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  Today's Date: Thursday July 31, 2014    Current MMQB Index: 5003.06 -43.62 (-0.88%) on a volume of 392,867 shares. Year to Date Change: -5.28%
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Events & Trade Shows
Next Up: Orgatec
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday June 23, 2014 
Orgatec focuses on factors that influence the work environments such as new technologies, changing communication structures and demographic trends.

NeoCon: Small Manufacturers Gain Ground in the Industry
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday June 23, 2014 
With the integration of modular furniture trends into office spaces, the favorite new conference room may not be found in places where expected and brainstorming ideas will flow more freely.

MMQB TV - NeoCon Videos - Part 2
Tuesday June 17, 2014 
NeoCon Videos from Office Star, Humanscale, Groupe Lacasse, Ghent, Nightingale, Office Master, JRB Studio, Safco, and American Seating.

NeoCon: Manufacturers Search for Solutions to new Workstyles
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday June 16, 2014 
Even though NeoCon 2014 was off from the prior year many people in the industry were still happy with the show.

Todd Bracher - Still the New Face
Monday June 16, 2014 
Brancher explained that he has been influenced by his travels and by the variety of international places he has called home.

AIS NeoCon 2014 Party
Monday June 16, 2014 
View all the fun of the AIS party during NeoCon 2014.

MMQB TV - NeoCon Videos - Part 1
by MMQB STAFF  Monday June 16, 2014 
Watch Workrite, SitOnIt, Trendway and Mayline Videos from NeoCon.

Supertalls by Adrian Smith
Monday June 16, 2014 
Smith draws inspiration from the culture and environment in which his creations get dropped, oftentimes piercing the sky and becoming landmarks.

IDEO's Tom Eich
Monday June 16, 2014 
Eich described the problem of building large complexes that hold immense amounts of people, such as Apple's new gargantuan campus.

The BIFMA Breakfast and that Oh Shit moment
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Thursday June 12, 2014 
The BIFMA Breakfast, the last stop for many of the industry's top executives, whose suitcases line the back of the banquet hall, is a way for the trade organization to check in.

NeoCon Day 2
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday June 9, 2014 
If the Monday of NeoCon is about the glitz of new products and crush of people filling the halls of the Merchandise Mart, Tuesday is when the business gets done. It's when the appointments are filled and one-on-one conversations take place.

NeoCon Trends
Monday May 26, 2014 
Leaders at Gensler, FXFowle, HOK and Mancini Duffy weighed in on trends and corresponding product picks.

Mart Prepping for Big NeoCon
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday May 5, 2014 
A visit to the Merchandise Mart last week showed some amazing changes to the building itself.

Mart Reorganizes 7th & 8th Floor for NeoCon
Monday May 5, 2014 
Floor Seven now features Furniture and Fabrics and Flooring while Floor Eight highlights new and emerging sections such as Technology, Interior Building Products, and Interior Finishes + Materials and International Partnerships.

PhoenixMart - The Next Big Thing?
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday April 28, 2014 
The PhoenixMart is a massive 1.75 million square foot business-to-business sourcing center on 500 acres for manufacturers and distributors.

China International Furniture Fair - Show Report
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Sunday March 30, 2014 
The products on display throughout the office portion of CIFF, which covers 220,000 square meters in the China Import and Export Fair Complex, is certainly not on par in terms of quality and design as many of its North American and European counterparts, but everyone who has attended the show in the past attests that these manufacturers are getting better at what they do.

CIFF Day One Report
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Friday March 28, 2014 
Trends are also finding their way to China quicker than they once did.

On Tap: The Chinese International Furniture Fair (CIFF) opens later this week
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday March 24, 2014 
CIFF will have more than 900 exhibitors that will take up 2,368,060 square feet of exhibition space.

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair
Monday March 10, 2014 
The scale of the show made for a less corporate, more design and product-led affair and certainly one that deserves a return visit.

Now Biotech coming the the Mart
Monday February 10, 2014 
More technology companies are going to be calling the Mart home soon, as furniture showrooms move down a notch on the ladder.

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