Travel Distribution Summit

The Travel Distribution Summit Europe, researched and organised by Eye For Travel, is fast approaching with the event taking place at the Business Design Centre, London on the 10th & 11th May.  It’s an ever-growing event with a very impressive speaker list, and I can thoroughly recommend attending this years event.  If you want to hear the future of the travel industry, with great speakers from the hospitality industry too, learn about new start up’s, the latest technology and trends, this is a great event to go along to.

The Travel Distribution Summit Europe is the premier meeting place and networking hub for the European Travel Industry. Boasting 90 industry speakers, 1000 attendees and 7 conference tracks this conference is the one event you can’t afford to miss this year.

– 7 tracks:- Revenue Management, Ancillary, Distribution, Social Media & Marketing, Mobile & Tech, Payment & Fraud plus The Innovation Awards

– 90 speakers:- from brands like Ryanair, BA, Accor, IHG, Sixt, Hertz, BMI, Virgin and so many more

– Gain valuable networking opportunities to network with like-minded travel professionals and to raise your profile in the industry

To give you a taster, take a look at the comprehensive speakers list below – I don’t know a better line up anywhere else!  Click here to access for information on the event and details of how to register.

  • Hedwig Wassing, CEO, @Leisure/Belvilla
  • Remy Merckx, Director Web Distribution, ACCOR
  • Romain Roulleau, Senior Vice President – eCommerce, Accor
  • Susan Black, Executive Vice President – Global eCommerce, American Express Vacations
  • Xavier Vallee, Head – Direct Marketing & E-Commerce, Avis Europe
  • Krista Pappas, Global Director & Head – Business Development, Bing Travel at Microsoft
  • Claire Knill, Head of Marketing, Black Tomato
  • Callum Adamson, Head of Social Media & Search, BMI
  • Julian Carr, Managing Director, bmibaby
  • Chris Carmichael, Manager & Mobile Innovation, British Airways
  • Philip Saunders, Former CEO, Caribbean Airways
  • Bobby Healy, CTO, CarTrawler
  • Don Birch, Managing Partner, China Opportunities
  • Amy Ziegenfuss, Director – Marketing, UK, Choice Hotels Europe
  • Lennert De Jong, Director of Distribution, CitizenM Hotels
  • Michael Levie, Founder / CEO, CitizenM Hotels
  • Leonard Brody, President, Clarity Digital Group
  • Terje Roli,Vice President Ecommerce & Revenue Management, Color Line
  • Jeremy Copp, Vice President Mobile Europe, comScore, Inc
  • Brian Pratt, SVP Distribution, Loyalty, Partnerships & MIS at Corinthia Hotels, Corinthia Hotels
  • Steven Dow, European Director – Inventory & Yield, Diamond Resorts International
  • Anthony Rawlins, Managing Director, Digital Visitor
  • Bill Mckimm, Former Head of Ancillary, easyJet
  • Rob Bassett, Head – Integrated Partnerships, eBay UK
  • Robert Define, Director Product Strategy, Car & Insurance, ebookers
  • Nick Gold, Vice President, Northern Europe, Emailvision
  • Tom Jenkins, Executive Director, ETOA
  • Chantal Sukel, Social Media Manager, Eurail.Com
  • Claire Hutchinson, Head of Marketing- UK & International, Eurostar International
  • Maxim Masri, Director – Global Strategic Accounts, Expedia
  • James Murray, Marketing Research Analyst, Experian Hitwise
  • Tim Gunstone, Managing Director, EyeforTravel
  • David Parfect, Head of Travel, Facebook
  • Barbara Pezzi, Director – Analytics & Search Optimisation, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
  • Jim Davidson, CEO, Farelogix
  • Debbie Hindle, Managing Director, Four BGB
  • Evan Cohen, General Manager, Foursquare
