LEADERSHIP LAB

DESIGNING THE EVOLUTION OF TRAVEL

“We’re here to separate the visionary from the vision-impaired” – Adam Ferrier, consumer psychologist

For our last three Limited Editions, LE Miami has asked the contemporary travel industry’s hotshots to design the evolution of travel. We do this by inviting a group of founders, CEOs and influencers to swap insights at the annual Leadership Lab, a closed event held in Miami during the show.

At this year’s Lab, we decided to shake things up by throwing in a consumer psychologist, some marker pens and a bit of friendly competition, dividing our leaders into four teams, directed by advertising mastermind Adam Ferrier, before asking them to state their case for the future of the industry.

Now, we’ve divided the outcome into three debates that explore the next step for contemporary travel. As we all know, being contemporary means pursuing a strong vision, regardless of what the rest of the world is doing: it’s about being a true Rebel With Cause. The singularity of each leader’s perspective is what drives the industry forward.

The hard copy of this year’s Lab findings will be sent exclusively to the LE Miami 2016 collective. If you’re not part of this year’s collective but are still interested in reading the results, you can request a copy below.

GUEST LIST

  • Anthony Ingham - W Brand Leader, W WorldwideAnthony Ingham
    W Brand Leader, W Worldwide
  • Ben Pundole - VP of Brand Experience, EDITIONBen Pundole
    VP of Brand Experience, EDITION Hotels
  • Brad Wilson - President, Ace HotelBrad Wilson
    President, Ace Hotel
  • Brian Jones - VP of Sales, Commune Hotels & ResortsBrian Jones
    VP of Sales, Commune Hotels & Resorts
  • Claus Sendlinger - Founder & CEO, Design HotelsClaus Sendlinger
    Founder & CEO, Design Hotels
  • David Bowd - Founder, Salt HotelsDavid Bowd
    Founder, Salt Hotels
  • Hugo Jenkins - Head of Global Sales, One Fine StayHugo Jenkins
    Head of Global Sales, onefinestay
  • Jason Pomeranc - Co-Founder, SIXTY HotelsJason Pomeranc
    Co-Founder, SIXTY Hotels
  • Jean-Pierre Marois - President, Les Bains ParisJean-Pierre Marois
    President, Les Bains Paris
  • Jimmy Suh - Chief Revenue Officer, The StandardJimmy Suh
    Chief Revenue Officer, The Standard
  • John Hardy - CEO, John Hardy GroupJohn Hardy
    CEO, John Hardy Group
  • Jonas Rask Eilersen - Founding Director, RASK TravelJonas Rask Eilersen
    Founding Director, RASK Travel
  • Josh Katz - Creative Director, Proper HotelsJosh Katz
    Creative Director, Proper Hotels
  • Norman Aynbinder - CEO & Co-Founder, American ExcursionistNorman Aynbinder
    CEO & Co-Founder, American Excursionist
  • Steven Pedigo - Director of Research, Creative Class GroupSteven Pedigo
    Director of Research, Creative Class Group
  • Tina Edmundson - Global Officer for Luxury and Lifestyle Brands, Marriott InternationalTina Edmundson
    Global Officer for Luxury and Lifestyle Brands, Marriott International
  • Tristan Dowell - Vice President, AndazTristan Dowell
    Vice President, Andaz

READ PREVIOUS EDITIONS:

Leadership Lab 2014

Leadership Lab 2013

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MODERATED BY
Adam Ferrier – Consumer Psychologist and Chief Strategy Officer, cummins&partners

CREATED BY
Serge Dive – CEO & Founder
Cj Holden – Event & Marketing Director

WORDS BY
Olivia Squire – Senior Creative Executive

WITH THANKS TO
SLS South Beach