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From: Fri, Jul 19, 2024

Mark Lundgaard

The chef and director at Kong Hans Kælder Restaurant, located in the oldest building in Copenhagen. In Mark’s universe, food is not a gift sent down from heaven. In order to understand the taste and composition of a dish, it is essential to respect its origin and understand the craftsmanship in its preparation. With a distinctive mix of classic French cuisine and a new Nordic kitchen, Mark creates dishes that define palatability at its best.
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Heiko Nieder

Originally from Germany, Heiko Nieder completed his training as a chef at the Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg. In 2003, he was awarded “Discovery of the Year” by Gault Millau for his culinary creations at the L’Orquivit in Bonn, which he ran for five years. In 2004, he was awarded one Michelin star, and in 2006 he garnered 17 Gault Millau points. Since its opening, he has been Chef Fine Dining at the Dolder Grand’s The Restaurant. In the first year alone, The Restaurant was awarded 17 Gault Millau points and one Michelin star. In November 2010, it received its second Michelin star, then in October 2012, it was awarded its 18th Gault Millau point, and Heiko was crowned “Most Improved Chef of the Year”. July 2013 saw him named “Hotel Chef of the Year” by Swiss magazine, Bilanz, as part of its annual hotel ratings. Gault Millau Germany presented him with the award for “Best German Chef Abroad” in November 2014, and he was crowned “Le Grand Chef du Guide Bleu” in the 2014/2015 Guide Bleu. In 2017, Nieder received the “Chef of the Year” award from Sonntagszeitung, then in October 2018 he received his 19th Gault Millau point, followed by the title “Gault Millau Chef of the Year 2019”.
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Dietmar Sawyere 

Swiss-born chef Dietmar Sawyere comes from a family of restaurateurs and has been involved in running restaurants since the age of 14. Having since worked at some of the world’s most exclusive hotels and restaurants, Dietmar has honed his skills in incorporating local flavours and ingredients into his menus. His innovation and expertise have been internationally-recognised, garnering numerous awards, and he is one of only five European chefs worldwide to have earned a Michelin Star for a Japanese restaurant. In recent years, Dietmar’s focus has shifted to consultancy and management. In 2023, he and his wife Nicole took over the historic 500-year-old inn Gasthaus zum Kreuz in Dallenwil, Switzerland. Here, they created two unique concepts, Stübli and Bijou, both of which hold one Michelin Star each. Stübli offers a modern interpretation of Swiss cuisine, while Bijou seamlessly combines Swiss and Asian flavours and hospitality.
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Wayne Ferreira

Former professional tennis player, Wayne Ferreira is renowned for his powerful serve and versatile playing style. His career spanned over two decades, during which he won 15 ATP singles titles and 11 doubles titles. Notably, Ferreira’s contributions to South African tennis were recognised when he was inducted into the South African Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Off the court, Wayne’s commitment to the sport extended beyond playing serving as the South African Davis Cup team captain and contributing to the development of tennis in South Africa. Following retirement from professional tennis, he remains active in the tennis community, working as a coach and mentor to emerging talents, continuing to inspire future generations of players.
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Igor Oleynik

Igor Oleynik is ranked among the top 16 football freestylers in the world and is a four-time Russian national champion. He started playing football when he was six years old and switched to freestyling at 16. He went on to successfully participate in numerous international tournaments, including the prestigious Red Bull Street Style events. During his professional career, he has been a brand ambassador for Nike and Adidas and collaborated with Volkswagen and FC Lokomotiv. In 2018-2019 he played for Amkal, one of the most popular media football teams in Russia and also one of the biggest YouTube projects. In addition, he is the founder of iFreestyle, the largest freestyle and street football school in the world which united around 250 children. A talented coach, Igor never stops learning and polishing his skills. Passionate about inspiring others, he never sets limits for himself, constantly inventing new tricks.
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Master Sifu Aniket

A highly accomplished maestro in the field of energy healing, meditation and martial arts, Master Sifu Aniket brings his unique expertise as an international yoga teacher from the Himalayan tradition, certified crystal-reiki master, hypnotherapist and a gold medal winner holding black belts in Hapkido, Taekwondo and Kung Fu.
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Fara Williams

Fara Williams is a former professional football player and now a renowned TV pundit and personality. In her time as a professional, she played for leading UK teams across Everton, Liverpool, Arsenal, Great Britain and England. With over 170 appearances she is the most capped player in the history of English football and widely regarded as one of England’s greatest players. Since retiring from the game, Fara has taken to the media and commercial world working for major broadcasters including the BBC, BT Sport, TalkSPORT and Sky Sports. Some of her notable media work includes coverage of the Women’s Super League, regular spots on FootballFocus & Final Score and being selected as one of the main pundits for both the 2022 UEFA Women’s European Championships and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.    
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Karan Gokani

