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.

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...

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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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

Centiva Product Wins Hospitality Design Award

Florence, AL, June 17, 2010--Resilient manufacturer Centiva said its product, Rays, has won an award for representing the best of hospitality design in the resilient flooring category.The Internationa...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/centiva-product-wins-hospitality-design-awa...

Catherine Minervini Discusses Highlights and Trends from the Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas

May 5, 2016—Catherine Minervini, a marketing consultant with Green Owl Studio, and Kemp Harr, discuss overall tone and product trends from this year's HD Expo in Las Vegas. Listen to the intervi...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/catherine-minervini-discusses-highli...

Focus on Leadership: Designer Barry Richards finds inspiration through challenges - June 2018

Interview by Kemp Harr Barry Richards is principal and studio leader of the Rockwell Group. A versatile artist, Richards has worked in a variety of design mediums, including product, space, set, even...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/focus-on-leadership-designer-barry-richards...

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

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...

Trends in Hospitality Flooring: The evolution of hotel brands impacts flooring - Nov 2017

By Beth Miller and Darius Helm The hotel industry has been in the midst of transformation for a couple of decades, shifting from a market dominated by big hotel chain brands to increased competition ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trends-in-hospitality-flooring-the-evolutio...

Boutique Design New York: Different elements contribute to this show's success - Dec 2017

By Kemp Harr This year’s Boutique Design New York (BDNY) show, held last month in vibrant New York City, was bubbling with creative energy, and for good reason: hospitality is the hottest secto...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/boutique-design-new-york-different-elements...

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...

Sam Barry Discusses Shaw Hospitality's Booth and Market Trends

May 16, 2013—Sam Barry, Director of Marketing with Shaw Hospitality, and Kemp Harr, discuss the recent market trends in the hospitality market as the economy recovers, and Shaw Hospitality's awa...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/sam-barry-discusses-shaw-hospitality...

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

Durkan Names D*SCOVER Contest Winners

Marietta, GA, May 19, 2011--Durkan has named Amy Bos and Yau Cheung as the grand prize winners of its D*SCOVER hospitality carpet design competition. This is the second year for the contest. The winn...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durkan-names-dscover-contest-winners

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

BDNY Currently Underway

New York, NY, November 12, 2018-BDNY (Boutique Design Trade Fair) is wrapping up today at the Jacob K. Javits Centers in New York City. The event, which started yesterday, is focused on hospitality d...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/bdny-currently-underway

Durkan Seeks Entries for Carpet Design Contest

Marietta, GA, Dec. 15, 2010 -- Durkan – the hospitality brand of The Mohawk Group – is calling on design professionals and students to enter its second annual carpet design contest. Sup...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durkan-seeks-entries-for-carpet-design-cont...

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...

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

Kevin Sanders, VP of Shaw Hospitality, Discusses HD Expo in Vegas

May 21, 2009—Kevin Sanders, Vice President of Shaw Hospitality, and Kemp Harr discuss last week's Hospitality Design trade show in Las Vegas. Listen to the interview to hear more about the show,...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/kevin-sanders-vp-of-shaw-hospitality...

Neocon 2010 - July 2010

By Darius Helm, Anne Harr, Fank O'Neill & Maurie Welsh O'Neill The mood at this year’s NeoCon was distinct from the wary, cautious 
atmosphere at NeoCon 2009, when the market was still in f...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/neocon-2010--july-2010

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...