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Tuesday, Nov 17

The Travel Innovation Summit
Presented by Brand USA - DiscoverAmerica.com

Sessions take place in the Theater of the Great Hall, 3rd floor of the Convention Center. Other locations are noted. All times shown are EST (GMT -5 hours).


9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome to The Travel Innovation Summit, Presented by Brand USA - DiscoverAmerica.com

Find out who's who and what's what. Don't miss the introduction of the morning innovators and Dragons. VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER (the company with the coolest, most relevant and game-changing travel innovation) before 2 pm on Wednesday via the mobile app or on my.phocuswrightconference.com.

9:15 am - 9:25 am

Adadyn

Adadyn makes programmatic advertising simple, affordable and approachable for travel marketers of all sizes.

Presenter

Raj Beri, COO, Adadyn

9:25 am - 9:35 am

Africa Bookings

Gain an overview of Africa's hotel distribution chain. Explore solutions to create revenue streams from the market’s demands.

Presenter

Bruce Tapping, Ceo, Africa Bookings

9:35 am - 9:45 am

Evergage

Travel companies can now capitalize on browsing behavior and historical data with personalization in real time.

Presenter

Karl Wirth, Founder and CEO, Evergage

9:45 am - 9:55 am

Rakuten Inc.

Enable users to fully explore your property's top features before booking with the 'Customized Page' platform.

Presenter

Shunsuke Hoshino, Executive Officer & Vice Department Manager, Rakuten Inc.

9:55 am - 10:05 am

Guiddoo World

Find out how to build in-destination activities that enhance the traveler experience during the trip.

Presenter

Vineet Budki, Founder, Guiddoo World

10:05 am - 10:15 am

ClickTripz

Boost hotel bookings by giving consumers the information they need to transact immediately.

Presenter

Jeremy Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, ClickTripz

10:15 am - 10:25 am

Voyat

Explore the newest release from the leading retention platform for hospitality: a game-changer for any direct booking channel and hotel website.

Presenter

Benjamin Habbel, Founder & CEO, Voyat Inc.

10:25 am - 10:35 am

Proxce

Use proximity-based, contactless identification for mobile check-in and keyless entry at hotels.

Presenter

Madhu Madhusudhanan, CEO, Proxce

10:35 am - 10:45 am

conxxe

Revolutionizing ground transportation partnerships with a technology for on-demand and pre-bookable options.

Presenter

Peter Hilton, CEO, conxxe

10:45 am - 10:55 am

Eysys

Learn who will buy what and when, automatically pick personalized content and ads, create hot lead lists and more.

Presenter

Humphrey Sheil, CEO, Eysys

10:55 am - 11:05 am

TripChamp

This frictionless marketplace for air and hotel resellers optimizes results using AI and saves businesses 10 - 20%.

Presenter

Michael Culhane, Chief Revenue Officer, TripChamp

11:05 am - 11:15 am

VenueNext

Give guests a context-aware smartphone connection to everything a venue has to offer.

Presenter

John Paul, Founder and CEO, VenueNext

11:15 am - 11:25 am

LeisureLink

This easy-to-use software tool allows property managers to simultaneously manage vacation rental channels (such as Airbnb) with traditional channels (like Expedia) from one single platform.

Presenter

Julian Castelli, CEO, LeisureLink Inc.

Workshops

Workshop sessions take place in the Regency and Atlantic ballrooms, 2nd floor of the Convention Center. All times shown are EST (GMT -5 hours).


11:55 am - 12:30 pm

Defining a New Approach to Target Segmentation

Sponsored by: Brand USA - DiscoverAmerica.com

Technology continues to push new capabilities in consumer targeting, but it requires a deeper strategy that defines who those targets are and what messaging they get served. Brand USA conducted a series of studies to gain intelligence that is driving its new method for target traveler segmentation. Learn how the tourism marketing organization of the United States is utilizing this research to define its strategy in major markets across the world.

Presenter

Carroll Rheem, VP Research & Analytics, Brand USA

11:55 am - 12:30 pm

A Winning Combination: CRM Data and Cross-Device Targeting

Sponsored by: Netmining

A great deal of time and money are spent trying to put heads in beds, but what about after consumers have converted? Marketers must create personalized messaging to engage guests throughout their stay. A good strategy begins with understanding where and how to use your data effectively. Explore the ways in which the combination of CRM data and cross-device targeting keep revenue flowing, even after you've brought guests onto your property.

