THE GREATER FUR NEW YORK’s MARKET WEEK HERALDED A HUGE SUCCESS
The Greater Fur New York Association’s efforts to rejuvenate New York Market Week was heralded a huge success by the NY fur trade. Designated
for the week of June 13th, the week included educational seminars, showroom appointments and was highlighted by the annual “Person of the Year”
and membership dinner party. This is the second consecutive year of New York Market Week.
An increased number of retailers came to NY for 2011 Market Week, thanks in large part to FICA scheduling their Board of Directors meeting to be held on
June 14th. With more retailers in town, it was reported that an increased number of showroom appointments resulted.
The educational seminar held on Monday, June 13th featured speakers from each of the auction houses: American Legend, Kopenhagen, NAFA and SAGA.
The seminar was held at Fur New York’s sponsoring hotel, Hotel 30/30, and included cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. More than 30 guests attended.
The annual Fur New York “Person of the Year” dinner, held on June 14th, was the highlight of the week and was an overwhelming success with 150 guests attending.
Mr. Hal Dittrich of Dittrich’s Furs was the honoree and accepted his award from Mr. Howard Hindin.
The surprise of the night was awarding the industry’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” to an unsuspecting Sandy Blye, a long-time member of the industry. She was the Executive
Vice President for the American Fur Industry (AFI), the predecessor to FICA, a position she held for 10 years. She then become the Director for Fashion Promotions for FICA,
position she held for 9 years. She continually served on the board of directors of Fur New York.
During the dinner party, president John Petkanas announced the generic ad photos that Fur New York recently produced and are now available to retailers for use
in their fall ad campaigns. A package of 10 photos costs only $600.
For more information on the ad photos and to see some proofs, please contact John Mavrogian
Tel: +1 212 268 4236