The Eat Conference

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Dwelling - The Story of HIDE
10:30 - 11:15
Session
Founder
ARTEFACT
Director
These White Walls

Discussion hosted by: Minda Dowling, Founder of ARTEFACT

Hear from the designer behind one of the most talked about restaurant opening in London this year - Ollie Dabbous' Hide on Piccadilly. Rose will be sharing her design story of the three distinct concepts within - Above, Ground and Below - and how working with three female artists on the project was more than just a collaboration.

Looking East
11:30 - 12:15
Panel
CEO
Adjara Group
Chairman
Claus Meyer Holding
Conference Curator & Host
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Director
Double Decker London Ltd.

Panel hosted by: Heleri Rande, Conference Curator & Host

Finding inspiration beyond Western borders. Three countries on the Eastern side of the European map have created award-winning hotel F&B spaces that deserve our attention. Rooms Hotel and Stamba Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia; Hotel Pacai in Vilnius, Lithuania; and Puro in Gdansk, Poland will be on the menu.

GM Talks: Reinventing Hotel Cafe Royal F&B
12:30 - 13:00
Session
Managing Director
Hotel Café Royal
Conference Curator & Host
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Discussion hosted by: Heleri Rande, Conference Curator & Host

Hotel Cafe Royal has gone through major renewal of concepts and design over the last year. With celebrity chefs such as Albert Adrià and Laurent Tourondel collaborating with the hotel, we will find out from Guillaume how he was able to execute it all.

Keynote: Design Case Study - Fitz’s at the Kimpton Fitzroy
13:00 - 13:30
Keynote
Founder
Gorgeous Group

A bar that is a tribute to the hotel bar past and present. Looking back to look forward Fitz’s is an adventure for the senses, a slice of decadence in a setting that is unexpected and accessible. A room full of stories the bar is much more than a place that serves drinks. In these demanding times when hotel F&B needs to widen its appeal we look at how Fitz’s has helped to redefine the modern classic hotel bar. Robbie Bargh will take us on a journey on how a dusty room serving drinks became a destination playground of pure escapism

Beyond Basics
15:00 - 15:45
Panel
Founder
Gorgeous Group
Strategy & Marketing Director
DesignLSM
Conference Curator & Host
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Wilson Associates London

Panel hosted by: Heleri Rande, Conference Curator & Host

Rising consumer awareness and competition in the F&B marketplace means that hotels can no longer just afford to design "nice spaces". This session explores the layers and substance required to create restaurant concepts that have meaning and will eventually translate into financial success for the owner.

A Tribute to Bob Puccini
15:45 - 16:00
Session
Puccini Group
Conference Curator & Host
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Tribute hosted by: Heleri Rande, Conference Curator & Host

Bob Puccini, the founder of Puccini Group, passed away on 9th October. A pioneer in the hospitality and design industries and a trusted advisor to hospitality groups across the globe, Bob launched his eponymous, San Francisco-based practice more than 20 years ago. His passion for restaurants, design, and operations helped the firm emerge as a market leader for international hospitality projects. During his career, Bob was responsible for the conceptualizing, design and renovation of more than 1,000 restaurants worldwide.

 

 

Something Stronger Than Coffee
16:15 - 17:00
Keynote
Owner & Founder
Studio Appétit

In hospitality, more than any other industry, we are in The business of Experience. Imaging new realties and scenarios - from the elevated and perfected everyday to sheer fantasy. In this constant search for new guest interactions that add value and form deep and meaningful connections between guest and brand, F&B is the strongest tool we have. Ido Garini walks in these uncharted territories and will offer a rare glimpse in his toolbox of F&B experiences. And invite you on a journey to get inspired by the power of F&B as well as showcasing some his recent hospitality projects including the conception and development of Rosewood London’s award wining Art Afternoon Tea.