Trade fairs honored in three growth categories
Boutique Design’s trade fairs for hospitality design professionals, BDNY and BDwest, have made Trade Show Executive (TSE) magazine’s Fastest 50 list for 2016. The announcement marks BDNY’s fourth appearance on the roster and BDwest’s third.
Both shows were recognized for their growth in number of exhibitors, total attendance and net square feet for the third consecutive year. Of the 87 trade shows TSE recognized for 2016, only 15 were honored in all three categories.
Last year’s BDNY drew more than 6,900 hospitality design professionals for its seventh run at the Javits Center in New York, representing a 19 percent increase in attendance over the past year and continuing a pattern of double-digit, year-over-year growth since the trade fair/conference’s inception in 2010. In addition, that show’s exhibit space grew by 37 percent to 112,000 sq. ft., encompassing 615 manufacturers and marketers of FF&E and other design elements for hospitality interiors.
Similarly, the fourth annual BDwest drew 2,400-plus attendees to the Los Angeles Convention Center last spring, marking a 60 percent increase in participation over the past year’s event. Exhibit space grew by 22 percent to 41,500 net sq. ft., which included 260 manufacturers/marketers. The trade fair has experienced double-digit growth each year since its 2013 debut in San Diego.
Both BDNY and BDwest are produced by Hospitality Media Group. This year’s BDwest will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, April 5-6 in LA.