AWAKEN

FURTHER EAST UN-CONFERENCE
MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2019

Designed to nurture your mind, business and spirit, AWAKEN is where disruptors from Asian hospitality and beyond come together to connect, innovate and inspire.

A NEW DAWN OF THINKING

BE INSPIRED

BE INSPIRED

Attended by industry disruptors and thought-leaders from Asia and beyond, AWAKEN takes a deep-dive into the hottest topics in luxury travel. Sit back and soak up the insights…

CONNECT IN PARADISE

CONNECT IN PARADISE

Network with the biggest names in luxury travel (and beyond) in a beautiful secret location.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

Discover a unique and immersive community spirit – a group of people passionate about increasing high value, low-impact tourism to Asia.

2018 LINE UP

SUSTAINABILITY –  DESIGN – TECHNOLOGY – INNOVATION – LEADERSHIP

Meet our 2018 speakers who led a series of intimate sessions and immersive workshops.

KATHRYN MOORE

Founder and Managing Director, Spa Connectors

KATHRYN MOORE

Founder and Managing Director, Spa Connectors

Global spa expert Kathryn Moore will discuss. Having packed a huge amount of experience into her 15- year career, Kathryn has expertise in everything from concept development and recruitment to training and business consultancy – making her ideally placed to provide you with the tools you need to ensure customer-first wellness increases your average daily spend.

ANITA KAPOOR

TV Presenter & Writer

ANITA KAPOOR

TV Presenter & Writer

Television host, speaker, writer, advocate and forever student, Anita globe trots the world for work, is forever fascinated by personal stories, and counts her greatest achievement as being able to get real with herself over and over again as a tool to continued success.

MARCIN SAPETA

Chief Manager, Kengo Kuma & Associates

MARCIN SAPETA

Chief Manager, Kengo Kuma & Associates

TMaster of Architecture and Engineering at he Japanese architecture firm, led by Kengo Kuma

YOKO CHOY

China Editor, Wallpaper*

YOKO CHOY

China Editor, Wallpaper*

Currently based in Hong Kong and Amsterdam, East-meets-West is more to Yoko than just an alignment of two aesthetic visions; her mission, as a multilingual and multicultural creative commentator and communicator, is to raise awareness of the importance of cross-cultural development in the creative industry, to translate the knowledge and insights from both worlds into a common creative language and to stimulate and inspire conversations between the two mentalities.

DAVID LIM

Explorer & Mountaineer

DAVID LIM

Explorer & Mountaineer

David Lim – aka ‘The Everest Man’ – is best known for leading Singapore’s first expedition to the world’s tallest peak in 1998. Days after the climb, he was diagnosed with a devastating rare nerve disorder – yet in the 10 years since has gone on to lead more than 15 expeditions, defying all expectations.

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.

DEWA LEGAWA

Eco Champion, Potato Head Family

DEWA LEGAWA

Eco Champion, Potato Head Family

Plastic waste is a global crisis that isn’t going anywhere. Ditching straws, bottles and cups is a start; but what to do with existing plastic?
This is a unique opportunity to discover how Potato Head’s Eco Champion transforms plastic into something truly fantastic – watch and be inspired for your own business..

2018 AGENDA

LEARN : Talks that will transform the way you feel about luxury travel

DISCUSS:  Expert panelists ready to share their experiences and ideas

INTERACT:  Debates, demonstrations and the chance to try something new

MONDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2018 - POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB

1 - 2 PM

Doors Open

2 - 3 PM

Welcome & Opening Keynote

3:10 - 3:40 PM

LEARN #1
DISCUSS #1
INTERACT #1

3:50 - 4:20 PM

LEARN #2
DISCUSS #2
INTERACT #2

4:20 - 4:40 PM

Networking Break

4:40 - 5:10 PM

LEARN #3
DISCUSS #3
INTERACT#3

5:20 - 5:50 PM

LEARN #4
DISCUSS #4
INTERACT #4

6:00 - 6:30 PM

Keynote & Closing Ceremony

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Welcome Drinks

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. You must apply to attend Further East 2019.

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GET IN TOUCH

Interested in speaking for 2019? Want to learn more about attending AWAKEN? Please contact:

JEMMA UGLOW

JEMMA
UGLOW

HEAD OF FURTHER EAST

jemma@thisisbeyond.com
+44 203 176 4131

HELEN MULHERN

HELEN
MULHERN

MARKETING MANAGER

helen@thisisbeyond.com
+44 203 198 6989