SPEAKERS

Join visionaries and leaders from the world’s most disruptive brands

We believe that to inspire future trends in travel, we need to look beyond what’s happening right now and think about what’s going to happen next. That’s why we invite creative thinkers from around the globe and across industries to share their insights, challenging you to think differently and open your eyes to new perspectives.

2019 LINE-UP

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Alissa Ponchione

Executive Editor, Hospitality Design

Alissa Ponchione

Executive Editor, Hospitality Design

Alissa Ponchione has worked in trade journalism for most of career, writing for Nightclub & Bar magazine, online publication Hotel News Now, and, currently, as executive editor at Hospitality Design magazine, a leading publication in the hospitality industry. She has a degree in journalism from Ohio University and a master’s in literature from American University.

Speaking on:

EMBRACING THE NEW CONSUMER DEFINITION OF ‘LOCAL’

Monday 17th June

Talk

Joey Kotkins

Co-Founder & CEO, Safara

Joey Kotkins

Co-Founder & CEO, Safara

Joey Kotkins is Co-founder and CEO of Safara. He was born and raised in Seattle and graduated from Duke with degrees in Economics and Psychology. Joey founded and sold Inside Social, a marketing analytics company. He has since advised and consulted for many high-growth tech companies. His family worked in the luggage business for 100 years, so you could say he was born with a suitcase in his hand and he has been chasing travel dreams ever since.

Speaking on:

ECONOMIES OF SCALE: HOW TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR GROWTH STRATEGY

Monday 17th June

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Anthony Saniger

CEO, Standard Dose

Anthony Saniger

CEO, Standard Dose

A branding and marketing professional, Anthony Saniger is the founder and CEO of Act Second – a creative and marketing agency based in New York. In doing market research for a client looking to get into the CBD space, Anthony discovered that there was a lot of confusion within the market and misinformation being communicated by brands about the claimed benefits of their products. Finding how unregulated the space was, Anthony sought to create a platform that would serve to both educate consumers on the growing knowledge of CBD and instill confidence in products that were tested and verified. In January 2019 he launched Standard Dose, a multi-brand CBD retailer dedicated to the pursuit of elevated wellness through natural healing practices. Discovering and harnessing the restorative properties of CBD, the platform represents a curated selection of the most effective and trusted plant-based wellness products in the market.

Speaking on:

CANNA-BLISS: HOW REEFER IS TAKING WELLNESS TO NEW HEIGHTS

Monday 17th June

Talk

Maria Moyano

Senior Experiential Producer, Museum of Ice Cream

Maria Moyano

Senior Experiential Producer, Museum of Ice Cream

Maria Moyano is a Senior Experiential Producer for the Museum of Ice Cream taking high-level concepts from ideas to reality. She acquired her Masters of Architecture from Florida International University where she focused on how architecture can ignite human interaction. She started with the Museum Of Ice Cream in 2017 during the design phase of the Miami museum. She currently resides in NYC where she continues to bring dreams to life with the rest of TEAM MOIC. Her favorite ice cream flavor is Mint!

Speaking on:

THE MAP AND THE TERRITORY: NAVIGATING THE INTERNET’S AESTHETICS IN THE REAL WORLD

Monday 17th June

Talk

Melody Serafino

Founder & Partner, No. 29

Melody Serafino

Founder & Partner, No. 29

Melody Serafino is a writer and media relations professional who understands the importance of telling a good story — from both sides of the page. After nine years on the agency side, and as a freelance reporter for Time Out New York, she co-founded No. 29, a full-service communications agency that elevates and gives voice to brands that create impact. Every brand is a reflection of No. 29’s values.

Melody has overseen major campaigns for non-profits, startups, artists, filmmakers, and brands including sustainable sneaker brand VEJA, TEDx, Ad Council & NRDC’s Save the Food campaign, and the UN premiere of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s film HUMAN. Melody has worked with reporters across a range of countries, outlets and beats – from arts and technology to sustainability and fashion. She regularly speaks on the topic of sustainability and the power of storytelling, including at TEDx Summit in Doha, Qatar; the International Conference on Family Planning Youth Pre-Conference in Nusa Dua, Indonesia; and on myriad panels in New York City. She serves on the Fairfield University Alumni Board and is co-president of the Rising Leaders Council for New York Cares, a non-profit organization that engages 60,000+ volunteers every year to help New Yorkers in need. She has also taught “Writing Across Media” at NYU and guest lectured at Parsons. An avid global traveler, Melody can be found riding the Trans-Siberian railway through the steppes of Mongolia, gorilla trekking in Uganda, or teaching junior high students in Ghana.


Speaking on:

Using Sustainability and Creativity to Build a Better Business

Monday 17th June

Talk

Rami Zeidan

Founder & CEO, Life House

Rami Zeidan

Founder & CEO, Life House

Rami is the Founder and CEO of Life House, a new collection of immersive, authentic and affordable boutique hotels meant to inspire more meaningful travel at a price point that allows for more frequent travel. Rami is a creative at heart with a well-rounded career in real estate investing, boutique hotel development, operations, branding, asset management and corporate finance. Prior to Life House Rami held roles at Sydell Group, Starwood and TPG working on luxury brands like Baccarat & 1 Hotels to boutique brands like NoMad, LINE & Freehand. Life House was conjured at the confluence of these experiences with a modern interpretation, a technology DNA and Silicon Valley backing. Rami graduated with honors from The Johns Hopkins University, where he studied Economics, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Management and also played Varsity Soccer. Rami furthered his studies at the London School of Economics studying Finance and Economic History.

Speaking on:

Artechulating the future of hospitality: solving for community through technology

Monday 17th June

Panel

Juliet Kinsman

Writer, Journalist & Broadcaster

Juliet Kinsman

Writer, Journalist & Broadcaster

Freelance writer, broadcaster and hotel expert, and founding editor of Mr & Mrs Smith, Juliet Kinsman set up Bouteco to celebrate sustainable design-led hotels and she helps them create inspiring initiatives and partnerships, then language how they’re having a positive impact and make it a compelling part of their brand story. Juliet's articles about the world’s most special hotels and interviews with travel visionaries, philanthropic hoteliers have appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world, from Condé Nast Traveller to The Guardian and she loves working with award-winning luxury-travel brands to help them develop the skills to communicate why consumers should book with them and inspire journalists and editors to write about them.

