Angela Antolini is Director of Marketing and Communications at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, where she leads the organization’s global marketing and communications ambitions, partnering with companies across the fashion, textile, beauty and built environment sectors among others, to broaden reach and collaboratively move forward the circular economy agenda.
Angela’s earlier career includes leading roles at the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), where she led corporate and product marketing communications helping companies create positive impact through sustainability reporting; at Philips, where she was in charge of global branding projects, experiencing
first hand the complexity and challenges faced by multinational brands; at the UK National Health Service (NHS) and at management consultancy Winning Moves, where she partnered with government agencies on the engagement of SMEs in business regeneration and development programs. Angela holds a Bachelor’s Degree cum laude in Communications Sciences from the University of Siena, a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and a MicroMasters in Digital Product Management from Boston University Questroom School of Business. Angela is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).
Adam has worked across the aviation and automotive sectors for more than 20 years: in very different areas, but both have allowed him to indulge his loves of flying, travel, and hotels. Adam sits on the panel of various awards programmes, including the world-renowned Crystal Cabin Awards, contributes to several international publications and, as editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand, he is often asked to try out the latest aircraft and airline concepts and designs before they are launched.
While he loves luxury onboard experiences such as suites and showers, the areas of flying where Adam is keenest to see more innovation and improvement are the economy class cabin, disabled accessibility, and, of course, environmental sustainability. He is looking forward to seeing the aviation, hotel, and cruise sectors collaborate during the Summit, and is excited to see how the discussions will result in greener innovations down the line. Adam believes that in the travel sector, sustainability is fast becoming as important a customer expectation as comfort and value.
Aida Lora joined Royal Caribbean Group in June 2019. With 11 years of experience in architectural and interior design, Aida has participated in the design of hospitality, educational and recreational projects in Asia and the Caribbean. Aida is a strong advocate for the interior design profession has been involved in the Miami Design community and have been a board member of the IIDA South Florida Chapter. Her ability to connect with the young designers has led her to participate in several mentorship programs for junior designers and is part of the Advisory Board of the Interior Architecture program at Florida International University (FIU), Miami. She has Several publications such as Marquis Who is Who is America, Cruise Ship and ferry Interiors, Voyage Miami. An American born with Dominican blood, Lora has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Dominican Republic and a Masters in Interior Architecture, from FIU. She is a registered interior designer in the State of Florida. For Aida, design is more than a Passion ; Design is People.
As Principal Manager, Andrea Bartoli is leading the Outfitting Design Team in Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding. Andrea is accountable for the design development dealing with all the parties involved (architects, yard, outfitters, corporate entities, etc), and has been working for almost 20 years in the cruise building industry in charge of newbuilding, refitting, dry-dock, and operation.
Andrea has been involved in more than 50 cruise vessels projects, delivered and refurbished. He works with all the major shipyards in the world including Fincantieri, Meyerwerft, Daman, Mariotti, Bremenhaven, Sembawang, Grand Bahamas Freeport, Shanghai HRDD, Cadiz, and more, whilst collaborating with several architects and lighting designers.
Blake Emery is President of Emery & Associates. Emery & Associates helps clients execute research leading to deep customer insights, as well as thinking about the climate crisis. He served as Director of Differentiation Strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes holding patents for both interior and exterior design. He is associated with the Dreamliner design and the Boeing Sky Interior and is included in several documentaries including “The Age of Aerospace”, “The Beauty of Flying”, and “City in the Sky.” His career has included extensive cultural and empirical research as well as behavioral, organizational, and consumer psychology.
Bryan Liska is the Director of Design for Hilton Latin America & the Caribbean. He oversees Design for the diverse portfolio of Hilton Full-Service, Lifestyle & Collection Branded Properties. Bryan has over 12 years of International hospitality leadership in Architecture, Interior Design and Project Management. His portfolio of completed projects include Award-Winning guest experiences, spanning five continents, for International Lifestyle and Collection Branded Hotels & Resorts.
Prior to joining Hilton in 2017; he was the Design Director at RAD Architecture in Miami, and managed Large Scale Hospitality Projects while at The Gettys Group, and Cendes Architecture in Chengdu, China. Bryan is Proficient in English and receptive in Spanish. He holds a Masters of Architecture (M.Arch) from Texas Tech University.
