Retail Observer

January 2023

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM JANUARY 2023 30 B outique Design New York (BDNY), the leading trade fair and conference for the boutique hospitality and lifestyle industry, gathered nearly 13,000 designers, architects, brand executives, hoteliers, developers, purchasers, manufacturers and other professionals from 47 countries at the Javits Center on November 13-14 to experience new products, engaging conversations and strategic networking events. BDNY started off strong with a sold-out Kickoff Party on November 12th and continued with a noticeable increase in attendance, proving that the hospitality industry is back to business as usual. In comparison to 2021, that equated to a 65% increase in overall attendance, a 61% increase in qualified buyers, a 47% increase in exhibitors, as well as record-breaking gains in onsite registration over the past two shows – up 737% over 2021 and up 247% over 2019. "It was an incredible few days in New York – from kicking off with a sold-out Platinum Circle Gala to seeing so many excited faces representing a Who's Who of the industry on the show floor, to T R A D E S H O W N E W S BDNY RETURNS WITH ENTHUSIASTIC ATTENDANCE AND A SPOTLIGHT ON THOUGHT- PROVOKING DESIGN Event brings 13,000 hospitality and design professionals back to NYC

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