2018 ICFA Awards Gala

September 27, 2018
Chicago, IL

Swissotel Chicago


Reception at 6:30 p.m. - Dinner at 7:30 p.m.

The ICFA Awards Gala is slated at the Swissotel Chicago on Thursday, September 27, during Casual Market Chicago. The event gathers all segments of the outdoor furnishings industry together to recognize and celebrate top retail stores, manufacturers, sales representatives and product designs.

The International Casual Furnishings Association will donate a portion of the proceeds from its 2018 Awards Gala to City of Hope, the renowned Duarte, Calif.-based research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

The ICFA Board of Directors approved the selection of City of Hope as the Association’s philanthropic interest in 2016, and the decision to add $10 to each ticket is part of the fundraising activity. 

Tickets for ICFA members can be ordered via the link below for $85 per person or $800 for a table for 10. Tickets for non-members are $110 per person or $1,100 for a table of 10.

The cutoff date for preferred seating ticket orders is Friday, August 17.

Among the awards presented during the gala will be the Apollo Awards for retail excellence. 

In addition, the ICFA Manufacturer of the Year and Sales Representative of the Year will be announced.

The Awards Gala also includes presentation of the Lillian B. Winchester “Best of Show” Award, which is selected from among 10 category winners in the annual Design Excellence competition honoring top outdoor product designs, plus the new Lilly Awards presented to the top furniture and non-furniture entries.

Finally, ICFA will present a video tribute to the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.

The evening begins with a 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception. The popular Fabric Fashion Show created by Casual Living and theMART will precede dinner and the awards program.

Printable Ticket Order