After a 20-year hiatus, LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) returns to Chicago May 6-10, 2018, and Steiner plans to make this show a memorable one.
Accompany Steiner to LIGHTFAIR on May 8, the opening day for exhibits, and receive:
- FREE: Exhibit hall pass ($99 value and good for duration of show).
- FREE: Transportation to and from the show on May 8 from either Steiner’s Elk Grove Village location or its Rockford location. (See chart below for further details.*)
- FREE: Hot Breakfast Buffet from Chicago’s iconic Manny’s Delicatessen.
- FREE: Tour of Steiner’s state-of-the-art Lighting and Technology Center.
Steiner’s LIGHTFAIR event is co-sponsored by Acuity Brands, and Philips.
Free Entry to World’s Largest Lighting Fair
With the free Exhibit Hall pass from Steiner, you can gain entry to LIGHTFAIR, the worlds’ largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. The show is considered the premier event for the lighting industry that focuses on a variety of topics, including connecting innovative design, cutting-edge style, state-of-the-art technology, networking opportunities, and continuing education courses.
The show is expected to attract nearly 30,000 visitors to Chicago’s McCormick Place. More than 550 exhibitors are scheduled to showcase their wares throughout 6 pavilions. To view an exhibitors list, as of mid-March, click here.
It will be the first time since 1995 that the trade show and conference will be held in Chicago. “We expect Chicago and McCormick Place to help deliver a LIGHTFAIR experience of extraordinary relevance and resonance,” says Jeffrey Portman Sr., vice chairman of LFI managing partner AmericasMart Atlanta. “The spectacular scope of LIGHTFAIR exhibits, together with its extensive conference programming, demands an environment of the scale which McCormick Place offers–one that our customers will embrace and enjoy.”
LIGHTFAIR will also be home to educational courses and sessions beginning with pre-conference events on May 6 and running throughout the show. Topics include: lighting, design, technology, smart lighting, lighting and health, retrofitting buildings, managing LED costs and more.
The educational component, includes:
- Conference offering approximately 200 hours of accredited education
- Accredited courses that range from 60 minutes to 2-day immersion sessions at every level, from Foundational to Advanced, as well as General courses.
In addition, the show will feature a Smart Cities Forum and a Light & Health Forum. Both Forums take place on Wednesday, May 9, and offer six conference sessions. Forum sessions are available as a package or à la carte.
The Smart Cities Forum explores how smart cities are leading lighting into the Internet of Things (IoT) where lighting enables digital technologies critical to the expansion of city services. The Light & Health Forum will explore light’s impact on humans as well as plants and wildlife.
|Buses Depart from Steiner’s Rockford facility at 6:30a.m.
(6900 Rock Valley Pkwy, Loves Park, IL 61111)
|Buses Depart from Elk Grove Village at 7a.m.
(1250 Touhy Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007)
|Buses Arrive at Steiner’s Lighting and Technology Center at approximately 8a.m. for a free breakfast and tour.|
|Buses Depart for LIGHTFAIR at 9:30 a.m. for travel to McCormick Place.|
|Buses Depart McCormick Place at 4p.m. for return trips to Rockford and Elk Grove Village facilities|