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NeoCon 50 announces marquee presentations

Chicago—Plans are well underway for the milestone 50th edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform for the commercial design industry, June 11-13, at The Mart in Chicago. A banner lineup of programming is on tap from some of the preeminent, influential names in design and beyond.

The show will feature two marquee presentations on opening day. To kick off the show there will be a presentation led by Art Gensler, founder, Gensler, in conversation with IIDA’s Cheryl Durst. Then in the afternoon there will be a panel led by Cindy Allen, editor-in-chief, Interior Design. There will also be in-depth talks from Nick Thompson, editor-in-chief of Wired, as well as Carol Ross Barney, founder and design principal of Ross Barney Architects. The program is rounded out by over 100 CEU seminars, which will inform and offer a glimpse of what’s next on the horizon in the world of commercial design.

“The individuals headlining the 2018 conference program are more than just ‘design influencers,’” said Monica DeBartolo, director of programming, NeoCon. “They are champions for the public good, creating and advocating for user-focused, sustainable built environments for a better future. Complemented by a rich and varied CEU seminar offering, NeoCon 2018 will deliver an exceptional educational experience as we celebrate 50 years of tomorrow’s design.”

Registration is now open for NeoCon’s four marquee presentations.

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Registration for Domotex asia/ChinaFloor is now open

DACF logo-01Shanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor, the annual hub for Asia-Pacific flooring professionals, now welcomes visitors to register for its 2018 edition, March 20-22. This year marks the show’s 20th anniversary and to celebrate, over 100 pre-registered visitors will be granted signature VIP access as well as receive invitations to concurrent conferences and festivities during the show. To register, guests can visit domotexasiachinafloor.com.

“I expect our 2018 global visitor registration and attendance to exceed last year’s results,” said Shine Liu, project director of VNU Exhibitions. “The event continues to be the industry’s key meeting point in Asia and the international flooring community is noticing. Since last year, we signed on new international pavilions (Croatia & Iran) and hope to organize more country marquees to join the ranks of Canada, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, USA and Italy.”

Following is a preview of what attendees can expect to see at the show.

InnovAction. The InnovAction flooring campaign empowers carpet, wood and resilient flooring enterprises to launch new products within custom showcases. These flagship pavilions are designed by Kostas Chatzigiannis and his team at KCArchitecture. Companies looking for an ideal platform to introduce their products in the industry will have the opportunity to reach an audience of over 55,000 at the upcoming show.

Sport flooring experience. In the next few years, the Asian-Pacific region will host some of the most important sporting events in the world. The 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan will all require heavy investment from the region to construct new, state-of-the-art sporting facilities. Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2018 is following suit and organizing experience zones for companies specializing in sport flooring. The sport flooring area will host a badminton tournament on a 2,152-square-foot pitch of artificial sports turf, organize a Snow + Ice Experience Zone, and open the China Green Campus Construction Forum to visitors interested in discussing the future of “Green, eco-friendly” surfaces with municipal governments, sports bureaus and school associations.

Luxury Brands. VIPs and invited guests can visit Luxury Brands, a distinct display area presenting 15 renowned carpet design firms who indulge visitors with a variety of new, extravagant products.

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Coverings opens online registration for 2018 show

Screen Shot 2017-09-29 at 4.53.20 PMArlington, Va.—Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America, has opened online registration for its 2018 show, taking place in Atlanta, May 8-11. Coverings provides a stage for the most innovative tile and stone products from around the world and delivers critical information about the industry’s latest trends through the show’s annual CEU-accredited conference program—all free of charge. Attendees can now register and reserve housing.

Taking place in Atlanta for the first time in five years, the 2018 show will feature 1,100 exhibitors representing more than 40 countries and take over 450,000 square feet of exhibition space at the Georgia World Congress Center. Programming for Coverings 2018 will offer sessions for every category of tile and stone professionals featuring more than 60 CEUs for attendees. Along with networking opportunities, the 2018 show will feature the latest in products, innovations and live demonstrations.

“Coverings aims to not only highlight the inherent value of tile and stone materials—their adaptability, durability, low environmental impact and beauty—but also foster connections between industry professionals, to grow businesses and build lasting professional relationships,” said Alena Capra, Coverings industry ambassador. “We’re thrilled to make our return to Atlanta in May and to engage with the vibrant community of industry professionals that comprise this market.”

Coverings offers attendees the opportunity to register through their social channels and easily invite their network to participate in the show. Benefits of early registration include notice of key programs and access to conference information, promotions and other exclusive opportunities, as well as discounted hotel and travel through our hotel, airline and other partners.

For more information, visit coverings.com.

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NeoCon East opens registration, presents keynotes

NeoConEastPhiladelphia, Pa.—Registration is now open for NeoCon East. Held Nov. 15-16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, NeoCon East will feature nearly 200 companies with products across vertical markets such as workplace, healthcare, education, public space, hospitality, retail and government. Programming will include more than 25 CEU accredited seminars, as well as a group of keynotes.

The keynotes slated for this year include: Alex Gilliam, founder and director, Public Workshop; David Insinga, AIA, chief architect, U.S. General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service; Suzette Subance Ferrier, IIDA, studio design director at TPG Architecture; and Zena Howard, managing director at Perkins & Will, AIA, LEED AP.

“From varied backgrounds, the 2017 NeoCon East keynotes all share a common thread of inclusive, human-centered design for the greater good,” said Monica DeBartolo, director of programming, NeoCon East. “We are thrilled to showcase these inspirational thought leaders—four influencers over two days—at the 15th annual edition.”

Online registration is free and now available at neoconeast.com. CEU seminar registration will be available online Sept. 6.

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Registration open for NWFA Expo

NWFA new 2013 (4-C) 2St. LouisRegistration is now open for the National Wood Flooring Association 2017 Wood Flooring Expo, set to take place in Phoenix, Ariz. April 11-14.

Registration for Expo includes the following events and specials:

  • Opening act | Keynote speaker, entertainment, food, and drink voucher
  • Main event + finale | Keynote speaker, entertainment, food, and drink voucher
  • Jam sessions with continental breakfast | 25+ hours of engaging education
  • Trade show | Two days’ admission, 20 Tech Zone and exhibitor demonstrations
  • Prizes + giveaways | Chances to win attendee prizes, valued at $500+
  • Expo T-shirt and attendee bag

“We are really looking forward to bringing our industry together for another tremendous show,” said Michael Martin, NWFA president and CEO. “With the successful launch of NWFA University, bringing Hardwood Floors Magazine in-house, and increased engagement with our members, we have more to offer than ever and know that will make this year’s show even better.”

To learn more about the education and networking opportunities visit www.nwfaexpo.org.