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Venue

Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles , California 90015
Tel: (213) 741-1151
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BDwest - Boutique Design

Attendees

2,500

Exhibitors

300

Register

$50 - $475

Overview

Event Overview:

Like its sister trade fair on the East Coast, BDwest was created to deliver a more specialized, more design-focused and more productive trade fair experience for hospitality design professionals. Five years later it’s one of the fastest-growing fairs in the U.S., in the hottest of development hotbeds, Downtown L.A.
 
BDwest’s home, the Los Angeles Convention Center, sits in the heart of the city’s ongoing downtown renaissance, next to the L.A. Live entertainment complex that sparked it back in 2007. Nearby, the 73-story Wilshire Grand Center, set to open in 2017 as the tallest structure in the L.A. skyline, is one of a staggering number of new hotel/residential projects currently underway, joining dozens of inventive new restaurants and bars in the downtown core.
 
Despite its rapid growth, BDwest remains uniquely boutique, with an elevated setting, an intimate feel, and a degree of personalized service unparalleled in our industry.

BDWEST IS DESIGNED TO:

  • Make the most of your time. BDwest boosts your ROI with a focused collection of high-caliber products and conveniences such as pre-arranged, one-to-one buyer/supplier meetings during trade fair hours. It’s an atmosphere conducive to doing business, in a city teeming with opportunity.
  • Take learning to new levels. Engage in CEU-accredited panel discussions with creative thinkers from every facet of our industry, and deepen your understanding of design, architecture and development.
  • Showcase the latest. More than 300 customized displays covering 40,000 square feet offer a gallery of inventive design elements for hospitality interiors—from furnishings, fixtures and lighting to fabrics, wall coverings and accessories.
  • Create an immersive design experience. BDwest’s spacious aisles, attention to aesthetics and relaxed SoCal vibe encourage lingering and learning on the trade fair floor. And its exquisite Designed Spaces, created by leading hospitality design firms, stand ready for impromptu meetings with clients, manufacturers and industry friends.
  • Cater to a passionate West Coast audience. L.A. is the hospitality design capital of the West, in the midst an epic rebirth. For interior designers, architects, purchasing agents and hospitality owners and operators committed to creating unforgettable destinations and guest experiences, Downtown L.A. is the place to be this spring.

ATTENDEES

Estimated 2,500 interior designers, architects, purchasing agents, hospitality owners, developers and operators.

EXHIBITORS

More than 300 manufacturers and marketers of inventive design elements for hotels, restaurants, spas, casinos, night clubs and other related projects.

BDwest is produced by Hospitality Media Group LLC (HMG) in association with the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association, the International Society of Hospitality Purchasers, the International Society of Hospitality Consultants and NEWH, The Hospitality Industry Network. Hospitality Media Group (HMG) is a privately held company serving the global hospitality and related industries specializing in trade fair, conference and event management and development.

Attendee Information:

Since its inception in 2013, BDwest has given hospitality design professionals a fresh alternative to traditional trade shows, with elevated surroundings, a higher degree of personalized service, and unparalleled opportunities to grow your network and your business.

Join us in L.A. and get to know our industry’s rising stars, creative mavericks and thought leaders—in fully accredited seminars, intimate panel discussions on the exhibit floor and at unique social events held in trend-forward venues around Los Angeles.

In two fast-track days you’ll make valuable connections with some of the most talented and influential figures in hospitality—many based in the SoCal region. You’ll spot inventive new furnishings, lighting and textiles you can’t wait to build a design around. And you’ll experience a broad range of exhibitor products in context, via exquisite Designed Spaces created by leading hospitality design teams exclusively for Boutique Design.

No other trade fair makes it so easy to do business on-site. From reimbursed travel and parking expenses to pre-arranged supplier/specifier meetings and multiple, upscale F&B options, the BDwest exhibit floor is built for productivity.

Exhibitor Information:

Now in its fifth year, the BDwest trade fair and conference has taken the hospitality design industry by storm with its personalized service, unique social events and sponsorships, extensive educational component, and elevated atmosphere conducive to doing business.

BDwest connects manufacturers of high-caliber design elements for hospitality interiors to some of the most sought-after and influential design firms in the hospitality industry, along with purchasing agents and hospitality owners, developers and operators based primarily in the western United States.

