Schedule

Opening Event

Wednesday | September 26, 2018

Time: 6pm cocktails, 7pm program starts with food, drinks and more networking to follow
Location: Mandarin Oriental, New York, 36th Floor Ballroom

Keynote Speaker:

Ricardo Rosselló

Puerto Rico
Governor

 

Please join us on the evening prior to the conference for food, drinks, and our first Air Pitch Startup Competition! Registered attendees only.

Event sponsored by:

Accenture Amadeus Alliance


Conference Location: Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall – 10 Columbus Circle New York NY

Opening Event
Day 1
Day 2

Wednesday, September 26

6:00 PM

Opening Event

Mandarin Oriental, New York, 36th Floor Ballroom

Thursday, September 27

7:30 AM

Workshop: Designing A Meaningful Brand

Understand the key elements of a meaningful brand, with examples from the travel industry and beyond and discover actionable strategies for creating better brand experiences.

7:30 AM

Workshop: Breakfast Workshop: Designing a Meaningful Brand

9:00 AM

Hospitality’s Next Big Move

9:30 AM

Big Bets on the Future of Global Travel

10:00 AM

Defining Hyper-Relevance in Travel

10:10 AM

The Next Generation of Boutique Hotels

10:35 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM
11:30 AM

How Big Is Big Enough to Compete?

11:55 AM

The Future of Data-Driven Decision-Making

12:05 PM

Balancing Growth With Innovation

Moderator

Dennis Schaal
12:30 PM

Creative Frontiers at the Intersection of Destinations and Dining

12:55 PM

The Future of Tourism in Jordan

1:00 PM

Workshop: Storytelling for Destinations and Brands

Learn best practices on creating authentic, captivating video content that epitomizes the unique character of a destination.

1:00 PM

Workshop: The Future of Conversational Commerce

Discover how brands can connect with their consumers throughout each point of the customer journey by leveraging conversation commerce solutions.

1:00 PM

Lunch

1:05 PM

Workshop: Lunch Workshop: Storytelling for Destinations and Brands

1:05 PM

Workshop: Lunch Workshop: The Future of Conversational Commerce

2:15 PM

Special Announcement from Rafat Ali, Skift’s Founder & CEO

2:25 PM

The Future of Hotel Brands is Written in their DNA

2:40 PM

Small and Mighty Travel Brands

2:45 PM

Defining the Future of Vacation Experiences

3:00 PM

Developing Destinations by Changing the Storytellers

3:15 PM

Seizing the Opportunity to Build a Next Generation Tourism Industry

3:30 PM

The Wild Side of Luxury Travel

Moderator

Colin Nagy
3:50 PM

Networking Break

4:20 PM

Travel Advisors: Putting the Person Back in Personalization

5:05 PM

Can Airbnb Disrupt Accommodations for a Second Time?

5:30 PM

The World’s Largest Airline Plots Its Future

6:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

Friday, September 28

7:30 AM

Workshop: Rethinking Demand and Personalization for the Connected Traveler

Examine the changing needs of travel consumers, and learn which technologies and strategies are better enabling personalization and demand forecasting.

7:30 AM

Workshop: Breakfast Workshop: Rethinking Demand and Personalization for the Connected Traveler

8:45 AM
8:55 AM

What’s Next for Airlines at Scale

Moderator

Brian Sumers
10:00 AM

How Technology Is Disrupting the $565 Billion Meetings & Events Industry

10:10 AM

After Boutique Hotels and Airbnb, What’s Next?

10:25 AM

Lesson from Luxury Retail

10:35 AM

Networking Break

11:10 AM

What’s Next for the World’s Largest Hotel Company

11:35 AM

Tourism Under Legislative Siege, How Destinations are Fighting Back

11:50 AM

From Hotels to Homes: Creating a Luxury Lifestyle

12:10 PM

Recreating Ridesharing for the Long Haul

12:35 PM

Creating a Global Platform When Change Is the Only Constant