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NeoCon East sees attendance increase in Philadelphia

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NeoCon East 2015 received rave reviews in its inaugural year in Philadelphia. After twelve years in Baltimore, the move north was very well received, and saw an attendance increase of 15 percent over the previous year.

Susan McCullough, senior vice president, The Mart, said, “This was truly a milestone show for NeoCon East. It was our first year in a new city and it far exceeded our expectations. The focus on innovation and forward thinking design carried through into the keynotes, special presentations and educational sessions, which were buzzed about on the show floor. Our regional partnerships with AIA and IIDA made this year’s edition even more impactful.”

Despite on and off again rain, the aisles were full and lively starting at show open on Wednesday, which kicked off with a keynote by HOK Atlanta lead designers Todd Bertsch and Betsy Nurse. The duo spoke about their work on the new Porsche Cars headquarters and shared their thoughts and experience leading clients to provocative, meaningful and elegant solutions. The first day schedule also included a presentation by recently and unanimously confirmed US General Services Administrator Denise Turner Roth, who provided insight into the industry from the government perspective.

On day two of the show keynote speaker Jake Barton, Principal and Founder of Local Projects, an award-winning media design firm for museums and public spaces took the stage. Recognized as a leader in the field of interaction design for physical spaces, and in the creation of collaborative storytelling projects where participants generate content, Barton delivered a presentation that focused on the algorithms at the heart of the September 11th memorial.

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November 16, 2015 at 7:00 am

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NeoCon names best contract furnishings products

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A total of 88 awards were distributed in the Best of NeoCon 2015 competition of contract furnishings products during the recent NeoCon exhibition at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. There were 380 products entered in 41 product and furnishings categories in the competition, sponsored by Contract magazine, Merchandise Mart Properties, International Interior Design Assn., International Facility Management Assn., and McMorrow Reports for Facilities Management.

The furniture systems category took the top prize as best of competition with WorkStyles, made by Tuohy Furniture Corp.

Innovation awards included CF Stinson, idesk, Keilhauer, KI, Patrcraft, Sandler Seating and SixInch. Editor’s Choice awards were given to Designtex, Knoll, Mohawk Group and West Elm Workspcae with Inscape.

For more information about NeoCon, see http://www.neocon.com.

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July 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

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Strong showing for NeoCon

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This year’s NeoCon drew more than 700 exhibitors to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, and every company that FDMC spoke to was pleased with the attendee turnout and the sales leads. The annual June event covers products and supplies for the corporate office, educational, healthcare, hospitality and retail.

The largest and best known office and contract furniture manufacturers have large displays at NeoCon, along with hundreds of suppliers. Of special interest was the Interiors & Sources Materials Pavilion, which provided displays of new developments in laminates, new wood materials, stone and lightweight panels. There were 100 new exhibitors at this year’s show.

Overall, FDMC editors noticed for the first time products made around large planks, and live edges being used in design. There were more products offering adjustable height surfaces, and more device charging options. We also saw several examples of “quiet spaces,”  soundproof booths employees could retreat to if needed. We’ll have more coverage of development seen at NeoCon in FDMC Magazine and http://www.fdmcdigital.com.

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June 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

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NeoCon East moves to Philadelphia

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After 12 years in Baltimore, NeoCon East now calls the Pennsylvania Convention Center home.

The show’s new location at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia will enhance the NeoCon East experience and extend even greater benefits to attendees and exhibitors.  From its convenient Northeast location, to its strong economy and powerful design community, the “City of Brotherly Love” will be the ideal host.

NeoCon East, now entering its 13th year, is for the A&D community to see and specify the latest products and services across a wide spectrum of vertical markets.  More than 250 innovative companies will showcase hot new products, visionary designs and cutting edge resources for the commercial interiors market.

The show will be held October 28-29.

www.neoconeast.com

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March 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

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Neocon to take place June 15-17

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NeoCon is the largest commercial interiors show in North America, taking place at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago since 1969. NeoCon remains the premier platform for connecting, learning and doing business in the industry. The three-day event attracts nearly 50,000 design professionals and showcases more than 700 leading companies. With over 1 million square feet of exhibition space, the show launches thousands of new products and covers a spectrum of vertical markets including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, environmental, government and education. The exhibition is complemented by educational programming featuring over 100 accredited seminars, association forums, keynote presentations and special events.

Neocon will be held on June 15-17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

The Merchandise Mart is at 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago.

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January 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

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NeoCon East 2014 wraps up

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Attendance was up for the 12th edition of NeoCon East, http://www.neoconeast.com/, held Oct. 29-30, with a mix of private and government commercial design professionals shopping and taking advantage of the line-up of conferences and seminars.

Highlights included inspiring keynotes Irena Savakova, an award-winning designer whose work includes the new Social Security Administration Campus in Baltimore, and pioneering architect Shashi Caan, designer and president of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers. A talk by Kevin Salwen, journalist and author of Design Leveraged, a special report done in conjunction with IIDA and BIFMA, as well as over 40 hands-on CEU trainings in hot topics across vertical sectors rounded out the programming. NeoCon East also featured a new collaboration with DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) for a trick-or-treating event to raise awareness and funds for the important cause and spark further engagement on the show floor.

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November 17, 2014 at 7:00 am

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Online registration open for NeoCon East

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Online registration is open for the 13th annual NeoCon East. The East Coast’s premier design exposition and conference for commercial interiors will showcase thousands of products across a wide range of sectors, including workplace, government, health care, hospitality, retail, education and public spaces.

The two-day event will be held October 29-30, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center. This year’s show will be filled with a host of new initiatives and events including a new floor plan, special GSA features, a powerful conference program headlined by two highly influential women in design, architecture, and presentations by industry partners. There also will be an interactive on-site event to benefit Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). The show will offer more than 30 CEU-accredited seminars over 12 educational tracks.

This year’s new floor plan will feature expanded product categories and an easy-to-navigate layout that will include interior building products, technology, interior finishes and materials, and furniture and flooring. The trade fair will showcase more than 250 exhibitors including key returnees Herman Miller, OFS Brands, Arcadia, The Mohawk Group, Teknion, Versteel and CF Stinson. Sparkeology, Nemo Tile, National Lighting, Fritztile and Quartzmaster will join the lineup as first-time exhibitors.

Supported by GSA and located near Washington, D.C., NeoCon East offers the largest concentration of products and services under GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedules Program. Government employees with valid I.D. can take advantage of complimentary registration, informative CEU-accredited educational seminars, and an education track presented by GSA experts. Free shuttle buses will provide transportation from Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia to and from the Baltimore Convention Center. Representatives from the GSA Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center (IWAC) will be in attendance to help federal employees and exhibitors navigate through the government procurement process.

Keynote presenters Irena Savakova and Shashi Caan will lay the foundation for this year’s conference program. Savakova is an award-winning designer focused on architectural and interior development for federal, corporate commercial and educational facilities. Caan is an internationally recognized architect, designer, thought leader for progressive design, and the founding principal of the SC Collective US/UK.

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September 17, 2014 at 7:00 am

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