Wednesday 29 June
All Day
8:30
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14:30
Attendee Services Desk Open Beursfoyer, Ground Floor
8:30 – 14:30
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Networking Showcase Grote Zaal, Ground Floor
8:30 – 14:30
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WiT Europe
Sessions take place in Effectenbeurszaal on the ground floor of the Beurs van Berlage. Other locations are noted. All times shown are CET.
8:30
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10:15
Morning Welcome
Join us for coffee, tea, and light fare.
8:30 – 9:00
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WiT Europe: Around Asia in One Hour
Ya, right? But you bet we will certainly give it a “fast forward” go as we take you through the accelerated changes in consumer adoption, product ... [read more]
Panelists Chan Chee Chong, CEO, GlobalTix Pte LtdMary Li, CEO, AtlasOmri Morgenshtern, CEO-in-Waiting, Agoda.comRoss Veitch, CEO & Co-Founder, Wego GroupModerator Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder, WIT and Editorial Director, Northstar Travel Group Asia
9:00 – 10:15
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Center Stage
Sessions take place in Effectenbeurszaal on the ground floor of the Beurs van Berlage. Other locations are noted. All times shown are CET.
10:15
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16:00
Executive Roundtable: Sustainable Innovation - Destinations Lead the Way
Destinations are acutely aware of the need to deliver the sustainable, value and purpose driven tourism demanded by visitors. But balancing social ... [read more]
Panelists Thomas Laurell, Chief of Staff, Visit StockholmAnnakaisa Ojala, Digital Strategist, Business FinlandModerator Nicholas Hall, Founder & CEO, Digital Tourism Think Tank
10:15 – 10:40
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Executive Interview: Shared Success
This self-proclaimed ‘Tech CEO Unicorn’ has many interesting stories to tell about personal pivots, the travel industry, and striking the right ... [read more]
Dean Forbes, Chairman, Forbes Family Group and CEO, ForterroInterviewer Pete Comeau, Managing Director, Phocuswright Inc.
10:40 – 11:00
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Networking Break Grote Zaal, Ground Floor
11:00 – 11:30
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Executive Roundtable: Transforming Tours
The old operator model has faded - today's travelers seek flexible, personalized, technology-enabled experiences. Digital savvy separates winners ... [read more]
Panelists Travis Pittman, Co-Founder & CEO, TourRadarFrank Rosenberger, Group CIO & CEO Future Markets, TUI GroupModerator Linda Fox, Senior Europe Reporter, PhocusWire
11:30 – 11:55
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Executive Roundtable: Common Ground
Bus, rail, and car do more than just connect elements of a trip, they are also smart, sustainable alternatives in and among themselves. So how do ... [read more]
Panelists André Gerhardy, Chief Commercial Officer, Door2DoorChampa Magesh, President, Trainline Partner Solutions, TrainlineJens Wohltorf, Co-Founder & CEO, BlacklaneModerator Dirk Rogl, Research Analyst and Content Specialist, Europe, Phocuswright Inc.
11:55 – 12:20
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Executive Interview: Control Yourself
Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) is here - but why is the travel industry so slow to adopt it? Experts explain the challenges and ways to solve them.
Panelist Nick Price, CEO, NetSys Technology LimitedModerator Mitra Sorrells, Editor in Chief, PhocusWire
12:20 – 12:45
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Executive Roundtable: Alternative No More - Short-Term Rental Checks In
They were the star of the pandemic – but what’s the outlook for short-term rentals? Marketplaces scramble for inventory, investors seek the next ... [read more]
Panelists Patrick Andrae, CEO & Co-Founder, HomeToGoHenrik Kjellberg, Chief Executive Officer, AwazeModerator Jill Menze, news editor, PhocusWire
12:45 – 13:10
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Executive Interview: Staying the Course
Refocused and renewed, Trip.com overcomes global headwinds to build its future as a leading international travel brand.
Andy Washington, General Manager Europe, Trip.com GroupInterviewer Lorraine Sileo, Founder, Phocuswright Research and Senior Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.
13:10 – 13:30
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Networking Lunch Grote Zaal, Ground Floor
13:30 – 14:30
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#IamRemarkable Workshop
Limited Availability – Registration requiredA personal and professional development opportunity designed to empower women and members of other ... [read more]
14:30 – 16:00
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Note: All conference information (including program, speakers, etc.) is subject to change without notice.