Speaking on:

USING SUSTAINABILITY AND CREATIVITY TO BUILD A BETTER BUSINESS

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Anthony Rossi

VP, Global Business Development, Loop

Anthony Rossi

VP, Global Business Development, Loop

Anthony Rossi is the VP, Global Business Development for Loop (TerraCycle company), a global platform that enables consumer product companies and retailers to shift from a disposable supply chain to a durable one.

Anthony has been with Loop since its inception and with Loop’s parent company, TerraCycle, for 7-years. Tony and his team are the first point of contact with brands and retailers interested in partnering with Loop and Anthony works with these stakeholders to get their products into the Loop platform.

Before leading the global business development team for Loop, Anthony was the head of global business development for TerraCycle supporting the company’s growth in 21 markets around the world.

Prior to joining TerraCycle, Anthony earned his business development stripes working in Toronto, Dijon, Budapest, and Vienna for some of the world’s largest professional service firms and financial institutions.

Speaking on:

Using sustainability and creativity to build a better business

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Caitlin Zaino von During

CEO & Co-Founder, Porter & Sail

Caitlin Zaino von During

CEO & Co-Founder, Porter & Sail

Porter & Sail’s CEO and co-founder, Caitlin Zaino von During is a creative technologist and entrepreneur who has dedicated her career to hospitality and travel.

Since founding Porter & Sail in 2014, Caitlin has developed the Company into a leader in transformative hospitality, growing the team globally from a fledging startup to a tour de force in the industry. She has appeared at events from Design Hotels’ Arena* to LE Miami to the Future of Travel, where she advocated for the power of technology to architect a new guest experience for today’s digital age.

Prior to Porter & Sail, Caitlin created and led the popular online food pop-culture magazine, The Urban Grocer, which she later produced and hosted as a television show on the Cooking Channel. She has led a monthly column and digital series for BBC Travel, as well as authored thousands of travel and lifestyle pieces for leading publications, including Lonely Planet, BBC Food, Nota Bene, and Lost At E Minor, amongst others.

In a prior life, Caitlin worked at the United Nations and for Mikhail Gorbachev. She’s also cooked at the James Beard House, hosted a Swiss radio show, and has lived in 5 countries. Caitlin currently resides in New York with her husband, two children and their dog, Taco.

Speaking on:

Next-level living: the new model of integrated hospitality

Monday 17th June

Panel

Leiti Hsu

Co-Founder, Journy

Leiti Hsu

Co-Founder, Journy

Travel entrepreneur and show host Leiti Hsu first hacked her way to making a living as a culinary connector for brands, startups and tourism boards. From fine dining to hole-in-the-walls, she’s your go-to global food gal—an Asian woman millennial Bourdain-Oprah. She’s earned the trust of top chefs, beverage pros, restaurateurs and hoteliers around the world.

Leiti cofounded Journy, a personalized travel planning service, which has planned trips for 15,000+ travelers since launch in 2016; they plan more trips in a week than traditional luxury travel agencies do in a year. Journy was named Travel & Leisure Best App 2017. In 2018, Journy raised a $3.15 million round led by Menlo Ventures.

She also created the food media company Word of Mouth, which began as a nonprofit radio show. WoM tells stories about life through the lens of food. Journy and Word of Mouth combined now reach over a million food and travel lovers online and off.

Leiti has also written for Town & Country and Forbes. She’s been featured in CNN, Vogue, NYMag, Bloomberg and WSJ Magazine. Leiti has worked with the likes of BMW, AB InBev, Verizon, 23andMe, Apple Music, Whole Foods, Unilever, Mandarin Oriental, Wines of Greece, Bordeaux, Austria and Taiwan.

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Monday 17th June

Dirk Dalichau

Managing Director, Eaton Workshop

Dirk Dalichau

Managing Director, Eaton Workshop

Dirk, a German National and hotel nomad, gathered experience across the globe in Europe, UK, USA, Australia and Asia and has been based in Hong Kong for the past 12 years, where he significantly contributed to a changing hotel landscape with projects such as The Mira Hong Kong, Hong Kong’s first warehouse conversion Ovolo Southside and now the Eaton HK transformation and launch as a new progressive Brand and purpose-driven company at the intersection of culture, content, hospitality, wellness, and progressive social change.

His management experience is complemented by a substantial background in creating lifestyle concepts for hotels and restaurants, running lifestyle hotels, holding Chief Operating Officer, Operational Vice President, Hotel General Manager, Regional Marketing and Sales positions for International/Global and family owned Entrepreneurial companies.

With a strong background in creating new concepts as well as re-positioning projects, overseeing renovations, opening hotels, driving culture change and design, motivating teams and with a profound understanding of both the Western and Eastern culture, operations and sales & marketing, Dirk is a recognized professional on trends and new developments.

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Monday 17th June

Pavia Rosati

Founder, Fathom

Pavia Rosati

Founder, Fathom

Pavia Rosati is the founder and CEO of the travel start-up, Fathom, which combines personal stories and destination guides with travel resources and products. Prior to Fathom, she spent nine years as executive editor at DailyCandy, where her responsibilities included scouting new markets; launching new editions; recruiting, hiring, and managing the editorial team; and covering food and travel. Before DailyCandy, she spent four years at America Online as the director of the Entertainment Channel. Her first internet jobs were managing Slate's community (official title: Fraymistress) and editing fashion for NewsCorp's first website. She has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, Departures, and Bon Appetit. She lives in New York City and London.

Speaking on:

From transformation to self-actualisation: exploring a new notion of luxury

Monday 17th June

Panel

Guy Dittrich

Editor-At-Large, Sleeper Magazine

Guy Dittrich

Editor-At-Large, Sleeper Magazine

A hospitality industry expert and a leading journalist in the business and consumer travel fields, Guy Dittrich is that man with the keen eye, sharp wit, and boundless energy you’ve seen moderating our Arena* year after year. An accomplished journalist focusing on hospitality and design, Dittrich has 15-plus years of experiences writing about properties and their designers around the world for magazines such as Wallpaper*, Condé Nast Traveller, and specialist hotel design publication Sleeper, where he is Editor-at-Large.

