About The Event
HDE is a 2 day forum that brings together annually the most important specifiers, designers, architects and owners from the international hotel industry to meet face to face with the manufacturers and suppliers of solutions for this industry.
The format of the event combines pre arranged individual face to face meetings with relaxed and enjoyable networking and team building activities.
All delegates will be met at the Airport for arranged transfer on VIP coaches.
16:00 Suppliers: ”Suppliers showcase” set up
20:15 Welcome reception
21:00 Welcome dinner
07:30 Networking breakfast
08:30 Check-in HDE Desk and final meeting schedule pick-up
09:10 Morning meeting programme
12:20 Meeting programme
13:30 Networking lunch
14:45 Afternoon meeting programme
17:15 Networking and team building activities
07:30 Networking breakfast
08:30 Morning meeting programme
12:15 Meeting programme
13:00 Networking lunch
14:30 Afternoon meeting programme
17:30 Networking activities / Free time
21:30 Farewell dinner
No Straight Lines. What next for business?
Alan Moore – Author
Disruption in the last five years has arrived unexpected and unannounced at the door of every industry. So called Unicorn companies slay the business model of entire industries seemingly overnight, cheered on by slavering venture capitalists. We have buzzwords such as,“Big Data”,“IoT”, smart cities, 3D printing, drones and wearable tech. It leaves you stunned as to what exactly is going on. Then we get the tsunami of Artificial intelligence set to decimate 50 million jobs in a decade.
It has been in reality a two decade process of transformation of the business and social landscape. The final frontier Captain Kirk might say is in fact the financial sector. Fintech as it is known, combined with the mysterious blockchain technology is as revolutionary as Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of the www. If we would describe our industrial age as linear the world we now enter is non-linear. The world of No Straight Lines ushers in entirely new ways of thinking about how a business, an industry, an organisation works – what we make, and, who we make it with. So what does next for business look like?
We are presented with a design challenge – how can we make business not only more efficient, and more effective but also more beautiful? Human beings experience the world through their senses. It is to these we must now pay serious attention.
Designing experiences which delight, inspire, and salve the minds and bodies of travellers, explorers and anyone else that might turn up on the doorstep of a hotel for a few nights stay. This has always been the mainstay of the hospitality industry. In this world of No Straight Lines it will be the most innovative and most creative who design their businesses to be beautiful in every way that will thrive.