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

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today at an awards ceremony, Questex’s Digital Signage Experience (DSE) unveiled the 2022 Digital Signage Experience Awards (DIZZIE) winners. 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, “Our industry is continuously evolving and we were in awe with the latest and greatest digital and interactive displays that were submitted to our awards program. We are thrilled to honor the incredible work of these companies. We congratulate the winners on their achievements and thank our esteemed panel of judges.”

The 2022 DIZZIE Award Winners

Corporate Environments
Verizon at The Hub on Causeway
Presented to: NBBJ | ESI Design

Digital Out-of-Home
Green City Solutions Digital Signage
that Cleans the Air We Breathe
Presented to: BrightSign

Educational Environments
Native New York
Presented to: C&G Partners

Entertainment & Recreation
Carnival’s Mardi Gras Cruise Moving Screens
Presented to: DetaiLED

Experiential Design & Planning
The Orbit Retail Experience
Presented to: SNA Displays

Healthcare Environments
The SickKids Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
Donor Wall & Interactive Experience
Presented to: Envision

Hospitality
Resorts World Las Vegas
Presented to: Moment Factory

Public Spaces
AT&T Discovery District
Presented to: Moment Factory and SNA Displays

Restaurants
Data-Driven Menu-Board Design Transformation
for Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Presented to: Creative Realities

Retail Environments
Canada Goose Global Footwear Experience
Presented to: iGotcha Media

Transportation
Hurtigruten MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Roald Amundsen
Presented to: ZetaDisplay

Venues
Worre Studios Las Vegas
Presented to: Advanced LED Displays

Digital Signage Content of the Year
Resorts World Las Vegas
Presented to: Moment Factory

Digital Signage Experience of the Year
AT&T Discovery District
Presented to: Moment Factory and SNA Displays

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, SkykitJonathan Brawn, Principal, Brawn ConsultingRyan Cahoy, Chief Revenue Officer, Rise DisplayCarey Callahan, Pro AV Solutions Architect, Eaton – Tripp LiteScott Carter, SVP Sales & Marketing, In-Store ExperienceLen Dudis, CIO, Grupo VidantaRobert Edwards, Media Development Specialist, Lansing Community CollegePeter Erickson, VP of Creative, ScreenfeedJordan Feil, Global Director of Marketing, Navori LabsKym Frank, Global CxO, MotionworksStephanie Gutnik, Global Head of DOOH, YahooDanny Hagen, General Manager – Americas, SignageliveCraig Keefner, Manager, Kiosk Manufacturer AssociationSean Law, Co-Founder, DoohlyCarrie McKenzie-Bush, Director of Marketing & Communications, Peerless-AVJohn Moss, Director – Experience Design Strategy, CineplexJoe Petrie, Editor in Chief, Airport Business magazineRick Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer, Project X MediaSheldon Silverman, Partner, OOH CapitalEdward Tang, Project Manager, Guest Experience, Space NeedleBeth Warren, SVP Marketing | Strategy, Creative Realities, Inc.

View more details on the winners and their work here.

To learn more about DSE, visit www.digitalsignageexperience.com.

Stay connected with DSE on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. For exhibit or sponsorship opportunities, click here.

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 2023 takes place November 12-14 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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
Sonal Patel
DSE
sonal@sonal.io

Questex’s Fierce Healthcare and Fierce Life Sciences Announce 2022 Innovation Awards Winners

Programs Showcase Outstanding Innovation Driving Improvements and Transforming the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industries; Unveils Innovation Reports that Feature Winners

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex today announces the winners of the Fierce Healthcare Innovation Awards, produced by Fierce Healthcare, and the Fierce Life Sciences Innovation Awards, produced by Fierce Biotech and Fierce Pharma. Both programs showcase outstanding innovation that is driving improvements and transforming the healthcare and life sciences industries.

“The awards program showcases outstanding innovation in the healthcare and life sciences industries,” said SVP and Publisher of Fierce Biotech, Fierce Pharma and Fierce Healthcare. “We received many remarkable submissions, but we believe that the winners demonstrated the most innovative solutions and have the potential to make a big impact. We applaud them on their creativity and wish them success.” 

