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Neocon® Returns To Marchandise Mart June 11-13

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The contract furnishing industry’s premier event, NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair, returns to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart June 11-13, 2007. Now in its 39th annual year, NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair offers trade professionals the opportunity to see the very latest product introductions from hundreds of the world’s top manufacturers in a variety of fields including office, healthcare, hospitality, residential, institutional and government environments. More than 1,200 companies from around the globe will roll-out hundreds of new products and the latest introductions to an estimated 50,000 attendees. Product introductions span a wide range of categories, including: architectural products, artwork and accessories, building products and services, fabric, floor coverings, furnishings, furniture, kitchen and bath, lighting, outdoor furniture, stone and tile, sustainable design products, technology, textiles and wall coverings. “NeoCon World’s Trade Fair is the must-attend contract furnishings event of the year,” said Mark Falanga, senior vice president, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI). “Thousands of cutting-edge products and solutions are unveiled at NeoCon each year, making it a ‘can’t miss’ event for design professionals in a variety of industries.” Architects, Designers and Facility Managers from throughout the globe will have the opportunity not only to discover the newest trends and techniques in the contract furnishings industry, but also to take part in insightful keynote presentations from speakers Zaha Hadid, Tim Brown and Nadja Swarovski. In addition, more than 130 CEU-accredited seminars, tours, educational programs and networking events, will also be featured throughout the three-day event. In addition to annual show components including The Buildings Show, OfficeExpo, Technocon™, NEWhospitality, Fine Design Residential Furnishings show™ and The Architectural Stone Ceramic Tile Exposition, a newly expanded and enhanced Greenlife™ component will also be a show highlight. Featuring products, presentations, resources, networking events and educational programs focusing on sustainable environments, Greenlife will showcase the best and brightest in green design. NeoCon World’s Trade Fair is open to trade professionals only, who may register online at www.neocon.com to attend NeoCon. Show hours will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information about NeoCon World’s Trade Fair 2007 at The Merchandise Mart, please visit www.neocon.com or call 800.677.6278 (MART). Outside the United States, please call 312.527.7600. NeoCon World’s Trade Fair is a registered trademark of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI). Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) is a trade show and property management firm, specializing in managing buildings devoted to wholesale showrooms and commercial office space. MMPI produces more than 300 trade shows, market events and conferences each year. MMPI manages The Merchandise Mart and 350 West Mart Center in Chicago; Market Square, the Suites at Market Square, Hamilton Market, Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza and the National Furniture Mart in High Point, N.C.; the Architects & Designers Building and 7 W New York in New York; the Boston Design Center in Boston; the L.A. Mart in Los Angeles; and the Washington Design Center and Federal Center Southwest in Washington D.C. Vornado Realty Trust, owners of MMPI, based in New York City, is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO.

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