Speaking on:

Next-level living: the new model of integrated hospitality

Monday 17th June

Panel

Anna Hart

Writer, Journalist

Anna Hart

Writer, Journalist

Anna Hart is a London-based but globally-oriented journalist who regularly writes for The Telegraph, The Times, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Glamour, GQ, The Guardian and Conde Nast Traveller, Sunday Times Travel, Refinery29 and Stylist magazine. She specialises in lifestyle, travel and social trend features, cover interviews and pop culture.

Anna received a graduate scholarship placing her as junior writer at FHM magazine in 2004, where she then worked as staff writer for two years, travelling extensively to covering subjects as varied as Hurricane Katrina and stag weekends in Riga. After leaving to be a freelance writer, she contributed to a variety of publications before taking the role of Commissioning Editor at Grazia magazine, leaving in late 2009, and then Features Editor at Stylist magazine, before leaving to devote herself to writing full-time. She was Contributing Editor (Travel) at Stylist magazine for three years and is now a Travel Columnist at The Daily Telegraph and Adventure Columnist at Suitcase magazine.

Her travel memoir, Departures, was published by Little Brown Book Group in February 2018.

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Monday 17th June

Angie Mar

Executive Chef & Owner, The Beatrice Inn

Angie Mar

Executive Chef & Owner, The Beatrice Inn

Chef Angie Mar has spent the bulk of her life finding new ways to fall in love with food. A native of Seattle, Washington, Chef Mar comes from a family of food lovers and restaurateurs - her aunt was the celebrated Ruby Chow, who pioneered Chinese cuisine in Seattle - and these deep-rooted ties gifted Mar an innate love for bringing people together around a dining table.

Mar had the privilege of training in some of New York City’s most renowned kitchens, including honing her skills at whole animal butchery and open fire techniques at Andrew Tarlow’s lauded Brooklyn restaurants Reynard, Diner, and Marlow & Sons. She went on to work at The Spotted Pig, where she learned an unparalleled dedication to perfection and a love of simplicity.

In October 2013, Mar took the helm of the kitchen in the West Village’s storied Beatrice Inn. Best known for her love of working with whole animals, live fire, and dry ageing techniques, she quickly revamped the menu and developed her signature style. In 2016, Mar bought the Beatrice Inn and made it her own, with a fresh perspective and new energy that transformed the restaurant into one of the most coveted reservations in the city. Under Mar’s guidance, the Beatrice Inn is now known for its meat-forward menu and show-stopping presentations; her signature dry-ageing techniques are widely regarded as some of the most unique and innovative in the country; her Duck Flamb é has graced the cover of Food & Wine ; her Prime Rib was showcased in Bon Appetit; and her hospitality attracts visitors from around the world.

In 2016, Pete Wells awarded the Beatrice Inn two laudatory stars for The New York Times, calling it “one of the most celebratory restaurants in the city” and “a place to go when you want to celebrate your life as an animal.” Mar was named “Chef of the Year 2016” by Thrillist and was chosen as one of Food & Wine ’s “Best New Chefs for 2017”. She has been featured in numerous publications and outlets, including Esquire, Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, People Magazine, Bon Appetit, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many more. Her first book, “Butcher and Beast” (Clarkson Potter) will be published in fall 2019.

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Monday 17th June

Michael Bonadies

President, Bonadies Hospitality

Michael Bonadies

President, Bonadies Hospitality

Highly respected in the hospitality industry as an accomplished entrepreneur, leader, writer, and speaker, Michael Bonadies is currently President of Bonadies Hospitality LLC, an international hospitality firm with projects in the U.S., and across the globe. His projects range from developing the 5-star Mondrian Hotel in Doha, Qatar to creating a fast-casual burger concept for New York City and Beijing to coaching the management teams of emerging brands and start-ups. Among his clients are Grace Bay Resorts, Morgans Hotel Group, Marriott International, Al Hamla Hospitality, Langham Hotels & Resorts, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Salamander Resort & Spa, the Empire State Building, BuzzTable and WeWork.

Previously, Michael was President & CEO of 21c Museum Hotels; and, before that a co-founder of Drew Nieporent’s Myriad Restaurant Group where he helped create and operate such world-famous restaurants as Nobu, Montrachet and Rubicon. Michael has been a contributor to Food Arts, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Wine & Spirits and Santé and won the James Beard Foundation Journalism Award for Magazine Writing on Spirits, Beer and Wine in 1996. In 1998, he published Sip by Sip—An Insider’s Guide to Learning All About Wine. Michael began his hospitality career washing dishes at Clyde’s, in between rugby games, while attending Georgetown University in Washington, DC, from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

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Monday 17th June

Alejandra Martinez

Managing Director, Anónimo

Alejandra Martinez

Managing Director, Anónimo

Alejandra Martínez starts her first entrepreneur adventure in 2007 with a small publishing house in Guadalajara, Mexico that specializes in tailor-made books, magazines and newspapers for cultural spaces, artistic communities, government institutions, restaurants, and shopping malls.

After successfully launching and selling a few publications, in 2010 she founds ArteCareyes, a film, music and contemporary art festival in the Pacific Coast of Mexico. A multi-disciplined cultural platform where Mexican artists, musicians and filmmakers would exhibit their latest creations and share a weekend experience with the international residents of Careyes.

After five successful editions, she sells the festival and launches Anónimo – a contemporary art auction, where the concealment of authorship remains until the piece is sold to the highest bidder. A Non for Profit initiative whose main purpose is to encourage the purchase of art as a process free of preconceived ideas, motivated only by the connection that an anonymous piece can generate After four sold-out editions in Miami, the latest at the Bass Museum and the Faena Forum, and one in Mexico City at the Tamayo Museum, in 2019 Anónimo introduces its first thematic edition in Oaxaca focusing only on TEXTILE. In 2019 Alejandra will carry on with the expansion of Anónimo – as she explores new themes, cities and spaces where the experiment can continue to be challenged – and slowly grow new branches of the company to focus on cultural space activations and collaborations.

