Questex’s Digital Signage Experience Announces the 2022 Digital Signage Experience Awards (DIZZIE) Finalists

Winners to be Announced at Digital Signage Experience 2022 on November 18 in Las Vegas

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Digital Signage Experience (DSE) today unveils the 2022 Digital Signage Experience Awards (DIZZIE) finalists. The awards program recognizes companies from around the world whose digital signage installations and campaigns challenge existing standards and drive the industry forward. The awards program is part of the Digital Signage Experience event taking place November 17-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

David Drain, DSE Director of Event Programs said, “I was truly impressed by the number of high-quality entries. It’s clear that digital signage is no longer an afterthought, but an integral part of a building’s design. Brands and organizations are effectively using the medium to reach its target audience and fulfill strategic objectives.”

The 2022 DIZZIE Award finalists:

Corporate Environments

  • 88 Kearny Street, submitted by DetaiLED
  • Amazing Stories of Asurion Help: Immersive Installation, submitted by Belle & Wissell
  • Gensler Austin Lobby, submitted by SNA Displays
  • TK Elevator/TK Towers, submitted by Nanolumens
  • Verizon Innovation Center at The Hub on Causeway, submitted by NBBJ ESI Design

Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH)

  • City National Bank Programmatic OOH and Mobile Retargeting Campaign, submitted by Vistar Media
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport – All-Digital Airport Advertising Program, submitted by Clear Channel Airports
  • Green City Solutions Digital Signage that Cleans the Air We Breathe, submitted by BrightSign
  • Piaggio Fast Forward/Big Village, submitted by Vistar Media
  • New All-Digital Media Network at LaGuardia’s Reimagined Terminal C, submitted by Clear Channel Airports

Educational Environments

  • Havergal College Donor Wall, submitted by Envision
  • Iowa State Stark Sports Performance Center, submitted by Nanolumens
  • Native New York, submitted by C&G Partners
  • The Catalyst Center for Davis School District, submitted by Ford AV
  • Vue Orleans – Confluence of Culture Exhibit, submitted by DetaiLED

Entertainment & Recreation

  • Basic-Fit: European rollout of 1,100+ clubs, submitted by First Impression Audiovisual
  • Carnival’s Mardi Gras Cruise Moving Screens, submitted by DetaiLED
  • Jurassic World Dominion Digital Lobby Experience, submitted by Regal
  • One World Observatory Immersive Experience, submitted by Float4
  • SNØ, submitted by ZetaDisplay

Experiential Design & Planning

  • City of Cambridge (Canada) Winter Illumination, submitted by Aligned Vision Group
  • Grandscape, submitted by SNA Displays
  • Nike Bra Fit, submitted by Convergencia Digital Signage
  • Spider-Man No Way Home Digital Takeover, submitted by Harkins Theatres
  • The Orbit Retail Experience, submitted by SNA Displays

Healthcare Environments

  • The SickKids Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning Donor Wall & Interactive Experience, submitted by Envision
  • Constant Media Interactive Digital Wallboards, submitted by TelemetryTV
  • Mesmerize Waiting Room Health Displays, submitted by TelemetryTV


  • Turtle Bay Resort A/V Refresh, submitted by BrightSign, Red Dot Digital Media & Spinitar
  • Resorts World Las Vegas, submitted by Moment Factory

Public Spaces

  • AT&T Discovery District, submitted by Moment Factory and SNA Displays
  • First Republic Bank – Hudson Yards LED Wall, submitted by Telecine
  • Kia Takes Over Times Square, submitted by Centerstage
  • The Globe Interactive Installation at AT&T Discovery District, submitted by Float4
  • Yas Mall Experience, submitted by Necsum Trison


  • Data-Driven Menu-Board Design Transformation for Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, submitted by Creative Realities
  • I Heart Mac & Cheese Systemwide Store Redesign, submitted by Raydiant
  • Krispy Kreme Edinburgh St James, submitted by embed signage
  • McCormick / 360i: Frank’s RedHot Branded Food Service, submitted by Vistar Media

Retail Environments

  • 7-Eleven Digital Menu Board Transformation, submitted by Creative Realities
  • Canada Goose Global Footwear Experience, submitted by iGotcha Media
  • Falabella Flagship, submitted by Necsum Trison
  • Fredrik & Louisa’s new flagship store in Steen & Strøm, submitted by ZetaDisplay
  • House of Rituals, submitted by First Impression and BrightSign


