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LightFair 2020 Officially Cancelled

LightFair 2020, originally scheduled for May 3-7, has been canceled. Organizers had previously announced that the show would be postponed until late summer/early fall; however, a new statement reads: "It became clear that this would not be in the best interest of our exhibitors, speakers, and attendees. The financial and logistical implications had to be weighed against the broader context of the looming economic uncertainty and challenges related to resource and budget allocation."

Ultimately, LightFair hopes the cancellation will "allow the industry to reallocate time and resources to navigate the immediate challenges and to plan and prepare for a strong and successful LightFair 2021."

As such, organizers are now looking ahead to the 2021 show in New York City. LightFair 2021 is set to be the first event to take place in the newly-renovated Javits Center and in conjunction with NYCxDESIGN, New York City's annual celebration of design.  Attendees will have access to both the LightFair and co-located International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) trade show floors plus additional events taking place across the five boroughs. Space selection for LightFair 2021 will begin in May 2020 and attendee registration will open in early 2021.

LightFair will resume its west coast staging June 21-23, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and will continue to serve the thousands of designers, manufacturers, association members, industry professionals and students from across the region.

For more information, check out LightFair's FAQs or email organizers directly.

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Andrew King is the Editor-in-Chief at Professional Lighting & Production. He is also a co-host of Canadian Musician Radio and NWC Webinars’ series of free music and entertainment industry webina
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