Pre-Evening Opening Event

Monday | April 3, 2017

Registered attendees only, please join us on the evening of Monday, April 3rd from 18:00-20:00 at London’s Living Room at City Hall for passed hors d’oeuvres and drinks!

Check your inbox for the link to RSVP!

Address:

Greater London Authority
City Hall
The Queen’s Walk
London SE1 2AA
(located on the 9th floor of City Hall)


Schedule

Tuesday | April 4, 2017

Session Title

Speaker(s)

Time

Doors Open/Breakfast07:30
Welcome to Skift Forum EuropeRafat Ali08:45
Video Presentation from the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities
Her Excellency Lina Annab
Deep Dive Q&A w/ the CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group: The Next, Next Big Thing in HospitalityRichard Solomons
Moderated by: Rafat Ali
09:00
Deep Dive Q&A w/ the CEO of Norwegian Air: The Invention of Low-Cost, Long-Haul FlyingBjørn Kjos
Moderated by: Jason Clampet
09:25
Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Co-Founder & CEO of Skyscanner: What's Next in the Latest Blending of Searching and BookingGareth Williams
Moderated by: Dennis Schaal
09:50
Panel Talk w/ Chief Marketing Officer of OpenJaw Technologies and Senior Project Manager of OpenJaw Technologies: What China Can Teach Us About the Future of Digital
Colin Lewis,
Richard Chen
Moderated by: Luke Bujarski
10:15
Networking Break
10:35
Panel Talk w/ CEO & Co-Founder of Travelsify and CEO of Almundo.com: The Two Sides of Personalization (Consumer vs Product)
Bruno Chauvat,
Juan Pablo Lafosse
Moderated by: Greg Oates
10:55
Panel Talk with the CEO of Lonely Planet, and the Founder & CEO of SUITCASE Magazine: Future of Travel MediaDaniel Houghton,
Serena Guen
Moderated by: Jason Clampet
11:10
Video Presentation
Panel Talk w/ the Founding Partner at PROfounders Capital, Co-Founder & COO of GetYourGuide, and the CEO of Trainline: The Travel Tech Disruption Opportunity In EuropeClare Gilmartin,
Sean Seton-Rogers,
Tao Tao
Moderated by: Rafat Ali
11:30
Deep Dive Q&A w/ the CEO of Momondo Group: Travel Search Gets PersonalHugo Burge
Moderated by: Luke Bujarski
12:00
Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Managing Director at Trivago: After the IPOJohannes Thomas
Moderated by: Jason Clampet
12:20
Lunch Break12:45
Lunch Workshop w/ Senior Vice President of Retail & Commerce: Turning Data Into Action: Key Strategies for Driving Loyalty (RSVP now to save your seat!)
Margaret Shine12:45
Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Senior Vice President & Global Head of Retail of Expedia: Expedia's Coming InternationalizationGary Morrison
Moderated by: Dennis Schaal
13:55
Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Co-Founder & CEO of Kayak: The Next Phase of Consolidation of Online BookingSteve Hafner
Moderated by: Dennis Schaal
14:15
Panel Talk w/ COO of noma, and Co-Founder & COO of VizEat: Dining Out is the New Rock and RollBen Liebmann,
Camille Rumani
Moderated by: Greg Oates
14:35
Panel Talk w/ the Co-Founders of Mr & Mrs Smith: The Secrets of Guest LoyaltyJames Lohan & Tamara Herber-Percy
Moderated by: Patrick Whyte
14:55
Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Founder & CEO of Design Hotels: The Independent Spirit in European HospitalityClaus Sendlinger
Moderated by: Greg Oates
15:15
Deep Dive Q&A w/ the CEO of Mileslife: The Future of Airline Loyalty
Troy Liu
Moderated by: Luke Bujarski
15:35
Networking Break
15:50
Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Co-Founder & CEO of Whalar: The Art and Science of Collaborating with Influencers
Neil Waller
Moderated by: Greg Oates
16:10
Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Group Chief Marketing Officer of TUI Group: Building a Superbrand with the World’s Biggest Tourism CompanyErik Friemuth
Moderated by: Patrick Whyte
16:25
Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Chairman of World Travel & Tourism Council: Travel, Because It Is The Age of UnrestGerald Lawless
Moderated by: Rafat Ali
16:45
Skift Talk w/ Asia Trend Strategist at TrendWatching: Asian Trends Affecting European Travel SectorAcacia Leroy17:05
Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Vice President of Engineering at Google Travel: The Opportunity for Google Travel in EuropeOliver Heckmann
Moderated by: Dennis Schaal
17:20
Panel Talk w/ Acting Chief Executive at London & Partners, and London’s Night Czar: London as a Destination Post-BrexitAmy Lamé,
Andrew Cooke
Moderated by: Patrick Whyte & Jason Clampet
17:40
Closing Reception18:00 - 19:00

