Back on the East Coast!
LightFair 2023 Returns to New York.

Be part of something bigger. Exhibit with LightFair and see New York City in a new light.

LightFair 2023 strategically located close to one of the top hubs for the lighting design community in the US.

You can expect:

  • Expanded programming featuring design-centric opportunities
  • New trade show layout
  • A streamlined conference program
  • Thoughtfully designed networking

  • The Design Capital of the World

    Lightfair is located in the design capital of the world, making it the perfect backdrop for the premier lighting event. From Broadway and Central Park to Hudson Yards and the High Line, this vibrant city gives attendees even more reason to be excited for LightFair 2023.

  • A New York State of Service

    Situated in Manhattan’s trendy West Side neighborhood along the scenic Hudson River, the newly expanded Javits center offers unmatched resources, services and staff to ensure effortless planning and strong ROI.

Exclusive Opportunity: Immersive Lighting Installations

Demonstrate the power of your products through the Immersive Lighting Installations 2023 program, presented by LightFair and IALD. Open to architectural and commercial lighting manufacturers with at least one IALD member on their design team, Immersive Lighting Installations highlight your company on a grand scale by taking attendees on an unforgettable journey of discovery right on the show floor.

Submissions closed November 7, 2022. Selected teams will be matched with a New York-based lighting design practice to conceptualize and execute an installation around the 2023 theme, Circular Economy.

Experiential Product Discovery

Welcome Back, NYCxDESIGN

Building on the success of the 2021 partnership with NYCxDESIGN, the collaboration returns in 2023, expanding your reach with audiences focused on the latest in lighting design. LightFair’s market reach alone generates millions of impressions for our exhibitors — by combining forces with NYCxDESIGN and offering a 50% registration discount to their community of designers, specifiers and creatives, we are exponentially increasing LightFair’s visibility among the decision-makers you want to reach.

2023 Debut! Co-Location with ICFF

LightFair 2023 will also draw energy from a new co-location with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America’s leading platform for contemporary furnishing design. The event, which shares trade show dates with LightFair on May 21, 22 and 23, attracts an audience of 10,000 architects, interior designers, retailers, distributors, developers and press. Exhibitors can look forward to meeting more of their target audiences under one roof — and more leads qualified and ready to do business.


IES LIVE: On-Floor Education Re-Imagined

The LightFair LIVE stage has been re-imagined by IES as a world-class theater for thought-leaders, clad with a fresh new design, all-new content and the opportunity to illuminate your brand and technical expertise. With programming scheduled throughout the show floor’s three-day run, IES LIVE is slated to present “innovation station” talks delving into the luminaire design process and components, and 3D printing live fixtures of luminaire shades in addition to hosting meetups with LightFair Conference speakers, a “Shark Tank” style sales competition and special Q&A sessions.

IALD Designery: Elevating Design Conversations

The highly-acclaimed Designery expands in 2023 to offer on-floor educational content curated by IALD — complimentary for all show attendees — driving traffic that leads to new connections and stronger business. Take advantage of exclusive opportunities to boost brand awareness in panel discussions and member town hall meetings. Gain brand exposure and reach more attendees as they flock to the show floor to participate in student events and lighting installations across special networking areas.

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