Callie is Founding Partner and Creative director of Volume Creative, a female owned and led, multidisciplinary design studio in the UK. She is an agent for change and a powerful ally for sustainable design innovation within the industry. Callie collaborates with brands that want to make a positive change in their industry and helps them to build deeper, more meaningful brand stories. She has led ground breaking projects across the airline, cruise and hospitality sectors.
Recently, Callie and her partners have launched a new service, called Spared. Spared supports brands by providing bespoke solutions for their waste/by-product in the form of new surface materials, art, furniture and objects.
Cristian Sutter is an Aviation Business Strategist and Lead Cabin Designer with two decades of experience working for major airlines and VIP completion centres worldwide.
Throughout his career as Lead Cabin Designer, he has created cabin design solutions for Economy, Business, First Class, and VIP Cabins for narrow and wide-body aircrafts including Airbus A380, A350, A320, Boeing B787, and B777x.
Cristian has worked in the entire Cabin Design and Cabin Definition cycle from the initial design brief through the engineering development and final certification phases; achieving a seamless transition from inception to a successful product implementation regarding passengers‘ flying experience, branding touch-points, in-service operational performance and fleet management.
In recent years he has shifted his career towards executive aviation management and aviation business strategy successfully developing and leading expert teams and delivering multimillion aviation programmes whilst successfully driving organisational changes, business transformation, and growth.
As the CEO of Avensis Aviation, he is bringing his aviation experience working together with the Avensis team further developing pioneering products to suit the changeable demands of freighter airlines fleet operations, lessor asset management needs, and implementing the strategy to grow and position Avensis firmly as a global market leader in PTF (Passenger to Freighter) conversions.
After studying Architecture, and then spending the mandatory few years as a bartender, Jamie Granados eventually found his way to business development via publishing sales. Twenty-five years later he still enjoys putting people who can help each other in touch and letting the magic happen.
He has helped grow businesses that specialise in product design, marketing, advertising, research and insight, strategic innovation and product development, all classes of aviation cabin interiors, luxury hospitality interior design, and most recently automotive design.
For the past 10 years, he has had a bee in his bonnet about responsible sustainable design, and redefining ‘better’ to stop meaning ‘faster’ when it comes to travel.
Jon Ingleton is the Executive Editor of International Cruise & Ferry Review and Cruise & Ferry Interiors. Jon led the team that launched the magazine almost 25-years ago and in 2011 he acquired it on behalf of Tudor Rose where he is currently managing director. In addition to directing the company’s other publishing activities, Jon has editorial responsibility for Tudor Rose’s Cruise & Ferry suite of products. In this role Jon tracks key developments and trends in the cruise and ferry sectors, leads our association memberships and related activities, represents the magazine at global events and fulfils regular editorial assignments on a range of topics. Please visit www.cruiseandferry.net and www.Tudor-Rose.co.uk for more information.
Jonathan is a professional sales leader with over 35 years experience in the commercial interior furnishings business. The majority of his background has been in the carpet industry working in both the UK and USA markets for Brintons, Milliken, OW Hospitality, and most recently as Sales Director, and then Managing Director of the iconic Axminster Carpets brand. He has been involved in sales, sales and marketing management, and senior director level positions at manufacturers providing product for the hotel and leisure sectors. During his time in the USA he was CEO of Brintons USA, the subsidiary company of Brintons Ltd, from 2006-2011.
In March 2020 Jonathan decided to branch out independently and with the formation of JYA (Jonathan Young Associates) Limited launched a consultancy and product sourcing solutions business for the hospitality, commercial and high-end residential market sectors. Through the experience and product knowledge gained Jonathan Young Associates work with interior designers, architects, and end users to source the appropriate product for individual projects.
In addition to his roles within the carpet companies he is also VP International Relations for NEWH, Inc, and Executive Advisor of NEWH UK, a US hospitality organization that is focused on raising scholarship money for students through the interior furnishings, and hospitality industries. He has also been a Board Member of the BCFA from 2004-2019, and was Chairman of the BCFA from 2011 until 2014, leading the Board of the trade association that supports the British Contract Furnishings Association.
Kathryn Glynn is an Engineering Professional on the Product Sustainability and Strategy Team at Bombardier based in Montreal. The Team is focused on both ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and implementing sustainable solutions for different aspects of the business jet.
