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The Phocuswright Conference brings together the industry's best companies and content in a setting that stimulates millions of dollars in deals.

The Phocuswright Conference is your periscope to the future.

Register for the free Online Ticket to see every innovator, Center Stage speaker and workshop.



2015 Venue


Diplomat Resort & Spa
555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida 33019 USA


An Unmatched Speaker Roster

Technology innovation and breakthrough business models are forging new markets, fueling sudden successes and turning long-held beliefs into liabilities. The Phocuswright Conference assembles the industry's best, biggest and brightest to share their vision and explore Disruption's Curve … which heralds the unexpected, celebrates the unseen, and challenges the global travel, tourism and hospitality industry to plot the unplottable.


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Keynote Speakers

James Liang, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Ctrip.com International Ltd.
Reggie Aggarwal, Founder and CEO, Cvent
Andrew Mason, Co-Founder and CEO, Detour
Dara Khosrowshahi, President & CEO, Expedia Worldwide
Brian Sharples, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, HomeAway
Sam Shank, Co-Founder and CEO, HotelTonight
Mike Rhodin, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson Group
Steve Hafner, Co-Founder and CEO, KAYAK
CC Zhuang, Co-Founder and CEO, Qunar
Darren Huston, President & CEO, The Priceline Group
Steve Kaufer, President and CEO, TripAdvisor

Panelists

Brad Gerstner, Founder and CEO, Altimeter Capital
John Balen, General Partner, Canaan Partners
Mike McGearty, CEO, CarTrawler
Hrush Bhatt, Founder & Director, Product & Strategy, cleartrip
Joel Cutler, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners
Evan Reece, Co-Founder and CEO, Liftopia Inc.
Deep Kalra, Chairman and Group CEO, MakeMyTrip.com Pvt. Ltd.
Martin J?rgensen, CEO, Net Trans Services AS
Gregg Brockway, Co-Founder & Chairman, Chairish and Venture Partner, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures LLC
Dana Dunne, President and COO, ODIGEO
Barney Harford, CEO, Orbitz Worldwide
Yilu Zhao, Chief Strategy Officer, Qunar
Mark Mahaney, Managing Director, Internet Research, RBC Capital Markets
Andre Haddad, CEO, RelayRides
Jacob Anderson, Partner, Sequoia Capital
Aaron Gowell, CEO, SilverRail Technologies
Mark Logan, Chief Operating Officer, Skyscanner Ltd.
Chris Loughlin, CEO, Travelzoo, Inc.
Robin Ingle, Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales, TripAdvisor
T.J. Clark, Co-Founder and CEO, Turnkey Vacation Rentals
Jamie Wong, Founder and CEO, Vayable
Barrie Seidenberg, President and CEO, Viator Inc.
Scott Blume, Managing Director and Group CEO, Wotif Group

Talkbackers

Murray Mazer, Senior Vice President, Innovation and Research, Amadeus
April bridgeman, Managing Director & Senior Vice President, BCD Travel
Cindy Allen, Vice President, TMC Services, Concur
Tom Botts, Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, Denihan Hospitality Group
Brad Weber, President and CEO, Gray Line Worldwide
Maggie Rauch, Research Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.
Fritz Demopoulos, Founder, Queen's Road Capital
Cheryl Rosner, Co-Founder and CEO, Stayful
Norman Rose, President, Travel Tech Consulting Inc.
Arnie Weissmann, Senior Vice President and Editor In Chief, Travel Weekly
Melissa Yang, Co-Founder and CTO, Tujia
Paula Froelich, Editor in Chief, Yahoo Travel

Travel Innovation Summit Critics Circle Panelists

Ornagh Hoban, Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, Datalex Plc
Jim Peters, CTO, SITA
Terrell Jones, Chairman, Wayblazer

(View the 2014 Travel Innovation Summit Judges and Critics Here)



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