Marriott international is set to host its Cultural Game Changers, an international thought leaders forum, at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai on March 19, 2016. Cultural Game Changers Dubai will bring together pioneers in art, design, fashion, film and the media to discuss their work and share ideas about the future of their chosen fields as well as to identify key trends and insights relating to next generation audiences.
Marriott International are currently expanding their presence in the Middle East and Africa region with the scheduled openings of 17 new properties in 2016, six of which are luxury and lifestyle brands, including Renaissance Hotels, Autograph Collection and The Ritz-Carlton.
Tina Edmundson, global officer, ;uxury and lifestyle brands, Marriott International, said: “Cultural Game Changers Dubai advances our cultural intelligence and helps us reinvent our existing and new hotel brands, such as Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Renaissance Hotels, Autograph Collection, Moxy and AC Hotels and also engages next generation travelers on their own terms, with meaningful new experiences. An intimate, international forum for creative leaders who are shaping our culture, Cultural Game Changers generates inspiring dialogue among influencers in the fields of art, design, fashion, film and the media. With the participation of Twitter at this event, we will open up the conversation to a broad, international audience in real time.”
The line-up of panelists for Cultural Game Changers Dubai includes:
Dana Farouki, Patron, Art Dubai; Chair, The Abraaj Group Art Prize; Trustee, MoMA PS1 and Trustee, Creative Time
Kinda Ibrahim, Director of Media Partnerships, Twitter MENA
Danielle Perissi, Head of Documentary Film & Television and Marketing & Communications, Image Nation Abu Dhabi
Khulood Thani, designer and founder, Bint Thani
Suzanne Trocmé, author, curator, designer and Editor-at-large, Wallpaper* magazine
Bronwyn Cosgrave, best-selling author, curator and cultural commentator, will chair the hour-long, brunch-time Cultural Game Changers Dubai discussion, drawing on the panelists’ impactful work. She will also elicit their ideas about future trends, insights relating to their industries and next generation audiences. “Cultural Game Changers is part think tank, part salon,” explains Cosgrave, who will chair the talk around a brunch table. “Panelists converse naturally with influencers and media guests in a relaxed manner to stimulate an intimate, provocative and thoughtful discussion.”
Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Marriott International, Middle East and Africa, said: “We are thrilled to extend our hospitality to esteemed local and international participants in this inspiring forum at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, and to celebrate world class innovation and creativity at a time when the city is hosting cultural travelers from around the globe.”