A record 300 decision makers from Europe’s hotel interior design industry gathered in Berlin for the 13th edition of HI Design Europe on 6-8 June 2018. Dubbed ‘The Decision Makers’ Forum’, 86 Buyer companies attended, comprising the big brand hotel groups, interior design agencies and top procurement houses. With many sending more than one decison maker, 135 ‘buyers' were gathered in total. As a condition of their attendance, each buyer company is asked to state the number of new build and refurbishment projects they have planned in the region for the following 3 years. These projects numbered over 2900 in total. The 85 allocated supplier company places were claimed within 4 weeks of being announced last June. With strict limits in each product category, attending buyers are guaranteed a broad and eclectic selection of manufacturers to meet, each with an allocated area to display key products for the buyers to touch and feel.
HI Design pioneered the business meetings forum with its ’speed dating’ concept in the Hotel Interior Design industry and is the established market leader in Europe Asia and MEA regions. The quality and stricltly limited numbers of attendees is cited as key to its success within this competitive market place. Over 3 days the 165 attending Supplier delegates had the opportunity to meet all 135 Buyer delegates through a series of one-to-one meetings, product demo and an abundance of networking. A world-class Seminar Programme is also provided.
Recently added to the DMG Events portfolio, HI Design continues to be organized and run by a majority of the original HI Design team members and maintains its blend of meticulous organisation and experience with a uniquely convivial atmosphere which makes it an intensely productive and fun 3 days for all involved.
Registration for the 2019 event is now open for suitable manufacturers looking to extend their hotel interior project portfolios in Europe.