Fierce Healthcare Innovation Awards winners:

Clinical Information Management: The Propeller Digital Health Platform for Chronic Condition Management by Propeller HealthData Analytics/Business Intelligence: Codoxo Forensic AI Platform by CodoxoDigital/Mobile Health Solutions: TruTag Smart Medicine Solution by TruTag TechnologiesFinancial/Operational Solutions: JUDI by Capital RxPopulation Health Management/Patient Engagement Solutions: Value-Based Maternity Care Bundle from Wildflower Health by Wildflower Health

Fierce Life Sciences Innovation Awards winners:

Biotech Innovation: FasTCAR Autologous CAR-T Platform by Gracell BiotechnologiesData Analytics/Business Intelligence: OneSearch by ICON plcDigital Health Solutions: Biofourmis BiovitalsHF® by BiofourmisDrug Delivery Technology: LYNX drug delivery platform by Lyndra TherapeuticsMedical Device Innovation: KardiaMobile Card by AliveCorTechnology Innovation: Solara® Clinical Trial Strategy Platform by Cytel

Two expert panels of judges reviewed the submissions and determined which companies demonstrated innovative solutions that have the greatest potential to save money, engage patients, or revolutionize the industry. Meet the Fierce Healthcare Innovation Awards judges here and the Fierce Life Sciences Innovation Awards judges here.

Today, Fierce Healthcare, Fierce Biotech and Fierce Pharma also unveil Innovation Reports that feature spotlights and interviews of all category winners.

Life Sciences Innovation ReportHealthcare Innovation Report

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
Linda Lam
Director of Marketing, Life Sciences and Healthcare  
llam@questex.com

Questex’s International Beauty Show and International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference Return to New York with Multiple New Activations on the Show Floor

Registration Now Open to Experience the Best in Beauty and Spa, March 5-7, 2023 at the Javits Center in NYC

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s International Beauty Show (IBS New York) and the International Esthetics, Cosmetics, & Spa Conference (IECSC New York) return to the Javits Convention Center March 5-7, 2023, co-locating to offer beauty and wellness professionals nearly 300,000 square feet of exhibit space, where hundreds of brands will be selling at professionals-only prices. IBS New York and IECSC New York are produced by Questex.

IBS and IECSC are planning for unprecedented events in 2023 as the two co-located events will take their first step towards becoming a unified, holistic wellness event where attendees can attend both shows at no additional cost, enabling them to not only walk both exhibit show floors, but attend any of the free classes at either event.

“By offering our audience two events, it’s an incredible opportunity to give stylists, estheticians, cosmetologists, solopreneurs, spa and salon owners, and anyone else in the beauty and spa industry more classes in wellness, skincare, beauty, and business building, and hundreds more brands to explore,” said Elizabeth Fantetti, Partnership & Event Director, Questex’s Beauty & Spa Group. “There’s no additional fee to attend both shows, and the three-day pass is the absolute greatest value, as it gives attendees the most time to experience everything on the show floor for the best price.”

NEW ACTIVATIONS
New this year to the IBS floor – THE POWERHOUSE PAVILION: Celebrating Black Beauty Entrepreneurs, which will showcase, celebrate, and empower Black beauty industry entrepreneurs. This pavilion, sponsored by Myavana, will feature a gallery highlighting some of the most successful beauty entrepreneurs over the years, and have beauty industry business consultants available for complimentary one-to-one appointments for any attendee looking to boost their careers. In addition, attendees will be treated to the latest trends and styles on the new Look & Learn Stage. And finally, the latest in wellness products including ingestibles, supplements, vitamins, herbs, and assorted beverages will be at the forefront of the Healthy You pavilion on the IECSC show floor. Plus, each show floor will feature their own Studio Stage, a demonstration area developed for exhibitors to present the latest and greatest products and technologies.

The IBS New York 2023 exhibit floor will feature hundreds of high-profile brands, including: Amika, Andis, DNA Hairtools and Extensions, HALOCOUTURE Extensions, MAC Cosmetics, Olaplex, Parlux, Turbo Power and many more! For the full list to date, click here.

