AWAKEN

FURTHER EAST UN-CONFERENCE
12 NOVEMBER 2018

Mind, Business and Spirit: A New Dawn of Thinking

AWAKEN, the Further East un-conference at Potato Head Beach Club, will be an inspiring space where hospitality’s senior players come to open their mind, nurture their business and channel the unique spirit of Asia.

THE UN-CONFERENCE

Step into the inspiring creative space that is Seminyak’s coolest beachside spot, Potato Head Beach Club, and prepare for an enlightening day of talks and discussions from thought-leaders across different industries.

The Un-Conference

ENLIGHTEN YOUR BUSINESS AND MIND

TALK BUSINESS ON THE BEACH

TALK BUSINESS ON THE BEACH

Head to Bali’s hottest beach club to find new ways of boosting your high-end bookings

DISCOVER A NEW WORLD OF NETWORKING

DISCOVER A NEW WORLD OF NETWORKING

At this invitation-only event, be prepared for a new approach to networking with some of the hottest names in luxury travel

GET INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY DISRUPTORS

GET INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY DISRUPTORS

Listen to fresh perspectives on cutting-edge topics and generate ideas that will redefine the future of luxury travel in Asia

2018 LINE UP

Meet our speakers in a series of intimate sessions and immersive workshops. More speakers to be announced soon

BILL BENSLEY

Designer & Visionary, Bill Bensley

BILL BENSLEY

Designer & Visionary, Bill Bensley

Bill Bensley is the maverick mastermind behind some of the world’s most iconic hotels, resorts, spas and even the odd palace. Based in Bangkok, this globally revered designer and creative visionary is all about disruption, sustainability and an entirely original approach to luxury.

VIRGINIA NGAI

Director of Strategy at CatchOn

VIRGINIA NGAI

Director of Strategy at CatchOn

Virginia Ngai is an impressive authority on brand communications, having provided strategic counsel for global brands as diverse as Facebook, HSBC, Marriott International and Volkswagen. Her latest trend reporting for CatchOn looks at the rising influence of tech in travel.

RONALD AKILI

CEO, Potato Head Family

RONALD AKILI

CEO, Potato Head Family

Serial entrepreneur and founder of Seminyak Beach’s uber-cool Potato Head Beach Club, who has a reputation as an artistic visionary, industry disruptor and cult hero.

GUY HEYWOOD

Guy Heywood, COO, Two Roads Hospitality Asia

GUY HEYWOOD

Guy Heywood, COO, Two Roads Hospitality Asia

Guy Heywood, COO of Alila Hotels & Resorts, has been at the forefront of his company’s attempts to embrace ethical travel and combine luxury with sustainability.

JULIET KINSMAN

Luxury travel expert , Bouteco

JULIET KINSMAN

Luxury travel expert , Bouteco

Juliet Kinsman not only shares her wisdom as a writer for several national newspapers and magazines but also helped create iconically stylish hotel brand Mr & Mrs Smith. Her latest project, Bouteco, celebrates the hip hotels making sustainability sexy.

MAURICE LI

Founder, OPEN Studios

MAURICE LI

Founder, OPEN Studios

A brand architect, business strategist, product designer, content curator and producer.

SEETAL SOLANKI

Founder and Director, Ma-tt-er

SEETAL SOLANKI

Founder and Director, Ma-tt-er

Seetal the Founder and Director of materials research design studio – Ma-tt-er. She will share how materials can help us navigate towards a renewable future.

TOM EGERTON

Sustainable Bartender, Potato Head Family

TOM EGERTON

Sustainable Bartender, Potato Head Family

At Potato Head, Tom has helped to develop a drinks program that promotes sustainable, ethical and responsible practices for Potato Head's drinks, which have been adapted across our group. Most recently,
he has taken his message to the wider world, delivering a talk at TedX Wanchai and sitting on panels for the Food’s Future seminar in Hong Kong and others.

NANCY HUANG

Industry Reporter

NANCY HUANG

Industry Reporter

Nancy Huang knows what it takes to produce provocative, influential and award-winning content. Her work looks at the trends shaping the Asian luxury travel space and what the lessons are for other aspirational brands.

ROMAN MILISIC

Creative & Content Director, Porter & Sail

ROMAN MILISIC

Creative & Content Director, Porter & Sail

An artist, writer, and communications specialist, whose work promotes innovation, and connection. He is pursuing a vision for the future that places highly controlled and designed hotel spaces at the center of the new social experience.
His fashion-art creations have been presented at The Museum of Contemporary Art, MA, and The Museum of the City of New York, on Bravo TV, and via custom pieces for Lady Gaga, and Valentino. He co-created the global youth culture movement, Style Wars

RICK XIE

Chief Product Officer at ZANADU

RICK XIE

Chief Product Officer at ZANADU

An expert in high-end Chinese outbound travel who believes that the significance of travelling lies in experiencing different lives.

