Alpharetta (GA) – July 11, 2017 – HD Expo, the leading tradeshow and conference for the hospitality design industry, is now accepting submissions for conference sessions to be presented at the 2018 Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo), May 2-4, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

HD Expo connects exhibitors and attendees for three days of innovative conference sessions, thought-provoking presentations, a stunning show floor and exciting networking events.

“HD Expo 2017 brought together some of the industry’s top talent to share authentic experiences and tackle top-of-mind design issues,” said Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, editor-in-chief and associate publisher, Hospitality Design magazine. “We are looking to build on that momentum and bring next year’s attendees an even higher level of creative, engaging and inspiring programming.”

“Our educational conference sessions, together with a long list of quality brands and industry experts available on the show floor, are what make HD Expo such a valuable experience for our attendees,” added Liz Sommerville, group show director, Emerald Expositions.

All submissions must be received by August 31, 2017 in order to be considered. Please fill out the call for presentations form here. Registration for the 2018 HD Expo will open December 2017.


About HD Expo

HD Expo attracts the worlds’ most talented and sought after network of interior designers, architects, hoteliers, owners, operators, developers and purchasers: true leaders, creative risk-takers and innovators who make an impact in the industry. Thousands of show attendees will come face-to-face with the most captivating products and resources to consider for their global hospitality projects; stay on top of industry news and trends through daily thought-provoking conference programming; and have access to network and rub shoulders with some of the most prominent players in the industry at a series of networking event. HD Expo is produced in association with American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); International Interior Design Association (IIDA); International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP); and NEWH, Inc.—The Hospitality Industry Network. The 2018 event will take place May 2 – 4 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. For more information, visit

About Hospitality Design magazine

Published 11 times a year, Hospitality Design magazine is the premier trade outlet and voice for the hospitality design industry. It serves owners, operators, brands, purchasing agents, interior designers, and architects involved in the design of hotels, resorts, restaurants, nightlife, spas, and all other hospitality-oriented projects. Hospitality Design magazine continues its 36-plus-year mission to connect and enrich the industry through innovative projects, inspiring products, the latest trends, development spotlights, and interesting interviews with some of the industry’s leading and up and coming professionals. For more information, visit

HD Expo and Hospitality Design magazine are owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.