SEMINAR PROGRAMME 2015
08:30 – 09:20
Hotel Development Drivers – what’s behind the data that determines development decisions
2015 has been another very interesting year with some unexpected shifts in performance across the Asia Pacific region – both negative and positive. The pipeline of new hotel supply remains strong but with large variations from country to country. Have investors and developers learnt lessons of the past or is there a speculative bubble about to burst? In this session Jesper will give highlights of regional hotel performance, pipeline and overall shifts in profitability whilst also exploring specific areas in more depth. Which markets are hot and which ones more long-term? Find out what’s in store for the Asia Pacific hotel market.
14:50 – 15:50
Tomorrow’s World Today
Dr Graeme Codrington is a Futurist. He is an author and researcher with 5 degrees, 4 best-selling books and a full-time research team at his company, TomorrowToday. His revelations on how our working world is set to change are utterly compelling. Prepare to be challenged! With deft use of multimedia, a gently rebuking humour and an engaging style, Graeme’s insights are accessible and inspiring and will take you uncomfortably close to Tomorrow’s World Today.
Graeme will help us sharpen our gaze into the future of hotel design as we contemplate a paradigm shift in work culture which has big implications on the interior and product design industries. Hotel interior design as we know it is set to be transformed over the next decade as the disruptive forces of Workplace Automation, Demographics (travellers are getting older), the Environment and Smart Devices converge to impact on our industry: how we live, work, interact and connect with each other. Graeme’s mission is to prepare industry leaders for such change so they can guide their organisations more confidently through these shifting tides without losing too many overboard.
08:30 – 09:30
Keynote Seminar – Hospitality Vision
Drawing on decades of experience Carl will explore the broader creative influences and current trends in hospitality design and how they are interpreted in different market segments. His work as a Partner at Bangkok-based P49 Deesign & Associates encompasses resorts, urban hotels and spas in the luxury sector spanning a wide geographical area across Central and South East Asia through to the Middle East and Europe. Looking at issues of convergence, demographics, psychographics, branding and sustainability new light will be thrown on the creative design process. Following a presentation of his thoughts Carl will then be joined by our conference moderator Guy Dittrich for an on-stage conversation.
13:05 – 14:05
PANEL DISCUSSION – Good Design
Good design sounds simple. Certainly it is what we all aim for. But it means wildly different things for the different stakeholders in hospitality design. Guests might want intuitive design or ease of use, whilst owners may be looking at longevity and return on investment. And what of the operator who has to actually make design work? We gather together speakers from all of these points of view (we are all guests, right?!) to explore what makes good design today in the world of hospitality.