INSPIRING THE FUTURE OF CONTEMPORARY TRAVEL

26
Jun
2017
INSPIRING THE FUTURE OF CONTEMPORARY TRAVEL

2 -min. read The Ministry of Ideas draws inspiration from outside of the travel industry in a bid to inspire the future of contemporary travel. Set at EAST Miami, the 2017 edition kicked off on Sunday with a line-up of over 30 speakers across four stages, and was as diverse as it was fascinating.

11
Apr
2017
SAY HELLO TO THIS YEAR’S SHARED IDEAS SPEAKERS

7 -min. read We’ve invited visionaries, experts and innovators at the top of their fields to join us at the Ministry of Ideas 2017 – meet the first names released here.

22
Mar
2017
DIVE INTO WORLDWIDE TRENDS AT THE MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2017

3 -min. read Here we go again, collective: are you ready to inspire the evolution of contemporary travel for the 5th year in a row at the Ministry of Ideas 2017?

10
Jun
2016
SHARING IS CARING

1 -min. read After a poolside meeting of minds over mocktails first thing, our Big Ideas speakers handed over to a rebellious faction of industry influencers for the second part of this year’s Ministry of Ideas un-conference: Shared Ideas.

19
May
2016
TIME TO SHARE

2 -min. read With three weeks until LE 2016, it’s time for us to spill the beans on this year’s Ministry of Ideas speakers.

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09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – BLURRED LINES

1 -min. read Niki Leondakis & Michael Levie reviewed how the latest travel trends are impacting luxury consumers’ expectations.

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09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – LIFE ON THE EDGE

1 -min. read Claus Sendlinger and Avi Brosh discuss what the independents of tomorrow need to do to be seen as authentic, unique, and edgy.

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09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – EXPRESS YOURSELF

1 -min. read Kevin O’Shea and Mari Balestrazzi came together to discuss what design attracts the contemporary creative traveller.

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09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – CURATE COLLECTIVELY

1 -min. read Mike Savas and Jonas Rask Eilersen got together to discuss how travel brands and travel designers collaborate more effectively to add imaginative value.

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09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – CLUTTER CUTTERS

1 -min. read Josh Katz and Anthony Ingham got together to discuss how you create and sustain a buzz amongst today’s media-saturated savvy travellers when marketing a travel brand.

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09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – GROWING PAINS

1 -min. read Brad Wilson and Tina Edmundson got together to discuss how the lifestyle sector and niche hotel brands can launch additional properties yet retain a boutique experience.

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09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – SIZE MATTERS

1 -min. read David Bowd and Raul Leal got together to discuss whether big and boutique can ever go hand-in-hand.

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09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – KEEP THEM KEEN

1 -min. read Ben Pundole and Jason Pomeranc got together to discuss what it takes to win the loyalty of the notoriously disloyal trendsetting crowd, while maintaining your individuality and authenticity.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: KEEP THEM KEEN – BEN PUNDOLE

1 -min. read Once you’ve identified and curated your crowd amongst today’s fickle traveller, how can you keep them coming back for more? In a world where ‘cool’ is constantly changing, we’ll discover what it takes to win the loyalty of the notoriously disloyal trendsetting crowd, while maintaining your individuality and authenticity.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: KEEP THEM KEEN – JASON POMERANC

1 -min. read Once you’ve identified and curated your crowd amongst today’s fickle traveller, how can you keep them coming back for more? In a world where ‘cool’ is constantly changing, we’ll discover what it takes to win the loyalty of the notoriously disloyal trendsetting crowd, while maintaining your individuality and authenticity.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: CLUTTER CUTTERS – ANTHONY INGRAM

1 -min. read How do you create and sustain a buzz amongst today’s media-saturated savvy travellers when marketing a travel brand? Taking inspiration from the wider creative and advertising industries, we’ll find out how to cut through the clutter and effectively manage a brand – right from inception through to everyday marketing and touchpoints.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: CLUTTER CUTTERS – JOSH KATZ

