NeoCon Celebrated 50th Anniversary Milestone
Chicago, IL, June 27, 2018-NeoCon, held June 11 to 13 at The Mart in Chicago, rang in a historic 50 years as the leading platform for commercial design, serving as an incubator and catalyst for the future of the industry.
This year’s event further established itself as a launch pad for innovation and thought-leadership. Record attendance and increased volume over the duration of the show underscored exactly how important this annual gathering is for members of the industry to come together and share, learn, and inspire one another.
Breakthroughs in the fields of sustainability, materiality, integrated technology, and acoustical performance were some of the top trends seen throughout the show. An overall commitment to a softer, more comfort-based approach to workspace design was evident. A marked yet diverse focus on wellbeing in the workplace also took center stage. From privacy solutions to biophilic design, workplace solutions exhibited a people-centric approach.
NeoCon 50 also added ten new permanent showrooms and 100 innovative 7th floor exhibitors to its already robust line-up. Conference program attendance was strong thanks to thought-provoking marquee presentations featuring Art Gensler, Cheryl Durst, Nick Thompson, Cindy Allen, Robin Klehr Avia, Gisue Hariri, Lauren Rottet and Carol Ross Barney, as well as over 100 accredited seminar sessions. Dynamic installations, activations, and interactive exhibits rounded out the show. Tuesday night’s The Future is Party, presented by Mohawk, was a high energy affair with more than 3,000 guests celebrating NeoCon’s 50 years.