L.E/ MASTER PASS

Where contemporary travel's C-suite comes to connect.
Owners, CEOs, general managers and managing directors driving the evolution of high-end travel: this one’s for you. Click below to register your interest in L.E/Master Pass and our team will get in touch with you.

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What makes you you

Running parallel to the main event, Master Pass at L.E/Miami is designed for the top 50 leaders in contemporary hospitality — where you'll challenge and inspire each other via expert-led thought-leadership, exclusive sessions with specialist speakers and intimate access to top-tier travel journalists. This is a space for you to share ideas, explore new mindsets and spark potent partnerships with the power to transform the global contemporary travel landscape.

What's the format?

Alongside networking with the 1,700-strong L.E/Miami community and dipping in and out of regularly scheduled programming as you wish, a Master Pass gives you access to exclusive content tailored to your biz needs.

You’ll leave with a rockstar roster of senior-level contacts, the inside scoop on emerging travel trends and a slew of ideas for how to take your business to the next level in 2024 and beyond.

  • CURATED CONNECTIONS
    Exclusively for contemporary travel’s top 50 C-suite (CEOs, travel business owners, GMs, MDs), you’ll build meaningful relationships with the best-of-the-best, as we vet every attendee for their senior-level credentials.
  • HIGH-LEVEL CONVERSATIONS
    Share peer-to-peer experiences in a leadership roundtable and solve sleep-stealing problems as one, powerful group.
  • ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS
    Discover what’s now, what’s next and how to nail your 2024 strategy. Soak up expert-led guidance to take home — and implement immediately.

SESSIONS

01 / 06

The neuroscience of experience, ritual and connection. This enlightening 30-minute session will serve as the jumping-off point for the Master Day, priming you perfectly for our full agenda of thought leadership sessions. Celebrated Creative Scientist and prominent public speaker Katherine Templar Lewis will welcome you into a ‘liminal space’, beginning with a short introduction to the neuroscience of connection and how it can create both meaningful and memorable experiences for guests. You’ll also discover the neuroscience tools that can help you and your business craft experiences that foster connection and belonging.

You’ll then put theory into practice. Together with your fellow industry leaders, you’ll take part in a bespoke audiovisual breathing experience, designed to ground you to the present, better connect to your peers and set you up for the day ahead.

How to prepare now for the disruption that lies ahead. Lifestyles and expectations towards luxury brands and services are changing faster than ever before, but the next generation – those born between 1997 – 2012, aka Gen Z – is fast becoming the most influential group for high-end brands. 

  • Led by luxury futurist Daniel Langer, hold tight for a deep dive into the trends you need to know about, right now: 
  • · What the need to create “cultural capital” means to the future of travel
  • · How Gen Z are shaping the future of travel

· How to create extreme value in your business in times of rapid change

  • · How new lifestyles and expectations are shaping the future of travel

Simple yet impactful changes you can make today to transform your company’s impact, operations, and bottom line. Taking accountability of your environmental and social impact is no longer a nice-to-have: it’s business critical. But often the journey to becoming a more sustainable operation is complex and costly. 

In this vital discussion panel, in association with Design Hotels, steered by sustainability gurus Melony Van Der Merwe (Weeva) and Paul Salmon (Rockhouse Foundation & Rockhouse), Emma Riley (AKQA Bloom) and moderated by Sarah Doyle (Design Hotels) you’ll hear real-life success stories, actionable insights and simple changes you can start implementing in your hotel or property, right now. 

It’s estimated that the hospitality industry is responsible for 1% of total global carbon emissions — and latest research shows that hotels must aim to reduce emissions 66% per room by 2030, in order to slow this troubling trend. But how can hotels implement and showcase their long-term sustainability initiatives in ways that are not only impactful, but believable?

In this session Rob Holzer, CEO of the award-winning social impact consultancy Matter Unlimited (certified B-Corp) will demonstrate how to leverage your brand for good – and communicate your sustainability goals, targets and initiatives authentically and transparently.

How to become the most impactful leader you can possibly be — and steer your teams to even greater heights. Join Simon Court, Chairman and founder of Value Partnership, a London-based leadership consultancy, as he guides you through a personalised workshop tailored to hospitality’s C-suite. 

It works like this: before meeting in Miami, all Masters will receive an invitation to complete the GC Index assessment* and will receive their personalised report. During the workshop, Simon will then guide the Masters through the insights, demonstrating 1) how to power your own growth as a leader and 2) to better build a game-changing team around you. 

 

*The GC Index is a People & Organisation Assessment tool. Based on a high-level business cycle, it can identify where individuals and teams naturally want to make an impact and contribution.

The different types of mergers & acquisitions (M&A); the benefits of M&A for hospitality businesses; and, critically, how to successfully execute a potential M&A transaction. Tune in to this fascinating panel discussion on hospitality mergers and acquisitions: sure, not the sexiest topic in travel, but one that is becoming increasingly prescient with the rise of digital technology, the changing needs of global travellers, and increasing competition from other industries.

With numerous benefits – including helping businesses to expand into new markets, acquire new brands, and gain access to new technologies and talent – M&As allow hospitality brands to adapt, thrive and grow. Strategise and soak up insights as Bashar Wali (Practice Hospitality) grills gurus David Taylor, Jake Wurzak and Shai Zelering.

WHAT'S THE AGENDA?

MONDAY

12 June
13:00 – 18:00
The only way to kick off your week in Miami? Open House. L.E/Miami’s official opening event is a packed agenda of thought leadership sessions, immersive experiences and poolside networking, attended by every delegate in the L.E/Miami collective.
14:00 – 16:00
Miami is a contemporary artist's mecca: and there's nowhere better to explore the city's iconic art scene than The Bass Museum. Usually closed to the public on Mondays, Master Pass holders will have an exclusive private viewing at The Bass, the perfect way to kick-off an inspirational few days.
18:00 – 20:00
Make an appearance at L.E/Sunset Session Hosted by W Hotels at W South Beach, setting the tone for the week ahead with the 1,700-strong crowd.

TUESDAY

13 June
09:00 – 16:35
Dive into a series of intimate C-suite sessions — and a networking lunch — including expert-led talks and interactive roundtable discussions that will leave you inspired and ready to take your business to the next level.
16:35 – 17:30
Drop by the L.E/Miami show floor at Miami Beach Convention Center to network with the vetted buyers and suppliers on your must-meet list.
18:15 – 19:15
We partner with the top spots in South Beach to provide an all-star lineup of curated extracurriculars, specifically tailored to the contemporary lifestyle landscape.

WEDNESDAY

14 June
09:00 – 11:30
Want to meet the meticulously vetted buyers and suppliers who made the cut for this year's guest list? Head to the L.E/Miami show floor to make new connections.
11:45 – 14:30
Fire away questions to our curated panel of top hospitality journalists in our brand-new reverse press conference, followed by a media luncheon for more intimate networking.
14:30 – 17:30
Head back to the high-energy show floor in the afternoon to see how your brand's meetings are going — and solidify your connections with contemporary travel's top buyers and suppliers.
18:15 – 19:15
Pop by the hottest spots in South Beach for more evening experiences, from wellness treats to sunset soirées.

THURSDAY

15 June
09:00 – 17:30
Stay on for the final day of the show floor and lunch-date networking with L.E/Lunch Programme, where we hook up with Miami’s coolest culinary hotspots to craft a lunch menu exclusively for the L.E/Miami collective.
19:00 – 22:00
Make an entrance at the can't-miss closing celebration alongside your fellow Masters — and the 1,700-strong L.E/Miami collective.

*L.E/MASTER PASS EXCLUSIVE

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