Special Events & Awards

Homecrest Outdoor Living

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018


ICFA Industry Roundtables

ICFA
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meet Me At 6th Floor Conference Center| Floor 6 | theMART

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


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018


Navigating the Future 2019 Kickoff

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

Everyone in the casual industry knows the success of your business relies on a command of home furnishings color, pattern and design trends. Come see a presentation by Michelle Lamb, editorial director of The Trend Curve™ and a foremost authority on the life of a trend. Her extensive insights are developed from international travels to all the major home industry trade fairs. Mingle with friends and colleagues as you enjoy a light breakfast on Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m., followed by Michelle’s talk from 8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast sponsored by Elaine Smith.This presentation will whet your appetite for the educational excellence ICFA has in store for you at its 2019 Educational Conference – Navigating the Future on February 5-7, at the Omni La Mansion in San Antonio, Texas.


See What's Brewing at Ebel

Ebel, Inc. 
8:00 am – 11:00 am
Suite 15-121| Floor 15| theMART

Come by an enjoy Barrista styled coffee from The Rolling Bean while viewing Ebel's new collections.


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. 


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Pavilion Furniture
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Suite 1519A | theMART

Join us in celebrating Pavilion's Grand Opening of their new showroom with their official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at suite 1519A!


Happy Hour Wine & Cheese

Ebel, Inc. 
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Suite 15-121| Floor 15| theMART

Ebel's Wine and Cheese hour, enjoy a glass of wine while viewing our newest collections of bar stools. 


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

MAMAGREEN
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Suite 1586 | theMART

Join us in celebrating MAMAGREEN's Grand Opening of their new located showroom with their official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at suite 1586!


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!"


Join us for Happy Hour

Pelican Reef/Panama Jack Outdoor & Sunroom
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Booth 7-3022 | Floor 7 | theMART

Stop by for a cool refreshment and get a fun gift from Panama Jack Outdoor


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Brown Jordan
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Suite 1510 | theMART

Join us in celebrating Brown Jordan's Grand Opening of their new renovated showroom with their official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at suite 1510!


Cocktail Reception

Plank & Hide Co.
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Suite 1646 | Floor 16 | theMART

Join us for drinks and light hor'derves on 7/17 from 5-8 pm, plus learn more about our new collections for 2019. 


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 26 , 2018


See What's Brewing at Ebel

Ebel, Inc. 
8:00 am – 11:00 am
Suite 15-121| Floor 15| theMART

Come by an enjoy Barrista styled coffee from The Rolling Bean while viewing Ebel's new collections.


BLOODY MARY EYE-OPENER

Haven America
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Booth 7-1049 | Floor 7| theMART

Stop in for an eye-opener from our Bloody Mary Bar while previewing our NEW 2019 collections!


Celebrate the launch of TANGIER from from the Richard Frinier Collection for Century

Century Furniture
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Suite 1464 | Floor 14| theMART

Stop by and visit Suite 1464 for a traditional Moroccan tea in celebration of their new launch of the new outdoor collection TANGIER from Richard Frinier.


Happy Hour Wine & Cheese

Ebel, Inc. 
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Suite 15-121| Floor 15| theMART

Ebel's Wine and Cheese hour, enjoy a glass of wine while viewing our newest collections of bar stools. 


Explore Indonesia's Remarkable Outdoor Furniture

Indonesian Trade Promotions Center in Chicago
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Booth 7-2098 | Floor 7 | theMART


Meet & Greet with Kerrie Kelly Coyote Outdoor Living

Coyote Outdoor Living
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Booth 7-9097 | Floor 7 | theMART


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!"


Craft Beer Cruise

Casual Market Chicago
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Exclusively 7th floor | theMART

Join us for our first ever unique event that encourages networking and socializing while experiencing some of Chicago's popular breweries!  Hop from our several different sponsored beer tasting stations to mingle and taste our selected craft beers.


Outdoor by Ashley Backyard Bash

Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. 
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Booth 7-1000 | Floor 7 | theMART

Ashley takes outdoor furniture to a new level!  Come join our backyard bash and enjoy great fun, great product and great marketing tips on how to grow outdoor business in your local community.  Relax and enjoy live music and refreshments – it’s what Outdoor living should be all about!



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018


Celebrate the launch of TANGIER from from the Richard Frinier Collection for Century

Century Furniture
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Suite 1464 | Floor 14| theMART

Stop by and visit Suite 1464 for a traditional Moroccan tea in celebration of their new launch of the new outdoor collection TANGIER from Richard Frinier.


Designer Day

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

Click here to register now!



Inside Out: Growing Your Design Business

FEATURING:

Kruti Zaveri, Studio Lead, Tom Stringer Design Partners
William Kruzel, Partner/Luxury Brand Specialist, MAMAGREEN
10:00 am | Suite 1586

Increase your revenue by incorporating outdoor living space into your client’s project scope. Listen in as outdoor living expert William Kruzel interviews Kruti Zaveri, Studio Lead from Tom Stringer Design Partners about their own “journey to the out-side.”




Connecting the Indoor Aesthetic to the Outdoors

FEATURING:

Kerrie Kelly, Founder & Creative Director, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab
11:30 am | 7th Floor Conference Center

Outdoor living spaces are more popular than ever, yet in design these spaces are often treated as an afterthought. Learn ten easy steps to create a space that blurs the lines between the interior and exterior environments, creating value in a home with expanded square footage and overall wellness for its occupants.



Networking Lunch

Immediately following Kerrie Kelly’s presentation
12:30 pm


ICFA Awards Gala

ICFA
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Swissotel 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 2018 ICFA Awards Gala will be fabric fashion show presented by Casual Living. Tickets required. Hosted by ICFA and theMart. 


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018


Celebrate the launch of TANGIER from from the Richard Frinier Collection for Century

Century Furniture
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Suite 1464 | Floor 14| theMART

Stop by and visit Suite 1464 for a traditional Moroccan tea in celebration of their new launch of the new outdoor collection TANGIER from Richard Frinier.