Announcing the 2023 Keynotes

Opening Keynote:
Thomas A. Kligerman

Thomas A. Kligerman was raised in Connecticut and New Mexico, and spent years in France and England as a student. These experiences sparked his interest in the rich history of domestic architecture, gardens and landscapes. Before founding Kligerman Architecture & Design, Tom co-founded Ike Kligerman Barkley with John Ike and Joel Barkley. He began his architecture career at Robert A. M. Stern Architects and received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and his Master of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture.

Tom is passionate about the design process, and loves studying and creating architectural models. He serves on the boards of a number of charitable and educational institutions. Tom and his family enjoy summer weekends racing sailboats on the coast of Rhode Island.

Wednesday's Keynote:
Nina Campbell

Nina Campbell is Britain’s most respected interior designer and her list of clients and design expertise is unparalleled. Her clients have included the Queen of Denmark, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, and HRH The Princess Sumaya of Jordan. Renowned for her brilliant sense of style, her designs appeal to both young and old, and sit well in both contemporary and traditional interiors.

Nina’s enthusiasm and interest in design and interiors was developed when, at the age of nineteen, she went to work for John Fowler at the prestigious Sybil Colefax & John Fowler. Shortly afterwards she set up her own decorating business, where one of her first commissions was to design a castle in Scotland.

With her unmistakably rich and elegant color palette, Nina’s work caught the eye of club owner Mark Birley, who asked her to redecorate the famous Annabel’s private members’ club. This relationship was so successful that they combined forces once again in 1970 when they opened Campbell & Birley, a shop in London specializing in ‘unashamed luxury’. It was here that Nina launched her signature ‘hearts’ design and this timeless motif is still available on a range of fine bone china.

The interior design side of the business continues to flourish with notable projects, both commercial and residential, throughout the world. In most cases her clients are very private individuals who require a high level of confidentiality and privacy. Nina feels very strongly that a house should be personally tailored to each client and should reflect their own particular needs and lifestyle. This is confirmed by her many returning clients, throughout the generations and for houses all over the world.

Nina works with a large and trusted team of craftsmen in all the decorative fields. She is equally happy working with clients existing furniture and art or acquiring antiques and bespoke pieces to create a house ready to be lived in.

Building on the success of her Interior Design work, Nina was able to expand the business into opening a design studio, retail shop and furniture showroom as well as designing her own signature products across accessories, wallpaper, fabrics and furniture.


 Introducing Tuesday's Keynote:
Jay Acunzo

Jay Acunzo is one of the world’s most sought-after business storytellers. He’s worked in marketing roles at Google, ESPN, HubSpot, and the VC firm NextView, and both billion-dollar brands and brand new startups have turned to him to develop original podcasts and documentaries to shape their markets. He's the author of the book Break the Wheel and host of the award-winning podcast Unthinkable whose stories have helped millions of people question best practices, ship more creative work, and grow bigger by resonating deeper.