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A new design show for the hospitality, contract, kitchen and bath,
and retail design markets will debut in Miami Beach 

(ALPHARETTA, GA, September 8, 2014)— Emerald Expositions announces the launch of Design Americas, a new show catering to the hospitality, contract, kitchen and bath and retail design markets. Developed as a response to the evolving world of design, the show will serve as the definitive destination for designers looking to explore the latest products and services either from a respective sector or across the entire design industry.

Taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL from September 16 to September 17, 2015, the event will take the form of four shows in one, with a floor plan that separates each sector, but allows attendees easy access to the entire exhibition. In addition to hundreds of unique exhibitors, the unified show will also welcome leaders in the respective focuses for a series of panels and conference events.

For the first time, architects, designers and developers will find a complete product, materials and services resource across the spectrum of interior design sectors including hotel, restaurant, resort, cruise ship, commercial contract, residential, and retail environment.

Design Americas will be promoted to the newly created 220,000+ attendee/reader database of The Design Group ( including a fresh and extensive purpose built database of the top architects, interior designers, developers, visual merchandisers and retailers in the key markets of Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, and the Caribbean Islands.

“The design audience we serve is concurrently engaged in multiple facets of the industry. Design Americas was created to provide designers and developers throughout the Americas with a comprehensive resource comprised of leading global suppliers serving every aspect of the interiors industry,” commented Joe Randall EVP of The Design Group, a division of Emerald Expositions LLC.

Design Americas will serve as the new home for HD Americas. After 11 successful years as the premier boutique hospitality design show, HD Americas will helm the hospitality division for Design Americas. “We are a brand that focuses on relationship development, business growth and future expansion and the transition away from HD Americas is a direct response to listening to the desires of fellow industry influencers,” said Liz Sommerville, group show director for HD Americas and HD Expo.  HD magazine will continue to sponsor the hospitality sector of Design Americas. For images and information on the Hospitality Design Group, please visit our digital press kit here:

The Design Group serves the interior design marketplace through its leading industry events and media. Supporting the hospitality sector are Hospitality Design Expo, HD Americas, HD Summit, and Hospitality Design magazine. The contract and commercial space sector is represented by industry media icon Contract magazine while retail design is served by GlobalShop Expo, and design:retail magazine.  The kitchen and bath sector is addressed by K+BB magazine. The Design Group is a division of Emerald Expositions LLC.

About Emerald Expositions

Emerald is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 85 tradeshows and conference events per year connecting over 525,000 buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including general merchandise; sports; hospitality and retail design; jewelry, luxury, and antiques; e-commerce; photography;  decorated apparel;  building; healthcare; and military. Emerald is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California. The company’s shows are typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various industries. For more information on Emerald, please visit

About Hospitality Design

The Hospitality Design Group, part of Emerald Expositions produces the foremost influential hospitality design events each year, including HD Americas (September 16-17, 2014) and Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (May 13-15, 2015) and held in Miami and Las Vegas, respectively. The tradeshows, presented by Hospitality Design magazine, the premier hospitality design magazine, joins the publications other events including HD Summit, Platinum Circle Gala, HD CitySCENE and others. In addition, HD Expo and HD Americas are in association with American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); International Interior Design Association (IIDA); International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP), National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ); and NEWH, Inc.—The Hospitality Industry Network. Visit the show online at, on Facebook, and on Twitter at

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