Questex Announces New Media Artist, Director and Pioneer in the Aesthetics of Data and Machine Intelligence, Refik Anadol, to Keynote DSE 2022

Anadol produces enthralling and immersive media art, which lies at the intersection of art, architecture, science and technology, and his keynote will kick off the event

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Digital Signage Experience 2022 (DSE), the preeminent event and digital platform for the digital signage industry, today announces Refik Anadol – new media artist, director and pioneer in aesthetics of data machine intelligence – will keynote the event. DSE takes place March 22-24, 2022, in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Anadol produces enthralling and immersive media art, which lies at the intersection of art, architecture, science and technology. His body of work addresses the challenges, and the possibilities, that ubiquitous computing has imposed on humanity, and what it means to be a human in the age of AI. Anadol also explores how the perception and experience of time and space are radically changing now that machines dominate everyday lives.

Anadol owns and operates Refik Anadol Studio and RAS LAB, the Studio’s research practice centered around discovering and developing trailblazing approaches to data narratives and AI.

Anadol’s global projects have received numerous awards and prizes. He has been engaged by leading tech companies, groundbreaking researchers and cutting-edge thought leaders to produce projects that have been featured at iconic landmarks, museums and festivals shown in over 50 cities, spanning six continents.

“We are honored to have visionary Refik Anadol deliver the opening keynote presentation at DSE 2022,” said David Drain, Director of Event Programs for DSE. “His work is revolutionary and world renowned. Since he uses digital technology as a medium, it makes him the perfect person to launch the event.”

“I am thrilled that my source of constant inspiration, Refik Anadol, the contemporary guru of world leading new media art will be joining us at DSE 2022. His work stands on the shoulders of giants, to borrow a phrase, of science, technology and beautiful art,” said Dorothy Di Stefano, Global Thought Leader, Digital Immersive Experiences and DSE Advisory Board Member.

To learn more about DSE 2022, visit www.digitalsignageexperience.com. Get on the Guestlist here. Stay in contact with DSE on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Digital Signage Experience (DSE)
Digital Signage Experience (DSE) is the preeminent event and digital platform for the digital signage industry, showcasing innovations in technology, market applications and creative educational content. With an increased focus on reaching key end-user markets for digital solutions and experiences, DSE will harness other audiences and platforms in hotels, hospitality, travel, healthcare, entertainment, education, sensors and communications technology and more. DSE takes place March 22-24, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About Questex
Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Sonal Patel
Digital Signage Experience (DSE)
917 858 0390
[email protected]

Questex’s IECSC Successfully Brought Spa and Wellness Buyers and Sellers Together in Florida

IECSC Florida 2022 Scheduled for October 9-10 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) welcomed thousands of spa and wellness professionals to the Palm Beach County Convention Center, in West Palm Beach, Florida on October 10-11, 2021. Celebrating its 23rd year as the spa and wellness industry’s leading event in Florida, the first in West Palm Beach, attendees took part in first rate education, and met and purchased products from more than 100 exhibitors.

Spa and wellness professionals from all over the Southeast came to IECSC Florida to discover the latest in facial treatments, skin care, retail products, cosmetics, equipment/furniture, nutrition and health products, microdermabrasion equipment, permanent makeup, massage products, aromatherapy, spa clothing, hair removal, laser equipment, spa décor, and medical spa equipment, via exhibit floor networking, live demonstrations, and ongoing concurrent conference sessions.

Participating exhibiting companies included new and innovative brands, as well as past attending industry leaders such as: Celluma, Circadia, Éminence Organic Skin Care, HydraFacial, IMAGE Skincare, PCA Skin, Procell Therapies, PureWave, Repêchage, Sorella Apothecary, and more and were extremely pleased with the foot traffic and new leads gathered on the show floor after such a trying year.

The IECSC Florida conference program was presented by a lineup of well-known and knowledgeable speakers with valuable content including Esthetics, Business Management, Wellness Elements, Social Media & Marketing, Business Building, Makeup, Medical Spa, and the Advanced Business Seminar. Plus, more than 30 product focused classes were included with exhibit hall admission.

