballroom with 70-foot ceiling and an ornate stained-glass skylight.

The Keynote speaker of the night was: Manley’s love of climbing began in college. Invited by a friend to try out a beginner’s rock climb in the hills of Kentucky, he stepped up into the Vertical and was instantly hooked.

He began climbing anywhere and anytime he could. After each adventure, he would reverse-engineer the experience, evaluating what had (or hadn’t) helped him reach the summit.

The lessons he unpacked didn’t just improve his climbing, but his leadership as he helped Build-A-Bear scale from 42 stores to 425 worldwide and increase revenue from $55 Million to $470 Million.

Join Manley Feinberg as he teases the gravity of high-stakes choices amidst life’s sheer cliffs at the VIP Awards North America.

The 2024 VIP Awards Winners were all well deserving of these great iconic awards, which we saw proudly displayed at the NRF 2024, booths by the winning vendors. To see the 2024 VIP Award winners, click here.

See More Coverage of VIP Awards 2024, in our World Liberty TV, Retail Channels by clicking here.

15th Annual ROI Super Saturday Event NYC-2024

The Purpose of the Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI) is to raise awareness and provide real solutions for the more than 400 million vulnerable children worldwide.

RetailROI has 3 primary goals: Bring Awareness to the enormous needs of orphans worldwide: There are over 143 Million Orphans in the world, according to UNICEF.

If Orphans were a country, they would be the 8th largest…larger than Russia.A child dies every 5.2 seconds…. that’s over 16,000 children EVERY DAY.

In the NY foster care system, 60% of children who age out end up homeless. More children age out of care systems in 1 week than are adopted in an entire year.

 Encourage companies: (Retailers, Vendors, Manufacturers) to create programs internally for their companies to help with the need:

Be mentors for foster kids in your area    Provide non-paid leave for employees who adopt or who are foster parents, establish grant or no-interest loan programs for employees who want to adopt.

Raise Funds:  through the following ways to help “feet on the street” charities who are making a real difference: Direct donations from companies and individuals.

Making RetailROI a charity that receives matching funds from your company, specially marked packages of toys, cereals, and clothing for kids.

Roundup for Orphans at the point-of-sale where consumers can round up their transactions to the nearest $.

There are several ways for you to get involved in Retail ROI. We’ve broken it down below, depending on your specific interests.

The journey of a million miles begins with a single step. Will you take one step with us today? Do one thing, and invite one person to take one step. Then, ask them to do the same .Celebrating our 15th year, Retail ROI is once again bringing together retail’s most prominent thinkers.

For revealing discussions on retail technology. Join us on Saturday and you will also change the world for a child..

Charity Keynote speaker was Darryl McDaniel’s of RunDMC ,Hip Hop Pioneer,who was adopted as an child, listen to his keynote in our World Liberty TV, Entertainment Channels by clicking here.

It was a great event, retail Tycoons and professionals helping and supporting Retail Orphan Initiative, and many children worldwide. We want to thank Greg Buzek Founder and president of Retail Orphan Initiative, for his kind invite, his heart and soul is in the right place bringing all the people together to support a great humanitarian cause.

See More about Retail Orphan Initiative, in our World Liberty TV, Business Channels by clicking here, and also to listen to Darryl McDaniel’s of RunDMC, Hip Hop Pioneer, in our World Liberty TV, Entertainment Channels  by clicking here.

Exclusive interview with Darryl McDaniel’s Run DMC and Hip Hop Pioneer-2024

Hip hop artist Darryl “DMC” McDaniel’s was born on May 31, 1964 in Harlem, New York. He graduated from Rice High School in Manhattan in 1982, and enrolled at St. John’s University in Queens, New York, but did not graduate.

In 1982, McDaniel’s formed Run DMC with group mates Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell. In 1984, Run DMC signed to Profile Records under the management of Russell Simmons, and released their first album, Run DMC. That same year, the group’s music video “Rock Box” became first rap music video played on MTV.

In 1985, Run DMC released the King of Rock album. They became only the second rap group to appear on American Bandstand, performing the hit “Jam Master Jammin.” In 1986, Run DMC released the critically acclaimed Raising Hell album, which was their top selling album, reaching certified triple platinum status. Raising Hell featured the popular song “Walk This Way,” a cover of the 1975 Aerosmith single of the same name.

In the same year, Run DMC became the first rap group to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and the first rap group to perform on Saturday Night Live. The group followed their success with albums Tougher Than Leather in 1988 and Back from Hell in 1990.

In 1993, Run DMC released Down with the King, and after an eight-year hiatus, Run DMC released their comeback album, Crown Royal in 2001. McDaniels released his first solo album, Check Thugs and Rock N Roll, in 2006.

McDaniel’s co-founded The Felix Organization, a nonprofit focused on children who grow up in the foster care system. In 2009, he and Run DMC were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. McDaniel’s authored an autobiography entitled King of Rock: Respect, Responsibility, and My Life with Run DMC, and a memoir entitled Ten Ways to Not Commit Suicide.

In 2014, McDaniel’s created the comic book publishing imprint, Darryl Makes Comics. Run DMC became the first rap group to be awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

McDaniel’s and his wife, Zuri McDaniel’s, have one son, Darryl “D’Son” McDaniel’s, Jr.

We like to thank Greg Buzek, Founder and president of Retail Orphan Initiative (ROI), who gave us the opportunity to interview the Darryl McDaniel’s Run DMC and Hip Hop Pioneer. See More about Retail Orphan Initiative (ROI) in our World Liberty TV, Business Channels by clicking here.


The National Retail Federation has represented retail for over a century. Every day, we passionately stand up for the people, policies and ideas that help retail thrive.

As the nation’s largest private-sector employer, retail contributes $3.9 trillion to the annual GDP. No other industry comes close.

Wherever the industry goes, the nation follows — so we’re committed to helping retail go further.

Together with our philanthropic arm, the NRF Foundation, we stand up for, celebrate, educate and inspire our industry.

We’re retail’s greatest advocates, uniting an industry of leaders and boundary breakers around complex issues and bold opportunities.

As a member of NRF, you are part of the world’s largest retail trade association, a diverse community with thousands of leading retailers and industry professionals.

NRF membership is available for retailers, industry partner companies, insights partner firms, universities and their students and international retail association members.

There were many great speakers at NRF, on Martin Luther king jr day, basketball great and billionaire businessman, was honored guest and keynote speaker.

Other Keynote speakers included: Martha Stewart, Actress and businesswoman Drew Barrymore, many fortune 500 CEO’s from the retail arena. Drew Barrymore, meanwhile, closed out NRF by speaking about her newest brand, homeware brand Beautiful which launched in 2021 exclusively at Walmart. Barrymore launched the brand with co-founder Shae Hong, the founder of kitchenware brand Made by Gather.

At NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show, attendees step into the future at the Foodservice Innovation Zone, an interactive exploration of the technologies and innovations that are transforming the customer foodservice experience.

There was so much happening at NRF 2024, see more in our World Liberty TV, Retail channels by clicking here.