  • Digital Signage Controller for Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport, submitted by Radiant Technology Group
  • Dubai ExpoLink 2020 World Fair – The Futuristic Metro Line, submitted by Global Display Solutions
  • Hurtigruten MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Roald Amundsen, submitted by ZetaDisplayPassenger Queue System at Toronto Pearson International Airport, submitted by Omnivex
  • The Colour Bath at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station, submitted by Moment Factory


  • First Americans Museum of Oklahoma Takes Guests on an Immersive Storytelling Experience, submitted by Peerless-AV
  • Hollywood Park Smart Navigation, submitted by PAM
  • Multimedia Construction Project of Smart Field in Badouzi Fishing Harbor, Taiwan, submitted by Nova Media
  • Our House: World’s first electronic dance music experience, submitted by First Impression Audiovisual
  • Worre Studios Las Vegas, submitted by Advanced LED Displays, a division of Agility AVL.   

Submissions were judged based on the solutions created to address the issues, the results of the project, the quality of the content and the overall project design.

The judges for the DIZZIE Awards were provided by the Digital Signage Federation. They include:

  • Mark Bennett, EVP, Client Engagement, Mod OpMatteo Berti, Business Development Manager, Global Display Solutions (GDS)
  • Geoffrey Bessin, CMO and Chief Evangelist, IntuifaceCorrie Brannan, Director of Channel, Skykit
  • Jonathan Brawn, Principal, Brawn ConsultingRyan Cahoy, Chief Revenue Officer, Rise Display
  • Carey Callahan, Pro AV Solutions Architect, Eaton – Tripp Lite
  • Scott Carter, SVP Sales & Marketing, In-Store Experience
  • Len Dudis, CIO, Grupo VidantaRobert Edwards, Media Development Specialist, Lansing Community College
  • Peter Erickson, VP of Creative, Screenfeed
  • Jordan Feil, Global Director of Marketing, Navori Labs
  • Kym Frank, Global CxO, Motionworks
  • Stephanie Gutnik, Global Head of DOOH, Yahoo
  • Danny Hagen, General Manager – Americas, Signagelive
  • Craig Keefner, Manager, Kiosk Manufacturer Association
  • Sean Law, Co-Founder, Doohly
  • Carrie McKenzie-Bush, Director of Marketing & Communications, Peerless-AV
  • John Moss, Director – Experience Design Strategy, Cineplex
  • Joe Petrie, Editor in Chief, Airport Business magazine
  • Rick Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer, Project X Media
  • Sheldon Silverman, Partner, OOH Capital
  • Edward Tang, Project Manager, Guest Experience, Space Needle
  • Beth Warren, SVP Marketing

Leaders from Europe’s Fitness Community to Attend Questex’s Sibec EuropeUK 2022

Europe Fitness Powerhouses FIBO Global Fitness and Europe Active Attending Sibec Europe|UK

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Sibec Europe|UK, Europe’s leading one-to-one event for the fitness industry, takes place next week – 27-30 September at the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, in Portugal – with support from major European fitness industry leaders.

The event brings together Europe and the UK’s major operators from the private, local authority and trust markets in health, fitness, and leisure to meet with key leading global suppliers to participate in a series of one-on-one meetings over two dedicated business days. It is the longest running hosted buyer event in the fitness industry in Europe.

Attending the event will be Florian Brauer, Senior Global Brand Manager, Reed Exhibitions, organizers of FIBO Global Fitness, the world’s largest and most successful fitness trade show, as well as Andreas Paulsen, CEO, Europe Active, and David Stalker, President, Europe Active and CEO, Myzone. Paulsen and Stalker will also be delivering the keynote address.

“The show of support we’ve seen in the run up to this event has been incredible,” said Marty McCallen, Managing Director, Questex Fitness Group, organizer of Sibec Europe|UK. “We are proud to have prominent leaders in the fitness community attend our event; it solidifies how valuable this program is to the industry at large.”

Throughout the event, suppliers will meet one-to-one with club and fitness facility owners and operators, as well as network during meals and other planned activities enabling communication and cross-sharing of ideas, best practices, and future business relationships. Education has been incorporated into the program as well, to round out the experience, while all attendees will have time on their own to enjoy the resort.

