PROGRAMME
SESSIONS DANANG
ALL DAY
Arrivals & Check-In
14:00 – 1800
SUSTENANCE: Discovering Danang
Exploring the temples, caves and Buddha statues of the Marble Mountains
19:30 – 22:00
SOCIAL: Welcome Reception & Dinner
Welcome from our hosts at the Sheraton Grand Danang with opening comments from Sleeper Media and Marriott International
06:00 - 07:00
SUSTENANCE: YOGA
Start your day by stretching and strengthening on the beach
07:00 - 09:00
BREAKFAST
09:30 – 10:30
SYMPOSIUM: Keynote with Arnaud Zannier – Founder, Zannier Hotels
Fashion entrepreneur turned hotelier, Arnaud is changing the face of luxury retreats. The group currently has five properties across Europe, Africa and Asia including Bai San Ho on the beautiful Vietnamese coastline, and Phum Baitang, Siem Reap in neighbouring Cambodia. Arnaud will be exploring how he has 'mastered simplicity' through craftsmanship and preservation of cultural heritage.

Arnaud Zannier

Founder – Zannier Hotels

10:30 – 10:45
COFFEE BREAK
10:45 – 12:45
SYNC: Specifier x Supplier Meetings Programme (6 x 20 min meetings)
12:45 – 14:00
LUNCH
14:00 - 15:20
SYNC: Specifier x Supplier Meetings Programme (4 x 20 mins meeting)
15:20 – 15:40
COFFEE BREAK
15:40 - 16:30
SYMPOSIUM: The Future of Vietnamese Cuisine: from street food to fine dining
In a country with an incredible gastronomic heritage, star chef and culinary ‘ambassador’ Peter Cuong Franklin will be looking at the future of Vietnamese cuisine in the context of the country’s rapid development, the loss of street food and local food culture, and the imminent arrival of the first Michelin Guide for Vietnam. What should the restaurant should be, what is the role of international hotels and tourism and how sustainable is fine dining?

Peter Cuong Franklin

Chef & Restaurateur

16:30 - 17:30
SUSTENANCE*
'ARTS & CRAFTS'

Cooking Master Class with Chef Peter Cuong Franklin
From the stage to the kitchen grab your apron and join Chef Peter as he cooks up classic Vietnamese specialities with a modern twist.


Lantern Crafting
Traditionally associated with good fortune, our guests will get creative with the crafting of these authentic artefacts seen at festivals and celebrations across Asia.

'BODY & SOUL'

Bamboo Beach Build with Louis Thompson, Nomadic Resorts
Join us on the beach and be part of the creative process as you assemble and embellish a bamboo structure.

Yoga
Rejuvenate after a day of meetings through the relaxation of mind and stretching of body.


*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
• Please note the same sessions will also run on Thursday 23 Feb
19:30
SOCIAL: Dinner & Drinks at Sheraton Grand Danang
06:00 - 07:00
SUSTENANCE: YOGA
Start your day by stretching and strengthening on the beach
07:00 - 09:00
BREAKFAST
09:30 - 10:15
SYMPOSIUM: THE BEAUTY OF BAMBOO
Bamboo is the wonder construction material leading the march in sustainable resort development. In Louis Thompson of Nomadic Resorts we have one of the leading exponents of award winning hospitality design with the environment at its heart. Share the story of the bigger world of sustainable construction and the spreading ‘tentacles' of bamboo into sectors beyond resorts.

Louis Thompson

Founder & CEO – Nomadic Resorts

10:15
COFFEE BREAK
10:30 - 12:30
SYNC: Specifier x Supplier Meetings Programme (6 x 20 min meetings)
12:30 - 13:40
LUNCH
13:40 - 14:10
SYMPOSIUM: SNAPSHOT
A quick-fire overview of market dynamics, pipeline supply and FF&E demand with Mauro Gasparotti, Director Savills Hotels, Asia Pacific
14:10 - 15:30
SYNC: Specifier x Supplier Meetings Programme (4 x 20 min meetings)
15:30
COFFEE BREAK
15:45 - 16:30
SYMPOSIUM: Tales of the Unexpected
Informal and intimate storytelling from the people behind the most exciting new hotels to have opened in Vietnam recently. Hear from Clint Ngata (Blink Design Group), David Hodkinson (Studio Noor), David Kaye (Wink Hotels) and more.

Clint Nagata

Founder & Creative Partner – BLINK Design Group

David Hodkinson

Co-Founder & Design Director – Studio Noir

David Kaye

Brand Director – Wink Hotels

16:30 - 17:30
SUSTENANCE*
'ARTS & CRAFTS'

Cooking Master Class with Chef Peter Cuong Franklin
From the stage to the kitchen grab your apron and join Chef Peter as he cooks up classic Vietnamese specialities with a modern twist.


Lantern Crafting
Traditionally associated with good fortune, our guests will get creative with the crafting of these authentic artefacts seen at festivals and celebrations across Asia.

'BODY & SOUL'

Bamboo Beach Build with Louis Thompson, Nomadic Resorts
Join us on the beach and be part of the creative process as you assemble and embellish a bamboo structure.

Yoga
Rejuvenate after a day of meetings through the relaxation of mind and stretching of body.


*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
• Please note the same sessions will also run on Wednesday 22 Feb
19:00
SOCIAL: Barefoot Beach Dinner
A very special setting on tranquil Non Nuoc Beach to see the sun set on our inaugural Asia edition of Sessions.
07:00 - 10:00
BREAKFAST
ALL DAY
GUEST DEPARTURES