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Exhibitor Resources

Welcome to the NeoCon 2022 Exhibitor Resources Page, where you will find details and links for all your exhibiting needs. 

Please be sure to bookmark this page, as you will need to reference it often as you plan for the show. Details will be added as opportunities and information becomes available.

SHOW INFO

2022 Show Dates and Times

  • Monday, June 13 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 14 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 15 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Show Contacts

Construction/Showroom Renovation

  • Construction Services | 312.527.7570

Disabilities/Special Assistance

  • Meeting Planning and Special Events | 312.527.4141
  • Dock Appointments/Dock Labor/Shipping & Crating Services Merchandise Mart Loading Dock | 312.527.7559

Security

  • The Mart Security Services | 312.527.7700

Exhibitor Sales


Exhibitor Relations

  • Camillie Navarro | Exhibitor Relations Specialist – Tradeshow Finance | cnavarro@themart.com | 312-527-7870

Marketing


Programming


Operations


Meeting Planning & Special Events


Public Relations


Management

Health and Safety

NeoCon will have measures and protocols in place to address any city, state, or CDC requirements and guidelines in effect in June and also to provide attendees with a high level of comfort attending NeoCon 2022. Note that these measures, if necessary, may include requirements for face masks and proof of COVID vaccination or negative test to attend the show. Updates and details will be provided.

theMART 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 theMART and event measures include:

Optimized air filtration and circulation

  • theMART 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

  • theMART 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.

Event measures

  • Low contact registration
  • Elevator monitors to manage comfortable capacity
  • A modified 7th floor Exhibit Hall Layout to allow for social distancing comfort
  • Ample outdoor lounge space and low contact food service on the new River Park at theMART
  • Hybrid programming with virtual CEU sessions and live onsite keynotes also available via livestream
  • A new complementary online event platform offering virtual access to exhibitors, programming and networking

NeoCon Logos, Images and Calendar Listing

Use the NeoCon logos and images from the press gallery to market your presence at NeoCon 2022.

Visit the NeoCon Press Image Gallery

Calendar Listing

Version 1

NeoCon® | June 13-15, 2022 | theMART, 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.

Visit www.neocon.com for additional information.

Version 2

NeoCon® | June 13-15, 2022 | theMART, 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 53rd 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

PLANNING FOR NEOCON 2022

Exhibitor Checklist

A summary of required and recommended exhibitor tasks and opportunities.

NeoCon Exhibitor Checklist

Exhibitor Contacts (Required)

In order for your company to register for exhibitor badges and manage its online profile for NeoCon 2022, we require an Exhibitor Marketing Contact and Exhibitor Registration Contact from each showroom and booth exhibiting at the show. Click the link below to manage your contacts.

NeoCon 2022 Exhibitor Marketing & Registration Contact Form

Exhibitor Registration (Required)

NeoCon 2022 Exhibitor Registration is now Open

Each exhibiting company has been asked to designate an Exhibitor Registration Contact, who will be assigned a specific password that will be required in order for staff to register for the show (password will be 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.

For Exhibitor Registration Contacts to register multiple staff for an exhibitor badge and manage their company’s registration list:

For staff to register themselves for an exhibitor badge:


Exhibitor Registration / Badge Pick-Up Hours

Exhibitor badges must be picked up onsite when you arrive at the show on the first floor of theMART at the Info Bar, under the Grand Stair.

Day

Hours

Tuesday, June 7

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8,

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 9

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, June 10

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 11

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 12

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday, June 13

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 15

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Exhibitor Profiles – The NeoCon Hub (Required)


Your company’s NeoCon Exhibitor Profile page is live and viewable to the public on the NeoCon Hub, also accessible via neocon.com

The NeoCon Hub provides an online connection to NeoCon 2022 with access to exhibitor profiles, floor plans, virtual CEUs, keynote livestreams and in-platform networking with the NeoCon community, before, during and after the show.

Completing your Exhibitor Profile allows both onsite and virtual NeoCon registrants to learn about your company, locate your company on the floor plan, search by products, categories, and vertical markets, as well as network with your company, drop a business card and schedule virtual meetings, between April 12 and July 15.

