HD Expo + Conference is the biggest event in the United States on the hospitality industry, held in the spring each year in Las Vegas. From 2 to 4 May the city is transformed into the hospitality design capital, gathering the entire sector community at the Mandalay Bay Center – interior designers, architects, hoteliers, owners, operators, developers and buyers – for strategic networking initiatives, exclusive product previews, training programs and custom experiences. Many other attractions are provided alongside the contemporary production for the field of hospitality, with over 600 exhibitors.
Over a span of three days hospitality professionals have the possibility of interacting face to face, discovering the most advanced products and resources to consider for global projects, while staying in step with new trends and developments thanks to conferences conducted by over 100 visionary designers, innovators and thinkers, coordinated by the magazine Hospitality Design.
“With a significant increase of registrations with respect to last year, we are excited about the continued growth after the latest iterations of HD Expo + Conference,” says Kevin Gaffney, Group Show Director and Vice-President of Emerald, the company behind the event.
“The new developments and improvements this year have completed the offerings of HD Expo. The HD Cafe, like the other spaces for conferences and networking designed by some of the leading hotel brands and design companies, take our mission of celebrating hospitality design to levels never reached before,” says Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, editor-in-chief of the magazine Hospitality Design and SVP Design Group at Emerald.
This year’s news
Conceived in collaboration with the International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP) as an area of growth for young designers, HD University enlivens the pre-conference day and is organized in five training modules with the participation of principal designers, brand leaders, hotel owners, producers and buyers.
For the first time at HD Expo + Conference, the Women in Design Awards Breakfast is presented by the magazine Hospitality Design in collaboration with NEWH, the international community focused on the world of hospitality, as a tribute to innovation, leadership and success in the sector. Furthermore, NEWH will assign a series of study grants and will announce the ICON of Industry award for this year.
The appointment offers four new areas for networking, conferences and F&B, with an outstanding group of experts and innovators.
Created in collaboration with Williams-Sonoma, Inc B2B and Tarkett, HD Park is an immersive space inspired by nature that will host the sessions – with CEU accreditation – of the event, conducted by sector veterans and rising names. The importance of health and wellness in the sector will be addressed in the pavilion DesignWell.
The matching spaces have also been enhanced: HD Social Hub, created by the team of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants; the Matchmaking Lounge organized in collaboration with Encore Hospitality Carpet; and the HD Café, run by the famous chef, restauranteur and cookbook author Michael Mina, a space for relaxing and recharging, dining and finding inspiration. Registration for sector professionals and the complete agenda of the event are available at www.hdexpo.com.
Complimentary access will be provided to trade professionals by using the promo code IFDMHD or clicking here.