IECSC New York 2023 exhibiting brands will include Circadia, Eminence Organic Skin Care, HydraFacial, Geneo, FarmHouse Fresh, MerryLaz, Silhouet-Tone USA, Procell Therapies, Repechage.

Attendees may register to attend by clicking here. Exhibit Hall passes include all free classes at IBS, all Product-Focused Education at IECSC, and unlimited access to each exhibit hall. Hands-on Workshops at IBS and the curated conference sessions at IECSC are available for additional fees. Press may apply for a media pass here.

SHOW HOURS:
Sunday, March 5: 10:30am – 5:00pm
Monday, March 6: 10:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 7: 10:30am – 3:30pm

INFO:
For more information, on IBS New York, visit ibsnewyork.com. Stay connected on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

For more information on IECSC New York, visit iecscnewyork.com. Stay connected on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

Upcoming Events
Additional networking and educational opportunities for beauty and wellness professionals are available at IBS Las Vegas and IECSC Las Vegas, taking place June 24-26, 2023 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit ibslasvegas.com or iecsclasvegas.com for more information. Also, IECSC Florida will take place October 15-16, 2023 at the Palm Beach Convention Center. Visit iecscflorida.com for more information.

About IBS New York
Produced by Questex and presented by American Salon, IBS New York is the longest running professional beauty event in the country. IBS New York is for professionals only and reaches a wide cross‐section of participants including salon owners and managers, hair stylists, hair colorists, makeup artists, nail technicians, beauty and hair product manufacturers and distributors. Connecting serious beauty professionals with the best in the industry, the show brings hundreds of top beauty brands together under one roof for free educational classes by industry legends, workshops, and exclusive show-floor discounts. For more information, visit ibsnewyork.com

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 presented by American 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 iecsc.com.

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
Jennifer Rosen
IBS New York and IECSC New York
jrosen@questex.com

Questex’s Resort & Residential Hospitality Forum attracts investors representing €15bn assets under management across Europe

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Resort & Residential Hospitality Forum, Europe’s only resort and leisure focused investment conference, took place October 17-19 at the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort, Portugal. The event brought together more than 300 resort, residential and leisure professionals and attracted over 50 globally active investors, representing €15.1bn of assets under management.

More than half (54%) of the audience were from the Iberian market, which provided a valuable opportunity for the global investors in attendance to connect with local owners, operators and market experts.

Resort & Residential Hospitality Forum sponsors are comprised of the most influential organisations in the resort, leisure and residential space, including Azora, one of the largest investment managers in the European leisure sector, Marriott International, the largest global hotel brand, CBRE, the largest global real estate advisory firm and Savills, the leading residential advisor.

Alexi Khajavi, Group President, Questex said, “R&R is the only hospitality investment forum focused on the ever-ardent leisure sector and the investors, owners, operators and advisors that specialize in leisure resorts and branded residences. The leisure sector has led the recovery which has attracted global capital looking for resorts boosted by optimism for continued growth in consumer demand and the confidence in the sector was palpable at R&R this year.”

Resort & Residential Hospitality Forum delegates found the event productive with Alexander Schneider, President, Nikki Beach Hotels stating: “I think the impact R&R delivers is that it’s not only about the deal-making, it’s really also about educating and exchanging ideas. This is more important than ever because the luxury consumer is changing at a pace in which the hospitality industry can’t keep up, and at R&R we talk about this change and about finding solutions.”

Roger Allen, CEO, RLA Global added: “I think it’s a fantastic event to be able to speak directly with investors, developers, operators, all in one wonderful location. It’s been a very productive and successful two days and if you are a stakeholder in hospitality, interested in resort destinations and real estate, this is the conference that addresses that very topic and allows you to network with other players in the industry, which is key.”

