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ICFF is North America’s leading platform for contemporary furnishing design.

With its emphasis on original and sustainable design, ICFF presents a broad range furnishing product for residential, contract and hospitality environments to an audience of 10,000 architects, interior designers, retailers, distributors, developers, and press.

ICFF brings together over 450 established and emerging design brands from more than 35 countries.

On the show floor, attendees will also have opportunities to find inspiration through ICFF Talks, a focused lineup of panel sessions, keynote presentations, and intimate conversations led by the most iconic names in the industry.

Furthermore, opportunities to widen professional networks are boundless. From organic meetings on the show floor to evening events.

Attendees and exhibitors join together to exchange business strategies while strengthening relationships in the design community.

Product categories: Furniture, Lighting, Seating, Outdoor, Contract Furniture, Kitchen & Bath, Wallcoverings, Textiles, Carpets, Flooring and Materials.

Complementing the exhibitors at ICFF and Wanted are content areas and special exhibits that will enrich the visitor experience.

Talks, Be Inspired: All 2024 Talks will take place on the Main Stage, sponsored by Turf, and in The Oasis space.

Featuring a lineup of panels, keynotes, and conversations with leading design experts, these sessions will examine the future of residential and commercial design.

Additional focused conversations will take place across the design fair in new spaces such as Bespoke, Crossroads, Kitchen + Bath. Look Book will feature sessions in collaboration with Dezeen.

The OASIS: The Oasis combines both aesthetic appeal and a deep commitment to sustainability. Rodolfo Agrella’s design brings together elements of tranquility and innovation. With sponsors like EQ3 and Greenwood.

The Oasis provides a platform for exchanging ideas and insights on sustainability and conscious design. From exploring hyper-local recycled materials to understanding the process of becoming B Corp certified, these discussions likely foster a sense of community and collaboration among attendees. The Oasis serves as a hub for inspiration, education, and connection, empowering individuals and businesses to make meaningful contributions to a more sustainable future.

ICFF Editors Awards: The ICFF Editors Awards are one of the design industry’s premier accolades.  Judged by editors from invited design media, who tour the trade fair floor and deliberate to determine the best of the best of the year’s product launches.

The awards recognize the top designs in 12 categories: body of work, new designer, furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor, materials, wallcoverings, accessories, kitchen and bath and booth.

All category winners will be considered as finalists for Best in Show and recognized during the awards ceremony at ICFF.

In addition to the news relating to the new brand identity, ICFF returns with a program full of events and opportunities for discussion.

Starting from the organizational front: the exhibition space of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center has in fact been optimized for the upcoming edition and includes areas in which you can relax, network and converse.

Furthermore, new areas dedicated to complementary products such as Materials, Outdoor Living and Kitchen & Bath have been created.

The latter also features The Water Studio x Grohe Lounge for dedicated programming. The newly designed spaces will offer activation and communication opportunities for participants.

It was a well-attended show by people from all over the world, see more in our World Liberty TV, Luxury Channels by clicking here.

NYC 2024 Media Event By Organic Spa Media Co at Pierre Hotel

Iconic NYC Experience Wellness & Travel media events have become the pre-eminent annual wellness media gathering in NYC. Our 2024 NYC event will be hosted again at the stunning The Pierre Hotel.

Where we will entertain 150 top-level press representatives from the health, wellness, beauty and travel sectors and also have 90+ media joining us virtually from around the globe.

Wellness travel agents and spa resort owners are invited to join us virtually throughout the day and in person after the event for our very popular “Wellness After Party”.

It was truly a great event and our 5th appearance at Organic Spa’s Experience Wellness & Travel Media Events in NYC.

Some of the topics covered included: Wellness Around the Globe Symposium & Panel Sessions. Press Conferences & Meetings with Sponsors, Trends in Wellness & Sustainable Travel.

The challenges facing the global wellness tourism industry change with the changing geopolitical landscape, with the changing climate, and with new advances in sustainability. Leaders in our industry discuss the most innovative ways they are pivoting for the good of the planet while at the same time serving consumers.

Keynote Speaker: Wellness in My Words, Nutrition and healthy lifestyle expert for the TODAY show, Joy Bauer welcomes the group with a fresh, personal perspective on what health, happiness and purposeful living means to her in this special keynote address.

Wellness Real Estate & Communities, In the ultimate sign of our times, developers are answering the call for holistically healthy spaces that serve residents of all ages and stages. Who is buying in and what can they expect from these developments?

Conversation Around Clean Beauty, New issues surrounding packaging, production and product efficacy. Icons and industry newcomers alike talk about what lies ahead for this industry.

Keynote Speaker: This is What 100 Looks Like, Organic Spa Media is honored to welcome Deborah Szekely, Founder of Golden Door and Co-Founder of Rancho La Puerta, as a 2024 keynote speaker.

