NeoCon marks its 51st edition


June 10–12, 2019, Chicago, The Mart

NeoCon marks its 51st edition as the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry.

Held every June at The Mart in Chicago since 1969, NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation—offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future.

At NeoCon in Chicago, there are thousands of innovative products for the interiors of buildings from trade, health care and administration, but also by companies and households. At the fair, the design industry comes together and exchanges ideas and looks at new resources and products. Alongside the exhibition there is also a conference with numerous seminars, panel discussions and lectures of eminent persons from the industry.

500 leading companies
The industry’s major manufacturers as well as hot emerging companies will showcase thousands of new products and services in categories including Furniture, Fabrics, Flooring, Interior Building Products, Interior Finishes and Technology.

50,000 design professionals
Representing markets ranging from Workplace, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Education, Public Space and Government, the commercial design community converges each year at NeoCon to connect, learn and do business.

100 CEU seminars
The exhibition of NeoCon is complemented by first-class educational programming featuring 100 accredited seminars in addition to its daily keynote presentations and special programs.

50 YEARS OF NeoCon

NeoCon has provided a platform for ideas that have transformed the ways we live and work for the past 50 years. Through its first five decades, NeoCon has showcased commercial design’s response to technological advances, cultural change, and growing ecological consciousness.

The level of creative output in contract interiors at midcentury was astounding. Modernist visionaries whom we today consider legends presided over postwar American design.


NeoCon by Floor
With nearly 1.4 million square feet of exhibition space and 500 exhibitors, NeoCon provides unmatched access to the industry’s top companies and emerging talent, offering the latest and most innovative solutions for a spectrum of vertical markets including: Workplace, Healthcare, Education, Hospitality, Retail, Residential, Public Space, and Government.

NeoCon Showrooms, FLOORS 3, 10, 11
More than 200 of the contract industry’s top brands occupy permanent space across Floors 3, 10, and 11 at The Mart. Each NeoCon, their newly designed, and hotly anticipated, showroom spaces showcase the latest products that help set trends and forge new directions in commercial design.

NeoCon Exhibit Hall, FLOOR 7
NeoCon’s 7th Floor Exhibit Hall will feature nearly 300 leading companies and emerging talent from around the globe. Organized into five main categories: furniture & fabrics, interior building products / finishes + materials, technology and flooring, the 7th Floor is a rich resource for new innovations for a range of vertical markets. This year there will be a strong focus on tech, flexible furniture, sustainable materials, as well as a proliferation of acoustic solutions for the future focused workplace.

Design Center @ NeoCon, FLOORS 6, 14
As the lines between residential, hospitality and commercial design continue to blur, the Design Center @ NeoCon offers showrooms with both residential and contract lines, providing the most innovative and inspirational selection of products on the market today for all design projects. Categories include luxury fabrics, wall coverings, floor coverings, furniture, outdoor furnishings and accessories.

Outdoor @ NeoCon, FLOORS 14, 15

Whether you are specifying outdoor product for a hospitality project or responding to the demand created by corporations dedicating more square footage to common outdoor spaces, find the newest, most innovative outdoor furnishings and accessories on floors 14 and 15. All the leading manufacturers are on hand to help you discover the latest trends in color, product design and performance fabrics.

LuxeHome @ NeoCon, FLOOR 1
LuxeHome is the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation . The over 45 Boutiques at LuxeHome offer the finest products and brands for bath, flooring, appliances, tile, stone, kitchen, hardware, lighting, paint, custom window treatments, building products and more. LuxeHome is located on over 125,000 square feet of space on the first floor of The Mart in Chicago. Discover the many showrooms that have product collections designed for use in hospitality, contract, or commercial projects in addition to residential.



NeoCon World Trade Fair is known for the world’s largest collection of premier kitchen, bath, and building products boutiques, highly-coveted location, unique and spacious floor plans for office leasing.

This event revolves around Interior Building Products, Finishes & Material, Moveable Wall Systems, Industry Resources, Sustainable Products in the Industrial Products industry. NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future.

Representing markets ranging from Workplace, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Education, Public Space and Government, the commercial design community converges each year at NeoCon to connect, learn and do business.

CEU/Seminar Info

NeoCon delivers close to 100 CEU-accredited seminars, carefully curated by members of our Programming Advisory Committee and featuring the most relevant topics in the industry today. New this year, NeoCon is offering an educational design track for Wellness.

• CEU Information
All 60-minute seminars are in the review process for continuing education credit. To receive credit for the seminar you attend, pick up the CEU, LU or materials from the Door Monitor who is located at the seminar room. Below are the various certifications and procedures for industry experts. Be sure you pick up the correct paperwork for your profession.

• Interior Designers
Earn 0.1 CEU for each NeoCon seminar that you attend. All NeoCon 2019, one-hour seminars are being processed by IDCEC (ASID, IDC and IIDA) for CEU credit. CEU cards and instructions are available on-site at each seminar room.