Expanding to larger quarters in Downtown Los Angeles in 2016 put BDwest in the epicenter of a white-hot development market that’s bringing thousands of hotel rooms, residences, restaurants and bars to the city’s core.

Plus, SoCal is home to the highest concentration of hospitality design and architecture firms in the western U.S. There’s no better place to be this spring than BDwest—and no better way to spend quality time with clients and prospects actively sourcing FF&E in a booming hospitality market.

Post event feedback indicates that:

  • 94% of attendees responding rated BDwest as meeting or exceeding expectations
  • 78% of attendees responding rated BDwest’s conference program as excellent to very good
  • 78% of attendees responding plan to specify or buy products from a BDwest exhibitor/sponsor within the next 12 months

Product Categories Include:

  • Accessories
  • Amenities
  • Architectural Materials
  • Artwork
  • Bath & Spa
  • Beds & Bedding
  • Carpet & Flooring
  • Electronics
  • Fabrics
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Seating
  • Tabletop
  • Wall coverings
  • Window treatments

Agenda

Apr 4   

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

THE NEW RULES FOR CREATING IMMERSIVE INTERIORS–FROM LOBBIES TO GUEST ROOMS

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

NEW IN LA

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

FACE2FACE IN A DESIGNED SPACE: WILSON-RED/CoberKoeda

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

INDIE LABELS–WORKING SMARTER WITH INDEPENDENTS, SOFT BRANDS AND SMALL CHAINS

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

EVERYTHING DESIGNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAPEX AND THE REAL ESTATE CYCLE

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

SMART-SPECS INTERIORS: FABRIC

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

NEWH GREEN VOICE: SAVING REALIZED: INTEGRATED BUILDING & TECHNOLOGY

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

INDUSTRY FEUD

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

NEWH GREEN VOICE: MAKING LEED EASY: A GREEN BADGER DEMONSTRATION

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

DO DISRUPT: HOSPITALITY BEYOND THE HOTEL ROOM

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

NEWH GREEN VOICE: A RISING TIDE: DESIGNING LUXURY SPACE RESISTANT TO FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION MEETS THE MODERN HOTEL: AN AUDIOVISUAL LUNCH AND LEARN

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

THE PROCESS & PROGRESS OF SENIOR LIVING DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

ISHP/BOUTIQUE DESIGN OWNERS’ GRILL

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

BRAND CENTRAL

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

FOOD & DESIGN

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

SMART-SPECS INTERIORS: GUESTROOM CASEGOODS

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

MEET THE BOUTIQUE 18

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

FACE2FACE IN A DESIGNED SPACE: Design Poole Inc., Partnering with Delta Hotels

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

SMART-SPECS INTERIORS: CARPET

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

BOUTIQUE DESIGN’S 2018 UP-AND-COMING HOTELIERS

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

DELTA BRAND PANEL

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

DEVELOPING DOWNTOWN LA

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

HARD BRANDS, HIGH DESIGNS: INNOVATING THE LOOK AND FEEL OF GLOBAL FLAGS

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

CRAFTED COCKTAIL COMPETITION

Apr 5   

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

BOUTIQUE DESIGN POWER PLAYERS: WOMEN LEADERS IN HOSPITALITY BREAKFAST AND PANEL DISCUSSION

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

HOSPITALITY LEGENDS

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

FACE2FACE IN A DESIGNED SPACE: STONEHILL & TAYLOR

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

INDUSTRY FEUD

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

SMART-SPECS INTERIORS: UPHOLSTERED SEATING

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

HOW NOT TO SELL YOURSELF SHORT: THE DOWNSIDE OF THE DESIGN BUSINESS – PROTECTING YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

CROSSOVERS AND START-UPS: HOW TO BUILD A HOSPITALITY DESIGN PORTFOLIO

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

FACE2FACE IN A DESIGNED SPACE: MARRIOTT INTL.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

SMART-SPECS INTERIORS: GUESTROOM LIGHTING

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

FIVE-STAR OPPORTUNITIES: WHERE LUXURY LIFESTYLE IS HEADING

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

RENOVATION CSI: WHAT TO DO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

BOUTIQUE DESIGN’S 2018 BOUTIQUE 18

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