First Round of Topics and Speakers Announced

Phocuswright Europe 2018 is on a roll. On 15 – 17 May 2018, the global travel industry will once again meet in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to discuss the hottest trends impacting the global travel landscape in Europe and beyond.

Phocuswright Europe combines unique networking opportunities, fresh inspiration and valuable expertise for industry insiders. Our lineup of top thought leaders interviewed by Phocuswright analysts is unrivaled.

Hot topics include:

  • (Not) Alternative Lodging (Anymore): Private accommodation has always been a part of the European leisure landscape. See what happens when Airbnb and other rivals get more established and challenge the status quo.
  • Direct Connect: The Battle of Relevance: Lufthansa and IAG Group are pushing forward their GDS surcharges while NDC is getting to be a real standard. Who benefits? And who pays the bill?
  • Tour Operators: A Question of Uniqueness: There is a strong wind blowing in the European tour operator market, as suppliers push back and legislation keeps coming. How to stay the course amid the noise? Explore the new business models and challenges of an industry in flux.
  • The New Hotel Power: Hospitality distribution is becoming even more complex. Which new hotel brands are trying to steal the show? 
  • Real New Activities: Airbnb, Google, Expedia – almost everyone is pushing tours and activities now. Take a deep dive into the in-destination sector.
  • The Ultimate Tech Talk: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Chats and Bots: See and understand the next level of technological innovation.
  • Get Inspired by Asia: Following the launch of its theme "Better Travel" at WIT Singapore 2017, Asia's leading travel technology conference brings its unerring eye on Asia to the Phocuswright stage again. They'll tell the story from both the perspectives of leading travel insiders from Asia as well as European brands which have successfully expanded in the region to arm you with the right knowledge, insights and practical skills to do better in Asia.
  • Innovation in Travel: The Phocuswright Innovation Platform is accepting applications for the Battleground and Launch stages (with limited space available). Learn More

Get a Jump on Sponsorships and Exhibits

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available to get your brand in front of the audience – but don't delay as inventory is limited. 

View the growing speaker lineup HERE.