LEDucation 2023 celebrates record-breaking attendance

23rd March 2023

(USA) – LEDucation Trade Show and Conference celebrated its 17th year at the New York Hilton Midtown on 7-8 with a record-breaking year in terms of attendance figures; more than 8,000 attendees from all aspects of the lighting industry visited the show over the two days.

LEDucation Co-Chairperson Caroline Rinker said: “We are pleased to see how this show is growing. The explosive energy and enthusiasm of attendees only confirmed that the lighting industry is still going strong.”

Noting an increase in the number of attendees and exhibitors from outside of the US, Co-Chairperson Burt Grant added: “The show is noticeably gaining more recognition internationally. Attendance at our virtual educational sessions have proved there is worldwide interest and these sessions have contributed to the expansion of the LEDucation name. In addition, interested European companies have recognised closer access to top lighting design firms here in New York City. Their projects can be seen around the globe. We are exploring ways to better serve not only the local and national industry, but the international lighting market as well.”

Alongside the tradeshow, 36 LEDucation seminars explored a variety of topics, and both utilitarian and more thought-provoking seminars were all well attended. The LEDucation Presentation Committee, comprising Wendy Kaplan, Craig Fox, and Shaun Fillion, acknowledged the presenters for sharing their knowledge at the educational seminars: “Your collective information reached well over 3,800 attendees via virtual and in-person sessions. We look forward to our slate of speakers for 2024 LEDucation presentations.”

The LEDucation Conference is known for engaging a large cross-section of the lighting industry and those in related fields. Also a seminar panellist, Fillion added: “We began our panel discussion on the topic of glare with a survey of the attendees. Of the 150+ attendees, we had representation from designers, manufacturers, and reps, but also architects, contractors, distributors, educators, and facility managers.”

After such a successful event, plans are already underway for LEDucation 2024, with more than 325 exhibitors already reserving their booth space for next year’s event, which will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown on 19-20 March.


LEDucation 2023 welcomed more than 8,000 attendees across two days. (Image: Matt Waring)