Log in to your Exhibitor Profile
(Must be your company's designated NeoCon 2022 Marketing Contact to login)

Contact Molly Wilson with any Marketing Contact updates.


Exhibitor Profile Upgrades: Upgrade to a Premium Profile Package, which offers more product and collateral uploads and embedded videos. Upgrades can be made with your Exhibitor Profile page, towards the end of the form.

Standard Profile (Free)
• Company Information
• Location (link to and from floorplans)
• Exhibitor Branded Banner
• Networking: Chat/Appointments
• 6 Content/Collateral Uploads*
• 3 Products in Product Module

Premium Profile ($500)
• Company Information
• Location (link to and from floorplans)
• Exhibitor Branded Banner
• Networking: Chat/Appointments
+ 10 Content/Collateral Uploads*
+ 10 Products in Product Module
+ Company Videos (up to 5)

Exhibitor Profile Analytics Dashboard Add-On ($100)
Add-on an Exhibitor Profile Analytics Dashboard to view detailed metrics on NeoCon registrants' interaction with your company’s Exhibitor Profile Page

Hotels

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 2022. onPeak is the only hotel provider endorsed by NeoCon 2022, 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.

Book for the 2022 Show Now

Permanent Showrooms - Construction/Deliveries/Move-In

In an effort to streamline dock operations, we have changed our process for NeoCon 2022; therefore all deliveries arriving after May 16 in trucks larger than 12’ high and 30’ long, must be scheduled with our dock at docklabor@themart.com.


Dock Operations

  • All large truck deliveries after Monday May 16 must be scheduled via email (docklabor@themart.com), with a minimum 36 hours notice. All scheduled trucks will be confirmed via email with a designated arrival time.
  • Any large trucks that arrive before their appointment will need to park offsite. Any large trucks that arrive without an appointment will also have to park offsite and return to be unloaded at the end of the day.
  • To insure we can accommodate as many deliveries as possible, we will strictly enforce a one hour parking limit at the dock. We strongly encourage you to hire our labor for unloading and will have separate crews located at the dock / 3rd floor / 10th floor and 11th floor to quickly move your products to your showrooms. The dock crews will unload and tag all of your deliveries to insure they are delivered to your showroom.

The Mart Dock will operate during its regular business hours below until Sunday June 5th. Please schedule your dock time and labor by emailing docklabor@themart.com with a minimum of 36 hours notice.

Regular Dock Hours: M-F 4:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday 4:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • Extended Dock Hours for NeoCon 2022: June 6 – June 12 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • Labor is available M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or as workload demands.


NeoCon Showroom Schedule

In an effort to provide the best experience possible for our attendees, the NeoCon team plans to be “show ready” by the end of the Friday June 10. While we discourage keeping anything in the corridor and prohibit this practice for more than a day, we understand that it’s unavoidable in special cases; therefore we ask that you do not have anything in the corridor after Thursday June 9 at 3:00 p.m. Please also have all construction barricades removed at this time and make every effort to have your showroom completed, with all furniture moved in, by Friday June 10, at 3:00 p.m. This will allow us to place NeoCon specific signage in the corridors, clean the carpets, and touch up paint so that your NeoCon environment looks great for your early visitors and sales meeting on Saturday!

  • Thursday, June 9 | 3:00 p.m.: Corridors must be clear
  • Friday, June 10 | 3:00 p.m.: All furniture must be moved into showroom
  • Friday, June 10 | EOD: Show Ready

Temporary Storage

We will not be able to offer shared storage for NeoCon 2022. Please plan accordingly. If you have to store product locally, please check with several nearby storage facilities, including:

  • The Lockup/350 W. Kinzie Street/312-464-1900
  • East Bank Storage/429 W. Ohio Street/312-644-2000
  • Pickens Kane/410 N. Milwaukee Ave/312-942-0330
  • Life Storage/333 W. Ohio Street/872-210-4250

Construction

The Mart has the right to approve your construction plans. If you haven’t already done so, please share your renovation plans with Nora Bullard from our Construction Services Team. Nora can be reached at nbullard@themart.com. Construction standards and a list of approved contractors can be found here

7th Floor Exhibitors - Contracts & Payments/Operations & Booth Services

Contracts & Payment

Access your booth contract and make a payment.

Login


Operations & Booth Services

Access booth service order forms and set-up information including show schedule, labor, drayage and shipping information.

Login

Data Capture Services (Badge Scanning - Passive and Active)

Active Badge Scanning: Showrooms and 7th Floor Booths

XPress Leads: Lead retrieval is available to order for NeoCon 2022, through NeoCon official vendor, XPress Leads. Don't miss a single sales lead! Not everyone will carry a business card, however every attendee will have a badge with a QR code for you to scan. Xpress Leads Fact Sheet

Please note discounted rates deadlines:
Early Discount : 3/24/22
Late Discount: 05/05/22

For more information please contact XPress Leads; 800-746-9734, xpressleadpro@cdsreg.com or to order lead retrieval, click here


Passive Badge Scanning: Showrooms Only

SmartZone RFID Trackers: Once again, we are offering NeoCon showrooms the opportunity to rent SmartZone RFID trackers. Each NeoCon 2022 badge will include a unique RFID code, which will allow for passive tracking of attendees in and out of the building.

As a showroom, you may utilize this technology by renting a SmartZone tower and placing it within your showroom to automatically capture contact details and demographics of attendees entering your showroom. This technology can be used in addition to Lead Retrieval scanning offered by Xpress Leads.

For more details on SmartZone RFID trackers, click here

Guidelines for Events/Catering Held within Showrooms and Booths

Any exhibitor or showroom planning to host an event or large meeting in their booth or showroom must notify show management in advance using the online notification form by the deadline date, May 13, 2022.


Event Rules and Regulations

  • If you plan to host more than one event, a separate online form for each event should be completed.
  • All exhibitors and sales representatives must have a badge before being allowed on the show floors.

7th Floor Exhibitors

  • All events/meetings on the 7th floor must be held during move-in or show hours.
  • Events or meetings on the 7th floor on Sunday, June 12, 2022 must conclude no later than 4:00 p.m. All exhibitors must leave the 7th floor at this time.
  • Events or meetings on the 7th floor that occur on show days must end by: 5:00 p.m. on June 13-14 and 3:00 p.m. on June 15. Extensions will not be allowed.

Showrooms

  • Contact the Property Management Office at propertymanager@theMART.com if you require the use of any common areas outside the threshold of your showroom, including, but not limited to, corridors, pass-throughs, service corridors, elevator lobbies, janitor closets. Use of common areas without authorization and the use stairways and landings is strictly prohibited. Proper licensing and applicable fees for common area use must be coordinated prior to your event.
  • Provide your Janitorial Contractor with the hours their services are required, with a special focus on the event area, as well as the catering staging area.

Beware of Companies that Solicit Exhibitors

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 neoconshows@themart.com. 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.

BEST OF NEOCON AWARDS

Best of NeoCon Awards Submission Details

BON 22


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 2022 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 54 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.

Please see key dates below. Click on Entry Rules for full competition details.

Submission Platform Now Open. CLICK HERE to login in or set up a new account.

Eligibility:
Manufacturers who are showroom tenants of theMART and exhibitors of NeoCon, June 13-15, 2022, are eligible to enter new products introduced since June 1, 2021.

Submission Deadlines and Fees:
Entry Type | Fee | Date
Early | $700.00 | Thursday, April 14
Regular | $800.00 | Thursday, May 5
Late | $900.00 | Thursday, May 19

Winner’s Awards Event:
Monday, June 13, during NeoCon 2022 at theMART


Questions? Email: bestofneocon@themart.com

MARKETING SUPPORT: SPONSORSHIPS | SOCIAL | PRESS | ADV | AWARDS

Sponsorship Opportunities (Onsite and Digital)

We strive to provide our exhibitors with an array of onsite and digital sponsorship opportunities that will fit your needs in this new environment and allow your company to market your brand both at the show and in the months leading up to the show in unique and effective ways.

