ASID @ HD Expo 2019: Showcasing Dedication to the Hospitality Industry

ASID Will Further Emerald Expositions Partnership at HD Expo in Las Vegas, May 15-17

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will provide custom programming and inspiring show content at this year’s Hospitality Design Expo & Conference (HD Expo), May 15-17 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. HD Expo is the leading event for the hospitality design community, bringing together designers, owners and operators, brand executives, architects, purchasers, and manufacturers for three days of design inspiration, CEU-accredited education, and networking. At this Emerald Expositions show, ASID will advance its outreach and participation with a new installation and a discussion centered around the hospitality industry.

“As the hospitality design world’s leading trade show, HD Expo provides an incredibly important platform and opportunity to delve into the impact of design,” states Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID, CEO, ASID. “We are thrilled to further the message of creating thoughtful, humancentric hospitality spaces and to share the transformative ways design shapes our daily experience with attendees.”

ASID will demonstrate the impact of design at HD Expo through a custom-built installation designed by Elizabeth von Lehe, Allied ASID, design and brand strategy principal, HDR. The installation space invites show attendees to relax, ask questions, and network with ASID members and other attendees. In addition to its installation space, ASID will offer custom programming. New for 2019, HD Expo’s Wellness Pavilion will feature all-day programming dedicated to today’s rapidly growing sustainability and wellness sphere – and what this growth means for the hospitality industry. ASID will offer a discussion at the Wellness Pavilion titled, “Wellness Today: Why Sleep Quality Depends on Lighting Design,” presented by Deborah Burnett, principal, Benya Burnett Consultancy. The talk will explore the impact of lighting specifications on guest’s sleep quality, productivity, mood, and behavior – and the biology behind ambient lighting and a restful night’s sleep. ASID will also present the ASID DESIGN IMPACT Awards to exhibitor products that put people and the environment at the center of design intent. Winning products will be featured by exhibitors at HD Expo.

HD Expo registration is currently open, and ASID members may receive a free expo only pass (a $99 value) with promo code ASID. To register or learn more about HD Expo, visit

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 evidence-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 over 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 Emerald Expositions

Emerald is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet (“NSF”), with most of our trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied over 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.