WEDNESDAY, June 15TH, 2016

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Cocktails and conversation with Larry Traxler, senior vice president,
global design services, Hilton Worldwide

THURSDAY, June 16TH, 2016

8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Paul Bienkowski, Publisher, Hospitality Design magazine
Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, Editor in Chief, Hospitality Design magazine
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
David Rose, The Internet of Things
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Networking Break
11 a.m. – noon
Jason Roberts, The Better Block Projects
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Celebrating this year’s Wave of the Future Honorees in a panel discussion:
Michelle Behr, Vice President of Design and Construction, Highgate
Matthew Goodrich, Chief Creative Office, AvroKO
Christina Luk, Director, LUKSTUDIO
Teddy Mayer, Vice President of Design, Virgin Hotels
Kevin O’Shea, Creative Director and Co-Founder, Salt Hotels
Ana Milena Hernandez Palacios and Christophe Penasse, Co-Founders, Masquespacio
1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Networking Break
2 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Nina Tandon, Super Cells
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:
• Christopher Alvarado, Senior Director of Design and Development, Commune Hotels + Resorts
• Mari Balestrazzi, Vice President of Design, Hyatt
• Michelle Behr, Vice President of Design and Construction, Highgate
• Kristen Conry, Vice President Product and Brand Development, Hyatt
• Jay Goldsmith, Design Specialist, Hilton Worldwide
• Danny Hyde, Vice President Design and Construction, Pacifica Hotels
• Emily Keip, Regional Vice President | Studio Head Americas Design Services, Hyatt
• Sarah Klymson, Regional Vice President, Hyatt
• Vito Lotta, Senior Director of Design, Hilton Worldwide
• Tony Machado, Vice President Design and Construction, Morgans Hotel Group
• Sana Mahmood, Senior Manager Interior Designer, Marriott International
• Teddy Mayer, Vice President of Design, Virgin Hotels
• Kevin O’Shea, Founder and Creative Director, Salt Hotels
• Jessica Pfeifer, Senior Manager Design and Procurement, Host Hotels & Resorts
• Antonio Maria Rodriguez, Europe Project Director, Hilton Worldwide
• Sarah Smallwood, Senior Interior Design Manager, Marriott International
• Sam Suleman, Principal and Executive Vice President, Equinox Hospitality
• Audra Tuskes, Vice President of Design and Creative Director, The Lightstone Group
• Sabine Vessnow Khera, Director of Development-Sourcing, Sydell Group
• Kenneth Villamil, Global Vice President, Product and Brand Design, Hyatt
• Stephanie Ward, Design Manager, Hilton Worldwide
6:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Cocktails and Dinner
Meet in hotel lobby at 6:15 p.m. for transportation
Tico DC, 1926 14th Street NW
9:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cordials and Desserts at the Watergate