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Global Hospitality Talk 2023 – Dubai

December 7, 2023

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

Speakers
Partners
Programme
Testimonials
8am
ARRIVAL

Registration with coffee, tea and breakfast pastries

9am
WELCOME

Can Faik, Co-Founder, Global Hospitality Talk

EVENT COMPÉRE
Rick Evans, President, SLH

9.10am
THE EVOLUTION OF SUPPLY IN THE REGION

Margarita Naishtut, Vice President, Hotels & Hospitality MENA, JLL

9:30am
STEPPING BEHIND THE LOBBY: A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH KEY INFLUENCERS BEHIND THE WORLD’S TOP HOSPITALITY BRANDS

In this open dialogue, we will delve into what makes these hospitality decision-makers tick, their daily triumphs and tribulations in shaping the world’s best-known hotel brands, and their vision for the future of hospitality.

PANELLISTS
Lale Gungen Cakmak, Senior Director Design & Construction Management, Luxury, MEA Marriott International
Diane Tabet, Director of Interior Design MEAT Premium, Midscale and Economy, Accor
Jaime Nadal, Vice President, Design & Architecture – Technical Services, Kerzner
Diana Espejo, Regional Director of Design & Technical Services MEA, Six Senses Hotels and Resorts

MODERATOR
Kristina Zanic, Chief Executive Officer, Kristina Zanic

10.30am
– COFFEE/TEA & NETWORKING –

 

11.15am
ARE COLLABORATIONS THE KEY TO THE NEXT WAVE OF THE HOTEL REVOLUTION?

The future of hotels is more than just loyalty points or booking engines, and the key to setting brands apart in a crowded landscape may just be a partnership away.  In this panel, we’ll discuss breaking down the barriers that have been put up in communities in the hotel industry over the last century, and how listening to voices outside of our four walls may unlock new levels of community engagement.

PANELLISTS
Louis Abi Abboud, Chief Development Officer and Deputy Head of Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Ennismore
Butheina Kazim, Founder, Cinema Akil
Mark Eacott, Global Vice President of Design, Ennismore

MODERATOR
Michael Goodman, Chief Visionary Officer, The Dandy Collection

12 noon
– LUNCH & NETWORKING –

 

1.15pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Emlyn Brown, Global Senior Vice President – Well-Being, Accor

1:45pm
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Sandeep Walia, Chief Operations Officer, Middle East, Marriott International

MODERATOR
Rick Evans, President, SLH

2.30pm
ROSE-TINTED SPECTACLES – LOOKING AT THE AREAS OF THE MARKET GIVING HOPE

Our panel discussion will centre on which areas of the market fill the panel with greatest hope and optimism.

PANELLISTS
Wissal Jarjour, Assistant Director, Interior Design, Dubai Holding
Edmond Bakos, Chief Executive Officer, Champalimaud Design
Paolo Ferrari, Founder, Studio Paolo Ferrari
Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Founding Principal, Arquitectonica

MODERATOR
Alastair Graham, President, Montrose Hospitality

3.15pm
– COFFEE/TEA & NETWORKING –

 

3.45pm
AGILITY ON THE AGENDA

Detailing and analysing approaches that anticipate change – from shifting user needs to fluctuating functions. A directory for resilient hospitality

PANELLISTS
Werner Anzinger, General Manager, Area Vice President Operations at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Noelle Homsy, Co-Founder, ENVI Lodges
Marc Dardenne, Chief Operating Officer, PIF Projects
Jean-Baptiste Recher, Regional Vice-President Development Luxury Brand Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Accor

MODERATOR
Esra Lemmens, Founder, Esra Lemmens Agency

4.30pm
CLOSING REMARKS

Can Faik, Co-Founder, Global Hospitality Talk

– DRINKS & NETWORKING–

Global Partners

Gessi
Ice International
Lasvit
Lutron
Montrose

Lead Partners

Axor
Barovier & Toso
Franklite
Grohe
Hästens
Laufen
Parla
SLH
TECE

Event Partners

Arteriors
BSH Walls & Floors
Dornbracht
Ideal Standard
Jung
mediaProVenues
Sans Souci
Spires Art
Skyfold
SNS Group
Vann Furniture & Interiors
Wellness & Spa Solutions

Global Media Partner

Marc Dardenne

Chief Operating Officer, PIF Projects

Sandeep Walia

Chief Operating Officer, Middle East Marriott International

Yenal Gül

Head of Commercial Systems, Lutron Electronics

Wissal Jarjour

Assistant Director Interior Design, Dubai Holding

Werner Anzinger

Area Vice President and General Manager, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Paolo Ferrari

Founder, Studio Paolo Ferrari

Noelle Homsy

Co-Founder, ENVI Lodges

Mirko Habek

Group Managing Director, SNS Group

Michael Goodman

Chief Visionary Officer, Dandy Collection Restaurant Group

Mark Lissauer

Export Director, Franklite

Mark Eacott

Global Vice President of Design, Ennismore

Louis Abi Abboud

Chief Development Officer and Deputy Head of Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Ennismore

Lale Gungen Cakmak

Senior Director Design & Construction Management, Luxury, MEA, Marriott International

Kristina Zanic

CEO & Founder, Kristina Zanic Consultants

Kevin Swart

Sales Manager, EMEA, Arteriors

Jean-Baptiste Recher

Regional Vice-President Development Luxury Brand Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Accor

Jai Menon

Managing Director, Dornbracht

Jaime Nadal

Vice President, Design & Architecture, Technical Services, Kerzner

Frederick Trzcinski

Vice President Commercial MEG & Marketing MEA, Ideal Standard

Ed Bakos

Partner @ CEO, Champalimaud Design

Diego Martinez Dubosc

Chief Commercial Officer - Barovier&Toso

Diane Tabet

Director of Design, Accor PME

Diana Espejo

Regional Director of Technical Services & Design MEA, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Butheina Kazim

Founder, Cinema Akil

Bernardo Fort-Brescia

Founding Principal, Arquitectonica

Andrus Asavi

Global Projects Sales Director, Axor