ASID Platform: A Retreat for Design Visionaries

British Columbia
Sep 17, 2017 — Sep 19, 2017

Platform: A Retreat for Design Visionaries, taking place September 17-19 in Victoria, British Columbia, will spark curiosity and challenge business perspectives. Platform offers a unique arena for relationship building—it is a place to interact with other design leaders from across North America so that the whole industry moves forward together. A highly curated roster of speakers will bring fresh perspectives in interactive ways.

Platform is intended for design principals, partners and owners—those in decision making and influential positions within their companies or organizations.


Name Location Date
GlobalShop 2018 Chicago Mar 27, 2018 - Mar 29, 2018
For 25+ years, GlobalShop has served as the nation’s largest retail design industry trade show. GlobalShop is the only annual event that combines store design, visual merchandising, retail technology and shopper marketing leaders under one roof.Details
Boutique Design West Trade Fair Los Angeles Apr 4, 2018 - Apr 5, 2018
BDwest caters to hospitality design buyers/specifiers, offering inventive products for hospitality interiors, a heightened focus on education and an exhibit floor built for productivity. Returning April 4-5 to downtown L.A., Boutique Design West is the premier trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals based or working in the western U.S., Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Attendees enjoy a VIP sourcing experience in an elevated atmosphere, with a heightened emphasis on education and a degree of personalized service unparalleled in the hotel industry.Details
Dwell on Design 2018 Los Angeles Apr 5, 2018 - Apr 7, 2018
The world of design collides in Los Angeles at Dwell on Design, a four-day inspiring experience for design and architecture professionals and design enthusiasts. Dwell on Design aims to have participating brands that collectively represent what it means to be modern. Each year, Dwell on Design brings together top exhibiting brands and trade professionals who specify and purchase products for clients. Dwell on Design invites the community to the event to inspire home remodeling projects, provide access to resources for their interiors, and to connect with architects and designers for their projects. Details
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Annual President's Dinner New York Apr 9, 2018
An annual must-attend for New York’s most prominent interior designers and social influencers with cocktails and a seated dinner. Details
The New York Tabletop Show '18 New York Apr 10, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018
Explore new brands and products across 95+ showrooms featuring the best in Tableware, China, Crystal, Flatware, Glassware, Housewares and Giftware. Details
Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano Milan Apr 17, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018
The 57th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano is the most important international event in the world of design and furnishing. The Salone Internazionale del Mobile is held concurrently with the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, split into the following style categories: Classic: Tradition in the Future, which draws on the values of tradition, craftsmanship and skill in the art of making furniture and objects in the classic style; Design, products that speak of functionality, innovation and boast a great sense of style and xLux, the section devoted to timeless luxury re-read in a contemporary key. 2018 marks the return of the biennial events EuroCucina /FTK (Technology For the Kitchen) and the International Bathroom Exhibition. The exhibits at EuroCucina and FTK (Technology For the Kitchen) will determine the trends and spark inspiration: tomorrow’s kitchen will be an interconnected, multipurpose and professional place, yet one where emotions never fail to run high. Similarly, the International Bathroom Exhibition will showcase a wide range of extremely high-end goods, responding to the increasingly pressing demand for excellent performance with an eye to relaxation. Details
San Francisco Decorator Showcase San Francisco Apr 28, 2018 - May 28, 2018
The San Francisco Decorator Showcase is widely considered to be the West Coast’s premier design showhouse event.Details
Kips Bay Decorator Show House New York May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
This year’s highly anticipated Kips Bay Decorator Show House will take place at 110 East 76th Street in the heart of New York City’s Upper East Side beginning on May 1.Details
HD Expo Las Vegas May 2, 2018 - May 4, 2018
HD Expo is the industry’s leading hospitality conference and trade show. The expo offers an unmatched level of new products and services, inspiration, idea sharing and networking for hospitality professionals. HD Expo is dedicated to creating longstanding industry relationships between hoteliers, commercial designers, architects, developers, purchasing firms, and product suppliers.Details
Outdoor Sample Sale Chicago May 2, 2018 - May 5, 2018
