Questex’s Digital Pharma East 2022 Delivers Largest Attendance in the Conference’s History, Brought Over 1,200 Marketing, Brand and Digital Leaders from Pharma, Biotech, Healthcare Companies and Marketing Agencies Together in Philadelphia

Following Successful 2022 Event, 2023 Sponsors Include PatientPoint, IQVIA, AdTheorent, Doceree, DeepIntent, GoodRx, Doximity, PulsePoint and Real Chemistry

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Digital Pharma East, the premier marketing event for life sciences, presented by Fierce Pharma, recorded its largest attendance in the conference’s 15-year history. The event hosted more than 1,200 marketing, brand and digital leaders from pharma, biotech, healthcare companies and marketing agencies and exceeded 2019 attendees by 30%. The event took place October 18-20, 2022 at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia and virtually October 25-28, 2022.

“We were delighted to connect the pharma marketing community and bring together the best and the brightest minds to share, discover and celebrate the innovation and best practices happening in the world of pharma marketing,” said Jennifer Woods, Vice President, Fierce Life Sciences Events. “We are also extraordinarily proud that this event broke our 2019 attendance record to deliver the largest audience in the conference’s history.”

Woods added, “Following the success of the 2022 event, many of our event partners have already signed on for our 2023 event. We are excited to bring the industry together next Fall.”

Across three days, Digital Pharma East provided a cross section of strategies and best practices broadly used by marketing and commercial teams at big pharma companies and agencies. Industry experts discussed new ideas, innovations, and emerging trends and learn what it means to be fierce in pharma marketing.

Digital Pharma East Highlights:

High-level, cutting-edge content from over 100 speakers for more than 60 sessions addressed the biggest challenges facing pharma marketers in today’s healthcare landscapeChaunté Lowe, four time Olympian and breast cancer survivor presented the keynote “The Journey Forward” to help others find strength and lead with serviceRay Gomez, Vice President, Worldwide Omni-Channel Capabilities, Bristol-Myers Squibb presented a Fireside Chat to discuss demystifying omni-channel engagementKatherine Atkinson, Chief Commercial Officer at Evofem Biosciences presented Be Fierce and “Get Phexxi”: How Evofem’s Phexxi Campaign Disrupted Traditional Pharma MarketingElena Livshina, US Head of Cardiovascular Portfolio, Commercial, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. discussed the “Hear Your Heart™ Campaign” during her Fireside ChatInsights from industry leaders from event partners including AstraZeneca, Bayer, Biohaven, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GSK, Janssen, Merck, Otsuka, Pfizer, Sanofi, Takeda and UCB Networking opportunities such as one-on-one matchmaking, breakfasts, coffee talk breaks, cocktail receptions, strolling lunches and coffee talk, a Pandora sound lounge and a headshot lounge brought the pharma marketing community together

Digital Pharma East attendees thought the conference was productive and said:

“Just wonderful to have these conversations around Innovation and what we can all do to make Health Care better” “We’re excited to be here to get the opportunity to engage with like-minded folks that are trying to be digital disruptors in the industry”“This is a big networking opportunity and learning a lot about new capabilities across organizations”

The 2022 Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards, an annual awards program presented by Fierce Pharma, took place in conjunction with event. The competition highlighted 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. In addition, Fierce Pharma partnered with Health Union on the Health Union Social Health Awards. Awards winners were announced at a gala dinner at the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts. View the winners here. The awards event was sponsored by Health Union, SXM Media, DeepIntent, PulsePoint and Snap Inc. 

Through a partnership with Sproutl, Digital Pharma East donated a Purrble Companion to the St. Christopher Hospital for Children in Philadelphia for every paid registration during the month of August. Purrble Companion aids children find calm in moments of stress and other challenging emotions. Additionally, all attendees participating in the Passport program played a part for a charitable cause. All of the prizes were centered around charitable donations, including support for the families impacted by Hurricane Ian.

Digital Pharma East was developed in conjunction with its Advisory Board.

Digital Pharma East 2023 takes place September 12-14, 2023 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The following companies are sponsoring the event: PatientPoint, IQVIA, AdTheorent, Doceree, DeepIntent, GoodRx, Doximity, PulsePoint and Real Chemistry.