For more information on Sibec Europe|UK, visit

Organized by Questex, Sibec events are the longest running one-to-one events for professionals in the fitness industry and reach a wide cross‐section of participants from fitness and wellness products, manufacturers and distributors to club owners, directors, and managers. With a minimum of 15 one-to-one appointments, multiple networking opportunities, and education, Sibec events, presented by Club Industry, provides the perfect meeting ground for the world’s most elite and qualified buyers of fitness equipment and supply looking to meet the top global companies.

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. 

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The International Hospitality Institute Names Paul Miller, Questex’s CEO, One of the 100 Most Powerful People in Global Hospitality

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, the leading information and event services company focused on the experience economy, announces Paul Miller, CEO, has been named to the International Hospitality Institute’s 100 Most Powerful People in Global Hospitality list.

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Questex is the only event and information services company to offer a portfolio that includes hospitality, hotel real estate investment and interconnected businesses in the wellness and travel markets such as hotel investment and operations, restaurants and bars, travel, gyms, salons, spas and healthcare. As a trusted partner in the Hospitality industry, Questex’s experience, proprietary data and deep relationships across the ecosystem – from investors, owners, developers, advisors, c-suite, decision makers and industry partners – allows buyers to conduct business with unprecedented ease, effectiveness and speed.

Miller is nominated along with the who’s who in the hospitality industry from Gordon Ramsey, Wolfgang Puck, David Marriot, Chairman of Marriott, Roger Dow president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, William “Chip” Rogers, president and CEO of the AHLA and others. Miller said, “This honor recognizes the Questex Hospitality team as the trusted advisor to the global hospitality industry and demonstrates that we put our customers at the center of everything we do.”

Alexi Khajavi, Questex Group President, who manages the Hospitality portfolio, added, “It is gratifying to be recognized as an industry mover who is making a difference in this dynamic and growing industry. Many of the individuals on the International Hospitality Institute’s list serve as advisors to our events and content. We look forward to growing and continuing to operate as a driver in the hospitality industry.”

Questex’s prominence within the hospitality real estate investment sector is led by its International Hospitality Investment Forum event, which connects capital with real estate and operators annually in Berlin, Germany and The Annual Hotel Conference where leading minds of UK hospitality unite. Spanning the supply chain the Hotec events bring together global senior executives of hotel chains, purchasing companies and interior and architectural design in curated buyer/seller events and The Resort & Residential Hospitality Forum is designed to help attendees experience opportunities in leisure hospitality in Europe. Questex also delivers deep content expertise from the leading content platforms of Hotel Management covering hotel development, operations, design, technology and brand strategies and Hospitality Insights, which is created for hospitality investors, developers and consultants identifying prospects and opportunities.

In addition, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Questex are collaborating to launch “The Hospitality Show,” an innovative new hospitality event to bring together industry leaders and procurement specialists from across the hospitality spectrum. The three-day event will offer education through thought-provoking insights from expert speakers, an exhibit hall to discover and evaluate new products and solutions, personalized business matchmaking as well as a host of other networking opportunities.

The International Hospitality Institute is a global advocacy, training, and standards organization for the hospitality industry. The Institute is the only organization representing all stakeholders in the global hospitality industry including hotels, resorts, restaurants, casinos, clubs, senior living centers, retirement communities, spas, bed and breakfasts, peer-to-peer lodging, cruise ships, theme parks, hospitality schools, hospitality students, hotel management companies, REITS, airlines, event planners, transportation companies, entertainment companies, and industry vendors and partners.

The International Hospitality Institute’s 2022 Global 100 in Hospitality list was included in the August 2022 edition of the Global Hospitality Magazine

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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.

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Questex Continues Award Winning Streak, Wins Five Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards and a Graphic Design USA Award

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, a leading information services and event company, took home five awards at the Folio: Eddie and Ozzie awards ceremony and was also honored with a Graphic Design USA award.

“We are exceedingly proud of our editorial talent and creative team. We are laser focused on customer experience which includes delivering the best content and delighting our audience at all touchpoints. Our audience is at the center of all we do and these teams have created a culture of excellence,” said Paul Miller, CEO, Questex.

The prestigious Folio: Eddie awards celebrate excellence in editorial content across print and digital media recognizing the best work across all sectors of the industry, including B2B, consumer, association, custom and city media.