Presenter

Chris Hansen, Chairman, Netmining

2:00 pm - 2:35 pm

How to Drive Digital Reservations: Five Strategies to Implement Now

Sponsored by: Merkle Inc.

Gain actionable ideas that you can apply to your programs today. Explore five ways you can drive more bookings from platforms you’re likely already using in your digital marketing plan. From targeting audiences, to maximizing spend on Google, to getting connected with the right travelers on Facebook, we’ll share concrete practical examples. You’ll learn how you can: find customer audiences via paid search, use a gap analysis to align site content with traveler personas, maximize value from Facebook custom and managed audiences, optimize the value of your customer reviews, and plan for and measure the effectiveness of a multi-channel marketing program.

Presenter

Ryan Gibson, Executive Vice President, Marketing Strategy, Merkle | RKG

Matt Naeger, Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy, Merkle Inc.

2:00 pm - 2:35 pm

Leveraging Data to Identify Consumers in the Travel Planning Stages

Sponsored by: Rocket Fuel

The digital landscape is transforming rapidly. As a result, new skill sets and business practices are emerging. Data is becoming the foundation for every significant business decision. At the same time, automation is pushing a new wave of marketers to produce, analyze and drive performance like never before. How can you gain an edge in this competitive space to create meaningful and measurable experiences? Using first- and third-party data, examine strategies for identifying travelers early in the planning stages. Look at what types of data help indicate future travelers, how to leverage that data to create outcomes for tourism advertisers, and strategies for measuring success and improving future marketing initiatives. You will also learn how to optimize your brand's results and the benefits of focusing on the moment, rather than segments.

Presenter

Chris Lorenzoni, Director, Category Strategy, Rocket Fuel Inc.

Chantz Strong, Executive Director, Consumer & Market Intelligence, Destination Canada

The Travel Innovation Summit
Presented by Brand USA - DiscoverAmerica.com

Sessions take place in the Theater of the Great Hall, 3rd floor of the Convention Center. Other locations are noted. All times shown are EST (GMT -5 hours).


3:20 pm - 3:45 pm

Executive Roundtable: The Art of the Raise

This Travel Innovation Summit roundtable assembles the founding chief executives of startups that have completed significant capital raises in 2015 to discuss the environment for travel startups today, the key challenges they faced and lessons learned, and what helped them seal the deal.

Moderator

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.

Panelist Roundtable

Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, OYO Rooms

Jen O'Neal, Founder and CEO, Tripping.com

Johannes Reck, CEO, GetYourGuide Inc.

TJ Sassani, Founder and CEO, ZOZI

3:45 pm - 4:10 pm

Executive Roundtable: The Investor View

This roundtable assembles some of travel’s smartest investors to give their take of the state of startups, the climate for raising capital, opportunities for innovation and disruption in travel, and what they look for as they search for that next great business.

Moderator

Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, Phocuswright Inc.

Panelist Roundtable

Joel Cutler, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners

Glenn Fogel, Head of Worldwide Strategy & Planning and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, The Priceline Group

4:10 pm - 4:20 pm

MTT

An intelligent mobile travel assistant that enables airlines and travel companies to transform the 'day of travel' in real time.

Presenter

Paschal Nee, Director Consulting, MTT

4:20 pm - 4:30 pm

HomeToGo

Search and find the best bargains with features like 'Flex Search' with this smart metasearch engine for vacation rentals.

Presenter

Dominik Schwarz, Vice President Marketing & Communications, HomeToGo

4:30 pm - 4:40 pm

Travefy

This leading group travel planner provides powerful collaboration tools for travel brands, suppliers and agents.

Presenter

David Chait, Co-Founder and CEO, Travefy

4:40 pm - 4:50 pm

Mozio

This custom branded white-label app allows on-demand sedan booking in over 400 cities around the world.

Presenter

David Litwak, CEO, Mozio

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm

Cornerstone Information Systems

Meet the newest event-driven mobile travel app providing real-time and contextual trip data to travelers' phones.

Presenter

Mat Orrego, CEO, Cornerstone Information Systems

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm

Fusion

Sell more ancillaries, more often. Discover how using real-time optimization drives the right offer at the right time in the right way.

