LAS VEGAS — HD Expo + Conference is set to return to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on August 24 and 25 after the cancellation of its 2020 event.
This marks the event’s 30th anniversary and will feature an expansive network of interior designers, architects, hoteliers, owners, operators, developer and purchasers.
“After having to cancel last year’s show, and then postpone this year’s from May till August, we can’t wait to finally bring the industry we love back together for two days of education, networking, and inspiration,” says Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, editor in chief of HD magazine, and SVP, Design Group, Emerald. “We want this to be a celebration of the great design and innovation and resiliency that has continued, despite the challenges we faced over the past year.”
The largest U.S.-based hospitality event of its kind, HD Expo + Conference will debut several new activations, serve as the launch event for hundreds of product manufacturers and feature a robust lineup of industry veterans, thought leaders and ‘ones to watch’ in nearly 30 conference sessions.
“We’re excited to get back to business, safely. For those who have attended in the past, yes —the show will be a bit smaller. What won’t be different is the strength of the connections made, the innovative products discovered, or the depth of insight and experiences shared. It’s going to be everything the hospitality design industry is about — community, networking, discovery and encouragement,” adds Kevin Gaffney, group show director and vice-resident, Emerald.
Registration for industry professionals currently starts at $109 for an expo-only pass, with full conference options available.