OPENING KEYNOTE EVENT

SUNDAY, NOV. 13
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Keynote Address, Breakfast and Panel Discussion
Tickets: $125 per person
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Image: Courtesy of Temptation Resort & Spa Cancun

KARIM RASHID KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Sponsored by Artline Group

NYC-based Karim Rashid isn’t just one of the most prolific designers of his generation, he’s one of the boldest—venturing into every design discipline, every product category with exuberance and aplomb, and banishing any preset notions of what a vacuum cleaner or wine glass or hotel should look like.
(Case in point: Rashid’s sensual reimagining of the Temptation Resort & Spa Cancun, set to open in 2017 and featured in the July/August issue of Boutique Design. “I think you’ll be shocked when you move through the spaces,” he says.)

Hence our excitement to kick off BDNY 2016 with Rashid as breakfast keynoter, sharing his thoughts on balancing form and function, followed by an intriguing panel discussion with three trailblazing CEOs in the lifestyle hotel sector.

LIVING THE LIFESTYLE: A VIEW FROM THE C-SUITE

Boutique Design executive editor Mary Scoviak will moderate this discussion of current trends and challenges in the lifestyle sector—and the “extra skills” that win design commissions in this dynamic segment of the market.

PANELISTS
Ingo Schweder, chief executive officer and founder, GOCO Hospitality
Christoph Vielle, chief executive officer, Gaw Capital Partners Hospitality
Josh Wyatt, president, Equinox Hotels

Advance registration is required for the Opening Keynote Event.
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“Design is about the betterment of our lives poetically, aesthetically, experientially, sensorially, and emotionally.”
KARIM RASHID
Founder, Karim Rashid, Inc.