Presenter

Mark Brown, VP Sales, Fusion

5:10 pm - 5:20 pm

HelloGbye

Designed for the modern traveler, this tool delivers personalized options for booking travel in two minutes or less.

Presenter

Greg Apple, Chief Marketing Officer, HelloGbye

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Moxie

See how this tool is transforming the digital experience by delivering modern engagement to modern customers.

Presenter

Nikhil Govindaraj, Vice President, Products, Moxie

5:30 pm - 5:40 pm

Suiteness

Suiteness is the first and only booking engine dedicated to helping travelers gain access the hotel industry's most luxurious suites.

Presenter

Robbie Bhathal, Co-Founder and CEO, Suiteness

5:40 pm - 5:50 pm

Headout

An on-demand concierge that helps you discover and experience the world around you at the push of a button.

Presenter

Varun Khona, CEO, Headout

5:50 pm - 6:00 pm

Musement

Travel with a concierge in your pocket and experience the best a city has to offer.

Presenter

Alessandro Petazzi, CEO, Musement

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm

Hipmunk

Hipmunk is announcing a new product on stage. As you can probably guess, it will reduce the agony of travel search even more.

Presenter

Adam Goldstein, CEO, Hipmunk

6:10 pm - 6:20 pm

Milestone Internet Marketing

Marketing tools and reports overload? This single sign-on SaaS-based platform manages hotel marketing and channel analytics.

Presenter

Anil Aggarwal, CEO, Milestone Internet Marketing Inc.

6:20 pm - 6:30 pm

IBS Software Services

Enabling flexible and unconstrained access to both external and internal travel inventory sources in a self-service mode.

Presenter

David Friderici, Vice President & Head Product Management & Strategy, Airline Travel Services, IBS Software Services

6:30 pm - 6:40 pm

TripBam

Winning company two of four from Monday's Battleground competition presents its innovation.

Presenter

Steve Reynolds, CEO, Tripbam

Wednesday, Nov 18

The Travel Innovation Summit
Presented by Brand USA - DiscoverAmerica.com

Sessions take place in the Theater of the Great Hall, 3rd floor of the Convention Center. Other locations are noted. All times shown are EST (GMT -5 hours).


9:00 am - 9:10 am

TripCreator

How can a team of 10 take on an entire industry? This online travel agency is like no other.

Presenter

Hilmar Halldorsson, CEO, TripCreator

9:10 am - 9:20 am

Sabre Hospitality Solutions

The point of inspiration meets the point of sale in hotel shopping and booking.

Presenter

Robert Dawson, VP, Sabre Hospitality Solutions

9:20 am - 9:30 am

Umapped

A collaborative itinerary platform for travel suppliers, agents and travelers to plan, manage and experience trips together.

Presenter

Lisa Israelovitch, Co-Founder and CEO, Umapped

9:30 am - 9:40 am

HOTELP2P

This app will replace the booking sites for a peer-to-peer platform in the next decade.

Presenter

Martin Fernandez, CEO, HOTELP2P

9:40 am - 9:50 am

TTW Holdings

Effortless trip planning and seamless fulfillment combine with data points to move the customer to book.

Presenter

Satish Singh, Founder & CEO, TTW Holdings Limited

9:50 am - 10:00 am

Qalendra Inc.

Contextual technologies create profit for companies and help people choose the best destination and the perfect time to travel.

Presenter

Cristian Munteanu, CEO, Qalendra

10:00 am - 10:10 am

QYER

The painstaking task of making a fabulous travel plan is now simplified to a few clicks.

Presenter

Bryan Xiao, Founder and CEO, QYER Inc.

10:10 am - 10:20 am

Tansler Inc.

This online vacation rental marketplace lets travelers name their price, allowing hosts to compete for their stay and helping travelers save up to 60%.

Presenter

jeremy bernard, CEO/Founder, Tansler Inc.

10:20 am - 10:30 pm

AirHelp

Money back and instant help for travelers when flights are delayed.

Presenter

Henrik Zillmer, CEO, AirHelp

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Triptease

Hotels are hurting. Explore how to improve brand.com, increase direct bookings and make online travel booking better.

Presenter

Charlie Osmond, Chief Tease, Triptease

10:40 am - 10:50 am

Revinate

Use guest data to deliver personalized experiences that create valuable relationships and lifelong customers.

