Leaders to
learn from

With the very best entrepreneurs, conservationists, wellness gurus, tech mavericks and philanthropists sharing their knowledge and insights, at Open House you’ll have countless opportunities to find the inspiration you’ve been looking for.

Spend some time scrolling through every inspirational speaker who was on the 2023 line up, or click on the stage names below to find out was due to speak where...


Zita Cobb

Founder & CEO of Shorefast & Innkeeper, Fogo Island Inn

Dr Martha Newson

Associate Professor in Psychology & Cognitive Anthropologist

James McBride

CEO & Co-Founding Partner, NIHI Hotels

Anant Sharma

CEO & Founder, Matter Of Form

Sonu Shivdasani OBE

CEO and Joint Creative Director, Soneva

Penny Rafferty

Executive Chair of Luxury Lodges of Australia

Beverly Joubert

National Geographic Explorer at Large

Dereck Joubert

National Geographic Explorer at Large


Carla David

Sales Director, Nay Palad

Carter Smith

Director of Operations, Sojourns

Eloise Dyer

Marketing Communications Manager, Borana Conservancy

Michaella Rugwizangoga

Chief Tourism Officer, Rwanda Development Board

Adam Sebba

CEO, The Luminaire

Cyrill Ibrahim

Concert Pianist and Expert for The Luminaire

Jenny Southan

CEO and Founder, Globetrender 

Laura Goldwyn

Head of New Ventures Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Homes

Zahra Kassim-Lakha

Richemont Group Executive and Board Director at Watchfinder

Alexis Vincent

Founder & Managing Director, Dive Butler International

Henny Frazer

CMO, ÀNI Private Resorts

Sophie Morgan

Broadcaster, Writer and Award-Winning Accessible Travel Advocate

Juliet Kinsman

Sustainability Editor, Condé Nast Traveller & Host of The Funny Old World Podcast

Simon London

Broadcaster and Digital Content Creative

Chris Haslam

Chief Travel Writer, The Times & The Sunday Times

Jarrod Kyte

Product and Impact Director, Steppes Travel

Melita Koulmandas

CEO/Founder, Song Saa Collective

Zina Bencheikh

Managing Director EMEA, Intrepid Travel


Abi Best

Managing Partner, Lemongrass Marketing

Tara Schwenk

Head of Content Marketing and Search, Lemongrass Marketing

Thierry Teyssier

Founder, 700,000 heures & Dar Ahlam

Dr Andrea Ferry

Sustainability Consultant, Weeva

Holly Tuppen

Communications Manager, The Long Run

Daisy Bird

Founder, BIRD PR

Amanda Frasier

President - Ratings, Forbes Travel Guide

Bill Bensley

Founder, BENSLEY


Kalia Konstantinidou

Owner, Empiria Group

Lee Tulloch

Freelance Travel Writer

Nikki Ekstein

Travel Czar, Bloomberg LP

Toby Skinner

Features Director, Condé Nast Traveller

Geordie Mackay-Lewis

Co-Founder & CEO, Pelorus

Duncan Marsh

Senior Project Manager & Technical Lead, Cookson Adventures.

Felipe Artiñano

Co-founder of Origen Escapes

Gemma Cope

Director of Sales & Marketing, Origen Escapes

Francisca Kellett

Co-Founder, Mundi & Co

Juliet Kinsman

Sustainability Editor, Condé Nast Traveller

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