The launch of an independent, new Australian trade show for the booming hospitality industry has been officially announced today by National Media, one of Australia’s most experienced and respected exhibition organisers.
Born out of the success of the interiors and furniture zone at Australia’s leading hotel industry exhibition, NoVacancy, Hospitality Design Fair (HDF) is the premier trade fair and conference for creative professionals who shape the hospitality interiors marketplace and create amazing spaces. As the only event in Australia focused exclusively on interior design and furniture for hotels, restaurants, clubs and
bars, HDF brings together designers, architects, owner/operators, purchasers, brand executives and manufacturers for two days of product discovery, inspiration, education and exceptional networking.
Brad Langton, Event Director for Hospitality Design Fair, said the event has been developed as a direct response to Australia’s hospitality industry undergoing a period of productive growth.
“Investment and development are at record-breaking levels. New build, conversion and renovation projects are announced on an almost daily basis. New developments are setting the highest design standards and existing owners are refurbishing to remain competitive and relevant,” said Mr Langton.
HDF will provide attendees with the chance to get refreshed from their daily routine, find inspiration for their next design challenge, source inventive products for current and future projects, network and grow connections, and keep up-to-date with emerging trends in hospitality design.
Striking a chord with the leading specifiers of hospitality projects
Following more than 12 months of industry consultation, Hospitality Design Fair is being curated not just for interior designers and specifiers, but the wider end-user market including owners, developers and brand executives who are getting involved earlier in projects with much greater influence on what’s being specified.
“In the fast-paced, vibrant world of restaurant design and refurbishment, design ideas are continually evolving. Having a dedicated trade show where I can see the latest innovations will be on my must-attend for 2020,” says Paul Kelly, Director at Paul Kelly Design.
“Hospitality Design Fair will include everything I need to source for my hospitality projects… this is an event the hospitality design industry will love to attend,” says Angela Biddle, Director at Scott Carver.
“I love the idea of a dedicated hospitality design show, it’s what the industry has needed for a long time…I’ll definitely be going with my team,” says Sophia Di Pietro, Owner of ORO Design.
“Having a Sydney-based design show means my team and I can access new suppliers and products all in one easy location. The importance of face to face contact with suppliers and materials can’t be understated when it comes to specifying in my projects,” says Heidi Aboushady, Senior Interior Designer and Team Leader at MODE Design.
What: Hospitality Design Fair
With: Co-located with NoVacancy
When: 27-28 May 2020
Where: ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour