This week, the Hospitality Design Boutique Expo and Conference was held in Miami. Our president and founder Mario Insenga attended and was thrilled to experience not only the locale, but the rich environment and the creative energy that designers in the field brought to the show.
Attending the conference was important to see where design in the industry is headed. Creativity breeds profitability and staying in tune with other trendsetters in our industry only makes sense. And while it’s mostly business at shows such as this, with so many unique and creative minds centered in one place, it was inevitable that attendees would get even more than anticipated. Mario reported back feeling refreshed after experiencing the volume and rush of new ideas, but especially from speaking with peers within our industry — especially the up and coming talent in attendance that were spotlighted throughout the event.
All of this was in addition to a noticeable increased green awareness overall amongst attendees. Sustainability for the industry is more important now than ever. If there’s any message that we can speak to more, it’s that sustainability can help cut costs while the hospitality industry as a whole rebuilds. Good green business just makes good plain sense – and it does so while showing that we are doing our part for the environment. The event provided LEED certification training, and much of the talent that was at the show attended those sessions – all great stuff, no matter how you spin it.
We pride ourselves on keeping the aesthetic standard of a living environment as high as possible, and we have no doubt that with what Mario learned and saw at HD Boutique this year, we’ll be finding new and exciting ways to offer smart, sustainable and innovative solutions far into the future.