Speaking on:

Artechulating the future of hospitality: solving for community through technology

Monday 17th June

Panel

Alice Cabaret

Founder, The Street Society, Co-Founder, GRIND Cities & SCITY

Alice Cabaret

Founder, The Street Society, Co-Founder, GRIND Cities & SCITY

Alice Cabaret is a French urban strategist with international experience in the development of new urban destinations. She is the founder of The Street Society, a creative urban innovation agency, and the co-founder of [S]CITY, a collective exploring the link between neurosciences and urbanism.

She focuses her practice on the development of innovative urban projects including trend forecasting, spatial programming and activations, community development, urban research and public art curation.
Alice holds a Master's degree in Urban Affairs from Sciences Po (Paris) and a certificate in Property Development (ESPI). She is the author of “Back to the Streets” (Wits University Press) and a contributor to the "Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities" (Gestalten).

Alice has shared her experiences as a guest speaker with many organizations including the World Bank, New York University (NYU), Columbia University / Studio X (Rio de Janeiro), Ecole Camondo (Paris), the International Downtown Association (New York), as well as at the UIA World Congress of Architecture (Durban), The Camp (Aix-en-Provence), the Unfinished Conference (Bucarest), the Oui Share festival and FUTUR.E.S. conference (Paris).

Speaking on:

Artechulating the future of hospitality: solving for community through technology

Monday 17th June

Panel

Helen Reavey

Creative Director & Founder, Act+Acre

Helen Reavey

Creative Director & Founder, Act+Acre

New York-based Helen Reavey is among the most innovative editorial hairstylists in the world today. Helen started her career in Ireland styling hair at some of the most progressive salons. But she dreamt of something bigger and knew her true passion was in styling for editorial and runway and made her way to New York.

Since then Helen has had the privilege to work under the direction of Sam Mc Knights at Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Now directing her own shows at Couture and ready to wear in London and Paris.

With an editorially driven aesthetic that is distinctively edgy, Helen has collaborated with the industries top photographers for publications in CR fashion book, Elle, Glamour, Harpers Bazaar, iD magazine, L’Official, Vogue, V magazine, wonderland, WWD, W magazine. Reavey has become a go-to stylist for the world’s leading fashion brands and media outlets.

Speaking on:

Conscious consumption: lessons hospitality can learn from sustainable fashion & beauty

Monday 17th June

Talk

Scott Campbell

Co-Founder, Beboe

Scott Campbell

Co-Founder, Beboe

Scott Campbell is known throughout the world as being one of the most talented hands in the world of tattooing – having tattooed many celebrities and luminaries. Over the last few years, he has gained much acclaim from the fine art community for work in other mediums, which have been seen in some of the most revered collections and museums worldwide. He is an experienced cannabis grower.

Speaking on:

Canna-bliss: How reefer is taking wellness to new heights

Panel

Brian Scherman

VP Lead Creative and Director of Sonic Design, Man Made Music

Brian Scherman

VP Lead Creative and Director of Sonic Design, Man Made Music

Brian Scherman is a Los Angeles based producer, mixer, composer, sound designer, and saxophone player. Scherman began his career as a conservatory-trained saxophone player but fell in love with producing and mixing music from his passion of both technology and the arts. His current role is VP Lead Creative and Director of Sonic Design at Man Made Music, a global sound studio headquartered in New York. Brian leads the creative team for the West Coast office, located on the Jim Henson lot in Hollywood. While at Man Made, Brian has produced, mixed, and composed work for AT&T, DirecTV, Disney, Google, Southwest Airlines, and many others. Outside of Man Made, Brian produces and mixes independent artists across genres, helps them stand out by bringing to life what makes them unique. You can also find him playing saxophone and percussion with bands, artists, and DJs.

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Kristen Lueck

VP Director of Business Development & Partnerships, Man Made Music

Kristen Lueck

VP Director of Business Development & Partnerships, Man Made Music

Kristen Lueck is the Director of Business Development and Partnerships at Man Made Music, building opportunities to unlock the power of sound for entertainment, brands and people. Over the past seven years, she has worked on sonic identities, network rebrands and immersive experiences for clients such as AT&T, Nissan, IMAX, Disney, and Southwest Airlines, and supported programs that explore how music can improve human wellness. Her entertainment background saw her as Music Assistant to Paul Shaffer at The Late Show with David Letterman and programming and marketing film festivals in several states.

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John Taite

EVP Global Business Development & Partnerships, Man Made Music

John Taite

EVP Global Business Development & Partnerships, Man Made Music

In his career as a content entrepreneur for Viacom, BBC and AMC, JT transformed global brands and businesses in the UK, Europe, Africa and the US. He has worked closely with media agencies and clients to deliver record results for Apple, Disney, Verizon, Google, Amazon, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Geico, E-Trade, ABinBev, Bacardi, Warner Brothers and many more.

Before relocating to New York, Taite worked for BBC Worldwide in London as Vice President of Programming for the EMEA region where he launched 12 channels in 12 months and was named one of Europe’s 50 most influential media executives. Prior to that, he worked for Viacom where he was responsible of programming and development for nine MTV and VH1 branded networks in the UK and Ireland.

Taite is a member of the British Academy of Film & Television (Bafta), the American Television Academy (Emmys) and is a regular DJ at MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum.

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Nina Shariati

Transparency & Innovation, Business Expert

Nina Shariati

Transparency & Innovation, Business Expert

Nina Shariati has over 17 years of working experience from the fashion and retail industry. During her years she has had senior global positions within buying, manufacturing, and sustainability and has lived in Bangladesh, China, Sweden and South Korea. Her areas of expertise are within Transparency, innovation, Circularity as well as Diversity and Inclusion.

Speaking on:

Why hospitality is the retail industry’s next frontier

Monday 17th June

Panel

Ling Qing Meng

CEO, Decentral

Ling Qing Meng

CEO, Decentral

Ling Qing Meng is a business owner and investor. Currently he is the CEO of Decentral, which builds financial instruments that allow partner companies to generate or further increase their cashflow off of any traditional asset using asset monetization technology.

