Special Events & Awards

Mallin Casual Furniture

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017


ICFA Industry Roundtable

ICFA
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Floor 7 | theMART

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


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017


Elaine Smith Inc.
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Marshall's Landing | Floor 2

To celebrate our 20th year in the business. We would like to thank the past, present, and future customers who continue to make our journey possible. Please join us for a complimentary hot breakfast at Marshall's Landing restaurant located at the top of the Grand Staircase on the 2nd floor. We will be serving mimosas in celebration of this event and debuting new pillows and a video which showcases our 2018 collection. 


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. 


Keynote Address

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presentation Room | Floor 7

Casual Living editor in chief Waynette Goodson will reveal the top trends projected for 2018, as well as her picks for what trends have now become basic—meaning they’re here to stay and should no longer be considered “trendy.” In her perch at the intersection of manufacturers, designers and retailers, Goodson has a bird’s eye view of the entire casual industry. Based on this singular position and Casual Living’s noted research, she will offer up tips to specialty retailers on how to keep a competitive edge and increase business.


RST Brands Cocktail Party

RST Brands
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Booth 7-6045 | theMART

It's happy hour at RST Brands! Join us on Wednesday afternoon from 3-5pm with celebrity designer Kelli Ellis for cocktails, snacks and mingling. Relax on our furniture, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and grab a free gift on us! We'll be lounging at booth #7-6045.


Margarita Happy Hour

ZUO Modern
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Suite 15-101 | Floor 15 | theMART

Join us in the ZUO Showroom for our famous "Frozen Margaritas!


Cocktail Reception with Barclay Butera

Castelle
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Suite 1576 | Floor 15 | theMART

Launch Party for Barclay Butera Outdoor Collection for Castelle


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 13, 2017


ICFA Annual Meeting

ICFA
7:30 am
7 A&B | theMART

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


40th Anniversary in Business

Beka Casting Ltd.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Booth 7-8082 | theMART

Please join us for breakfast bites and bubbly as we celebrate 40 years of success.


Living Outdoors with Nikki Chu

Jaipur Living
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Booth 7-6087 | theMART

Designer insight on creating the perfect outdoor space. Nikki Chu will show you how to make an extension of your indoor  living space.


Happy Hour

Skyline Design
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Suite 15-110 | theMART

Join us for a light reception with cheese and wine while you mingle and check out our latest introductions.


Party Snacks and Panama Jack

Pelican Reef / Panama Jack Outdoor & Sunroom
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Suite 15-117 | theMART

Stop by for a beer and snacks at the Panama Jack Outdoor Showroom.


Margarita Happy Hour

ZUO Modern
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Suite 15-101 | Floor 15 | theMART

Join us in the ZUO Showroom for our famous Frozen Margaritas!


Collection Party

Treasure Garden
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Suite 1655 | Floor 16 | theMART

An Evening of music, drinks and appetizers to kick of our 2018 Season.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017


Margarita Happy Hour

ZUO Modern
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Suite 15-101 | Floor 15 | theMART

Join us in the ZUO Showroom for our famous Frozen Margaritas!


ICFA Awards Gala

ICFA
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Field Museum | Stanley Hall

The grandest event of Causal Market Chicago, the ICFA Awards Gala celebrates the casual industry’s great achievements. Join us to recognize the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Apollo Award Winners, Lillian B. Winchester “Best of Show” recipient, Manufacturer of the Year and the Sales Representative of the Year. For complete event details and tickets, please visit ICFAnet.org.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017


Margarita Happy Hour

ZUO Modern
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Suite 15-101 | Floor 15 | theMART

Join us in the ZUO Showroom for our famous Frozen Margaritas!