• BRIT LIST 2018: Charles Leon confirmed as headline speaker

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    Hotel Designs has confirmed that architect and Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design, Charles Leon, will be a headline speaker at The Brit List 2018…

    Architect and Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) Charles Leon has been confirmed as a headline speaker for this year’s Brit List 2018, taking place on November 22 at BEAT London.

    Image caption: Charles Leon

    Leon, who will join editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn as one of the speakers on the evening, will speak to the audience about Britain’s position in international hotel design and hospitality post-Brexit. “I am delighted to have been asked to speak at The Brit List 2018. Two of the UK’s major contributions to why Britain holds its place as a major international hub has always been its quirky education system and its ability to send out into the world innovative thinkers, not just in design and the arts, but in science, technology and research too,” Leon said. “If we don’t teach people how to think, rather than what to think, our future is doomed – and I am excited to speak about this and the future of British hotel design and architecture on the night.”

    In addition to being a guest speaker, Leon is also one of this year’s judges for the Brit List 2018. “With his ability to wear both an architecture an interior design hat, Charles is the perfect person to put this somewhat sensitive topic in the spotlight,” said editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn. “It is arguably now more important than ever to celebrate Britain’s influencers in international hotel design and we look forward to welcoming the industries leaders and visionaries on November 22 to celebrate Britain as a major international design hub.”

    The announcement of Leon being confirmed as a guest speaker follows Rosewood London, HBA London, RPW Design, WATG, Wimberly Interiors, Gleneagles, EPR Architects, Bespoke Hotels and The Mandrake being among the brands that have confirmed their attendance to the event.

    Event timings: 6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

    6.30 p.m. Welcome drinks are served
    7.00 p.m. Welcome speech from Hotel Designs Editor, Hamish Kilburn, to include unveiling of The Brit List 2018 winners
    7.15 p.m. Canapés are served
    7.15 p.m. Headline speaker Charles Leon addresses The Brit List 2018
    7.30 p.m. Awards presentation commences
    8.00 p.m. Headline speaker addresses The Brit List 2018
    8.15 p.m. Celebrations and networking

    In order to secure your place, click here to purchase tickets. 

    To discuss the various sponsorship packages available, and to enquire for the full attendee list, please contact Katy Phillips on +44(0)1992 374050.

    BRIT LIST 2018 Industry partner: British Institute of Interior Design

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