HD Expo Announces Social Hub Speakers and Panel Discussions

March 28, 2018

HD Expo Announces Social Hub Speakers and Panel Discussions

 Show Floor Space to Host Four Conference Style Sessions

New York, NY (March 28, 2018) – Today, HD Expo, taking place May 2-4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, announced the 2018 panel lineup for its Social Hub. The heart of the show floor, the Social Hub serves as a platform for attendees and exhibitors to engage in a series of intimate conversations about top-of-mind industry topics. In true hospitality design form, the panels will take place in a beautifully crafted space—think co-working meets greenhouse—by renowned firm Meyer Davis.

“Each year, the Social Hub is a favorite spot for attendees to listen in on engaging discussions spanning timely issues as social media and sustainability,” said Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, editor in chief of Hospitality Design Magazine. “These panels, plus the other 20 or so conference sessions, leave the audience inspired and with nuggets of information that can help in their everyday.”

“The Social Hub is a critical space on the show floor for attendees to network, learn, and connect with the hospitality design community,” said Liz Sommerville, group show director of HD Expo.

A few of the Social Hub topics are listed below:

  • Made to Measure: A Sit Down with Will Meyer and Gray Davis, Meyer Davis
  • Social Media and Design
  • The Business of Design
  • NEWH Green Voice Conversations
    • Agritopia: A Farm to Fork Culture
    • Fitwel: An Amenities Experience
    • Addressing Sustainability: A Las Vegas Executive Chef Perspective
    • A Personal Conversation: UNLV’s Hospitality Design Concentration Coordinator

View the complete HD Expo conference schedule and detailed panel descriptions here.

For complete show news, exhibitor product information and to download high resolution images, visit the HD Expodigital pressroom.

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 thought-provoking conference programming curated by Hospitality Design magazine; and have access to network and rub shoulders with some of the most prominent industry players at a series of networking events.

The Hospitality Design Group produces the most influential hospitality design event each year, HD Expo, which takes place from May 2-4, 2018 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.

HD Expo is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

For more information, visit https://www.hdexpo.com/



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