For sponsorship opportunities contact:Andy WalkerDor PeledShauna Greigawalker@questex.comdpeled@questex.comsgreig@questex.com 

Stay connected with Digital Pharma East on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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
Digital Pharma East
llam@questex.com 

Questex’s Hotel Management Announces the 2022 List of “General Managers to Watch”

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Hotel Management today announces the annual “GMs to Watch” list, which showcases strong, passionate leaders in the hospitality industry. 

Each year, Hotel Management opens up its call for nominations to the greater industry in order to capture true talent that deserves widespread recognition for their dedication to the field.

This year, more than 900 nominations were received, and 48 professionals were chosen by Hotel Management’s senior editorial staff for their dedication and outstanding achievements. They are:

1.  Florence Alloing, Group General Manager, Georgian House Hotel, Pimlico & Victorian House Hotel, Grasmere
2.  Aaron Bajorek, General Manager, The Jacquard, An Autograph Collection Hotel
3.  Ross Bartlett, Regional General Manager, Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.  Cody Bertone, General Manager, Virgin Hotels New Orleans
5.  Norina Cadili, General Manager, JW Marriott Grand Rapids
6.  Brian Courtney, General Manager, GreenTree Inn Flagstaff
7.  Renato De Oliveira, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
8.  Jason Delcamp, General Manager, Hotel Operations, The Junto
9.  Jeremy Dougherty, General Manager, Bar Harbor Inn & Spa
10.  Nicole Ebersole, General Manager, Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh Cary I-40
11.  Rhodora Escobar, General Manager, Staypineapple, An Elegant Hotel, Union Square San Francisco
12.  Shannon Foster, General Manager & Area Vice President HRIL, Holston House Nashville – The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
13.  Rick Garcia, General Manager, The Monsaraz San Diego, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
14.  Geoff Gaumer, Area General Manager, Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel
15.  Kasey Hanson, General Manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Boulder Longmont
16.  Kiesha Henry, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
17.  Sean Howe, General Manager, The Westin Waltham Boston
18.  Derek Hunt, General Manager, Kennebunkport Resort Collection: Kennebunkport Inn, Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club, Boathouse Waterfront Hotel + Restaurant, The Grand Hotel
19.  Eric Jenkins, General Manager, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
20.  Noel Johnson, General Manager/Property Sales Lead, Aiden by Best Western @ Scottsdale North
21.  Phil Klaus, General Manager, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
22.  Michael Klein, General Manager, The Eliza Jane – The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
23.  Kayla Kuehne, General Manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Grand Mound Centralia
24.  Jessica LaRosa, General Manager, Esmé Miami Beach Hotel
25.  Roman Lee-Lo, Hotel Manager, The Rees Hotel Queenstown
26.  Dana Livings, General Manager, GreenTree Extended Stay Eagle / Vail Valley
27.  Ally Martin, General Manager, Hyatt House Orlando Airport
28.  Ian McClendon, General Manager, The Edgewater Hotel
29.  David Melugin, Area General Manager, Hilton Springfield
30.  John Mesaros, Dual General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Fort Myers at I-75 and Gulf Coast Town Center & SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fort Myers Airport
31. Lorrie Miller, General Manager, Dunes Manor Hotel
32. Shannon Moore, General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown
33. Zaw Oo, Complex General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Convention Center
34. Rodolfo Ortega, General Manager, Tru by Hilton Atlanta Galleria Ballpark
35. Steve Otto, General Manager, Staybridge Suites Rochester – Commerce Drive NW
36. Ryan Parker, General Manager, The Shay
37. Nick Pearson, General Manager, Jupiter Hotel Portland
38. Chris Raines, General Manager, AC Hotel by Marriott Bethesda Downtown
39. Lizzie Raudenbush, General Manager, The Curtis, a DoubleTree by Hilton
40. Josh Rigsby, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg-University Area
41. Maggie Rosa, General Manager, Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
42. Jeremy Sadler, General Manager, 106 Jefferson Huntsville, Curio Collection by Hilton
43. Joseph Stewart, General Manager, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Columbia Southeast/Fort Jackson
44. Nils Sven Rothbart, General Manager, Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA
45. Fred Thompson, General Manager, Hampton Inn Rehoboth Beach
46. Jacqueline Volkart, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour
47. Shawnice Walker, General Manager, Staybridge Suites Houston – NASA/Clear Lake
48. John Wells, General Manager, Hilton Chicago

