The Young Leaders Summit

Each year, Phocuswright brings together the industry’s best and brightest travel leaders aged 35 and under to be part of this elite group of Phocuswright Europe participants.

The Young Leaders Summit at Phocuswright Europe is a launching pad for the next generation of travel luminaries to connect, debate and collaborate.

2019 event sponsored by
Hotelbeds

We created the Young Leaders Summit to recognize the brilliant minds shaping the future of the travel industry.

The Young Leaders Summit promotes executive management development among rising stars in travel, tourism and hospitality. The summit showcases the important role young leadership plays in the future growth of the world's largest industry.

A select group of young leaders interacts with the industry's best and brightest. Participation exposes this group to today's travel luminaries as a critical step to becoming the future leaders who will drive strategy, innovation and growth.

Acceptance into this elite program provides access to interactive sessions with successful industry executives, group discussions and more before the conference even begins. During the conference, the group will gather at private lunches for discussion of the day’s sessions and an additional mentor segment. Create a network of people that understand where you are in your career – the struggles to overcome and the successes you’re striving for.

Join this elite program!

Are you 35 or under and a young star at your company? A startup founder? Leading innovation and change at your company?

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Eligibility Criteria

2019 General Program Information

The program information below is preliminary and subject to change.

Tuesday, 14 May - 15:00 to 17:30

Kick-Off and Interactive Session

Location: 1.1 Administratiezaal, Beurs van Berlage

The Young Leaders Summit convenes for the first time. Get to know your fellow stars during an interactive session Tuesday afternoon (after lunch, lunch not included). This is the day before the conference begins.

Moderator

  • Aurélie Krau, Consultant, FESTIVE ROAD
  • Fabián González, Market Analyst, Spain

Speakers

  • Alice Jong, Research Manager, Phocuswright
  • Miriam Moscovici, Senior Director, Research & Innovation, BCD Travel
  • Gaby Verwegen, Product Owner, Roadmap
  • Bobby Healy, Non-Executive Director, CarTrawler
  • Jeff Pan, CEO, FlyMya.com

Network with the rest of the class and meet with alumni. Discover their tips and secrets for a successful Young Leaders Summit. Interact with Phocuswright staff and start your conference planning.

Late Night Cocktail Reception - 20:00 to 21:00

Location: Bistro Berlage, ground floor, Beurs van Berlage

Cocktails are served! Take a break from business (or not) and enjoy a few drinks with your newfound friends and Young Leaders Summit alumni from across the industry.

Thursday, 16 May - 13:05 to 14:05

Private Lunch

Location: 1.1 Administratiezaal, Beurs van Berlage

Speakers

  • Aaron Gowell, CEO & Co-Founder, SilverRail Technologies
  • Alice Ferrari, Strategic Partnerships Lead - Travel , Founders Factory
  • Julien Nicolas, Deputy CEO, OUI.sncf
  • Neasa Bannon, Head of Travel Marketing EMEA, Facebook & Instagram, Facebook
  • Roman Townsend, Media Relations & Corporate Affairs, Hotelbeds
  • Terry von Bibra, General Manager, Europe, Alibaba Group

Enjoy lunch with your fellow Young Leaders. Industry leaders join the group and share their experiences as they climbed the so-called corporate ladder.


2019 applications are open!

Are you a rising star in travel?

Review the eligibility criteria HERE. Applications for The Young Leaders Summit at Phocuswright Europe 2020 will open soon.

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