June 12, 2015
by Canadian Architect
NeoCon® will celebrate its 47th anniversary as America’s largest contract design exposition and conference. Held from June 15-17, 2015 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, it is the premier platform for connecting, learning and doing business in the commercial segments. The three-day fair features over 700 leading exhibitors and covers the spectrum of vertical markets including corporate office, education/institutional, environmental/sustainable, healthcare, hospitality/retail, lighting and stone/tile.
Since the show’s inception in 1969, the NeoCon show management team has remained focused on evolving the event to keep in step with changing commercial design and business trends. To this end, the 2015 edition will offer:
*new and freshly redesigned showrooms including six new permanent additions to the Merchandise Mart
*product launches and technological innovations from over 700 exhibitors
*100 new exhibitors on floors 7&8—with newly organized product categories including flooring, furniture & fabrics on 7th floor and interior building products, interior finishes & materials and rechnology on 8th floor
*new NeoCon app—available on the App Store and Google Play—to search &and locate exhibitors, utilize interactive floor plans, find best routes, create schedules, upload photos, access social media, search speakers and programming, receive show and schedule updates and more
*an inspiring seminar series including keynotes from top design industry influencers including Patricia Urquiola presented by Haworth & IIDA, Jason Silva presented by OFS Brands & ASID, and Martin Lesjak and Anastajia Sujic presented by Mohawk Group and AIA Chicago
*over 100 CEU seminars, tours, association forums and special events both on and off-site
*festive events on the new and improved South Drive of the Merchandise Mart including the HiP at NeoCon Party on Tuesday, June 16th from 5:00pm-7:00pm (http://hiphiphooray.splashthat.com), outdoor lounges to recharge and a daily taste of Chicago with a selection of the Windy City’s premier food trucks.
*showroom parties on floors 1, 3, 10 and 11 from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Monday, June 15th
*cocktails, conversations and connections on floors 7 and 8 from 3:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesday, June 16th
*showroom/exhibitor giveaways and interactive social campaigns including a LIVE from the show floor Tweet Chat on Tuesday, June 16th at 3:00pm
Registration for NeoCon 2015 is required. On-site registration is $25, and badges can be picked up early on the first floor of the Merchandise Mart on Saturday, June 13th from 9:00am-4:00pm and on Sunday,
June 14th from 9:00am-5:30pm. Keynote Presentations are free to attend, and CEU seminars cost $65 each on site.
The Merchandise Mart Chicago is located at 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza in Chicago.
For more information, please visit www.neocon.com.