  • Bruce Poon Tip, CEO & Founder, Gap Adventures
  • Paul Richer, Managing Partner, Genesys
  • Johannes Reck, CEO,
  • Sung Wu, Business Development Manager EMEA – Travel & Ticketing, Global Collect
  • Debu Purkaystha, Principal- Corporate Development/M&A, Google
  • David Raitt, Industry Head, Travel, Google UK
  • Dan Robb, Industry Head- Travel, Google UK
  • Andy Ellwood, Director – Business Development, Gowalla
  • Rajen Ruparell, Executive Director, Groupon Inc.
  • Dan Craig, E-Commerce Director,
  • Alain Heureux, President and CEO, IAB Europe
  • Brian Hicks, Vice President Revenue Management EMEA, InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Daniel Smith, Investment Director, ISIS EP
  • Alex Mifsud, CEO, Ixaris
  • Chritian Saller, Managing Director Kayak Europe, CEO swoodoo, KAYAK
  • Jason Katz, Founder, KP Capital
  • David Slacombe, Innovation Product Manager,
  • Philip Briffett, Sales Director, LivingSocial
  • Paul Evans, Founder & Chief Executive, Low Cost Travel Group
  • Adnan Saulat, Principal Consultant, Travel & Transportation Industry Group, MindTree
  • Gerry Samuels, Founder & Executive Director, Mobile Travel Technologies
  • Andy Gstoll, CMO, Mobilizy
  • Iain Martin, Product Manager,
  • Michael Neidhoefer, CEO, Netbicuits
  • Robert Rodgers, Senior Product Manager, Nokia Gate5
  • Valyn Perini, Executive Director, OpenTravel Alliance
  • Kate Varini, Senior Lecturer – Tourism Technology, Revenue & Profit Mngt, Oxford Brookes University
  • Alessandra Bartoli, Oxford Brookes University (to present with Kate Varini)
  • Chris Martin, Director of Revenue & Distribution, Ramada Jarvis
  • Warren Mandelbaum, , Revenue Management Specialist
  • Josiah Mackenzie, Industry Analyst, ReviewPro
  • Jo Briody, Head of Marketing UK and Ireland, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • Sinead Finn, Director – Commercial Revenue, Ryanair
  • Paulo Torchio, VP E-Marketing Services, Sabre
  • Chethan Sharma, Partner, Simon Kucher Associates
  • Shashank Nigam, CEO, Simpliflying
  • Henrik Imhof, Head – Yield Management & Pricing, Sixt Rent a Car
  • Per Voegerl, Commercial Director, Sixt Rent a Car
  • Frank Skivington, Director of Sales and Marketing, Skyscanner
  • Marc Vicente, Ancillary Revenue Manager, Spanair
  • Elie De Coignac, Founder & CEO, Splendia
  • Dick Porter, Portfolio Director/Co-Founder, STA Travel
  • Timothy J O’Neil-Dunne, Managing Partner – T2Impact Ltd
  • Vincent Roux, Director of Sales and Marketing, Tiara Hotels
  • Jeroen Van Velzen, CEO, The Sound of Data
  • Tom Britton, Project Manager,
  • Jennifer Keen, Director, Total Revenue Solutions
  • Wim Kruit, VP Commercial Administration,
  • Dan O’sullivan, Vice President – International Sales,
  • Cree Lawson, Founder & Chairman, Travel Ad Network
  • Robin Sutherland, Managing Director,
  • Nathan Clapton, VP Mobile Partnerships, TripAdvisor
  • Sandra Leonhard, Director – Web Strategy & Business Development, TUI Travel
  • Alun Williams, Director of E-Commerce, TUI UK
  • Paul Rodgers, Chairman, Vendorcom
  • Fergus Boyd, Head of E-Business, Virgin Atlantic Airlines
  • Adriana Conte, Social Media Programme Manager, VisitBritain
  • Justin Reid, Head – Digital & Social Media, VisitBritain
  • Claire Higgins, Head – Marketing, , Virgin Atlantic
  • Santina Doherty, VP Commercial Operations, Web Reservations International
  • David Scowsill, President and CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council
  • Dave Scheine, Director European Operations,
  • Stephan Bosman, CEO, Zoover & MeteoVista

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