Registration for the SURTEX® 2016 Conference Program Now Open


Sessions Provide Strategies for Designers, Manufacturers and Retailers

SURTEX®, North America’s premier exposition and conference for the selling and licensing of original art and design, announced today that registration for its robust conference program, hosted during SURTEX, is now open. This upcoming show marks the 30th annual edition of SURTEX which will run May 15-17, 2016, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The SURTEX conference program is a comprehensive offering of exclusive content and seminars designed to provide designers, manufacturers, retailers and others in the design and licensing field with ‘how to’ advice and best practices on the sales process from creation, to product development to retail placement.

The three days of programming will be broken down into three distinct educational tracks: Essentials; Advanced Strategies; and Business Enhancements. Design and licensing experts will address a wide variety of categories, and share their business expertise.

The 2016 Conference Session times, dates, topics and speaker information, is available on the SURTEX website. Click here for the most up-to-date session details.

“The opportunity to attend an event where you can enhance your business with creative new designs, but also have the chance to sharpen your skills or learn something new, makes that show a success, and worthy of attending in my view,” said Liz Crawford, Vice President and Group Show Director. “To ensure that SURTEX is that event, the robust conference program we have developed is designed specifically to help share business strategies, learn best practices, and identify design intelligence and trend forecasting. This wide-ranging series will provide takeaways that can be immediately implemented into your daily business practices.”

Registration for the full Conference program is $890 from March 24 through May 15, and $1,000 onsite at the show. Pricing for individual sessions is $90 in advance and $100 per session onsite at the show. The Full Conference program purchase includes a show badge, Participants in the Conference are also invited to attend SURTEX cocktail hour on the evening of Monday, May 16. 2016.

For more information about attending and to register online, visit Artists interested in exhibiting at SURTEX can contact John Erich, Sales Manager, to discuss exhibiting options at

SURTEX is the annual tradeshow for the surface design industry, bringing together owners and creators of surface design (artists/designers/studios/agents/brands/licensors) with manufacturers, retailers and marketers utilizing surface design for product development needs.  Since 1986, SURTEX has been the single event and global resource offering the full scope of art selling and licensing under one roof.  The show, slated for May 15-17, 2016, will connect some 225 exhibitors featuring the work of over 1,000 artists and designers from around the world, with more than 2,500 attendees.  For information and registration, visit SURTEX is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 50 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).