Industry needs: LightFair to move to biennial...
Industry needs

LightFair to move to biennial event schedule

Photo: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

LightFair, North America's largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, is transitioning to a biennial schedule beginning with the 2023 event, scheduled for May 21 to 25 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. As the major player in this vibrant space, LightFair's updated schedule will better serve the industry's manufacturing cycle, product marketplace and the overall needs of lighting professionals. "The lighting industry has been shifting and we took an opportunity to reflect on what we offer and optimise our event in a way that better aligns with industry needs", said Dan Darby, show director. The schedule change is part of an overarching strategic plan that LightFair's management committee developed in response to the changing needs of lighting manufacturing and specification.

„The lighting industry has been shifting and we took an opportunity to reflect on what we offer and optimise our event in a way that better aligns with industry needs“
Dan Darby, show director
This plan continues to position LightFair at the forefront of the industry, with exciting new features in 2023 including partnerships with NYCxDESIGN and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), immersive lighting installations, learning tours, audience expansion to include residential lighting professionals and more. "As one of the owners of LightFair, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is excited to embrace this new biennial cadence that we know will best serve our community in the years to come", said IALD CEO Christopher Knowlton. Increasing attendance by 110% over the previous year, LightFair 2022 drew more than 10,000 people from 63 countries to source brand-new products, advance their knowledge and connect with other industry professionals. The 2023 edition is expected to continue this trend.

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