Hotec Design

The information you need to propel your business forward and fuel innovation.

At Hotec Design, we believe education is a crucial component to creating a worthwhile and truly beneficial experience for attendees. Most importantly, these sessions provide buyers, designers and suppliers with important insights for a more successful business; however, educational sessions also serve as great conversation starters during networking breaks, receptions and meals to facilitate authentic, quality connections. Learn more about the 2022 program below.

2022 Conference Sessions

Presented by Farshid Tafazzoli, Co-Founder & CBO, Material Bank

Material Bank: Technology & The Future of Design

Through speed and sustainability, Material Bank has transformed the way design professionals search, sample and specify materials and connect with brands. Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Farshid Tafazzoli discussed how digital tools, ultra-fast logistics, and a focus on eliminating friction has provided powerful solutions to the design industry. By driving innovation, Material Bank looks to inspire the future of design.

Presented by Vail Ross, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing, STR

Hotel Industry Update

In 2020, the hotel industry was caught in the crossfire of the pandemic response, ranging from complete national shutdowns to conditional border reopening's to mandatory quarantines. Group hotel demand fell sharply as meetings and group events were cancelled, and international travel came to a halt. Fast forward to today and transient demand is very healthy meanwhile group recovery is underway. This session examined the hotel performance of the Total U.S. today and provided an outlook for the future.

Moderated by Jena Fox, Editor, Hotel Management

Designing for Climate Health & Equity

Panelists discussed how the practice of design is changing in support of people and the planet.

Panelists:Joanna Abrams, CEO, Mindclick - Sarah Bonsall, Founder & Technical Services Director, Six Senses - Bill Browning, Managing Partner, Terrapin Bright Green - Lorraine Francis, CEO, Cadiz Collaboration - Nancie Min, Design Director, Clodagh Design - Jonathan Sandoval, Director, Design & Development, Weller Development Company

2022 Continuing Education Courses

In 2022, buyers and designers had the option of earning CEUs at Hotec Design for the first time. Take a peek at courses presented by Kohler and Crossville below:

  • Modern Ideas Reflected in Color, Materials & Finishes presented by Kohler
  • Porcelain Tile Panels: Technology & Applications presented by Crossville