Here’s why you should attend NeoCon

May 26, 2022 | Contract Furniture

Since 1969, NeoCon has served as the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial interior design industry. A launchpad for innovation, NeoCon offers ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future.

Taking place June 13-15, 2022 at the MART in Chicago, NeoCon features nearly one million square feet of exhibition space. That’s where more than 400 companies and emerging players will demonstrate their game-changing products and services. Having all of this innovation in one place and at the same time gives attendees unparalleled access to the latest and most innovative solutions in commercial design. This year’s event theme is, “Design makes a statement.”

There are many reasons that contract furniture dealer leaders, managers and employees will want to attend NeoCon. “Whether you’re thinking of getting into the market or growing in the interiors market, NeoCon is a smart place to meet the architects and interior designers leading in this industry,” Kristen Dettoni writes in Helpful Tips for Attending NeoCon 2022. “Organizers of the event pride themselves on bringing together leading companies and emerging talent to provide access to the latest products and interior solutions.”

Reasons to attend

Some of the other key reasons to attend NeoCon this year include:

The programming

In today’s rapidly changing world, there is certainly much to discuss, evaluate, and learn. “We are thrilled to offer the NeoCon community a compelling lineup of onsite and virtual programming,” the organization says, adding that registration is now open for keynotes, special programs and virtual CEUs.

The people

NeoCon serves as the hub for the commercial design community, uniting its designers, architects, end-users, manufacturers, dealers, service providers, associations, educators, students and media each year in June. The NeoCon community remains connected year-round online and on social.

The forefront of design

The industry’s major manufacturers as well as the latest emerging companies will showcase thousands of new products and services in categories including furniture, fabrics, flooring, interior building products, interior finishes and technology.

Design community connections

Representing the workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public space and government markets (among others), the commercial design community converges each year at NeoCon to connect, learn and do business.

Inspiration and knowledge sharing

NeoCon’s exhibition is complemented by first-class educational programming featuring daily keynotes and an array of accredited seminars and special programs. In addition, NeoCon will offer a series of CEU virtual programming throughout the year.

Tips for Show Success

To help attendees get the most out of the show experience, Dettoni offers these tips:

  • Visit NeoCon with an open mind, ready to be inspired and educated.
  • If you’re new to this market, this is a valuable opportunity to see how this industry functions and what designers expect.
  • If you’ve been in this market for longer, take this as an opportunity to see what is trending. Also, note what issues are top of mind for this community.
  • NeoCon has a comprehensive website with all the information about presentations, special programs, and a map of the entire building.
  • Make a plan before you go so you can maximize your experience.

ERP Success Partners will be exhibiting at NeoCon 2022. Let us know if you’re attending and join us at Booth 7-4130. Our team will be looking forward to connecting with you.

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