The appeal and relevance of Resort & Residential Hospitality Forum for the resort and leisure-focused investment community is clear. Leisure accommodation showed itself to be relatively resilient through the last couple of years, and has materially outperformed during the post-pandemic recovery. As a result, major hotel companies have shifted their focus to resorts and leisure focused concepts, and institutional capital sees leisure hospitality as an increasingly important part of an investment portfolio built on strong underlying demand fundamentals which are predicted to endure through the medium and long-term. R&R is unique in its remit, with a focus entirely on resort and residential hospitality, and is also one of the only events to provide delegates with a curated, immersive resort experience, in a leading leisure destination.

To learn more about Resort & Residential Hospitality Forum, visit https://www.randrforum.com.

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
Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
kspellman@questex.com 
212 895 8488

Leah Braithwaite
Marketing Director
Resort and Residential Hospitality Forum
lbraithwaite@questex.com

Questex’s Hotel Management Presents the 2022 Influential Women in Hospitality Honorees

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hotel Management announces the fifth annual “Influential Women in Hospitality” list, showcasing twenty-eight trailblazing women in the hotel industry. 

The 2022 honorees were selected by the Hotel Management editorial staff for their strong leadership and dedication to excellence in hospitality. This influential group’s list of accomplishments is as long as it is impressive, and Hotel Management is proud to feature these talented, inspiring women.

Hotel Management’s 2022 Influential Women in Hospitality are:

Michele Allen, CFO, Wyndham Hotels & ResortsJulie Arrowsmith, President & CFO, G6 HospitalityKathryn Barrett, VP of Revenue & Digital Strategy, Dream Hotel GroupAndrea Belfanti, CEO, International Society of Hospitality ConsultantsLaura Lee Blake, President & CEO, AAHOAMegan Brumagim, VP, Environmental, Social & Governance, Choice Hotels InternationalAllison Callen, Hotel Investments, Global Holdings Management GroupSarah Eustis, CEO, Main Street HospitalityChristina Flannery, Director, Capital Project Management, Park Hotels & ResortsNikki Fox, VP Business Development, GLRJennifer Fugolo, VP of Advancement, AHLA FoundationShruti Gandhi Buckley, SVP, Global Brand Leader for Hampton, HiltonKristie Goshow, Chief Commercial Officer, KSL ResortsAndrea Grigg, Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Asset Mgmt, JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality GroupCartarwa Jones, Senior Vice President, Investment & Portfolio Analysis, RLJ Lodging TrustEmily Lustig, VP of Acquisitions, Arbor Lodging PartnersVera Manoukian, COO, Sonesta International Hotels Corp.Keryn McNamara, SVP Hotel Technology, Aimbridge HospitalityKaren McWilliams, VP of Revenue Strategy, Concord Hospitality EnterprisesLynette Montoya, President & CEO, Latino Hotel AssociationTrusha Patel, CEO, Platinum HoldingsLalia Rach, Executive Managing Director, Strategic Consulting Services, Associated Luxury Hotels InternationalAma Romaine, Global General Counsel, Real Estate Asset Management, BlackstoneTalene Staab, Brand Leader, Home2Suites, HiltonAndrea Stokes, Practice Lead, Hospitality, J.D. PowerCrystal V Thomas, VP & Global Brand Leader, Lifestyle & Luxury Brands, Hyatt Hotels Corp.DeShaun Wise Porter, VP & Global Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Engagement, HiltonSoo Yeon Noh, VP – North America Full-Service Development – Western Region, Marriott International

“Hotel Management is thrilled to introduce the 28 outstanding women hoteliers who make up this year’s 2022 Influential Women in Hospitality list,” said Elaine Simon, Senior Managing Editor with Questex Hospitality and Hotel Management. “Now in its fifth year, the list showcases women in a variety of roles and companies who all share two common denominators: They’ve worked hard and overcome challenges to succeed in the hotel industry.  Congratulations to these influential women—we can’t wait to see what you do next!”

The 2022 Influential Women in Hospitality honorees are featured in the October print issue of Hotel Management. Visit www.hotelmanagement.net to learn more.

