SEMINAR PROGRAMME 2014
08.30 – 09.20
Making your Numbers – hotel performance, projections and pipeline
KATHRYN MILLER, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, STR GLOBAL
It’s good to know where we are today and STR Global provide hotel performance data in extraordinary detail throughout EMEA. Presenting this post-breakfast opener to the seminar programme in easily digestible portions, Kathryn continues by explaining where you should be heading for new business with a look at the hotel development pipeline.
14:50 – 15:50
Keynote Seminar – Almost-Not-Designed-Look Design
EERO KOIVISTO, FOUNDING PARTNER, CLAESSON KOIVISTO RUNE
Join the charismatic Eero Koivisto, one of the three founding partners of the Stockholm success story, Claesson Koivisto Rune, as he explores the world of the “almost-not-designed-look”. Why he likes certain hotels and restaurants from a ‘beyond design’ perspective. Eero’s view on the world of hospitality design will be followed by a one-on-one conversation with Guy Dittrich that will explore the parallels between designing objects and designing volumes, how their work in other sectors informs their hospitality design, the sharing of design ideas between projects and at different scales as illustrated by Claesson Koivisto Rune’s work.
08.30 – 09.30
New Nordic – Panel Discussion
What is the manifesto behind the power of Scandinavian hospitality design? What are the region’s strengths and weaknesses design-wise? How and why do designs differ from those in other countries? Is there really a specific Scandinavian hospitality design aesthetic today? Discover the answers to these and many more questions posed to our panel of experts that represent some of the most creative operators and designers around.
ERIK NISSEN JOHANSEN, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, STYLT TRAMPOLI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN.
KRISTIINA MICHELSSON, CEO, STUDIO ARCIBELLA OY, HELSINKI, FINLAND
CATARINA MOLEN RUNNÄS, CEO, NORDIC PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AB, OSLO, NORWAY
JOHAN MICHELSON, VP BRAND AND MARKETING, SCANDIC HOTELS, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.
13.05 – 14.05
PLAY – Branded spaces and experience design
JOHANNES TORPE, FOUNDER, JOHANNES TORPE STUDIOS AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BANG & OLUFSEN
With more than a decade of experience in the branded space, Johannes shares his insights into creating branded experiences within restaurant, retail and hospitality design. Centred around a variety of case studies by Johannes Torpe Studios, be prepared for a 360-degree view on how to build successful branded spaces and incorporate an element of entertainment that provides a holistic experience. The speech is an entertaining roller-coaster ride of design projects, experiences, personal anecdotes mixed together with valid business examples.
“If it feels like work you are doing it wrong” – Johannes Torpe