Industry Roundtables

Tuesday and Wednesday (29 and 30 June 2021)

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! 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.

How it works

You must have a Phocuswright Europe Online 2021 ticket to gain access to the 29-30 June roundtables. If you have not registered yet, you can get your ticket here.

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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
Lisa Katsouraki
Head of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships, Etraveli Group
Madhavan Kasthuri
Managing Director, EMEA Online Business, Sabre
Peter O'Connor
Senior Market Analyst, Phocuswright

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

Hospitality & Guest Experience

Topic
Hospitality & Guest Experiences
Guests are returning to travel and their expectations have changed. Dive into how those changes are impacting the hospitality industry and explore innovative technologies available today that allow you to respond faster, operate smarter, and deliver the perfect stay for every guest.

Industry Experts
Carlo Alvarez Spagnolo
Regional Director Hospitality | EMEA, Medallia
Cristina Ramos
COO Franchised Hotels Southern Europe, Accor
Lorraine Sileo
Senior Analyst and Founder, Phocuswright Research

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

Medallia Zingle

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
Jay Abbott
VP, Travel, Nuvei
Thomas Boffo
Managing Director, HitchHiker GmbH
Dirk Rogl
Research Analyst and Content Specialist, Europe, Phocuswright
TBA

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

Nuvei

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
Suzanna Chiu
Head of Amadeus Ventures
Greg Land
Global Industry Leader, Aviation, Hospitality and Travel, IBM
Fabián González
Market 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

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
Emma Wilson
VP Global Marketing, Sabre
Aimée Gaudin
Marketing and D & I Consultant, Raizup
Jill Menze
Editor, PhocusWire

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
Travel in a Post-Pandemic World
Join us for an engaging roundtable on how the pandemic has changed attitudes and behaviors of travelers, what we should expect, and how traditional beliefs around peace of mind, safety, and security will be forever changed. Additionally, the roundtable will examine implications to products, services, and technology – all critical to protect tomorrow’s traveler.

Industry Experts
Charlotte Lamp Davies
Founder, A Bright Approach
Andy Owen Jones
CEO, bd4travel GmbH
Mark Blutstein
Senior Research Manager, Phocuswright

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

Allianz Partners

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
Luuc Elzinga
Founder & President, Tiqets
Alex Govoreanu
CEO & Co-founder, Questo
Alice Jong
Director Research, Phocuswright

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
Simone Buckley
CMO, TripActions
Torsten Kriedt
SVP, Solutions & Products Europe, BCD Travel
Fabián González
Market Analyst, Phocuswright

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
Alice Ferrari
CEO, Kyte
Sascha Hausmann
Partner, HOWZAT ennea Group
Mike Coletta
Manager Research and Innovation, Phocuswright

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
Milena Nikolova
Chief Behaviour Officer, BehaviorSMART
Kolin Schunck
Research & Intelligence Analyst, Lufthansa Innovation Hub GmbH
Madeline List
Research Analyst, Phocuswright

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.

 

2021 Industry Roundtable Table Leaders

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