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LIGHTFAIR® International 2018 Will Take Place in Chicago
ATLANTA, January 5, 2017—LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) will produce its 2018 trade show and conference in Chicago in a strategic move designed to accommodate its continuing growth, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of LFI managing partner AmericasMart® Atlanta.
The May 6-10, 2018 event marks LIGHTFAIR’s first Chicago staging since 1995 and will afford the global lighting design community the extensive accessibility, convenience and service benefits present in the city and in the vast facilities of McCormick Place, which with 2.6 million square feet of exhibition space ranks as the largest U.S. convention center.
“We expect Chicago and McCormick Place
to help deliver a LIGHTFAIR experience of extraordinary relevance and
resonance,” notes Portman. “The spectacular scope of LIGHTFAIR
exhibits, together with its extensive conference programming, demands
an environment of the scale which McCormick Place offers – one that our
customers will embrace and enjoy,” Portman adds.
LFI is the world’s largest annual
architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference
produced alternately on the east and west coasts. LFI 2017 will
take place in Philadelphia May 7-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention
Center. In its 2016 showing in San Diego at the San Diego
Convention Center April 24-28, LFI set new trade show floor and
west-coast attendance records.
“Chicago and LIGHTFAIR enjoy closely
aligned postures within the global lighting design community,” notes
Marsha L. Turner, CAE, chief executive officer of LFI partner
International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). “Both
command pivotal roles as centers of lighting and technology innovation
and thought leadership. We look forward to all that the 2018
trade show and conference will achieve in this uniquely advantageous
setting,” Turner adds.
LIGHTFAIR® International brings the
industry’s newest and most innovative products and technologies to a
global attendee population of lighting designers, specifiers,
architects, consultants and engineers from around the world.
“With LIGHTFAIR’s consistent and continuing growth must come exploration of different venues and new approaches to its staging,” notes Timothy Licitra, executive vice president of LFI partner Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). “Chicago and McCormick Place create for LIGHTFAIR and particularly our exhibitors a new canvas for innovation and expansion,” adds Licitra.
Throughout the trade show floor, LFI exhibitors showcase exclusive introductions and a large spectrum of solutions such as LEDs, OLEDs, luminaires, controls, energy-efficient products, alternative energy including solar power, decorative, integrated design, exterior and roadway, software, solutions, IoT and innovative design. LIGHTFAIR also features six pavilions: Design; Exterior & Roadway Lighting; Global Light + Design; New Exhibitor Pavilion; and – new for 2017 – Intelligent Lighting Pavilion and IoT Pavilion.
For LIGHTFAIR International 2017, the
Pre-Conference program will take place from Sunday, May 7 – Monday, May
8, 2017 and the LFI Trade Show and Conference will run from Tuesday,
May 9 – Thursday, May 11, 2017. For more information about
LIGHTFAIR International, please visit LIGHTFAIR.COM.
About LIGHTFAIR International
LIGHTFAIR® International is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference and is sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). The event is produced and managed by AmericasMart® Atlanta. For more information, please visit LIGHTFAIR.COM. Join the #LFI2017 conversation on Facebook, Twitter @lightfair, Instagram @lightfair_international, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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