Wednesday, 17 May

Battleground

9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
9:30 AM – 11:25 AM
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Battleground Sessions

Get ready for fresh ideas! Battleground features some of travel's newest innovations.

11:25 AM – 11:45 AM
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Networking Break

Workshops

11:45 AM - 1:10 PM
11:45 AM – 1:10 PM
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Sponsored Workshops

Attendees immerse themselves in an intimate, interactive environment to learn about the hottest topics impacting today's travel marketplace.…

Lunch

1:10 PM - 2:15 PM
1:10 PM – 2:15 PM
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Networking Lunch

Sponsored by: autobooker.com GmbH

Center Stage

2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
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Center Stage Opening

Simon Lehmann, President, Phocuswright Inc.

2:45 PM – 3:20 PM
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Keynote: Booking.com

Just surpassing its twentieth year, Booking.com continues to lead the pack in accommodation distribution. What's next for this front-runner? A key…

Peter Verhoeven, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Booking.com

3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
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Executive Roundtable: The Hotel Distribution Debate

Keeping up with the changing world of hotel distribution is a head-spinner. Hotels want to move toward direct channels but OTAs are growing faster…

Panelists
Lennert De Jong, Chief Commercial Officer, citizenM Hotels
Guillaume De Marcillac, Co-CEO, FastBooking
Cindy Estis Green, CEO & Co-Founder, Kalibri Labs
Terri Scriven, Industry Head of Hospitality, Google
Moderator
Peter O'Connor, Senior Market Analyst, Europe, Phocuswright Inc.

3:50 PM – 4:15 PM
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Executive Interview: Lola

The co-founder and former CTO of KAYAK is on a new mission to reinvent travel planning with mobile, messaging, A.I. and – believe it or not –…

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.
Paul English, CEO, Lola

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
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Networking Break

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
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Executive Roundtable: Local Heros

Despite stiff competition from two titans, these leading online travel agencies are winning favor in their local markets. Appealing to customer…

Panelists
Fabio Cannavale, Co-Founder and CEO, lastminute.com Group
Alexandre Fontaine, Co-Founder and Executive Board Member, Voyage Prive
Amuda Goueli, CEO, Destinia
Joerg Trouvain, CEO, 7Travel, ProSieben Travel GmbH
Moderator
Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.

5:30 PM – 5:45 PM
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Phocuswright Research: European Traveler Tech

Brandie Wright, Research Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.

5:45 PM – 6:05 PM
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Executive Interview: Thomas Cook

Successful online growth is not just for OTAs. A market leader gives his perspective on transformation and future distribution for holidays in the…

Gilles Despas, Chief Marketing & Digital Officer, Thomas Cook Group plc
Moderator
Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.

6:05 PM – 6:25 PM
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Executive Interview: Hotelbeds

They provide sought-after content both online and off, directly and through partners, in a dynamic marketplace. Learn what’s next for this…

Joan Vilà, Executive Chairman, Hotelbeds
Simon Lehmann, President, Phocuswright Inc.

6:25 PM – 6:30 PM
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Battleground Awards Ceremony

Cocktails

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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Cocktail Reception

All Day

8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
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Attendee Services Desk Open

Check in and pick up your all-access conference credentials.

8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
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Exhibitor Showcase Open

Note: All conference information (including program, speakers, etc.) is subject to change without notice.