LIGHTFAIR International Will Head Back to Philadelphia in 2017

August 17, 2015

LIGHTFAIR International, billed as the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, will return May 7-11, 2017, to Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2017 for its 28th annual staging, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and COO of LFI managing partner AmericasMart Atlanta.

Produced annually alternately on the East and West Coasts, LFI was last staged at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2013. 

LFI’s 2017 return to Philadelphia will follow its 2016 showing in San Diego at the San Diego Convention Center, the event’s newest West Coast venue.  LFI’s San Diego event will run April 24-28 next year.

LFI 2015, held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York in May, broke all registration and trade show records with double-digit growth marking the largest staging in its history. It set an all-time trade show floor record with 268,580 net square feet, housing 599 exhibitors. 

Registration grew to 29,900 attendees, a 15 percent gain, compared with the previous record set in 2014, with representatives from 89 countries.

“Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Convention Center afford our global customer base a highly accessible and accommodating venue, well-scaled to the expanding space and service demands aligned with LFI’s continuing growth,” Portman said. 

He added, “Our 2013 experience there was positive and productive.  We fully expect LFI’s 2017 showing to exceed those high marks.”

LIGHTFAIR International brings the industry’s newest and most advanced products and technologies to a global attendee population of lighting designers, specifiers, architects, consultants and engineers from around the world. 

Throughout the trade show floor, exhibitors showcase exclusive introductions and a large spectrum of solutions such as LEDs, OLEDs, luminaires, energy-efficient products, alternative energy, solar power, decorative, controls, software, digital signage, healthcare and hospitality. 

LIGHTFAIR also features six pavilions: Building Integration; Daylighting; Design; Exterior & Roadway Lighting; Global Light + Design; and New Exhibitor Pavilion.

LFI is sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).  The event is produced and managed by AmericasMart Atlanta.

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