HIX Social

Plug into the hotel design community with HIX social, a programme of activations, receptions and stand parties held across the show floor. Experience the expert hospitality of some of Europe’s best design brands as well as networking opportunities with the industry’s leading designers, operators, architects, developers, investors, procurement specialists, project managers and more. 


09:00 – Laufen entrance experience / arrive at the show 

10:00 – 11:00 – Blacksheep x Botanical Boys: Terrarium workshop

Discover The Umwelt Paradigm installation with a special terrarium making workshop in collaboration with Botanical Boys.

10:00 – close – Merlyn Showroom Showcase

Visit the Merlyn studio at Unit 231 to explore their luxurious shower enclosure collections, including the new Arysto Sleek range. Meet the specification team and discuss your next projects.

10:00 – 15:00 – MIXD: Unfinished Journeys

MIXD’s Unfinished Works is an interactive hotel room that changes throughout the day. Visit every hour for a new dimension. (A41)

12:00 – 13:00 – Drinks & Lights with LedsC4

LedsC4 will be serving up typical Spanish vermouth at Stand U36 along with a showcase of their latest products.

13:00 – 14:00 – Blacksheep presents: The Umwelt Paradigm

Join Blacksheep on their installation in this lunch time session to meet the team and discover more about the design and concept. (U25)

13:00 – 14:00 – Heritage and Relevance

Q&A with Henry Tadros, Chairman of ercol Group hosted by Sophie Harper, Editor at Hospitality Interiors. Silent Gliss Studio, 2nd Floor Mezzanine

15:00 – 15:30A Bright Future: Lighting up the guest experience, Astro x Sleeper x IHG

Sleeper magazine joins Astro Design Director James Bassant and Sam Hall, Director of Interior Design – Europe, at IHG to discuss the latest ranges and lighting trends. 

15:00 – 16:00 – Blacksheep x Juliette Ezaoui

Blacksheep are joined by Juliette Ezaoui for an intimate live art performance.

15:30 – 20:30 – Astro light lounge drinks

Join Astro for a drink in the light lounge following their breakout talk. 

15:00 – 16:00 – Prosecco with Franklite

Join Franklite for a glass of prosecco at 15:30 and celebrate the brand’s 50 year anniversary with a showcase of its latest ranges. 

17:00 – 18:00 – Official HIX Social with Hoad & More and Schneider Electric, stand 45

17:00 – 18:00 – MIXD presents: Unfinished Works 

MIXD introduce their installation space Unfinished Works with a social session in collaboration with build partners Hansgrohe. 

17:00 – 18:00 Zonca and friends G&T and Bollicine

Back for a second year, Zonca welcomes guests to stand 67 to sample tradition Italian prosecco. 

17:00 – 18:00 – Drinks with GROHE, Panaz, Concept Contract and many more

Experience the expert hospitality of our exhibitor community with a series of stand parties across the HIX show floor.

17:30 – 20:00 – DJ Set by Neil Andrew

Neil Andrews hops on the decks at Blacksheep’s Umwelt Paradigm installation space for a set of classic Hip Hop and disco deep cuts. (U25)

18:00 – 19:00 – MIXD: Unfinished Sound Experience

MIXD are joined by Wroclaw based DJ Justyna Łaciok and Spisek1 for an hour of music, refreshments and new connections.

19:00 – 20:30 – Music Concierge soundtrack

Our soundtrack partners Music Concierge take over the BDC speakers with a special ‘room with a point of view’ HIX-tape

19:00 – 20:00 – Gessi soundsytem 

Back by popular demand, the Gessi soundsyatem sees out the Thursday night HIX opening party with a live DJ and drinks. 


11:00 – 12:00 – Blacksheep: The future of hospitality in the age of displacement

Blacksheep presents a designer roundtable exploring some of the themes behind their installation space.

12:00 – 13:00 – MIXD Unfinished Talks

MIXD welcome Accor Design Director Arun Rana to their installation for a talk about designing through layers of time.

12:00 – 13:00 – Blacksheep x Botanical Boys: Terrarium Workshop

The second of Blacksheep’s terrarium workshops.

13:00 – 14:00 Blacksheep x Montcalm East

Blacksheep are joined by the Montcalm East team for a discussion about playing a cultural role with brand storytelling.

14:00 – 15:00 – Kindling awards presentation

Celebrate the winners of Kindling – the HIX-supported design competition to champion the next generation of Ukranian design students. 

14:00 – 15:00 – Networking masterclass with Festival of Hospitality

Hear how the experts work a room and pick up tips on making lasting design industry connections with Festival of Hospitality organisers Always Thinking. 

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