Agenda

WEDNESDAY, June 14TH, 2017

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Registration
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Cocktails and networking

THURSDAY, June 15TH, 2017

8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Paul Bienkowski, Publisher, Hospitality Design magazine
Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, Editor in Chief, Hospitality Design magazine
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Keynote
Adam Braun, The Promise of a Pencil
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Networking Break
11 a.m. – noon
Keynote
Michelle Moghtader, Shared Studios
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon
Celebrating this year’s Wave of the Future Honorees in a panel discussion:
Christopher Alvarado, Senior Director, Design and Development Services, Two Roads Hospitality
Melissa Haft, Senior Director, Design and Development Services, Two Roads Hospitality
Dominika and Pawel Buck, founders, BUCK.STUDIO
Ruben Caldwell, Jou-Yie Chou, Leigh Salem, and Brian Smith, partners, Studio Tack
Barbara Rourke and Jason St. John, founders, Bells + Whistles
Sabine Vessnow, Director, Development and Sourcing, Sydell Group
James Waterworth, co-founder, Charles and Co Design
1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Networking Break
2 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Keynote
Mitchell Joachim, Planetary ONE and co-author, Super Cells: Building with Biology
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Networking Break
3:30 pm – 5 pm
Owners’ Roundtable
Get face time with owners, developers, and brand executives during HD’s signature event, NextGen-style (with a twist this year):
Christopher Alvarado, Senior Director, Design and Development Services, Two Roads Hospitality
Mari Balestrazzi, Vice President, Americas Design Services, Hyatt Hotels
Kristen Conry, Vice President, Global Design Services Select Hotels, Product & Brand Development, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Amber Eley, Design & Procurement Analyst, Host Hotels & Resorts
Melissa Haft, Senior Director, Design and Development Services, Two Roads Hospitality
Daniel Hyde, Vice President, Design & Construction, Pacifica Hotels
Emily Keip, Studio Head, Americas Design Services, Hyatt
Aliya Khan, Vice President, Design Strategies, Marriott International
Teddy Mayer, Vice President of Design, Virgin Hotels
Susan Nugraha, Director of Design, Tao Group
Kevin O’Shea, Creative Director, Salt Hotels
Lissa Pierce, Architecture & Design, Hotel Indigo, InterContinental Hotels Group
Bernard Schwartz, Co-Founder, APICII
Stacey Sefcik, Design Manager, Hilton
Sarah Smallwood, Marriott International
Sam Suleman, Principal & Executive Vice President, Equinox Hospitality
Lionel Sussman, Vice President, Global Design, Marriott International
Audra Tuskes, Vice President of Design & Creative Director, the Lightstone Group
Kenneth Villamil, Global Vice President, Product & Brand Development, Hyatt Hotels
Sabine Vessnow, Director, Development and Sourcing, Sydell Group
6:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Cocktails and Dinner
Meet in hotel lobby at 6:15 p.m. for transportation
Zaytinya, a José Andrés Restaurant
701 9th Street NW
9:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cordials and Desserts
Fairmont, Washington, DC, Georgetown