Questex’s winning entries: 

  • Eddie, Column/Blog, B2B, Banking/Business/Finance: Live Design’s Pandemic Daily and Weekend Blog for the Live Event Production Industry 
  • Eddie, Series of Articles, B2B, Technology: Live Design’s Eurovision Song Contest Package 
  • Eddie, Single Article, B2B, Media & Entertainment: Live Design’s Designing For The Metaverse: An Introduction To Encore 
  • Eddie, Series of Articles, B2B, Healthcare/Medical/Nursing: Fierce Biotech’s Forced into a Virtual World 
  • Eddie, News Coverage: Fierce Pharmas Biogen’s Aduhelm Debacle 

Questex also received six honorable mentions:

  • Eddie, News Coverage: Fierce Healthcare’s Healthcare’s labor crunch
  • Eddie, Analysis, B2B: Fierce Healthcare’s Telehealth market shakeout
  • Eddie, Analysis, B2B: Fierce Pharma’s Most anticipated drug launches of 2022
  • Eddie, Investigative Journalism, B2B: Fierce Wireless’ Linda Hardesty articles related to T-Mobile’s 2.5 GHz spectrum
  • Eddie, Website, B2B: Fierce Pharma
  • Eddie, Podcast, B2B: The Top Line podcast, Fierce Biotech, Fierce Medtech and Fierce Pharma

Additionally, the Questex Customer Experience team won a Graphic Design USA Inhouse Design Award for the Fierce rebrand. The Graphic Design USA Inhouse Design Awards is the original and premier showcase for outstanding work advancing the mission of and build value for companies, institutions, brands, products, services and causes.

To learn more about Questex, visit

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. 

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Hundreds of Premier Skincare and Wellness Brands Including Eminence Organic, Dermalogica, Procell Therapies, and Merry Laz Aesthetics USA to Exhibit at Questex’s IECSC Florida 2022 October 9-10, 2022

Leading Event for Wellness Education Offers 40%+ Learning Than Previous Years

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) Florida, the most influential gathering of spa and wellness professionals in the Southeast, today announces over 200 premier industry suppliers in the skincare and wellness industry will be exhibiting at the event, including Dermalogica, Hydrafacial, Repechage, Eminence Organic, Procell Therapies, Celluma, Therabody, Farmhouse Fresh, Silhouet-Tone, Geneo by Lumenis, Merry Laz Aesthetics USA, and Premium Wholesale Cosmetics. View the complete list of exhibitors here.

IECSC Florida will be held at the Palm Beach Convention Center, October 9-10, 2022. Register here.

“Wellness and spa professionals rely on our event for insightful guidance on how to grow their businesses and keep them at the forefront of this competitive industry. They attend each year to source the latest products, learn about new technologies and develop relationships with companies that move the industry forward,” said Elizabeth Fantetti, Event and Partnership Director, IECSC Florida.

IECSC Florida is the leading event for wellness education. With over 40% more classes than in previous years, IECSC Florida offers a strong education program, curated to include relevant information, presented by the industry’s most prominent speakers, including valuable content such as medical spa, makeup and beauty enhancements, business management, esthetics, nails, health & wellness, client & retail growth and social media & marketing.

Conference highlights:

A series of workshops focused on Business Management, Client & Retail Growth, Esthetics, Health & Wellness, Makeup & Beauty Enhancements, Medical Spa, Nails and Social Media & MarketingAdvanced Business Seminar (full day class): The New Business Frontier – What it Takes for a Medical or Day Spa to Make a ProfitTech Driven Machines in Skin Care TechnologyPosition Yourself as a Trusted Beauty, Skin, Hair, Wellness Professional Using the “Whole-Person” Wellness Consultation ApproachDefining the Client Experience: Growing Your Massage, Spa, and Wellness Business with Every Touch (Earn 2 CEs FL LMT & NCBTMB)The Future of Retail: 10 Trends That Are Here to Stay35+ free product focused classes included with an exhibit hall passNEW! Successful Service Professional track for massage therapists and estheticiansNEW! Nail education classes

View the complete schedule here.

The event offers multiple opportunities to increase accreditation, especially before licenses expire on October 31st including four classes offering NCBTMB credits, one CNE unit class for Florida and Georgia residents and a free 10-hour CE course included with admission, a $19.99 value.