A remarkable centenarian whose life spans over a century of wisdom and unparalleled experiences, she brings us a wealth of insight, illuminating the path towards the future.

Top Trends in Ingredients, Tech & Rituals, Influencers and beauty veterans share the stage to talk about what’s hot, what’s not, and what we can expect in the near future from the beauty and spa industries.

Adventure & Experiential Travel, the global wellness audience wants so much more than a vacation. They want unforgettable experiences, personal connections and lasting impact. How is the industry answering the call?

Menopause & The Microbiome, watch out, menopause is hot again! A deep discussion into the solutions being offered to women as they address their changing hormone balance.

Also a Gourmet wellness lunch prepared by Michael Mignano, executive Chef of Pierre hotel. The food was absolutely out of this world, that was the best experience I had, and I have been covering events at the Pierre hotel for the past twenty years.

About Organic Spa Media, Ltd: Since 2007, Organic Spa Media, Ltd. has been the leading authority in wellness lifestyle and travel. We offer expert advice from sources you can trust, cutting through the growing “noise” in the wellness space to share our insider knowledge from over sixteen years as the paramount media source in natural beauty and wellness.

From clean beauty products to leading spa resorts, OSM offers only the best of the best for the sophisticated wellness consumer. With community engagement initiatives like our LiveWell membership program, Shop Beauty affiliate site and more to come, we encourage our readers to empower and educate themselves to live a curated, conscious lifestyle with intention.

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3rd Annual GWS & GWI Wellness & Real Estate Communities Symposium-2024

Actor, advocate and humanitarian Richard Gere inspired the room of developers, architects, investors and wellness professionals to “have the humility to genuinely listen to what a community needs.”

Hint: the grandmas usually know. Putting this into practice with his Sierra A Mar project, they are building a resilient and abundant future for CostAlegre that is healthy and equitable.

We celebrated the life, legacy and 102nd birthday of the “godmother of wellness,” Deborah Szekely, who sat down with Susie Ellis for a talk on “Longevity for Real!”

Delegates leaned in to her wisdom—a living testament to the benefits of well-living—as she shared, “You have to be open to receive magic.”

The leading conference on the Business of Wellness, The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is an annual four-day meeting where leaders from business, government, academia and science come together to shape the interconnected world of wellness.

A lightning rod for innovative thinking, ground-breaking research and powerful, productive networking, the Summit joins together the leading minds in the business of wellness and prevention across all eleven sectors of the multitrillion dollar wellness economy.

Held in a different location each year, the GWS is the event where relationships are forged, investments are made, and business gets done.

About The Global Wellness Summit: is the premier organization that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the multitrillion global wellness economy.

Its future-focused conference is held at a different global location each year and has traveled to the US, Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco, Mexico, Austria, Italy and Singapore.

GWS also hosts regular virtual gatherings, including Wellness Master Classes, Wellness Sector Spotlights and Investor “Reverse Pitch” events.

The organization’s annual The Future of Wellness global wellness trends report offers expert-based predictions on the future of wellness. The 2023 Summit will be held in St. Andrews, Scotland in November 2024.

It was our first time covering the Global Wellness Summit, people from all over the world in attendance, came to listen as well as speak in many panels. VIP reception was sponsored by Shop Architects, which took place at the Iconic Woolworth Building, one day before the summit. Totally was a great event and look forward to attending next year.

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3rd Annual Japanese Day Parade NYC-2024

BY: Adal Hussain, Chief Editor,  3rd Annual Japanese Day Parade NYC , May 11th 2024.

3rd Annual parade opened up with Opening Performance by Soh Daiko, National Anthem of the United States of America by Sonya Balsara, National Anthem of Japan by Hirona Amamiya.

OPENING REMARKS were by Shingo Kunieda, Grand Marshal Wheelchair tennis star and four-time Paralympic gold medalist Shingo Kunieda was the Grand Marshal of the 3rd Japan Parade. , Ambassador Mikio Mori, Honorary Chairman, Japan Day Inc., Koichi Yamaguchi, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Officers, Japan Day Inc. Presentation of Proclamations by New York Governor’s office, Mayor Eric Adams, Assembly member and many more presentations. Emcee of the event was Sandra Endo, Fox 11 Good Day LA anchor.

Japan National Tourism Organization U.S.-Japan Tourism Year 2024”, spoke and Japan Parade Art Contest Winners and Prizes Announcement Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan’s Promotional Video.

Cast of the 2.5D theater adaptation of internationally beloved manga/anime series “Demon Slayer” came from Japan and marched in the Parade.

Other marchers included: NYPD Horse Mounted Officers, Consulate General of Japan in NY, LED Truck, JAVA—Japanese American Veteran’s Association, The Japan Foundation, New York, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. [Diamond Sponsor Float], Sojitz Corporation of America (Marchers), New York Japanese-American Lions Club, Waseda University New York Alumni Association, LGBT+ JAPAN, Japan National Tourism Organization, Float, and Tokyo-Frost Valley YMCA Partnership.

