Industry Roundtables

Tuesday, 28 June

Participate in intimate, off-record roundtable discussions based on your business interests, moderated by industry experts and Phocuswright analysts.

The roundtable discussions are an opportunity for you to get together with like-minded attendees and industry experts in an informal setting to examine issues as they relate to the table topic.

Space is limited! In order to facilitate meaningful conversations and networking opportunities for the participants. Once the conference platform is open, you will have the opportunity to choose the roundtable discussion you would like to join.

Timing

The industry roundtable discussions will take place on Tuesday, 28 June, after the networking lunch and are scheduled for one hour.

How it works

You must have a Phocuswright Europe 2022 ticket to gain access to the roundtables. If you have not registered yet, you can get your ticket here.

Industry Roundtables

Tuesday, 28 June

Intermediaries

Topic
Intermediaries Redefined
NDC, loyalty programs, new-age retailing, business model disruptions. Discuss and debate the latest challenges and opportunities that guide distribution.

Industry Experts
Jay Abbott
Vice President Travel & Mobility, Digital Payments
Nuvei
Hugh Aitken
Vice President of Flights
Skyscanner
Alexander Gevers Deynoot
Director Chains
Hopper
Lorraine Sileo
Founder, Phocuswright Research
and Senior Analyst, Phocuswright

Who should join this table
OTA, Travel Agency, Tour Operator, Wholesaler, TMC, Metasearch, GDS, Booking Engine, Distribution Technology

Sponsored by:
Nuvei

Hospitality

Topic
Lodging Transformed
Guests are returning to travel and their expectations have changed. Frictionless is the new 5 star hospitality, loyalty programs are evolving, travelers are embracing short-term rentals, lodging suppliers have made some distribution headway on intermediaries during the pandemic. Dive into how these seismic shifts are impacting the hospitality industry and explore innovative technologies available today that allow intermediaries and operators to respond faster, operate smarter, and deliver the perfect stay for every guest.

Industry Experts
Sebastien Leitner
Vice President Strategic Partnerships
Cloudbeds
Vanessa de Souza Lage
Brenda Collin
Executive Vice President, Europe
Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Giancarlo Carniani
Analyst
Phocuswright

Who should join this table
Hotel, Hotel Technology, Loyalty Program, Short-Term Rental, Bedbank, Resort, Serviced Apartment

Sponsored by:
Cloudbeds

Technology

Topic
The Digital Future
Voice, chatbots, AI, VR, blockchain, etc. – all promise to transform the way we search, shop for and experience travel. How far along are we really?

Industry Experts
Johannes Koeppel
CEO and Co-Founder
WeTravel
Andy Owen Jones
CEO and Co-Founder
BD4
Christine Wang
Managing Director
Lufthansa Innovation Hub
Fabian Gonzalez
Analyst
Phocuswright

Who should join this table
Technology Solution Provider, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Back-Office, Blockchain, GDS, Hardware, Messaging/Chat, Search, Security/Fraud, Virtual Reality (VR), Voice

Sponsored by:
WeTravel

Traveler Behavior

Topic
Changing Behavior and Sentiments
Understanding consumer travel habits helps the industry anticipate travelers' behavior and expectations. However, in the face of safety and financial concerns, the traveler’s behaviors have changed dramatically across markets and segments, not only in the way they search, shop and book but also how they travel, and what they expect on site. Can we, as industry suppliers and intermediaries, leverage those new behavior’s and expectations to navigate through the recovery and significantly increase conversion and loyalty? The new traveler wants to engage in new experiences each step of the way – are we there yet?

Industry Experts
Noam Shapira
Co-Founder and President
Pattern Insurance
Nishank Gopalkrishnan
Strategic Partnerships
TUI Musement
Aurélie Krau
Head of Customer Success
hubli
Pete Comeau
Managing Director
Phocuswright

Who should join this table
OTA, Travel Agency, Tour Operator, Short-Term Rental, Resorts, Hotel and Outdoor Experience

Sponsored by:
Pattern Insurance

Innovation & Startups

Topic
The Investor/Startup View
Explore innovation, the state of startups, the climate for raising capital, and how to recognize the overlooked from the overhyped.

Industry Experts
Morgann Lesné
Partner
Cambon Partners
Christian Saller
General Partner
HV Capital
Emilie Dumont
CEO
MisterFly
Florence Kaci
Director Business Development EMEA,
European Market Specialist
Phocuswright

Who should join this table
Startup, Venture Capitalist, Private Equity, Financial Analyst, Incubator, Accelerator

Sponsored by:
Cambon Partners

Interested in Sponsoring?

The Roundtables boast a small, specialized group of travel executives and decision makers. A sponsorship enables your company to gain a high degree of visibility and develop vital relationships with this highly targeted audience.

Get in touch with our team by email or call us at +1 860 350-4084 x505 for more information on sponsorship opportunities for the industry roundtables.

 

2022 Industry Roundtable Table Leaders