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Global Hospitality Talk 2023 – New York

November 10, 2023

Mandarin Oriental, New York

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Programme
8am
ARRIVAL

Registration with coffee, tea, and breakfast pastries

9am
WELCOME

Can Faik, Co-Founder, Global Hospitality Talk
Marcel Thoma, General Manager Mandarin Oriental New York, and Area Vice President, Operations

EVENT COMPÉRE
Rick Evans, President, SLH

9.10am
JLL UPDATE

Zachariah Demuth, Head of Americas Hotels Research, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

9:30am
LEVERAGING LUXURY THROUGH DESIGN

Our experienced panellists discuss the ways in which design can be employed to communicate or enhance the exceptional experiences guests expect from luxury hospitality venues.

PANELLISTS
Amy Jakubowski, Principal and Managing Director, Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR)
Nick Solomon, Chief Creative Officer, AvroKO
Will Meyer, Principal and Co-Founder, Meyer Davis Studio
Dina Lamanna, Principal, Director of Hospitality Interior Design, HOK

MODERATOR
Dallas Chapman, Vice President, General Manager, Bernhardt Hospitality

10.15am
– COFFEE/TEA & NETWORKING –

 

11am
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY

Join us for an extraordinary opportunity to get up close and personal with the most influential women in the industry. In this engaging talk, we bring together a diverse panel of trailblazing women who have made a significant impact in their respective fields.

PANELLISTS
Audra Tuskes, Vice President of Design, Marriott International
Anne Becker Olins, Global Chief Design & Technical Services Officer, Ultra Luxury and Luxury, Accor
Kavitha Iyer, Head of Design – Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts

MODERATOR
Therese Virserius, Founder, Virserius Studio

12 noon
– LUNCH & NETWORKING –

 

1.15pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Bill Walshe, Luxury Hospitality CEO & Founder, PRIDEOLOGY®

Hospitality Leadership 2.0 – Prepare To Pivot

1:45pm
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Margaret McMahon, Global Practice Principal, Wimberly Interiors

MODERATOR
Rick Evans, President, SLH

2.30pm
ESG – HOW DOES IT IMPACT OUR DESIGN STRATEGIES, OPERATIONS AND GUEST EXPERIENCE

As we delve deep into the intersection of ESG principles and its transformative effect on a modern design strategy in hospitality; what does it means for guests. Our distinguished panellists represent a diverse cross-section of our industry and will share insight on how they are approaching this topic.  We will also cover how ESG goals have revolutionized methodologies for hoteliers and ensuring that business not only thrives but also contributes positively.

PANELLISTS
Kona Gray, Principal, EDSA
Paolo Ferrari, Founder, Studio Paolo Ferrari
Rika Lisslö, Vice President Development, Hyatt Americas
Tim Wyman, Vice President of Development – Americas, Virgin Hotels Collection

MODERATOR
Ana Maria Huertas-Iragorri, Global Hospitality Director, Lutron Electronics

3.15pm
– COFFEE/TEA & NETWORKING –

 

3.45pm
ALCHEMY OF AFFLUENCE: THE NEXT CHAPTER IN HIGH-END HOSPITALITY

Traditional opulence is out, personalization is in. Boundaries blur as generations yearn for more than just thread counts and fine dining. In a world awash with glitter, we’re hunting for gold. Join us for a sizzling session on transcending trends to craft a timeless, ever-evolving definition of luxury. It’s the rhapsody of refinement, redefined.

PANELLISTS
Amber Asher, Chief Executive Officer, Standard International
Philipp Weghmann, Vice President & Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection at Marriott International
Guy Heywood, Senior Vice President Operations, Raffles and Orient Express
Marcel Thoma, General Manager Mandarin Oriental New York, and Area Vice President, Operations

MODERATOR
Bashar Wali, Founder and CEO, This Assembly and Practice Hospitality

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
Hästens
Laufen
Northern Lights
Parla
SLH

Event Partners

3lite
Allis
Arteriors
Bernhardt
Brintons
Christoper Hyde
Crestron
DzineElements
Dornbracht
Hammerton Contract
Hansgrohe
Innspace
Momentum
Moser
Richloom
The Rug Company Lab
Vanguard
Viso Lighting
Workwood

Global Media Partner