Presenter

Josh Steinitz, Vice President, Global Business Development, Revinate LLC

10:50 am - 11:00 am

Trekkable

Winning company two of four from Monday's Battleground competition presents its innovation.

Presenter

Benedict Jones, Founder, Trekkable

11:00 am - 11:10 am

Waygo

Winning company three of four from Monday's Battleground competition presents its innovation.

Presenter

Ryan Rogowski, CEO, Waygo

11:10 am - 11:20 am

Zizoo

The final winning company from Monday's Battleground competition presents its innovation.

Presenter

Anna Banicevic, CEO, Zizoo

Workshops

Workshop sessions take place in the Regency and Atlantic ballrooms, 2nd floor of the Convention Center. All times shown are EST (GMT -5 hours).


11:35 am - 12:10 pm

The Travel Challenge: Enabling and Securing the User Experience

Sponsored by: Akamai Technologies

Today's travelers have the world at their fingertips. They expect instant access and a secure web experience. Learn how to deliver that superior customer experience on both web and mobile devices.

Presenter

Jason Miller, Chief Strategist, Commerce, Akamai Technologies Inc.

11:35 am - 12:10 pm

From Instagram to Booking: How Consumer Content Engages, Wins and Retains Travelers

Sponsored by: Olapic Inc.

Learn how leading travel brands use Instagram both as a channel that inspires travelers to initiate bookings, and as an unparalleled source of visual content that drives engagement and bookings throughout the omnichannel. Every customer photo that companies can reuse in marketing – happy children jumping on a hotel bed or a traveler sipping a cocktail during her poolside lunch – communicates the all-important experience of "being there" to prospective visitors. Inspiration galleries – visual reviews that lead to the booking path – and carousels of traveler photos on property pages illustrate the many facets of the hotel experience, and offer travel brands a fun, inexpensive way to drive new bookings. At the same time, these digital experiences foster ongoing engagement with customers, and enable brands to gather information about travelers' habits.

Presenter

Fiona Boyce, Director of Social Media + Brand Content, Commune Hotels & Resorts

Kristen Hall, Director of Brand Strategy, Olapic Inc.

1:10 pm - 1:45 pm

Learning From One Billion Bookings: Mobile Goes Mainstream

Sponsored by: Criteo

The digital display advertising ecosystem was disrupted a decade ago when Criteo introduced large-scale personalization to online travel. Examining data through the lens of experience in delivering personalized marketing for 10 years revealed new insights mined from an aggregate data set of one billion bookings generated over the last 18 months. You'll learn the latest trends in the hotel, air and package industry based on this analysis of transaction-level data generated by hundreds of travel suppliers and OTAs worldwide. More importantly, assess what these key learnings mean for the next ten years of online travel – from algorithms, cross-device, privacy and beyond. Discuss the imperative of adopting an aggressive mobile strategy and practical tactics for meaningfully reaching travelers in a hyper-competitive industry and fragmented cross-device world.

Presenter

Daniele Beccari, Head of Travel Products, Criteo

1:10 pm - 1:45 pm

Build Customer Loyalty by Crafting Consistent, Personalized Brand Experiences Across Every Channel

Sponsored by: HP

It's no secret that customer engagement is going through a fundamental shift as the gap between the digital and physical worlds blurs. The customer journey has become increasingly fragmented across multiple devices and touch points, and managing a multichannel presence can be a daunting task. The days of delivering static content are long gone. Customers expect dynamic, personalized and consistent experiences across all channels: digital, traditional and emerging. The next generation digital experience platform strengthens your brand and allows you to build seamless customer experiences. Explore how you can drive higher sales and boost customer satisfaction and loyalty by delivering consistent, targeted content across every channel.

Presenter

Nali Giliana, Vice President, Digital Experience, HP

Ed O'Connor, Director, Global eCommerce & Digital Marketing, HP

Center Stage

Sessions take place in the Theater of the Great Hall, 3rd floor of the Convention Center. Other locations are noted. All times shown are EST (GMT -5 hours).


Center Stage

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

The Origins of iTraveler

2:15 pm - 2:40 pm

Executive Interview: It's a TRIP

One-on-one with the CEO and founder of one of travel's most influential - and disruptive - companies.

Interviewer

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.

