Who Was In Town

So there was this bit on Either The Daily Show Or The Nightly Show, I Forget Which last week. They wanted to send some correspondents to The Convention, but didn’t have more than subway fare, so they went to the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. There were some conventions going on there but they didn’t want to appear on television for odd comic purpose for whatever reason. That’s fine. But who were they? So I went to the Javits Center convention site and found what recent conventions were there (the link’s contents will mutate in time) and what an amazing mass of prose they offered:

July 17 – 20, 2016

IIA 2016 International Conference

Join us as we celebrate The Institute of Internal Auditors 75th anniversary at the 2016 International Conference. You’ll embark on an educational journey rich with insights for internal auditors at every level. Expand your network with 2,000+ peers from more than 100 countries, deepen your knowledge of internal auditing, and experience the sights and multicultural offerings of New York City as we celebrate “Internal Audit Rising …75 Years of Progress Through Sharing.”

Already I feel the sort of giddy excitement I get from being invited to a LinkedIn group with an interesting name that nobody ever posts to, ever.

Also going on was this set of marketing and menswear:

July 17 – 19, 2016

Vanguards Gallery

MRket developed this area in 2011, launching with a select group of cutting edge menswear brands. Vanguards Gallery has since grown into over 80 booths with two sub-sections: Vanguards Gallery Platinum and MOVE. Michael Macko, former men’s fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue and former fashion director of Details magazine, curates the Gallery as a stylist and menswear consultant and works closely with the brands. Vanguards Gallery is an impactful, trend-driven section of the MRket show. You won’t want to miss it!

While at the same time was ..

July 17 – 19, 2016


The exclusive show for the menswear industry – a global fashion trade show for discerning menswear brands. Representing the best in classic and contemporary clothing, sportswear, footwear, accessories and outerwear from the US and abroad. We are also very excited to be part of Modern Assembly in Las Vegas– the strategic alliance made up of AccessoriesTheShow, Agenda, Capsule, Liberty, MRket and STITCH.

I hope these rival menswear brand conventions don’t fight each other. Also I choose to believe the latter is a strategic alliance of people dressing up in blue and other-blue garb and rampaging through cities, backing up sewers, reversing street signs, stealing left shoes. That sort of thing. If they’re not I don’t want to know because what else would a strategic menswear alliance even be for? We’re grownups, people.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

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