CHICAGO -- NeoCon World’s Trade Fair, North America’s largest conference and exhibition of contract furnishings for the design and management of the built environment, will feature several high-profile speakers throughout the three-day show, June 14-16 at The Merchandise Mart.
NeoCon’s educational series includes more than 150 CEU-accredited seminars featuring 180 speakers focusing on a range of hot topics for the industry. Highlights of this year’s well-known industry speakers include:

Leatrice Eiseman, Color Consultant
“Contract Trends: Symmetry-Nature Informs” and “Design Reforms & Color Trends in Residential: The Catalyst That Creates Change”
9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14

Jason Hill, Founder and President of Eleven
“Sustainable Transportation Design and its Application to Interior/Exterior Space Design”
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 15

Jeffery Hutchison, President of Hutchison & Associates, and Brian Vitale
“Taste, Luxury, Humor: Designing a Provocative Environment for Barneys New York”
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 15

Rob DenBesten, Architect, and David Bell, Mechanical Engineer
“56 Ways From Vanilla: A Hotel That Doesn't Sacrifice Style or Our Planet”
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 15

Nathan Thomas, Principal of Nathan Thomas Design; Dennis Shah of President Studio Works and John Mahoney, President of John Mahoney Designs Inc.
“Wallpaper: End to End”
11 a.m. Tuesday, June 15

Darryl Rosser, President and CEO of Sagus Intl Inc.
“Designing 21st Century School Environments”
1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15

Elizabeth Levine and Lucinda Press, Senior Associates of tvsdesigns
“Spanx: Functionality Meets Personality”
2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15
Grant Uhlir, Principal of Gensler, and Jay Pridmore. Architectural Historian and Author
"Shanghai as a Window on the Future”
2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16

Read NeoCon's press release.

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