NeoCon 2022 Sponsorship Deck

Please contact Lindsey Martin to learn more and reserve your sponsorships.

Social Media Opportunities and Toolkit (Complimentary and Targeted)

As we countdown to NeoCon 2022, June 13-15, 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 NeoCon's social media platforms.

Outlined below are social media opportunities that 2022 exhibitors can take advantage of now. We are accepting everything on a rolling, first-come, first-served, basis.


Free Social Media Opportunities
We are curating content for the ongoing feed across the NeoCon platforms which includes: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, 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 possible social media posting for product roundups/carousels. Please submit your content here

  • General Company News/Content: Do you have some company news you would like us to share? Please submit here

  • Social Toolkit: NeoCon 2022 Exhibitors 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 2022 stream and bring enhanced exposure and awareness to your brand.

    Social Media Toolkit
  • Join The Conversation on Social
    Be sure to interact with us across our various social media platforms: Facebook (@NeoConShows), Twitter (@NeoCon_Shows), and Instagram (@NeoCon_Shows) LinkedIn (@NeoCon). We encourage you to use these outlets as a tool to spread the news about your presence, promotions, & products at NeoCon.


Social Media Sponsorship
Opportunities
If you’d like to control the message, we offer dedicated social media content opportunities for a fee. Please contact emma@novitapr.com for more details and to reserve your spot.

  • NeoCon Product Spotlight: Includes a spotlight of a product of your choice to be featured on NeoCon's Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels at optimal times. Also featured on the NeoCon website via the Exhibitor Page Instagram feed. (Blackout dates: June 6-17, 2022)

    1 Product Image:
    -January 2022 through March 2022: $250
    -April 2022 through July 2022: $350

    Slideshow of up to 8 images (8 images on FB and IG only; 1 image on Twitter):
    -January 2022 through March 2022: $600
    -April 2022 through July 2022: $700
  • NeoCon Instagram Story Takeover: Takeover NeoCon’s Instagram stories for one day with an opportunity to post up to 10 image frames. Includes 1 static post announcing the takeover on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds the morning of the takeover, static image chosen by the NeoCon team. (Blackout dates: June 6-17, 2022)

    -
    January 2022 through March 2022: $2,000
    -April 2022 through July 2022: $2,500
  • NeoConTV on Instagram: We’re currently seeking submissions for NeoConTV: an ongoing series of Instagram Reels that go behind the scenes with manufacturers and designers, offering insider looks into showrooms and new product launches. Is someone from your brand a mover and a shaker in the industry? Do you have a designer you collaborate with that would make a great interview? These 30 second to 1 minute, professionally edited Reels are a perfect opportunity for your design talent to speak about industry trends and dig in on the inspiration and process behind your latest products. Examples of these videos can be found here (Blackout dates: June 6-17, 2022)

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    January 2022 through March 2022: $3,000
    -April 2022 through July 2022: $3,500
  • NeoCon “From the Community” Sponsored Blog Post: NeoCon’s “From the Community” blog has become a popular, widely read series featuring engaging and informative content from industry thought leaders. Through sponsorship, 2022 exhibitors can have the opportunity to submit a piece for inclusion in the series. All blogs will be featured on the neocon.com home page, blog page and across our social media platforms.

    Content must be on a topic that appeals to the greater NeoCon audience. Materials must be pre-approved and must feel editorial in nature. NeoCon’s PR firm, Novità, can work with exhibitors to solidify topic/theme and advise on copy/tone. Examples of these blog posts can be found here (Blackout dates: June 6-17, 2022).

    -January 2022 through March 2022: $3,000
    -April 2022 through July 2022: $3,50


Press Inquiries, Press Releases and Virtual Press Kits

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 emma@novitapr.com / (718) 510-2810. 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. Below is a more detailed overview of their plan for collecting and sharing exhibitor assets and press materials.

