EyeforTravel reveals star-studded speakers for Digital Strategy Summit 2019

EyeforTravel has revealed that over 50 speakers will grace the 22nd edition of its European flagship, the Digital Strategy Summit – Europe’s largest forum for management, marketing, e-commerce, operations and innovation teams from across hotels, airlines and OTAs.

The event will take place on 21-22 May at the Hilton Tower Bridge hotel in London and will bring together senior travel professionals and business leaders to discuss the business-critical challenges and opportunities facing travel brands today.

Here are some of the speakers at the event:

Tim Atkinson, Business Development – Communications Products and Services, EMEA, Google

Fernando Vives, CCO, NH Hotel Group

Robert Paterson, CEO, Best Western Hotels

Steven Taylor, CBO, Accor Hotels

Rene Frey, CEO, Rough Guides

Bas Lemmens, CEO, Meetings.com

Tomas Garcia Hertz, CEO, Boomerang Reisen GmbH

Simon Powell, CEO, TransferTravel

Hans Meyer, CEO, Zoku

Joss Croft, CEO, UKInbound

Matthijs Keis, CEO, WithLocals

Michael Ros, CEO, Bidroom

Marc Hofmann, CEO, CheckmyBus

David Ferreira, CEO, Nightly.travel

Dave Ashton, COO, Loco2

Georgina Richardson, COO, TrustedHousesitters

Franck Kermarrec, CMO, Millenium Hotels and Resorts

Enrique Espinel, COO, Civitatis

Luis Monteiro, Executive Board Member – Digital, Product, Marketing and CRM, Pestana Hotel Group

Alex Tourski , Founder, izi.TRAVEL

Dejan Romih, Founder & CEO, MountVacation

Joseph Duignan, Head of Inflight Sales and Customer Experience, Ryanair

Amy Wei, Group GM of International Train Tickets, Ctrip

Matthew Garidiner, London Director, Travel Massive, IAG Cargo

Susan Hooper, Non-Executive Director, Uber

Ariane Gorin, President, Expedia Partner Solutions

Esamatti Vuolle, Product Owner, Finnair

Cassian Sillins, Senior Director – EMEA Accommodations, KAYAK

Gregory Sion, SVP – Sales & eCommerce, Pierre & Vacances Centre Parks

Ian Di Tullio, SVP – Guest, Ibis

Daniel Kerzner, VP – Customer Experience, Virgin Atlantic

Frippe Stenberg, VP – Brands, Customer Journey, Digital Development and Innovation, Scandic Hotels

Riko van Santen, VP – Digital Strategy & Distribution, Kempinski Hotels

Gopakumar Menon, VP – Distribution & Revenue Management, Highgate Hotels

Shailesh Pallipuram, VP Channels, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, IHG

Dara Brady, Digital Director, Ryanair

Daniel Wishnia, Digital Marketing consultant, GCH Hotel Group

Beckhy Power, Director of Travel, Google

Pamela Whitby, Editor, EyeforTravel

The 2019 agenda will cover the latest trends disrupting the industry landscape, best practices and case studies from the industry’s leaders in marketing, distribution, partnerships, technology and much more.

Here’s a snapshot of the topics that will be discussed:

  • Enhance your offering by enabling company-wide digital reform: Leverage the digital eco-system and embrace company-wide reform to drive innovation and remain relevant in the face of shifting consumer trends
  • Strengthen your partnership strategy to maximise profits: Watch sales soar by using metrics and data to calculate the ROI of your distribution partnerships, developing a more pragmatic partnership strategy and making ancillary products available on the company website
  • Budget for innovation, boost bookings and cut acquisition costs: Gone are the days of burdensome acquisition costs: assume a holistic approach to your web presence, developing sound marketing, social media and dynamic packaging solutions that drive people to your site and inspire sales.
  • Revitalise your CX with technology Discover the power of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and all the latest technologies designed for you to provide a seamless, hyper-personalised customer experience that delivers value and cultivates loyalty.
  • Strategies for continued growth Access untapped markets and cultivate new revenue streams; carve out a niche, use data to understand your target market better and mould your product around their expectations, making each experience unforgettable

For more information about the conference, please visit the official website. Download the official conference brochure here.

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