Program Overview

25 Sept

Opening Breathwork Ceremony

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sascha Zeilinger
– Breathwork Facilitator

– Cellist & Composer
Rooms Hotel Tbilisi
14 Merab Kostava St
0108 Tbilisi

Welcome Cocktail

7:30 pm – midnight
– Dj Set

M.rux & The Drums
– Dj Set & Live Performance
7 Tamar Chovelidze St
0108 Tbilisi
26 Sept

Conference Day I

Take part in a day of inspiring talks, stirring performances, and dynamic conversations on our Arena* topic: New Horizons
Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater
25 Shota Rustaveli Ave
0108 Tbilisi

8:30 am

Arrival & Registration

9:00 am

Georgia A — Z

9:15 am

Polyphonic Choir

– with the support of Bank of Georgia

9:30 am

Cultivating Psycho-Social Health

Samantha Clarke
– Happiness & Change Coach

10:00 am

New Horizons:
Design Hotels™ Strategy Moving Forward

Peter Cole
CEO of Design Hotels™


11:00 am

The Promadic Traveler

Chris Sanderson
– Co-Founder of The Future Laboratory

11:30 am

Meaningful Hospitality for the Future Traveler

Serdar Kutucu
– COO of Design Hotels™

12:00 pm

The Boho Manifesto

Julia Chaplin
– Author & Journalist

Martin Raymond
– Co-Founder of The Future Laboratory

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Pop-Up Farmers Market & Lunch

Introduction by Nino Zambakhidze
– Founder & Managing Director of Georgian Farmers Association

2:30 pm

Operatic Improvisation

Hatis Noit
– Vocal Performer

2:40 pm

New Frontiers of Hospitality

Claus Sendlinger
– Founder of Design Hotels™ and SLOW

Matt Turner
– Founder and Editor in Chief of Sleeper Magazine

3:10 pm

Rethinking Hotels: Next-Generation Hospitality

Siradej Donavanik
– Founder of Wonderfruit and ASAI Hotels

Reza Merchant
– Founder of The Collective

Tansy Kaschak
– Travel Journalist & Activist

3:40 pm

The Problem with Plastic

Ben Pundole
– VP Brand Experience Edition Hotels

4:00 pm

Ayurveda: The Modern Relevance of Ancient Wisdom

Jasmine Hemsley
– Author & Nutrition Expert

4:20 pm

The Neuroscience of Design

David Kepron
– VP of Global Design Strategies Marriott Internationnal

4:40 pm


5:00 pm

Trends and Market Shifts in Wellness, Technology, Experience, and F&B

Chris Sanderson & Martin Raymond
– Co-Founders of The Future Laboratory

6:00 pm

Closing Performance

Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet
– with the support of Bank of Georgia
26 Sep

Dinner & Party

Stamba & Rooms Hotel
14 Merab Kostava St.

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm


8:00 pm

Natalie Beridze

Live Set
– with Giorgi Shamanauri (viola) and Giorgi Cagareli (trumpet)

8:30 pm

Will Gates B2B Kote Japaridze

Vinyl Set

11:00 pm – 3:00 am


11:00 pm


Live DJ Set

1:00 am

Jaime Fiorito

Closing DJ Set
27 Sept

Conference Day II

14 Merab Kostava St. Tbilisi

9:30 am


9:30 am

Traveler 2030 Briefing

Chris Sanderson & Serdar Kutucu
– with special performance by Douglas Dare

10:30 am

Breakout Sessions I

Impact Workshops
– ‘Food & Drink and ‘Experience Programming’

Sector Clinics
– ‘Wellbeing’ and ‘Technology’

11:15 am



12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions II

Impact Workshops
– ‘Food & Drink and ‘Experience Programming’

Sector Clinics
– ‘Wellbeing’ and ‘Technology’

12:45 pm



1:30 pm

Implications & Take-Aways

2:00 pm

Closing Lunch

Kurup & Jacira
– DJ Set
Cafe Stamba