NeoCon East 2016: Recap and Highlights

The 14th annual show was held in Philadelphia on November 9 and 10.

Attendees mingle in the Keilhauer booth. Image via Novita PR.
Attendees mingle in the Keilhauer booth. Image via Novita PR.

The 14th annual NeoCon East took place on November 9 and 10 for the second year in a row at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, attracting — despite the rain, and generalized post-election night bleariness — over 7,000 attendees to the show.

“NeoCon East delivered on many fronts but most importantly it connected the key players in our industry interested in expanding their knowledge and business opportunities,” said Julie Kohl, NeoCon’s VP of exhibitor sales, in a press release. “With thousands of new products on display from nearly 200 exhibitors it is in these connections that business happens and market share is won.”

A few newcomers made a splash: Spacestor, a cutting-edge workplace furniture company based in the UK, and the desking experts, InMovement. Spacestor showed off its Railway Carriage, a solution created to provide refuge in an open work environment. InMovement — hardly alone in this endeavor — made its debut with Servo, a new seating solution that converts to a standing height work surface as needed.

The Spacestor booth. Photo by Natalie Grasso.
Spacestor’s Railway Carriage. Photo by Natalie Grasso.

Longer in the tooth: Keilhauer, which celebrated its 35th anniversary this year with an eye-catching booth (see above) and their biggest showing ever, debuting nine new products.

We handed the keys to our Twitter account over to founder Bob Fox for the day, who had this to say about Cubii — the first under-desk elliptical — from Fitness Cubed:

Here are a few more snaps from the show floor:

The scene at the "Philadelphia Block Party" reception for attendees on November 9. Image via Novita PR.
The scene at the “Philadelphia Block Party” reception for attendees on November 9. Image via Novita PR.
Power hour: Attendees put the furniture on display at the Knoll booth to good use. Photo by Natalie Grasso.
Humanscale showed off a spectrum of new colors for their Horizon LED desk lamp. Photo by Natalie Grasso.
Autonomous gave away one of their standing desks — with this gorgeous worksurface — to a lucky winner. Photo by Natalie Grasso.
Attendees check out Clestra Hauserman’s IRYS, a modular office solution developed with the help of HOK Product Design. Photo by Natalie Grasso.

NeoCon East will return to Philadelphia next year on November 15 and 16. Click here for more details about the show.

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