Ling Qing has a background in FinTech specializing in ground-up development of AI software and blockchain protocols. He has helped large enterprises from Korea to New York and Silicon Valley as a developer, advisor, security auditor and investor. His thought leadership on Zero-Knowledge Proofs, a form of cryptographic data obfuscation, has empowered a new generation of data transparency and digital transformation.

Prior to blockchain, Ling Qing worked at a Series C Startup Branch.io in Palo Alto building the first to market ad-tech SDK solution for Deeplink-AMP tools for user attribution and customer conversion.

Speaking on:

The next digital disruption: how blockchain and AI will transform guest experience

Monday 17th June

Talk

Gabbi Cahane

Chairman, Multiple

Gabbi Cahane

Chairman, Multiple

As co-founder of strategy firm Multiple, Gabbi works with the founders and funders of category-defining companies to drive innovation and change; define branding; and improve reputation, value and influence. Well versed in all aspects of entrepreneurship, his career as an angel investor has seen him connect collaborators and commercial partners – as well as raising awareness, capital, and a few eyebrows along the way.

Speaking on:

The acquisition game: What’s next for brand takeovers?

Monday 17th June

Talk

Seth Rosenbaum

Co-Founder & CEO, VISTO Images

Seth Rosenbaum

Co-Founder & CEO, VISTO Images

Seth Rosenbaum, Ph.D., is the Co-founder and CEO of VISTO Images, an art consulting company based in Paris and Nicosia. He completed his Ph.D. in 2013 at Harvard University in the English Department. Seth’s doctoral thesis studies twentieth-century notions of taste and style, with a particular focus on American literature, food, and the functions of narrative. Seth has an interest in cognitive science and the arts, an emerging field that studies the way people experience art and preferences on a quantifiable neurological level. Since moving to Cyprus, Seth has taken up windsurfing, the study of Greek, and edited Aglaia Kremezi's book Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts.

Speaking on:

Why hotels are poised to redefine how we look at art

Talk

Bob Roth

CEO, David Lynch Foundation

Bob Roth

CEO, David Lynch Foundation

Bob Roth is one of the most experienced meditation teachers in America. Bob is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation,” the CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, which has provided scholarships for over 1 million at-risk youth to learn to meditate, and president of the Center for Health and Wellness which brings TM to companies, government organizations, and nonprofit charities.

Speaking on:

Mind over matter: exploring the science and art of meditation

Monday 17th June

Talk

Marika Frumes

Director of Development, Training & Community, Standard Hotels and Co-Founder & CEO, HER USA

Marika Frumes

Director of Development, Training & Community, Standard Hotels and Co-Founder & CEO, HER USA

Marika Frumes is a hospitality maven, facilitator of intentional gatherings and a community builder. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of HER USA, and Founder of ‘US’, a movement to gather both men and women together to discuss the topics most relevant in today’s divisive environment.

For over 15 years, Marika served in numerous sales leadership capacities in the hospitality world. In 2016 she became a founding member and Director of BD for One:Night App, an innovative platform for last minute hotel bookings at the best independent hotels.

Marika's community building prowess and sales background align in making her a master organizer, facilitator and advisor. She currently serves as the Director of Training, Development and Community for Standard Hotels.
Marika is known as an expert connector and gatherer. She uses her diverse skill sets throughout the vertices of hospitality and community to elevate various clients via direct consultation.

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Jayson Seidman

CEO, The Basic

Jayson Seidman

CEO, The Basic

Jayson Seidman is the Founder and Principal Managing Partner of Sandstone and its various affiliates, Drifter Hotels and The Basic. Through his years of experience working with Goldman Sachs, LNR Property (now Starwood Capital), Credit Suisse, and most recently as the Head of Development for SHVO in New York, he has gained key knowledge concerning the financial implications and methods for developing ground-up or repositioning a property through pragmatic creative approaches, smart sustainable design, and problem mitigation. Jayson possesses wide-ranging real estate knowledge, including a strong background in hotel finance, operations, design development, asset and portfolio management, and acquisitions, as well as the structuring of capital for complex real estate transactions. Recent projects include 3 hotels in New Orleans, The Drifter, The Frenchmen and the Hotel Saint Vincent and 2 Texas hotels, The East Austin Hotel and The Basic Marfa.

Speaking on:

A Higher State of Hospitality

Talk

Adam Larter

Strategic Account Director, Studio Black Tomato

Adam Larter

Strategic Account Director, Studio Black Tomato

Adam is the Strategic Account Director at Studio Black Tomato. He comes from a traditional advertising agency background having started his career at Ogilvy.

Since then he has been working at smaller agencies focusing on collaborative brand consultancy work largely in the engaging high-net-worth individuals for luxury/lifestyle brands in the travel and hospitality sector.

In Adam’s spare time he is an award-winning comedian and he draws upon this experience to lead brand consultancy workshops with energy and enthusiasm.

Speaking on:

How to authentically build sustainability into your brand

Monday 17th June

Workshop

Jon Cockley

Co-Founder, Handsome Frank

Jon Cockley

Co-Founder, Handsome Frank

Jon Cockley co-founded the UK based illustration agency Handsome Frank in 2010. The agency represents some of the world's leading illustrators and image makers including Jean Jullien, Malika Favre and Tom Haugomat. Working across advertising, design and publishing, their client list includes Google, Amazon, Budweiser and Nike. Prior to founding the agency Jon spent a decade working in publishing for London based titles Creative Review and Design Week.

Speaking on:

The map and the territory: navigating the Internet’s aesthetics in the real world

Talk

Francesa Gavin

Curator, Consultant, Editor

Francesa Gavin

Curator, Consultant, Editor

Francesca Gavin was the founding curator of the Soho House group. She put together bespoke a collection of over 3000 works over seven years for the luxury hotel and club group. The works which hang in London, New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Berlin and Istanbul are now worth over $6 million. She was the co-curator of the Historical Exhibition of the Manifesta11 biennial in Zurich and has curated exhibitions internationally. She is the Art Editor of Twin, editor at large at Kaleidoscope and contributing editor at Good Trouble, Beauty Papers and Semaine.com. Gavin has written six books and has contributed to publications including The Financial Times, Dazed, Mousse, AnOther and Newsweek. She has a monthly radio show Rough Version on NTS Radio on art and music.

