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Revival of a Myth
10:30 - 11:15
Principal Paris Office
Wilson Associates

Explore legendary designer Tristan Auer’s distinctive design approach to restoring storied, prestigious buildings to their former glory through extensive research and close client collaboration. Tristan has brought numerous iconic buildings back to life, including the Hotel Les Bains Paris, winner of the Hotel of the Year at the AHEAD Europe Awards 2015. Tristan is currently restoring the renowned Carlton Cannes, Hôtel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel and Hôtel de Crillon as principal at Atelier Tristan Auer, Wilson Associates.

Fast Food
11:30 - 12:15
Panel Discussion
Designer and Chef
Studio Appetit
Puccini Group, USA
Creative Director
David Collins Studio

Our three visionaries take to the stage to deliver fast-paced vignettes on the ever-changing world of F&B. With insights from Bob Puccini, founder of Puccini Group, USA, Ido Garini from Studio Appetit and Simon Rawlings, Creative Director at David Collins Studio - all held together by Sleeper editor Catherine Martin.

Design Beyond Space...
12:30 - 13:15
Panel Discussion
Managing Director
G.A Brand Design London
Conference Curator & Host
Design Director
Millkeeper Studio
Creative Director
The Plant, UK

There's more to hotel design than the physical space.  In line with the introduction of the Visual Identity category in the AHEAD Awards, we turn our attention to the increasingly important design of a hotel's identity.  Join Matt Utber from The Plant, UK, Kate Cox from G.A Brand Design London, and Candice Madrid-Dahlqvist from Millkeeper Studio to discuss graphics, signage, fonts and collateral in the hotel realm. 

Emotional Modernism
15:00 - 15:45
Jeffrey Beers International, USA

With over 30 years of design experience New York-based Jeffrey Beers has worked on global projects ranging from hotels to F&B, casinos to cruise ships. Tutored by no less than Oscar Niemeyer and I. M. Pei, hear about his passion for conjuring up emotional spaces (& glass blowing!).

Development Loyalty
16:00 - 16:45
Global Business Director
Horwath HTL
Managing Director
SACO Property
Brand Director
Principal Hotel Group
Development Roundtables
17:00 - 18:15
Roundtable Discussion
Whitebridge Hospitality
Managing Director
Benjamin West
Vice President Global Business and Real Estate Development
Kerzner International
Development Director
CampbellGray Hotels
Chief Development Officer
25hours Hotels
Senior Director and Head of Hotels Valuation EMEA
CBRE Hotels
Chief Executive Officer
Nordic Property Management
Managing Partner
The Time + Space Co
Managing Director,
Fairquest & Partners

A rare opportunity to meet with, hear from and put your questions to some of the most prominent figures in the development, owner, investor and operator sectors. Be the guest at our nine tables with renowned hosts including….