IECSC Florida takes place October 9-10, 2022 at the Palm Beach Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. IECSC Florida is celebrating its 24th year in Florida. Register here. Register for early bird savings before September 19 to receive $20 off two-day Exhibit Hall Pass, $10 off a one-day pass or up to $100 off the conference price. 

For sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, contact Walter Kupiec at

Stay connected with IECSC Florida on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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 presented by 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 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. 

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Questex’s World Tea Conference + Expo Names New Advisory Board Committee

NEW YORK, Sept. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s World Tea Conference + Expo, the most influential event in the global tea industry, named its new Advisory Board & Education Committee members, featuring eight influential tea-trade leaders. The next World Tea Conference + Expo takes place March 27-29, 2023, in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center (to be added to the guest list or to learn more about the event, visit

Tim McLucas, Vice President for the Bar & Restaurant Group at Questex, said, “Questex is honored to have such an enthusiastic and experienced team join the World Tea Conference + Expo Advisory Board. Their passion and commitment to the industry – and to the World Tea community – is very clear. We are thrilled to have their support and expertise as we continue to further grow the show, attracting the innovators, craftspeople, major players and next generation of the global tea industry.”

The new World Tea Advisory board members include:

Will Battle, Owner, Fine Tea Merchants
Anthony Capobianco, Founder and CEO, Zen Tea Traders
Jeni Dodd, Owner, Jeni Dodd Tea
Richard Enticott, Founder, Meridian Trading
Chris MacNitt, Tea Development Lead, Global Tea, Starbucks Coffee Company
Dr. Nada Milosavljevic, Owner, Sage TonicChris Olsen, Chief Business Development Officer, Teatulia Organic Teas
Sherolyn Seller, Founder and Owner, Urban Tea Party

Experience the Best of the Global Tea Industry

Will Battle, owner of Fine Tea Merchants, said he wanted to be a part of the World Tea Conference + Expo advisory board because he sees tremendous potential value in the event, especially since he hopes to encourage the event’s focus to extend beyond specialty tea to encompass all sectors of the tea industry. Battle said his goal is to help make the event even more relevant to a broader sector of the tea trade – which aligns with the mission of the conference and expo organizer, Questex.

“I think that, as an annual fixture – compared to periodic conventions – the World Tea Conference + Expo has the potential to be a significant venue for Asian tea producers to show their spring crops, for brands to market themselves to the bar and restaurant sector, and for all involved, whether producers, brand start-ups or global tea businesses, to debate pertinent industry issues,” said Battle. “All should have the opportunity to be exposed to the best that the global industry can offer – whether it is tea packaging technology, bulk tea and botanicals quality, or industry knowledge in the form of the range of conference speakers.”

World Tea Advisory Board member Anthony Capobianco, founder and CEO of Zen Tea Traders, said he began attending the World Tea Conference + Expo in 2008, as a way to immerse himself in all things tea. He figured it would be a great place to begin his journey. “I was more than happy with my decision and continued attending the show every year since,” he said. “I would assess the show floor, feel the energy, and begin to build long term relationships.”

Today, as an advisory board member, Capobianco said he’s planning to do his part by helping the conference and expo – as well as the industry – in any way possible. “It’s truly an honor for me to be a member of World Tea Advisory Board,” he explained. “In this role, I will be able to be front and center with the decision makers and be included in the decision-making process. This is a very exciting time to be in the tea industry with new innovations and technology – I am calling this ‘Tea 2.0’ – and I know there is something for everyone at the annual event.”

An Exciting Time in the Tea Industry – ‘A Bit of a Renaissance’

Chris Olsen, chief business development officer at Teatulia Organic Teas, said he’s excited to be a part of the World Tea Conference + Expo advisory board. “There’s a bit of a renaissance going on with tea – just look at the massive growth with ice cream, kombucha and alcoholic versions of the world’s most popular beverage. I’m looking forward to collaborating with my peers and helping better align the current perceptions of tea, without forgetting, of course, where tea comes from. Such an exciting evolution of tea to see in person at the World Tea Conference + Expo!”

