Light, technology and design will converge to reveal new solutions, new knowledge and new discoveries at LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2016. The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference will be staged for the first time in San Diego at the San Diego Convention Center April 24 – 28, 2016 (Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute®: April 24 – 25; Trade Show & Conference: April 26 – 28).

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 20, 2015

Light, technology and design will converge to reveal new solutions, new knowledge and new discoveries at LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2016. The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference will be staged for the first time in San Diego at the San Diego Convention Center April 24 – 28, 2016 (Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute®: April 24 – 25; Trade Show & Conference: April 26 – 28).

Trade show floor and pavilion areas will be expanded for the 27th annual event with new exhibitors present across multiple categories. The trade show will open at 9 a.m. each day, which is one hour earlier on the first and second day than in years past. LFI 2016 will deliver further expansion of categories including: controls, decorative, alternative energy including solar power, software, exterior and roadway, digital signage, healthcare and hospitality.

LFI’s six growing specialized pavilion areas include: Building Integration, Daylighting, Design, Exterior & Roadway Lighting, Global Light + Design and New Exhibitor. New events in the New Exhibitor Pavilion will connect attendees to exhibitors participating at LIGHTFAIR for the first time.

The 2016 LIGHTFAIR Conference program will be announced in November. During the Conference, experts will share how elements such as Inspiration, Applications Research, Methodology and Technology & Tools contribute to the overall integrated design process.

Networking events will continue to be an attractive part of the LIGHTFAIR experience. The popular LFI Spotlight Lounge will take on a new name this year – The HUB – to reflect the nature of the space and events that take place there. It is an interactive meeting place where those in the lighting and design community connect with colleagues from across the globe for networking, education and fun.

Preceding and setting the stage for the trade show opening, the prestigious LFI Innovation Awards® will highlight the industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months. This year’s presentation takes place at an earlier time: April 26 beginning at 8 a.m., with the LFI trade show floor opening at 9 a.m.

For LIGHTFAIR International 2016, the Pre-Conference program will take place from Sunday, April 24 – Monday, April 25, 2016 and the LFI Trade Show and Conference will run from Tuesday, April 26 – Thursday, April 28, 2016. For more information about LIGHTFAIR International, please visit LIGHTFAIR.COM.

About LIGHTFAIR International

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LIGHTFAIR® International is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference and is sponsored by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The event is produced and managed by AmericasMart® Atlanta. For more information, please visit LIGHTFAIR.COM. Join the #LFI2016 conversation on Facebook, Twitter @lightfair, Instagram @lightfair_international, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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