Arc Interiors

The Forum for America's leading Interior Architects

September 17-20, 2020

Arizona, USA

About

Arc Interiors is an intensive one-to-one business meetings program designed for Heads of Interior Design from America’s top A&D firms. Now in its 13th year, it is an opportunity for Designers to stay ahead of the curve and the most direct route for suppliers to introduce their products to these interior design leaders.

Great meetings but, most importantly, great vibes and connections. Arc Interiors is the perfect occasion to lay the foundations for long-lasting relationships, that would be profitable for mutual business.

Alessandro Lanè

Architectural Consultant

Panariagroup Industrie Ceramiche

Attendees

We pre-qualify designers to meet the following criteria:

1. Principal, Director, Vice President

2. Significant portfolio of interior design projects in North America

3. Top architecture/design firm

Confirmed 2019 attendees from the Top 10 architecture firms in North America include:

Paula McEvoy

Co-Director of Sustainable Design

Perkins+Will

Stephen Knowles

Principal & Director of Interiors

AECOM

Matt Gammel

Practice Area Lead for Interiors

Jacobs

Todd Buchanan

Principal & Practice Leader

HOK

Patrick Chatfield

Design Director/Senior Project Manager

IA (Interior Architects)

Sandra Cortner

Principal & Partner

HBA

Jackie Hicks

Interiors Director

NELSON

Julie Hutchinson

Vice President

HKS

An event worth attending, where my time was well spent networking, learning, and socializing with inspiring quality professionals in my industry.

Julia Ventura Crawford

Vice President, Interior Designer

Grimm + Parker Architects

Program

View 2019’s program here
Seminar timings and/or content may be varied at our discretion.

Thursday, September 17

4:00 pm

Delegate Registration

6:30 pm

Seminar - Lead as a Creative - Manage as a CEO

Ian Jarvis

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Synopsis

The architecture / interior design industry is a web of small businesses run by extremely creative people many of whom never planned to lead a staff of 10- 50 or more. There is often a reluctance to risk the creative signature on the alter of a more powerful managing structure. In that vacuum however, viscosity and crisis can become the new normal, actually reducing creativity and creating a significant drag on margin and market penetration too. The problem is made more complex because generally, the clients have little experience and unrealistic expectations and the supplier base too, is largely run by people who got there via the excellence of their craft rather than their business acumen. Ian Jarvis, a globally trained consultant, wants to illuminate the solutions that can both nourish creativity while instilling success, efficiency and high focus for you as well as for your team of intense and ambitious folks The takeaway will be, Management’s Ten Commandments; The Starting Point For Change.

Biography

Ian Jarvis is a proven executive; a results-oriented leader who sets goals, creates focus and drives performance. Bi-lingual and with an extensive track record throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia, Ian has a unique ability to solve problems at hi-speed and manage complex relationships near or far. Ian began his career in Paris, then moved to NYC to launch a French firm, Saint Gobain, in the highly competitive, US fragrance market. His success in New York, led to multiple offers and he ultimately transitioned to an entrepreneurial partnership in Los Angeles with heavy manufacturing responsibilities in the Pac Rim.  After selling his last firm to French multinational Pechiney, Ian turned down offers to helm several companies, electing instead to create a consulting career. Ian works with executives in industries as varied as media, law, design, automotive and mobile. Ian’s experience, from start up to global, gives him a profound perspective on the real issues we all face in driving success and satisfaction in our work and those who work for us. His focus is in depth understanding of real time company dynamics, lifting the scrim on theory, reality and old habits and bringing his clients career changing insight in their workplace and themselves.
7:30 pm

Welcome Drinks Reception

8:00 pm

Welcome Dinner

Friday, September 18

6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:00 am

Seminar - Brands, Brains and Beds

David Kepron | VP Global Design Strategies - Distinctive Premium Brands, Marriott International

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Synopsis

This session will look at how the community of architects, interior designers, builders, manufacturers and suppliers have long believed that ‘customer experience’ is ‘out there’ in the environments we design and build, but in fact, it is in our heads created by the magnificent and mysterious machine that is our brain. Today, an understanding of neuroscience is a prerequisite to appreciating what truly motivates the behaviors of all of us who, more than ever before, are ‘consumers’ at almost every waking moment in our digitally connected world.

The pervasiveness of digital media and its integration to our lives is influencing the structure of our brains as well as our physical environments. Digital place-based media, handheld devices and emerging technologies are changing the way retailers, restaurateurs, hoteliers and myriad other businesses, need to communicate with their customers.

The session will also address why the evolution of digital technologies will promote a move in the creation of experience from the hands of the designer to those of the consumer enabled with mobile digital devices. In a digitally distracted world, the relevancy of a ‘place’ will reside with the customer, because they will actively participate in modifying their experience because they participate in making it themselves.

Biography

David Kepron is a Vice President of Design within the Global Design Strategies department at Marriott International. His focus is on the creation of compelling customer experiences within Marriott’s “Premium Distinctive” segment which includes: Westin, Renaissance, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Design Hotels and Gaylord hotels. Kepron brings 20 years of retail design expertise to the making of meaningful customer connections at hotel properties around the globe. His multidisciplinary approach to design focuses on understanding consumer behavior and the creation of relevant brand experiences at the intersection of architecture, sociology, neuroscience and emerging digital technologies. As a frequently requested speaker, David shares his expertise on subjects ranging from consumer behaviors and trends, brain science and buying behavior, store design and visual merchandising as well as creativity and innovation. David currently brings his creativity and insight on brand experiences to an international audience as a member of VMSD magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board, as a Board Member of the Interactive Customer Experience Association (ICXA) and Sign Research Foundation’s (SRF) Program Committee. In 2014 Kepron published his first book titled: “Retail (r)Evolution: Why Creating Right-Brain Stores Will Shape the Future of Shopping in a Digitally Driven World.” David Also writes a popular blog called “Brain Food” which is published monthly on vmsd.com.
9:00 am

Collect Final Meeting Schedule

9:15 am

One to One Meetings

12:40 pm

Delegate Photograph

12:50 pm

Lunch

1:40 pm

One to One Meetings

5:05 pm

Free Time

7:30 pm

Drinks Reception

8:00 pm

Dinner

Saturday, September 19

6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:00 am

Seminar - Working in the Belly of the Beast

Speaker TBC

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Synopsis

This session will develop and understanding of the internal discussions regarding the design of your corporate clients.

Biography

More information will be announced soon.
9:05 am

One to One Meetings

12:30 pm

Lunch

1:20 pm

Seminar - 4

Speaker TBC

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Synopsis

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Biography

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2:25 pm

One to One Meetings

5:25 pm

Free Time

7:30 pm

Farewell Drinks Reception

8:00 pm

Farewell Dinner

Sunday, September 20

6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

Delegate departures

Venue
Hilton El Conquistador

Imagine a Southwest hideaway where desert beauty embraces you, locally inspired cuisine tantalizes you, and recently remodeled guest rooms wrap you in luxury and comfort. Whether you’re in Tucson, Arizona, for business or pleasure, El Conquistador Tucson is your ultimate destination to experience the best of the Southwest. The instant you arrive, you’ll know this is a place infused with indigenous culture and connected with the surrounding natural beauty. Spanning 80 acres, our world-class resort boasts amenities you won’t find anywhere else, including our own horse stables, a mini Western village that’s perfect for private events, acclaimed Southwestern cuisine, and sparkling swimming pools.

10000 N Oracle Road
Tucson, Arizona 85704, USA

+1 520 544 5000

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