1 -min. read How do you create and sustain a buzz amongst today’s media-saturated savvy travellers when marketing a travel brand? Taking inspiration from the wider creative and advertising industries, we’ll find out how to cut through the clutter and effectively manage a brand – right from inception through to everyday marketing and touchpoints.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: SIZE MATTERS – DAVID BOWD

1 -min. read Can big and boutique ever go hand-in-hand? We’ll discover whether the traditionally defining requirement of a boutique hotel to have a small number of rooms still resonates with the contemporary crowd – or whether some larger establishments with a nonetheless ’boutique’ attitude could also lay claim to the title, and what this means going forward.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: CURATE COLLECTIVELY – JONAS RASK EILERSEN

1 -min. read How can travel brands and travel designers collaborate more effectively to add imaginative value? With the rise of OTAs and ever-increasing industry competition, we’ll investigate how to get the upper hand through utilising personal relationships to identify the values of today’s traveller and deliver what they really want.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: CURATE COLLECTIVELY – MIKE SAVAS

1 -min. read How can travel brands and travel designers collaborate more effectively to add imaginative value? With the rise of OTAs and ever-increasing industry competition, we’ll investigate how to get the upper hand through utilising personal relationships to identify the values of today’s traveller and deliver what they really want.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: SIZE MATTERS – RAUL LEAL

1 -min. read Can big and boutique ever go hand-in-hand? We’ll discover whether the traditionally defining requirement of a boutique hotel to have a small number of rooms still resonates with the contemporary crowd – or whether some larger establishments with a nonetheless ’boutique’ attitude could also lay claim to the title, and what this means going forward.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: GROWING PAINS – BRAD WILSON

1 -min. read As the lifestyle sector continues to expand and niche hotel brands launch additional properties, how can they scale up yet retain a boutique experience? With the concept of ‘cool’ at increasing danger of being exploited, we’ll figure out how to build a successful brand without alienating the original trendsetting crowd that made you.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: GROWING PAINS – TINA EDMUNDSON

1 -min. read As the lifestyle sector continues to expand and niche hotel brands launch additional properties, how can they scale up yet retain a boutique experience? With the concept of ‘cool’ at increasing danger of being exploited, we’ll figure out how to build a successful brand without alienating the original trendsetting crowd that made you.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: LIFE ON THE EDGE – AVI BROSCH

1 -min. read If lifestyle has gone mainstream, what do the independents of tomorrow need to do to be seen as authentic, unique, and edgy? As traditional splinters and the parameters of mainstream widen, we’ll investigate whether the transition from boutique to design to lifestyle hotel is really more than just a question of semantics.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: LIFE ON THE EDGE – CLAUS SENDLINGER

1 -min. read If lifestyle has gone mainstream, what do the independents of tomorrow need to do to be seen as authentic, unique, and edgy? As traditional splinters and the parameters of mainstream widen, we’ll investigate whether the transition from boutique to design to lifestyle hotel is really more than just a question of semantics.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: EXPRESS YOURSELF – MARI BALESTRAZZI

1 -min. read With minimalist modernism, shabby chic and nostalgic opulence all attracting creative travellers, what does contemporary look like today?

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: EXPRESS YOURSELF – KEVIN O’SHEA

1 -min. read With minimalist modernism, shabby chic and nostalgic opulence all attracting creative travellers, what does contemporary look like today?

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: BLURRED LINES – MICHAEL LEVIE

1 -min. read What does the proliferation of lifestyle brands at the mid- and low-ends of the market today say about the high-end traveller of tomorrow? We’ll review how the latest travel trends are impacting luxury consumers’ expectations, and try to decipher which end of the market is really calling the shots.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: BLURRED LINES – NIKI LEONDAKIS

1 -min. read What does the proliferation of lifestyle brands at the mid- and low-ends of the market today say about the high-end traveller of tomorrow? We’ll review how the latest travel trends are impacting luxury consumers’ expectations, and try to decipher which end of the market is really calling the shots.

01
Mar
2015
SMASH CONVENTION WITH ADAM FERRIER

1 -min. read As part of our recharged and rebooted Ministry of Ideas, on Monday 8 June LE Miami will be launching our first-ever interactive workshops.

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