LIGHTFAIR International Breaks Records


LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2015 broke all its registration and trade-show records with a 15% increase in registered attendance at its recent event at the Javits Center, event organizers said.

With double-digit growth marking the largest staging in its 26-year history, LFI’s 2015 five-day run in early May posted an all-time trade show floor record with 268,580 net square feet housing 599 exhibitors, including 108 first-time exhibiting companies and 110 manufacturers headquartered outside the U.S. according to organizers.

LFI 2015 registration grew to 29,900, a 15% gain over the previous record set in 2014, with representatives from 89 countries.

“The convergence of light and technology is a defining factor in LFI’s 2015 unprecedented success,” said Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of LFI managing partner AmericasMart® Atlanta. “For more than a quarter century, LIGHTFAIR has created the world’s global stage for lighting and design innovation. At LFI 2015, technology emerged as the omnipresent force linking innovation and design in transformative ways.”

“We are proud to have hosted such an amazing event and play a role in ensuring the event’s record-breaking success,” said Alan Steel, President and CEO of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation, which operates the Javits Center.

LIGHTFAIR International is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. It is sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and produced by AMC, Inc. For more information, please visit