A number of measures and protocols will be in place to address any necessary city, state, or CDC guidelines in June and to provide everyone with a high level of comfort attending NeoCon 2024.
THE MART has received GBAC Star accreditation. GBAC STAR is the gold standard of prepared facilities and the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation.
An extension of current building practices at THE MART and event measures include:
Optimized air filtration and circulation
THE MART has implemented the latest guidance from ASHRAE and has worked with Infectious Disease Specialists and Mechanical Engineers to execute recommendations for indoor air quality and air filtration.
There has been an increase in the amount of fresh air that is being circulated in the building. The entire building is also being flushed with 100% outside air two hours before and after business hours each day.
The building's air handlers have a MERV-15 filter rating that is hospital-grade and higher than the majority of commercial buildings.
Enhanced cleaning protocols
THE MART is employing aggressive cleaning protocols for all common areas of the building using approved products and protocol from public health agencies.
Cleaning staff has been trained on the safe and healthy use of cleaning chemicals used in accordance with OSHA's Hazard Communication standards.
There is frequent disinfection and cleaning of high touch surfaces, and electro-static spraying of elevators and other public spaces.
Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the lobby and showroom/exhibit floors.
Low contact registration
Elevator monitors to manage comfortable capacity
Ample outdoor lounge space and low contact food service on the new River Park at THE MART
Hybrid programming with virtual and live on-site options also available via livestream
NeoCon® | June 10-12, 2024 | THE MART, Chicago NeoCon is the world’s leading platform and most important event for the commercial design industry. Since launching in 1969, NeoCon has served as the annual gathering place for design professionals and end-users. The three-day event showcases game-changing products and services from both leading companies and emerging talent—providing unparalleled access to the latest and most innovative solutions. Additionally, a robust educational program of keynote presentations and CEU sessions offers world-class expertise and insight about today’s most relevant topics during the show and throughout the year. A launch pad for innovation—NeoCon offers ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future.
NeoCon® | June 10-12, 2024 | THE MART, Chicago NeoCon is the world’s leading platform for commercial design and the annual gathering place for over 50,000 design professionals and end-users. Marking its 55th edition, NeoCon continues to serve as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation - showcasing game-changing products and services from leading companies and emerging talent, and providing unparalleled access to the most cutting-edge solutions. A robust educational program of keynote presentations and CEU sessions offers world-class expertise and insight about today’s most relevant topics. www.neocon.com
In order for your company to register for exhibitor badges and manage its company profile on the online exhibitor directory for NeoCon 2024, we require a Registration Contact and a Marketing/Admin Contact from each showroom and booth exhibiting at the show. Please also provide any additional marketing contacts that would like to receive all show communications regarding exhibitor marketing opportunities and important exhibitor information. Click the link below to manage your contacts.
NeoCon 2024 Exhibitor Registration opens February 6.
Each exhibiting company will be asked to designate an Exhibitor Registration Contact, who will be assigned a specific password that is required in order for staff to register for the show (password provided via email).
The exhibitor registration system provides each company’s Exhibitor Registration Contact access to a dashboard that allows them the flexibility to register multiple staff, edit and delete staff at their convenience, and send staff their own confirmations.
Staff may also register themselves once their Exhibitor Registration Contact has provided them their company's password.
Exhibitor Registration / Badge Pick-Up Hours
Exhibitor badges must be picked up onsite when you arrive at the show on the first floor of THE MART at the Info Bar, under the Grand Stair.
The 2024 NeoCon Exhibitor Directory is live on neocon.com. Don’t forget to populate/edit your company’s listing!
The NeoCon Exhibitor Directory includes virtual floor plans and company profiles, which are searchable by company name, product categories, vertical markets, location, and keywords. Company profiles can include product images, videos, PDF uploads, URL links, and any events you are hosting during the show.
Your designated Marketing/Admin Contact can edit your company profile via the link below. (See Exhibitor Contacts for Marketing/Admin Contact details).
If this is your first time logging in, your password will be "welcome". Upon logging in, you will be prompted to create your own password. To reset your password, enter your email address and click "Reset Password" and your password will automatically reset to, "welcome".
You may go back into your company profile at any time and make edits or additions up until the show.
Showrooms - please note that your NeoCon company profile will be the same company profile that is also featured year-round on THE MART online building directory. We highly recommend that you review your current profile and make any necessary changes.
Should you have any questions regarding your company profile, contact Molly Wilson.
