Mark Your Calendar: 17-19 May 2021 in Amsterdam


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Thursday 18 May
All Day
8:00
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16:30
Attendee Services Desk Open
8:00 – 16:30
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Exhibitor Showcase Open
8:30 – 16:30
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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 CEST (UTC +2).
9:00
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11:30
Welcome to Asia Reimagined
9:00 – 9:10
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Executive Roundtable: From the Top
We gather the leading influencers in Asia’s online travel market to share insights into their respective areas of expertise and see if we can take ... [read more]
9:10 – 9:35
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4 in 40: Asia Unplugged
What makes different markets tick? Where are the biggest opportunities as Asia’s growing middle class gets more access to disposable income and ... [read more]
9:35 – 10:15
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Executive Interview: Ctrip.com
10:15 – 10:30
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Keynote: The Singapore Story - Transforming Tourism Through Technology
As a leading gateway to Asia, Singapore has been aggressively pursuing a visitor-centric digital strategy to grow its tourism business; and to ... [read more]
10:30 – 10:40
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Why I Chose To Launch My Startup in Asia
The story of why a Manchester-based startup focused on solving a pain point in airline distribution chose to launch its business in Asia, before ... [read more]
10:40 – 10:50
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The WIT Great Debate
The proposition: Asia, in particular, China, is a copycat. It is not an innovator. In 3 minutes each, our opponents will pit their wits against ... [read more]
10:50 – 10:58
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It’s a Wrap
10:58 – 11:00
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Networking Break Sponsored by: Singapore Tourism Board
11:00 – 11:30
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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 CEST (UTC +2).
11:30
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12:45
Simon Says
11:30 – 11:45
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Executive Roundtable: Emerging Technologies
Emerging technologies are poised to change the way travelers interact with travel content. This session explores three key trends: virtual reality, ... [read more]
11:45 – 12:15
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Executive Roundtable: The Legislation Debate
Can progress be regulated? How do you keep change in check? As innovation transforms travel distribution, efforts to regulate might break down the ... [read more]
12:15 – 12:45
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Lunch
12:45
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13:45
Networking Lunch
12:45 – 13:45
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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 CEST (UTC +2).
13:45
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16:30
Executive Interview: Trivago
The managing director of one of the most successful metasearch companies in the world talks about its future post-IPO.
13:45 – 14:10
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Executive Roundtable: Beyond Beds and Air
You've stepped off your flight or left the hotel - now what? How can every stakeholder in the travel value chain take advantage of the opportunity ... [read more]
14:10 – 14:40
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Joint Interview: Expedia
Two key leaders from Expedia discuss how the online behemoth maintains its reign as the largest OTA in the world. Learn how Expedia stays agile and ... [read more]
14:40 – 15:10
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Spotlight: Founders Forum
While all winning entrepreneurs have vision and confidence, their personal journey is often strewn with obstacles. Hear stories of successful ... [read more]
15:10 – 15:50
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The End of Alternative: How Private Accommodation is Transforming Global Accommodation
It’s been one of the hottest – and more controversial – categories of travel over the past decade: the rise and rise of homes, flats, villas, ... [read more]
15:50 – 16:05
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Executive Interview: Airbnb
Airbnb's impressive growth has catapulted it to become the fourth largest online travel company in the world. Learn about Airbnb's progress as it ... [read more]
16:05 – 16:30
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Note: All conference information (including program, speakers, etc.) is subject to change without notice.