Kathryn is the lead responsible for conducting life cycle analysis of sustainable materials for Bombardier’s business jet interiors. She is also assessing sustainable alternatives for the secondary structural materials in the cabin interiors.
She was a key part of the Bombardier team that created the Environmental Product Declaration for the Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets. This declaration captures a transparent view of the environmental impacts of the business jet for all stages from design to end of life.
Kathryn believes in making real changes to mitigate our impact on climate change. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Carleton University.
Lukas Kaestner is co-founder of the Sustainable Aero Lab, the leading accelerator that globally brings together founders, researchers, experienced industry professionals, and investors, to build the future of aviation. In addition, he is the President of the Crystal Cabin Award Association, the world’s most renowned award for aircraft interiors and passenger experience.
Lukas has been an aviation enthusiast since his childhood days and has been involved in the industry for a living since 2014, serving as Head of Marketing, PR & Events at the Hamburg Aviation Cluster, as well as the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research. Before moving to aviation, he was a Communications Consultant in the fields of renewable energies, publishing, and startups. Lukas is a graduate of the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich and holds an MBA from the University of Hamburg / Hamburg Media School.
Matt Round is Chief Creative Officer at Tangerine. He helps companies to create remarkable experiences through the design of innovative environments, products, and services. His 30-year career has seen him working with global brands in North America, Europe, The Middle East, and Asia. He created the idea for the World’s first fully flat bed in businesses class for British Airways and he has redefined the travel experience for Finnair, Gulf Air, and Japan Airlines.
In Japan, he has formed strong relationships with some of the country’s most notable brands; Nikon, Toto and Toyota. All of whom have honoured him with the opportunity to lead multidisciplinary teams to design truly better products and experiences. His passion for creating innovative spaces helped Snoozebox Portable Hotels delight guests at festivals and events and win a Cool Brand award. His work for Finnair lounges has been described as “The best lounges the One World alliance has ever seen.”
Matt is a regular keynote speaker and has taken the stage in prestigious locations around the world including the British Embassy in Tokyo and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. He had been invited to judge design awards in Europe and Asia and in 2021 he was the jury president for D&AD in the product design section.
He places value on curiosity and creativity and believes that it takes creative leaps and discipline to translate insight into extraordinary ideas with the potential to inspire consumers and improve businesses.
My Nguyen was born in Vietnam and has resided in Seattle since the age of 2. She holds degrees in Interior Design and Fine Arts. My has earned accolades for award-winning and nationally recognized projects in marine, high-end residential, and hospitality design. She joined Holland America Group in a newly created leadership role to form an in-house design team that oversees the interior refurbishments and maintenance of Holland America Line and Seabourn’s fleet. My is also the head designer of staterooms on Holland America Line newbuild vessels.
Sophie Harper is the Editor of Hospitality Interiors, the design industry’s fundamental publication on international hotel design. A beautifully presented and aspirational magazine, Hospitality Interiors is full of thought-provoking interviews with influential designers and hoteliers, features the most impressive luxury hotel projects from around the globe, and highlights the latest innovations and topics that directly affect the industry.
An established journalist, Sophie has specialised in design, travel, and food over the last
decade and has worked on some of the UK’s biggest publications and award-winning media
campaigns. She is now responsible for spearheading the content development of Hospitality Interiors and regularly speaks at industry events, taking every opportunity to discuss all aspects of hotel design with leading experts across the industry, giving her an informed and wide-ranging perspective.
In her spare time Sophie enters running and cycling events, sometimes for charitable causes (always for bragging rights).
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Zuzana Hrnkova has 28 years’ experience in aviation business. Since September 2015, she has been appointed Vice President and Head of Marketing in ATR, European turboprops manufacturer, enabling sustainable and affordable regional connectivity. She leads the team responsible for Market Strategy, Airline and Product Marketing and continues to extend her aircraft, market and sustainability expertise into the regional segment.
Previously she worked at Airbus and her last assignment was Head of Aircraft Interiors Marketing, where she led the Aircraft Interiors Marketing team, covering all current and future Airbus cabins. One of her main tasks was to guide new cabin product developments ensuring that cabin design fulfils all passengers’ and airlines’ expectations. One of her main achievements was the A350XWB interior design and market validation.
Zuzana is a graduated engineer and private pilot in 1991 from the Air Transport University of Zilina, Slovakia and from the French School of Civil Aviation (ENAC), Toulouse in 1994.