Special Events & Awards

Quality Works

MONDAY, JULY 18, 2022

ICFA Retail Seminar and Think Tank - Employee Retention + Recruitment

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meet On 6 Conference Center | Floor 6 | theMART

Plan to arrive one day early to Casual Market Chicago to connect with other industry professionals at the International Casual Furnishings Association's annual pre-market educational forum. A dynamic presentation will be followed by a hands-on workshop, a problem-solving session and a reception.

Learn more HERESponsored by Treasure Garden & Summer Classics.

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2022

Fabric Trend Report for 2023

7:30 am – 9:00 am
Grand Stair | Floor 1 | theMART

To kick off the show on Tuesday, ICFA will host a Fabric Trend Report for 2023, featuring a keynote presentation from Benjamin Moore along with designers and manufacturers producing outdoor covers on display at market.  Coffee and continental breakfast will be available at 7:30 am and the hour-long presentation begins at 8:00 am. 

ICFA's Pink Out Chicago

Tuesday will market ICFA's Pink Out Chicago, an opportunity for attendees to don pink apparel to raise awareness about breast cancer and raise funds to support the race to find a cure at City of Hope.  Learn more HERE.

Opening Night Backyard BBQ Party

Casual Market Chicago
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Marshall's Landing | Floor 2 | theMART

Kick off your Market experience with BBQ-inspired cuisine and drinks at this key networking event. 

Hosted by theMART.


ICFA Annual Meeting

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Meet On 6 Conference Center | Floor 6 | theMART

ICFA welcomes all Casual Market Chicago attendees to learn about programs and activities plus plans for 2023. Coffee, juice and continental breakfast will be available at 7:00 am.

2022 ICFA Awards Gala

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Navy Pier | Chicago

The International Casual Furnishings Association will host its annual Awards Gala on Wednesday evening, July 20, at Navy Pier, marking the opportunity to present the Lifetime Achievement Award and Apollo Awards plus recognition of excellence among manufacturers and sales representatives. Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.

Sponsored by theMART.