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Create New Connections at LIGHTFAIR International 2018
May 1, 2018

The global lighting, design and technology community will converge at LIGHTFAIR® International to make new connections with colleagues from a diverse array of disciplines. The extensive networking opportunities accompany the trade show and conference experience in Chicago at McCormick Place May 6 – 10, 2018 (Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute®: May 6 – 7; Trade Show & Conference: May 8 – 10).

LIGHTFAIR is the pre-eminent event bringing professionals from across the globe together making it an annual conclave of industry colleagues, thought leaders and manufacturers.

Preceding and setting the stage for the trade show opening, the prestigious LFI Innovation Awards® will highlight the industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, May 8 from 8-9 a.m., and the trade show floor will open at 9 a.m.

Opening day Impact Speakers are visionaries Anastasia Su and Martin Lesjak, co-founders of product design firm 13&9. Lesjak is also the CEO and creative director of INNOCAD Architecture. 13&9 is a transdisciplinary product design firm based in Graz, Austria. Their presentation, “New Holism – A Transdisciplinary Approach to Human-Centered Design,” will take place on Tuesday, May 8 in The HUB, Booth 4585.

The HUB lounge will offer a central meeting space for events in South Hall, Level 3, Booth 4585 at McCormick Place. Networking opportunities will take place May 8 – 10 including featured speakers, exhibitor presentations, receptions and giveaways.

The “Networking Reception: Industry Professionals, Students and Emerging Professionals” will bring together attendees in all stages of their studies and careers in the industry on Wednesday, May 9 from 5-6 p.m.

Exhibitor events in The HUB include presentations by CURRENT, POWERED BY GE; NEDAP, INC.; NOON HOME, INC; CBRIGHT LIGHTING and ZHAGA CONSORTIUM and seminars by ENLIGHTED, INC. and SILVAIR.

On the final day of LIGHTFAIR, the morning in The HUB will begin with “Life Before and After a Lighting Designer: Why Hire a Lighting Designer?” sponsored by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). The events in The HUB end with the complimentary attendee Appreciation Lunch from 12-1 p.m. while supplies last and a giveaway at 1 p.m. to celebrate the 2019 LIGHTFAIR location of Philadelphia.

Visit LIGHTFAIR.COM/networking-special-events for additional information about the LIGHTFAIR International 2018 networking events.

Events at LIGHTFAIR International 2018 take place at McCormick Place located at 2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616.

For LIGHTFAIR International 2018, the Pre-Conference program will take place from Sunday, May 6 – Monday, May 7 and the LFI Trade Show and Conference will run from Tuesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 10. For more information about LIGHTFAIR International, please visit LIGHTFAIR.COM.

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