Charting double-digit growth each year since its 2013 debut in San Diego, BDwest is moving to larger quarters at the L.A. Convention Center for its 2016 run.
The move to L.A. enables the western hospitality design community to convene in an international cultural center that’s home to many of our industry’s leading design and architecture firms, not to mention a burgeoning creative class, said Michelle Finn, president of Hospitality Media Group (HMG), which produces BDwest and sister trade fair BDNY. That translates to a more inspiring, more productive trade fair experience.
Finn says the convention center’s location places BDwest participants at the epicenter of L.A.’s downtown transformation – a surge in restaurant, bar and hotel/residential development that began in 2007 and is expected to continue into the next decade. Opportunity abounds in this market, and BDwest’s friendly vibe, personalized service and pre-arranged buyer/supplier meetings make it easy to meet the right people and seize those opportunities, she added.
In addition to showcasing inventive elements for hospitality interiors, BDwest 2016 will present its broadest and most extensive conference program to date, as well as ticketed events such as: BDwest Opening Reception Celebrating the Boutique 18; the NEWH Orange County Regional Group & Los Angeles Founding Chapter present Hospitality Fashion Challenge: Design in a Box @ BDwest; and the Boutique Design Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality Breakfast & Panel Discussion.