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...

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-...

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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

Jonathan Young Discusses the Hospitality Sector and OW's Roger Thomas Collaboration

May 20, 2014—Jonathan Young, Global Sales Director with OW Hospitality, and Kemp Harr, discuss trends in the hospitality market, the HD Expo and OW's Roger Thomas collection called Custom Tailor...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/jonathan-young-discusses-the-hospita...

Laminam by Crossville's Satori Wins IIDA/HD Best of Show Recognition

Las Vegas, NV, May 9, 2016—Laminam by Crossville’s Satori Collection has been named Best of Show - Hard Surface Flooring in the 20th Annual IIDA/HD Products Competition. The announceme...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/laminam-by-crossvilles-satori-wins-iidahd-b...

Nydree Flooring Used in USGBC Suite Design

Forest, VA, May 26, 2010--Nydree Flooring was used in the winning design for the USGBC’s Sustainable Suite Design Competition, featured at HD Expo 2010 in Las Vegas.The competition was created t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nydree-flooring-used-in-usgbc-suite-design

Shaw Wins Top Honors in IIDA Design Competition

Las Vegas, NV, May 15, 2007--The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and Hospitality Design Magazine announced the winners of the 11th Annual IIDA/Hospitality Design Product Design Compet...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/shaw-wins-top-honors-in-iida-design-competi...

Paul Cleary Discusses Lexmark's Growth and Focus in the Hospitality Market

May 7, 2018—Paul Cleary, CEO with Lexmark Hospitality, and Kemp Harr discuss the continued robustness of flooring activity in the hospitality market. Listen to the interview to hear more about L...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/paul-cleary-discusses-lexmarks-growt...

Charley Knight Discusses Interface's Blend of Resilient and Carpet in the Hospitality Sector

May 15, 2018—Charley Knight, VP of Hospitality at Interface, and Kemp Harr discuss Interface's systems approach to selling resilient flooring and modular tile to the hospitality market and the v...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/charley-knight-discusses-interfaces-...

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...

Trends in Hospitality Flooring: Business remains strong - Nov 2016

By Jessica Chevalier When we last reported on the hospitality market in May 2015, the sector was mid-boom, rippling with renovation business pent up during the recession’s down years. Today, th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trends-in-hospitality-flooring-business-rem...

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...

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...

Green Design for Hospitality Subject of Program

  Atlanta, GA, March 26, 2008—Hospitality Design magazine will present HD Green Day on Wednesday, May 14, co-located with HD Expo at the Sands Expo Center/Venetian Conference Center in ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/green-design-for-hospitality-subject-of-pro...

Carpet Maker Burtco Rebranded 'B Carpet'

Dalton, GA, Feb. 15, 2010--For more than 30 years, Burtco has produced custom-crafted carpet for the hospitality industry. Now, a major change is underfoot. After an extensive review and development ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/carpet-maker-burtco-rebranded-b-carpet

Alissa Ponchione Discusses Interior Design Trends within the Hospitality Sector

May 4, 2018—Alissa Ponchione, managing editor with Hospitality Design Magazine, and Kemp Harr discuss factors that are influencing interior design trends within the hospitality market. Listen to...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/alissa-ponchione-discusses-interior-...

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

Michelle Finn Discusses Highlights for the Upcoming BDNY Hospitality Show in November

October 27, 2016—Michelle Finn, President of Hospitality Media Group, and Kemp Harr discuss the upcoming Boutique Design New York (BDNY) expo scheduled for November 13-14 at the Javits Center in...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/michelle-finn-discusses-highlights-f...

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...