Arc Interiors – 2022 Review

Once a year, North America’s most influential Interior Designers and Architects gather together to spend some rare quality time with each other and to meet some of America’s most innovative interior solutions experts.

A ‘Principals-only’ event, Arc Interiors is THE place to meet and get a true understanding of the needs, aspirations and frustrations of the people who are driving the major interior projects throughout North America and beyond.

This year saw 60 of North America’s leading Interior Designers and Architects from the likes of HOK, AECOM, CallisonRTKL, Perkins Eastman and ASD|SKY (get the full list) meet with interior product manufacturers at the Naples Grand Beach Resort in Florida on September 22-25, 2022.

3 intensely productive days and evenings followed with a series of one-to-one meetings, networking, social events and a AIA-approved seminar programme. BOND’s proven meetings forum formula ensured that these busy interior project leaders made the most of 3 days away from projects and offices with time outside of the programme to relax and get to know each other properly.

Such a concentration of the biggest, most difficult-to-meet names in the industry in one place, relaxed and on neutral ground creates a unique atmosphere where you can have those conversations you’ve been waiting for and make some of the most important and enduring connections of your career. And in an industry built on relationships, this is where the true value lies.

Supplier feedback

90% of attending suppliers rated the quality and variety of the Architects/Designers/Developers they met as Excellent or very good.

“Yet again, the whole team at BOND has outdone themselves. The connections that my colleague and I made during those days at the event were invaluable. Even beyond a work setting, it felt as though I made genuine friendships and I’m excited to see how they continue to grow in the future. Great meetings, great people, great hotel and great food. Can’t wait to do it again!”

Nate German, Architectural Sales Representative, tamlyn

“Loved it! This was my first Bond experience, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So much better than a trade show! Kudos to the team for organizing such a great, productive event. I can’t wait for next years event!”

Rosalyn Mosier, Director of Architectural Business Development, fsb

 

 

 

 

As with all BOND events, Arc Interiors is all about who comes and the quality of access you have to them. All attending Interior Designers and Architects are pre-qualified top-level decision makers with portfolios of confirmed large-scale interior projects throughout North America. No juniors, no stand-ins, no time wasters. And they come to discover products and solutions they haven’t seen before and to get to know the people behind them so they can ultimately extend their network of trusted interior solutions experts…

Trade shows have their place but for attending manufacturers, this is an entirely different proposition: For starters, you know exactly who’s coming before the event happens and you choose who you want to meet so every single conversation here has true potential for meaningful business in the short or long term. Arc Interiors gives you unrivalled access to the most influential decision makers at the nation’s leading A&D firms. The rest, frankly, is up to you!

90% of suppliers believe they are more likely to get specified from meetings at Arc Interiors vs a regular trade show.

Designer feedback

America’s top Interior Designers and Architects simply don’t have time to get out there to discover what’s new in terms of interior products and solutions. And this is a big part of why BOND attracts the number and quality of interior project leaders that it uniquely does: These super-busy Interior Designers and Architects savour the chance to re-connect with each other and to find the inspiration and support they need for their latest interior design challenges from you, the experts. The AIA-accredited seminars and that tantalising element of discovery in the networking means they get a year’s worth of inspiration and learning in just 3 days.

“I honestly enjoyed this event. I particularly like to meet vendors that don’t always come to ME on a regular basis (like furniture, textiles, etc). I like having architectural manufacturers, I like seeing products of different markets (hospitality, specialty crafts, etc). I don’t quite have the luxury of making time to meet vendors as a part of my day-to-day where I’m tasked with growing my business and my team rather than products so I appreciate the opportunity where I purposefully focus for such engagements.”

Naoko Oguro, Assoc. Vice President, Design + Practice Principal, aecom

“Very compelling and interesting! A wide array and actual interest in using the products. Made good genuine friendships”

Jean Sebastien Bourdages, Design principal, B+H Architects

“Exceptional! I’ve never attended such a well coordinated event with truly organized organizers.

 

Some of the best meetings I’ve had post-COVID. Undistracted time to listen and ask questions with knowledgeable reps was refreshing.”

Geraldine Drake, AVP, Principal, Interiors Practice Lead, AECOM

100% of attendees would recommend Arc Interiors to their colleagues and peers

Supplier Registration is open for 2023!

Arc Interiors sold out in 2022, but we’ll be back again September 21-24, 2023, at a West Coast venue to be announced soon.

To attend, you purchase a meetings package which covers absolutely everything including your accommodation, airport transfers, all meals and social events and your directory of contacts to keep. You just need to book your place and your flight and we will take care of everything else.

And remember, this isn’t a trade show so there’s no need to build a booth or ship the heavy stuff. You just need to turn up with your laptop/tablet, maybe some key samples and, most importantly, a genuine interest in the person sitting opposite you.

Prices are based on the number of guaranteed, 30-minute business meetings you’d like to have. BUT remember, you are all under one roof for the duration of the event so you can meet everyone else during the course of the event. And the team are on hand to help with any introductions as required.

This is a chance to come and spend some quality time with North America’s most difficult-to-meet interior project leaders on neutral ground, away from all the usual distractions and you simply won’t meet them in one place anywhere else.

Please contact us for prices and the attendee list via the button below, or email us on enquiries@bondevents.com.

All the best,

The BOND Events Team

www.arcinteriors.com

Mike McCaffrey