Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 20, 2013
NeoCon is North America’s largest contract furnishings trade show and is a true pioneer in the industry that strives to “educate, inspire and engage the design world.”
With more than 40 thousand attendees, 700 showroom exhibitors from around the world and 100 CEU-accredited seminars and associate forums, keynote speakers and the chance to network with a variety of professionals within the industry, it is no wonder NeoCon is known to be a designers playground.
The new products launched and displayed at NeoCon this year were a hit; all products proved to be innovative products and resources that “span[ned] a wide range of categories including: architectural products, artwork and accessories, building products and services, fabric, floor coverings, furnishings, kitchen and bath, lighting, outdoor furniture, etc,” according to neocon.com.
NeoCon began in 1969 in a small area of Chicago’s Merchandise Mart and now covers more than one million square feet of exhibition space on 10 floors of The Mart; it is not only filled with ground-breaking new products but also is host to a range of educational seminars and keynote speakers that effectively entertained and enlightened the NeoCon attendees this year.
This year the educational seminars covered a variety of important topics structured on 14 educational tracks, according to neocon.com, which included Dealer Strategies, Environmental Design, Lighting design, Professional Development and much more. Aside from the seminars, the most enlightening and informative aspect of the tread show were the keynote speakers.
Every year NeoCon manages to find some of the most interesting “brightest minds and industry innovators” for its keynote speakers; this year NeoCon topped itself by hosting these wonderful speakers:
Another great accomplishment of NeoCon 2013 is that they were one of the first to exhibit The Outdoor Office, “an innovative exhibit developed by Jonathan Olivares which was most recently in display at the Art Institute’s Modern Wing,” according to neocon.com. The Outdoor Office was created with the intention of exploring the possibility of new kinds of work spaces for the outdoors.
NeoCon is one of Littman Bros’ favorite trade shows in one of our favorite city’s (not to mention hometown’s) and it is a exhibition that is meant to inspire people who come from all over the world that are a part of this industry. According to neocon.com, “NeoCon is the only place to see thousands of new product launches from industry heavy hitters all under one roof. Attendees at the show [are] the first to see innovative, next generation products and resources.”
Here are a few of our favorite products seen at NeoCon 2013 within the lighting industry: