Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI), a division of Vornado Realty Trust, is a leading owner and operator of integrated showroom and office buildings, as well as trade show facilities, bringing buyers and sellers together through market events, trade and consumer events and conferences.
As both a property manager and trade show producer, MMPI has been North America’s market maker for the industries it serves, bringing together wholesalers, retailers and consumers for more than 65 years.
MMPI has three primary areas of focus:
MMPI specializes in ownership and management of design centers and market buildings. Our buildings; The Merchandise Mart™ in Chicago, the A&D Building and & 7W New York Building in New York and the Cleveland Medical Mart in Cleveland are home to thousands of showrooms. Each showroom is maintained by manufacturers or distributors who reach their key target customers. As market makers, our staff attracts this key target audience to the building by producing trade shows, conventions, educational programs and special events.
Trade and Consumer Show Management
MMPI is one of the largest trade and consumer show producers in North America. Each year, we mount dozens of trade and consumer shows, conventions, conferences, educational programs and special events that bring buyers and sellers together.
We specialize in 10 key industries: office and retail; home furnishings; kitchen, bath and building products; commercial furnishings; casual furnishings and accessories; gift and home; apparel; contemporary art; international antiques; and fine crafts. As a result, we’ve developed an invaluable brain trust built on years of experience, carefully cultivated contacts and specialized knowledge, all of which work to elevate our showroom acumen, marketing communications and trade show operations in these industries.