The Eat Conference

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What's Cooking?
10:30 - 11:15
Session
CEO & Founder
ICRAVE Design
Conference Curator & Host
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Founder
The Plant

Discussion hosted by: Heleri Rande, Conference Curator & Host

Trends change faster than hotel restaurant projects can become reality. How to navigate this conundrum? Does the answer lie in creating a strong brand identity from the get-go or being adaptable throughout the process? Two industry experts will give their views. A discussion to follow.

Designing for Millennials
11:30 - 12:15
Panel
Founder
CRÈME
Partner
Conran and Partners
Conference Curator & Host
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Associate Architect
Aukett Swanke

Panel hosted by: Heleri Rande, Conference Curator & Host

Over 80% of millennials seek unique travel experiences and overwhelmingly prefer to try food at local restaurants when they travel, rather than at places they are familiar with from home. These technologically dependent travellers also have a strong preference for convenience, and eat at restaurants more than any other generation, according to Bernstein analysts. Does design take that into consideration? If so, what are the key elements that need to be addressed. Three industry leaders will discuss.

Duo Talks: Complementary Skillsets
12:30 - 13:00
Session
Founder & Owner
Europe Hotels Private Collection (EHPC)
Co-Founder & Owner
The Entourage Group
Conference Curator & Host
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Discussion hosted by: Heleri Rande, Conference Curator & Host

Europe Hotels Private Collection (EHPC), a rapidly-growing independent hotel management company based in Amsterdam has a strategic collaboration with The Entourage Group, a hospitality company that designs and implements internationally renowned restaurant concepts. How such a synergy has paid off over the years and why all the collaborative projects are an instant success - both sides of the partnership will discuss.

 

Keynote: How AI Can Improve Operations
14:45 - 15:30
Keynote

The future is now and restaurants must embrace using technology to drive sales. In this session, Benjamin will share global insights from his views on how to create experiences that will influence guest behaviour and ultimately drive sales through the smart use of integrated technology. He will put forth real-life success stories from major brands and from his company's test-lab restaurant on how to trigger customer behaviours based on AI and how data can be used to improve the in-store experience for improved profitability in restaurants.

Duo Talks: "Made-to-Measure" Restaurant Design
15:45 - 16:30
Panel
Founder
B+K Architecture
Founder
B+K Architecture
Editor & Hospitality Consultant
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Panel hosted by: Harry McKinley, Editor & Hospitality Consultant

With an eponymous studio, Irene Kronenberg and Alon Baranowitz are responsible for some of the most inventively and progressively designed F&B venues in the market. They discuss the art of collaboration, and how B+K works with owners and operators to realise a cohesive vision; the role the studio takes in shaping hospitality brands; and the evolving nature of F&B design.

The B in F&B
16:45 - 17:30
Session
Founder
Experimental Group
Head of Bar
25Hours Hotels
Conference Curator & Host
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Discussion hosted by: Heleri Rande, Conference Curator & Host

The growing importance of the drinks offering in both the level of sophistication that customers demand and the bottom line it can generate for owners and operators has made hotels think harder about the B in F&B and partner with industry leaders for designing their bar program. Or perhaps starting in the drinks business and building hotels later is the right strategy. Two industry gurus will present their views.

Eat Set Vignettes
17:45 - 18:30
Session
Founder
CRÈME
Director
Shalini Misra Ltd.
Founder
3Stories

Three design studios. Three concepts. Three different briefs. A bar, a cafe and a nightclub. Hear the designers present their thought process behind the creations. Experience each around the exhibition space.