Karan grew up in Mumbai and moved to England in 2005 to study law at the University of Cambridge. Even as a practicing solicitor, Karan’s passion for food and hospitality never faded and he spent time in professional kitchens in his spare time. In 2012, he left his legal career at a city law firm to pursue a career in hospitality, traveling across India and Sri Lanka to immerse himself in the food and culture of the countries. His restaurant Hoppers was founded in October 2015. The first Hoppers in Soho was inspired by the toddy-shops, home cooking and roadside stalls of Sri Lanka and South India, and served its namesake Hoppers alongside Dosas, Kothu, Short Eats, Rice and Roasts. The acclaim soon followed with reviews from London Evening Standard’s Fay Maschler and the late Sunday Times critic A.A. Gill who applauded Hoppers for its ‘seductive, come-hither menu’ and ‘spectacular, impressive, authentic, confident and swaggering kitchen.’ Over the years Karan has written travel features and recipes on Sri Lanka and southern India for major national and international publications including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveller, The ES Magazine, Bloomberg, The Financial Times; and appeared on Sunday Brunch, Great British Chefs, Sorted Food’s YouTube channel and various food festivals across the UK.
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Smoke & Bitters

Number 40 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023, Smoke & Bitters is a bar and smokehouse that offers Sri Lankan flavours with global influences, set in a coconut grove at Pehebiya Beach in Hiriketiya, Sri Lanka. Described as ‘a dash of tiki and a sprinkle of Sri Lanka,’  Smoke & Bitter’s cocktail ethos combines inspiration from Don The Beach & Trader Vic’s, an adoration for bitters and a fascination with smokey flavours. Expect an abundance of indigenous Sri Lankan ingredients to the fore and using old and current techniques of flavour creation, all combined to bring an inspiring cocktail menu. Joining us in the Maldives are Smoke & Bitter’s founder Don Ranasinghe and Himaru Sathsara who will be serving guests an inspired cocktail menu of their concepts and distinctive drinks programme. Guests can expect Sri Lankan flavours with housemade syrups and tinctures at the forefront of the menu.
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Dr James Gilbert

Dr James Gilbert is a space engineer, astrophysicist and inventor. He is known for his work on multiple new technologies for some of the world’s most complex scientific machines, including planet-finding telescopes on Earth and wildfire-fighting cameras in space. He is currently leading the development of mission-critical electronics at Rocket Lab in New Zealand. Originally from the UK, Dr James emigrated to Australia in 2009 and – almost by accident – found the fascinating world of scientific instrumentation. Since then, his career has spanned multiple technical disciplines including optics, photonics, electronics and robotics. A passionate advocate of ‘blue sky’ research, Dr James has also led programs that take cutting-edge technologies out of the lab and apply them elsewhere to improve life on Earth. As a result, he is now an accomplished leader in academia and industry and loves to share stories that connect uncompromising technological achievements with the human condition. Dr James has a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Oxford and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed astronomy and space technology publications. He was recently named Engineer of the Year 2023 and Researcher of the Year 2022 at the Australian Space Awards. He is a trusted authority on space technology with multiple interviews on Australian national media, and his TV documentary appearances have been broadcast worldwide on networks including ABC, BBC and Discovery Channel.
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Nicklas Kulti

Nicklas Kulti is a former professional tennis player from Sweden, known for his accomplishments in both singles and doubles play. As a junior, he won the boys’ singles titles at the French Open and Wimbledon in 1989. On the professional circuit, Kulti reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 32 in 1993. He captured three ATP singles titles and excelled in doubles, securing 13 titles and making three Grand Slam finals appearances. His performances were integral to Sweden’s Davis Cup victories in 1994, 1997 and 1998. After retiring, Kulti co-founded the Good to Great Tennis Academy in Stockholm, alongside Magnus Norman and Mikael Tillström. The academy has been instrumental in developing young talent and contributing to Sweden’s tennis success. Kulti’s career and post-retirement efforts have cemented his legacy in the tennis community.
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Luke Stedman

Born into a legendary surfing family, Luke Stedman was destined to ride the waves from an early age. His father, Shane Stedman, was not only a renowned surfboard maker and surf report broadcaster on radio shows but also the inventor of the iconic UGG boot, an innovation that recently earned him the prestigious OAM award. With such a rich surfing heritage, it’s no surprise that Luke has been surfing his whole life. His passion and dedication to the sport propelled him to the highest levels of competitive surfing, where he competed on the World Championship Tour. Luke’s impressive career includes notable victories over surfing legends like Kelly Slater and earning the coveted Rookie of the Year title. His best end-of-year ranking was an outstanding 10th place, marking him as one of the top surfers in the world during his competitive years. Luke Stedman’s legacy in the surfing world is not only marked by his competitive successes but also by his ongoing contributions to the sport through coaching and mentorship, helping others achieve their dreams through his company, Blackball. Specialising in surf coaching and training, Blackball reflects Luke’s commitment to excellence and a desire to see his students succeed. His impact on the surfing community is profound, as he continues to inspire and guide the next generation of surfers with passion and expertise.
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Charlotte Stirling-Reed