World Tea Advisory Board member Dr. Nada Milosavljevic, owner of Sage Tonic, shared, “I’m both excited and honored to serve on the World Tea Advisory Board. The Board is composed of dedicated members in the global tea community, and there are many facets of the industry represented by our group, which truly offers a multidisciplinary approach. It is without question an exciting time in the tea industry. Advancements on multiple platforms from sustainability, tech offerings, to evidence-based health and wellness research highlight the dramatic developments. I look forward to serving on the Advisory Board and advancing their efforts.”

Richard Enticott, founder of Meridian Trading, said, “I’m excited to join the advisory board for the World Tea Conference + Expo at a time when U.S. demand for botanical ingredients is expanding across multiple industries and applications. The conference showcases much of the innovation taking place with tea, and there are always one or two new ingredients to discover along the show floor. Coupled with extensive educational sessions and networking opportunities, it is a show that all tea industry professionals would benefit by attending.”

‘A Board I’m Excited to Work With’

Founder and Owner of Urban Tea Party, Sherolyn Seller, noted, “Being on the board of the World Tea Conference + Expo is an important manifestation for me. I am always passionate about working with amazing people, and Questex has assembled a board I’m excited to work with. There’s a winning combination present when creativity, dedication and innovation are core components of a person’s character. Now, add in the global elements of diversity and culture and this only begins to paint the picture of the World Tea Conference + Expo boardroom, where the future vision for this industry in the U.S. will be birthed. That alone is exciting! Having such a group will certainly lead to better interpretation of consumer insights, provide a greater variety of problem-solving approaches/perspectives and generate revolutionary ideas.”

Seller added that the benefit of the World Tea Conference + Expo is tremendous for any business leader in the global tea industry that’s looking to expand with tea in the United States and globally. “This conference is the most trusted source for the U.S. tea industry, and the expansion of its board members to include more diverse and varied backgrounds will only serve to ensure future conferences will deliver on innovation in products and offerings, creativity in solutions for the unique issues facing our industry, and ultimately an elevated tea experience for tea consumers.”

‘The Tea Space Is Growing Everywhere’

Chris MacNitt, tea development lead, global tea, for Starbucks Coffee Company, said, “I’m so grateful to be on the board for the World Tea Conference + Expo, having come to the show since I was 17 [as part of his family’s business, Teas Etc.] The show is in an exciting phase, where we will ground ourselves in the business of tea and create opportunities to build connections and education that furthers the industry. The tea space is growing everywhere, and I can’t wait to see us realize this for the businesses and consumers of tea.”

To learn more about the World Tea Conference + Expo (or to get on the guest list), visit To book your exhibit space or to become a sponsor participant, connect with Ellainy Karaboitis-Christopoulos at

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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.

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Israel Hotel Investment Summit 2022 Provides In-Depth Analysis of Foreign Investment Opportunities into the Israel Hospitality Sector

Questex and the Israel Ministry of Tourism partner to deliver an Israel-focused investment conference; Summit returns after a three-year hiatus

LONDON, Sept. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, a leading information services and events company and the team behind the industry-leading International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF), today launches the third Israel Hotel Investment Summit (IHIS) in partnership with the Israel Ministry of Tourism.

IHIS will be hosted at the InterContinental David Tel Aviv on 15-16 November and is a one-and-a-half-day conference that provides in-depth analysis of the foreign investment opportunity into the Israel hospitality sector.

With a core focus on ‘Investing at the crossroads of culture and innovation,’ the event returns to bring together forward-thinking investors, owners, operators and developers that want to explore the investment opportunities in the Israel hospitality sector.

The IHIS Advisory Board was held virtually this summer, bringing together representatives of investors, government, asset managers, law firms and consultancy, from Israel, the UK and U.S. The group discussed the recovery of travel and hospitality in Israel, the impact of the Abraham Accords (opening up relations between Israel and key Arab nations) on travel and business, the funding landscape and opportunities trends in the market.

Created for the market by the market and with Advisory Board recommendations, the IHIS programme promises challenging and thought-provoking sessions with specific areas of focus aimed at providing delegates with the tools to further their investment and development strategies in Israel.

Key highlights:

Open for Business: Why Invest in Israel Hospitality?
What makes Israel an attractive destination to hospitality investors, developers and operators? This panel examines the market fundamentals and where the opportunities lie in Israel’s hotel market, from key destinations to customer segments and types of assets.

