"Since we knew about the snow far enough in advance, we were able to prepare and get as much done in advance as we could," said Dorothy Belshaw, senior vice president for GLM and show director.
The January edition of the NYIGF ran January 29-February 3 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
It was No. 22 on the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 rankings of largest U.S. trade shows at 577,039 net square feet (nsf) in 2009.
The 2010 show was 521,642 nsf and drew 50,896 attendees.
said the late-January storm moved through the New York region during the night, which helped avoid major disruptions of trucking on the streets.
"It did not impact our normal move-in schedule and we only heard from a handful of exhibitors who said they would be arriving later than expected," she
"The city and Javits did a great job cleaning the area quickly and efficiently."
Freeman used a plowing service to clear out the truck marshaling yard promptly as well, Belshaw
said, which helped keep things moving on the loading docks at Javits Center
"Buyers were continuing to register today and our exhibitors were conducting business," Belshaw told TSE on February 1.
"Of course, we will be carefully monitoring the situation and making amendments as necessary.
said some attendees anticipated travel snarls at the close of the show and had extended their stay in the show's hotel room block.