Special Events & Awards

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Special Events & Awards

2019 Casual Market Chicago Special Events

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019


ICFA Industry Roundtables

ICFA
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meet On 6 Conference Center | Floor 6 | theMART

Connect with other Industry Professionals at the International Casual Furnishings Association’s seventh annual Industry Roundtables. For complete event details visit ICFAnet.org.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019


Charting Tomorrow Together 2020 Kickoff

ICFA
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Floor 1 | theMART

Join industry peers at a special welcome reception on the opening day of Casual Market Chicago. ICFA offers a sneak peek of the program for the 2020 Educational Conference – Charting Tomorrow Together – slated for February 4-7 at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego, California. Mingle with friends and colleagues as you enjoy breakfast bites and sips on Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m., follow by a speaker presentation 8 to 8:45 a.m.


First-Time Attendee Welcome Gathering

ICFA
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Floor 7 | theMART

New to Market? An essential stop for firsttime attendees, this is your opportunity to get insider tips to navigate Casual Market Chicago, answer questions and learn about resources and events. 


Happy Hour

Plank & Hide
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Suite 1646| theMART

Stop by Plank & Hide for happy hour with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.


Opening Night Backyard BBQ Party

Casual Market Chicago
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
South Drive | theMART

The much anticipated Opening Night Backyard BBQ Party will again be a must attend networking event. It will take place on the South Drive of the Merchandise Mart along the scenic Chicago River. Kick off your Market experience with BBQ-inspired cuisine and cocktails at this key networking event. Enjoy live music and mingle among well-curated furniture displays.

Hosted by theMART
Presenting Media Partner: Hearth & Home Magazine


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 , 2019


ICFA Annual Meeting

ICFA Annual Meeting
7:30 am 
Meet on 6 Conference Center | Floor 6 | theMART

Join the annual ICFA meeting to discuss current industry issues, election of Association officers and directors, and an update on ICFA activities and membership benefits. All ICFA members and interested prospective members are invited.


Happy Hour

Plank & Hide
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Suite 1646| theMART

Stop by Plank & Hide for happy hour with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.


ICFA Awards Gala - New Location and Date Change

ICFA
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
New Location! Hilton Chicago

The grandest event of Causal Market Chicago, the ICFA Awards Gala celebrates the casual industry’s great achievements. Join us to recognize the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Apollo Award Winners, Lillian B. Winchester “Best of Show” recipient, Manufacturer of the Year and the Sales Representative of the Year. Featured during the 2019 ICFA Awards Gala will be fabric fashion show presented by Casual Living. Tickets are required and can be purchased by clicking here. Hosted by ICFA and theMart. 


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019


Designer Day

Calling all Designers!  Join us to discover what is new and trending in today's outdoor projects. 


Craft Beer Cruise

Craft Beer Cruise
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Floor 7 | theMART

Join us on Floor 7 at the temporary exhibit floor to hop to our sponsored craft beer stations and enjoy tastings from Chicago's best breweries.