Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 - National Media

SYDNEY, 14 January 2020 // For immediate release


  • First dedicated interior design and furniture fair in Australia for hotel and hospitality projects
  • Two days of product discovery, inspiration, education and exceptional networking
  • Leading interior designers, architects and procurement professionals rally behind the event
  • Co-located with Australia’s largest hotel industry exhibition, NoVacancy


The launch of an independent, new Australian trade show for the booming hospitality industry has been officially announced today by National Media, one of Australia’s most experienced and respected exhibition organisers.


Born out of the success of the interiors and furniture zone at Australia’s leading hotel industry exhibition, NoVacancy, Hospitality Design Fair (HDF) is the premier trade fair and conference for creative professionals who shape the hospitality interiors marketplace and create amazing spaces. As the only event in Australia focused exclusively on interior design and furniture for hotels, restaurants, clubs and bars, HDF brings together designers, architects, owner/operators, purchasers, brand executives and manufacturers for two days of product discovery, inspiration, education and exceptional networking.


Brad Langton, Event Director for Hospitality Design Fair, said the event has been developed as a direct response to Australia’s hospitality industry undergoing a period of productive growth.


“Investment and development are at record-breaking levels. New build, conversion and renovation projects are announced on an almost daily basis. New developments are setting the highest design standards and existing owners are refurbishing to remain competitive and relevant,” said Mr Langton. 


HDF will provide attendees with the chance to get refreshed from their daily routine, find inspiration for their next design challenge, source inventive products for current and future projects, network and grow connections, and keep up-to-date with emerging trends in hospitality design.



Striking a chord with the leading specifiers of hospitality projects

Following more than 12 months of industry consultation, Hospitality Design Fair is being curated not just for interior designers and specifiers, but the wider end-user market including owners, developers and brand executives who are getting involved earlier in projects with much greater influence on what’s being specified.


"In the fast-paced, vibrant world of restaurant design and refurbishment, design ideas are continually evolving. Having a dedicated trade show where I can see the latest innovations will be on my must-attend for 2020,” says Paul Kelly, Director at Paul Kelly Design.


"Hospitality Design Fair will include everything I need to source for my hospitality projects... this is an event the hospitality design industry will love to attend," says Angela Biddle, Director at Scott Carver.


"I love the idea of a dedicated hospitality design show, it's what the industry has needed for a long time...I'll definitely be going with my team,” says Sophia Di Pietro, Owner of ORO Design.


"Having a Sydney-based design show means my team and I can access new suppliers and products all in one easy location. The importance of face to face contact with suppliers and materials can't be understated when it comes to specifying in my projects,” says Heidi Aboushady, Senior Interior Designer and  Team Leader at MODE Design.




What:        Hospitality Design Fair

With:         Co-located with NoVacancy

When:       27-28 May 2020

Where:      ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour

Website:   https://hospitalitydesignfair.com.au


Media:       Contact Matt Appleby on 07 5510 5104 or [email protected]

Exhibit:     Contact Brad Langton on 07 5510 5110 or [email protected]


NOTES: Access a downloadable folder of event images and logos here.



Hospitality Design Fair is Australia’s premier trade exhibition for those who design, specify, buy or supply design products and furnishings for new projects, renovations and refurbishments of hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, casinos and other hospitality venues.


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National Media is a highly acknowledged leader in the Australian Exhibition and Events industry. The company creates award-winning events across a range of industry verticals. Since 1993, the leadership team has delivered industry-defining events that drive innovation and evolution within the markets they serve. Every year, our events bring together thousands of business professionals, thought leaders and entrepreneurs, buyers and sellers, global brands and hot start-ups to meet face-to-face and fuel the exchange of knowledge, ideas and commerce.

Ashley Deaton
P: 07 5510 5100
W: nationalmedia.com.au/


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