IECSC Florida will return to the Palm Beach County Convention Center October 9-10, 2022. For more information, please visit www.iecscflorida.com.

We are thrilled to call the Palm Beach Convention Center our new home for IECSC Florida,” said event director Liz Hitchcock. “The facility, service vendors, and ease of access for exhibitors and attendees alike, made our event a great overall experience for the spa community and we cannot wait to come back even stronger in 2022.”

Looking ahead – 2022 IECSC Events
IECSC New York is scheduled for March 13-15, 2022, at the Javits Convention Center, and will co-locate with IBS New York for the 18th year in a row.

IECSC Chicago 2022 will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, April 9-11, and will co-locate with America’s Beauty Show for the 5th year in a row.

IECSC Las Vegas will take place June 25-27, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will co-locate with IBS Las Vegas for the 30th year in a row.

About IECSC
Produced by Questex, the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conferences (IECSC) are for professionals only and reach a wide cross‐section of participants from spa and wellness product manufacturers and distributors to spa owners, directors and managers, estheticians, massage therapists, cosmetologists, medical estheticians, and dermatologists. With dynamic trade show floors, in-depth conference programs, and a partnership with America Spa, the IECSC events provide the perfect meeting ground for the world’s most elite and qualified spa professionals looking to meet the top skin, cosmetic and wellness companies. For more information, visit www.iecsc.com.

About Questex
Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality, and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Amanda Butcher
Event Marketing Executive
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Questex Wins Two FOLIO Eddie Awards, Fierce Pharma and Live Design Recognized for Editorial Excellence

Rhonda Wunderlin, SVP, Performance Marketing Named a FOLIO Top Woman in Media

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Last week at the FOLIO Eddie and Ozzie awards, the most inclusive recognition program in the publishing community celebrating editorial and design excellence, Questex, a leading information services company, won two Eddie awards for editorial excellence.

Fierce Pharma’s The 22 most influential people in the fight against COVID won in the Single Article category among healthcare/medical B2B publications and Live Design’s online coverage of the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show 2021 was a winner in the Series of Articles, B2B Technology category.

Questex also had four finalists in the awards program:

Fierce Pharma’s Targeted cancer drugs series in the Series category among healthcare/medical B2B publications.
Fierce Biotech’s How a protein ‘Polaroid’ led Amgen to finally crack the ‘Achilles heel tumor’ in the Analysis category for all B2B publications.
ESMO coverage from Fierce Biotech and Fierce Pharma in the Planned or On Location Coverage among all B2B publications.
Luxury Travel Advisor’s Kareem George: Personal Connections are key for Culture Traveler’s Growth Plans in the B2B Profile or Q&A category.

In addition, Rhonda Wunderlin, Senior Vice President, Performance Marketing has been named a FOLIO Top Woman in Media in the Change-Makers category. Wunderlin is responsible for building Questex’s seller and buyer experience from discovery through purchase and advocacy, connecting the dots to monetization.

“It’s an honor for Questex to be shortlisted for six Eddie awards and to win in two categories. I couldn’t be prouder of our content teams. With a deep understanding of each of the industries we serve, our content truly helps our audiences find the information they need to help them make smart business decisions,” said Paul Miller, CEO, Questex. “Additionally, I am delighted that FOLIO has also recognized Rhonda as a Top Woman in Media. Rhonda is a tremendous asset to our team. She works across Questex marketing, sales and finance and leverages best practices, process and technology to achieve measurable and sustainable results.”

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
[email protected]
212 895 8488‬

Questex’s Hotel Management Features Rising Talent to Watch in 2021 Class of “Thirty Under 30”

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Hotel Management announces the annual “Thirty Under 30” list, showcasing up-and-coming talent in the hospitality industry. 

Each year, Hotel Management opens up its call for nominations to the greater industry in order to capture true rising talent that deserves widespread recognition for their dedication to the field. Nominees must be 29 years old or younger as of Dec. 31, 2020, currently work at any level in a hotel field (operations, management, ownership, technology, asset management, consulting, training, sales & marketing), have completed a significant project for his or her hotel or organization and be recognized by leaders of his or her own hotel or organization as an emerging leader.