Speaking on:

Why hotels are poised to redefine the art world

Monday 17th June

Talk

Allie Hoffman

Founder, Equality Equation

Allie Hoffman

Founder, Equality Equation

For the past 14 years, Allie has been intersecting art, activism and media to create seismic social and cultural change. To date, media that Allie has produced or directed has been viewed more than 150 million times. She's been directly involved in changing laws in 27 different states, and she's produced events that have been attended by over 5000 people. In her role as founder of the Equality Equation, Allie currently manages relationships with clients like Alicia Keys, Charlize Theron, Van Jones, and Caitlyn Jenner, and delivers their impact-infused messages to over 2M people a day. Her work is regularly featured in Upworthy, NowThis, Teen Vogue and the Guardian, to name a few.

Speaking on:

Intersectional power building: Using art, culture and digital media to redefine social identities

Monday 17th June

Talk

Aja Monet

Poet, Performer, Educator

Aja Monet

Poet, Performer, Educator

Aja Monet is a Caribbean American poet, performer, and educator. Her poems are wise, lyrical, and courageous. Aja Monet was awarded the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title and has been internationally recognized for combining her spellbound voice and vivid poetic imagery on stage. In 2018, Aja Monet’s first full collection of poetry, My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. She read the title poem of her collection at the National Women’s March on Washington DC in 2017 to commemorate women of the Diaspora. Aja has independently published several chapbooks including Inner-City Chants & Cyborg Cyphers (2014) and The Black Unicorn Sings (2010). In 2012, she collaborated with poet/musician Saul Williams on the book Chorus: A literary Mixtape, an anthem of a new generation of poets. Aja Monet currently lives in Little Haiti, Miami where she is co-founder of Smoke Signals Studio, a community collective dedicated to music, art, culture, and community organizing. Inspired by poet June Jordan’s revolutionary blueprint, Aja facilitates “Voices: Poetry for the People,” a poetry workshop for grassroots community organizers and leaders. The workshop created the first annual Maroon Poetry Festival in Liberty City, Miami to honor elder cultural workers for their commitment to radical truth-telling. She was a featured speaker at TEDWomen 2018 for her meaningful work in South Florida with Smoke Signals Studio.

Speaking on:

The Poetic Sojourn: Travel as a metaphor for connection, community, and collaboration

Monday 17th June

Talk

Adam Wallace

Founder & CEO, Spherical

Adam Wallace

Founder & CEO, Spherical

Spherical is a digital marketing agency for luxury and lifestyle brands in hospitality and travel. Based in SoHo, Manhattan with a growing presence in Bangkok and Barcelona, the team tells compelling stories through a creative, insights-driven approach to all things digital. Spherical works with high-calibre brands including Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, EDITION Hotels, Highgate, and many of the top lifestyle hotel brands.

Prior to Spherical, Adam was known for his work at the Roger Smith Hotel where he helped establish the hotel's reputation as a pioneer in social media marketing in the hospitality industry.

Wallace has been featured as a speaker at dozens of conferences across North America and Europe and is widely recognized as an innovator in online marketing in travel and tourism.

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Monday 17th June

Maïa Morgensztern

Founder & Editor, CULTURE ALT

Maïa Morgensztern

Founder & Editor, CULTURE ALT

Maïa Morgensztern is a freelance culture journalist and broadcaster. She has written extensively for GQ, Madame Figaro, Modern Weekly and Numéro, among others.

She is the Founder and Editor of CULTURE ALT, a digital magazine and series of podcast interviews celebrating icons in the art, design, gastronomy, lifestyle and film industries. Past guests include artists Jeff Koons and Marina Abramović, designers Sir Terence Conran and Jean Paul Gaultier, architect Sir David Adjaye, Palme d'Or Winner Jacques Audiard as well as World's Best Chef Massimo Bottura.

CULTURE ALT also curates tailor-made, money-can’t-buy cultural experiences for corporate and private clients. Partners include Christie’s, Sotheby’s, The Dorchester, Le Meurice, Fiac!, Frieze, TATE and UBS private bank.

As a board member of several art and science charities, she helped raise millions for educational and research programmes.

Prior to setting up CULTURE ALT, Maïa was the Art and Auction Manager for Robert Wilson's Watermill Foundation in New York. She also served as the Culture editor of London-based radio station FRL for 6 years. She holds a Masters II in Art History from the Sorbonne, Paris.

Maïa can be found on Instagram @maiamorgen

Speaking on:

Why hotels are poised to redefine the art world

Talk

Rob Holzer

Founder & CEO, Matter Unlimited

Rob Holzer

Founder & CEO, Matter Unlimited

Rob is a 20-year veteran leader in the advertising and digital agency world. In 2011 he founded Matter Unlimited, a pioneering creative and strategic agency, to drive positive lasting change in the world by leveraging the power of advertising, digital marketing and creative storytelling. Under Rob’s leadership, Matter Unlimited has created powerful award-winning work for client partners including Facebook, Abbott, Merck For Mothers, UNICEF, The Obama Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, ABC/Disney, Kimpton Hotels and TED.

Prior to founding Matter Unlimited, Rob was Founder and CEO of Syrup, which he created in 1998. In 2007, he successfully navigated Syrup through their acquisition by LBi (now Digitas/LBi, part of Publicis). Among other efforts, Rob is a global mentor for Endeavor.org and founding member of The Civic Nation Creative Alliance, a group created by The White House under President Obama to connect key social initiatives to the country’s top creative talent.

Speaking on:

The opportunity for innovation in the new purpose-led economy

Talk

Matt Delaney

National Manager, Innovation, Equinox

Matt Delaney

National Manager, Innovation, Equinox

Matt Delaney currently serves as the National Manager of Innovation for Equinox, a global lifestyle brand and leader in High Performance Living. Prior to taking this role he spent the last decade as a Health Coach, Manual therapist and International Educator, helping people from all walks of life improve their health and maximize the potential within themselves.

Speaking on:

Master your night to own your day

Monday 17th June

Talk

Harsha Chanrai

Founder and CEO, Saira Hospitality

Harsha Chanrai

Founder and CEO, Saira Hospitality

From a young age, Harsha Chanrai was strongly influenced by her father’s philanthropic work in primary health care, eye-care, and safe water projects in Nigeria and India, in addition to his work with Mother Teresa. Seeking a way to merge her passion for hospitality with her deeply rooted dedication to philanthropy, Harsha enrolled in the MMH graduate program at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, where she began developing the concept for Saira Hospitality.

