NeoCon Show Expects To Draw More Than 40,000

Chicago, IL, March 1, 2-13 -- NeoCon, North America’s largest contract furnishings trade show, will be held June 10-12 at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for its 45th year

More than 40,000 people are expected to attend the show, which will feature nearly 100 CEU-accredited seminars, thousands of new products from more than 700 of the world’s top manufacturers, and a line-up of keynote speakers.

One new feature this year is The Outdoor Office, an exhibit developed by Jonathon Olivares, which was most recently on display at the Art Institute’s Modern Wing.

As working habits change and mobile devices allow the freedom to work outside traditional office, The Outdoor Office was developed with the goal of understanding the possibility of new types of work spaces located outdoors. To compliment this new Market, each day will feature expert speakers and programs on this subject.

Keynote speakers include Bjarke Ingels, Founder of BIG, Michael Vanderbyl, Principal of Vanderbyl Design, Holly Hunt, President & CEO of Holly Hunt and Theaster Gates, Director, Arts and Public Life Initiative and Lecturer at the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago, and Chairman of The Rebuild Foundation, NFP.
The conference schedule also includes nearly 100 CEU-accredited seminars and industry association forums.

Visit for a complete listing of seminar descriptions, tours, association forums and special events.

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