For the first time, the 13th annual show was held in Philadelphia.
Did you hear that? It was the collective groan of every NeoCon East-goer who lives and works south of the Mason-Dixon Line, passing through Baltimore, a scant 35 minutes into our now three-hour drive from D.C. to the “new” NeoCon East in Philadelphia. And yet, fortified with coffee from that cool travel plaza as we rolled into Delaware (you know the one), delighted, on arrival, by our first-time use of the SpotHero parking app, and energized by the contagious buzz of the show floor, we realized: this was a good move.
It’s true, according to a NeoCon East press release: attendance was up 15 percent from last year, and over 250 companies showed off their latest products and services to the crowds.
“This was a milestone show for NeoCon East,” said Susan McCullough, SVP for the The Mart (who puts on the show). “It was our first year in a new city and it far exceeded our expectations. From technologies that improve commercial spaces and contribute to the well-being of those who experience them, to products that go beyond the industry standard and spark a whole new design dialogue, there was a lot to see and specify.”
Below, check out photos from both the kind reps at Novità Communications (NeoCon’s PR partner) and from the WDM team iPhones: