BONDX Five Star
The Forum for EMEA's Leading Five Star Hotel Designers
June 8-10, 2021
BONDX Five Star is an invitation-only event for world-renowned Designers of Luxury Hotels and product manufacturers who can help take their concepts to the next level.
Spread over 3 days, you’ll have an intensive schedule of 1:1 meetings with the most senior Hospitality Designers with projects throughout EMEA and worldwide. You choose who you want to meet. All meetings are pre-scheduled and guaranteed.
It’s a winning formula that our clients have relied on to drive their sales for over 15 years. We’re talking million dollar deals for some! So don’t let BOND continue to be your competition’s best kept secret… It’s time to find out more.
Until we can meet each other again in person >
BONDX has got you covered!
Great selection of attendees and a chance to make wonderful new contacts. I was not sure what to expect from this event but it turned out to be wonderful, very worthwhile and I would certainly attend again.
The primary element of BONDX is the 1:1 meetings
BOND personally invite the most influential Architects and Designers working in the Luxury Hospitality sector.
Attendee applications are vetted to ensure we admit only the most senior designers with upcoming Five Star projects. Attendees are selected from leading Five Star Hotel Groups, as well as Architecture and Design Firms that specialise in luxury hospitality. Only Director-level Architects and Designers are accepted.
You select the Designers you want to meet, then we do the matchmaking and meeting scheduling for you.
Confirmed attendees include:
SVP Design & Technical Services - LUXURY Europe
Associate & Lead Hospitality Designer
Alberto Suárez Garcia
Director of Technical Services (EMEA)
Six Senses Resorts & Spas
Director of Design, Middle East & Africa
The one-on-ones were excellent opportunities to show and discuss a new product direction, get validation on messaging and better understand the architects needs. We met architects that had some immediate interest/need which should provide us with a quick and measurable ROI, something tradeshows seldom do.
Timings are shown in British Standard Time.
This is a draft program – content and timings may be varied at our discretion.
Tuesday, June 8
BiographyVisionary and prolific, Karim Rashid is one of the most unique voices in design today. With more than 4000 designs in production, over 300 awards to his name, and client work in over 40 countries, Karim’s ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation. Eschewing style in favor of designing in the modus of our time, Karim’s designs include luxury goods for Christofle, Alessi, Veuve Clicquot, and Riva 1920; democratic products for Umbra, Paul Mitchell, and 3M; timeless furniture for Bonaldo, Tonelli, BoConcept, and Vondom; exquisite lighting for Artemide and Fontana Arte; high-tech products for Asus and SirinLabs; surface design for Marburg and Abet Laminati; iconic branding for Hugo Boss and Citibank; and award- winning packaging for Method, Paris Baguette, Kenzo, and Eos. Karim’s influence expands beyond product to interiors, including restaurants like Switch in UAE; hospitality design for Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West, Temptation Resort Cancun, and budget hotels for Prizeotel in Bremen, Hamburg, Munster, and Erfurt; public environments like Universita Metro Station in Naples; residential design like Paraiso Bayviews in Miami; and retail design for Fun Factory in Berlin and Munich. Additionally, he has collaborated on innumerable concept exhibitions for clients such as Dupont Corian, Deutsche Bank, PepsiCo, and Audi. Numerous awards and accolades attest to Karim’s contribution to the world of design. He is a recipient of the American Prize for Design Lifetime Achievement award, as well as a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, Pentawards, and IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award. He holds Honorary Doctorates from Carlton University, Pratt Institute, OCAD in Toronto, British Institute of Interior Design, and Corcoran College of Art & Design. Contemporary artwork created by Karim ranges from digital prints to public art/ installation and sculpture. His works are featured in 20 permanent collections in various art institutions worldwide, including Brooklyn Museum of Art, MoMA, and The Center Pompidou. He has exhibited across the globe and is a frequent contributor to the Venice Biennale, as well as exhibiting major retrospectives of his design work in Sao Paulo, Seoul, Milan, and Ottawa. A cultural shaper, Karim is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally, aspiring