7-8 September 2022
ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre

7-8 September 2022
ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre

Wed 2 June 2021

Surprise and delight: Deliver experiences or perish!

Michael McCann Founder / Principal Dreamtime Australia Design 
Your restaurants, bars and common areas are more than functional spaces, they're opportunities to tell stories, engage, and create experiences your guests will remember. In this session, award-winning designer Michael McCann will share his thoughts on how design can play an integral role in surprising and delighting customers through memorable and meaningful interactions.
Wed 2 June 2021

The future of hotel design: Human-centred

Donn Salisbury Director Electrolight 
Jeffery Copolov Director of Interior Design Bates Smart 
Juliet Ashworth Owner CHADA 
Mathew Dalby Creative Leader  
Change is inevitable and heavily impacts everything, including the way we design and re-design hotels. The deeply human-centric nature of hospitality puts pressure on owners, operators and designers to look beyond the fundamentals and to engage the hearts, minds and souls of guests and their experience. This panel will share their thoughts on the future of human-centric design in hotel and hospitality projects. man-centric design in hotel and hospitality projects.
Wed 2 June 2021

Custom designing fabrics, wallcovering and carpets for projects

Rebecca Boland Associate Chada 
Join CHADA Associate Rebecca Boland as she explores the ways in which custom design can bring unique and memorable experiences to your projects. Specifically, she'll expand on the story behind the Botanical Wallcovering features in the Gin Lounge at the Fair and the journey to creating this stunning piece.
Wed 2 June 2021

Sustainable design matters

Patricia Bondin Senior Associate, Creative Lead Architectus 
Ian Lomas Principal Woods Bagot 
David Baggs CEO & Program Director  Global GreenTag International 
Considering how design impacts the environment is no longer a choice for design professionals, it's a responsibility. But how do you incorporate sustainability into your projects without overcomplicating and while continuing to create amazing space? Join our expert panel as they share their thoughts and experiences on sustainable design
Wed 2 June 2021

New Luxury: The emergence of the conscious consumer

Francis Loughran Founder Future Food 
Katherine Kemp Architect ZWEI Interiors Architecture 
Hanna Richardson Interior Architect ZWEI Interiors Architecture 
Customers have shifted from seeking conspicuous excess to the desire for barefoot luxury with conscious wellbeing, sustainability and authentic experiences that are a reflection of their own life values at the forefront. Exclusivity, space, and time have become paramount, as well as a real connection to your place of arrival. This session will explore how food and beverage experiences can capture this customer journey within the hotel environment. You'll leave the session with insight to better:
  • Understand the factors and key drivers behind \'post-Covid\' travel and the emergence of a new generation of customer
  • Reimagine the Hotel F&B experience as a stand-alone immersive dining destination
  • Define the strategies and design tools you can apply to delight in this new age of travel
Tue 1 June 2021

Sustainability pulse check: Initiatives and programs driving socially and environmentally conscious hotel design

Tina Fox Senior Associate Interior Designer Scott Carver 
Owners and operators have quickly moved to meet their customers' demand for sustainable design and practices in their hotels. In this session, Tina will delve into current social, environmental and economic goals that both large and small hotel operators are putting in place, sharing best-in-class examples of in-market projects.
Tue 1 June 2021

Hotel & hospitality design: The post-COVID playbook

Camille Corlette Global Creative Director Corlette 
Rick Whalley Partner/Director CHADA 
Rachel Luchetti Director | Designer LUCHETTI KRELLE 
Nick Travers Director Techne Architecture + Interior Design 
Pivot, adapt, modify, change - the past 18 months have challenged the operating environment in hospitality. What does the future of hotel, restaurant and bar design look like? Has COVID changed the playbook? Will creativity be stifled, or challenged? Hear from our panel of design thought leaders as they share their take on how hospitality spaces will look in the future.
Tue 1 June 2021

Australia’s design industry: What does the future hold?

Alex Hopkins Design Director Studio Tate 
Ingrid Farago Associate Hassell Studio 
Rosie Morley Principal Fender Katsalidis 
Australia continues to be recognised as a hotbed of vibrant and immersive design; with hospitalty, commercial and residential projects emerging at rapid rates. But what does this mean for the coninuity of our design landscape? Reflecting on both the creative and commercial factors in the market, our panel of design leaders will share their opinions on what studios, firms and the industry must do to stay fresh and relevant.
Tue 1 June 2021

Searching for a unique story to breathe life into a boutique brand

Juliet Ashworth Owner CHADA 
Join world-renowned designer Juliet Ashworth as she delves into the importance of a narrative in hotel design and how a compelling story can breathe life into a boutique brand. Juliet will explore ways of uncovering and successfully developing a narrative and weaving it into the property’s DNA.
Tue 1 June 2021

Nurturing creativity and innovation in our practices

Mathew Dalby Creative Leader  
Creativity is at the heart of what we do, but as teams grow and a multiplicity of project deadlines loom, how do you ensure you create an environment that continually fosters and encourages development, innovation, and creativity? In this session, Mathew Dalby will share his thoughts and ideas on ways we can truly nurture and inspire our talent in their everyday environment, and how as creatives we can better manage our creativity to ensure it's there when we need it!
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