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
esimon@questex.com

Michelle MacLeod
Marketing Manager
617-219-8346
mmacleod@questex.com

Questex’s Hotel Management Showcases Young Talent on the Rise in the 2022 Class of “Thirty Under 30”

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Hotel Management announces the annual “Thirty Under 30” list, highlighting 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, 2021, 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 400 nominations were received, and 30 professionals were chosen by Hotel Management’s senior editorial staff for their dedication and outstanding achievements. They are:

Adrianna Gautam, Public Relations Director, Interessant Hotels & Resort Management
Alejandra Garay-Varela, Front Office Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Omaha La Vista
Brandon Amerigo-Barrix, Impact Food & Beverage Manager, Janko Hospitality
Cameron Covitz, Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing, CSM Corporation
Corbin Tipton, Business Development Manager, Hotel Equities
Courtney Poole, Front Desk Manager, Hilton College Station & Conference Center
Dhruv Patel, Director of Operations, Lotus Hospitality
Dylan Roberts, General Manager, Aloft Gainesville University Area
Efrain Rosario, Director of Operations, Shaner Hotel Group
Emma Tucker, Director of F&B, Embassy Suites by Hilton Jacksonville Baymeadows
Francheska Mayfield, General Manager, Camp Lucy
Heather O’Dell, Director of Marketing, Virgin Hotels Nashville
Jake Shade, General Manager, Residence Inn Tampa Sabal Park/Brandon
Kyle Morrison, Assistant General Manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center
Laura Grissen, Senior Manager, Customer Success, Marriott International
Madison Austrich, Senior Manager Analytics, Aimbridge Hospitality
Marco Diaz, Assistant General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Madison West/Middleton
Matthew Weatherford, Senior Investment Analyst, Peachtree Hotel Group
Max Carr, Director of Acquisitions & Business Development, Davidson Hospitality Group
McKenzie Smith, Area General Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Westchase & Courtyard by Marriott Houston Westchase
Michael Barton, Assistant Executive Housekeeping Manager, JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Morgan Stevens, Director of Marketing, Sable at Navy Pier
Nicole Lei, Senior Sales & Marketing Manager, GreenTree Hospitality Group
Nicole Stiltner, Assistant General Manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at Flamingo Crossings Town Center
Peter Bianchi, Assistant Chief Engineer (Assistant Director of Engineering), Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place, Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place & Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick PlaceRocqui Camm, General Manager, Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport
Tate Murphey, Senior Real Estate Associate, GF Hotels & Resorts
Taylor Holmstrom, Director, Sales & Events, Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center
Tessa McGowan, Senior Manager, Onboarding & Transitions, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation
Trecy Jacalne, Hotel Marketing Manager, Hilton Grand Vacations

“Every year, the nominations for Hotel Management’s annual Thirty Under 30 class get better and better,” said Elaine Simon, Senior Managing Editor with Questex Hospitality and Hotel Management. “The pandemic resulted in a sea change in the hotel industry and this year’s members have stepped up their game in response. Ranging from analytics and engineering to GMs and salespeople, these hospitality professionals represent the best hotels have to offer and are the future of the industry.”

With the plethora of nominations received, Hotel Management’s senior editorial staff has included 15 honorable mentions for 2022. They are:

Abbey Hill, Senior Accountant, Yedla Management Company
Allison Bevan, Spa Director, The Joule
Autumn Johnson, Operations Support Manager, Delta Lodging Group
Beatriz Lista, Area General Manager, Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlotte Ballantyne & the Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte/Ballantyne
Cooper Meredith, Technology Business Analyst/Project Manager, Red Roof
Edwin Rosario, Food & Beverage Manager, Hilton Palm Beach Airport
Elizabeth Mount Martin, Corporate Director of Sales, Dellisart
Emily Hsieh, Dual General Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott Sunnyvale Silicon Valley II & Residence Inn by Marriott Palo Alto Mountain View
Jacob Stein, Director of Acquisitions, Life House
Jake Muller, Data Manager, Revenue Strategy, Aimbridge Hospitality
Josh Delvalle, General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa East
Marion Brayboy, Front Office Manager, Greenville Marriott
Marquette Murdock, Operations Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Houston North/Shenandoah
Matthew Greenberg, Assistant General Manager, The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Taylor Dudding, Director of Sales, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg

The 2022 Thirty Under 30 winners and honorable mentions are featured in the October print issue of Hotel Management. Visit www.hotelmanagement.net to learn more.

