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    BUILDEX Vancouver: IDC Interior Design Keynote Panel: WORKPLACE 20/20 PART DEUX:HOSPITALITY DESIGN (2 IDCEC hours)

    Complimentary for IDC Members!

    Hear from four international design firms about how they are building the hotels, condos and resort properties of the future. Learn how they are challenging expectations, pushing boundaries and designing spaces that go beyond a "home away from home". The panelists will debate how hospitality design has evolved and discuss what factors must be considered to meet the demands and expectations of their clients. How are they marrying design and functionality of the spaces? What are the continued growing needs of a modern business and those who come to rest, relax or play?

    REGISTER ONLINE: Use discount code IDW01 during registration for complimentary admission to the Interior Design Keynote Panel (Session W01). Admission also includes complimentary access to the BUILDEX Vancouver Tradeshow.


    Sharon Bortolotto

    BBA Design Consultants, Inc.
    Sharon Bortolotto is Principal of BBA Design Consultants, Inc. — one of Western Canada’s leading interior design firms. Her company specializes in both the hospitality and resort sector as well as the multi-family residential market. Hospitality projects range from new hotel construction, refurbishment of existing hotels, resort and spa developments, restaurants, golf courses and airline lounges. Residential projects include private homes, low-rise to high- rise condominium developments, marketing centres and display suites. During a career spanning more than three decades, Sharon has served a diverse client base and continues to provide design services for all types of new construction and renovation projects.


    Paul Morissette

    Principal, B+H CHIL Design
    Paul Morissette joined B+H in 2010 and has 30 years of architectural design, project management and interior design experience. He is design director of B+H CHIL Design and leads the firm’s hospitality interior design group in Vancouver. Paul specializes in the programming, design, documentation and management of international hospitality and residential projects. This experience has provided him with comprehensive knowledge about the development requirements, design process and contractual obligations associated with major building projects.

    Alessandro Munge
    Managing Partner, Munge Leung
    As Munge Leung’s charismatic leader, Alessandro Munge draws diverse teams together and inspires to achieve exceptional results. The collaborative approach Alessandro brings to his team and his clients combined with his passionate creativity, inquisitive nature, and unfailing quest for the perfect solution have helped to position Munge Leung as one of the most sought after design firms in the world. During his 16 years at the helm of Munge Leung, Alessandro has instilled the design process with a balanced approach that ensures the achievement of each client’s vision from both a creative and financial perspective. Specializing in hospitality and residential design, Munge Leung has a diverse portfolio of luxury hotels, premium condominiums, and iconic food and beverage venues. The firm’s global roster of clients include MGM Resorts International, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz- Carlton, Thompson Hotels, INK Entertainment and The Light Group, among others. Munge Leung’s work spans across North America, Asia and the Middle East and has received numerous awards and accolades, as well as frequent coverage in leading design publications around the world.

    Cynthia Penner
    BID Principal, BOX interior design incorporated
    Cynthia Penneris a principal at Box Interior Design Inc. Based in Vancouver, the firm’s practice includes retail, luxury residential, and corporate projects, but their specialty is hospitality design. Fascinated from childhood with the concept of transformation, Cynthia brings an idealist vision to her work. Her steadfast belief in the quality of storytelling and subtlety of meaning in every design choice brings an integrity and nuanced depth to her varied clientele. With over twenty years of experience, her current role as managing partner and designer allows Cynthia to balance her sense of style and grace with her entrepreneurial spirit. A sensualist, she advocates for a modernism that is textural, emotionally evocative, and visually lush. Cynthia is frequently invited to
    speak and write, and to share her perspective with the hospitality design community.


    LocationVancouver Convention Centre,1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

    8 to 10 a.m.

    Time in 1392796800
    RegisterPlease click here to register.
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