There were close to One Hundred different groups marching in the parade, with thousands of people lined up on Central park west. Enjoying the festivities.

The Japanese food festival was located on 72nd st and Columbus Avenue, which was awesome, you can try all kinds of Japanese foods, desserts, drinks and much more, some of the vendors who participated included: Beard Papa, KARLS BALLS, Ramen Kings, TORIE BEIN, Wagyu Man/Jetro, Matcha N’ More, and many more just to name a few.

It was our 3rd attendance at the parade, we covered the parade when it originally started three years ago, it keeps getting, bigger and better every year.

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3rd Annual Japanese Day Parade and Food Festival NYC-2024

BY: Liliana Rocio Suarez Salcedo, Senior Editor .    May 11th  2024 In 2007, Mr. Motoatsu Sakurai, who was then the Ambassador and Consul General of Japan in New York, called upon leading Japanese companies to create and sponsor a special event to celebrate the local communities, shared heritages,...
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Baldor Specialty Foods BITE 2024 EVENT -NYC

Baldor Specialty Foods, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic’s largest premium produce and specialty foods distributor, announces its biennial BITE celebration will be held on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Pier 36’s Basketball City located at 299 South Street in NYC’s historic Seaport District.

BITE 2024 promises to be a dynamic meeting-of-the-minds that brings together top chefs, growers, producers, innovators, and visionaries to strengthen bonds across the entire supply chain and exchange ideas that will forge the future of food. Embracing the theme “Play with Your Food,” 200 Baldor food vendors across meat, seafood, grocery, dairy, and produce will provide a veritable culinary wonderland for the senses.

A highlight at this year’s BITE will be a special keynote conversation with celebrated speaker, restaurateur and the Founder & Executive Chairman of the Union Square Hospitality Group, Danny Meyer. In addition, there will also be several VIP panel discussions including:

Playing in the Dirt: Seeds as the Future of Farming with Dan Barber, Chef & Co-Owner of Blue Hill at Stone Barns & Blue Hill Family.

Sweet Talk: Top Dessert & Pastry Pros on Creating Delight with founders of café brand Maman and ice cream chain Salt & Straw.

Every Dish Has a Story: Chef Kwame Onwuachi of NYC’s Tatiana on Crafting a Meaningful Menu with Food Writer Jeff Gordinier.

Spice is Nice: How Global Flavors are Heating Up the Industry with Chef, Personality & Author JJ Johnson of Fieldtrip, Chef Chintan Pandya of Unapologetic Foods and many more.

“Baldor BITE is our chance to bring all partners of our business to one place at the same time in the most fun way possible,” explains Benjamin Walker, chief revenue officer, Baldor Specialty Foods. “With the vibe of a day party, including copious amounts of food and drink, we connect our end users with incredible farmers and producers who get to introduce them to new products and brainstorm solutions for tomorrow’s opportunities.”

“We recognize that being a chef is exhausting work,” says Margaret Magnarelli, VP of marketing & communications. “So, since creating BITE in 2013, Baldor has always endeavored to make the event as fun as possible.

This year, our theme of ‘Play with Your Food’ takes that intent a step further, to celebrate the fact that good food can be full of joy. We’ve woven the playfulness thread throughout the event with activations ranging from free tattoos to fun games to live tuna cutting to bigger-than-big photo moments.”

BITE attendees are invited to experience whimsical live activations such as a ball-pit shaped like a caviar container and a cheese grater “plinko” game. Guests can explore the Baldor “bodega” where they will discover select retail offerings.

They can purchase exclusive merch from a collaboration with an influential chef, or wander through the charming “farmers market” to support regional farmers. Visit the food tattoo artist for some fresh ink, grab a cocktail at one of many open bars, or recharge at the Partners coffee bar. Witness the artistry of live tuna cutting or venture to the outside food court boasting an array of gourmet food trucks.

About Baldor Specialty Foods : Baldor Specialty Foods is one of the largest distributors of premium fresh produce, specialty foods, dairy, meat and fish in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Beginning as Balducci’s fruit stand in Greenwich Village in 1946, Baldor maintains its original commitment to freshness, flavor, quality and service. Baldor Specialty Foods now services more than 13,000 food service, retail and corporate accounts from Portland, ME to Richmond, VA, and offers over 6,000 food items.

The company’s mission is to deliver quality ingredients, innovative solutions and seamless experiences that ensure the success of its partners.

It was truly a great experience attending, Baldor BITE 2024, Play with your food event NYC, thousands of people in attendance from all over the world, Buyers, lovers of food, suppliers and much more all packed in one event space at PIER 36 NYC.

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