“The nominations for Hotel Management’s 2022 GMs to Watch class were especially inspiring—we selected 48 members, the largest group ever,” said Elaine Simon, Senior Managing Editor with Questex Hospitality and Hotel Management. “The ongoing recovery has presented general managers with a continuing array of challenges, and these winners are creating a foundation for success for their properties and employees. In terms of guests, they are meeting new expectations with aplomb. Congratulations to HM’s 2022 GMs to Watch—we can’t wait to see what you do next.”

The 2022 “GMs to Watch” winners are featured in the November/December 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 Live Design International (LDI) Proves That the Future of Live Events Is Bright

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Live Design International 2022 (LDI), the preeminent event for the live events industry, brought together the entire entertainment, design, and technology community with manufacturers and distributors of ultramodern gear, and professional training from world-renowned industry leaders. This year’s show was a triumph on all fronts, proving that the future of live events is bright, with over 10,000 registrants, 43% of training courses in the LDInstitute sold out, and hundreds of demos of groundbreaking innovative technology that did not disappoint.

LDI Highlights Include:

Comprehensive and hands-on professional training with 156 industry leaders covering lasers, lighting, projection-mapping, lighting consoles, electrical, rigging, audio, production techniques, software, and media servers.A dynamic XLIVExLDI experience with 24 innovators and visionaries covering the metaverse, Web3 technology, immersive entertainment, gaming engines, XR, VR, MR, AR, and brand experiences.Speakers from Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Dark Room Creative, XR Studios, MA Lighting, MODE Studios, PRG, ETC, Meyer Sound, Vectorworks, Dragone, ACT Entertainment, American Song Contest, Sovereign Candle Collective, and more.Keynote speaker Mark Stutzman, CTO, AREA15 delivered the opening keynote, “The Blending of Technology and Digital with Immersive Entertainment.”A celebration of the fourth annual Pat MacKay Diversity in Design Scholarships, Paky Award, Sustainability Award, and 30th annual LDI Booth & Best Debuting Product Awards. See the full list of winners here.Insider Tours: LDI took attendees on guided, behind-the-scenes tours of AREA15, Meow Wolf, Perception Digital Art Museum, and the hottest Las Vegas Clubs including Tao and Tao Beach, Marquee, Jewel, Hakkasan, and Omnia.The Expo Hall highlighted over 200 exhibitors showing new technologies, including live entertainment from SkyFire Arts.The International Laser Display Association (ILDA) provided an opportunity for attendees to become certified laser safety officers and laser display operators. Additional courses curated by LDI carry renewal credits for those certified by the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) as entertainment electricians, portable power distribution technicians, entertainment riggers, and arena riggers.Foster The Future Program had an exciting second year with 159 students and young professionals between the ages of 18-25 participating. The Foster the Future program includes the Pat MacKay Diversity in Design Scholarships, LDI Production Assistants Program, and the Young Career Professionals Program.In-Person Networking happened around the Circle Bar, at booth parties, the standing-room-only New Technology Breakfasts, the Alegria La Fiesta Latina cocktail reception sponsored by AVI Latinoamérica, Foster the Future Roundtable, LDInnovation League Luncheon, Crew Up & Connect Industry Party, and LDI After Dark, all allowing attendees to catch up with colleagues and make new contacts.The show was co-located with Digital Signage Experience (DSE), the only dedicated trade show and conference for the digital signage industry, bringing together the entire ecosystem, including professionals from advertising, brand marketing, experience design, entertainment, hospitality, and retail, as well as IT systems integrators, manufacturers, and more.

“LDI 2022 was truly a rewarding event, from the buzz in the expo hall to a very robust professional training program covering all aspects of the entertainment design and technology industry, from basics to futuristic technology, embracing virtual worlds and the emerging possibilities of the metaverse,” said Ellen Lampert-Gréaux, LDI Creative Director.  

