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NeoCon features a week of exceptional events and celebrations.

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DIFFA Chicago: MASQ Gala 2020

  • Date Saturday, June 6, 2020
  • Time 6:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Location Revel Fulton Market – 1215 W. Fulton Market
  • Tickets 312.644.6412 or

Our masquerade gala awaits! Mix with revelers as we celebrate our design world where, often, veneers mask function. Come to the DIFFA CHICAGO 2020 GALA. Cast in chiaroscuro light dappled with the colors of your wardrobe brings. Take in this luscious masqed Gala that tricks the eye and sees to DIFFA Chicago's 20/20 Vision: A WORLD WITHOUT AIDS. MASQ: Seeing in Believing. Saturday, June 6, 2020 Sponsorships are available!

Attendance is limited, so please purchase your tickets early!

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Revel in Design

  • Date Sunday, June 7, 2020
  • Time 7:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Location The Ritz Carlton, Chicago 160 E. Pearson Street

With the start of a new decade, IIDA introduces the new name for their annual black-tie event: Revel in Design. This is the place you need to be to kick off NeoCon. A special evening of networking, dinner, and dancing will honor the winners of two of the most prestigious competitions in the interior design profession—the 47th annual Interior Design Competition and the 28th annual Will Ching Design Competition. Join IIDA, prominent international interior designers, and global design manufacturers for this revamped celebration of design.

For information on sponsor opportunities, please email Tracey Thomas, director of strategic sales, at

Ticket sales open in February 2020. Details and Tickets

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Best of NeoCon Award Winners' Breakfast

  • Date Monday, June 8, 2020
  • Time 7:30 – 8:30 AM. Doors open at 7:15 AM
  • Location The Renaissance Hotel Ballroom, One West Wacker Drive, Chicago
  • Tickets $95

The Best of NeoCon 2020 award winners will be announced among industry peers on the opening morning of NeoCon. Now in its 32nd year, the iconic competition honors the best new commercial interiors products in the industry, which are exhibited at NeoCon. Honors include Gold and Silver Awards, as well as Innovation Awards, Editors' Choice Awards, and one Best of Competition Award.

2019 Winners

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Exhibitor Hospitality and Events

  • Location NeoCon Exhibitors: Floors 1, 3, 6, 7, 10 & 11, 14, 15

Stop by the showrooms or booths of NeoCon Exhibitors as they host a special event, important guest(s), hospitality, giveaways, etc.

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Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

  • Date Tuesday, June 9, 2020
  • Time 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Location Floor 7

Enjoy afternoon cocktails, conversations and connections when the NeoCon energy and festivities move onto the 7th floor Exhibit Hall. Gather with A&D professionals while exploring hundreds of exhibitors from around the world.

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Design Center @ NeoCon: Toast to Fine Design [SE1]

  • Date Tuesday, June 9, 2020
  • Time 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Location Floors 6, 14 and 15 Floor-wide Champagne Reception

Be inspired as you step off the elevators on 6, 14 and 15 to an oasis of fine design. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and live music throughout the hallways then relax with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in showrooms. As the lines between residential, hospitality and commercial design continue to blur, the Design Center showrooms offer both residential and contract lines, providing the most innovative and inspirational selection of products on the market today for both indoor and outdoor design projects.

Come see all the Design Center has to offer the contract market!

The party continues in over 100 inspiring showrooms.

Registration for NeoCon is required to attend this event.

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BIFMA Annual Membership Meeting

  • Date Wednesday, June 10, 2020
  • Time 7:00 – 7:40 AM breakfast | 7:40 – 8:55 AM meeting
  • Location NeoCon Theater, 19th Floor, theMART

Members of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and invited guests are encouraged to attend the Association’s Annual Membership Meeting to hear the state-of-the-industry and state-of-the-association reports.

Registration details to-come.


LuxeHome Boutique Special Events

  • Date Monday, June 8 – Wednesday, June 10, 2020
  • Location Floor 1

Join Us! Many of the boutiques at LuxeHome, the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation located on the first floor of theMART, will host special events during NeoCon. These include breakfasts, cocktail receptions, new product introductions, contract and hospitality product celebrations, open houses and much more.

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