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14 Days Away: Sessions on Deck at HD Expo

Posted by on April 29, 2015 in Events, Sustainability

We’re now just two short weeks away from HD Expo, and we’re busy making sure everything is perfect for the industry’s premier tradeshow and conference. While there will be plenty to see on the gigantic show floor (don’t forget to wear your walking shoes and make use of the complimentary water and snack stands that will be stationed throughout—not to mention the bar in HD’s Social Hub in booth #1955), our nearly 30 conference sessions are where you can get your education on. Here are just a few highlights:

During “What Meeting Planners Want” on Thursday, May 14th at 2 p.m., three planners will delve in to the (sometimes overlooked) world of designing hotel meeting spaces and what designers need to know to create environments amenable to these groups—which make up a large part of many hotels’ revenue streams—including a focus on lighting, furnishings, and the special requirements of the disabled.

It’s no secret that China is booming right now—from Shanghai to Chengdu (you can check out our roundup of the latter city in the May issue while you’re at the show). But what does it take to break into the huge region and create good design? In the “Spotlight on China” session on Wednesday, May 13th at 3 p.m., experts on the ground in the country will provide the information you need to know through a showcase of their recently opened projects.

A Belle Mont Farm guesthouse, part of the Kittitian Hill community on St. Kitts. Hear from founder Val Kempadoo during the "Community Builders" panel.

A Belle Mont Farm guesthouse (designed by Bill Bensley), part of the Kittitian Hill community on St. Kitts. Hear from founder Val Kempadoo during the “Community Builders” panel.

Get an insider’s look into the people and philosophies behind some of the world’s most extraordinary hospitality experiences during “Community Builders: Expanding the Meaning of Sustainable Design” on Thursday, May 14th at 3 p.m. Learn about three properties that, while having unique and beautiful aesthetics and sustainable development strategies, go beyond just good design, creating unmatched guest experiences by engaging and bolstering the communities in which they’re located.

Don’t forget that you can earn CEU credits by attending these sessions, so make sure to add them to your registration at hdexpo.com.

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