Here’s what attendees and exhibitors had to say about LDI 2022:

“We had a fantastic show! Our team was excited to be back at the show after a three-year hiatus. We expected a lot of contact and interest from customers leading up to the show, so the crowded booth didn’t surprise us in the least. It was great to see so many faces again, both our faithful partners and customers but also the many new faces and contacts we made. The attention on our new products was great and based on the quality leads generated it gives us a lot of opportunities to continue our growth,” said Eric Loader, Director of Sales & Marketing, Elation.

“I enjoyed DSE and LDI this week. This year my impression is the exhibitor-to-exhibitor networking between the shows was amazing and it will be hard to evaluate because most shows look at attendee-to-exhibitor actions. On a side note, your on-site staff were efficient and professional with an almost flawless registration process. Thank you and I am looking forward to your next event,” said Wayne Rorex, Associate Producer, Renegade Talk Radio.

“LDI gives you the opportunity to break into the industry while you’re still young and trying to start up your career,” said Cameron Banks, Student, University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

LDI will take place Sunday through Tuesday, December 3-5, 2023, at the West Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, with the conference starting November 30. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Kelly Tuner, Director of Sales, at kturner@questex.com.

About Live Design International (LDI)
Established in 1988, Live Design International (LDI) is built on a 30-plus year history as the essential trade show and conference for global live design professionals. Attendees come to LDI to see the latest gear and entertainment technology in action, covering audio, lighting, projection, video, staging, special effects, and XR. It is also a great opportunity to refresh their knowledge and professional training as well as network and be inspired by colleagues and the manufacturers and distributors at the vanguard of entertainment technology. For more information, visit http://www.ldishow.com/. LDI will take place November 30 – December 5, 2023, at the West Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

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.

LDI Media Contact
Sarah Joy Lagunzad
Sr. Marketing Manager
sjlagunzad@questex.com

Questex’s Digital Signage Experience Brought Together the Digital Signage Ecosystem to Network, Discover Technologies, and Explore the Future

NEW YORK, Dec. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Digital Signage Experience 2022 (DSE), the preeminent event and digital platform for the digital signage industry, brought together the entire ecosystem from advertising, brand marketing, experience design, entertainment, hospitality, and retail, as well as IT systems integrators, manufacturers and more. The show reflected a strong sign of the need for the industry to come together at a dedicated event with 3,500 registrants from 61 countries as well as hundreds of additional attendees from the Live Design International (LDI) show that was held concurrently across the hall.

DSE highlights included:

A dynamic educational experience with 90+ industry leaders covering 8 tracks including retail, entertainment, public spaces, restaurants, content, strategy, technology, and digital out-of-home (DOOH).Speakers from Google, Sony, Moment Factory, Porsche, SoFi Stadium, T-Mobile, Lamar, Taco Bell, Yahoo, City of West Hollywood, Intel, Samsung and HMS Host.Keynote speaker Refik Anadol joined live from New York via HoloPresence technology by ARHT Media to deliver the opening keynote, “Space in the Mind of a Machine.”The celebration of the 2022 DIZZIE Awards. See the full list of winners here.Digital Signage Installation Tours which took attendees on a guided, behind-the-scenes look at iconic digital signage installations in Las Vegas, including the Fremont Street Experience (LED canopy), Circa Resort (world’s largest sportsbook), The LINQ Hotel + Experience (Refik Anadol installation) and Resorts World (LED façade and giant sphere).The Expo Hall showcased nearly 100 exhibitors, demonstrating new technologies. The Digital Signage Federation also provided guided tours for attendees around the Expo Floor.The Digital Signage Experts Group course provided an opportunity for attendees to become certified.Networking in-person including numerous gatherings such as the Sixteen:Nine Industry Mixer, XUSC Digital Brew Festival, Lunch Roundtable Discussions, Opening Night Networking Party, DSE Awards Reception, Women of Digital Signage Luncheon, Peerless AV’s Cocktail and Canapes event, Solomon Partners Cocktail Party and more, all allowing attendees to catch up with colleagues and make new connections.The show was co-located with LDI and XLIVE, where industry leaders, change makers and planners in entertainment, destinations, and event technology convene to reimagine extraordinary experiences, share expertise, and innovate new technologies around live events and entertainment.

