Emerald’s Connecting Point Marketing Group, Healthcare Design and Hospitality Design Portfolios Launch COVIDSolutions Resource Directory

Leading Emerald portfolios unite to help connect markets and communities with COVID-19 resources and solutions.

NEW YORK, NY (July 6, 2020) – Emerald’s Connecting Point Marketing Group, Healthcare Design and Hospitality Design event portfolios, today announced the creation and launch of the COVIDSolutions Resource directory. Representing a comprehensive collection of innovative solutions from nearly 400 companies, the COVIDSolutions Resource directory will serve as an important resource for connecting businesses that are seeking various PPE and other innovations to address associate and guest safety for the COVID-19 crisis.

The COVIDSolutions Resource Directory presents buying executives across all segments of retail, restaurants, hotels, healthcare and senior living markets an expansive roster of product categories from companies that provide solutions for the “built environment.”

“This important new offering was created in consultation with retail, hotel, restaurant, healthcare and senior living executives, who expressed widespread challenges coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the COVIDSolutions Resource directory, we are aggregating resources and helping connect the market with solutions. There is an urgent need for resources: from PPE, sanitization, wayfinding, barriers and queuing,” said Nancy Splaine, EVP, Connecting Group Marking Group. “As the world rebounds from COVID-19, innovation for well-designed, long-lasting solutions for employees, customers, guests and patients will emerge from the solution providers in the industries we serve,” added Gannon Brousseau, EVP of Design, Jewelry & Antique.

“Over the past month, Emerald has been working to identify the current challenges our markets are facing and develop solutions in response to the need for COVID-19 resources,” said Brian Field, Interim President and CEO, Emerald. “The creation of the COVIDSolutions Resource directory reflects Emerald’s commitment to responding to the needs of our customers and the health and safety of our communities,” added Field.

The categories of solutions in the COVIDSolutions Resource directory include Building Materials, Building Systems, Cleaning and Sanitization, Design, Equipment, Fixtures and Millwork, Flooring, Lighting, PPE and Protective fixturing, Service Providers and Technology and will be regularly updated with new suppliers and solutions. Businesses that would like to be added to the directory or those with questions should contact

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About Connecting Point Marketing Group
Connecting Point, a part of Emerald, connects Executives in the retail, hotel, restaurant, healthcare and senior living industries with Solution Providers’ management teams to preview innovation and pursue business partnerships. Industry specific Events are curated to meet the needs of the community and are conducted in a business-intensive format that optimizes strategic interaction. We invite you to forge new relationships and expand your business today by attending one of our Events!
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About Emerald
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. As true partners, we at Emerald strive to build our customers’ businesses by creating opportunities that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. With over 140 events each year, our teams are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:
Beth Cowperthwaite
VP, Communications, Emerald

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