A progressive visionary and inclusive thought-leader who believes in engaging and empowering highly motivated talent in order to deliver results. Experienced and seasoned Hospitality Executive with international experience in a variety of channels, cuisines, operating platforms and ownership styles.
Hospitality sales executive with a career spanning over 30 years who is passionate about building winning sales teams through intentional development of a coaching culture that places the highest premium on strong customer partnerships that drive mutual success.
Gordon Coles is Senior Vice President, Architecture, Design and Construction for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Hilton. He oversees all new development, adaptive re-use projects, conversions and renovations projects within the EMEA and APAC.
Minwoo Lee, Ph.D., MBA, CHE, CHIA is an assistant professor at the Conrad N. Hilton College, University of Houston in Houston, Texas USA.
With thirty years of education experience, Agnes is a chair professor with a strong demonstrated history of working in the areas of higher, executive, and continuing education. Skilled in curriculum design and assessment, career development, coaching, and lecturing, she develops and delivers learning in face-to-face, hybrid, and online environments, including assisting other universities and organizations in developing courses and programs.
Since 2009, Paul Ades has served as Senior Vice President, Labor Relations and Operations for Hilton, with global responsibility over Hilton’s labor relations. Ades brings over 25 years of labor relations experience to his role with HMS.
Christopher J. Nassetta is President and Chief Executive Officer for Hilton. He joined the company in 2007. Previously, Mr. Nassetta was President and Chief Executive Officer of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Caroline Meledo drives Hilton's 2030 Travel with Purpose Goals to redefine sustainable travel. She is responsible for strategy and partnerships across destination stewardship, local sourcing, cool food and inclusive growth across Hilton's portfolio of 5,700 hotels in 113 countries.
Ozan Dogruyol is an Hospitality Executive with a passion for writing on exceptional guest experiences and creating wow moments. He has 10+ years of experience working with leading hospitality brands, mainly with Hilton.
Gisle Sarheim is Vice President Development - Hilton Grand Vacations, Asia Pacific, at Hilton Worldwide, based in Singapore. With his previous roles, based in London and New York, he has covered most of the world’s hotel investment markets around the globe, as well as emerging hotel markets across Africa, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.