Organized by CENFIM, the upcoming edition of InteriHOTEL Barcelona will showcase 200 exhibiting brands specializing in the hotel contract and interior design sector. The event is expected to attract 4,000 professional visitors (hotel executives, architects, decorators and other opinion leaders in the field). Having firmly established its status as the leading hotel interior design event in Spain and among the most important in the sector in Europe, one of the key features of the event is the generation of business opportunities, as the main reason that a third of the professionals attend is to find suppliers for their hotel refurbishment or construction projects.
InteriHOTEL is an international event.
This edition is expected to attract twice as many foreign visitors than last year’s event. Moreover, 20% of the exhibitors are international brands. Another key feature is the international mission being organized, with the participation of opinion-leading studios and top executives in the field of design specializing in international hotel chains.
Unique sections and spaces
All of the exhibiting companies specialize in contract-hospitality projects. Participants include brands supplying hotel interior design products (furniture, textiles, floorings and wall coverings, outdoor furnishings, bathrooms, lighting and home automation) and companies that provide a comprehensive turnkey service.
Moreover, in the main Exhibition Area, there are five unique sections: Materials & Tech Area, a section reserved for manufacturers and distributors of technology and innovative materials for hotel interior design. This area is also the venue for Speed Talks, which are product presentations lasting 20 minutes. Meanwhile, the Experience Area is a space dedicated to invisible accessibility designed by the consultancy Ilunion Tecnología y Accesibilidad in collaboration with the Fundación ONCE.
Another key attraction for visitors is the Design Area, which consists of three signature design spaces, with the participation of Denys & von Arend Studio, Mercè Borrell and Verum Hotel Development. In addition, as in previous editions, the Lounge Area will be fitted out by leading Spanish design brands, with the collaboration of RED-AEDE.
The Knowledge Area is the venue for the presentations and discussion panels in which, this year, 45 leading national and international professionals from the contract-hospitality sector will be taking part.
International participants include guests from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, the USA, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, alongside other speakers who are leading hotel interior design professionals in the national scene. (You can check out the presentation program on the InteriHOTEL website: http://www.interihotel.com/en/activities/full-program)
All visitors to InteriHOTEL have free access to all the presentations in the Knowledge Area and the Speed Talks held in the Materials & Tech Area. They should register for the sessions free of charge on the following website: http://www.interihotel.com/visitantes/registro
InteriHOTEL 2016 images:
InteriHOTEL 2016 video: https://youtu.be/WUMUa–RWcg
InteriHOTEL 2016 testimonials: https://youtu.be/8oPjdMXf2qY
CENFIM – Interior furnishings innovation
CENFIM, the institution who organizes InteriHOTEL, is dedicated to help to increase and improve the competitiveness of furniture and other interior products companies. CENFIM’S activity areas are design innovation, TIC, marketing and internationalization. In these areas CENFIM promotes and organizes innovation activities, provides services to companies and provides training.
CENFIM is a non-profit organization integrated by business associations of the furniture sector (Industry Department) and other public entities. 70 companies from the interior furnishings sector: furniture, lighting, and textile, are members of CENFIM.
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