This year, more than 75 nominations were received, and 30 professionals were chosen by Hotel Management’s senior editorial staff for their dedication and outstanding achievements. They are:

1.     Blake Bacall, Managing Principal/VP of Investments & Operations, Elite Hospitality Group
2.     Alex Biondi, Director of Sales, Hyatt Place Greenville Haywood
3.     Thomas Botts, Guest Service Representative, Sugar Lake Lodge
4.     David Carrera, Front Desk Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown
5.     Ashley Cluster, General Manager and Director of Sales & Marketing, Holiday Inn Express & Suites I-95 Capitol Beltway-Largo
6.     Silvie Cohen, VP, hotelAVE
7.     Maddy Cretella, Director of Engagement + Marketing, Landmark Hospitality
8.     Lerah Foreman, Marketing & Business Development Coordinator, Pathfinder Development
9.     Levi Forester, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Forest
10.   Lily Gaspar, Front of House Manager, The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa
11.   Justin Grigull, Assistant Director of Finance, Hyatt Regency Orlando
12.   Ashley Honeycutt, Director of Sales & Events, Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront
13.   Nick Isernia, Assistant General Manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel & Spa
14.   James Kay, Chief of Staff, Life House
15.   Kyle Lennon, Director of Sales, Staybridge Suites Harrisburg Hershey
16.   Marissa-May Little, Revenue Analyst, Hotel Equities
17.   Audrey Mathis, Enterprise Business Travel Sales Manager, Atrium Hospitality
18.   Cheryl McMaster, Senior Manager of Distribution & Channel Management, Sonesta/RLH Franchising
19.   Jack Meakin, Regional Director of Business Development, Hotel Equities
20.   Ana Morales, Corporate Accounting Manager, Atrium Hospitality
21.   Shelby Norris, Area Director Sales, Aimbridge Hospitality
22.   Parth Patel, CEO, Apex Hotel Group
23.   Skye Pluchino, Assistant General Manager, Homewood Suites Carmel
24.   Eric Rubino, Principal, Extreme Hospitality
25.   Tracey Sandler, Assistant General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown
26.   Rachael Stevens, Front of House Manager, Pennyhill Park
27.   Hannah Tomkins, Recruiting Manager, HHM
28.   Ashlee Trevis, Area Director of Sales, HHM
29.   Adam Winning, Dual General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach/Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club, An Ascend Hotel Collection
30.   Ashley Xu, Managing Director, GreenTree Hospitality Group

“This year’s Thirty Under 30 winners showcase an amazing array of talent and drive, and Hotel Management is proud to spotlight these young hoteliers,” said Elaine Simon, Senior Managing Editor with Questex Hospitality and Hotel Management. “We look forward to hearing their unique perspectives on our Young Professionals pages throughout 2022 as well as watching how their careers progress in coming years.”

The 2021 Thirty Under 30 winners are featured in the October print issue of Hotel Management. Visit www.hotelmanagement.net to learn more.

Hotel Management’s 2021 “Thirty Under 30” Awards are sponsored by DIRECTV HOSPITALITY.

About Hotel Management, a Division of Questex Hospitality Group
Hotel Management is a leading B2B centralized print and online source for the latest news, trends and analysis across the hospitality industry. Stay up-to-date on breaking news in global and local investment, development, technology, operations, food & beverage and design.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contacts
Elaine Simon
Senior Managing Editor
212-895-8431
[email protected]

Michelle MacLeod
Marketing Manager
617-219-8346
[email protected]  

 

Questex’s International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) Celebrates 23rd Year as the Spa Industry’s Leading Show in West Palm Beach, FL

IECSC Unveils the Power of Social Media, Live Video, CBD, and Other Innovations During Annual Conference

NEW YORK, Oct. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) – a trade show and conference dedicated to spa owners, managers, estheticians, cosmetologists, massage therapists, and other industry professionals – will be held at the Palm Beach Convention Center, October 10-11, 2021. Celebrating its 23rd year in Florida as the leading spa & wellness event, IECSC also takes place annually in New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas.