David Drain, Director, Event Programs, DSE said, “It was an exhilarating three days, where the industry came together to connect, discover new technologies, and learn from each other. From the tours to the education to the exhibits to the awards and networking opportunities, we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome and we look forward to an even bigger and better show next year.”

Here’s what attendees and exhibitors had to say about DSE 2022:

“As a first-time attendee, this was a chance to connect with other professionals in the industry. I met so many great people and was impressed with the conference as a whole. The sponsors and exhibitors along with the sessions were very educational. The site tour was my personal favorite experience outside of networking with everyone,” said Robert Kephart, Digital Operations Manager at Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.

“As the presenting sponsor of DSE we were so fortunate that the show’s evolution aligned so naturally with Sony’s transformation in the display space. This was my first time attending the event and I was immediately struck by the sense of community. Everyone joining and exhibiting was working collaboratively towards the same goal – to drive digital signage innovation, growth, knowledge and compatibility. The show’s intensive focus allowed us to meet with very targeted and interested prospective customers and afforded us the opportunity to not only showcase our close industry partnerships but to gain exposure to new companies who can add power and value to our display lineup, ultimately benefitting our users. Seeing first-hand how digital signage empowers our clients and serves as a pivotal resource for communication around the world reinforced why this industry is so significant and special,” said John Garmendi, Head of Business Development, B2B Consultants & Sales Engineers, Sony.

“#DSE2022 was the best I have attended over the years–anyone who decided not to attend or exhibit will surely regret missing it,” added Amahl Hazelton, Strategy & Development, Moment Factory.  

“As a digital signage software company, DSE is the marquee show every year that focuses purely on our industry. So, if we’re looking to talk to end-users, customers, and partners about digital signage specifically, this is the place. This is really the only one that is purely focused on digital signage, so it’s a no-brainer for us to be here. It’s nice to get out and meet the people that we talk to and do business with on a day-to-day basis. I couldn’t be happier to be out here on the show floor in person at a great show like this. It really makes all the difference,” said Jordan Feil, Director of Marketing, Navori Labs.

“Something tells me 2023 is going to be a huge year… especially after my trip this past week to the Digital Signage Experience Conference in Las Vegas. Jared Jones and I got the chance to visit our long-term partners, discuss new innovations, get a sneak peek at roadmap features, and explore some amazing prototypes coming out in 2023. I was reminded again just how amazing it is to have face-to-face conversations with people who are passionate at exploring every aspect of digital signage technology, from concept to design to experience,” said Alisa Semyekhina, Director of Digital Creative Agency and Marketing, DBSI.

“I am quite grateful that I was able to attend. It was a tremendous benefit to have access to not just one, but two incredible expos – DSE and LDI. Events like these are incredibly important for professional development as a young AV professional! New contacts, knowledge, and industry camaraderie go a long way. The panels this year were informative and engaging. I left DSE with some ideas to implement in my own processes,” added Xzavia Killikelly, Audio Visual Design Consultant, Conference Technologies, Inc.

For additional information on Digital Signage Experience, visit: https://www.digitalsignageexperience.com.

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.

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

MPI announces strategic alliance with Questex Travel Group

DALLAS and NEW YORK, Dec. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest meetings and events industry association, announces a strategic partnership with Questex Travel Group, with a strong portfolio in the travel industry including organizer of the Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (GMITE), Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE), and publisher of Meeting Spotlight.

The partnership will allow the organizations to work together to share knowledge, deliver market insights through year-round engagement and help members of the meeting community build their businesses. The Questex Travel Group has been a longtime partner of MPI, having brought quality education to attendees at its events for many years.

The collaboration includes initiatives for planners and suppliers that will give them new tools for business growth via multiple touchpoints including online and in-person thought leadership programs.

“The Questex Travel Group has had a long and successful partnership with MPI,” said Alexi Khajavi, President, Questex Travel, Hospitality & Wellness Group. “This new strategic partnership highlights our commitment to co-creating initiatives that will support and develop programs that support the sector. The Questex Travel Group looks forward to seeing the program come to fruition.”

