The 25th edition of LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) set new all-time attendance and trade show records for its five-day run in Las Vegas June 1-5, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman and president of LFI managing partner AMC, Inc.
The LFI 2014 trade show floor covered a record 239,800 net square feet and spotlighted 576 exhibitors, including 107 first-time exhibiting companies and 103 manufacturers headquartered outside the U.S.
Attendance broke all previous records with 26,059 professional attendees registered. The LFI 2014 attendee population included representatives from 74 countries.
“LIGHTFAIR International 2014 achieved its ultimate calling as the world’s global stage for lighting design and technology,” said Portman. “In every dimension, from education to product presentation to industry convergence, the show was unprecedented in scale and performance across its 25 years of growth.”
LIGHTFAIR International is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. It is sponsored by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and produced by AMC, Inc.
“The 25th anniversary of LIGHTFAIR International represents more than just the history of lighting, it promises the quickly-evolving future of lighting and design—which is only seen at LIGHTFAIR,” says Marsha Turner, chief executive officer, IALD.