KAREN DAY

Director of Communications, Potato Head Family

KAREN DAY

Director of Communications, Potato Head Family

Karen Day is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor whose work features in design-minded publications like Frame, Kinfolk and Cool Hunting who is now Director of Communications for Potato Head Family

IRSHAD MOBARAK

Resident Naturalist, The Datai Langkawi

IRSHAD MOBARAK

Resident Naturalist, The Datai Langkawi

Acting as guardian of Langkawi’s natural beauty, Irshad is inspiringly active in his conservation, preservation and education initiatives.

PENELOPE JANE WILLIAMS

Executive Chef and Creator, Bali Asli

PENELOPE JANE WILLIAMS

Executive Chef and Creator, Bali Asli

Penelope’s speciality is cultural immersion through the power of food, fuelled by her passion for authentic Balinese cuisine and traditional techniques. As the food consultant for Nikoi and Cempedak Islands, she puts sustainability an eco-tourism and the forefront of her work.

JEROME D. LEROUX

Managing Director, Greater China, MANGO PR

JEROME D. LEROUX

Managing Director, Greater China, MANGO PR

Jerome is a recognized expert on the Luxury, Travel & Tourism sectors in Greater China and he will be sharing his insights on on to demystify the Chinese luxury travel market.

DAN MITCHELL

Creative Director, Potato Head Family

DAN MITCHELL

Creative Director, Potato Head Family

The driving the creative direction of Potato Head’s bars, clubs and hotels across the world.

MATT BRAZIER

Head of Experience, Experience Travel Group

MATT BRAZIER

Head of Experience, Experience Travel Group

Matt loves everything about travel, catching the bug during his (first) gap year in 2004. His career began in adventure tourism working for one of the UK's leading operators and organising trips all over the world. With over a decade’s experience in the industry, he now works at Experience Travel Group, a travel company that creates boutique holidays for the travel curious. As Head of Experience, his role is to develop the client experience from start to finish, ensuring the client is put at the heart of every holiday.

ANDREW DIXON

Nikoi & Cempedak Founder

ANDREW DIXON

Nikoi & Cempedak Founder

Andrew spent the first 20 years of his career working in banking in finance eventually arriving in Singapore where he stumbled across the unspoilt beaches and islands of nearby Indonesia. Together with some friends they developed two private islands as boutique resorts using bamboo and driftwood and without air-conditioning. Working closely with the local communities they have also established a foundation that has focused on improving education standards in the local villages helping to improve the lives of 10,000 villagers.

2018 AGENDA

MONDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2018 - POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB

13:00 - 14:00

Doors Open

14:00 - 14:40

Welcome Address & Keynote

14:50 - 15:20

Talk #1
Disussion #1
Interactive #1

15:30 - 16:00

Talk #2
Disussion #2
Interavtive #2

16:00 - 16:20

Networking Break

16:20 - 16:50

Talk #3
Disussion #3
Interactive #3

17:00 - 17:30

Talk #4
Discussion #4
Interactive #4

17:30 - 17:50

Networking Break

17:50 - 18:30

Keynote & Closing Ceremony

18:30 - 21:30

Welcome Drinks

When and where

WHEN AND WHERE

12 November at Potato Head Beach Club

Famed for its legendary events, art exhibitions and parties, the temple of inspiration and creativity that is Potato Head Beach Club is a fitting place to house the first ever edition of AWAKEN. As well as being a sanctuary of expression for local and international DJs, musicians, artists and architects, the Potato Head Family is also an authentic Indonesian lifestyle brand which works with emerging talent, supports sustainability initiatives and imbues their trademark ‘Local Spirit and Tropical Soul’ wherever they go.

ATTEND AWAKEN

Exclusive access to AWAKEN is just one of the many reasons why you should attend Further East. So don’t delay, secure your place now.

WHO WILL ATTEND

WHO WILL ATTEND?

Luxury travel buyers and influential media as well as Asia’s most innovative and iconic travel suppliers.

HOW TO ATTEND

HOW TO ATTEND

Further East delegates get exclusive access to AWAKEN. If you haven’t already, secure your place at Further East today.

NOT PART OF FURTHER EAST

NOT PART OF FURTHER EAST?

We will be releasing a limited number of tickets to join this exclusive event. 1 Day ticket and Welcome Drinks costs £599.

If you are unable to attend Further East 2018, then apply for one of the limited tickets for AWAKEN, by filling in the form below and the team will be in touch.

Remember, if you are a registered delegate for Further East, your ticket is already included.