“MPI strives to continuously offer the best possible resources available for our community to grow personally and professionally,” said Drew Holmgreen, MPI Chief Brand Officer. “For some time now, we’ve enjoyed a great partnership with Questex Travel Group to help provide those resources. We are thrilled to expand our alliance to include shared content and education, webinars, newsletters and The Meeting Professional magazine distribution, live event collaboration and much more, in an effort to further build programs that benefit the entire business events industry.”

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. questex.com
  
About MPI:
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of more than 90,000 meeting and event professionals including 12,000 engaged members. It has 70 chapters and clubs with members in 75 countries. “When we meet, we change the world.” mpi.org

Media Contacts
Peggy Foley
Meeting Professionals International
pfoley@mpi.org 

Jennifer Rosen
Questex Travel Group
jrosen@questex.com        

 

One Fair Wage, Sorel Liqueur and Archer Roose to Deliver Inspiring Keynotes at Questex’s Vibe Conference

Conference Takes Place in February in California

NEW YORK, Dec. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Vibe Conference, the premiere on-premise beverage conference for beverage executives, today announces founders of One Fair Wage, Sorel Liqueur and Archer Roose will deliver inspiring keynote presentations. The annual conference, which features informative, high-level content, product tastings, and networking opportunities, takes place February 27-March 1, 2023 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA.

Tim McLucas, Vice President & Market Leader, Bar & Restaurant Group said, “Continued labor challenges, inflationary pressures, and changes in consumer behavior are having a dramatic impact on the beverage industry. Continued success will require developing and maintaining strong industry relationships, keeping up with the latest trends, and understanding how to utilize this data in strategic decision-making. Vibe Conference is committed to helping the industry meet these challenges and our keynote presenters will deliver timely and actionable information that helps beverage executives.”

Vibe Conference keynote presentations:
Driving Industry Change: Following the extraordinary upheaval of the pandemic, there is no more “business as usual” in the foodservice and hospitality industries. While massive numbers of veteran workers departed, multiple generations of employees entered (or re-entered) hospitality roles, each looking for more than just a job. Younger workers particularly require meaningful employment, equity, flexibility, and accountability from their companies, but everyone wants a competitive and livable wage. Saru Jayaraman, founder and president of One Fair Wage and Director, Food Labor Research Center, UC Berkeley, will share her efforts, experience, and the promising results of improving wages for restaurant team members.

The Truer Vision: Jackie Summers, the first Black licensed distiller in America and the founder of Sorel Liqueur, has devoted years to advocating for differently abled, disadvantaged, and marginalized people. Dr. Hoby Wedler, blind from birth, earned his PhD in organic chemistry and is a sensory expert, entrepreneur, and educator. Summers and Wedler have professionally partnered to create a unified front to combat systemic barriers of all kinds. Wedler has brought his gifts in chemistry and sensory literacy to improve the quality of Sorel—a complex blend of botanicals and now, the most awarded liqueur of 2022— while scaling production. This presentation will discuss how a common desire to make the world more accessible is also building a better brand.

Drinking Our Way to a Cleaner Planet: Marian Leitner, Founder and CEO, and Elizabeth Banks, well-known and highly regarded actor, director, producer, and Chief Creative Officer of leading canned wine company, Archer Roose, will discuss the importance of sustainability within the wine category as well as the company’s own efforts to “drink their way to a cleaner planet” one canned wine at a time. Leitner and Banks will discuss the importance of thoughtful alternative packaging due to global warming; on-premise challenges such as staffing, margin protectors/enhancers, fast to service, and 1:1 inventory management; and how Archer Roose’s efforts around sustainability work to align with their wider mission to create a better future for our planet while democratizing the wine industry.

To learn more about the keynotes, click here
  
For operators interested in attending the Vibe Conference, complete the online qualification form here

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Donna Bruns at donna@vibeconference.com, Charlie Forman at cforman@questex.com or Fadi Alsayegh at falsayegh@questex.com.

Follow Vibe Conference on Facebook and LinkedIn.

To learn more about Vibe Conference visit: https://www.vibeconference.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 2023 conference will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina February 27-March 1, 2023.

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
mosborne@questex.com
617.219.8305

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