Hotel Management’s 2022 “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
esimon@questex.com

Michelle MacLeod
Marketing Manager
617-219-8346
mmacleod@questex.com

Questex Announces the 2022 Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards Winners

Health Union Social Health Awards Announced; Digital Pharma East Virtual Conference Takes Place October 25-28, 2022

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Last night at an awards gala, Questex announced the winners of the 2022 Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards, an annual awards program presented by Fierce Pharma, honoring leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pharma marketing and advertising community. The program was held in conjunction with the Digital Pharma East Conference.

The competition showcased the pharma companies and their agencies that have produced thought-provoking, innovative, and compelling campaigns that are making a difference and meeting the global health challenges of today and tomorrow. Trophies were presented to winners in 12 categories. All of the winners found new ways to communicate and produce innovative campaigns. Winners were chosen by a panel of expert and independent judges.

“The winners have proven that they have risen to the challenge in developing and implementing inspiring work for their audiences. We hope that our awards program gives marketers the incentive to stretch their imagination for even greater achievements in the coming year. Congratulations to the winners on their awards,” said Rebecca Willumson, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Fierce Pharma, Fierce Biotech and Fierce Healthcare. 

The 2022 Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards winners:
Digital Campaign Non-Social Media
Sponsored by DeepIntent
Klick Health & Biohaven; Nurtec ODT  Nurtec ODT x Condé Nast (SELF) ‘My Way to Well’

Innovation Challenge
Grey & Genentech  Screen Your Lungs – If That Was You Then

Medical Conference or Event Marketing
Klick Health & Biohaven; Nurtec ODT – Nurtec ODT’s & Condé Nast (Glamour) Women of the Year Program

Multicultural Campaign
Wunderman Thompson Health: Health4Equity – We Love You to Health

New Brand Launch
Sponsored by PulsePoint
Real Chemistry & Janssen Pharmaceuticals – Engineered for a Challenging Landscape: RYBREVANT Takes on the Toughest EGFR+ Lung Cancers

Online Video or Film
AstraZeneca & 21GRAMS – The Big Sneeze

Pharma TV
Grey & Genentech, Inc. – Screen Your Lungs: If That Was You Then

Print for Consumer
Aviva Pharmacy – Act For Love- HIV Prevention

Professional Marketing
Area 23, An IPG Health Company & Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – The Unwearable Collection

Public Relations Campaign
Omnipod and Porter Novelli – Promoting Diversity and Inclusion for People with Diabetes: Animal Crossing™: New Horizons

Social Media for Consumer
Sponsored by Snapchat
McCann Health Japan – 6 Minutes Together

Website for Consumer
Sanofi – MBC Unfiltered: Elevating Overlooked Stories in the Breast Cancer Community

In addition, Fierce Pharma partnered with Health Union on the Health Union Social Health Awards. The Health Union Social Health Awards winners include:  

Rookie of the Year: Jill KingCreative Contributor: Achy Smile – Erica CarrascoCaregiving Champion: Elle ColeCommunity Cultivator: Natalie HaydenBest Team: Fibromyalgia Care Society of AmericaHealthcare Collaborator: Ella BalasaAdvocacy Trailblazer: Melissa TalwarLifetime Achievement: Krystal Kent

The awards event was sponsored by Health Union, SXM Media, DeepIntent, PulsePoint and Snap Inc. 

Fierce Pharma will present a virtual Digital Pharma East event for the pharma marketing and advertising community October 25-28, 2022. Experience Digital Pharma East virtually from your home, office or anywhere. View the agenda here. To register to attend, click here.

