NEOCON East 2015 preview

NeoCon East is ready to make a strong debut in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Oct 28-29.

Here are some NeoCon East 2015 highlights and must-knows. On the Show Floor: The NeoCon East show floor will display a wide range of product offerings across categories. For the first time, there will be a dedicated Architectural Wall Section for attendees to explore featuring Altro Floors, GGI, Goldray Industries, Haworth Inc., JE Berkowitz, M/W International, Inc., McGrory Glass, Inc., Nana Wall Systems Inc., Nxt Wall and Transwall.

The Interiors & Sources Materials Pavilion makes its NeoCon East debut. The hands-on and engaging exhibit will be a source of materials, product, ideas and inspiration. Interiors & Sources along with its partner Material Intelligence are behind the global materials and educational experience.

Non-profit DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) will use its space on the show floor to display products from manufacturers who are participating in its Specify With Care cause-marketing program. The initiative invites companies to donate a percentage of sales from designated collections to benefit DIFFA’s mission. Additional exhibitor product highlights include:
On the Calendar:

Keynotes/Special Presentations
Todd Bertsch and Betsy Nurse HOK Atlanta’s lead designers Todd Bertsch and Betsy Nurse present a new paradigm for designing. Their work on Porsche Cars North America’s high performance headquarters will be highlighted.

Time: Wednesday, October 28 at 11:00AM Location: Theater, Show floor

Jake Barton Jake Barton is Principal and Founder of Local Projects, an award-winning media design firm for museums and public spaces.

Time: Thursday, October 29 at 11:00AM Location: Theater, Show floor

Denise Turner Roth Recently and unanimously confirmed U.S. General Services Administrator Roth is working to build on GSA’s progress and continue this agency’s efforts to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to government and the American people.

Time: Wednesday, October 28 at 1:00PM -2:00PM Location: Theater, Show floor

Beyond Workplace A to Z: End User Meets Manufacturer This session will focus on how to deal with the growing pains of rapidly expanding business and still keep employees happy. Metropolis magazine will host a panel presentation that examines the unique collaboration between tech start-up Harry’s and furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, and a new model of how the contract industry and end users can collaborate. Stemming from Metropolis’ June 2015 workplace special feature, “A to Z: Everything About the Way We Work is Changing,” Metropolis senior editor Avinash Rajagopal takes an in-depth look into the Living Office, with Herman Miller Director of Workplace Strategy Joseph White, as both an evolving workplace and an ongoing research project.

Time: Thursday, October 29, 2:30 PM – 3:30PM

Seminars There will be over 25 CEU accredited programs across a wide range of topics and 12 educational tracks including a specifically designed GSA seminar series free to all attendees. A full listing is available here:

Philadelphia Block Party/ IIDA Product Parade Wednesday, October 28 from 4:00PM – 7:00PM Attendees can celebrate NeoCon East’s first year in the City of Brotherly Love with a “Philadelphia Block Party” featuring iconic Philadelphia food and drink offered across the show floor. The evening event will also feature IIDA’s 14th Annual Philadelphia Product Parade in a special display. The Philadelphia Block Party and IIDA Product Parade will be open to all registered NeoCon East and AIA Philadelphia’s Design on the Delaware attendees. The event is sponsored by Caesarstone, NELSON, AIS, Bentley, Kimball Office, Business Interiors by Staples, Great Openings, SitOnItSeating/IDEON and Wolf-Gordon.

AIA Design on The Delaware: The 13th Annual Design on the Delaware Conference will run in tandem with NeoCon East at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Focusing on issues and opportunities of the built environment, Design on the Delaware offers 30 programs, three general sessions, and 15 tours all providing AIA CES. NeoCon East attendees can take advantage of reciprocal registration and sign up for conference programs a la carte.

SHOW LOCATION Pennsylvania Convention Center Halls D and E Broad Street Entrance

SHOW HOURS Wednesday, October 28 | 10:00AM -7:00PM Thursday, October 29 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM

CONFERENCE HOURS Wednesday, October 28 | 9:30AM – 5:00PM Thursday, October 29 | 9:30AM – 3:30PM For more information and updates, visit For exhibitor news, images and real-time information, follow NeoCon East on the following social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Vine. NeoCon® East is a registered trademark of The Mart, a Vornado Property.