The first events to be hosted at the newly-expanded Javits Center will be the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and LightFair, two industry-leading events that committed to co-locating at the Javits Center in 2021, 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029.
"Expanding the Javits Center in the heart of New York City will make it one of the most desirable venues in the country, and we applaud Governor Cuomo and his team for their bold Vision,” said Executive Vice President of Emerald Expositions, which owns and operates the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Gannon Brousseau. “The new spaces will allow ICFF to diversify its offerings and serve as a truly multi-discipline design resource center for North America."
"The Javits Center is the heart of the events industry in New York, and thanks to Governor Cuomo's leadership, its unprecedented expansion will allow our industry to grow in new and exciting ways,”said Lightfair Show Director Dan Darby. “We look forward to using the center's updated spaces and amenities to present an engaging and inspirational LightFair experience for all of our attendees."
Boasting over 600 exhibitors spanning furniture, seating, carpet, flooring, lighting, textiles, and more, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair is North America's premier platform for global design. The International Contemporary Furniture Fair attracts exhibitors from 35 countries and an audience of more than 14,000 architects, interior designers, visual merchandisers and retailers.
Similarly, LightFair is the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, drawing over 500 exhibitors and 175 conference presenters. Attendance at LightFair reaches more than 28,000 lighting designers, specifiers, architects and engineers from over 70 countries. The combined International Contemporary Furniture and LightFair is expected to attract over 40,000 attendees to the expanded Javits Center.