12:15
Opening remarks from the Chair
12:30 - 13:10
INTERVIEW

Esra Lemmens in conversation with:

  • Kevin McLachlan, CEO, NOMAD|K Design Studio
13:10 - 13:50
MARKET TRENDS

A health report on the regional architecture & interior design industry: What will life look like after 2020?

  • Kevin McLachlan, CEO, NOMAD|K Design Studio
  • Phillip Jones, Principal / Managing Director – Middle East & North Africa, B+H Architects
  • Waleed Shaalan, Design Director, AREP
13:50 - 14:45
RETAIL DESIGN

Creating unique retail environments to shape brand identity, consumer experiences & behaviour

  • Carla Conte, Founder & Creative Director, Brand Creative    
  • Juan Hildebrand, Managing Director, Schwitzke Middle East 
  • Sayed Habib, GM, Danube Homes
  • Stuart Allen, Managing Director & Founder, AAID
14:45 - 15:25
SUSTAINABILITY

Creative value engineering: Reinventing, repurposing & recycling materials & objects

  • Alberto Jelmoni, Architect Project Manager, ASZarchitetti
  • Chris Barnes, Owner & Founder, Broadway Interiors
  • Lara Francis El Hani, Design Director, Kristina Zanic Consultants
15:25 - 16:05
INDOOR / OUTDOOR DESIGN

Designing in-between spaces: Marrying indoors & outdoors in hospitality, residential & F&B environments

  • Cristina Mateo, Ph.D., Executive Director, IE School of Architecture & Design
  • Ellen Søhoel, Founder, XBD Collective
  • Steven Velegrinis, Head of Masterplanning, AECOM
  • William Bennett, Senior Landscape Designer, desert INK
16:05 - 16:45
HOSPITALITY DESIGN

Our approach to The Hotel Show room set design competition

  • Jacinda Raniolo, Lead Creative Designer, Godwin Austen Johnson
  • Nemanja Derman, Lead Designer, Stylis
  • Sejal Patel, Lead Designer, Gensler
12:30 - 13:15
INTERVIEW

Perspectives on contemporary European design

Esra Lemmens in conversation with:

  • Fulvia Ramogida, Senior Project & Relationship Manager, Ventura Projects
  • Margriet Vollenberg, Founder & Art Director, Ventura Projects
13:15 - 14:00
MARKET TRENDS

Is it still sustainable to run large design offices or are we on the threshold of fundamental change in the way that the industry's structured?

  • Indu Varanasi, Founder / Director / Architect, IRD Design
  • Sejal Patel, Lead Designer, Gensler
  • Vera Dieckmann, Founder, XO Atelier
14:00 - 14:45
HOTEL DESIGN

Same same but different? Current hotel interior design trends & differentiation in an increasingly crowded market

  • David Lessard, Design Director, H+A Architects
  • Justin Wells, Director & Global Head of Hospitality, dwp
  • Krystyna Kielbon, President, KK Interior Design Group
  • Patrick Bean, Design Director, LACASA iD
14:45 - 15:30
CLIENT MANAGEMENT

Managing & fulfilling evolving client expectations: From interior design to branding, concept creation & beyond

  • Firas Alsahin, Co-Founder & Design Director, 4SPACE Design
  • Kristian Stinson, Co-Founder, Studio EM
  • Paul Bishop, Owner, Bishop Design
15:30 - 16:15
TECHNOLOGY

Exploiting advances in technology to inform & communicate design: BIM, AI, AR, VR & 3D printing

  • Abdoullah Albizreh, Director, Depa Interiors
  • Ahmed El-Sharabassy, CEO & Founder, Sharabassy Built-Environment Studio
  • Benjamin Piper, Partner & Design Principal, Killa Architectural Design
  • Ivar Krasinski, Founding Partner & Design Director, EDGE
12:30 - 13:15
RESTAURANT DESIGN

How does restaurant design influence dining experiences & impact commercial performance?

  • Neel Shukla, Creative & Managing Director, Four Seasons Ramesh Gallery
  • Pallavi Dean, Founder & Creative Director, Roar
  • Pooja Shah-Mulani, Associate, LW Design Group
  • Tom Skyring, Design Principal, Wilson Associates
13:15 - 14:00
INTELLIGENT DESIGN

Designing innovative, functional & efficient projects with minimal cost & build variations

  • Carol Finnie, Regional Director MENA Region, JPA Design
  • Kevin McLachlan, CEO, NOMAD|K Design Studio
  • Steve Kiernan, General Manager, Bond Interiors
14:00 - 14:45
PRODUCT DESIGN

Quality, craft, beauty & function in modern product design

  • Antonia Wormer, Co-Owner, New Citizen Design
  • Brian Boggs, Co-Founder, Brian Boggs Chairmakers
  • Prateek Sharan, Co-Founder, Modomoro
  • Sergio Mendes, Founder, Sergio Mendes. Design
14:45 - 15:30
CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Young designer panel: What we've learnt so far, who we're inspired by & how we think the industry will change within our careers

  • Julie Blondeel, Magna Cum Laude Graduate
  • Matilde Boelhouwer, Founder, Atelier Boelhouwer
  • Yasmin Farhamandy, Senior Interior Designer, A++ Human Sustainable Architecture
  • Zannah Anderson, Interior Designer, Roar
15:30 - 16:15
COMMERCIAL DESIGN

Promoting wellbeing & productivity through human-centric, multi-sensory workplace design

  • Anica de Guzman, Associate, HBA
  • Federico Biffi, Acoustic Solution Advisor, Caimi Brevetti
  • Oliver Baxter, Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller

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