Strong Foundations: Assessing Hotel Development Viability in a Complex Market
Much has been said about the complexities of development in Israel, but opportunities are there to be seized by those who know how to navigate the process. Our panel of experts share their insights into key considerations from land availability, building conversions, planning process, construction costs, the constrained debt market and when mixed-use developments make sense.

Hospitality Innovation: Examining the Segments and Concepts Changing the Market
Hospitality development in Israel has recently explored new areas of growth, from under-represented segments such as ultra-luxury and lifestyle, to peripheral concepts entering the mainstream: branded residences, hybrid properties, hostels, outdoors hospitality and glamping. Looking at key examples of new properties, this session examines the innovative opportunities to seize in the market.

Israel Minister of Tourism, Yoel Razvozov said: “We’re delighted that the Israel Hotel Investment Summit is back in Tel Aviv, highlighting both Israel’s buoyant economy and hospitality real estate market as a leading destination for investment. We are committed to developing our tourism and hospitality industries and this event is clear statement of our intent and the opportunities we believe are available for international investors, hotel brands and developers.”

For more information and to register for IHIS (15-16 November 2022) visit
Special Launch Offer – available until 12 September 2022     USD$199 
Standard – available until 16 November 2022     USD$299 

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About Questex Hospitality Group

Questex Hospitality Group, a division of Questex LLC, represents a senior audience of $650 billion in hotel assets, reaching one in two hotel owners and operators across the globe. With a portfolio of both media and live events, including Hospitality InsightsThe Annual Hotel Conference (AHC)The International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF), and The Resort & Residential Hospitality Forum (R&R), Questex Hospitality Group brings together leaders in hospitality investment, development and operations to make the deals that shape recovery and growth in the sector.

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.

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Questex’s Fierce Pharma Introduces the Fierce Clinical Collective, a One-Stop-Shop for Clinical Trial Professionals to Gather Insights and Network in the Clinical Trial Space

Clinical Quality Oversight Forum, Good Clinical Practice Summit and Decentralized Clinical Trials Summit All Take Place in One Location for the First Time October 24-26, 2022 in Philadelphia

Key Speakers include the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, J&J, Merck and More

NEW YORK, Sept. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Fierce Pharma today introduces the Fierce Clinical Collective. From quality to operations, the new co-located event brings together three long-standing events in the clinical trial space – the Clinical Quality Oversight Forum, the Good Clinical Practice Summit and the Decentralized Clinical Trials Summit – in one location. Dedicated to clinical trial professionals, the Collective takes place October 24-26, 2022 in Philadelphia. Register here.

With a combined tenure of over 15 years, the three programs will dive into topic areas such as clinical risk management, outsourcing strategies, operational metrics, real-world evidence, risk-based monitoring, patient engagement and more.

Aimee Gutzler, Senior Conference Production Director, Fierce Clinical Collective, said, “We are excited to bring together our three clinical trial events in one location to give clinical trial professionals access to all of the programs. We have a spectacular line-up of industry thought leaders – it’s an event that all clinical trial professionals need to attend.”

The three co-located events include:

Clinical Quality Oversight Forum – In-person in Philadelphia and Live Streaming
Offers attendees best practices for ensuring clinical trial integrity and inspection readiness through effective oversight of internal, vendor and site operations.
Good Clinical Practice Summit – In-person in Philadelphia and Live Streaming
Attendees will learn how to build quality risk management approaches into clinical operations to optimize research, maintain GCP compliance, contain costs and ensure patient safety.
Decentralized Clinical Trials Summit – In-person in Philadelphia
Industry experts will share in-depth discussions on the momentum needed to move forward, current and future trends for ongoing virtual trials and how companies can improve patient engagement and trial behavior.

The Fierce Clinical Collective will feature over 50 speakers delivering more than 50 sessions. Speakers are from leading organizations such as the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Agenus, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, United Therapeutics, Corcept Therapeutics, ADC Therapeutics, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Pfizer, Astellas, J&J, Merck, Takeda and GSK.

Fierce Clinical Collective partners include: Advarra, Agatha, California Life Sciences, Halloran, IQVIA, Marken, a UPS Company, Medidata, PCM Trials, Pro-ficiency, Just In Time GCP, Science 37 and ZS.

For more information on the Fierce Clinical Collective, visit To register click here.

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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.

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