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The most coveted awards in the industry.  A week of special events leading up to and during the show.  Numerous special exhibits and resources at your fingertips.

Awards

Contract Magazine's Best of NeoCon Awards

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Now in its 28th 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 (visit the Contract Network for a full list of categories).  Over 40 jurors comprised of interior designers, architects, and facilities management professionals, review hundreds of products before NeoCon begins. Award recipient’s booths and showrooms will be flagged with Best of NeoCon Award signs during the Show. 

See last year's winners: Contract Network.

IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition

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The IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom and Booth Design Competition seeks to honor originality of design, visual impact, effective use of materials and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting, and graphics in showrooms and booths at NeoCon 2017.

Submit: Interior Design HIP at NeoCon Awards

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Announcing the fourth annual Interior Design HiP at NeoCon Awards, a recognition program Honoring Industry People and Innovative Design Solutions. This initiative, unique within the design world, honors commercial industry pioneers and achievement in design solutions and product applications.

Be Honored by Interior Design. Be Lauded by Design Leaders. Be HiP at NeoCon. #idhipawards

Product Innovations Awards – BUILDINGS magazine

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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. For more information, click here.

Special Events

DIFFA Chicago: Gala 2017

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    Modern Wing of the Art Institute
  • Tickets 312.644.6412 or diffachicago.org

The DIFFA/Chicago 2017 Gala will feature an evening of enlightenment dedicated to the cause of eradicating HIV/AIDS in our lifetime in the Intimate Setting of the Majestic Grand Staircase of the Art Institute. 

IIDA Cool Awards Gala

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    Four Seasons Chicago, 120 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611
  • RSVP Email Aisha Williams at awilliams@iida.org

The IIDA annual NeoCon black-tie gala celebration is a special evening to honor the winners of two of the most prestigious competitions in the Interior Design profession - the 44nd Annual Interior Design Competition and the 25th Annual Will Ching Design Competition.

Join IIDA and prominent international interior designers and global design manufacturers for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing at the Four Seasons Chicago to celebrate the award winning design firms and their outstanding projects. 

Click here to purchase tickets

2017 Best of NeoCon Award Winners' Breakfast

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    The Renaissance Hotel Ballroom, One West Wacker Drive

The Best of NeoCon 2017 winners will be announced among industry peers on the opening morning of NeoCon at Contract magazine’s annual Best of NeoCon Breakfast.  The competition honors the best new commercial interiors products in the industry, which are exhibited in The Mart during the NeoCon show.  Honors include Gold and Silver Awards, as well as Innovation Awards, Editors' Choice Awards, and one Best of Competition Award. Tickets can be purchased at www.contract-network.com, until a week before the event.



Showroom Parties

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    Floors 1, 3, 10 and 11

The momentum at NeoCon will be in full swing on Monday night.  Showroom hop on floors 1, 3, 10 and 11.  See new products, network and wine and dine with all of your colleagues and friends from the industry in select showrooms.

Booth Parties

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    Floor 7

The party’s not over.  Don’t miss cocktails, conversations and contacts to be made when the NeoCon energy and festivities continue on the 7th floor.  Mix and mingle with A&D professionals while exploring hundreds of exhibitors from around the world.

NeoCon Celebration with Interior Design Magazine

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    The Mart

More details to come

BIFMA Annual Membership Meeting

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    Holiday Inn Mart Plaza - Wolf Point Ball Room

Members of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and invited guests are encouraged to attend the Association’s Annual Membership Meeting to hear the state-of-the-industry and state-of-the-association reports. For more information, contact BIFMA at (616) 285-3963 or visit www.bifma.org.

Hospitality at NeoCon

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    NeoCon Exhibitors: Floors 1, 3, 7, 10 & 11

Stop by the showrooms or booths of NeoCon Exhibitors as they host a special event, important guest(s), hospitality, giveaways etc. Listings will be updated weekly.

Experience LuxeHome During NeoCon

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Many of the boutiques at LuxeHome, the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation located on the first floor of The Mart, will host special events during NeoCon. These include cocktail receptions, book signings, chef tastings, product introductions, open houses and much more. For more information on all the events happening at LuxeHome during NeoCon visit luxehome.com.

Special Exhibits

ASID

Floor 1

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The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is pleased to welcome visitors to NeoCon 2017. ASID wants you to have a healthy Neocon experience, physically, mentally & socially. Drop by the booth to see how design impacts lives.

Best of NeoCon Wall

Floor 1, North Corridor

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Visit Contract Magazine, First Floor Mart, for the must-see Best of NeoCon presentation—featuring the most important and influential new product innovations. This competition, of over 40 product categories, is juried by nearly fifty architects, designers and facilities professionals from the nation’s leading firms.

BuzziLounge

Floor 1, East Pass-Through

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Herman Miller Plaza

Floor 1, South Lobby

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IIDA Touchdown

Floor 1, Starbucks Escalator

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Located by Starbucks on the first floor, IIDA will host a touchdown area for attendees, exhibitors, IIDA members and prospects to interact throughout the show. 

Wolf-Gordon

Floor 1, Center Pass-Through

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Resources

interiors+sources Materials Pavilion

Floor 7

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Be sure to schedule a stop during the three days of NeoCon, for an experiential and engaging material exhibit that will surely be a highlight of this year’s show. 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 and designed by the interiors+sources I Like Design student competition winner, be sure to make a stop at this bustling, experiential, educational exhibit! We invite you to visit, browse, ask questions and get inspired!

Design Guide Chicago: Metropolis Magazine

Distributed throughout NeoCon

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The annual Metropolis Design Guide: Chicago features the best of architecture, culture, and design in the windy city.  This essential guide shares new and noteworthy design destinations and is used throughout the year to experience, source, see and shop the best in Chicago.  Take a neighborhood-by-neighborhood look at all the can’t-miss-favorites from local architects and designers and check out NeoCon events in addition to having a complete list of local showrooms, retailers, museums, galleries and restaurants in your pocket.

Official NeoCon Product Preview: Contract Magazine

Published in the May issue of Contract and distributed throughout the Show

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The Official NeoCon Product Preview provides you with extensive coverage on the latest product introductions, interview with the NeoCon 2017 keynote speakers, Chicago designer’s favorite places in the city and more.

Design Center

Visit Design Center Floors 6, 14, 15, 16 during NeoCon

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The Design Center at The Mart is the world’s largest resource for custom home furnishings and interior design. Over 100 showrooms offer the finest lines and brands available to interior design professionals. The Design Center hosts luxury furniture, fabrics, floor and wall coverings, lighting, outdoor and casual furnishings, accessories, antiques, art and much more. The Design Center hosts many contract furnishings lines so make sure to check out over 2,500 lines and resources available on four convenient floors while attending NeoCon 2017! Learn more at www.designcenter.com.

LuxeHome

Experience LuxeHome on the First Floor during NeoCon®. 30 Boutiques, 1 Location.

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LuxeHome is the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation. LuxeHome is located on over 120,000 square feet of space on the first floor of The Mart in Chicago. The over 30 Boutiques at LuxeHome offer the finest products and brands for kitchen, bath, flooring, appliances, tile, stone, hardware, lighting, paint, custom window treatments and more.

During Neocon visit LuxeHome to experience the newest boutiques, special events, the latest product launches, cutting edge trends and much more. LuxeHome is open six days a week. Learn more about LuxeHome.