Presented in association with newh
You spoke, BDwest attendees, and we responded in a big way at the 2018 fair, debuting a series of fully accredited conference sessions devoted to best spec-writing practices for hospitality interiors.

This year we’re presenting two new Smart-Specs Interiors™ classes, Public Space Lighting and Window Treatments. Each is presented by a panel of leading hospitality designers, purchasing agents and manufacturers who are experts in the product category—and in efficient, effective spec writing for optimal project results.


Public Space Lighting

Learn how to effectively describe your design intent from the vast array of styles and types available, how to specify the technical aspects of lighting, and who (or what) Kelvin is. Learn how to specify lamping for optimal design and operational performance.
Sponsored by Renwil


Steve Rice, president, Rice Consulting Group LLC


Ann Chipouras, president, Purchasing Dimensions
Christine Shanahan, director of design, HVS
Ryan Wilner, president, hospitality/principal, Renwil

Window Treatments

Learn which fabrics work best in which applications, how to specify the latest styles, and how to navigate the seemingly endless choices to specify for durability and budgets, from Select Service to Luxury hotels.
Sponsored by Valley Forge Fabrics


Katy Daly, vice president sales – hospitality, Valley Forge Fabrics
Tracey Sawyer, cofounder, Krause Sawyer
Nicole Wood, vice president, Hospitality Renovation Management