to change the world by making design a public subject. He is also regularly featured in print and digital platforms by media companies like CNN, Vogue, Elle, GQ, The New York Times, and countless more. This reach allows Karim to fulfill his ambition of disseminating the importance of design in everyday life. Karim’s last monograph, XX (Design Media Publishing, 2015), features 400 pages of work selected from the last 20 years. Other monographs include From The Beginning, an oral history of Karim’s life and inspiration (Forma, 2014); Sketch, featuring 300 hand drawings (Frame Publishing, 2011); KarimSpace, featuring 36 of Karim’s interior designs (Rizzoli, 2009); Design Your Self, Karim’s guide to living (Harper Collins, 2006); Digipop, a digital exploration of computer graphics (Taschen, 2005); Compact Design Portfolio (Chronicle Books 2004); and classic titles Evolution (Universe, 2004) and I Want to Change the World (Rizzoli, 2001). Karim established his private design studio in New York City in 1992. He expanded his global reach with a studio in Shenzhen, China in 2014. In his spare time Karim’s pluralistic practice flirts with art, fashion, and music and is determined to creatively touch every aspect of our physical and virtual landscape.
Wednesday, June 9
BiographyDavid Kepron is a multifaceted creative professional with a compulsive curiosity to understand ‘why’, ‘what’s now’ and ‘what’s next’. He brings together his background as an architect, artist, educator, author, podcast host and builder to the making of meaningful and empathically focused customer connections at brand experience places around the globe. David is a former VP - Global Design Strategies at Marriott International. While at Marriott, his focus was on the creation of compelling customer experiences within Marriott’s “Premium Distinctive” segment which included: Westin, Renaissance, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Design Hotels and Gaylord hotels. In 2020 Kepron founded NXTLVL Experience Design, a strategy and design consultancy, where he combines his multidisciplinary approach to the creation of relevant brand engagements with his passion for social and cultural anthropology, neuroscience and emerging digital technologies. As a frequently requested international speaker at corporate events and international conferences focusing on CX, digital transformation, retail, hospitality, emerging technology, David shares his expertise on subjects ranging from consumer behaviors and trends, brain science and buying behavior, store design and visual merchandising, hotel design and strategy as well as creativity and innovation. In his talks, David shares visionary ideas on how brand strategy, brain science and emerging technologies are changing guest expectations about relationships they want to have with brands and how companies can remain relevant in a digitally enabled marketplace. 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” and he is currently working on his second book to be published soon. David also writes a popular blog called “Brain Food” which is published monthly on vmsd.com.
Thursday, June 10
Doug Lansky, Travel & Tourism Expert
BiographyMore information will be announced soon.
We invest in your success:
You’ll have the support of a dedicated member of the BOND team from day one. They’ll guide you through the experience, and make sure meetings run smoothly. We’ll also provide Online Meeting Success training ahead of the event.
Experienced event organisers:
1:1 events are our business. Not a side gig. Our experienced team know how to run meetings like clockwork.
Higher calibre of attendees:
We have a team dedicated to architect invitation and quality control. We know our architects inside out, meaning you’ll meet the most senior architects with the best projects.
We keep it simple:
You’ll get a simple, focussed, virtual experience with no complex systems or distractions.
BONDX is a Virtual Event
Everything takes place through the BONDX website; a simple platform that makes it easy to follow your meetings schedule, attend webinars and discover attendees. Your dedicated member of the BOND Team will take care of you throughout.
Further information will be supplied on sign up.
Apply to Attend
Vendor packages include:
- Chosen number of 1:1 architect meetings
- Virtual Sales Training webinar
- Company profile on event website, including document and video upload for all architects to see
- Delegate profile on event website
- Event Directory containing contact info of all attendees after the event
- Dedicated BOND customer success manager to guide you every step of the way