SHANGHAI, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The hotel and tourism industries in China continue to grow at an impressive rate. Alongside accelerated urbanisation, the local hotel industry is becoming more competitive and international hotel groups are making inroads into China. The market will be worth RMB 295 billion this year, and the year-on-year growth rate will reach 9.26%. At present, there are 1,700 star-rated hotels under construction. This has generated an increased turnover for those placed to provide quality service to the expanding fields of hotel and hospitality. Meanwhile, the application of new technologies and innovative products has become an ongoing process in the construction and refurbishment of hotels.
- The perfect gateway to China's burgeoning hotel engineering market.
With the strong support of the China Tourist Hotel Association and the Alliance of China Hotel Owners, the Shanghai Hospitality Design & Engineering Expo (abbreviated as HDE) is organised by UBM Sinoexpo and will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 31 March to 3 April 2014, providing engineering, design and overall project solutions to hotels, clubs, resorts, bars, chambers, villas, and correlated engineering businesses.
More than 400 leading exhibitors from across the world will bring the full spectrum of imaging technologies and applications to the hospitality engineering and design community, including FF&E, lighting, sanitary ware and hardware, appliances and furnishings, engineering and IT services, health and fitness equipment, architectural planning and interior design, garden and landscape design, as well as security and surveillance equipment.
- An annual assembly bringing Asia's hospitality community together.
Once again HDE 2014 will be co-located with the HDD (Hotelex + Design & Deco) Expo, which is the top sourcing show and interaction platform dedicated to hospitality products and facilities, as well as design and decoration solutions. It caters to merchandisers, contractors, architects and interior designers, with the participation of 2,800 global exhibitors and over 100,000 qualified visitors from the hospitality and building industries, all inside 17 exhibition halls offering 200,000 sqm of space.
With the adoption of a VIP-only entrance policy for high-profile visitors, HDE targets hotel designers, developers, project traders and other relevant professionals. As an annual assembly bringing Asia's hospitality community together to share business opportunities in China's burgeoning market, HDE attracts the major decision-makers and buyers from the hotel, real estate, design and decoration industries, including names such as Hilton, Starwood, IHG, Sun Hung Kai, Wanda, Greenland, Poly, HBA, Willson, Hassell, Gensler, CCDI, Goldmantis, and many more. The number of attendees in 2013 reached 35,520.
- Be inspired by effective interaction with qualified architects and designers.
Running alongside HDE 2014, the China (Shanghai) International Building and Interior Design Festival (abbreviated as IDF) will be another highlight providing inspiration, innovation and opportunities for businesses involved in the design, construction and decoration of fine space through a blend of high-level design forums, competitions, and displays. A great deal of well-known and forward-thinking design gurus such as Marco Piva, Nathalie de Vries, Adam Khan, David Archer, Christophe Egret and Chiara Cantono were invited to make stirring speeches to share their views on the application of advanced technology and future design trends. It will also provide a unique and exciting opportunity for brands to introduce themselves to the biggest and most exciting names in the global design community.
- Share your innovative ideas and new products in "Hotel Plus 2014".
"Hotel Plus 2014" will be one of the most popular features and innovative exhibition spaces at HDE, profiling the latest in hotel-room technology in a fully functioning room built on the show floor. With the theme "Hotel Plus - Elegance", a couple of hotel rooms will be set-up on the show floor by international hotel groups, local major real estate developers, renowned design studios, and upmarket decorative product suppliers. Also, a series of hotel design forums and business matching meetings for hotel procurement will be held alongside the main event.
Hotel Plus - Engineering Elegance
The complete component-based hotel rooms will specifically target the needs of developers, engineers and maintenance people in the hotel business, providing them with the latest engineering standards, future development trends and technology.
Hotel Plus - Design Elegance
These innovative hotel rooms will feature progressive ideas and inspirational elements from designers. They will provide a platform for designers to show just how creative they can be.
Hotel Plus - Product Elegance
These elaborated hotel rooms will focus on the presentation of the exquisite products and state-of-the art technologies that will translate the dream of future hotel life into reality.
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About UBM Sinoexpo (www.ubmsinoexpo.com)
UBM Sinoexpo is the arm of UBM Asia that is responsible for the group's mainland China business. Our products and services cover eight industries: furniture, pharmaceuticals, hotels, decoration & construction, boats, cleaning, food ingredients and lighting, and include 34 business exhibitions, two publications and six B2B websites. Total exhibition area exceeds 700,000 sqm every year.
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