Sample Agenda:

 

Monday, June 20

Arrivals

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Registration

Located in the Ponce de Leon Foyer

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Supplier Table Set Up

Located in the Ponce de Leon Ballroom

4:00pm - 5:00pm

CEU Course 1

Presented by Kohler - Modern Ideas Reflected in Color, Materials & Finishes

Cultural dynamics have long influenced design trends. As people travel and experience this beautiful and diverse world we live in, culture is finding its way across the nations. Culture can refer to traditional things like language, music, food, and more recently, internet trends. This course examines how current dynamics, such as wanderlust and influence culture impact design. As well as, resulting color trends, including nuanced neutrals and blanched pastels, are identified and discussed.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Define and explain the impact of cultural dynamics
  • Discuss the main dynamics influencing design today
  • Identify and describe the varying styles on the spectrum of modernism
  • Explain the main color trends that are influencing modern design

Presenter: Glennda Hernandez, Sr. Global Specifications Executive, Kohler

Location: Gulfstream 1/2

4:00pm - 5:30pm

CEU Course 2

Presented by Crossville - Porcelain Tile Panels: Technology and Applications

This course will introduce the latest technology of the porcelain industry with an introduction to the newest applications of large format porcelain. Porcelain is no longer just the staple of your bathroom with a toilet, tub and tile, porcelain is the hottest trend for indoor and outdoor statement design and functional renovations and durable spaces.

Presenter: Brooke Dominy, National Sales Manager Hospitality, Crossville

Location: Gulfstream 3/4

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Welcome Reception - Sponsored by Tilebar

Themed in the 1920s, guests will enjoy a cocktail mixer game followed by a cocktail reception and dinner.

Located in the Mediterranean Ballroom

 

Tuesday, June 21

1:1 Meetings Begin

7:30am - 9:00am

Networking Breakfast

Located in the Venetian Ballroom

Buyer/Designer Appointment Schedule Pick-Up at the Hospitality Desk. Supplier appointment schedules will be left on their meeting tables.

8:00am - 9:00am

Keynote - Material Bank: Technology & The Future of Design

Through speed and sustainability, Material Bank has transformed the way design professionals search, sample and specify materials and connect with brands. Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Farshid Tafazzoli discusses how digital tools, ultra-fast logistics, and a focus on eliminating friction has provided powerful solutions to the design industry. By driving innovation, Material Bank looks to inspire the future of design.

Farshid Tafazzoli, Co-Founder & CBO, Material Bank

Located in the Venetian Ballroom

9:10am - 10:55am

1:1 Meetings

Located in the Ponce de Leon Ballroom

11:00am - 11:20am 

Morning Networking Break

Located in the Ponce de Leon Foyer

11:25am - 12:45pm

1:1 Meetings

Located in the Ponce de Leon Ballroom

12:55pm - 1:50pm

Networking Lunch - Sponsored by MTI Baths

Located in the Venetian Ballroom

2:00pm - 3:10pm

1:1 Meetings

Located in the Ponce de Leon Ballroom

3:15pm - 3:35pm

Afternoon Networking Break

Located in the Ponce de Leon Foyer

3:40pm - 4:50pm

1:1 Meetings

Located in the Ponce de Leon Ballroom

4:50pm - 6:00pm

Free Time to Enjoy the Resort

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Networking Reception and The Great Hotec Design Photo Competition - revealing the historic Breakers Hotel like you've never seen it before!

Located on the Ocean Lawn

 

Wednesday, June 22

1:1 Meetings Continue

7:30am - 8:30am

Networking Breakfast

Located in the Venetian Ballroom

8:30am - 9:00am

Keynote - Hotel Industry Update

In 2020, the hotel industry was caught in the crossfire of the pandemic response, ranging from complete national shutdowns to conditional border reopening's to mandatory quarantines. Group hotel demand fell sharply as meetings and group events were cancelled, and international travel came to a halt. Fast forward to today and transient demand is very healthy meanwhile group recovery is underway. This session will examine the hotel performance of the Total U.S. today and provide an outlook for the future.

Vail Ross, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing, STR

Located in the Venetian Ballroom

9:10am - 10:20am

1:1 Meetings

Located in the Ponce de Leon Ballroom

10:25am - 10:45am

Morning Networking Break

Located in the Ponce de Leon Foyer

10:50am - 12:00pm

1:1 Meetings

Located in the Ponce de Leon Ballroom

12:10pm - 1:10pm

Networking Lunch

Located in the Venetian Ballroom

12:25pm - 1:10pm

Panel Discussion - Designing for Climate Health and Equity

Panelists will discuss how the practice of design is changing in support of people and the planet.

Moderator:

  • Jena Fox, Editor, Hotel Management

Panelists:

  • JoAnna Abrams, CEO, Mindclick
  • Sarah Bonsall, Founder & Technical Services Director, Six Senses
  • Bill Browning, Managing Partner, Terrapin Bright Green
  • Lorraine Francis, CEO, Cadiz Collaboration
  • Nancie Min, Design Director, Clodagh Design
  • Jonathan Sandoval, Director, Design & Development, Weller Development Company

Located in the Venetian Ballroom

1:20pm - 2:55pm

1:1 Meetings

Located in the Ponce de Leon Ballroom

3:00pm - 3:20pm

Afternoon Networking Break

Located in the Ponce de Leon Foyer

3:20pm - 7:00pm

Free Time to Enjoy the Resort

7:00pm - 9:00pm

1920s Themed Closing Reception and Farewell Dinner featuring the Tiger Jazz Ensemble, wear your 1920s best!

Located in the Venetian Ballroom

 

Thursday, June 23

All day Departures

 

 

*Preliminary Schedule Subject to Change