Doors Open/Breakfast

7:30 AM

Welcome to Skift Forum Europe

8:45 AM
Rafat Ali

Video Presentation from the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities

8:59 AM
Her Excellency Lina Annab

Deep Dive Q&A w/ the CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group: The Next, Next Big Thing in Hospitality

9:00 AM
Richard Solomons
Moderated by: Rafat Ali

Deep Dive Q&A w/ the CEO of Norwegian Air: The Invention of Low-Cost, Long-Haul Flying

9:25 AM
Bjørn Kjos
Moderated by: Jason Clampet

Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Co-Founder & CEO of Skyscanner: What's Next in the Latest Blending of Searching and Booking

9:50 AM
Gareth Williams
Moderated by: Dennis Schaal

Panel Talk w/ Chief Marketing Officer of OpenJaw Technologies and Senior Project Manager of OpenJaw Technologies: What China Can Teach Us About the Future of Digital

10:15 AM
Colin Lewis,
Richard Chen
Moderated by: Luke Bujarski

Networking Break

10:35 AM

Panel Talk w/ CEO & Co-Founder of Travelsify and CEO of Almundo.com: The Two Sides of Personalization (Consumer vs Product)

10:55 AM
Bruno Chauvat,
Juan Pablo Lafosse
Moderated by: Greg Oates

Panel Talk with the CEO of Lonely Planet, and the Founder & CEO of SUITCASE Magazine: Future of Travel Media

11:10 AM
Daniel Houghton,
Serena Guen
Moderated by: Jason Clampet

Video Presentation

11:24 AM

Panel Talk w/ the Founding Partner at PROfounders Capital, Co-Founder & COO of GetYourGuide, and the CEO of Trainline: The Travel Tech Disruption Opportunity In Europe

11:30 AM

Deep Dive Q&A w/ the CEO of Momondo Group: Travel Search Gets Personal

12:00 PM
Hugo Burge
Moderated by: Luke Bujarski

Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Managing Director at Trivago: After the IPO

12:20 PM
Johannes Thomas
Moderated by: Jason Clampet

Lunch Break

12:45 PM

Lunch Workshop w/ Senior Vice President of Retail & Commerce: Turning Data Into Action: Key Strategies for Driving Loyalty (RSVP now to save your seat!)

12:45 PM

Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Senior Vice President & Global Head of Retail of Expedia: Expedia's Coming Internationalization

1:55 PM
Gary Morrison
Moderated by: Dennis Schaal

Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Co-Founder & CEO of Kayak: The Next Phase of Consolidation of Online Booking

2:15 PM
Steve Hafner
Moderated by: Dennis Schaal

Panel Talk w/ COO of noma, and Co-Founder & COO of VizEat: Dining Out is the New Rock and Roll

2:35 PM
Ben Liebmann,
Camille Rumani
Moderated by: Greg Oates

Panel Talk w/ the Co-Founders of Mr & Mrs Smith: The Secrets of Guest Loyalty

2:55 PM
James Lohan & Tamara Herber-Percy
Moderated by: Patrick Whyte

Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Founder & CEO of Design Hotels: The Independent Spirit in European Hospitality

3:15 PM
Claus Sendlinger
Moderated by: Greg Oates

Deep Dive Q&A w/ the CEO of Mileslife: The Future of Airline Loyalty

3:35 PM
Troy Liu
Moderated by: Luke Bujarski

Networking Break

3:50 PM

Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Co-Founder & CEO of Whalar: The Art and Science of Collaborating with Influencers

4:10 PM
Neil Waller
Moderated by: Greg Oates

Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Group Chief Marketing Officer of TUI Group: Building a Superbrand with the World’s Biggest Tourism Company

4:25 PM
Erik Friemuth
Moderated by: Patrick Whyte

Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Chairman of World Travel & Tourism Council: Travel, Because It Is The Age of Unrest

4:45 PM
Gerald Lawless
Moderated by: Rafat Ali

Skift Talk w/ Asia Trend Strategist at TrendWatching: Asian Trends Affecting European Travel Sector

5:05 PM

Deep Dive Q&A w/ the Vice President of Engineering at Google Travel: The Opportunity for Google Travel in Europe

5:20 PM
Oliver Heckmann
Moderated by: Dennis Schaal

Panel Talk w/ Acting Chief Executive at London & Partners, and London’s Night Czar: London as a Destination Post-Brexit

5:40 PM
Amy Lamé,
Andrew Cooke
Moderated by: Patrick Whyte & Jason Clampet

Closing Reception

6:00 PM
London