ICFF Calls for Innovative Submissions for 2016 Talks Programming

Topics, presenters to be chosen in January

Known for bringing together industry leaders around the world to discuss changes, new introductions, materials and trends in design, ICFF® is again setting the stage for a remarkable education component by calling for proposals for its series of ICFF Talks, happening during ICFF 2016 – May 14-17, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York City.

“For years, the ICFF Talks has been a catalyst for creative conversation between designers, brands and industry leaders,” says Kevin O’Keefe, ICFF Event Director. “Positioned right on the show floor, ICFF Talks reaches an audience of over 150 architects, interior designers, developers, and visual merchandisers who join in to listen and learn about what is happening in their industry.”

Last year, presentation topics included innovation in materials, the rise of connectivity in design, new design approaches in color and style for residential, hospitality, contract and luxury retail environments.

ICFF Talks presentations can be submitted by attendees, exhibitors, brands and design professionals. Proposals can be submitted at: http://www.icff.com/conference/icff-talks/. The deadline for entries is Jan. 31, 2016. Representatives for Talks proposals will be notified in January, and the Talks line-up announced later in the spring 2016.

About ICFF®

ICFF® is the premier North American global Design showcase for interior furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, kitchen and bath and fabricators, attracting more than 700 exhibitors and 32,000 attendees from around the world. The 28thannual ICFF is scheduled for May 14-17, 2016, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Visit www.icff.com for more information.

About The Design Group™

The Design Group™, part of Emerald Expositions, is the media and event nexus for North America’s design industry. The Design Group comprises ICFF®, the Hospitality Design Expo®, GlobalShop® and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as well as major media platforms that include Hospitality Design, Contract, design:retail and K+BB.