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Design Hospitality Summit 2019


Grand Cayman

October 27-29th 2019

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Design Hospitality Summit 2019


Grand Cayman

October 27-29th 2019

 

"shared experience" is what Bonds.

Repeat after me… “It’s not a Tradeshow… it’s not a Tradeshow….” Carpathia is well, entirely different and more effective. The secret of closing deals is simple yet rarely used. Trust is created by bonding individuals. Carpathia creates shared, common experiences between people that in turn solidifies relationships and bonds them together. The Bucket-List location (once again in the British West Indies Grand Cayman Islands), simply sets the stage.

 

One-On-One


Hospitality Decision Makers meeting and bonding with elite industry Suppliers, One-on-One.

One-On-One


Hospitality Decision Makers meeting and bonding with elite industry Suppliers, One-on-One.

Day Two - Wake up!

Wake up in the Caymans. (Not bad), The day starts with a beachside gourmet Breakfast Buffet. Last night was a classic ice shattering reception, dinner and hilarious team networking activity. (At the 2018 event, the winning team all walked away with new Amazon Echo Shows!).

The morning gets fired up quickly as you head over to the One-on-One tables. Don't be surprised if the tables are located steps from the tranquil torquoise waters.  VIP Buyers with incredible hospitality industry buying power will spend 20 min at each table, learning and discussing potential partnerships with the proven, vetted, top-of-class Suppliers. (You pick the meetings... the Suppliers and Buyers are matched up prior to the event). The drum booms…  (or the macarena plays), the next Buyer sits down. One-by-one, hospitality business partnerships start to form.

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Lunch networking and now it’s time to jump on your Bus. Ever heard of "Adventure Networking"?  Choose an activity or two that is worthy of a check mark on your bucket-list. Carpathia chartered Submarine reef explorations (yep… 100ft deep), Sailing and Snorkeling excursions, Deep Sea Fishing… last year we even offered some (not so) “Dry” options like Wine & Cheese networking Tastings, Rum and Brewery tastings n’ tours, (these were a hit and interestingly bonding to say the least). This day is not only a memorable and fun adventure, but you will be experiencing it along side potential new incredibly connected business partners. This is how high-level trust is established between buyers and suppliers.

“Team Wine ‘n Cheese” 2018 Cayman.

 

It works. (common experience is how ANY trust is built between strangers quite frankly) Who knows… maybe this day will change the rest of your life?  Think of it as a cross between TV's "Survivor" and "The Bachelor" mixed with a little business speed dating. You get the idea.

I can easily say it was the best networking event I’ve ever had the pleasure of attending in my lengthy career.
— Rick McCormack - Studio McCormack (Yes, we would have paid Rick to make this comment, but he sent it to us unsolicited... (Don't tell him).

The night is upon us… so get dressed, but remember, shoes are not popular on the sand. You will likely be barefoot at this point.

The evening is filled with a world-class cocktail event view side, followed by a gourmet (and we do mean Gourmet) beach Luau and bonfire. If ‘19 is like the event in ‘18… yes, dancing will break out. (Ditch the cameras if you told the office this would be “all work”).

One problem with Tradeshows and networking of the past is the absence of personal relationships. Carpathia overcomes this.  These are not just business people. Now they are friends, matched with you, and ready to make deals for everyone's benefit. The stories we hear of lasting friendships and business deals long after a Carpathia event are unprecedented.

 Night one, networking reception

Night one, networking reception

Day Three

Gourmet Networking Breakfast, then the infamous Carpathia Keynote followed by the Panel Discussion: "Industry Best Practices" led by industry leaders. 2018 featured VP Design, Luxury Brands of Marriott International joined by leaders from Hersha Hospitality and HBA. Next on the agenda comes the moderated Round Table industry discussions. Share and learn hospitality design trends and directions for the future. Top supplier sponsors are already on board and will lead these discussions. 

Adventure Networking


VIP Buyers and Elite Suppliers Teamed Up

Adventure Networking


VIP Buyers and Elite Suppliers Teamed Up

Experiences that Bond


Common experience is proven to Build Trust

Experiences that Bond


Common experience is proven to Build Trust

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Join


The buyers and suppliers "Cayman Bound” are industry leaders.

Join


The buyers and suppliers "Cayman Bound” are industry leaders.

vip buyers

Looking for partnerships. 

The Buyers mean business. They have come to Carpathia to find solid "go-to" supplier partnerships.  High level hotel design executives, hotel management company execs and owners. Architectural and development companies.  Many are currently building. These Buyers are  fast-paced, and looking for partners that they truly trust and can fulfill their needs quickly. They are eager to realize quick ROI. Enjoy panel discussions you can actually participate in with buyers such as VP of Design for Marriott Luxury Brands with thousands of hotels, along with the esteemed HERSHA hospitality and Rockwell Group who attended the 2018 Carpathia event in Cayman.

 

 VIP suppliers

Vetted to handle volume.

Carpathia recruits the best. Not the rest. Flashing Tradeshow badges and business card wheels are absent here.  These Suppliers are sharp. Proven in the hospitality industry to be able to handle sizable volume deals, they have years of success behind their often unique products. They are anxious to form lasting relationships resulting in long-term deals that benefit hoteliers and their guests around the world.  Dyson Inc, Moen Faucets, Hunter Fan Co., Cambria, Phillips Lighting and others that lead in their industries, were sponsors of the highly successful 2018 Hospitality event. 2019 is already shaping up to be even stronger!

your time

It's valuable. We respect that. 

We respect your time. After all, that is exactly why Carpathia was founded. We were tired of literally spending millions of our dollars on lead development, advertising, marketing, and attending conferences to organically grow. We wasted a lot of time crunching the numbers with average results and less than average relationships. The Carpathia summit model delivers a much more efficient use of your time and marketing budget.  Perhaps you land the deal of a lifetime or find that one game changing piece of design advice. The 2019 keynotes and moderators will be announced soon. The 2018 Cayman event received rave reviews by featuring The Dean of the nation's top rated design school (NY School of Design) and the CEO of IIDA. 

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 Hospitality Round Table discussions deliver invaluable information.

Hospitality Round Table discussions deliver invaluable information.

Welcome to the future


Welcome to the future


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Of Business Development


Of Business Development