ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

BDwest is your face-time link to the hospitality design industry. It’s the nexus where everyone involved in hospitality design, operations, ownership, manufacturing and purchasing can connect and explore what’s new and what’s next.

What’s in it for you? A unique professional  experience that fits your workstyle goals and reflects the way you live. It’s about learning by doing, not just listening. This is a new generation of trade fair that stresses education through interaction. It’s a one-stop for getting the latest drill down to boost your creativity, find out what’s on clients’ mind and max out your social network.

With its intimate scale, BDwest is all about you. That’s why we’ve created BDwest’s most comprehensive program to date to enable you to customize your learning experience based on your own need-to-know wish list. Whether you’re a principal, project designer, hotelier or investor, we have the experts to help you do your work better, smarter, faster—and have more fun doing it

The 2017 conference program includes a full menu of formats ranging from fully accredited seminars to interactive discussions on the trade fair floor, hands-on design projects and BD signature sessions such as the Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality breakfast and panel; Brand Central; New in the West and Meet the Boutique 18. You can get up close and personal with the tastemakers shaping the industry, and gain top-level takeaways on hot-button topics.

BDwest gives you a 360-degree perspective. Hear from some of the leading voices on the client’s side of the table what matters most, how their priorities are changing, who they’re commissioning and why. Think of the fair as your business development GPS.

“Our goal is to create a forum in which everyone involved in designing hospitality interiors can get ideas, share their vision and polish their skill set. Like our attendees, our real mission statement is summed up in two words: What if?” says Mary Scoviak, Boutique Design’s Executive Editor, Conference Director for HMG.