Heleri Rande
Your seminar host:
Heleri Rande, Hospitality Strategist, Writer, Speaker, Presenter

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

David Martin Jordan Kiziuk Anthony Worrall

Tuesday 22nd November, 09:00 – 10:00

Elevating the Restaurant Experience

Anthony Worrall, Senior Director F&B Europe - Development Openings & Operations – Hilton Worldwide
Jordan Kiziuk, Head of Experience – edyn
David Martin, Head of Restaurants & Bars - Corinthia Hotels

Our experts are at the forefront of the restaurant industry, creating exciting concepts and elevating experiences for their guests. They will share their inspirations and ideas on how to achieve the wow-factor and thread together a narrative for each restaurant that engages with the local community, highlights culinary creativity, utilises local produce, capitalises on great design and is authentic in its delivery.


Rutger van Erp Afroditi Krassa

Tuesday 22nd November, 13:50 – 14:50

Taking Restaurant Design to the Next Level

Afroditi Krassa, Founder - Afroditi Studio
Rutger van Erp, Vice President Design – Odyssey Hotel Group

Our expert speakers will be focusing on next-level F&B design, looking at new trends, initiatives and adaptations that are emerging. They will discuss how the design community using creativity to meet the needs of the modern diner and creating engaging experiences for guests.


Emily McLeish Philip Halanen

Wednesday 23rd November, 09:00 – 10:00

Sustainable Strategies for a Changing Landscape

Philip Halanen, Head of Sourcing & Sustainability EMEA - Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Emily McLeish, Head of Communications - Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

We will be looking at inspiring initiatives that are helping hotels and restaurants to be more sustainable and efficient, as well as how to quantify sustainability efforts to ensure progress can be tracked. We will look to tackle the big issues such as minimising food waste, responsible sourcing, reducing carbon consumption and eradicating single-use items. We will be looking at ways to inspire diners and guests to care about our goals and join us on this journey of reducing our impact on the planet.


Dusti Guzman Boris Simm Ben Bengougam

Wednesday 23rd November, 13:50 – 14:50

Inspiring Passion within Hospitality

Ben Bengougam, Senior Vice President Human Resources EMEA – Hilton International
Boris Simm, Group Vice President Operations & Member of the Executive Board – Ruby GmbH
Dusti Guzman, Executive Vice President / Chief Human Resources Officer – Sortis Holdings

From entry level through to management, there’s an urgent need across the industry to attract passionate professionals, motivate and train them, as well as develop their talents and channel their enthusiasm for hospitality. Our industry experts will be sharing their experiences and ideas to help you avoid a staffing crisis and retain your experienced workers.