HD Expo

HD Expo attracts the world’s 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 industry’s most influential hospitality design event each year, HD Expo, which takes place in May, 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.

HD Expo 2019: Flooring manufacturers offer a wide range of materials - July 2019

By Ruth Simon McRae The 28th Hospitality Design Expo was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 15 to 17. Over 850 exhibitors displayed their newest and most exciting products throughout the enormous-nearly...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/hd-expo-2019-flooring-manufacturers-offer-a...

Winners of IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards Announced

Las Vegas, NV, May 7, 2018-The International Interior Design Association (IIDA)/HD Expo held the Product Design Awards at last week’s HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winner in the soft surface ca...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/winners-of-iidahd-expo-product-design-award...

Registration Now Open for HD Expo 2020

Alpharetta, GA, January 29, 2019) - Registration is now open for HD Expo + Conference 2020, North America’s largest event for hospitality design. A showcase of products, services, and industry t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/hd-expo-2020

Urban Root Associates Wins HD Expo's Box Design Competition

Alpharetta, GA, February 7, 2020-HD Expo + Conference recently announced Urban Robot Associates as the winner of the second annual Box design competition. A partnership between Hospitality Design and ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/urban-root-associates-wins-hd-expos-box-des...

Winners of dscvr19 Student Design Competition Announced

Las Vegas, NV, May 17, 2019-Winners of the dscvr19 Student Design Competition, Durkan’s annual hospitality design contest, have been announced as part of the programming at this year’s HD ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/winners-of-dscvr19-student-design-competiti...

HD Expo 2020 Cancelled

New York, NY, March 18, 2020-After closely monitoring the risk and impact of COVID-19 on a daily basis and speaking at length with members of our community, HD Expo + Conference, which had been schedu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/hd-expo-2020-

Kevin Gaffney Named Group Show Director for HD Expo

Alpharetta, GA, November 9, 2018-HD Expo has announced that Kevin Gaffney will join the brand as group show director, effective immediately.  Gaffney’s primary focus will be overseeing the...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/kevin-gaffney-named-group-show-director-for...

Durkan Wins Top Product Design Award at HD Expo 2016

Las Vegas, NV, May 6, 2016—Durkan, the hospitality brand of Mohawk Group, was awarded the top product design award in the Carpeting/Carpet Systems/Rugs category for its Traces collection at th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durkan-wins-top-product-design-award-at-hd-...

Interface Fabrics to Launch Terratex at HD Expo

Guilford, ME, April 18, 2006--Interface Fabrics announced that it will introduce its first open line collection of Terratex fabrics designed specifically for the hospitality market at the HD Expo, Apr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/interface-fabrics-to-launch-terratex-at-hd-...

BDNY 2018: BDNY continues to elevate design within the hospitality sector - Jan 2019

By Kemp Harr   The Boutique Design New York (BDNY) trade show held November 11 and 12 at the Javits Center in Manhattan-now in its ninth year-continues to raise the bar and set an example of th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/bdny-2018-bdny-continues-to-elevate-design-...

David Duncan Discusses Durkan's Focus in Hospitality from the HD Expo in Las Vegas

May 4, 2016—David Duncan, Senior VP of the Durkan brand at Mohawk, and Kemp Harr discuss the growth of the hospitality category, flooring product trends and Durkan's focus at this week's HD Expo...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/david-duncan-discusses-durkans-focus...

Durkan Design Competition Seeking Entries

Marietta, GA, Dec. 2, 2011— Durkan's design competition, D*scover, is looking for entries.Durkan, the hospitality brand of The Mohawk Group, and NEWH (The Network of the Hospitality Industry) ar...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durkan-design-competition-seeking-entries

Burtco Unveiling New Identity, Products at Show

Dalton, GA, May 4, 2010--A new look and new products from Burtco, now B Carpet, will be introduced to the hospitality market at HD Expo 2010. For more than 30 years, Burtco has produced custom-cr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/burtco-unveiling-new-identity-products-at-s...

HD Expo Underway in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV, May 3, 2018-HD Expo kicked off yesterday in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event-which caters to the hospitality design industry, attracting interior designers, architects, hoteliers, owners, ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/hd-expo-underway-in-las-vegas

HD Expo Announces Chip Conley as Keynote Speaker for Virtual Event

New York, NY, April 29, 2020-The HD Expo & Conference, which will be held virtually May 5 to 7 at hdexpo.com has announced hotelier Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, as its keynot...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/hd-expo-announces-chip-conley-as-keynote-sp...

HD Expo Kicks Off Today in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV, May 15, 2019-HD Expo kicks off today in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  The show, which runs through May 17, focuses on the hospitality sector and, in 20...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/hd-expo-kicks-off-today-in-las-vegas

Liz Sommerville, HD Expo Show Director

May 20, 2008—Taped last week at the HD Expo in Las Vegas, Kemp Harr and Liz Sommerville discuss the highlights of the show. Listen to the interview to hear who attends the show and what the show...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/liz-sommerville-hd-expo-show-directo...

Shaw's Global Reason Wins HD Expo Award

Dalton, GA, June 24, 2011 -- Global Reason by Shaw Hospitality Group was named top Flooring- Carpeting & Carpet Systems, Rugs, in the 15th annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition.Additionally, S...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/shaws-global-reason-wins-hd-expo-award

Durkan Names Winners of First Design Contest

Las Vegas, NV, May 20, 2010--The winners of Durkan's first hospitality carpet design contest were revealed at the HD Expo.Called D*scover, the competition was held in partnership with The Network of t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durkan-names-winners-of-first-design-contes...

NeoCon 2009 - July 2009

By Darius Helm, Anne Harr, Frank O'Neill & Maurie Welsh O'Neill With expectations appropriately lowered, this year’s NeoCon, held as always in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, was in many ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/neocon-2009--july-2009

Backing & Underlayments: Acoustical abatement and moisture issues drive new introductions - Jan 2020

By Darius Helm There’s a lot that goes on under the surface of a floorcovering-like attached backings, unattached underlayments, cushioning, membranes, pads and floor prep materials. All of th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/backing-underlayments-acoustical-abatement-...

Strategic Exchange - June 2010

By Kemp Harr It’s an interesting notion to think that people who were born in the same era have common behavioral characteristics that can be predicted. These age groupings have specific names,...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/strategic-exchange--june-2010

Tai Ping Launches Akina Axminster Carpet

Hong Kong, China, April 25, 2007--Akina is the newest contemporary Axminster and hand tufted collection from Tai Ping.  Designed with the modern hospitality sector in mind, Akina launches at HD E...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/tai-ping-launches-akina-axminster-carpet

Pamela Rainey Discusses Shaw's Product and Booth Awards at HD Expo

May 24, 2011—Pamela Rainey, Design Manager for Shaw Hospitality, and Kemp Harr discuss current design trends related to flooring in the hospitality market. Recorded at the HD Expo show in Las Ve...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/pamela-rainey-discusses-shaws-produc...

Durkan Launches 2019 dscvr Student Design Competition

Calhoun, GA, December 13, 2018-Durkan, the hospitality flooring brand of Mohawk Group, is now accepting artwork submissions for the dscvr Student Design Competition, its annual hospitality design cont...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durkan-launches-2019-dscvr-student-design-c...

BDNY Show Acquired by Owners of HD Expo

San Juan Capistrano, CA, October 16, 2018-Emerald Expositions Events, owner of Hospitality Design Expo (HD Expo), has announced the acquisition of Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and related assets fr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/emerald-expositions-owner-of-hd-expo-acquir...

InterfaceFlor Forms New Hospitality Division

LaGrange, GA, May 12, 2011 -- InterfaceFlor said it is headed to HD Expo 2011 with a newly organized division dedicated exclusively to the hospitality industry.Interface Hospitality is being led by vi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/interfaceflor-forms-new-hospitality-divisio...

Bostik and Artaic Team Up to Offer Global Mosaic Design Contest

Las Vegas, NV, February 25, 2016—Bostik, Inc. and Artaic Innovative Mosaic are offering a competition for the architectural & design community. Design ‘N Gather (DNG) allows creat...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/bostik-and-artaic-team-up-to-offer-global-m...

Jennifer Busch Discusses Her Decision to Leave Contract Magazine and Join Interface

May 20, 2011—Jennifer Busch and Kemp Harr discuss her decision to leave Contract Magazine and join InterfaceFlor as VP A&D Market Development. Listen to the interview, recorded at the HD Exp...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/jennifer-busch-discusses-her-decisio...

Shaw's Global Reason Wins HD Expo Honor

Dalton, GA, May 19, 2011--Shaw Hospitality Group's Global Reason was named top Flooring--Carpeting & Carpet Systems, Rugs in the 15th IIDA/HD Product Design Competition.Global Reason was inspired ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/shaws-global-reason-wins-hd-expo-honor