Press Release

LightFair to be staged during New York Design Week in 2021!

ATLANTA – November 19, 2019 – LightFair will take place during New York City’s annual celebration of design, NYCxDESIGN, in 2021. The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting tradeshow and conference will be located at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, reports Show Director Dan Darby together with Timothy Licitra, executive director of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and Marsha L. Turner, chief executive officer of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). The location places it alongside international high-end and contemporary furnishings tradeshow ICFF for its five-day conference and three-day tradeshow.

“LightFair showcases the intersection of innovations in lighting, design and technology, so alignment with NYCxDESIGN is a natural fit,” said Darby. “The tradeshow will present forward-thinking, design-driven lighting manufacturers to the global design community and the conference will bring a new element to NYCxDESIGN’s coterie of thought leader events and presentations. It’s an unmatched opportunity for our 500+ exhibitors and 175+ speakers to connect with the tens of thousands of designers and students that make up the New York design community during its most important time of the year.”

LightFair was last staged in New York in 2015 when it set records in tradeshow size and attendance. Its last two East Coast stagings in 2017 and 2019 in Philadelphia also saw strong shows and attendance supported by the city’s continuing emergence as a center of design, architecture and innovation. LightFair also benefited significantly from strong partnerships with the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city’s collaborative hotel community, and the team at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, who delivered outstanding customer service.

“LightFair would like to acknowledge and thank the Philadelphia team for helping to grow the show,” noted Darby.

LightFair is staged alternately on the U.S. East and West coasts and returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center May 3-7, 2020.

Alignment with NYCxDESIGN and ICFF continues LightFair’s reimagining of the attendee experience which sees new programming and amenities plus a new tradeshow layout and streamlined conference debuting in 2020. The estimated 300,000 NYCxDESIGN attendees and the 52,000 designers, 8,000 firms and thousands of students from top design and architecture schools in the New York design community will have access to both the LightFair and ICFF tradeshow floors plus additional events taking place across the five boroughs.

“Co-locating ICFF and LightFair adds amazing value for exhibitors and attendees,” adds Darby. “Together we present total resources for designers. Through LightFair they can source technologically advanced and design-driven lighting to complement the avant-garde and contemporary furnishings presented by ICFF. This collaboration is set to be a highlight of an already exciting time in New York City.”

Leasing for LightFair 2021 will begin in mid-2020 and attendee registration will open in early 2021.

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  • Las Vegas Convention Center
    Las Vegas, NV USA

  • Trade Show
    May 5-7,

  • Conference
    May 3-7,

Conference schedule will be announced in January 2020.

May 19, 2019
May 20, 2019
May 21, 2019
  • LFI Innovation Awards* - Continental Breakfast served at 7:30am

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

    Ballroom AB

  • LFI Innovation Awards* - Continental Breakfast served at 7:30am

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

    Ballroom AB

  • IES & IALD Gallery of Awards

    9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (All Day)

    Design Lounge, Booth 2625

  • #LFI2019 My Headshot: Professional Headshot Photos

    9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (All Day)

    Booth 5734

  • #LFI 2019 30th Anniversary Mosaic Wall

    9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (All Day)

    Booth 4148

  • New Attendee Orientation & Tour*

    9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Room 108B

  • Certified Lighting Designer: Insights Into The Application, Presented By The IALD

    10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

    LFI Live, Booth 5455

  • The NEW Zhaga - Future-Proof Luminaries Through Interoperability, Presented by ZHAGA CONSORTIUM

    11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

    LFI Live, Booth 5455

  • Opening Day Speaker Alex Kenjeev, President of O'Leary Ventures, Shark Tank Insider, Tech Entrepreneur

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    LFI Live, Booth 5455

  • Tour of the LFI Innovation Award Winners*

    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Room 107B

  • Exhibitor Seminar

    2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    LFI Live, Booth 5455

  • LFI 30th Anniversary Cupcake Celebration

    2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    Hall F

  • Using Lighting to Surge Syracuse, NY Forward, Presented by CIMCON LIGHTING, INC

    4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

    LFI Live, Booth 5455

  • Geek Out with Current, Presented by CURRENT, POWERED BY GE

    5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

    LFI Live, Booth 5455

  • New Exhibitor Pavilion Cocktail Hour (Giveaway at 5:45pm)

    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    New Exhibitor Pavilion

  • Dilworth Park - Evening Exploration *

    6:15 PM – 8:30 PM

    Walking Tour, Room 109AB

May 22, 2019
  • 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

  • IES & IALD Gallery of Awards

    9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (All Day)

    Design Lounge, Booth 1262

  • #LFI2019 My Headshot: Professional Headshot Photos

    9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (All Day)

    Booth 5734

  • #LFI 2019 30th Anniversary Mosaic Wall

    9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (All Day)

    Booth 4148

  • Tour of IoT & Connected Exhibitors*

    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Room 104B

  • Exhibitor Seminar

    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    LFI Live, Booth 5455

  • DALI-2: The Global Standard for Smart, Digital, Lighting Control in the IoT Era - Sponsored by DIIA - DIGITAL ILLUMINATION INTERFACE ALLIANCE

    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    LFI Live, Booth 5455

  • Putting Bluetooth Mesh to the Test: Lessons Learned in a Retrofit Demonstration of Interoperability, Presented by MCWONG INTERNATIONAL, INC.

    1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

    LFI Live, Booth 5455

  • Extrusion Design for Lighting Application, Presented by ALMAG ALUMINUM, INC

    2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

    LFI Live, Booth 5455

  • New Exhibitor Pavilion Snack Break (Giveaway at 2:45pm - details under Pavilion Giveaway in the mobile App)

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    New Exhibitor Pavilion

  • Careers In Lighting: What’s Hot And What’s Not, Presented By LD+A

    3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

    LFI Live, Booth 5455

  • Tour of Light and Health Exhibitors*

    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Room 104B

  • Horticulture Lighting Solutions, Presented by BARRON LIGHTING GROUP

    4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

    LFI Live, Booth 5455

  • Student Networking Reception

    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    LFI Live, Booth 5455

  • 36th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards*

    6:00 PM – 12:00 AM

    Crystal Tea Ballroom

  • Liacouras Center: LED Sports Lighting At Temple University*

    6:15 PM – 8:30 PM

    Room 109AB

May 23, 2019
  • IES & IALD Gallery of Awards

    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Design Lounge, Booth 1262

  • #LFI2019 My Headshot: Professional Headshot Photos

    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Booth 5734

  • #LFI 2019 30th Anniversary Mosaic Wall

    9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (All Day)

    Booth 4148

  • Tour of the LFI Pavilions*

    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Room 104B

  • LFI 30th Anniversary Dine Around Celebration** (Giveaway in the NEW Exhibitor Pavilion at 10:15am)

    11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Refreshments in each Pavilion and LFI Live, Booth 5455

  • Welcome to Las Vegas LFI 2019 Gift Card Giveaway

    1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    LFI Live, Booth 5455

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