The 2021 show features 20 business boosting conference classes, such as Using TikTok + Instagram Reels for Beauty, The Importance of CBD and Hemp Skincare, Lash Lift 101, Mastering the Client Consultation, Gaining Confidence in Chemical Peels, and Leveraging Live Video for More Clients.

There is also a six-hour seminar, Your Profitable American Spa, that focuses on how to run a spa successfully. Attendees have access to 34 product focused classes that are included with the purchase of exhibit hall admission, covering topics such as cryotherapy, LED light therapy, microneedling, skincare, facials, and peels.

Over 100 participating companies include new and innovative brands, as well as industry leaders such as Éminence Organic Skin Care, Celluma, Circadia, CryoConcepts, Hush & Hush, HydraFacial, Image Skincare, ORGAID, Procell Therapies, Repêchage, SilcSkin, Sorella Apothecary, ToGoSpa, and more.

One of the highlights this year will be Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay joining Jill Birkett, vice president, Wellness Group at Questex, organizer of IECSC, in this year’s Opening Ceremony ribbon cutting on Sunday, October 10th at 10:00am.

“We are very excited to host IECSC Florida in West Palm Beach for the first time and look forward to engaging the spa community with educational workshops, hands on demonstrations on the latest techniques and treatments, and introducing them to over 100 exhibitors on the show floor with the top brands in skincare,” said Birkett.

Spa professionals may register to attend via iececflorida.com for this two-day event.

Stay connected to IECSC on Facebook and Instagram (#FLSpaShow).

About IECSC
Produced by Questex, the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conferences (IECSC) are for professionals only and reach a wide cross‐section of participants from spa and wellness product manufacturers and distributors to spa owners, directors and managers, estheticians, massage therapists, cosmetologists, medical estheticians, and dermatologists. With dynamic trade show floors, in-depth conference programs, and a partnership with America Spa, IECSC events provide the perfect meeting ground for the world’s most elite and qualified spa professionals looking to meet the top skin, cosmetic and wellness companies.

About Questex
Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Amanda Butcher
Event Marketing Executive
IECSC
[email protected]
212-895-8276

Questex’s Sensors Converge Successfully Brought the Global Sensors and Electronics Community Together in San Jose, California

NEW YORK, Oct. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Sensors Converge successfully brought the global engineering community together September 21-23, 2021 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California to network, discover technologies, share ideas and define the future roadmap of the sensors and electronics industry. The hybrid event brought nearly 3,000 registered attendees from 60 countries together in-person and virtually.

Charlene Soucy, Senior Director, Sensors Converge said, “It was invigorating to be back in San Jose for the first time in 27 months hosting a safe and productive event. It means a lot to the community that we serve here in Silicon Valley and beyond to be in-person and live streaming. You could feel the energy between attendees, speakers, and exhibitors who were excited to reconnect and do real business.”

Sensors Converge Highlights

A dynamic educational experience comprised of technical sessions and tutorials conducted by 125 subject matter experts and speakers with practical experience. Top sessions attended include: Autonomous Technologies – Twists and Turns in the Road Ahead, Tutorial: Design Considerations for Medical Wearables, Magneto Resistive Sensors for Non-Contact Measurements in Severe Environments, and How to Make Money in Today’s IoT System.
Celebration of the 2021 Best of Sensors Awards, including Lumotive as the Startup of the Year and Dr. Milena Vujosevic, InvenSense, a TDK Company as the Woman of the Year. See the full list of winners here.
Ribbon-cutting and show opening by San Jose Mayor, Sam Liccardo.
The Expo Hall showcased nearly 200 exhibitors, with over 40 new exhibitors in 2021, demonstrating “hot” and cutting-edge technologies across 60 categories including: Internet of Things, Wireless, Automation, Automotive, Medical, Pressure, Position, and Wearables. Over 40 of the exhibitors were new to Sensors Converge.

Women in Sensors and Electronics panel focused on diversity and inclusion and included speakers from Peloton Interactive, Root Ventures, Maxim Integrated, now part of Analog Devices, and Edge Analytics.