Saira partners with luxury and lifestyle hotels, creating bespoke pop-up schools to educate and empower local communities for employment in hospitality. Saira creates meaningful partnerships between luxury hotels and the communities they inhabit and offers hotel partners community diplomacy, higher retention and local talent.

Today Saira has graduated 175 Saira students with 100% ROI to participating hotel partners, including Virgin Limited Edition, Rosewood Hotels, Autograph Collection, Bunkhouse Hotels and Costa Palmas Beach Club (managed by Four Seasons Hotels). Saira’s pop-ups have taken Harsha to Los Angeles, Mexico and the British Virgin Islands over the last three years. From her upbringing in London to her career with Six Senses, Fullerton Hotel and Aman Resort across Asia, Harsha brings a global eye for education and hospitality to her work around the world.

Speaking on:

Embracing the new consumer definition of ‘local’

Monday 17th June

Talk

Nick Ford-Young

Head of Studio, Studio Black Tomato

Nick Ford-Young

Head of Studio, Studio Black Tomato

Nick Ford-Young is Head of Studio Black Tomato, the brand strategy and content creation agency borne out of the Black Tomato luxury travel group.

Nick has extensive brand consultancy and creative content experience working with prestigious luxury and lifestyle brands such as Cadillac, One & Only, Clinique, Diageo, American Airlines and Barclays Wealth.

Having also previously run his own enterprise business Nick’s experience on both sides of the fence puts him in a great position to understand brands’ short and long term strategic needs.

Speaking on:

How to authentically build sustainability into your brand

Monday 17th June

Workshop

Hannah Bronfman

Director of Sustainability & Impact, SH Hotels & Resorts

Hannah Bronfman

Director of Sustainability & Impact, SH Hotels & Resorts

Hannah Bronfman is the Director of Impact and Sustainability for SH Group. Hannah has over 10 years of experience as a sustainability and green building expert, including a background in program implementation and communications with a special focus on corporate real estate and hospitality. She has worked with organizations to incorporate sustainability across their business practices, from corporate-level initiatives and policies to building-portfolio management.

In her role, Hannah works with our property and corporate teams to enhance our sustainability strategy, implement new programs, and ensure that our sustainable business and building strategies bolster the 1 Hotels brand.

Hannah joined SH Group from WSP USA (formerly YR&G) where she was the Director of the Corporate Sustainability Team. Key clients included Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Tishman Speyer, The Dust Organization, and the US Green Building Council. Prior to WSP, Hannah held technical positions within MEP engineering firms, working specifically on green building design and operations of buildings. Hannah is currently an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University teaching courses on sustainable construction management.

Hannah holds a bachelor’s degree in General Science and Geography from the University of Oregon. Additionally, she studied visual communications at the Pacific Northwest College of Arts.

Speaking on:

Using sustainability and creativity to build a better business

Monday 17th June

Panel

Tom Marchant

Co-Founder, Black Tomato

Tom Marchant

Co-Founder, Black Tomato

Tom Marchant is an entrepreneur known for launching some of the fastest growing, award-winning brands in the luxury travel and lifestyle sector. He is owner and co-founder of The Black Tomato Group, parent company of the travel brands Black Tomato and Epic Tomato, along with incentive agency The Black Tomato Agency and Studio Black Tomato, the award-winning content and strategy agency. As co-founder, Tom leads the group’s business development, marketing and creative strategies.

Black Tomato has grown to be recognized as the leading authority in the world on luxury travel and caters to a global list of discerning clients. Unearthing clients’ passions and making these a reality is paramount to Black Tomato’s core and have inspired Tom, his partners and their team to create ground-breaking products such as 'Blink', pop-up luxury accommodations in remote areas, lauded in Bloomberg as “the coolest thing to hit the travel world.”

Tom regularly writes and speaks on trends and the future of the luxury travel and lifestyle industries at conferences and on broadcast segments around the world and has been named young entrepreneur of the year by the British Travel Industry Hall of Fame. Tom and Black Tomato have been identified in the media by publications such as Vogue, The NY Times, Conde Nast Traveller, Forbes and the FT as leaders in shaping the future of the luxury travel and lifestyle industries. Tom is a former member of Travel and Leisure's Advisory board and sits as a member of AFAR media's advisory board. In 2018 Conde Nast Traveller named him as one of the 50 people in the world changing the way you travel.

Tom is a columnist for Harper’s Bazaar and Inc Magazine and in 2018 was selected to join the American Express Platinum Collective, an exclusive advisory board comprised of industry leaders tasked to inspire and inform the continued development of access and experiences for card members, providing a fresh perspective and creative guidance to the storied brand.

Speaking on:

From transformation to self-actualisation: exploring a new notion of luxury

Panel

Stacy Shoemaker

Vice President, Hospitality Design

Stacy Shoemaker

Vice President, Hospitality Design

Stacy Shoemaker Rauen is a well-respected and talented editor and writer, and is the editor in chief of Hospitality Design (HD) magazine, the leading publication for the industry, as well as vice president of the Hospitality Design (HD) Group, driving the strategic direction and programming for the overall brand. Owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, the HD Group includes Hospitality Design magazine, HD Expo, HD Summit, HD NextGen Forum, HD Awards, HD Platinum Circle Awards Gala, HD CitySCENE, HD SiteSeeing, and the soon-to-launch HD Elevate. Shoemaker Rauen also oversees Contract and the magazine’s multiple events.

Rauen—who has been with the magazine for 16 years—is a noted speaker at industry events, and as an avid tracker of trends, places, projects, and people, she puts together panels at HD's conferences, and has been quoted in various respected media outlets including CNBC and the Washington Post. She holds two degrees from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, including a master's in magazine journalism.

