2021 Program

Wednesday 30 June
Networking & Industry Roundtables
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Networking and Roundtables
Participate in intimate, off-record roundtable discussions based on your business interests, moderated by industry experts and Phocuswright ... [read more]
14:00 – 15:00
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Payments: Driving Recovery in Airlines and Travel - Presented by Worldpay from FIS
Discover the latest payment innovations in the travel industry with Worldpay from FIS. Tune in to hear about increasing revenues by pushing the ... [read more]
Presenters Thomas Helldorff, Vice President of Airlines & Travel Vertical Strategy, Worldpay from FISLarissa Zell, Senior Strategy Manager Airlines, Travel & Hospitality, Worldpay from FIS
15:00 – 15:20
Grab some water or a coffee - Center Stage is about to begin!
15:20 – 15:35
Center Stage
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Chapter 2
A peek at what's coming up on Center Stage as the plot thickens.
Linda Fox, Senior Reporter, PhocusWireKevin May, Editor in Chief, PhocusWire
15:35 – 15:40
Tracking the Journey for Women Founders
Why are women-founded travel companies so rare? Perhaps we have been looking in the wrong places, as Phocuswright features the stories of three ... [read more]
Panelists Vanessa De Souza Lage, Co-Founder & CMO, Rentals UnitedCharlotte Franzellin, CEO & Founder, TrippersPavlína Zychová, Co-Founder and CEO, MyStayModerator Mitra Sorrells, Senior Reporter, PhocusWire
15:40 – 16:00
Cruising Altitude: A Long Way Up?
It's been a tough year and a half for Europe's second largest airline. But as travelers prepare to take flight and restrictions are eased, how is ... [read more]
Sophie Dekkers, Chief Commercial Officer, easyJetInterviewer Kevin May, Editor in Chief, PhocusWire
16:00 – 16:15
Digital Marketing to the Rescue? Reevaluating Best Practices
Is it time for a marketing reset? Or will the roles played by Google, Facebook, OTAs and other partners resume as before? For travel companies ... [read more]
Panelists Chris Blaine, VP and Managing Director, EMEA & APAC, SojernPablo Delgado, CEO, MiraiModerator Linda Fox, Senior Reporter, PhocusWire
16:15 – 16:35
The Destination Dilemma: Ready or Not?
As millions of travelers plan their first holiday in over a year, destinations are eager for their attention - and their tourism spend. But rising ... [read more]
Panelist Miguel Sanz Castedo, Director General, TURESPAÑAModerator Jill Menze, News Editor, PhocusWire
16:35 – 16:55
The Great Divide: Can the Industry Avoid Traveler Inequality?
Will there be a greater divide between traveler "haves" and "have nots"? Just as the new global traveler was crossing borders and exploring new ... [read more]
Rohit Talwar, Global Travel and Tourism Futurist and CEO, Fast FutureInterviewer Kevin May, Editor in Chief, PhocusWire
16:55 – 17:10
The Next Chapter or A New Tale?
There’s no better time to stir the pot and shift priorities, and that’s exactly what the world’s leading travel platforms has in store. After ... [read more]
Ariane Gorin, President, Expedia for Business, Expedia GroupInterviewer Lorraine Sileo, Senior Analyst and Founder, Phocuswright Research, Phocuswright Inc.
17:10 – 17:25
Not the End
We're still in the early chapters of what promises to be an engrossing sequel. So, what do we take away from two days of insightful conversations ... [read more]
Pete Comeau, Managing Director, Phocuswright Inc.
17:25 – 17:30
Happy Hour
Grab a cocktail and take a break from business (or not) with your newfound friends from across the industry.
17:30 – 18:00

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