Industry Roundtables

Tuesday and Wednesday (29 and 30 June 2021)

Coming back in 2021: Curated Roundtables

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.

How it works

Attendees who have registered for the conference (enhanced ticket) will be able participate in the roundtable discussions.

Space is limited! There is a maximum of 20 people at one table in order to facilitate meaningful conversations and networking opportunities for the participants. You will have the opportunity to let us know which roundtable discussion you would like to join.

Timing

The industry roundtable discussions will take place on 29 and 30 June and are scheduled for one hour.

View the 2020 roundtable moderators below.

2021 Industry Roundtables

Tuesday, 29 June, 14:00 - 15:00 CET

Intermediaries

Topic
Intermediaries Redefined
Debate the latest challenges and opportunities that guide distribution in Europe

Industry Experts
TBA

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

Hospitality

Topic
Lodging Transformed
The merging of hospitality and short-term rentals has created a brand-new – and enormous – lodging marketplace. Who will prevail and will the customer decide?

Industry Experts
TBA

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

Airlines

Topic
Airlines on Edge
It's a pivotal time to be an airline, chastened for their carbon footprint, thwarted by bankruptcies and rising costs, tempted by new technologies and standards and captivated by retailing. But are they well-positioned to transport the next decade of global travelers?

Industry Experts
TBA

Who should join this table
Airline, Airport, Airline Distribution, Airline Revenue Management

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
TBA

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

Diversity and Inclusion

Topic
Let Your Voice Be Heard
There's a lot of work that the industry needs to do to be more inclusive. This includes everything from the boardroom, executive team, recruitment, culture, advertising/marketing, and going beyond performative actions. Spark discussions and actions around the gender gap, diversity, anti-bias and allyship, recruitment and much more.

Industry Experts
TBA

Who should join this table
Everyone

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 sponsoship opportunities for the industry roundtables.

Wednesday, 30 June, 14:00 - 15:00 CET

Traveler Behavior

Topic
Changing Behavior and Sentiments
Consumer travel patterns can help predict what travelers do next. In the face of financial uncertainty and safety concerns, the traveler outlook has changed. Can travel demand, aspirations and changing priorities in lodging or spend serve as a touchpoint for companies navigating the recovery?

Industry Experts
TBA

Who should join this table
Business Development, Marketing, DMO, Associations, Government

Experiences

Topic
Down, Not Out
Travel activities – the collection of tours, activities and attractions that destinations offer – are at the core of what turns a trip into an experience. As the virus subsides, the travel activities sector is hoping for some normalcy. Discuss how companies forge their own paths through the chaotic landscape.

Industry Experts
TBA

Who should join this table
Attraction, Tours & Activities Operators; Distribution and Technology; DMOs, Travel Agencies, Lodging and Tour Operating Companies Seeking to Expand Into Activities

Corporate Travel

Topic
Corporate Travel in Today's Environment
Corporate travel, i.e., the need to travel to trade, has been around since ancient times. While its big brother, tourism, has developed in leaps and bounds to cater to the ever-increasing demands of leisure travelers, the wheels in corporate travel have been moving much more slowly. Offer your personal perspective and insights gleamed from how business has been conducted the past 18 months. What adaptations will be made? What practices will resume?

Industry Experts
TBA

Who should join this table
Corporate Travel, TMC

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
TBA

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

Sustainability

Topic
Travel Better
Finding a way to maintain travel and tourism long-term without harming natural and cultural environments. Minimizing the negative impacts of tourism and create a beneficial environment for the area in which it takes place.

Industry Experts
TBA

Who should join this table
Anyone interested and/or vested in sustainability: Climate change, conscious business, overtourism, people & culture, responsible travel, sustainable destination development, waste & pollution

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 sponsoship opportunities for the industry roundtables.

2020 Industry Roundtable Moderators

Join the conversation! Attendees are the leaders of the discussion with roundtable moderators setting the stage and keeping ideas flowing.