22-23 January 2018
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE

Workshop Day: Wednesday, 24 January 2018

IQPC’s workshops are unique opportunities to spend valuable time with industry experts. These interactive sessions are extended to ensure that you get to the heart of the conference’s most critical issues and uncover practical solutions you can apply in your own company. When designing our workshops, we create a balance between theory and practice in order to provide you with practical takeaways that can be adapted for your organisation. In addition, there is an opportunity for you to network with peers from similar organisations to build your network for future career opportunities and broaden your industry perspective and exposure.

What are the benefits of attending workshops?
  • Address your specific challenges through a series of theoretical and practical exercises, led by a recognised expert in the field
  • Learn substantial information on a particular topic within a short period of time – the facilitator will already have sifted and selected the information presented from a wide variety of sources and the small group size will enable you to get your questions answered
  • Gather with like-minded delegates to discuss your shared challenges, exchange ideas and solutions and benchmark your competitors or project partners


8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and welcome refreshments

9:00 am - 10:30 am Value engineering: Improving function and cost on your hotel project

The layout of design components is critical to the way the room works for both the hotel guest and the hotel staff. This workshop will discuss a design approach that provides higher value to hotels in the form of improved function and reduced construction costs ensuring that brand quality standards are not compromised.
Mr Kevin McLachlan, Partner - Head of Interiors at Godwin Austen Johnson

Mr Kevin McLachlan

Partner - Head of Interiors
Godwin Austen Johnson

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Networking break and refreshments

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm The fundamentals of designing a unique hotel experience through planning, funding, designing and development

This workshop will facilitate ideas on elaborating a vision, developing a business plan, and tips and tools for creating a unique hotel experience fit for your demographic. You will know what works and what doesn’t in terms of the functionality of design, understand how to approach design in a different way to differentiate your hotel and explore innovative ideas for the new hotel experience.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Networking lunch break and end of workshop day

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.