HD Talks

In Conversation at HD Americas

Posted by on September 11, 2014 in Events, Uncategorized

We’re getting excited to head to Miami Beach next week for HD Americas, which will be two days of inspiring and informative conference sessions focused on the Latin America and Caribbean regions; a packed show floor with tons of innovative exhibitors showcasing their latest offerings; an insider’s look at two new Miami hotels; the signature Owners’ Roundtable; and the ever-popular Opening Night Party at the Delano Hotel pool.

Hospitality Design‘s Social Hub booth will also be located on the show floor—it’s our home during the event as well as home to our partners ASID, BLLA, IIDA, ISHP, and NEWH. We’ll be hosting several HD Conversations in the booth, which are more intimate one-on-one Q&A-style discussions with industry leaders. Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday, September 16th
12:30 – 1 p.m.
The Power  of Purchasing
Mitch Parker | president  | The Parker Company
Moderator: Alissa Ponchione | associate/products editor | Hospitality Design magazine

Mitch Parker heads one of the most successful and important purchasing companies in the world. Be sure not to miss his interview where he’ll share his decades of experience in the family business, his keen-eyed assessment of industry trends, and the particular challenges of working in Latin America.

3:30 – 4 p.m.
Introducing 1 Hotel
Will Meyer | co-founder | Meyer  Davis Studio
Moderator: Michael Adams | editorial director | Hospitality Design  magazine 

The New York-based design firm Meyer Davis has won awards and continues to set trends. Here, Will Meyer shares his insights into the state of the industry, Meyer Davis’ recent and future hospitality projects, and offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the long-awaited 1 Hotel, the first of a new brand.

A view of the upcoming 1 Hotel on Miami Beach's Collins Avenue.

A view of the upcoming 1 Hotel on Miami Beach’s Collins Avenue.

Wednesday, September 17th
12:30 – 1 p.m.

Hyatt in the Americas
Mike Ward | senior vice president | development asset management | Hyatt
Moderator: Kathleen Kervin | managing editor | Hospitality Design  magazine 

Hyatt has been one of the dominant brands in hospitality for many years. Join Mike Ward for a conversation about the most recent developments and the future plans—with a special emphasis on the Americas—for this hotel giant. 

3:30 – 4 p.m.
The Best of Best Western
Amy Hulbert | managing director design | Best Western International
Moderator: Michael Adams | editorial director | Hospitality Design magazine

Hear a lively conversation with Amy Hulbert as she discusses her career, latest projects, and gives an insider’s view on Best Western’s current development plans, with an emphasis on the brand’s growth in Latin America. 

We hope you’ll join us!


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