Shop the latest in outdoor furniture and accessories in select casual furniture showrooms at the Outdoor Sample Sale Design Center, open to trade and consumer customers. Find select casual furniture showrooms at the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart for the latest in outdoor furniture and accessories to create the ultimate outdoor living space. Plus, work with many showrooms to place custom orders through the Designer-On-Call program. The sale will be open on Tuesday, May 1 for a designer preview, and Wednesday-Friday it will be open to the trade and public. Details
TEFAF New York Spring 2018 New York May 4, 2018 - May 8, 2018
The second edition of TEFAF New York Spring will feature 90 internationally acclaimed art galleries and dealers, including 24 new participants. TEFAF New York Spring is dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design, and follows the success of TEFAF New York Fall in October and TEFAF’s renowned Maastricht edition in March. New participants this year include Gagosian, Gladstone Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, Maison Gerard, Matthew Marks Gallery, and more. A selection of TEFAF New York Spring exhibitors will showcase jewelry, African and Oceanic art, and antiquities to reflect how the art historical canon has influenced some of the greatest modern and contemporary artists.Details
Coverings '18 Atlanta May 8, 2018 - May 11, 2018
The Global Tile & Stone Experience will be held May 8-11, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. Visitors will be exposure to the most innovative tile & stone products in the world, access to free accredited seminars, keynotes, and live demonstration sessions, and networking opportunities with thousands of trade attendees including distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors and installers, architectural and design professionals, builders and remodelers.Details
Lightfair Chicago May 8, 2018 - May 10, 2018
The transformative power of innovation and imagination converge in a global presentation of light and technology—brilliantly revealed at LIGHTFAIR International, where new discoveries, new connectivity, new knowledge and new solutions propel lighting design quickly into the future at the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. More than 500 of the world’s leading manufacturers will showcase their latest technologies and innovations in over 200,000 square feet of exhibit space at the 29th edition of LIGHTFAIR.Details
Coverings '18 Atlanta May 8, 2018 - May 11, 2018
Coverings is the largest global tile & stone exposition in North America, providing a stage for the most innovative products, tools, and machinery on the market.Details
House of DIFFA Dallas May 12, 2018
The 2018 House of DIFFA theme is Alterego, as part of the most decadent fashion spectacle of the year. This event will be May 12, 2018 at the Omni Downtown Dallas.Details
The 30th annual ICFF NYC, North America’s platform for global design, will map the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 20-23, 2018. For the four-day duration of the Fair, the Javits Center will be abuzz with more than 36,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers. ICFF annually lures those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs and a packed schedule of exhibits and features. With over 800 exhibitors and more than 36,000 industry peers, this remarkable blend of international companies creates an unparalleled opportunity to view a broad, yet highly focused selection of the world’s finest, most innovative and original avant-garde home and contract products side-by-side, under one roof. Showcasing an array of custom international furniture, unique materials, high end kitchen and bath designs, novel concepts in residential, commercial and hospitality space lighting, luxury stone and wood custom flooring, ICFF encompasses every facet of modern design for interior and exterior spaces. Details
Hospitality Match, the premier "speed meeting" event for buyers/specifiers and suppliers in hospitality design. Suppliers love Hospitality Match for its focus on design FF&E, caliber of buyer/specifier and smaller, more intimate venue. Designers, purchasing agents and specifiers flock to Match for the unique mix of vendors, fun atmosphere and opportunities to bond with—and learn from—top designers in the hospitality market.Details
The NYCxDESIGN Awards celebrates outstanding achievement across major areas of design—from architecture to interiors, from products to accessories, from craft to technology.Details
This May will see the ninth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) take place from May 22-24th 2018. As the annual focus for London’s leading design district, the festival programme has been created to reflect the unique nature of this vibrant London hub, home to a plethora of creative businesses, design consultancies, showrooms and architectural practices. Clerkenwell will again host hundreds of design-led fringe events, showroom presentations, workshops, talks and public-facing installations.Details
Join the Design Center for the first-ever Digital by Design day, featuring educational sessions on the latest digital trends and networking opportunities with design industry professionals. Details
BLLA's annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference brings together noteworthy players in the boutique & lifestyle sector share their insights as panelists and keynote speakers, opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals, creating a network for information and support. Through this event, you will be given the tools to maneuver the complex, but exciting world of boutique hotels.Details
