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Heleri is an experienced hospitality moderator and chairs the seminar sessions at TO THE TABLE Europe.

Heleri Rande
Heleri Rande Hospitality Strategist, Writer, Speaker, Presenter

Tuesday 23 April

9:00 - 10:00

Seminar Presentation: Forecasting the Future of Hospitality in Europe

Nicolas Marzioni – Vice President Food & Beverage EMEA – Marriott International
Nicolas Marzioni Vice President Food & Beverage EMEA – Marriott International
Guy Heksch – Chief Operating Officer – Omnam Group
Guy Heksch Chief Operating Officer – Omnam Group
Mitz Vora - Director, F&B Concepts & New Openings, EMEA & APAC – Radisson Hotel Group
Mitz Vora Director, F&B Concepts & New Openings, EMEA & APAC – Radisson Hotel Group

The opening session will be focusing on emerging trends in the restaurant industry across Europe, looking at award-winning design, operational excellence and seeing what the vision for the future entails across the region. Industry experts and trend-setters will identify key factors influencing these elements and highlight examples that are driving performance.

Tuesday 23 April

13:50 - 14:50

Seminar Presentation: Effective Strategies for Sustainability in Design & Supply Chain

Neil Grosset - Director of R&B Design and Partnerships, Europe - IHG Hotels & Resorts
Neil Grosset Director of R&B Design and Partnerships, Europe - IHG Hotels & Resorts
David Chenery - Founder and Director - Object Space Place Limited
David Chenery Founder and Director - Object Space Place Limited
Jesper Efferbach, Founder - Jeff & Co. Group
Jesper Efferbach Founder - Jeff & Co. Group

The industry needs to work together to achieve sustainability goals and hotel companies need to work together with manufacturers to drive the high standards required to protect resources, reduce waste and encourage a more circular economy. Our industry experts will outline how this is possible and what can be achieved when focused on sustainable objectives.

Wednesday 24 April

9:00 - 10:00

Seminar Presentation: Driving Customer Engagement with the Power of Branding

Nicolas Hauvespre, Vice President Commercial, MEIA - Shangri-La Group
Nicolas Hauvespre Vice President Commercial, MEIA - Shangri-La Group
Andrew Antoniades - Vice President of Brand Marketing – Ennismore
Andrew Antoniades Vice President of Brand Marketing – Ennismore
Brand & Creative Strategy Director & Partner - Blacksheep
Paul Mann Brand & Creative Strategy Director & Partner - Blacksheep

Keeping guests engaged, enjoying the experience you have curated and ultimately returning for more, are key goals for your restaurants. Our speakers bring their branding experience, marketing and social media know-how and loyalty programme expertise to show you how best to showcase your restaurants in an increasingly crowded market.

Wednesday 24 April

13:50 - 14:50

Seminar Presentation: A Focus on Development Trends and Challenges in Eastern Europe

Takuya Aoyama - Vice President, Development EAME - Hyatt International
Takuya Aoyama Vice President, Development EAME - Hyatt International
Andrzej Szymczyk - Development Director, Poland and Eastern Europe - IHG Hotels & Resorts
Andrzej Szymczyk Development Director, Poland and Eastern Europe - IHG Hotels & Resorts
Malgorzata Morek - Senior Director Development, Central & Eastern Europe – Hilton Worldwide
Malgorzata Morek Senior Director Development, Central & Eastern Europe – Hilton Worldwide

Our industry experts are focused on hotel development in Eastern Europe, a region of the European continent that is showing strength, resilience and opportunity for development. We will look at the key challenges, the evolving trends and how luxury hospitality is defined and implemented. We will discuss the innovations that are coming out of this region and the influencing factors that are affecting industry growth.