NEW YORK—HX: The Hotel Experience and Boutique Design New York (BDNY) are just a month away. Both events will be held concurrently at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City from November 10 to 11. Under the ownership of Emerald Expositions this year, the two shows will together feature hundreds of exhibitors—many of which will be offering products to green up your property’s design and operations. Products available will range from Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee to bicycles to wallcoverings.
In addition to the trade shows, HX and BDNY will both offer education sessions. Enhanced by a new partnership with AAHOA, the HX conference is a two-day educational program with 25 breakouts focused on six core content pillars: Food & Beverage, Leadership, Technology, Development, Finance and Operations.
Both HX and BDNY have educational sessions planned around the topic of sustainability. Here is that schedule:
Sunday, November 10
BDNY, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.—NEWH Green Voice. Natural Nuances: How to Design for Health—LEED Restaurants.
Moderator: Eileen Madigan—Vice President of Global Interior Design, Sands Corp.
Panelists: Dan Kwan—Chief Creative Officer, Wilson Associates; Tracey Sawyer, Co-founder, Krause Sawyer.
BDNY, 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.—NEWH Green Voice. Designing for Human Wellness.
Moderator: Chris Mundell—Associate Principal, VAI Architects.
Presenter: Ethan Lu, Assistant Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology.
BDNY, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.—NEWH Green Voice. Behavior Vs. Design: Crafting Change.
Moderator: William Langmade, CEO, Purchasing Management International.
Panelists: Mary Alice Palmer, Principal, Design Directory Hospitality Interiors, HKS Inc.; Dan Doyle, Senior Designer, Wilson Associates.
BDNY, 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.—Hospitality on Edge: Climate Change, Trade Wars, and Brand Overload.
Moderator: Michael Suomi, President, Suomi Design Works.
Panelists: Joe Eikelberner, Chief Operating Officer, Benjamin West; Scott Hammons, Vice President Construction, DiamondRock Hospitality Company; Helen Jorgensen, Vice President Design & Procurement, Host Hotels & Resorts.
BDNY, 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.—NEWH Green Voice. Adaptive Reuse: What’s Old Can be New Again.
Moderator: Katie Rothfield, Senior Instructor, Interior Architecture, Florida International University.
Presenters: Brennan Broome, Designer, EoA; Raquel Raney, Designer, EoA.
HX, 2:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.—Hotel Association of New York City Annual Sustainability Awards. Also Improve your Hotel’s Efficiency: Your Building is about to go to School—Make It A-Grade Cool.
Moderator: Fatou Jabbie, Efficiency Advisor, NYC Retrofit Accelerator Program/Building Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP).
Panelists: Samuel Mann, Policy Advisor, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, NYC Carbon Challenge; Aaron Ordower, Assistant Deputy Director, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Climate Mobilization Act; Jeffrey Krauthamer, Hotel Manager, Intercontinental Barclay Hotel; Fatena Williams, Knickerbocker Hotel; and Costa Constantinides, Council Member, Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection.
BDNY, 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.—Eco-Friendly Design: Making a Sustainable Difference as an Industry.
Moderator: Diana Dobin, President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Valley Forge Fabrics.
Panelists: Stephen Brockman, Senior Principal, Deborah Berke & Partners; Lara Shortall, Director, A&D solutions, MindClick; Audra Tuskes, Vice President of Design, NeueHouse.
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