Seminyak, Bali will once again host Further East, This is Beyond, this year from November 6 to 9. This four-day event will gather stakeholders in the region to redefine luxury travel, spark transformational discussions, and pave the way for interactions that will shape the future of Asia-Pacific.
Kicking off on the November 6 is the Open House – Further East’s exclusive un-conference – hosted at the Potato Head Beach Club, where the Further East community will reunite.
Further East is centred on three stages: Inspire, Spark, and Progress.
The Inspire stage will see visionaries including Desa Potato Head’s Ronald Akili, a panel discussion led by Design Hotels to explore the art of Creating Spaces for Spiritual and Physical Healing, and a panel hosted by W Hotel’s Carly Van Sickle, who will examine the impact of travel influencers on the industry and how businesses can best collaborate with and benefit from social media influencers.
The Spark stage brings together game-changers to ignite innovation and explore fresh perspectives – speakers include Melita Koulmandas, CEO and founder of Song Saa Collective, and Sanjay Choegyal, principal of Advant Labs, among other experts.
For Progress, there will be a panel led by Viceroy Bali’s Matt Brazier to explore how partnerships can elevate the guest experience; and GHC Asia’s founder & CEO Paul Hicks will lead the Reverse Press Conference which will see delegates turn the tables and ask questions to a specially-selected panel of media.
Activity highlights comprise a diverse range of workshops and activities – exploring age-old crafts and weaving techniques, an eco-conscious retreat, and sessions that intertwine creativity, art and sustainability.