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HD expo 2008 attracts industry heavyweights with innovative products, awards and ground-breaking panels
Jun 09, 08 | 1:58 am
Differentiating itself with influential purchasers and noteworthy designers in attendance, HD Expo found exhibitors pleased with positive response to new products. First time exhibitor, Jonny Seccombe, CEO of London-based Flowban Ltd., a company introducing technology to prevent tubs from overflowing, says he attained "very good quality leads" and "achieved the objectives I've set for here." Longtime exhibitors also continued to find new connections including Troy Wesnidge of TJ Wesnidge who says "HD Expo has always been a very good show and we've been coming for many years as we work with the best clients and get to meet them once a year. We put names together with faces and meet new people." Another longtime exhibitor and Product Design Award winner Janice Feldman, CEO and president of Janus et Cie stated that at HD Expo "attendees are prepared to buy and are not just looking," adding that the show is "a lot of fun and one of the best."
Major highlights from 2008 Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference included:
"Each year, HD Expo grows with new conferences, exciting speakers and product launches," says Michelle Finn,Vice President, Hospitality Design Group. "HD Expo 2008 was the most informative yet with up-to-the-minute conference panels, including the inaugural Green Day and more innovative, elegant and eco-conscious products across the show floor. We're proud to continue to bring together the influential buyers, key manufacturers and designers for the 16th year in a row," she adds.
Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo) is presented by the Hospitality Design Group, part of Nielsen Business Media, which also produces Hospitality Design Boutique Exposition & Conference (HD Boutique) in Miami Beach from September 17-18, 2008 (hdboutique.com). Hospitality Design magazine presents Hospitality Design Green Day (HD Green Day) and Hospitality Design Summit (HD Summit) in Duck Key, FL from March 4-6, 2009. HD Expo is in association with: International Interior Design Association (IIDA); International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP), National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ); American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and NEWH, Inc. - The Hospitality Industry Network.
Nielsen Business Media, a division of The Nielsen Company, is a leading market-focused provider of integrated information and sales and marketing solutions, helping businesses go to market more effectively and efficiently. Serving seven major market groups, and 30 individual markets, spanning the entertainment, media and marketing, retail, travel and performance, design, and life sciences industries, Nielsen Business Media provides business-to-business products and services in print, online and in person. With 42 publications, more than 60 trade shows and 185 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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