Charlotte Stirling-Reed is an award-winning nutritionist specialising in baby and child nutrition, supporting many celebrity clients like Joe Wicks, Stacey Soloman, Jamie Oliver and more. Charlotte’s mission is to give parents confidence when feeding their children, making it an enjoyable experience that leads to lifelong healthy eating habits. Charlotte is passionate about creating recipes for babies, toddlers and families that are healthy, easy to make and delicious for all family members, made without the vast amounts of salt and sugar used in many of today’s recipes. Her three books How to Wean Your Baby, How to Feed Your Toddler and How to Feed Your Family were all instant Sunday Times Bestsellers and cemented Charlotte’s credentials as ‘The Baby & Child Nutritionist’. She is regularly invited to collaborate with other brands and celebrities and was the consultant for Joe Wicks’ bestselling ‘Wean’ in 15. She has supported thousands of parents through the weaning journey, toddler years and beyond using her evidence-based guidance.
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Roger Moore

Roger has been a key figure in the wellness sector for more than three decades. Named in Tatler’s ‘Best of the Best’ guide as ‘one of the top 8 therapists worth travelling around the globe for’, he conducts therapies, seminars and workshops around the world in energy work, spiritual healing, profound emotional recovery and growth. Roger’s unique approach combines science, medicine, Eastern wellness philosophies, psychotherapeutics and spirituality – working with you to create a whole-person, grounded and integrative pathway to wellbeing, health and a joyful existence.
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Jane Alty

Over ten years in the UK, Jane Alty has opened minds and tickled tastebuds, becoming a key ingredient of the Asian food revolution. By focusing on genuine Thai ingredients, Jane has brought Thai cuisine to a curious and increasingly dedicated public. Jane’s connection with Thailand runs deep. As a classically trained chef, she was first captivated by the deeply complex flavours and cooking processes of this wonderful country when she stayed with family outside Bangkok and became infatuated with the country’s cuisine. After four years at world-renowned Nahm, working under the internationally acclaimed chef David Thompson, she opened The Begging Bowl, in the heart of Southeast London. Alongside incredible Thai ingredients, Jane also uses seasonal produce from the UK, using it delicately where it makes sense with Thai food. It’s now a magnet for foodies, and Jane features in the top 100 influential women in hospitality – all achieved against the backdrop of managing as a single parent and leading the charge for women in hospitality. In 2022 Jane took her years of experience to JKS. Here, she is nurturing the next generation of chefs and overseeing all their ambitious Chaiyo restaurants.
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Dr Giovanni Dicran Megighian

Dr Giovanni Dicran Megighian MDS MSc(Lon) is a fourth-generation physician from Italy. He is a scientist, a doctor, a therapist and a certified professional coach. His expertise comes from more than 30 years of study and practice in academic and holistic medicines on beauty, ageing and wellbeing. During his visit to the Maldives, he will offer guests the MIOBALANCE™ technique, which combines massage and stimulating techniques that bring deep wellbeing and physical, emotional and mental balance. It is a combination of massage therapy and coaching techniques designed to balance the physical body and at the same time empower the person to harness their emotions.
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Mike Bryan

Mike Bryan is one of the world’s most successful doubles tennis players. Playing with his twin brother Bob, the Bryans won 16 Grand Slam doubles titles, 39 Masters 1000 titles, and 119 ATP Tour titles. Mike also won seven Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles, is a Davis Cup champion, and was the number one ranked doubles player in the world for 439 weeks. The Bryans were the top doubles team on the ATP Tour for 10 seasons and, in 2012, they clinched the career Golden Slam, winning all four Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal during a 12-month run.
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Romy Gill

Chef Romy Gill is a renowned figure in the culinary world, celebrated for her expertise in Indian cuisine and her innovative approach to cooking. As the former owner and head chef of Romy’s Kitchen in southwest England, she gained national recognition, earning the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2016 for her contributions to the culinary arts. Romy has also made a significant impact through her television appearances on shows such as BBC One’s Ready Steady Cook, Celebrity MasterChef, The One Show and Channel 4’s Packed Lunch. Beyond her culinary ventures, Romy is a prolific writer, contributing to esteemed publications like BBC Food, The Telegraph and The New York Times. Romy’s debut cookbook, Zaika – Vegan Recipes from India was widely acclaimed, and her second book On The Himalayan Trail further established her as a leading voice in Indian cuisine. Her forthcoming book, due in Autumn 2024, promises to continue her tradition of culinary excellence.
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