Dylan’s zest for life is infectious. Clients and colleagues know he moves at 160 mph, constantly collecting inspiration, networking, and creating and expounding on new design concepts. Over the past two decades, he’s curated one of the most diverse portfolios, designing luxury transportation, retail, healthcare, casinos, restaurants and hotels. His strong communication skills make this range possible. To Dylan, no project is insurmountable; it’s a welcome challenge. He’s traveled the world, collecting experiences from the Middle East, Europe and Asia and is currently learning to speak French and Arabic.
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A graduate from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Michal has over 33 years of experience as an Architect in Land and Marine Design. He has been Co-Owner & Board member of Tillberg since 2006.
Michal’s role as Executive Project Director sees him at the front line and responsible for the significant part of the Marine new build and refurbishment projects at Tillberg.
Michal is based in Sweden and is also responsibile for the Polish Studio as Chairman of the Board .
Maria is an established thought-leader within the hospitality design world, admired for her roll-call of beautiful and ingeniously designed projects, sought out by discerning property owners and respected for the value she brings to all her work. She is as confident in imagining large, imposing spaces as she is in creating intimate, cosy interiors; whether designing the boldly contemporary or within the classical genre, she draws on location and cultural heritage and creates something unique. An architect by training and an interior designer by choice, she combines visionary use of space with design that reaches out beyond trend, that is commercially astute, innovative and delightfully surprising.
Maria established MKV Design in London in 2000 after an early career which had taken her from Athens to Milan and onto the UK. Since then, she has cultivated a business which has worked across Europe, in the Middle East and in Africa. Current/recent projects include: the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane; The Grand Hyatt Hotel & Residences, Abu Dhabi; The Royal Savoy, Lausanne; Bürgenstock Hotel, Switzerland; Palace Hotel, Bürgenstock Resort, Switzerland; Alpine Spa, Bürgenstock Resort, Switzerland; Hotel Kempinski Corvinus, Budapest; Makedonia Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece; and Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece, as well as a number of private residential commissions.
Alok b. Nandi is busy with innovation management, strategy and interaction design for multiple companies and institutions, using tools from Human-Centred Design, Design Thinking, Business Model Canvas. As a designer, creative director, design strategist, writer-director, he explores conflicting constraints in evolving and hybrid contexts via his design agency Architempo. He is dealing with storytelling in multiple media, space and technologies, from high-tech interactive installations to low-tech mise-en-scène.
His previous professional experiences include a.o. advertising (P&G – Procter & Gamble), film production, exhibition design and new media in publishing (Casterman – publisher of a.o. Tintin, groupe Flammarion).
Alok Nandi is a lecturer and invited professor as well as regular speaker at international conferences and events (incl. PechaKucha Tokyo, TEDx Flanders). In parallel, he launched PechaKucha Brussels and IxDA local group in Brussels (Interaction Design Association).
Alok Nandi chaired Interaction14 in Amsterdam [1000+ attendees] and currently serves on the IxDA Board of Directors.
Alok Nandi is professor of design, creativity & innovation at Institut Paul Bocuse, hospitality-culinary, founded by 3* Michelin chef Paul Bocuse.
Alex joined JPA in 1999 after many years in senior roles at one of the UK’s largest design practices where he gained a wealth of experience working on a wide range of commercial interiors projects in the hospitality, retail, leisure and tourism sectors.
As Design Director of JPA’s Interior Design team in London he has led many of the hotel, restaurant and airport lounge projects for the company. He has also applied his extensive hospitality experience in delivering JPA’s more recent iconic luxury cruise train projects whilst occasionally influencing some the company’s aviation interiors. Conversely he has integrated thinking from JPA’s aviation team into hospitality projects when appropriate.
Alex is passionate about delivering high-quality solutions through attention to detail to create interiors that blend elegance with practicality.
JPA Design has studios in London, Singapore and Dubai.
Graham has enjoyed three decades immersed in the World of Architecture with a third of his time spent housing people, a third making places of learning more engaging and the remaining time designing delights in the leisure, hospitality, branding and retail sectors. He spent some time in Asia designing a seven storey Private member’s club learning how to conjure high drama with the interiors. The G’s Club uniforms were designed by Karl Lagerfeld and the furnishings were a Western interpretation of 21st Century Chinoiserie.
He launched Envelope Architects to bring truly original concepts to life and he considers himself a beacon of innovation. He has turned perceptions of the humble lodge (his is offgrid), Villa (it is Air BnB ready) and Houseboat (parametric floating forms within tidal power lagoons) on their heads with astonishing outcomes. With his knowledge of smart materials, sculpting software, advanced manufacturing techniques and a wicked sense of bravado he wants to deliver Escapism for your adventurous side. He is an inventor, a visionary, a doodler – he is an Enveloper and Envelopes the topic and provides brave designs for the future.
His Land-Cruise Concept for example considers how best we could enjoy the Hyperloop at a different pace.
Russell Kett is Chairman of the London office of HVS, the leading global specialist hotel valuation, consulting, asset management and brokerage firm which was founded in 1980.
After hotel school, Russell joined Strand Hotels as an internal auditor, then assistant financial controller of London’s Cumberland Hotel. After 18 years with the hotel consultancy divisions of BDO (Horwath Consulting) and Deloitte, he joined HVS in 1995. Russell celebrated his 22nd anniversary with the firm in January 2017.
Russell has some forty years’ specialist hotel consultancy, investment and real estate experience, focused on providing valuation, feasibility, shared ownership, property, brokerage, investment, asset management, strategy and related consultancy services, advising hotel, serviced apartments and hostel companies, banks, developers and investors on all aspects of their hospitality industry related interests, throughout the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.
He is a frequent writer, moderator and speaker on the international hotel industry, especially topics relating to hotel valuation, investment, marketing and finance. He has lectured at leading international hotel schools including Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, IMHI-Essec in Paris, Cornell University, and Oxford Brookes University. Russell received a Lifetime Achievement Award from HOSPA, the hospitality professionals association, in 2011.