For Fierce Pharma Marketing sponsorship opportunities contact: 

Andy Walker Dor Peled Shauna Greig awalker@questex.comdpeled@questex.com sgreig@questex.com 

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
Linda Lam
Director of Marketing, Life Sciences & Healthcare
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Questex’s Annual Hotel Conference Exceeded 2019 Event Revenue by 30%, Investors Represented $10.4bn in UK Hotel Assets Under Management

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Annual Hotel Conference, the UK’s leading conference for the hospitality industry to learn, network and share their visions for the future and strategies for success, took place October 3-4 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. The event brought together more than 1,000 UK hospitality investment professionals – from hotel brands, operators and owners, to investors, asset managers, destination management agencies and local government representatives. The 2022 event was larger than the 2019 event in revenue by over 30% and was attended by 23% more investors and 35% new delegates. Annual Hotel Conference sponsors included the world’s largest and leading hotel companies, such as Marriott, Choice Hotels, Hilton, IHG, Wyndham and Radisson, who collectively brand 1,159 hotels or the equivalent of 182,384 rooms in the UK.

Alexi Khajavi, Group President, Questex said, “To achieve revenue growth of 30% in 2022 over our prior year record in 2019 is simply phenomenal. However, our benchmarks have always been about the quality of attendees and sponsors and Annual Hotel Conference delivered the UK hospitality sector’s best and brightest in 2022 with a bevy of deals being negotiated and closed over the two days in Manchester.”

Rustom Vickers, Head of Development, Choice Hotels EMEA said, “The conference surpassed our expectations, not only on making new & very relevant connections, but also on generating new & tangible leads for projects that suited well our refreshed brands & value proposition.”

Neil Kirk, Chief Operating Officer, L+R Hotels said, “L+R Hotels remains committed to the UK hotel sector in these turbulent times. Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester provides one of the best opportunities to meet other investors, partners and other industry colleagues to discuss current investment themes, share information and generally get a sense of the market.”

Annual Hotel Conference delegates found the event productive. Tina Yu, Principal, KSL Capital Partners said, “The impact Annual Hotel Conference delivers is to bring this mix of people who perhaps never would gather together to learn from each other.” Deirdre Wells, CEO, Visit Kent echoed that sentiment, “Anybody who is anybody is here and there is buzz around creating great business.”

The appeal and relevance of Annual Hotel Conference for the UK hospitality investment community is clear. The number of delegates and sponsors, new and existing, that commit valuable resource to this event. Regardless of market conditions, the industry clearly sees material value in coming together, to navigate challenging times or to unlock and capitalize on opportunities. As the market continues to professionalize, stakeholder alignment and education is key, and Annual Hotel Conference provides a unique, curated experience which facilitates both. At the heart of the hospitality industry is its people, and the hotel investment community therefore see the true value in human interaction which is reflected in the demand for Annual Hotel Conference.
  
To learn more about Annual Hotel Conference, visit https://www.theahc.co.uk.        

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 
Kate Spellman 
Chief Marketing Officer 
Questex 
kspellman@questex.com 
212 895 8488 

Leah Braithwaite
Marketing Director
Annual Hotel Conference
lbraithwaite@questex.com        

Questex’s International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) Florida Successfully Delivered the Spa & Wellness Industry Unparalleled Education and Networking

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The most influential gathering of spa and wellness professionals in the Southeast, International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) Florida, returned to the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach October 9-10, 2022, to bring the industry together to source the latest products, learn about new technologies and develop relationships with companies that move the industry. The event drew 3,500 spa and wellness professionals to the event. IECSC Florida is produced by Questex.

Elizabeth Fantetti, Event and Partnership Director, IECSC Florida and Allan Share, President of the Spa Industry Association opened IECSC Florida with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Fantetti said, “We were thrilled to bring our community of spa and wellness professionals together in Florida for learning, discovery and interaction at IECSC Florida. Despite the devastating effects to those affected by Hurricane Ian, we are committed to supporting the Florida spa and wellness community, and we were very pleased with the turnout of industry professionals. Many of our education sessions were sold out in advance of the show and the expo floor was buzzing with professionals engaging with hundreds of brands with new and innovative solutions.”

Attendees had the opportunity to explore, discover and buy products at professionals-only prices as they met face-to-face with spa, wellness, and salon suppliers, and found new solutions that can change the scope of their business and career. New to the show floor was “The Studio,” an elevated staging area where exhibitors provided live demonstrations, and left time for attendee Q and A.

