HD Expo + Conference announces programme details

April 8, 2022

USA) – HD Expo + Conference announces an illustrious lineup of speakers and thought-provoking topics curated by Hospitality Design (HD) magazine.

Over three days, from 26 – 28 April 2022, more than 150 design visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders will share their expertise on topics from market shifts to sustainability, well-being to new concepts, plus hybrids, workplace, and more. 

Interior designers, architects, hoteliers, restaurateurs, owners, operators, developers, and purchasers are drawn to the annual conference to explore concepts and innovations that showcase the best of hospitality. Programmes will be presented on stages in three distinct areas located on the show floor: HD Park (#2873), DesignWell Pavilion (#4973), and HD Social Hub (#5726). Each area’s unique purpose, design, and programming—from panel sessions to keynote talks—foster an environment of idea-sharing and inspiration and enable attendees to stay ahead of global trends and on top of industry ideas. 

HD Park shines a spotlight on immersive outdoor experiences while also serving as the home to all HD Expo + Conference CEU/LU-accredited sessions. Attendees can connect with clients and colleagues and hear case studies and conversational panels. Panellists include leading ownership groups and hotel and F+B brands as well as veteran and rising star architects, interior designers, and purchasers. Full Conference or Experience passes are required to enter CEU/LU-accredited sessions in HD Park.

Wellness and sustainability share the focus of the DesignWell Pavilion, designed by INC Architecture & Design. Attendees can learn how brands integrate wellbeing into their projects and products, and explore DEI-driven ideas for community building with the Hospitality Diversity Action Council (HDAC), alongside innovations in hospitality design that put the guest centre stage. Everyone is welcome to attend sessions at the DesignWell Pavilion without prior signup.

HD magazine invites attendees to lounge, recharge, and connect at the HD Social Hub, crafted by 21c Museum Hotels and featuring intimate conversations each day. Expo attendees can hear talks ranging from brands redefining the lifestyle market to Lodging Econometrics on their industry outlook and explore hot topics including designing with soul and business lessons learned from the pandemic. Everyone is welcome to attend the HD Social Hub sessions without prior signup.