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Wednesday 2 September
Diversity in Leadership
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17:00
Diversity in Leadership
After successfully sparking discussions and actions around Women's Leadership in the travel technology space, Phocuswright broadens the focus at ... [read more]
14:00 – 17:00
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Thursday 3 September
Summit
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14:15
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15:15
Innovation Summit: EMEA
Get ready for fresh ideas! Innovation Summit: EMEA features some of travel's newest innovations.
14:15 – 15:15
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Launch
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15:15
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17:00
Innovation Launch: EMEA
Innovation isn’t just for startups - established companies are breaking new ground and developing new technologies. This is the stage for ... [read more]
15:15 – 15:55
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Post-Game Wrap Up
You saw the pitches and heard the Dragons’ immediate reactions. Now these keen observers give their take on the biggest trends, promising players ... [read more]
15:55 – 16:25
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Phocuswright Innovation Awards Ceremony
Find out the winners of Summit and Launch!
16:25 – 16:30
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Meet the Innovators
You saw the pitches and heard the Dragons’ immediate reactions. Now these keen observers give their take on the biggest trends, promising players ... [read more]
16:30 – 17:00
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Wednesday 9 September
Networking
12:00
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13:00
Networking and Roundtables
Participate in intimate, off-record roundtable discussions based on your business interests, moderated by industry experts and Phocuswright ... [read more]
12:00 – 13:00
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Center Stage
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13:00
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17:30
Welcome and Phocuswright Research
13:00 – 13:15
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Executive Roundtable: New Realities in Air Travel
Air travel has been shaken to its core, and new safety measures and guidelines have sparked only a partial recovery. What else must be done to ... [read more]
Panelists Sergio Colella, President Europe, SITARafael Schvartzman, Regional Vice President, Europe, IATA
13:15 – 13:35
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Spotlight: Destinations of Choice - Who Decides?
Destinations are vying for travelers’ trust with hygiene certifications and safety protocols. What’s working – and where – to attract the first ... [read more]
Olivier Jager, Co-Founder & CEO, ForwardKeys
13:35 – 13:50
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Spotlight: Festive Road
A leading voice on gender in the workplace and managing partner of Festive Road speaks about social norms, lessons learned and the quest for ... [read more]
Caroline Strachan, Managing Partner, Festive Road
14:05 – 14:20
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Breakout Sessions
Immerse yourself in an intimate, interactive environment to learn about hot topics impacting today's travel marketplace. Interested in sponsoring ... [read more]
14:20 – 14:50
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Break
14:50 – 15:20
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15:20 – 15:40
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Executive Roundtable: The Hotel vs. Rental Debate
Travelers are aching to get away – but with stipulations. Who will they trust most when it comes to lodging? Will they seek a secluded cabin in the ... [read more]
Panelists Patrick Andrae, CEO & Co-Founder, HomeToGoRaj Kamal, CEO, OYO Vacation HomesHenrik Kjellberg, Group Chief Executive Officer, AwazeAlexander Limpert, Co-Founder, CEO, GuestReadyJulie White, VP Commercial, EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & ResortsJerome Wise, Vice President, Enterprise Clients, TravelClick, Inc.Moderator Lorraine Sileo, Senior Analyst and Founder, Phocuswright Research, Phocuswright Inc.
15:40 – 16:10
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Executive Roundtable: A New World for Tours
From day tours to lengthy adventures, tour providers have offered generations of travelers with unique and structured experiences. Will tour ... [read more]
Panelists Beat Blaser, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Falkensteiner Ventures AGLuuc Elzinga, Founder & President, TiqetsMichael Frey, CEO, MTS – OTS GlobeJulian Weselek, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, TourlaneModerator Dirk Rogl, Research Analyst and Content Specialist, Europe, Phocuswright Inc.
16:25 – 16:45
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17:00 – 17:30
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Thursday 10 September
Center Stage
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12:00
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17:30
12:00 – 13:00
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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
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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
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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, Venture Republic GroupSarah Wan, SEA Marketing Director, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, KlookModerator Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder, WIT and Editorial Director, Northstar Travel Group Asia
13:35 – 14:00
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Phocuswright Research
Are leisure travelers ready to travel again? What barriers need to be overcome to restore their confidence in traveling? What behavioral changes ... [read more]
14:00 – 14:15
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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, Head of the European Transport Team and Global Transport Sector Coordinator, Credit SuisseChristoph Schuh, Partner, LakestarSean Seton-Rogers, General Partner, PROfounders CapitalModerator Charuta Fadnis, Senior Vice President, Research and Product Strategy, Phocuswright Inc.
14:15 – 14:35
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Executive Interview: lastminute.com Fabio Cannavale, Co-Founder and CEO, lastminute.com Plc
14:35 – 14:50
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Breakout Sessions
Immerse yourself in an intimate, interactive environment to learn about hot topics impacting today's travel marketplace. Interested in sponsoring ... [read more]
14:50 – 15:20
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Break
15:20 – 15:50
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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.
15:50 – 16:15
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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, Uber
16:15 – 16:40
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17:00 – 17:30
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* Program and speaker information is subject to change without notice.