GLM acquired Pier Antiques Show and the Antiques at the Armory Show from Stella Show Management Company, which is in line with its corporate growth strategy, according to officials.
“Following the recent addition of the Miami National Antiques Show to our annual events, the acquisition of these established shows in New York further strengthens U.S. Antique Shows’ position as the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows,” said Dan Darby, vice president and U.S. Antique Shows group show director, GLM. “We will bring more than 50,000 consumers together with 2,400 dealers, from 22 countries, who exhibit rare merchandise and signature collections in the key U.S. antique and jewelry markets.”
The Pier Antiques Show, a large New York City show featuring Fashion Alley and Book Alley, is held semi-annually in March and November, and it features 500 exhibitors of antique furniture, decorative and fine arts at Pier 94.
Originally launched in 1995, the Antiques at the Armory Show became a mainstay of Americana Week in New York each January. It features 100 select exhibits of fine and affordable American and European antiques, period furniture, Americana, folk art, garden and architectural artifacts, fine art and prints.
“The Pier Antiques Show and Armory Antique Show are a natural fit for U.S. Antique Shows,” said Andrea Canady, director of business development, U.S. Antique Shows. “Producing these incredibly unique shows will allow us to develop new, more distinct and comprehensive selling opportunities for dealers, including dealers who have exhibited with U.S. Antique Shows for more than 40 years, while broadening the reach for each of these well-established events.”
A leading producer of antique and antique jewelry and watch shows for consumer and trade markets, U.S. Antique Shows is a division of GLM, which creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, representatives, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.