Hospitality Interiors #94

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HLDC leads the conversation The Hospitality Leadership & Design Conference (HLDC) gathers the industry’s foremost leaders and creatives to discuss the wealth of activity and opportunity within the hospitality sector – and this year, it’s going global, writes event director Can Faik … After the amazing response and feedback to last year’s venue, we’ve decided to return to the impressive Rosewood London for our London event on 29th June. This event, together with our international conferences in Dubai, Singapore, Los Angeles and New York, will see owners and operators, international designers, analysts and selected suppliers engaging in a lively, informative and inspiring programme of panel discussions and Q&As, helping to shape the future of hospitality leadership and design, and providing an unrivalled platform for insight and inspiration from the industry’s leading figures. In my role as editorial director of Hospitality Interiors, I quite naturally encounter innovative concepts, amazing projects, new ideologies

and outstanding craftsmanship on a regular basis. With our five conferences planned for 2021, we are focused on delivering high-quality events by gathering esteemed groups of panellists from all over the world – individuals whom we feel confident will provide a firstclass one-day networking conference. Presidents, CEOs and senior management from leading investment companies, hotel brands, cruise lines and design studios – including Anton Bawab, Izak Senbahar, Karin Sheppard, Radha Arora, Arash Azarbarzin, Naomi Heaton, Adam Tihany, Therese Virserius, Clint Nagata, Pallavi Dean, Simon Rawlings, Tara Bernerd, Audra Tuskes and Sybille de Margerie, to name just a few – will join the panel discussions, with further leading speakers to be confirmed in the next few weeks. The respected Filip Boyen, chief executive of Forbes Travel Guide (a partner of HLDC), will also be a guest speaker at our global events. Our founding sponsors – Axor, Kaldewei, Laufen, Northern Lights and SLH – are in place, while a plethora of internationally acclaimed design businesses and brands from across the industry are confirmed supporters of the event.

These include WATG, Russell Sage Studio, BLINK, MKV Design, Richmond International, Campbell House, Roar, HBA, SB Architects, Jeffrey Beers International, Dennis Irvine Studio, AB Concept, Living Design and RPW Design. Such is the array of design leaders at the events that Rolls Royce Motor Cars, Veuve Clicquot, Barovier & Toso, Montrose, Tece, Lasvit, Hansgrohe, Alarwool, Skyfold, Bette, Preciosa, Tarkett and Camron PR are also lending HLDC their support. Delegates will be able to take advantage of scheduled networking sessions, providing invaluable opportunities to meet face-to-face with those shaping the future of hospitality and hospitality design. With the calibre of speakers, sponsors, supporters and participants we have gathered so far for this year’s events, I feel confident the informative and inspiring programme of panel discussions and Q&As promises a hospitality conference like no other. See you there!

Adam D. Tihany

Anton Bawab

Pallavi Dean

Radha Arora

Steven Collins

Alexandra Pisani


E.D Hospitality, The Red

Founder & Creative

President, Rosewood

Owner, Henry’s Townhouse

Executive of Development

Tihany Design

Sea Development Company

Director, Roar

Hotels & Resorts

& Temple Guiting Manor

Corinthia Hotels Limited

Filip Boyen

Izak Senbahar

Kara Siffermann

Garth Simmons

Koen Van Malder

Irina & Olga Sundukovy

Chief Executive Officer


Vice President Design

CEO, SE Asia, Japan &

VP Global Design EMEA,

Founders & Creative Dir

Forbes Travel Guide

Alexico Group

Resorts World Las Vegas

South Korea, Accor

Marriott International

Sundukovy Sisters