Top 10 Trade Shows in 2024 for Lighting Wholesalers

Every year, as the lighting industry innovates and evolves, leaders, innovators, and others convene in lighting-related events worldwide to share knowledge, the latest innovations and build connections.

Lighting Trade Show

The year 2024 presents many opportunities for lighting wholesalers to expand their horizons, network with industry leaders, and get a firsthand look at the latest innovations in lighting technology. As we enter this promising year, we've curated a list of the top 10 trade shows that are a must-attend for lighting wholesalers.

LEDucation 2024

The 2024 LEDucation Trade Show and Conference, a premier event for solid-state lighting innovations, is scheduled at the New York Hilton Midtown on March 19-20, 2024.

The trade show will feature over 400 exhibitors across four exhibition halls, showcasing the latest lighting products and technologies.

Last year's LEDucation event in 2023 attracted an impressive crowd of over 8,000 attendees from the US and Canada. Looking ahead to 2024, the event is set to draw even larger numbers, surpassing the already high turnout seen in the previous year.

The event also has a lineup of 49 virtual and in-person conferences, which you can attend to learn about the latest innovations, trends, and challenges in the industry.  

LEDucation leducation.org New York 19 Mar - 20 Mar 400 Exhibitors 8000+ Attendees

Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show

The Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show is a significant event in the lighting industry. It's held annually at the Dallas Market Center and is renowned as the International Home of Lighting. The show attracts thousands of lighting buyers every January and June, offering an extensive collection of lighting options for residential and commercial projects.

This event is crucial for discovering innovative product lines and experiencing a comprehensive collection of lighting solutions. The show is estimated to feature around 2,700 exhibitors and attract approximately 26,000 attendees.

Attendees at Lightovation can expect a range of activities, including educational panels, showroom tours, networking opportunities, and a glimpse into the latest lighting trends. The show is designed to cater to a wide range of professionals in the lighting industry, including designers, architects, and manufacturers.

Lightovation dallasmarketcenter.com/markets/lightovation Dallas 10 Jan - 14 Jan 2700 Exhibitors 26000 Attendees

Atlanta Market

The Atlanta Market trade show, scheduled for January 16-22, 2024, at AmericasMart Atlanta, is a significant event that spans various industries, including lighting. While not exclusively focused on the lighting industry, it offers substantial opportunities for lighting professionals to explore various products and trends.

The show includes both permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits, attracting a diverse audience from multiple sectors.

The event is expected to be a bustling hub of activity, with around 8,000 exhibitors anticipated to participate.

Atlanta Market www.atlantamarket.com Atlanta 16 Jan - 22 Jan 8000 Exhibitors 100K+ Attendees

LightFair 2024

The LightFair 2024 is a prominent event co-owned by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and managed by International Market Centers (IMC).

This event is a significant gathering that brings together the best in lighting design and technology. It provides an ideal platform for over 500 exhibitors to showcase their products and services to a global audience, with more than 24,000 guests expected to attend.

The event's location and specific dates for 2024 are yet to be determined.

LightFair is renowned for being an engaging and informative event, offering unique networking opportunities and learning experiences from industry-leading professionals. It is considered an essential experience for those involved in architectural and commercial lighting, combining new product showcases, technology advancements, and educational sessions.

Lightfair www.lightfair.com/future-dates Yet to be announced Yet to be announced 500 Exhibitors 24000 Attendees

Neocon 2024

NeoCon 2024, scheduled for June 10-12 at The Mart in Chicago, is a significant event for the commercial design industry.

While it's not exclusively focused on lighting, the show includes categories like Furniture, Fabrics, Flooring, Interior Building Products, Interior Finishes, and Technology, making it relevant for lighting professionals. It attracts design professionals from various markets, including Workplace, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Education, Public Space, and Government.

The event is expected to feature over 400 exhibitors and anticipates welcoming more than 50,000 + attendees.

Neocon neocon.com Chicago 10 June - 12 June 400+ Exhibitors 50000+ Attendees

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2024

CES, hosted annually in January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada, is a global hub for consumer technology businesses. It's a key event for those engaged in consumer tech industries.

CES, known for its focus on smart cities and cutting-edge consumer technologies, presents a valuable opportunity for lighting distributors. The show's emphasis on the Internet of Things (IoT), particularly in its Smart Cities Marketplace, aligns well with the growing trend of networked LED lighting. This environment is ideal for showcasing intelligent lighting solutions that integrate with other IoT devices.

Over 3500+ exhibitors and 130K+ attendees are expected at the event, making it a must-attend for lighting wholesalers.

CES 2024 ces.tech Las Vegas 9 Jan - 12 Jan 3500+ Exhibitors 130K+ Attendees

ArchLIGHT Summit

The ArchLIGHT Summit, scheduled for September 17-18, 2024 is a premier architectural lighting event focused on advancing the field through education, networking, and showcasing new products and innovations.

It serves as a hub for professionals in the lighting community, including architects, designers, and engineers, to gather and discuss the latest trends, technologies, and challenges in architectural lighting.

Created and hosted by Dallas Market Center, the summit features a variety of seminars, workshops, and exhibit floors, offering attendees a comprehensive view of the industry's current state and future directions.

Around 60+ exhibitors set up booths at the event, and attendees from both the coasts, Canada and Mexico attended the event.

ArchLight Summit archlightsummit.com Dallas 17 Sept - 18 Sept 60+ Exhibitors Attendee Data Not Found

IES Detroit Section Product Show 2024

The Annual IES Detroit Section Product Show, on May 9, 2024, is a key event for top lighting manufacturers to showcase their latest advancements. This event is essential for Lighting Designers, Architects, Interior Designers, Specifiers, Electrical Engineers, Electrical Contractors, and Distributors to explore the latest in lighting.

With more than 100 exhibitors, attendees can expect a rich experience and learn about new trends and innovations. Besides industry insights, the event offers a casual and enjoyable environment with various food choices and open bars, making for an engaging and informative day.

ArchLight Summit archlightsummit.com Dallas 17 Sept - 18 Sept 60+ Exhibitors Attendee Data Not Found

Light!Design Expo

The Light! Design Expo is an annual event hosted by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) San Francisco Section. Scheduled for June 20, 2024, at Pier 27 on San Francisco's Embarcadero, it offers panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay.

This expo is unique to Northern California and showcases the latest in architectural lighting products.

It attracts a diverse range of design professionals and features a curated exhibition of over 140 exhibitors.

Light!Design Expo https://lightdesignexpo.com/ San Francisco 20 June 140 Exhibitors 1000 Attendees

Illuminate 2024

Illuminate 2024, hosted by the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP), is a key conference for those in the outdoor lighting industry. Scheduled to provide a platform for learning and networking, this event is ideal for professionals looking to stay abreast of industry trends and advancements.

At Illuminate, lighting designers, installers, distributors, manufacturers, and service providers in the industry convene for valuable education and networking. The event also features an EXPO showcasing new and innovative products and services.

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