Future Travel Trends

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.

2016 Venue

JW Marriott at L.A. Live
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90015 USA

Under 35 Program

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 I, Traveler … which welcomes a bold new era in which platforms are secondary, and travelers are primary.

The 2016 event information will launch in late spring of 2016. In the meantime, please view the 2015 speakers listings below.

2015 Conference Speakers

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Keynote Speakers

Sebastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, AccorHotels
Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, Airbnb
Sherri Wu, Chief Strategy Officer, Alitrip (Alibaba Group)
Gregory O'Hara, Chairman and CEO, Certares and Chairman of the Board, American Express Global Business Travel
Nicolas Brusson, Co-Founder and COO, BlaBlaCar
Darren Huston, President & CEO, The Priceline Group and CEO,
William Carroll, Clinical Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
Jenny Wu, Chief Strategy Officer, International, Ltd.
Tim Mapes, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Delta Air Lines Inc.
Greg Stubblefield, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Enterprise Holdings
Dara Khosrowshahi, President and CEO, Expedia Inc.
Oliver Heckmann, VP, Travel and Shopping, Google
Brian Sharples, Co-Founder and CEO, Inc.
Steve Hafner, Co-Founder and CEO, KAYAK
Marcello Gasdia, Director, Consumer Research, Phocuswright Inc.
CC Zhuang, Co-Founder and CEO, Qunar
Gareth Williams, Co-Founder and CEO, Skyscanner Ltd.
Stephen Kaufer, President and CEO, TripAdvisor


Juan Pablo Lafosse, CEO, Almundo
Scott Gutz, President and CEO, Amadeus North America
Alicia Yap, Managing Director, Head of Asia-ex Japan Internet Research, Barclays PLC
Martin Rastellino, Co-Founder and COO, Inc.
Dana Dunne, CEO, eDreams ODIGEO
Werner Kunz, Chief Operating Officer, Fareportal
Joel Cutler, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners
Johannes Reck, CEO, GetYourGuide Inc.
Adam Goldstein, CEO, Hipmunk
Joao Ricardo Mendes, Founder and CEO, Hotel Urbano
Ashish Kashyap, CEO, ibibo Group
Hugo Burge, CEO, Momondo Group
Greg Marsh, Co-Founder and CEO, onefinestay
Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, OYO Rooms
Josh Wyatt, Chief Strategic Officer, Generator Hostels and Partner & Senior Advisor, Patron Capital Advisers LLP
Michael Olson, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray & Co.
Takanobu Yamamoto, Executive Officer, Travel Business, Rakuten Inc.
Luciano Barreto, CEO, Submarino Viagens
Glenn Fogel, Head of Worldwide Strategy & Planning and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, The Priceline Group
Jen O'Neal, Founder and CEO,
Eric Sheridan, MD, UBS
Paulo Nascimento, Ceo, ViajaNet
Gail Mandel, President and CEO, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals
TJ Sassani, Founder and CEO, ZOZI


Elizabeth Harz, President, Media, ADARA
Jens Wohltorf, Co-Founder and CEO, Blacklane
Bobby Healy, CTO, CarTrawler
Toni Portmann, CEO, DHISCO
Guy Michlin, CEO & Co-founder,
Sam Shank, CEO, HotelTonight
Chetan Kapoor, Research Analyst, Asia Pacific, Phocuswright Inc.
Rod Cuthbert, CEO, Rome2Rio

Travel Innovation Summit Dragons

Philippe Chereque, Chief Commercial and Technology Officer, American Express Global Business Travel
Miriam Moscovici, Director, BCD Travel
Renee Welsh, CEO, Booking Boss Pty Ltd
Ned Williams, Partner, Brook Venture Fund
Drew Patterson, CEO, CheckMate
Ellen Keszler, President & CEO, Clear Sky Associates
William Carroll, Clinical Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
Sam Shank, CEO, HotelTonight
Dean Forbes, CEO, KDS
Flo Lugli, Principal, Navesink Advisory Group, LLC
Philip Wolf, Founder, Phocuswright Inc.
Cameron Yuill, Founder and Managing Partner,
Rod Cuthbert, CEO, Rome2Rio
Chris Hemmeter, Managing Director, Thayer Ventures
Glenn Fogel, Head of Worldwide Strategy & Planning and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, The Priceline Group
Jim Hornthal, Chairman, Triporati Inc.

Session Moderators and Phocuswright Analysts

Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor, CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
Jake Fuller, Managing Director, Guggenheim Securities LLC
Carolina Haro, Managing Partner, Mapie
Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.
Maggie Rauch, Senior Research Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.
Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.
Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, Phocuswright Inc.
Charuta Fadnis, Senior Director, Research, Phocuswright Inc.
Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder, WIT and Editorial Director, Northstar Travel Media Asia

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