04/30/18 5:32 pm

LightFair International is well known for being a leading architectural and commercial lighting conference, and Mars International is proud to be attending the 2018 edition of the show, scheduled from May 6-10 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

As a company that specializes in electrical and mechanical assemblies and goods, a show such as LightFair International is a perfect place for Mars International representatives to learn about the latest trends in commercial and architectural lighting, a key component of the company’s business. The show is both a conference and a trade show, so we’re able to learn about the latest in commercial lighting trends during the educational portion of the event and then see what other companies in the industry are doing during the trade show portion of the event that follows. The education portion of the event features various different pavilions, with topics including general lighting design, exterior roadway, IoT and intelligent lighting. The latter two pavilions were new as of the 2017 event.

LightFair International is attended by lighting designers, specifiers, architects, engineers and like-minded professionals from all over the world. The 2017 event, which was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, set show records in attendance and floor space. Specifically, the show was attended by 592 exhibitors and 27,939 registered attendees. In terms of show floor space, LightFair encompassed more than 277,000 square feet of exhibit space. Now with the 2018 event set to descend on the Windy City and McCormick Place, which is among the largest conference and convention centers in the country, LightFair will look to continue the momentum from a year ago.

When it comes to continuing education, shows such as LightFair International are invaluable for staying atop the industry trends. It’s why we make it a point to attend such lighting trade shows USA events each year. After all, if you’re staying complacent, you’re not doing your business any favors. With business segments dedicated to electrical engineering, product design, IoT, electronic manufacturing, productivity connectivity, and energy and the environment, attending shows such as LightFair International serve as a venue to keep up with the latest innovations in the industry and help us better understand ways that our company can grow. Of particular interest to us this year is the first-ever Smart Cities Forum, which is designed to present how digital technologies are the future of city development. The one-day forum will take place on Wednesday, May 9 of the event.

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May 6-7 will consist of the pre-conference portion of LightFair International, with May 8-10 consisting of the trade show portion of it. The Sunday, May 6 keynote will feature Danielle Feinberg of Pixar Animation Studios. Other notable speakers include Neri Oxman, a designer well known for her breakthroughs in cutting-edge materials science, such as 3D printing, and inspired by nature in her creative pieces. Oxman will keynote the conference on Monday, May 7. Anastasia Su and Martin Lesjak, both of INNOCAD Architecture, are other noteworthy speakers scheduled to be presenting at LightFair International this year. The duo will speak on Tuesday, May 8 prior to the trade show.

Mars International will be in the house at the 2018 LightFair International conference and trade show. Will you? Register now and let us know if you will be there.

Contact us today to set up a meeting with Mars International representatives this May at LightFair International. Have something that we just need to see or that you’re just eager to speak with us about? Get in touch with us today by visiting www.marsint.com. And for more information on LightFair International and what makes it the leading international lighting show, visit www.lightfair.com. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

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