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ic4hd interviews Kevin Gaffney

IC4HD interviews Kevin Gaffney, HD Expo

ic4hd interviews Kevin Gaffney

IC4HD interviews Kevin Gaffney, Vice President and Group Show Director at Emerald, who shares his thoughts and impressions about the 2021 edition of Hospitality Design Expo 2021.

HD Expo + Conference is the largest hospitality event of its kind in the country, showcasing the latest products, services, and innovative developments from the industry’s leading manufacturers.

How is your impression about the industry you’ve met at HD Expo?

The industry was so excited to be back in person and see products up close and personal. The attendees that came to the show were very high-level decision-makers who were very keen on seeing new products and reconnecting with colleagues.

 

What are the main innovations this COVID pandemic has brought to the industry?

Honesty and transparency are needed in business, with product delays a current issue, expectations need to be set upfront at initial product request stage because there are many things out of manufacturing control. There is also a need for potential new products to accommodate Covid related model adjustments.

 

Can you already give us some anticipations about HD Expo 22? Any special feature to be introduced?

We will be back to three halls and look forward to having more companies back in the show with us in April. We will continue the features we added to HD 2021. We will also be launching a new matchmaking program that exhibitors can opt-in for a small sponsorship fee. Each sponsor will be guaranteed a number of face to face meetings with high-level decision-makers.

 

Can you tell us something about EFA and HCD Expo?

While both EFA and HCD were smaller in 2021 due to Covid, both events were well attended and the feedback from exhibitors has been overwhelmingly positive. EFA 2022 will take place April 2-5 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; HCD 2022 will take place October 8-11 in San Antonio, Texas

 

Italian Contract 4 Hospitality Design coordinates the participation of Italian companies and institutions to international events for hospitality and contract design like HD Expo, EFA Expo + Conference and Healthcare Design Expo. Contact us at contract@lanariassociates.com to find out more about our services and read the series of IC4HD interviews.

HCD Expo sta per iniziare

La nuova edizione di HCD Expo sta per iniziare

La nuova edizione di HealthCare Design Expo + Conference 2021 sta per iniziare!

Dal 23 al 26 ottobre si terrà a Milwaukee, Winsconsin, la nuova edizione di Healthcare Design Expo + Conference, la manifestazione dedicata al design per le strutture sanitarie. 

HCD Expo non è solo un’occasione per incontrare il proprio target di mercato e costruire nuove relazioni commerciali ma anche per approfondire la propria conoscenza del settore healthcare.

Come ogni anno, infatti, HealthCare Design Expo + Conference offre ai suoi visitatori e espositori la possibilità di partecipare a più di 100 sessioni di conferenze educative che coprono un’ampia gamma di argomenti rilevanti per le strutture sanitarie.

Queste conferenze, workshop e keynote si concentrano sull’analisi di come il design influisca direttamente sulla sicurezza, il funzionamento, i risultati clinici e il successo finanziario delle strutture sanitarie di oggi e del futuro.

Saranno tantissimi infatti gli argomenti che verranno trattati, ma è possibile evidenziare quelli più ricorrenti. Si parlerà spesso, per esempio, di come integrare healthcare e wellness per metterli a disposizione di tutta la popolazione e di come il design delle strutture possa dare un senso di empowerment ai pazienti; verrà discusso di come migliorare il design delle strutture per la sanità mentale in modo da adattarle ai diversi pazienti, di come sia importante creare un ambiente ospedaliero flessibile e che possa adattarsi facilmente a varie tipologie di cure. Altri temi ricorrenti saranno le ripercussioni della pandemia sul design healthcare, il miglioramento degli spazi dedicati ai membri della famiglia e i caregivers dei pazienti e tanto altro ancora. L’agenda completa è consultabile QUI

IC4HD organizza la partecipazione delle aziende italiane ad Healthcare Design Expo & Conference. Con IC4HD le aziende italiane hanno la possibilità di esporre all’interno di spazi di grande visibilità, godere dei benefici di un ampio programma di promozione on e off line dedicato, e ovviamente essere assistite nella preparazione e organizzazione dell’evento. Per maggiori informazioni, contattateci allo 02 36596030 oppure scriveteci a contract@lanariassociates.com

Scopri di più sui servizi che offriamo alle aziende italiane e su come partecipare alla prossima edizione di HCD Expo contattandoci a contract@lanariassociates.com. Oppure visita la nostra pagina dedicata a HCD Expo per scoprire di più sulla fiera.

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IC4HD interviews Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, EFA Magazine

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IC4HD interviews Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Editor-in-Chief at Environments for Aging Magazine, who shares her thoughts and impressions about the 2021 edition of Environment For Aging Expo + Conference.

The EFA Magazine is the industry’s premier source of insight, information, and inspiration, delivering to readers the latest senior living design news and in-depth coverage of new projects and trends.

How is your impression of the industry you’ve met at EFA?

The industry members who attend the EFA Expo & Conference are a passionate group of professionals driven by the shared mission of improving environments where people age. Many of them attend the show each year, embracing the annual opportunity to learn, network, and explore new products—all with the goal of walking away with fresh ideas to help support the design of environments where seniors can thrive.

What are the main innovations this COVID pandemic has brought to the industry?

Senior living designers and community owners/operators have learned a great deal about how smaller household models of care proved to be beneficial in controlling the spread of COVID-19 among residents and staff versus larger, institutional environments. That will be a key consideration moving forward for higher-acuity settings. However, across all levels of care and community types, the industry gained new appreciation for the value of social interaction and outdoor settings. Achieving meaningful connections between residents via built environment solutions and creating activated and purposeful outdoor areas will drive new projects in the future. 

Regarding the conference sessions, which are the themes that gained more attention?

In addition to the topics above, the industry is interested in how the design community can influence more affordable senior housing/support residential options for the middle market and achieve environments that offer opportunities for interaction between multiple generations by being integrated in existing neighbourhoods. These are themes that were top of mind pre-pandemic and that we anticipate will remain so going forward. 

Can you already give us some anticipation about EFA 2022? Any special features to be introduced?

The 2022 EFA Expo will return to our usual spring schedule April 2-5 in Milwaukee. We have a great session lineup in place across five tracks including Design Innovation, Community Engagement, and Case Studies & Lessons Learned. The expo hall is filling up quickly, and we’ll soon be identifying local senior living communities for attendee tours and planning our annual networking party to take full advantage of the local culture and flavor of our host city.

What are the expectations about the upcoming HCD?

The healthcare design industry is excited to be together in person again, safely. We’re thrilled that the event will take place in Cleveland, too—a home to numerous healthcare institutions and care delivery innovations (and the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll). We’ll be in the heart of downtown at the Huntington Convention Center, offering 20 hours of CEU-certified educational sessions, provocative keynote presentations, generous expo hall hours, annual awards celebrations, and networking events including our Cleveland ROCKS party.

Italian Contract 4 Hospitality Design coordinates the participation of Italian companies and institutions to international events for hospitality and contract design like EFA Expo + Conference. Contact us at contract@lanariassociates.com to find out more about our services and read the series of IC4HD interviews.