The ninth annual NeoCon East drew 6,748 attendees and 267 exhibitors to the Baltimore Convention Center, Nov. 2-3. Of the 267 exhibitors NeoCon East hosted 189 were on the GSA schedule, more than any other NeoCon East show.

“NeoCon East has grown tremendously since it was launched in 2003, which is indication of how important the Federal Government has become to many manufacturers,” said Mark Falanga, president, MMPI. “We continue to see growth in the number of attendees, which is an 8 percent increase over 2010, as well as the numbers of quality exhibitors. These numbers prove that the NeoCon East show is the largest and fastest growing commercial furnishings exposition on the East Coast.”

The show also featured Government Interiors, which focused on products and services geared to federal government procurement specifiers, and a GSA Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center booth. NeoCon East offered more than 30 CEU-accredited programs in 12 educational tracks. It also offered free 60-minute GSA-sponsored seminars. This year’s keynotes, Victor Olgyay, AIA of the Rocky Mountain Institute and Jhane Barnes, men’s fashion designer, and an innovator in contract and interior textiles, carpeting, eyewear, and office furniture, were successful with standing room only attendance, according to show organizers.

NeoCon East 2012 will return Oct. 17-18, 2012, to the Baltimore Convention Center. For more information visitwww.neoconeast.comor call (800) 677-6278 (MART).