HD Expo 2017 Shows Strong Momentum

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Standing Room Keynote and Promotion of HD Magazine Editor-in-Chief among highlights.

HD Expo 2017 Opening Day

“With over 850 exhibitors covering 275,000 square-feet of show floor space, HD Expo 2017 has surpassed the expectations of our exhibitors and attendees,” said Liz Sommerville, Group Show Director for Hospitality Design.

HD Expo 2017, the leading hospitality design event, has captivated hospitality design brands and professionals around the globe this week. With solid growth in both attendees and exhibitors over 2016, the show continues to gain momentum as the premier platform for designers and brands serving the hospitality industry.

“With over 850 exhibitors covering 275,000 square-feet of show floor space, HD Expo 2017 has surpassed the expectations of our exhibitors and attendees,” said Liz Sommerville, Group Show Director for Hospitality Design.

Today’s keynote featuring the iconic duo of mega developer Steve Wynn and legendary designer Roger Thomas was held in front of an overflow capacity crowd.

Another exciting announcement came when Stacy Shoemaker Rauen was named editor-in-chief/associate publisher for Hospitality Design magazine.

“Stacy has grown in her role at HD, from a staff member to a true hospitality industry leader,” said Joe Randall, executive vice president of Emerald Expositions.

In addition to the conference sessions, other show highlights include IIDA/HD Awards, NEWH Awards, the ICRAVE VR Booth and designer competition and two evening networking events.

“The buzz and excitement for this show has been amazing,” said Shoemaker Rauen. “Attendees are pleased with the quality programming they are receiving while exhibitors are relishing in the high-level of interest in their hospitality products.”

The show wraps up tomorrow at 2 p.m.

About HD Expo
HD Expo attracts the worlds’ most talented and sought after network of interior designers, architects, hoteliers, owners, operators, developers and purchasers: true leaders, creative risk-takers and innovators who make an impact in the industry. Thousands of show attendees will come face-to-face with the most captivating products and resources to consider for their global hospitality projects; stay on top of industry news and trends through daily thought-provoking conference programming; and have access to network and rub shoulders with some of the most prominent players in the industry at a series of networking events.

The Hospitality Design Group, part of Emerald Expositions, produces the most influential hospitality design event each year, HD Expo, which takes place from May 3-5, 2017 in Las Vegas. HD Expo is in association with American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); International Interior Design Association (IIDA); International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP); and NEWH, Inc.—The Hospitality Industry Network. For more information, visit http://www.hdexpo.com or http://www.hospitalitydesign.com.

About Hospitality Design magazine
Published 11 times a year, Hospitality Design magazine is the premier trade outlet and voice for the hospitality design industry. It serves owners, operators, brands, purchasing agents, interior designers, and architects involved in the design of hotels, resorts, restaurants, nightlife, spas, and all other hospitality-oriented projects. Hospitality Design magazine continues its 36-plus-year mission to connect and enrich the industry through innovative projects, inspiring products, the latest trends, development spotlights, and interesting interviews with some of the industry’s leading and up and coming professionals. For more information, visit http://www.hospitalitydesign.com.

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