Thursday 10 September
Center Stage
All times shown are CET.
12:00 – 13:00
WiT Europe: Asia’s Next Era of Travel - Setting the Stage
The story of Covid-19 has been one of many parts in Asia. And WiT has been at the forefront of following that story since the start of the ... [read more]
Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder, WIT and Editorial Director, Northstar Travel Group Asia
13:00 – 13:05
WiT Europe: Pockets of Recovery
Where are the pockets of recovery? Clearly, it is first in the markets with domestic travel possibilities. What are the trends being seen and where ... [read more]
Panelists Mieke De Schepper, Executive Vice President Online Travel & Managing Director APAC, AmadeusTimothy Hughes, VP Corporate Development, AgodaJun Shin, Chief Strategy Officer, TIDESQUARE Co., LtdChristine Wang, Head of Business Development Asia, Lufthansa Innovation HubModerator Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder, WIT and Editorial Director, Northstar Travel Group Asia
13:05 – 13:35
WiT Europe: Consumers, They Are A-Changing
There’s no doubt that consumer behavior has seen major shifts in the time of coronavirus. Being confined to home brings out changes - when people ... [read more]
Panelists Guido Becher, Head Of Travel, RappiKei Shibata, Co-founder & CEO, LINE TRAVEL jp & Trip101Sarah Wan, SEA Marketing Director, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, KlookModerator Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder, WIT and Editorial Director, Northstar Travel Group Asia
13:35 – 14:00
Phocuswright Research: A Winding Path to Recovery
Are leisure travelers ready to travel again? What barriers need to be overcome to restore their confidence in traveling? What behavioral changes ... [read more]
Madeline List, Research Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.
14:00 – 14:15
Executive Roundtable: The Investor View
The pause in travel has set the stage for innovation, but not all ideas will come to light. As new solutions are created and old business models ... [read more]
Panelists Jaroslaw Czernek, Investment Partner, Rockaway CapitalNeil Glynn, Managing Director, Credit SuisseChristoph Schuh, Partner, LakestarSean Seton-Rogers, General Partner, PROfounders CapitalModerator Charuta Fadnis, Senior Vice President, Research and Product Strategy, Phocuswright Inc.
14:15 – 14:40
The Critical Role of Payments in Reshaping the Travel Landscape Sponsored by: Nuvei
In what promises to be a fascinating discussion, this panel of travel payment experts will share their unique perspectives on how payments are key ... [read more]
Presenters Jay Abbott, VP, Travel, NuveiLouise Garratt, Senior Payments Manager, easyJetBas Lemmens, CEO, President Hotelplanner EMEA, HotelPlanner.comChiara Quaia, Vice President Market Development Travel Enterprise Partnerships, MasterCardPeny Rizou, Global Digital Payments and Fraud Director, Etraveli
14:55 – 15:25
Networking Break
Take a break from Center Stage and network with your fellow attendees, Phocuswright analysts and speakers.
15:25 – 15:55
Keynote: Sustainability - What Now?
The air is cleaner and the birds are singing. Some are calling for a permanent change in behavior as we witness an improved environment with fewer ... [read more]
Jeremy Sampson, CEO, The Travel FoundationTalkbackers Freek Jansen, General Manager Benelux, American Express Global Business TravelMonika Wiederhold, Executive Vice President Airlines Central and Eastern Europe, Amadeus IT Group S.A.
15:55 – 16:25
Executive Roundtable: Beyond Travel - What Comes Next?
Is the travel industry prepared to transport the next decade of global travelers? Travelers are now looking for unique solutions that respond to ... [read more]
Panelists Dara Brady, Director of Marketing & Digital, RyanairOliver Dlouhy, CEO, Kiwi.comDavid Higgins, General Manager, Trainline for Business, TrainlineChristophe Peymirat, Head of Uber for Business, EMEA, UberModerator Kevin May, Editor in Chief, PhocusWire
16:25 – 16:55
Virtual Happy Hour
Grab a cocktail and take a break from business (or not) with your newfound friends from across the industry.
17:00 – 17:30

Note: All conference information (including program, speakers, etc.) is subject to change without notice.