In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, Hotel Designs has made a few amendments to its in-house event calendar for 2021 and 2022. Editor Hamish Kilburn explains everything you need to know…
The entire team at Hotel Designs and Forum Events have been working tireless throughout the Covid-19 pandmeic, reacting to the latest government guidelines, in order to organise premium networking events that are safe and effective for designers, hoteliers, architects, developers and key-industry suppliers. In this time, we have launched new events, such as Hotel Designs LIVE, in order to keep the conversation flowing, while amended dates and concepts around our much-loved networking events.
Now that the UK government has given us a clearer indication on when social distancing measures will ease, here are the latest updates regarding all of our events.
Hotel Designs LIVE | May 11, 2021 | Virtual event
The next Hotel Designs LIVE will take place on May 11, and will look at topics such as lifestyle, bathrooms, art and workspace.
In addition to the live seminar sessions – and to ensure that the event is bridging the gap between hospitality suppliers and designers, architects, hoteliers and developers – the conference also included structured ‘PRODUCT WATCH’ pitches around each session, allowing suppliers the opportunity to pitch their products and services in a ‘live’ environment to the hospitality buyers that are tuned in.
What’s more, designers, architects, hoteliers and developers attend free of charge – click here to secure your complimentary ticket(s).
The inaugural Hotel Designs LIVE, which took place online on June 23, 2020, defined the point on international hotel design’s most relevant topics with the help of some of design, architecture and hospitality’s leading figures as well as identifying the latest product innovations on the market.
Following this event, Hotel Designs LIVE will return on August 10, 2021 and December 7, 2021 to explore more relevant topics with with world-renowned designers, architects, hoteliers and developers (topics and sessions for future events will be available shortly).
#HotelDesignsLIVE | Participate here.
Interior Design & Architecture Summit | June 30, 2021 | Hilton Canary Wharf
The next Interior Design & Architecture Summit (IDAS) will take place on June 30, 2021 at Hilton Canary Wharf
IDAS is Hotel Designs’ premium meet-the-buyer event for designers, architects and suppliers.
If you are a senior designer and/or architect and would like to attend the 2021 event, please contact Alex King on 01992 374082, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a supplier and are interested in attending the 2021 event, please contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098, or email email@example.com.
Retail & Hospitality Design Forum | September 6 – 7, 2021 | Radisson Red, London Heathrow
To help the industry enter the new era of retail and hospitality, Forum Events has launched a new meet-the-buyers hybrid event for senior professionals who are directly responsible for the interior design and fit-out of retail stores, leisure and hospitality establishments and those who provide products and services to these industries.
The Retail & Hospitality Design Forum, which takes place from September 6 – 7 at Radisson Red, London Heathrow (virtual attendance options are also available), will be a highly focused event that will consist of one-to-one, pre-arranged business meetings, interactive seminars and valuable networking opportunities over the two days.
If you are a supplier to the industry looking to meet top retail and hospitality professionals, email Courtney Saggers – or click here to request more information. If you are a hotelier and would like to attend the Summit for free, please email Victoria Petch – or click here to book your place.
Hotel Summit | September 27 – 28 | Radisson Red, London Heathrow
For more than two decades, the Hotel Summit has been bringing together senior hospitality professionals with key-industry suppliers. The meet-the-buyer event include:
- Pre-arranged, one-to-one meetings between hospitality professionals and suppliers
- Exceptional speakership programmes
- Gala dinner
If you are interested in exhibiting at the 2021 event, please contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a hotel operator, general manager or procurement manager and would like to attend the event free of charge, please contact Victoria Petch of 01992 374099 or email email@example.com.
The Brit List Awards 2021 | November 3, 2021 | Proud Galleries, London
Following last year’s virtual awards ceremony, The Brit List Awards is back for another year to identify the leading interiors designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers operating in Britain.
This year’s categories are:
- Interior Designer of the Year
- Architect of the Year
- Hotelier of the Year
- Best in Tech
- The Eco Award
- Best in British Product Design
- Rising Star of the Year (NEW CATEGORY)
- Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Industry
Applications and nominations (free to apply/nominate) will open on May 10, 2021 and will close in August. More information on the event can be found here.
MEET UP London | March 24, 2022 | Minotti London
Sheltered safely inside Minotti London’s premium and spacious Fitzrovia showroom, MEET UP London will welcome designers, architects, hoteliers, developers and suppliers. With the aim to support young talent as we emerge from unprecedented and challenging times, the theme MEET UP London will be ’30 Under 30′ where we will unveil the leaders and visionaries of tomorrow’s hotel design and hospitality scene. Applications/nominations will open shortly.
MEET UP North | May 5, 2022 | Stock Exchange Hotel in Manchester
MEET UP North, which is Hotel Designs’ leading networking evening in the north, will take place at Stock Exchange Hotel in the heart of Manchester on May 5, 2022.
Designers, architects, hoteliers and developers, click here to attend (booking form takes less than 2 minutes to fill out). Suppliers, click here to attend (booking form takes less than two minutes to fill out).
Considering the vast amount of hotel projects currently on the boards in the north – many of which are slated to complete and open this year – the theme of MEET UP North will be Manchester ‘Inspiring Creativity’. The city, which has hosted the concept since its launch in 2018, will once again welcome leading designers, architects, hoteliers, developers and suppliers for the industry’s leading networking event in the north.
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