SEMINAR PROGRAMME 2015
08.30 – 09.20
Way to Go
JAMIE CHAPPELL – GLOBAL BUSINESS DIRECTOR, HORWATH HTL
He kick started our seminar programme back in Stockholm in 2006. We are delighted to welcome back Jamie Chappell now in his global role at Howarth HTL. One of the gifted few who can make figures make sense and with added humour! Jamie will take us on the journey of the industry over the last decade – the ups and inevitable downs – and the learnings that we can take away. With a close look at performance in Europe we will also find out what to expect, particularly with regard to pipeline, in the years to come.
“The hotel investment industry works on a 10-year cycle but the industry has a 5-year memory”. Let Jamie help you avoid the pitfalls of the past as he shares his experience.
14:50 – 15:50
Keynote Seminar – Tomorrow’s World Today
DR GRAEME CODRINGTON, CO-FOUNDER AND INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OF TOMORROWTODAY, A GLOBAL FIRM OF FUTURISTS AND BUSINESS STRATEGISTS.
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.
True to our ’10 years’ theme, 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
CHARLES LEON, DIRECTOR, LEON BLACK
Charles’s talk ‘In the lap of luxury’ at HI Design Europe 2013 received the highest ratings from delegates ever recorded at any previous HI Design event. So, to help mark the tenth birthday, it seems fitting to invite him back to present his latest thought provoking talk – Fatal Optimism. An Engineer and a Designer are trekking in the dense Sumatran jungle when suddenly a tiger leaps out in front of them. Who is the fittest for survival? The Engineer takes out his calculator and works out the odds of one or other of them surviving, by which time the Tiger is upon him and he’s dead. The Designer reacts immediately, grabs his aftershave from his backpack and knocks the tiger out with the fumes and survives. Intuitive and innovative thinking are uniquely human and built into our DNA by millennia of evolution. Without intuition, emotion and bias we have no view of the world, no view of our past and no view of the future. How do designers and innovators learn to use these skills and create a view of the future and what’s happening in the mind of an innovator? In this talk, Charles will explore why designers minds are different. He will look at Brain Biases, Zombies, Empathy, Emotion, Evolution, Attention, Concentration, Consciousness, Beliefs, Constructing internal stories, Qualia, Other People’s Minds, the Triune brain, Mentalese, and why we are hardwired for Optimism. And if he can get through all of that then he will explore how can we make environments that are more conducive to innovation. His talk will involve audience participation, fun, humour, animations and some difficult ideas about how a designers minddiffers from the rest of humankind.
13.05 – 14.05
Ten X Ten – Panel Discussion
How much has changed in the world of hospitality design in the decade since HI Design was launched? The industry is often seen as a sleeping giant or super tanker taking ages to change direction. We ask four experts to tell us what they see as the most significant advances in the hospitality space in the last 10 years. Could that be technology, brand, materials or even the design process itself? Who knows, perhaps even guest expectations! All will be revealed in this quick paced look in the mirror followed by speculation of what the next 10 years might hold. Be ready with your point of view to join in the discussion. As usual it will be an open house aiming to get you the trends information you always ask for.
INGE MOORE, PRINCIPAL AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GALLERY HBA AND PRESIDENT EUROPE OF HBA INTERNATIONAL
HAKAN OZKASIKCI, DIRECTOR OF ARCHITECTURE, INTERCONTINENTAL BRAND, EUROPE
UNA BARAC, DIRECTOR, SCOTT BROWNRIGG
CATHERINE MARTIN, EDITOR, SLEEPER