Press Release

Chicago, IL - September 2017

Hospitality Summit Keynote Presentation

CEO of IIDA joins Carpathia as Hospitality Summit Keynote

Carpathia Summits is pleased to announce keynote Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, Executive Vice President and CEO of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Durst will be joining the audience of Hospitality Thought Leaders for the February 2018 Summit in beautiful Puerto Rico.

Described by Interior Design magazine as “an ambassador for innovation and expansion, and a visionary strategist,” Durst is a highly-regarded champion for all things interior design. With two decades of design leadership to reflect on, Durst is a subject matter expert on the future of design. Carpathia looks forward to the unique insights and ideas that Durst will share at the Hospitality Summit.

Durst’s keynote presentation on The Impact of Design: User Experience will focus on:

·      How design is driving trends in the hospitality marketplace—from creating hyper-local travel experiences to the types of amenities offered.

·      Design as an effective and increasingly important marketing tool.

·      Providing unique hospitality design solutions tailored to specific target markets and how managers can harness the power of design to appeal to different demographics.

If you would like to join Durst and Carpathia at the Hospitality Summit, please click HERE to request more information.

About International Interior Design Association

IIDA ( is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. IIDA advocates for advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.

About Carpathia Summits

Carpathia Summits is an innovative events company ( offering customers a chance to build meaningful connections through Bucket-list networking events. We are creating high-level Summits focused on idea-sharing, relationship acceleration, and – most importantly – adventure networking sure to build lasting bonds.


Carpathia Summits

Leslie Venetz, VP Business Development