Month: March 2016


BUILT INC’s John Sofio plays tour guide in the City of Angels

Ditch the travel guide and your Urbanspoon app. Really. We’ve got you covered. When it comes to pre- and post-show haunts, our speakers share their insiders’ view on LA. First in this series is John Sofio, founder, BUILT  INC(who is also the mastermind behind some of Hollywood’s hottest hot spots, including Blind Dragon and The Nice Guy). Make sure to catch him on the New in the West and Sensory Overload: Blind Dragon panels. What’s your favorite place to eat/drink in LA?What…


Who’s Going and Why You Should, Too

By Mary Scoviak Here’s why industry leaders and up-and-comers have our West Coast event on their calendars There are lots of reasons to come to BDwest March 31 – April 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. First, it’s our debut in LA—and not just any place in the City of Angels, but DTLA, with all of its development and urban energy. We’re making the most of that by getting attendees beyond some very cool velvet ropes, from a night…


Designed Spaces at BDwest

BDWEST TO FEATURE CUSTOM ‘DESIGNED SPACES’ CREATED BY DESIGN POOLE, PUCCINI GROUP, DESIGN360 UNLIMITED AND STONEHILL & TAYLOR Collaborative spaces on exhibit floor will showcase FF&E and other design elements from exhibitors/sponsors at fourth annual BDwest trade fair and conference, March 31–April 1 in Los Angeles BDwest will feature four Designed Spaces created by leading hospitality design firms using furniture, lighting, fabric, flooring, wall coverings, art and other elements from BDwest exhibitors and sponsors. Interspersed among hard-wall exhibit spaces on…