HD Expo + Conference 2021

My team and I have been attending the HD Expo for the last 7 years, except for last year due to Covid-19. I was a bit hesitant to travel this year, as many of us are. However, I decided to just go and hop on a plane and take all the safety precautions while traveling.

I’m glad I attended for three reasons.

First, it was important for me to connect with my clients in person. It has been so long and this was worth the plane ride.


Second, I always love looking for the latest materials and products to share with my team and clients. The HD Expo is the largest hospitality event in the country where you will find the industry’s latest products, services and developments in the commercial hospitality design.

Third, I came to to support the HD Expo. A huge part of MGS Global Group’s long term success is because of the customers and clients I met a HD.

MGS Global Group has been serving the hospitality industry for over 10 years working with architecture and design firms with project delivery such as drafting, renderings, FF&E and many more services. Our team has worked on projects for leading hotel brands such as the Hilton Hotels, St. Regis, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton and many more.

Although the HD Expo was not as big as in terms of exhibitors and attendees, I heard great feedback from both exhibitors and attendees. Lots of exhibitors were able to get solid and serious leads and buyers. People who came were “serious” buyers looking to purchase.

One of the highlights of my trip was meeting these two amazing and very successful founders of Porter Teleo, Kelly Porter and Bridgett Cochran. Porter Teleo is a line of hand printed and hand painted wall coverings and fabric. These ladies are rising to the top of their fields and you must keep in them in your radar. I look forward to interviewing Kelly and Bridgett to my podcast Architect My Life where I invite women creative entrepreneurs to share their journey and how to manage a growing business while still being able to live a rich life outside of the business. 


(Photo from left to right: Aya Shlachter, Kelly Porter, Bridgett Cochran)

We look forward to attending the HD Expo again next year! We are excited to use what we learned to expand our services, help our clients in the hospitality industry grow and keep up with customer demands and current design trends.

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