Virtual Press Kit

Following the success of NeoCon 2021, finalized press kits for the 2022 edition will be accepted in digital format ONLY through our virtual NeoCon 2022 Press Kit, in order to streamline the media’s access to exhibitor products and to make it more convenient for both attending editors and those who cannot attend. This will serve as our official online press room and is once again hosted through Box.com. We will be sharing this press kit wide so there is opportunity for exposure to a broader media audience. We realize these materials do not get completed until the weeks and sometimes days leading up to the show, but we can provide you with the unique link ahead of time so each exhibitor can have their own dedicated folder where they can upload their product images, press releases, and video assets as they finalize. Please email emma@novitapr.com to receive a unique link to your exhibitor folder and for directions to upload to Box.com. You may also keep some physical press kits on hand in your booth or showroom during the event. If your company would like to offer attending media a gift in the Press Office, please reach out to the Novità team to coordinate. For pointers on press kits, please see below.

What is a press kit?

A press kit is an information packet conveniently assembled for the media to review and potentially utilize in their digital and/or print coverage.

What goes into a press kit?

  • Labeled press release(s)*
  • Labeled, high-res images (at least 300 dpi)
  • Company fact sheet/brief company history (optional)
  • Designer bios (if applicable)

What is a press release?

A press release is a brief announcement, which contains newsworthy material. “News” is the operative word. The press release should outline the new collections/products/innovations that you are launching at NeoCon 2022. A release is written in the style of an article (in the third person). This means that parts of – or the whole – release could be used “as is” in a publication. It concludes with a “boilerplate,” which is a background paragraph on your company. Press releases are usually one to two pages in length. Be sure to include company name, media contact, and NeoCon showroom or booth #.

Media Partners Opportunities - Advertising, Special Sections and Onsite Activations

NeoCon partners with the top media organizations in the industry. Maximize your company’s visibility before, during and after NeoCon with our 2022 media partners.

NeoCon 2022 Media Partner Advertising Contacts and Media Kits


Interior Design Official Show Daily & Directory

Interior Design assures brand placement in front of the entire contract design industry during this key product introduction time.

The Official NeoCon Directory, produced by Interior Design, is the official guide to NeoCon, distributed onsite to all attendees during the show. It is the only publication that provides attendees with exhibitor locations, floor plans and seminar details.

The Show Dailies are the definitive news and product sources published each day at NeoCon. The Show Dailies are distributed at the show and shared digitally with the NeoCon community and Interior Design’s Top 100 Giants of Design Firms. Want to get the word out to A+D? Let Interior Design know about programs, product presentations, parties, exhibitions, and special events you are hosting during NeoCon. For more information contact idsales@interiordesign.net


NeoCon SELECT

Interior Design maximizes participating brands’ exposure and gives them the edge at NeoCon with SELECT, the most comprehensive and effective way to drive specifiers to a showroom or booth. Interior Design gets designers to visit SELECT showrooms and booths with on-site signage and in-book branding. 2021 coverage will include September NeoCon Preview, December NeoCon Wrap, the Official NeoCon Show Directory, and NeoCon Official Show Dailies. For more information contact idsales@interiordesign.net


Metropolis: Specify—Interiors Make an Impact

Now in its third year, Metropolis’ Specify will help architects and designers identify the best new products across sectors that make a positive impact on health, equity, and the environment. Dedicated to NeoCon, Specify will be distributed onsite at the show and a digital version will be emailed to registered NeoCon attendees and Metropolis subscribers. Specify is a take-home from the fair that can be used throughout the year as a handy reference for specifiers and decision makers, helping them make the right choices in products, custom manufacturing, and partnerships.

For more information, please contact Tamara Stout, Director of Advertising, tstout@sandowdesign.com or 917.449.2845 or Tina Brennan, VP, Marketing at tbrennan@sandowdesign.com or 646.488.6712.


Metropolis Sustainability Lab at NeoCon

Calling all NeoCon exhibitors with a sustainability message to be a part of Metropolis Sustainability Lab at NeoCon

The Metropolis Sustainability Lab at NeoCon is a fully integrated exhibit and gathering space brought to you by Metropolis in partnership with NeoCon. The Sustainability Lab will feature an exhibit area showcasing information and insights from Metropolis and its partners. There will be scheduled guided tours of the Sustainability Lab, networking opportunities, and targeted happenings throughout the three days. Also, Metropolis will be organizing showroom crawls to take a group of architects and designers from the Lab around to the Lab Partner showrooms on a guided tour.