One-On-One

Stephen Kaufer, President and CEO, TripAdvisor

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

Executive Interview/Roundtable: Heavy Meta Redux

From metasearch to metabook, CEOs of the sector's upstarts and stalwarts debate the state and trajectory of metasearch-shop-buy.

Moderator

Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.

One-On-One

Steve Hafner, Co-Founder and CEO, KAYAK

Gareth Williams, Co-Founder and CEO, Skyscanner Ltd.

Panelist Roundtable

Hugo Burge, CEO, Momondo Group

Adam Goldstein, CEO, Hipmunk

3:10 pm - 3:35 pm

Executive Interview: HomeAway

Ten years since its founding and a million listings later, the co-founder and CEO discusses what’s next for the world’s largest vacation rental site.

Interviewer

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.

One-On-One

Brian Sharples, Co-Founder and CEO, HomeAway.com Inc.

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Roundtable: The Unhotel

From private homes to hostels, alternative accommodation is upending travel's traditional lodging landscape, while also undergoing incredible change in its own right. In this roundtable, industry leaders unravel the future of the unhotel.

Moderator

Charuta Fadnis, Senior Director, Research, Phocuswright Inc.

Panelist Roundtable

Gail Mandel, President and CEO, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals

Greg Marsh, Co-Founder and CEO, onefinestay

Josh Wyatt, Chief Strategic Officer, Generator Hostels and Partner & Senior Advisor, Patron Capital Advisers LLP

4:40 pm - 5:05 pm

Executive Interview: The Business of Travel

It's time for a shakeup. The executive chairman of American Express Global Business Travel shares his vision on the reinvention of corporate travel.

Interviewer

Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, Phocuswright Inc.

One-On-One

Gregory O'Hara, Chairman and CEO, Certares and Chairman of the Board, American Express Global Business Travel

5:05 pm - 5:40 pm

Keynote: Hospitality According to …

The CEO of one of the world’s largest hotel companies charts his course amid the brave new world of hospitality.

Keynote/Center Stage

Sebastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, AccorHotels

Talkbacker

Toni Portmann, CEO, DHISCO

Sam Shank, CEO, HotelTonight

5:40 pm - 5:55 pm

Phocuswright Research: Rentals Rising

Brand new research from Phocuswright highlights the mainstreaming of private accommodations, and debunks some of the myths about today’s new generation of rental travelers.

Keynote/Center Stage

Marcello Gasdia, Director, Consumer Research, Phocuswright Inc.

5:55 pm - 6:20 pm

Executive Interview: One-on-One with Expedia

The leader of the world's largest online travel agency talks of acquisitions, competition, and staying on top in a rapidly changing global - and increasingly mobile - travel marketplace.

Interviewer

Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.

One-On-One

Dara Khosrowshahi, President and CEO, Expedia Inc.

6:20 pm - 6:30 pm

Travel Innovation Summit Awards Ceremony

Winner Announcements: People's Choice Award, Best Innovation Awards (Categories: Startup, Emerging, Established), 33entrepreneurs Best Team Award, Brand USA Marketing Innovation Award, The General Catalyst Award for Travel Innovation

Thursday, Nov 19

Center Stage

Sessions take place in the Theater of the Great Hall, 3rd floor of the Convention Center. Other locations are noted. All times shown are EST (GMT -5 hours).


9:00 am - 9:10 am

Spotlight: Travel Innovation Summit University Program

In an effort to encourage innovation at every stage, Phocuswright grew its university program in 2015. This year, Phocuswright worked in conjunction with The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and the University of Las Vegas College of Hotel Administration in a program designed to nurture and inspire young talent. With guidance from the Phocuswright team and staff at their universities, graduate students developed business plans in a competition to find the travel industry's 'next big thing.' Hear about the program and its mission.

Keynote/Center Stage

William Carroll, Clinical Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University

9:10 am - 9:35 am

Executive Roundtable: Street Talk

This signature session assembles leading equity analysts to dissect what's happening at the intersection of finance, investment, M&A and IPO within the world's largest industry - travel, tourism and hospitality.

Moderator

Jake Fuller, Managing Director, Guggenheim Securities LLC

Panelist Roundtable

Michael Olson, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray & Co.