• Architects
Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) is an “AIA Registered Provider.” Each of the NeoCon 2019 one-hour seminars are being processed and upon approval result in 1 Learning Unit (LU) . Many seminars will meet Health, Safety and Welfare guidelines and can be identified by the [HSW] acronym in the seminar description. Conference Attendance Forms are available on-site at each seminar room.

• LEED Professionals
Many seminars under the Green Design [GR] Educational Track may qualify for GBCI Hours towards the LEED Credential Maintenance Program. Proof of attendance will be provided on-site for attendees to self-report.

• Lighting Designers
Credit for Lighting programs presented under the Light [LT] Educational Track is based on a self-reporting system. Lighting Certified Professionals (LCs) are encouraged to self-report each program they attend for one LU as outlined in the NCQLP Renewal Guidelines which can be found at www/ Proof of Attendance/Certificates will be available on-site at each seminar room.

• Healthcare Designers
Seminars under the Healthcare (HC) Educational Track are under consideration for EDAC CEU credit. Upon approval, the EDAC CEU form for seminars will be available at each seminar room from the Door Monitor.

Seminar Sessions

• All NeoCon seminar sessions:

Length: 60 minutes
Accredited for:
– 0.1 CEU – Designers
– 1 LU – Architects
– 1 LEU – Lighting Designers

• Rated by three skill levels:
– Basic
– Intermediate
– Advanced


The NeoCon exhibition is complemented by world-class programming featuring some of the most creative minds and productive talents in the industry. All four of this year’s keynote presenters share a human-centric approach to design.

• Seminar Descriptions:
• Tours & Workshops:
• Student Programs:



The most coveted awards in the industry are given at NeoCon.

Contract Magazine’s Best of NeoCon Awards

Best of NeoCon Awards
Now in its 30th year, the iconic Best of NeoCon Awards continue to honor the best new commercial interiors products in the industry. These products are introduced to the market in 42 categories ranging from Architectural Products to Workplace Technologies. Winners will be announced Monday, June 10 at the Contract Magazine Best of NeoCon Awards Breakfast. Award recipient’s booths and showrooms will be recognized with Best of NeoCon Award signs during the Show.

IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom and Booth Design Competition

An innovative award recognizing corporate branding initiatives for showroom and booth design, this annual competition recognizes outstanding creativity at NeoCon each year. Criteria includes the originality of design, visual impact, effective use of materials, and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting, and graphics. Winners will be announced Sunday, June 9 and featured on the IIDA and Contract magazine websites.

Interior Design’s 6th Annual HiP Awards

Interior Design’s HiP at NeoCon Awards is a recognition program Honoring Industry People and Innovative Products. This unique initiative honors commercial industry pioneers and achievement in product applications. Entries are submitted by and voted on by the A&D community. Winners and Honorees will be announced live at an exclusive event held at The Mart on Sunday, June 9, 2019.


The viral awards program #MetropolisLikes returns, with Metropolis editors awarding the top designs of NeoCon 2019. Winners will be published in Specify, announced live on, Twitter, and Instagram (@MetropolisMag) to over 200,000 Metropolis followers, and receive a custom award delivered in person at NeoCon.

BUILDINGS Magazine’s Product Innovations Awards

Exclusively for NeoCon exhibitors, Product Innovations highlights the latest interior products that enhance the efficiency and sustainability of commercial buildings. This award program covers flooring, seating, lighting, walls and partitions, acoustics, furniture, and restrooms.


A number of industry resources will help guide your NeoCon experience.

Interior Design

The Show Daily is the definitive news and product source published each day at NeoCon. The Show Directory and Show Dailies are distributed at the show.
Also check out Interior Design’s NeoCon real-time coverage at; , featuring the latest products, news, and designer interviews. In addition, view video walk-throughs of the newest showrooms and see a daily video wrap-up of what’s getting the most buzz at the show. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for real-time coverage.

Best of NeoCon Guide

The complete guide to the winners and entrants of the 2019 Best of NeoCon Awards. Best of NeoCon Guides are distributed throughout The Mart and feature the most important and influential new product innovations in more than 42 product categories.

interiors+sources Materials Pavilion

Floor 7, Booth #7-1000
Discover hundreds of material samples displayed side-by-side, with details on their origin, makeup and recommended applications. Engage in real discussions about the materials themselves and learn the latest trends in material innovation in a comfortable, non-sales-like environment. Curated by the i+s editorial team, be sure to make a stop at this bustling, experiential, educational exhibit.

Metropolis: Specify

Metropolis celebrates NeoCon with Specify, a special publication dedicated to the best products, designers, and businesses in the American contract industry, with designer profiles, product stories, and a host of other editorial features. Distributed with the June issue of Metropolis Magazine and during the show, Specify will help designers, architects, and other specifiers identify the biggest trends and best new products across workplace, hospitality, healthcare, education, and residential design.
Distributed with the June issue of Metropolis Magazine and at NeoCon.


The Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 470
Chicago, IL 60654 USA
NeoCon® is a registered trademark of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.


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Kallirroi Pavlakou
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