Dennis Dodds created the New York International Carpet Show (NYICS), offering the latest in handmade carpets, that has been held each September during the peak buying season for the past eight years. Dates for the 2012 Fall Market trade event are Sunday through Tuesday, Sept. 9-11.

Dodds, who is also an architect and a collector of rare antique tribal rugs, gives credit to his top exhibitors for the success of the annual event. “They meet uncertainty with creative ideas and stunning carpets that resonate with consumers in the marketplace.”

NYICS is held at the prestigious 7 West New York Showrooms, directly across from the Empire State Building at 5th Avenue and 34th Street in midtown Manhattan. The location is just steps away from New York’s carpet district.

“NYICS elevates the brands of our artisan carpetmakers and extends our reach into a larger and more varied pool of buyers,” Dodds noted. The show will be cross-marketed with the huge New York Home Fashions Market that runs the same week. “We’re a boutique event and a catalyst for business. This is a design driven, high-end carpet space where buyers will make bigger profits.”

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