Book in the official NeoCon hotel block and choose from a variety of popular hotels with exclusive NeoCon amenities and a diverse set of room types for any type of traveler. In partnership with onPeak, we've secured discounted rates at a selection of Chicago hotels. Through onPeak we're able to offer you convenient and affordable options for your trip to NeoCon 2024. onPeak is the only hotel provider endorsed by NeoCon 2024, and we encourage you to book through them early for the best selection and price. Additionally, booking through onPeak allows you to make adjustments without penalty.
There are many companies that lead you to believe that they are affiliated with NeoCon or a vendor for NeoCon. A few of the services they offer are databases, list rentals, and housing services.
We will never provide our attendee or exhibitor lists to outside parties. Any solicitations you receive claiming they can provide you with NeoCon affiliated lists or databases are UNAUTHORIZED.
NeoCon’s official housing partner is OnPeak. We are not affiliated with any other company who may offer you hotel services.
If you are contacted by any outside company you find suspicious or are unsure whether they are a legitimate authorized vendor for this event, please forward to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If they use the NeoCon name we will send a cease & desist letter.
What can you do to stop the E-mails from these companies?
Hit reply to the e-mail and type REMOVE FROM LIST in the subject line and hit send.
Block the sender’s e-mail and the domain in your junk e-mail settings.
Many junk e-mail settings will allow you to import a list of domains to block.
Held annually since 1990, Best of NeoCon is the official awards program for NeoCon, honoring outstanding new products from NeoCon exhibiting companies.
Best of NeoCon 2024 continues with a streamlined submission process, and a robust marketing campaign including enhanced branding, programming, events, and digital content. The awards program will feature entries in product categories evaluated by a diverse jury of leading architects, designers, specifiers and facility managers with expertise spanning commercial, healthcare, institutional and hospitality sectors. This year’s awards program will also include enhanced marketing and promotional benefits for both entrants and winners, before, during and after the show.
Click here to see a gallery of Best of NeoCon 2023 entrants.
Eligibility: Manufacturers who are showroom tenants of THE MART and exhibitors of NeoCon, June 10-12, 2024, are eligible to enter new products introduced since June 15, 2023.
Submission Deadlines: Entry Type | Date Early | Friday, April 19 Regular | Friday, May 3 Late | Friday, May 17
Winner’s Awards Event: Monday, June 10, during NeoCon 2024 at THE MART
We strive to provide our exhibitors with an array of onsite and digital sponsorship opportunities that will allow your company to share its brand initiatives both at the show and in the months leading up to the show in unique and effective ways.
As we countdown to NeoCon 2024, June 10-12, we will continue to unite the design community and provide valuable content and programming in the months leading up to the show. All of the action takes place on neocon.com and across NeoCon's social media platforms.
Outlined below are social media opportunities that 2024 exhibitors can take advantage of now.
Complimentary Social Media Opportunities
We are curating content for the ongoing feed across the NeoCon platforms which includes Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Here are some themes that we consider—please submit material for editorial consideration and be sure to include any links or relevant hashtags we should incorporate:
New Product Introductions: NeoCon is known for product launches. We can’t include everything, but we regularly pull from this content for potential features in product round-ups. Please submit your content here
Call for Projects: We are seeking high-resolution images of commercial design projects that feature products from NeoCon exhibiting companies. Please submit your content here
General Company News: Do you have some company news you would like us to share? Please submit here
Coming Soon: Social Toolkit Take advantage of the building buzz by promoting your products and participation on social media. Simply add a NeoCon sticker to your product images, copy and paste the pre-packaged social media posts to your social media channels, and hit post to join the growing NeoCon 2024 stream and bring enhanced exposure and awareness to your brand.
Join The Conversation on Social:
Be sure to interact with us across our various social media platforms: Instagram (@NeoCon_Shows), Facebook (@NeoConShows), and LinkedIn (@NeoCon). We encourage you to use these outlets as a tool to spread the news about your presence, promotions, & products at NeoCon.
Effective media relations strengthen and complement the sales and marketing strategies you implement surrounding your presence at NeoCon®.
Our PR firm, Novità Communications, will be promoting the show and its exhibitors in the months leading up to the event through strategic outreach to print, digital, and broadcast outlets. They will also be hosting hundreds of media outlets onsite during NeoCon in the Press Office. Please be sure to alert Novità if you are launching a new product, celebrating a milestone, or have any additional company updates. In addition, please let them know if you are planning any media events in your showroom or booth during NeoCon. You can reach Novità by contacting Emma Reuland at email@example.com. We will also be sending out regular exhibitor communication emails with links to submit your pre-show materials, which we can leverage in the months leading up to the show. If an outside PR firm is handling your media relations, kindly share this information with them.