The Chip Shortage panel featured experts discussing the seemingly never-ending chip shortage that is hurting more than just car production.
Attendees saw some of the newest and never before seen touchless tech on display in the Theater of Touchless Technology, including temperature scans, robots, gesture displays and more.
Attendees had the opportunity to participate in Dev Kit and other cool tech giveaways.

The Career Connection, sponsored by Randstad Engineering, was the central meeting spot to advance the careers of sensors and electronics professionals.

Networking in-person allowed attendees to catch up with colleagues and make new contacts as well as attendee matchmaking via the event mobile app, Brella, allowed attendees to select their networking topics and connect with other attendees that have similar interests.

Here’s what attendees and exhibitors had to say about the Sensors Converge.
“Amazing innovations are coming in sensors on wearables, automotive and industrial applications. Sensors Converge had them all there.”

“Best event for getting the best information about new sensors and applications.”

“The exhibits and vendors were excellent and the sessions were very educational.” 

“The quality of engagement with attendees and fellow exhibitors was fantastic.”

“Quality of attendees was high; everyone who was there really wanted to be there for a specific reason.”

“Great show, quality contacts, even during COVID.”

Sensors Converge 2022 will take place June 27-29, 2022 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. Additionally in 2022, Sensors Converge will present co-located events Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference, Autonomous Technologies Conference, and Medical Technologies Design Conference. For sponsorship opportunities contact the Sensors team here.

To learn more about Sensors Converge, visit www.sensorsexpo.com. Stay connected with Sensors Converge on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter with hashtag #SensorsConverge.

About Sensors Converge
For over 35 years, Sensors Expo & Conference has brought together the design engineering community to network, share ideas, and define the future roadmap for the sensors industry. In 2021, we’re excited to curate a live, in-person experience called Sensors Converge, where the industry can come together, safely, to collaborate and conduct business. Sensors Converge is part of the Fierce Technology Group, a division of Questex, which also produces the Best of Sensors Awards, Fierce Sensors, and daily content and newsletters on Fierce Electronics at www.fierceelectronics.com.

About Questex
Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Ashley Secondini
Senior Marketing Manager
T: 617 219 8358 
E: [email protected]

Questex’s VIBE Conference Announces the Top Beverage Companies at the 2021 Supplier Awards Ceremony

NEW YORK, Oct. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s VIBE Conference, the premier on-premise beverage conference for chain beverage executives, announces the top adult beverage suppliers at the 2021 Supplier Awards.

For the past ten years, the Supplier Awards has invited beverage operators to rate their respective supplier companies on key attributes including business-building support as well as service and support performance through live interviews. To ensure efficient, fair and unbiased balloting and analysis, results were analyzed by food and beverage industry research and consulting firm CM Profit Group. Winners were then identified in four categories including beer, wine, spirits and non-alcohol beverages, categorized by total annual case volume. 

The 2021 Supplier Awards winners:
BEER

Large company: Anheuser-Busch and Constellation Brands (Tie)

Medium company: The Boston Beer Company

Small company: Lagunitas Brewing Company

WINE

Large company: E. & J. Gallo Winery

Medium company: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Small company: J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

SPIRITS

Large company: Bacardi USA Inc.

Medium company: Sazerac Company

Small company: Tito’s Handmade Vodka

NON-ALCOHOL

Large company: Red Bull

Medium company: Monin Gourmet Flavorings

Small company: Q Mixers

“Congratulations to the 2021 Supplier Awards winners,” said Tom Fox, Managing Partner, CM Profit Group. “As always, the awards are based on research from the annual CM Profit On Premise Partnering Study. More than 50 operators participated in the live interviews where they rated their respective supplier companies.”

About CM Profit Group
CM Profit Group works in the areas of National Account research, training and consulting primarily for beverage alcohol suppliers and distributors. The annual PARTNERING STUDY is syndicated research. CM Profit Group clients have included virtually every major (and many smaller) beverage alcohol supplier in the United States. http://www.cmprofit.com 

About VIBE Conference
VIBE Conference is the premier event for chain and hotel adult beverage executives and suppliers. The top on-premise conference is held annually and involves high-level content, tastings and networking opportunities. The 2021 conference will be held at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa September 27-29.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Michelle Osborne
Questex
[email protected]
617.219.8305