The Young Leaders Summit at Phocuswright Europe

The Young Leaders Summit at Phocuswright Europe promotes executive management development among the region's rising stars in travel, tourism and hospitality. The summit showcases the important role young leadership plays in the future growth of the world's largest industry.

A select group of young leaders interacts with the industry's best and brightest. Participation exposes this group to today's travel luminaries as a critical step to becoming the future leaders who will drive strategy, innovation and growth.
Acceptance into this elite program provides access to interactive sessions with successful industry executives, group discussions and more before the conference even begins. During the conference, the group will gather at private lunches for discussion of the day’s sessions and an additional mentor segment. Create a network of people that understand where you are in your career – the struggles to overcome and the successes you’re striving for.

2017 General Program Information


Kick-Off and Interactive Session

13:30 - 16:30
Location: Room 1.4 Verway Kamer

The Young Leaders Summit convenes for the first time. Get to know your fellow stars during an interactive session Tuesday afternoon (after lunch). This is the day before the conference begins.

Rod Cuthbert, CEO, Rome2rio
Simon Lehmann, President, Phocuswright
Jen O'Neal, Founder & CEO,
Tao Tao, COO, GetYourGuide

Late Night Cocktail Reception
20:00 - 21:00
Location: The Duchess, Spuistraat 172, 1012 VT Amsterdam

Cocktails are served! Take a break from business (or not) and enjoy a few drinks with your newfound friends and Young Leaders Summit alumni from across the industry.


13:10 - 14:15
Room 1.10 Otvangkamer

Take a break from Workshops and enjoy lunch with your fellow Young Leaders. Industry leaders join the group and share their experiences as they climbed the so-called corporate ladder.

Terri Scriven, Head of Hospitality and Tourism, Google
Tobias Wann, Group CEO, @Leisure Holding BV
Guillame De Marcillac, CEO, FASTBOOKING
Gilles Despas, Chief Marketing & Digital Officer, Thomas Cook Group plc

Meet at the Young Leaders Summit table to discuss the event, plans for the year and program feedback.