As a NeoCon exhibitor you can reach a targeted and highly engaged audience with your sustainability message and initiatives. Become a Lab Partner and you will have the tools to tell your sustainability story and connect directly with the A&D community, providing them with the solutions they seek. Plus, Lab Partners get special offers and rates on a range of marketing solutions with Metropolis.

Please contact your Metropolis representative or Tina Brennan, VP Marketing, at tbrennan@sandowdesign.comor 646-488-6712 for more information on this opportunity.


Archiproducts Membership

With over 3.7 million registered users, Archiproducts is the international architecture and design network where brands get global reach, connect with qualified leads, and empower their brand awareness worldwide. Join us and discover how to maximize your online visibility and reach an extensive audience of architects and designers, and how to create your own BIM product library with our support.

Our partnership with NeoCon gives exhibitors the unique opportunity to join Archiproducts with a special offer (20% off your membership plan) and to be part of our NeoCon 2022 Special Showcase, dedicated to the excellence of the commercial design world in terms of sustainability, product collections, and projects. Find out more about all the benefits of our Membership by getting in touch with our team at sales@archiproducts.com using code NEOCON2022 in the email subject. Don’t Miss Out


Design Milk Special Advertising Packages

Nothing tells the story of your brand better than a well-crafted article or social campaign that leverages the trusted Design Milk brand name and editorial voice. From interviews and product features, to process stories and trends pieces, Design Milk can customize a feature just for your brand—all with special, exclusive discounted rates for NeoCon exhibitors. With over 500k+ readers monthly and more than 8 million social media followers, Design Milk’s popular platform will help you build awareness and create buzz across our expansive community, while increasing your followers and engaging with the right customers.

Don’t delay—spots are limited! Contact Dixie Duncan, Director of Strategic Partnerships at @dixie@design-milk.com \\\ 206-321-2848


If you receive any type of solicitation from Oser Communications regarding a “NeoCon Hospitality and Design Show Daily”—please note that this publication is in no way affiliated with NeoCon and will not be distributed through us or onsite at NeoCon/The Mart in any way.

Industry Award Entry Details

The Industry's most coveted awards take place at NeoCon. Be sure to enter your products by the deadlines below.


Best of NeoCon Awards

Early Deadline: Thursday, April 14 | $700.00
Regular Deadline: Thursday, May 5 | $800.00

Late Deadline: Thursday, May 19 | $900.00
Winners' Awards Event: Monday, June 13 | during NeoCon 2022 at theMART

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 Awards Submission Details


Interior Design HiP at Neocon Awards

Entry Deadline: April 27

Interior Design's HiP at NeoCon Awards is a recognition program honoring commercial industry pioneers and innovative product design. Winners and honorees will be announced live at an exclusive event held at The Mart on Sunday, June 12, 2022, and during a virtual coverage on DesignTV by SANDOW.

HiP Awards Submission Details


MetropolisLikes at NeoCon

Submissions now closed.

The viral awards program #MetropolisLikes returns, with Metropolis editors awarding the top designs of NeoCon 2022. Winners will be published in Specify, announced live on metropolismag.com, Twitter, and Instagram (@MetropolisMag).


IIDA Showroom & Booth Design Competition
NeoCon Exhibitors Enter Today!
Submissions Due June 1

This design competition honors original interior design and the visual impact of permanent NeoCon showrooms, temporary booths, and pop-up exhibitors with an emphasis on the innovative use of product, materials, space, color, texture, and environmental graphics. Entries will be reviewed onsite by a jury of influential design leaders and specifiers from the commercial interior design industry on Sunday, June 1.

Winners will be notified on Sunday, June 11 with winners publicly honored on IIDA.org, social media platforms, and through the official press release sent to key industry publications the morning show opens. All winning spaces will be on exhibit throughout the show.

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