IECSC Florida featured more than 200 exhibitors such as Dermalogica, Hydrafacial, Repechage, Eminence Organic, Procell Therapies, Celluma, Farmhouse Fresh, Silhouet-Tone, Geneo by Lumenis, Merry Laz Aesthetics USA and Premium Wholesale Cosmetics. View the complete list of exhibitors here.

With over 40% more classes than in previous years, IECSC Florida offered a strong education program, curated to include relevant information, presented by the industry’s most prominent speakers, including Noreen Young, Savanna Boda, Elie Ferneini MD, DMD, Sherrie Tennessee, Felicia Brown, and Ryan Christopher to name a few. They presented 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 included:

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 TouchThe Future of Retail: 10 Trends That Are Here to Stay35+ free product focused classesSuccessful Service Professional track for massage therapists and estheticiansNail education classesComplimentary Happy Hour, sponsored by official IECSC social media correspondents Lipgloss & Aftershave

The event offered multiple opportunities to increase accreditation including four classes offering NCBTMB credits, one CNE unit class for Florida and Georgia residents and a free 10-hour CE course.

Additionally, IECSC Florida and its parent company, Questex, are committed to supporting the Florida spa and wellness community in need and made a donation to the Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) Disaster Relief Fund, which helps industry professionals rebuild their lives following the devastation of natural disaster. To make a donation to the PBA Disaster Relief Fund, click here. If you are a spa or wellness professional and have been impacted by Hurricane Ian and need assistance, apply to the fund here.

Upcoming Events
Additional networking and educational opportunities for spa and wellness professionals will take place in 2023:

New York, March 5-7, 2023 at the Javits Convention Center in New York CityLas Vegas, June 24-26, 2023 at the Las Vegas Convention CenterFlorida, October 15-16, 2023 at the Palm Beach Convention Center

Visit iecsc.com for more information.

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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 presented by American 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 iecsc.com.

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
Jennifer Rosen
Group Marketing Director
Questex Wellness & Travel Group
E: jrosen@questex.com

Questex’s Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit to be Held in Scottsdale, Ariz. June 20-22, 2023

Luxury Travel’s Much Lauded Event Celebrates 10th Anniversary

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit will be held June 20-22, 2023, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz. The invitation-only event, organized by Questex, brings together pre-qualified, leading luxury travel agency owners and managers to meet one-on-one with the top luxury travel suppliers.

ULTRA Summit, now in its 10th year, is the premier, one-to-one event in the luxury travel space and is known for its exceptional programming curated to arm attendees with the data and information they need to make strategic business decisions that will ultimately impact their bottom line. The event begins with a welcome reception, followed by two days of one-to-one meetings and insightful presentations.

“As we celebrate our 10th year of the ULTRA Summit, I look forward to meeting with advisors and suppliers to collaborate on concepts for the future of luxury travel,” said Ruthanne Terrero, Vice President/Head of Content, Questex Travel and Wellness Group. “Additionally, our team is excited to celebrate a decade of bringing the industry together through the Summit and sharing insights through this incredible community of advisors and suppliers.”

For those interested in becoming a supplier at the Ultra Summit in 2023, please contact the Questex Travel Group Sales team. For those interested in applying to become a hosted advisor, please contact Andrea Hutchinson, Industry Relations Director.

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About Luxury Travel Advisor
Luxury Travel Advisor was founded in 2005, as the only publication created for the very important luxury segment. The print publication goes to 15,000 hand-selected travel advisors who belong to Virtuoso, Signature, American Express, Ensemble and Internova, as well as those hard-to-reach independent luxury travel advisors across the United States. The readers of Luxury Travel Advisor sell to the most affluent consumers across the world and the ULTRA Summit is the intimate, in-person event where those advisors collaborate with top suppliers on how to navigate a successful business plan for the future. The Dossier newsletter publishes news from LuxuryTravelAdvisor.com twice a week and reaches a broad audience of luxury travel professionals worldwide.

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
Stuti Srivastava
Marketing Manager
Questex Travel Group
ssrivastava@questex.com