Held every June at The Mart in Chicago since 1969, NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation—offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future. Details
In honor of NeoCon’s 50th edition, Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen shines a bright light on those who dared to enter the boys’ club of architecture and design, voicing their struggles and victories.Details
Three immersive days of what’s new and now in architecture and design, hosted in one of the most iconic cities in the world. At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities of every size all over the world.Details
IDLNY hosts their annual gala at the Intrepid in New York City on June 27, 2018.Details
2+ days of education, relationship-building, and uninterrupted private meetings between decision-makers and vendors focused on equipping, furnishing, and running lodging properties across the United States. BITAC® Purchasing & Design at Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda attracts executive level purchasing decision-makers, specifiers and project managers from top design, architectural and purchasing firms, prominent independent & branded hotels, gaming, resorts, cruise ships, large corporate brands, and the most aggressive management and development companies that you need to know. These executives are seeking products and services to furnish, design, construct, renovate as well as secure OS&E products to enhance the guest experience in the lodging industry. Leading hotel purchasing decision-makers seeking products and services to furnish, design, construct, renovate as well as secure OS&E products to enhance the guest experience in the lodging industry.Details
dmi: Design Management Institute hosts the Academic Design Management Conference: Next Wave at Ravensbourne in London, UK on August 1-2, 2018.Details
London Design Biennale is set to return for its second year September 4-23, 2018 at Somerset House. The Biennale is devoted to the theme, Emotional States. Entries from over 40 countries will explore how design affects every aspect of our lives – the way we live and how we live – and influences our very being, emotions and experiences.Details
London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. The Festival will return to venues and institutions across the city from September 15-28, 2018.Details
The Lodging Conference is one of the top hotel industry events in the world. Over the past 23 years, tens of thousands of high-powered hotel owners and executives from around the globe have participated. The Lodging Conference brings together the hotel industry's most influential owners, operators, presidents, CEOs and dealmakers to strategize about development, finance, franchising, management, construction, design, and operations. More than just a conference, the entire event is a THINK TANK where everybody in attendance has the opportunity to join in the conversation, discuss issues, and solve problems.Details
Discover the latest, most innovative products and trends from around the world at the Design Center’s four-day outdoor and casual living trade show, Casual Market Chicago.Details
Attend the Midwest’s largest residential design conference that features two days of educational events and presentations, showroom open houses, and product debuts. Design Chicago returns to downtown Chicago Tuesday and Wednesday, October 3 and 4, 2018 at the Merchandise Mart, featuring two days of events for kitchen, bath and home furnishings.Details
2+ days of education, relationship-building, and uninterrupted private meetings between decision-makers and vendors focused on equipping, furnishing, and running lodging properties across the U.S. and further…in a relaxed atmosphere. BITAC® Purchasing & Design attracts executive level purchasing decision-makers, specifiers and project managers from top design, architectural and purchasing firms, prominent independent & branded hotels, gaming, resorts, cruise ships, large corporate brands, and the most aggressive management and development companies that you need to know! These executives are seeking products and services to furnish, design, construct, renovate as well as secure OS&E products to enhance the guest experience in the lodging industry.Details
BDNY Boutique Design Trade Fair, now in its eighth year, is the leading trade fair and conference for the hospitality design industry, serving the eastern United States, Canada and Europe. Presented annually by Boutique Design at NYC’s Javits Center, BDNY brings interior designers, architects, purchasing agents and hospitality owners/developers together with manufacturers and marketers of high-caliber design elements for hospitality interiors. For two high-energy days each November, it’s the creative nexus of hospitality design—a trade fair and conference with boutique DNA and a focus on innovation, culminating with our industry’s most prestigious awards presentation, the Gold Key Awards Gala. Details
Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. We are dedicated to transforming the market and changing the way the people all over the world experience buildings.Details