SESSIONS PHUKET – SCHEDULE
All Day
Arrivals & Check-In
16:00-19:00
SUSTENANCE & SOCIAL: PHUKET-FEST
A mini-festival on the Le Méridien Beachfront introducing our SUSTENANCE speakers and workshop hosts.
A relaxed, drop-in, drop-out programme running through the afternoon to allow for differing guest arrival times.
19:00 – 22:00
SOCIAL: PHUKET-FEAST Welcome Reception & Dining
Our mini-festival on the beach flows into our evening welcome drinks and dining, again with a relaxed 'come-as-you-are' ethos.
07:00 – 09:00
BREAKFAST
09:30 – 10:30
SYMPOSIUM: 'PARADISE FOUND' – with William Heinecke, Minor International
The Minor majordomo and founding father of the Phuket hospitality scene charts his path from running a resort on the beaches of Thailand to owning one of the world's largest and most influential hospitality companies.
10:30 – 10:45
COFFEE BREAK
10:45 – 12:45
SYNC: Supplier x Specifier Meetings
12:45 – 14:00
LUNCH
14:00 - 15:20
SYNC: Supplier x Specifier Meetings
15:20 – 15:40
COFFEE BREAK
15:40 - 16:30
SYMPOSIUM: 'THE ASIAN EQUATION' – Future Hospitality Design Across the Continent
Explore the new and next of hospitality design across Asia-Pacific. Our speakers cover all the angles from brand to boutique, resort to restoration, farm to festivals, landmark to local.

Bernard Johnson

Creative Director, Threaded Creatives

Joy Napata

Managing Director, Dusit Estate

16:30 - 18:00
SUSTENANCE: Body & Soul / Art & Craft
Our Sustenance breakout sessions offer nourishment for body, mind and soul. Previous activities have included deep conversation with professors of philosophy and architecture, pit-fired pottery, crafting with concrete and yoga at dawn.


*All SUSTENANCE Sessions are optional and must be pre-booked via our app.
• Each activity is limited to a maximum number of guests.
• Guests can only book one sustenance session per timeslot
19:30 - 23:00
SOCIAL: Dinner at Le Méridien Beach Resort
A relaxed and refined sit-down dinner for our middle night to allow guests to recharge for the following day's meetings and activities.
07:00 - 09:00
BREAKFAST
09:30-10:30
SYMPOSIUM: 'FROM THE BRINK TO THE BEACH' – with Mark Weingard, Founder of Iniala
Hear firsthand the incredible and inspiring life story of Iniala founder Mark Weingard, whose journey has taken him from humble beginnings, through tragic events to his current position as a philanthropist, entrepreneur and design-driven hotel developer.

Mark Weingard

Iniala Group, Founder

09:30-10:45
COFFEE BREAK
10:45-12:45
SYNC: Supplier x Specifier Meetings
12:30 - 13:40
LUNCH
13:40 - 14:10
SYMPOSIUM: 'Supply Snapshot' with Bill Barnett, MD, C9 Hotelworks
Known as the 'go-to-guy' when you need to know what’s what and who’s who in the Asia-Pacific hospitality and real estate scene, Bill will lift the lid on development trends across the region, looking at future pipeline, the hot-spots of tomorrow and exclusive insight to help shape your strategies for success.

Bill Barnett

Founder and Managing Director of Asia-based C9 Hotelworks. 

14:10 - 15:30
SYNC: Supplier x Specifier Meetings
15:30 – 15:45
COFFEE BREAK
15:45 - 16:30
SYMPOSIUM: 'FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRANDS'
Representatives from the design teams of the world's leading hotel groups will give the inside track on their plans for the Asia-Pacific region, the trends shaping their future projects and how suppliers can best engage with them.

Michael Wang

Managing Director, Apara Hotel Design and Project Management Group

Billie Khoo

Senior Design & Projects Director, Architecture, Design & Construction, Asia Pacific. Hilton Worldwide

Kenneth Ha

Vice President of Design & Technical Services, ASPAC at Accor

16:30 - 17:30
SUSTENANCE: Body & Soul / Art & Craft
Our Sustenance breakout sessions offer nourishment for body, mind and soul. Previous activities have included deep conversation with professors of philosophy and architecture, pit-fired pottery, crafting with concrete and yoga at dawn.


*All SUSTENANCE Sessions are optional and must be pre-booked via our app.
• Each activity is limited to a maximum number of guests.
• Guests can only book one sustenance session per timeslot
19:00 – LATE
SOCIAL: Closing Dinner at Café Del Mar
Bringing a taste of the Balearics to Phuket's Kamala district, Café del Mar is one of the island's leading beach clubs and the perfect backdrop to say our farewells over sunset drinks and dinner.
All Day
Guest Departures