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Revealed: Agenda & Speakers for EyeforTravel’s Digital Strategy Summit

EyeforTravel has officially launched the 22nd edition of its European flagship, the Digital Strategy Summit – Europe’s largest forum for management, marketing, ecommerce, operations and innovation teams from across hotels, airlines and OTAs.

The 2019 event will take place over 2 days (21 and 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.

Over 50 speakers have already been confirmed to speak, here’s a sample:

    • 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,
    • 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,
    • 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.

A snapshot of the topics that will be discussed in 2019 include:

  • 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:

To download the official conference brochure, click here