Program 2018
Time Session
10:30am Welcome
Session 1 – Exporting to Asia – Design & Tourism
Moderator: Melinda Gee, Essence
Speakers: Dave Baswal, Ovolo Hotels, Jonathan Conroy, WMKCatherine Love, PTW and James Campbell, DWP
Session 2 – Keynote Speaker Joost Bakker
Interviewed by: Mathew Dalby, Rothelowman
12.20pm Lunch
Session 3 – Melbourne – Making a local impression
Moderator: Manuela Marasco, TMCL
Speakers: Grant Filipoff, Bates SmartZhong Chen, Artist (The Chen Hotel) and Lindsay Leeser, Accor
Session 4 – Keynote Speaker Tony Chi
Interviewed by: Angela Biddle, Scott Carver
Session 5 – Transforming Spaces and Experiences through Light and Media
Bruce Ramus, Ramus Illumination
3:35pm Afternoon Tea
Session 6 – Food & Beverage – Designing a Memorable Experience
Moderator: Dugal Mackie, STAR
Speakers: Tony Chi, tonychi, Sven Almenning, The Speakeasy Group and Nicholas Kalogeropoulos, Calibre Feasts
4:50pm Owner, Operator, Guest: Who to Impress?
Moderator: Paul Wiste, Design Assembly
Speakers: Richard Crawford, Marriott, James Wilkinson, HM Magazine and Steven Skarott, SB&G
5:25pm Wrap Up and Closing
Andrew Pickering, SHAPE Australia
5:30pm After Party

* The final program is subject to change.


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