BALTIMORE — The eighth annual NeoCon East will be held Dec. 15-16, returning to the Baltimore Convention Center. The design exposition for commercial interiors, with a focus on the federal government, attracts industry professionals who are responsible for the repair, retrofit and green building modernization of city, county, state and federal buildings. More than 7,500 are expected to attend the show for two days of new products, educational offerings and special events, including a holiday celebration.

“NeoCon East is positioned to have a continued growth trajectory, just as it has since it began in 2003,” said Mark Falanga, senior vice president of MMPI, NeoCon East’s trade show and property management firm. “Taking place during the first quarter of the 2011 fiscal year, government buyers are flush with new budgets and are looking for products to fill their organization’s needs, and NeoCon East provides them with the perfect environment.”

NeoCon East says it is an important trade show for the federal design community because it features Government Interiors, which focuses on products and services geared to federal government procurement specifiers. The new December dates are endorsed by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which has been a significant part of NeoCon East in the past and will return with a large presence in the 2010 show. Also, GSA will be hosting its Quality Partnership Council (QPC) meeting in conjunction with the show.

NeoCon East will feature more than 250 exhibitors in 240,000-square-feet of exhibit space, as well as more than 50 CEU-accredited seminars representing a variety of topics.

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