Hospitality Leadership and Design Conference
London

London

February 23rd, 2022

Hospitality Leadership & Design Conference will once again gather the industry’s foremost leaders and creatives to discuss the wealth of activity and opportunity within the hospitality sector.

Taking place in London, 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.

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Pan Pacific
80 Houndsditch
London
EC3A 7AB

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8am

ARRIVAL

Registration with coffee, tea and breakfast pastries

8.50am

WELCOME

Can Faik, Event Director & Editorial Director, HLDC & Hospitality Interiors

Anne Golden, General Manager, Pan Pacific London

EVENT COMPÈRES

Tina Norden, Partner, Conran and Partners and Vince Stroop, Founder, stroop Design

9am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Sarah Duignan, Director of Client Relationships, STR

9:15am

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES AND ESSENTIALISM: A TOP TREND IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY?

Customers value time well saved, and time well spent; they spend more time on experiences that engage them in a personal and memorable way. How can the hospitality industry simplify its offerings to give guests more meaningful experiences?

PANELLISTS

Guy D. Heksch, Chief Operating Officer, Omnam Group

Enrique Mandl, Chief Operating Officer, OKU Hotels

Gary D. Dollens, Global Head Design/Product and Brand Development, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Shafi Syed, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Hotel Development & Acquisitions, Equinox Hotels

MODERATOR

Monika Moser, Chief Operating Officer, Campbell House

10am

- COFFEE/TEA & NETWORKING -

10.40am

EXPERIENTIAL DESIGN – GOING BEYOND THE AESTHETICS TO MEET STAKEHOLDERS’ EXPECTATIONS

What are the drivers and considerations to make a design concept deliverable?

PANELLISTS

Alex Kravetz, Founder, Alex Kravetz Design

Tarek Hegazy, Founder, Living Design

Hen’a Yadav, Principal, Studio Carter

Anne Wilkinson, Principal, BAMO, Inc.

MODERATOR

Filippo Sona, Partner & COO, Wood Couture

11:15am

ROI IN DESIGN

Looking from an owner and operator view – what are investors and operators looking for, not just guests. How to balance aesthetics with the balance sheet.

PANELLISTS

Isabel Pintado, Senior Vice President, Design & Innovation, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Judy Chen, Vice President of Development, Dream Hotel Group

Sabina Wyss di Corrado, Vice President Development – Europe, Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Steven Blaess, Head of Interiors, Design, Clivedale London

MODERATOR

Rick Evans, President, Samuel Lawrence Hospitality

12pm

- LUNCH & NETWORKING -

1:15pm

GUEST SPEAKER

Emlyn Brown, Global Vice President Well-Being, Accor

1:30pm

DOT-TO-DOT

Traversing the new world of work and hospitality.

PANELLISTS

Therese Virserius, Founder & CEO, Virserius Studio

Clint Nagata, Founder and Creative Partner, BLINK Design Group

Garrett Robbins, Co-Founder and Owner, Brime Robbins

Justin Wells, Founder & CEO, Wells International

MODERATOR

Daniel Englender, Managing Director, Benjamin West International

2.15pm

SPRING AWAKENING – THE GREEN SHOOT STORY

The clouds are finally clearing, and in its wake, the ‘great storm’ has fertilised a host of intriguing and ground-breaking concepts that could promise a key to the work-life-travel story. Join our conversation with four giants of hospitality, as we explore these ‘green-shoot’ opportunities and how or if, the well-seasoned brands are positioning themselves to embrace and cultivate these ideals into the travel experience.

PANELLISTS

Damien Perrot, Global Senior Vice President Design & Innovation, Accor

Elena Apiou, Head of Design, Aparthotels Adagio

Tom Hupe, Senior Director of Design & Architecture EMEA, Hilton

Craig Milne, Vice President Global Design Europe, Marriott International

MODERATOR

Vince Stroop, Founder, stroop Design

3pm

- COFFEE/TEA & NETWORKING –

3.45pm

THE HOTEL BLUEPRINT: CHANNELING CHANGE IN CHALLENGING TIMES

Our panellists tell us about the design features that make their hotels unique and share their ideas on how to meet post-pandemic ideals whilst addressing the current labour crisis and community integration.

PANELLISTS

Michael Bonsor, Managing Director, Rosewood London

Anne Golden, General Manager, Pan Pacific London

Philippe Leboeuf, Managing Director, Raffles London - The OWO

MODERATOR

Filip Boyen, Ambassador, Forbes Travel Guide

4.30pm

CLOSING REMARKS

Can Faik, Event Director & Editorial Director, HLDC & Hospitality Interiors

- DRINKS & NETWORKING -

Serving Nyetimber Classic Cuvee MV (en magnum)
Courtesy of lead sponsor, Nyetimber
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