Hospitality Leadership and Design Conference
London

London

June 29th, 2021

Taking place at Rosewood London in High Holborn, our high-quality conference will see top-level executives, hoteliers, restaurateurs, designers, markets analysts and premium suppliers alike engaging in a lively, informative and inspiring programme of panel discussions and Q&As.

Delegates can also take advantage of scheduled networking sessions, providing an invaluable opportunity to meet face to face with those shaping the future of hospitality and hospitality design.

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Rosewood London
252 High Holborn
London
WC1V 7EN

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8.15am

ARRIVAL

Registration with coffee, tea and breakfast pastries

8.50am

WELCOME

Michael Bonsor, Managing Director, Rosewood London
Can Faik, Event Director
Grace Laiker, Event Compère

9am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Thomas Emanuel, Director, STR

9:15am

LUXURY HOSPITALITY BOUNCING BACK

The panel discusses how in these trying times unbranded hotels are seeking security of the bigger brands and how will the luxury hospitality sector evolve in the near future

PANELLISTS

Karin Sheppard, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, IHG
MPS Puri, F&B Consultant
Thomas Kochs, Managing Director Corinthia Hotels

MODERATOR

Filip Boyen, Chief Executive Officer Forbes Travel Guide

10am

- COFFEE/TEA & NETWORKING -

10.40am

MY JOURNEY HERE - AND WHERE TO NEXT

An intimate discussion with two real estate investors who’ve more recently joined the world of hospitality

PANELLISTS

Naomi Heaton, Owner and Chief Executive Officer, The Other House
Steven Collins, Owner Henry’s Townhouse & Temple Guiting Manor

MODERATOR

Daniel Englender, MD Benjamin West

11:15am

THE FUTURE FOR ICONIC HOTELS

Seasoned leaders share thoughts on the challenges of leadership and design and their vision for the future

PANELLISTS

Aaron Kaupp, Jumeirah Regional Vice President Northern Europe and General Manager
Doris Greif, Managing Director for The Langham, London and Regional Vice President – Operations, Europe & Middle East
Arnaud De Saint-Exupery, Area Vice President Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Guillaume Marly, Managing Director Hotel Café Royal and Lutetia, The Set Hotels

MODERATOR

Brenda Collin, Executive Vice President Europe, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

12 noon

- LUNCH & NETWORKING -

1:15pm

DESIGNING FROM WITHIN

In conversation with design representatives of the world’s biggest hotel operators

PANELLISTS

Emma King, Head of Premium, Luxury & Lifestyle Design, IHG
Tom Hupe, Senior Director of Design & Architecture EMEA, Hilton
Koen Van Malder, Vice President Global Design EMEA, Marriott International

MODERATOR

Martin Goddard, Director & Co-Founder Goddard Littlefair

2pm

BUSINESS AS USUAL OR A NEW BEGINNING?

With a panel spanning a great mixture of size, focus and background the panel will be talking about the status quo of the (hopefully) post-pandemic industry, looking at the changes and opportunities in the future for hotel development and operation

PANELLISTS

Philip Lassman, Vice President Development Accor Northern Europe
Josh Littman, Vice President Development EMEA, SH Hotels & Resorts

MODERATOR

Fiona Thompson, Principal, Richmond International

2.40pm

- COFFEE/TEA & NETWORKING -

3.10pm

FINDING EDYN: GROWTH, EVOLUTION, AND COLD WATER SWIMMING

Aparthotels are undergoing a renaissance of late, and if there’s one company defining its rebirth, it’s edyn. The company’s lifestyle aparthotel brand Locke has made self-contained accommodation cool again, and with rapid expansion plans across Europe, edyn’s future has never looked so bright. Join CEO Stephen McCall and CDO Eric Jafari in conversation as they share their journey so far, what’s next for edyn and why cold water swimming might hold the key to it…

PANELLISTS

Stephen McCall, Chief Executive Officer at edyn
Eric Jafari, Chief Development Officer & Creative Director, edyn

MODERATOR

James Dilley, Director, Head of Hospitality and Interior Design at Jestico + Whiles

3.50pm

CLOSING REMARKS

Can Faik, Editor, Hospitality Interiors

4pm

- DRINKS & NETWORKING -

Serving Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Courtesy of lead sponsor, Veuve Clicquot

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