Speaking on:

Embracing the new consumer definition of ‘local’

Panel

David Bowd

Co-Founder, Salt Hotels

David Bowd

Co-Founder, Salt Hotels

Starting as a Bellman, David has worked up the ranks for Hilton & Marriott before taking his first General Management position in 2001 for Thistle Hotels. David then joined Ian Schrager as GM for St Martins Lane Hotel and soon after to Regional Vice President overseeing both London Hotels and the planned European expansion. After 6 very successful years, David moved stateside to become Senior Vice President of Operations for Morgans Hotel Group overseeing the operations for 11 properties located in London, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and New York. In 2009 David re-joined Ian Schrager as Managing Director where he assisted in the creation and opening of the new PUBLIC brand. David joined Andre Balazs in 2011 as Chief Operating Officer for both the Luxury Collection and the Standard Brand, in this role David oversaw the opening of the much acclaimed Chiltern Firehouse in London.

In 2013 David founded Salt Hotels with partner Kevin O’Shea which owns and operates 4 hotels in NY, NJ & Cape Cod with 3 under development in New York, London, and Asbury Park NJ.

David is a founder and principal of DDK the Management company in partnership with Williams Sonoma to create west elm Hotels launching in 2019.

Speaking on:

Embracing the new consumer definition of ‘local’

Panel

Markus Schreyer

VP - The Americas, Design Hotels

Markus Schreyer

VP - The Americas, Design Hotels

Markus Schreyer is part of the senior leadership team at Design Hotels, a handpicked collection of over 300 design-driven luxury hotels across the globe. As the Vice President of The Americas, he is responsible for leading the group’s search for visionary independent hotels in the region and supporting the ongoing success of member hotels across the lifestyle travel industry.

Coming from over 15 years of experience in global hospitality, and formerly Starwood’s Director of Marketing in East & Central Europe, where he was responsible for brand, digital, loyalty and partnership marketing, he now strategizes with design-forward boutique hotels and seeks to bridge the gap between exceptional creatives and hospitality. He is passionate about empowering innovation and the next wave of hospitality concepts and cultural programming, and in 2016 introduced Further, a Design Hotels initiative, a laboratory for experiential hospitality that brings spaces into dialogue with the latest artistic and social movements. Markus holds a Master of Business Administration and a PhD in Innovation Management, and is a regular contributor to industry and innovation publications.

Speaking on:

Artechulating the future of hospitality: Solving for community through technology

Panel

Nate Storey

Features Director, Surface

Nate Storey

Features Director, Surface

As the features director at Surface, Nate Storey oversees long-form and in-depth content operations across Surface Media's many platforms, and works on partnerships and brand extensions including the Surface Travel Awards, an annual program that celebrates the best of travel and design. His previous stops include Travel + Leisure and Men's Journal, and he's contributed to publications such as The New York Times and Conde Nast Traveller.

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Monday 17th June

Erin Muscatelli

Programming & Partnerships, Saira Hospitality

Erin Muscatelli

Programming & Partnerships, Saira Hospitality

With over 20 years of global experience in the entertainment, hospitality and real estate industries, Erin delivers a comprehensive range of impactful lifestyle and experience services to individual and corporate clients.

During her many years working in membership at Soho House, she cultivated an expertise in connecting brand purpose to elevated customer experience, through environment and experience design.

Most recently, she has been working with companies whose aspirations are loftier than the bottom line success, helping them innovate new business models that bring self-interest and societal benefit together as mutually reinforcing components, marking their achievements not only by personal financial gain but also by a positive social impact.

Erin recently launched her company Other People’s Property, specializing in the design and execution of creative business and brand development solutions in the age of technology.

Speaking on:

CULTIVATING THE HOSPITALITY GENE: THE INFINITE RETURN ON HUMAN INVESTMENT

Monday 17th June

Talk

Alain Sylvain

Founder / CEO, Sylvain Labs

Alain Sylvain

Founder / CEO, Sylvain Labs

Alain is the founder and CEO of Sylvain Labs, a strategy and design consultancy that helps companies seize the reality and potential of their business, products and brands. Clients include Google, American Express, Airbnb, Spotify, Blackrock, Samsung, Pepsico, AB InBev, Jet, IKEA, GM, Sonos, the NBA, and others. Founded in 2010, the company is headquartered in NYC, with offices in Amsterdam and Richmond, VA, and is a Certified B-Corporation.

In addition to Sylvain Labs, Alain is a partner and investor in several ventures, including Master + Dynamic, a design-driven, premium audio brand, So Choice Softworks, a mobile gaming company, Lilo, an açai bowl company, and PetMio, a smart pet food startup. In addition, he has served as executive producer on short documentaries, including Some Kind of Quest, a profile of one very unique individual and his journey to keep a dream on track, and Instafame, an exploration into the psychological impact of digital fame on young people.

Prior to founding Sylvain Labs, Alain was managing director at Redscout and a lead strategist at Mother New York. He also held positions at The Martin Agency, Publicis and SS+K. He frequently shares his perspective on innovation, culture, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The New York Times, Monocle, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Quartz, AdAge, Paper Magazine and others. He is also a current board member of Plus Pool and the VCU Brandcenter. Additionally, Alain is an active contributor to various non-profit initiatives around the world.

Alain attended Columbia University’s SIPA and Columbia Business School, as well as Vassar College.

Speaking on:

From transformation to self-actualisation: exploring a new notion of luxury

Monday 17th June

Talk

Righteous tourism in action

Work

Ana Andjelic

Forbes CMO Next, Brand Growth Leader, Doctor of Sociology

Ana Andjelic

Forbes CMO Next, Brand Growth Leader, Doctor of Sociology

Ana Andjelic is a strategist, writer and doctor of sociology. She is obsessed with how technology changes the relationship between people and brands. Ana’s job is to help luxury, fashion and lifestyle companies transform into modern businesses. Her approach is best described as design thinking meets modern marketing meets technology, and she uses it in everything from advising MIT Media Lab students on how to launch their ideas into the real world to figuring out top luxury brands’ strategy to observing the counterfeit scene on Canal Street. Ana works with global brands across the US, Europe and Asia and often speaks at the international conferences. Her achievements include Luxury Women to Watch 2016, The Guardian’s Top Ten​ Digital Strategists to Watch, as well as critical business and brand impact for clients.

Speaking on:

Why hospitality is the retail industry’s next frontier

Panel

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