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NeoCon features a week of exceptional events and celebrations.  Check back for updates to the events schedule.


DIFFA Chicago: Gala 2019

  • Date Saturday, June 8, 2018
  • Time 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Location Revel Fulton Market- 1215 W. Fulton Market
  • Tickets 312.644.6412 or

The DIFFA/Chicago 2019 Gala will feature an evening dedicated to the cause of eradicating HIV/AIDS in our lifetime. 

Attendance is limited, so please purchase your tickets early! 

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SILVER, the IIDA Gala (formerly COOL)

  • Date Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Time 7:00 - 11:00 PM
  • Location The Ritz Carlton, Chicago 160 E. Pearson Street

The IIDA Gala kicks off NeoCon with a special evening of networking, dinner, and dancing to honor the winners of two of the most prestigious competitions in the interior design profession—the 46th annual Interior Design Competition and the 27th annual Will Ching Design Competition. Join IIDA, prominent international interior designers, and global design manufacturers for a festive celebration of design.


For Sponsorship Opportunities: Please contact Aisha Williams at

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Best of NeoCon Award Winners' Breakfast

  • Date Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Time 7:30 to 8:30 AM. Doors open at 7:15 AM
  • Location The Renaissance Hotel Ballroom, One West Wacker Drive, Chicago
  • Tickets $95

The Best of NeoCon 2019 award winners will be announced among industry peers on the opening morning of NeoCon.  Now in its 30th year, the iconic competition honors the best new commercial interiors products in the industry, which are exhibited at NeoCon. Honors include Gold and Silver Awards, as well as Innovation Awards, Editors' Choice Awards, and one Best of Competition Award. 

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  • Date Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 12, 2019
  • Time Noon - 1 PM
  • Location Grand Staircase at The Mart

For the fourth year, Interior Design will host ID Live, sponsored by Carnegie. Editor-in-Chief, Cindy Allen, will host designer guests at the ID Live studio located on the Grand Staircase. The interviews will stream on Interior Design’s Facebook page and will be projected on the Grand Staircase. Come by and watch or tune in on 

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IIDA 25th Anniversary Party,

  • Date Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Time TBA
  • Location TBA

Join the IIDA International Board of Directors, Headquarters staff, and industry colleagues for an exclusive IIDA NeoCon party in celebration of the Association’s 25th Anniversary, featuring specialty cocktails, generous hors d’oeuvres, and great company.

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Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

  • Date Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Time 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Location Floor 7

Enjoy afternoon cocktails, conversations and connections when the NeoCon energy and festivities move onto the 7th floor Exhibit Hall. Gather with A&D professionals while exploring hundreds of exhibitors from around the world.

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BIFMA Annual Membership Meeting

  • Date Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Time 7:00 - 7:40 AM breakfast | 7:40 – 8:55 AM meeting
  • Location NeoCon Theater, 19th Floor, The Mart

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. 


Exhibitor Hospitality and Events

  • Location NeoCon Exhibitors: Floors 1, 3, 6, 7, 10 & 11, 14, 15

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

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LuxeHome Boutique Special Events

  • Date Monday, June 10 - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Location Floor 1

Join Us!  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 theMART, will host special events during NeoCon. These include breakfasts, cocktail receptions, new product introductions, contract and hospitality product celebrations, open houses and much more. 

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Exhibitor events

New Style Cabinets

  • Date Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Time 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location Showroom 163F

Join New Styles Cabinets for an Open House on Monday and Tuesday, June 10-12, from 9am to 5pm in our showroom- 163F. They will be offering wine as well as tours of our kitchen. In addition, you can enter a contest for a chance to win a custom powder room vanity.

Happy Hour with Ghent

  • Date Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Time 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
  • Location Showroom 1060

Enjoy Happy Hour with Ghent in Showroom 1060 for a toast from 2pm to 5pm on Monday, June 10th. Learn more about Ghent's growing product line, providing you the tools to enhance your communication and creativity.


  • Date Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Time 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
  • Location Showroom 1060

Celebrate Happy Hour and the art of patient engagement with VividBoard on Monday, June 10th. Learn how you can increase HCAHPS and the quality of patient care through custom patient room boards.

Waddell Display Furniture Happy Hour

  • Date Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Time 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
  • Location Showroom 1060

Discover Waddell's innovative display and space division furniture with a cocktail in hand from 2pm to 5pm on Monday, June 10th.

Brizo and Delta Chicago Annual NeoCon After Party

  • Date Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Time 5:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Location Floor 1, Suite 127

Join us on the 1st floor in Suite 127 for the Monday night destination for NeoCon attendees from Chicago and beyond. Celebrate the first day with a spread of post-show apps, spirits, and inspired beats from our house DJ. Best of all, experience faucet innovation in person, including a sneak peak at our newest collections that launch later this year. 

Whether you specialize in Hospitality, Heathcare, Retail, or Residential design, Brizo and Delta Chicago will help kickoff or cap your Monday night NeoCon festivities.


  • Date Monday, June 10 & Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Time 3:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Location Floor 7, Booth 7-036

FurnitureLab @ NeoCon Crafted to Connect Cocktail Parties.  Specialty Crafted Cocktail Wine + Beer + Small Plates + Giveaways

Stark Carpet

  • Date Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Time 3:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Location Floor 6, Booth 6-100

Join STARK at the 6th floor’s Toast to Fine Design on Tuesday, June 11 from 3-5 p.m. Enjoy wine and light hors d'oeuvres with Vice President of STARK Hospitality and Contract, Samantha James, as we showcase the new hospitality and contract floor covering collections. Find out more about how the lines between hospitality and residential are continually blurring, learn what designers need to know about hospitality and contract design in 2019, and explore the new collections of STARK Hospitality and Contract.

Ghent, VividBoard, and Waddell

  • Date Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Time 10:00 AM
  • Location Showroom 1060

Start the show Tuesday, June 11th with a mimosa in hand! Arrive early for a limited edition mug giveaway!

Hickory Chair ​Bar Stool Open House

  • Date Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Time 3:00 PM
  • Location Suite 1477

Enjoy a cocktail in the Hickory Chair showroom where you'll find a wide variety of bar and counter stools blending residential warmth and comfort with hospitality strength.

Snowsound Happy Hour

  • Date Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Time 3:00 PM
  • Location Floor 7, Showroom 5018

Enjoy afternoon wine and experience the Snowsound sound room!