LFI 2018

Lightfair International

06 May 2018 - 10 May 2018
Pre-Conference: May 6-7 | Trade Show & Conference: May 8-10
50 days to go

McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago / Illinois / United States of America

Lightfair International (LFI) is the world’s largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference where light, technology and design converge to reveal new solutions, new knowledge and new discoveries, and is sponsored by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). This 5 days conference and trade show is being organized by AmericasMart Atlanta. The venue of this event is McCormick Place Convention Center which is located in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. The event will be held from 06 May 2018, Sunday to 10 May 2018, Thursday. LFI 2018 will showcase a wide range of products and services related to lighting sector from the leading exhibitors such as ballasts, building integration, contemporary lighting, decorative lighting, control devices, specialty luminaires, daylighting products and services, luminaire types, lampholders and switches, meters, high-end fixtures, mounting devices, light sources, exterior luminaires, lighting control components, solar products and solutions. The approximate number of exhibitors that will exhibit at this event is over 500. The event will accommodate approximately 200,000 square feet of exhibit space. Over 25,000 visitors are expected at this conference and trade show. Visitor profile of this event includes architects, landscape architects, designers, contractors, distributors, wholesalers, educators, lighting designers, electrical engineers, engineers, manufacturers and oems, municipalities, energy consultants, specialists, public utility specialists, energy managers, retail designers, engineers, escos, specifiers, students, facility managers, urban planners, interior designers, government officials, visual merchandisers, utilities. The frequency of LFI is annual.


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  Address : 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

  City : Chicago, IL

  Country : United States of America

  Phone : +1 312-791-7000

  Website : Click here for venue website

McCormick Place Convention Center

Located just minutes from downtown Chicago, the McCormick Place Convention Center is nation's largest convention center with 11 exhibit halls with a total space of 2.6 million square feet, 173 meeting rooms, meeting room space of 600.000 square feet, 4 ballrooms. 3 theaters, parking facilities, accommodation facilities and much more.


06 May 2018 - 10 May 2018
No, LFI is not open to the public.
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The official minimum age limitation for Lightfair International is 16 years of age. This applies to move-in, move-out, trade show and conference days as well as all official show areas and events.
LFI will process visa invitation letter requests as part of the online pre-registration process. Please note that letters cannot be processed until registration is live or on an individual basis outside the registration process. Once you register for Lightfair, the system will allow you to request an invitation letter.
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Organized by

AmericasMart Atlanta

Founded in 1957 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, AmericasMart Atlanta operates a wholesale marketplace that hosts trade markets, trade shows, conventions, and special events to connect buyers with brands.

Address: 240 Peachtree Street, Suite No. 2200

City: Atlanta, GA

Country: United States of America

Phone: +(1)-(404)-220-3000

Phone: 1.800.ATL.MART

Fax: +(1)-(404)-220-3030

Website: Click here for organizer website


  • Tuesday : 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Exhibit Hall)
  • Wednesday : 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Exhibit Hall)
  • Thursday : 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Exhibit Hall)

Event at a glance

  Event Type International Trade Show & Conference
  Start Date 06 May 2018, Sunday
  End Date 10 May 2018, Thursday
  Countdown 50 days to go
  Category Electronics, Electricals & Lighting
  Venue McCormick Place Convention Center
  City Chicago, IL
  State Illinois
  Country United States of America
  Organizer AmericasMart Atlanta
  Web Site Click for official website
  Frequency Annual
  Visitors 25,000+
  Exhibitors 500+
  Space 200,000 square feet
  Open to Trade visitors
Dates and venue of the event are subject to change or possibly canceled without notice to Tradeshowz. Contact organizer for more information before making arrangements.

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    San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
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