ASID Partners with HOST and IDC to Bring 20 Interior Designers to 2015 Expo

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)is pleased to announce that HOST 2015, taking place in Milan, Italy October 23 – 27, 2015, has partnered with ASID and the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) to bring 20 interior designers from North America to the show. Those who are accepted to attend will have their airfare, accommodations, and registration fees covered by HOST.

HOST is an international hospitality exhibition in its 39th year that features more than 1,800 exhibitors from 48-plus countries showcasing products suitable for hotels, restaurants, and related hospitality businesses. Unique to this year’s event, HOST overlaps with Expo Milano 2015, which has been running since May 1 and concludes on October 31. The theme of this year’s Expo Milano is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Attendees and exhibitors will be talking about food, health, well-being, innovation, and technology with the goal of securing a more sustainable future for our planet.

“HOST is the exhibition to attend if the focus of your work is hospitality,” saysSimona Greco, exhibition director of HOST. “Over five days at the fair, you will meet with the world’s most prominent industry manufacturers and suppliers and learn about the latest technologies and trends hitting the marketplace.”

HOST will select 20 interior designers (10 from ASID and 10 from IDC) to participate, and will pay their travel, accommodation, and registration expenses. A sophisticated Expo Matching System will be used to schedule participant meetings with exhibitors to ensure that attendees’ time at the Fair allows them access to the companies most relevant to their businesses.

Randy Fiser, ASID CEO, and Susan Wiggins, IDC CEO, will attend the Fair with the delegation and will participate in meetings regarding international collaboration with the hospitality sector. “We are very excited about this unique opportunity that allows us to promote North American hospitality designers while creating a unique opportunity for those designers to immerse themselves in an international expo specifically related to hospitality,” says Fiser.

To apply for your spot to travel with the North American delegation, please complete and return the application form – – with HOST in the subject line no later than Friday, July 31.  Decisions will be announced the following week, and travel arrangements will be made no later than August 15.

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About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidenced-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at

About HOST: More than 1,800 exhibitors will attend HOST 2015, 40 percent of whom come from outside Italy. They will occupy space in 14 pavilions (2 more than in 2013), and will come into contact with more than 140,000 trade professionals and more than 1,500 hosted buyers selected from all over the world. This year, there’s another important reason to visit Host Milano. In fact, this time, the hospitality trade fair coincides with the last few days of Expo Milano 2015, devoted to the theme of food, and being staged in an area next to the fairground, until October 31. It offers a unique chance to gain insight into the most interesting trends on a global scale, in addition to networking and doing business with other international trade professionals. Learn more about HOST.

About IDC: IDC is the professional association for interior designers in Canada. IDC’s mandate is to advance the profession of interior design across Canada as well as internationally. It does so through advocacy with government and the public, and by providing continuing education opportunities and business practice support services to members. For more information on IDC, please visit

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