Eric Sheridan, MD, UBS

Alicia Yap, Managing Director, Head of Asia-ex Japan Internet Research, Barclays PLC

9:35 am - 10:05 am

Keynote: Micro-Moments

This search giant's new vice president of travel speaks on the continued consumer shift to mobile and how Google is thinking about the new moments that matter.

Keynote/Center Stage

Oliver Heckmann, VP, Travel and Shopping, Google

Talkbacker

Rod Cuthbert, CEO, Rome2Rio

Elizabeth Harz, President, Media, ADARA

10:05 am - 10:35 am

Keynote: Car Wars

The head of strategy for the world's largest car rental company takes us for a spin through the rapid changes ahead for rentals, rides and more.

Keynote/Center Stage

Greg Stubblefield, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Enterprise Holdings

Talkbacker

Bobby Healy, CTO, CarTrawler

Jens Wohltorf, Co-Founder and CEO, Blacklane

10:35 am - 11:00 am

Executive Roundtable: The Real Promise of Latin America - An OTA Perspective

Latin America is a complex but desirable market, and several OTAs are counting on its unfolding potential. Each has developed its own style, strategy and user base, but obstacles – including competition from global players – can get in the way. Hear from leaders of the major regional OTAs about how they’re confronting these challenges and capturing their share of the vast Latin America opportunity.

Moderator

Carolina Haro, Managing Partner, Mapie

Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.

Panelist Roundtable

Luciano Barreto, CEO, Submarino Viagens

Juan Pablo Lafosse, CEO, Almundo

Paulo Nascimento, Ceo, ViajaNet

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Video Interview: Riding on Air

The global head of hospitality and strategy for Airbnb talks about homes, hosts, hospitality and what's next for one of travel's most innovative companies.

Interviewer

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.

Keynote/Center Stage

Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, Airbnb

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Keynote: Not Just a Lot of Bla Bla

The sharing economy is here, it's big and it's going places. The COO and co-founder of Europe's ride-sharing phenom discusses the route ahead for riding, sharing and more.

Keynote/Center Stage

Nicolas Brusson, Co-Founder and COO, BlaBlaCar

Talkbacker

Chetan Kapoor, Research Analyst, Asia Pacific, Phocuswright Inc.

Guy Michlin, CEO & Co-founder, EatWith.com

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Executive Interview/Roundtable: Asia Rising

Executives from Asia's leading online travel companies delve into the rise of the world's most dynamic marketplace and the implications for the global travel, tourism and hospitality industry.

Moderator

Maggie Rauch, Senior Research Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.

One-On-One

Jenny Wu, Chief Strategy Officer, Ctrip.com International, Ltd.

Sherri Wu, Chief Strategy Officer, Alitrip (Alibaba Group)

Panelist Roundtable

Ashish Kashyap, CEO, ibibo Group

Takanobu Yamamoto, Executive Officer, Travel Business, Rakuten Inc.

12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

Executive Interview: Delving into Delta

A seat is a seat is not a seat. The head of marketing for one of the world's largest airlines discusses the new rules of sales, marketing, merchandising and distribution for air travel.

Interviewer

Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor, CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

One-On-One

Tim Mapes, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Delta Air Lines Inc.

1:05 pm - 1:30 pm

Executive Roundtable: (Who’s) Making Money Selling Air

Leading players in flight sales tackle the air distribution debate, from Lufthansa's pending surcharge and content debates to the latest developments in merchandising, NDC and more.

Moderator

Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor, CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

Panelist Roundtable

Dana Dunne, CEO, eDreams ODIGEO

Scott Gutz, President and CEO, Amadeus North America

Werner Kunz, Chief Operating Officer, Fareportal

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Interview: The Priceline Group and Booking.com

The Priceline Group's CEO takes on mobile, emerging markets, vacation rentals, consolidation, regulation … and pretty much everything under the sun in online travel.

Keynote/Center Stage

Darren Huston, President & CEO, The Priceline Group and CEO, Booking.com

Moderator

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.

1:55 pm - 2:00 pm

Epilogue

  • Tony D'Astolfo
    Managing Director, Phocuswright Inc.

  • Adam Goldstein
    CEO, Hipmunk

  • Peter Greenberg
    CBS News Travel Editor, CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

  • Douglas Quinby
    Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.

  • Lorraine Sileo
    Senior Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.

  • CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

  • HP

  • Hipmunk

  • Phocuswright Inc.

  • Rakuten Inc.

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