The 13th edition of NeoCon East, taking place Oct. 28 and 29, will be held in Philadelphia.

Held in Baltimore for the past 12 years, the design show and conference program for the commercial interiors industry on the East Coast will now call the Pennsylvania Convention Center its center of command.

Julie Kohl, NeoCon's vice president of sales, said, “NeoCon East has had many successful years in Baltimore. We took the decision to relocate very seriously to ensure that it offers the best solution for our show, our exhibitors and our attendees. As we continue to grow, we recognize the need for a new home base that allows us to reach a larger, highly influential audience. We found that in Philadelphia.”

Lisa Simonian, NeoCon’s vice president of marketing, added, “This region has a very strong A&D community, a comprehensive network of design industry associations and is easily accessible from D.C., Baltimore and NYC—all under two hours away by train or car. Business is booming across key vertical industries including healthcare, education, hospitality and office. We can’t wait to take advantage of all that this move has to offer.”

Philadelphia’s regional design associations are some of the strongest in the U.S., according to Kohl. Show organizers are already working with key partners like the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to explore special initiatives. In addition, they are developing programming and organizing an offering of resources for the milestone year. A GSA focus will also be maintained, optimizing the GSA’s Philadelphia headquarters and the significant number of federal government agencies in the region.

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