Jan 15, 2017

Light Fair InternationalLIGHTFAIR International will return to the Windy City in 2018 for the first time since 1995. The strategic move is a result of LFI’s continued growth, evidenced by record setting trade-show floor and attendance numbers in recent years.

The 2018 trade show and conference is slated for May 6-10, 2018, at McCormick Place, which with 2.6 million sq ft of exhibition space, is the largest convention center in the country. “The spectacular scope of LIGHTFAIR exhibits, together with its extensive conference programming, demands an environment of the scale which McCormick Place offers,” says Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., of LFI managing partner AmericasMart Atlanta.

Organizers see Chicago, a center of “lighting technology innovation and thought leadership,” as a “uniquely advantageous setting,” and expect the change to foster creativity. Says IES Executive Vice President Timothy Licitra: “Chicago and McCormick Place create for LIGHTFAIR and particularly our exhibitors a new canvas for innovation and expansion.”

For more information on LFI 2018 as well as LFI 2017, May 7-11 at the Philadelphia Convention Center, visit lightfair.com.