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LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2016 set new trade show floor and west-coast attendance records during its five-day run in San Diego, April 24 – 28, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of LFI managing partner AmericasMart® Atlanta.
“The convergence of light and technology marked every dimension of LFI 2016 with new product introductions, new design concepts and new connectivity setting clear direction for the way forward,” adds Portman. “We expect our 2016 event to have transformative impact on the world of lighting design now and for years to come,” Portman notes.
The largest LFI trade show in its 27-year history totaled 269,680 net square feet housing 617 exhibitors, including 102 first-time exhibiting companies and 117 manufacturers headquartered outside the U.S.
“The 2016 exhibitor and product mix has expanded as the industry evolves,” observes Rochelle Richardson, CEM, LIGHTFAIR International vice president.
Registration increased to 27,628 to set a new west-coast show record, beating the 2014 west-coast record set in Las Vegas.
LIGHTFAIR International is presented annually by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD, www.iald.org) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES,www.ies.org). The event is produced and managed by AMC, Inc. (www.americasmart.com).