Emerald Expositions

Design & Construction

The Design & Construction sectors serve a wide range of industries via tradeshows, conferences, websites, and magazines. Industries within the design sector include contemporary furniture, surface design, visual merchandising, retail, commercial, hospitality, healthcare, and kitchen & bath design. This sector serves the interior designers, architects, owners/operators, developers, specifiers and purchasers working within the industry. The construction sector serves mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets via the Construction SuperConference, as well as paving and pavement maintenance professionals via the National Pavement Expo.

In addition to key tradeshows and conferences such as HD Expo, GlobalShop, KBIS and ICFF, the Design & Construction sector features a complementary suite of publications including Contract, design:retail, Environments for Aging (EFA), Hospitality Design, Healthcare Design, and Kitchen & Bath Business (K+BB).


Joe Randall
EVP – Design & Construction

Doug Hope
VP, GlobalShop

Brian Pagel

Kevin Gaffney
Group Show Director, Healthcare Design, EFA

Liz Sommerville
Group Show Director, Hospitality Design

Kevin O’Keefe
SVP, ICFF and Design Group Business Development

Our Brands

GlobalShop is the world’s largest annual tradeshow and conference dedicated to store design, visual merchandising, and shopper marketing. It is the retail industry’s destination for inspiration, insights and innovation. Visit the Site ›


HD Expo is the premier event for hospitality design. The interactive presentation allows attendees to envision beautifully designed atmospheres while directly connecting with the vendors who can turn imagination into reality. HD Expo is much more than a showcase—it creates longstanding business relationships, inspires new concepts and drives product innovation. Interior designers, owners/developers, purchasing and architectural firms, restaurants/casinos, healthcare/senior living, cruise lines and many more consider HD Expo the ideal platform for facilitating strong buyer-seller relationships within the hospitality industry. Visit the Site ›


The Hospitality Design Summit (HD Summit) is an invitation only hospitality networking event designed to sharpen executives’ leadership skills through “thought camp” sessions. Visit the Site ›

North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, ICFF NYC 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. The ICFF hosts more than 500 exhibitors from more than 30 countries in 11 categories from furniture to materials to kitchen and bath to fabricators. Visit the Site ›

ICFF Miami is North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, luring those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of newest products/services.  With more than 180 exhibitors, ICFF Miami 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.  Visit the Site ›

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the world’s largest international kitchen and bath trade event specifically serving kitchen and bath dealers, designers, architects, remodelers, wholesalers, and custom builders. Visit the Site ›

Produced with the support of partners like the Center for Health Design and the American Institute of Architects, the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference has quickly become the industry’s best-attended and most respected conference on evidence-based design for healthcare. Devoted to increasing knowledge of how design directly impacts the safety, operations, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities, the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference brings together industry leaders for continuing education and networking opportunities.. Visit the Site ›

Environments for Aging Expo & Conference offers the latest strategies and ideas for creating attractive and functional living environments that meet the needs of our aging population. During this comprehensive three-day learning experience, attendees will not only earn CEUs, but will network with peers while learning the latest innovations and best practices in the design of long-term and residential care settings. Attendees of Environments for Aging Expo & Conference share common goals and innovations as well as building, architecture and design best practices. Visit the Site ›


The Construction SuperConference serves mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets. Compelling presentations and panel discussions from top legal, consulting, and construction company experts bring to the forefront challenging issues and new insights into the legal, business, and economic challenges and opportunities in today’s construction industry. Visit the Site ›

The National Pavement Expo is the largest trade show specifically designed for paving and pavement maintenance professionals, bringing vendors and suppliers together with contractors who make their living from asphalt and concrete paving, infrared pavement repair, sealcoating, striping, sweeping, crack repair, pavement repair and snow removal. The event features four days of seminars and workshops, a new Leadership Boot Camp and access to more than 150 exhibitors profiling products and services on the expo floor. Visit the Site ›


design:retail magazine focuses on store design, visual merchandising, architecture, marketing, and branding, with a readership of qualified high-level, in-house retail chain, and contract design professionals. Visit the Site ›


Contract magazine is the hub of commercial interior design and architecture market, connecting professionals and covering processes, products, projects, and practice issues that set the standards in the industry. Visit the Site › 


Hospitality Design magazine inspires owners, operators, purchasing agents, designers, and architects in their hospitality-oriented projects. Visit the Site ›

KBB was the first trade magazine serving the kitchen and bath industry. It provides progressive and insightful coverage of products, trends and services, with visual style befitting a design-oriented readership. Visit the Site ›


Healthcare Design magazine serves an audience of architects, interior designers, hospital administrators, facility managers, engineers, and key members of the construction community as the premier source of insight, information, and inspiration for planning, designing, and constructing new or renovated healthcare facilities. Visit the Site ›


Environments for Aging magazine (EFA) covers innovative concepts and resources for creating functional and appealing living environments for our aging population. EFA magazine is the premier resource for architects, designers, facility owners, presidents, c-level and regional executives, and other key influencers responsible for planning, designing, and renovating senior environments. Visit the Site ›