Speakers

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We bring together renowned industry leaders on stage in a one-day event to discuss the region, their companies, and the intersection of their ideas and the latest travel megatrends. We hope you’ll join us to explore innovation throughout the region and across every industry sector including hospitality, tourism, OTAs, and aviation.


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Erik Friemuth
Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director, TUI Hotels & Resorts
TUI Group
Rafat Ali
Founder & CEO
Skift
Cyril Ranque
President, Travel Partners Group
Expedia Group
Dennis Schaal
Executive Editor, Founding Editor
Skift
Luis Araujo
President
Portuguese National Tourism Authority
Christoph Schuh
Partner
Lakestar
Jay Rosen
Chief Financial Officer
The Red Sea Development Company
Zina Bencheikh
Managing Director EMEA
Intrepid Group
Tobias Wann
Global CEO
OYO Vacation Homes
Tom Marchant
Owner and Co-Founder
Black Tomato Group
Pieter Elbers
CEO
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Sigríður Dögg Guðmundsdóttir
Head of Visit Iceland
Promote Iceland
Matt Heidkamp
Director, Creative Strategy
SkiftX
Madhu Unnikrishnan
Editor
Skift Airline Weekly
Arnaud Champenois
SVP, Brand and Marketing
Belmond
Mariam Reza
SVP, Enterprise Solutions
LivePerson
Wouter Geerts
Senior Research Analyst
Skift
Chantal Sturk-Nadeau
Executive Director
Destination Canada Business Events
Carlos Muñoz
Managing Director
Hotelbeds
Karin Sheppard
SVP & Managing Director, Europe
IHG
Carolyn Kremins
President
Skift
Simon Vincent
EVP & PRESIDENT – EMEA
Hilton
Franck Gervais
CEO Europe
Accor
Samantha Rosendorff
Senior manager of Enterprise Solutions
LivePerson
Stephen Kaufer
President & CEO
Tripadvisor
Jeremy Kressmann
Research Editor
SkiftX
Richard Clarke
Senior Analyst
Bernstein
Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström
Co-founder
NordicTB
Virginie De Visscher
Senior Director of Business Development, Economic Sectors
Destination Canada Business Events
Arjan Dijk
SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
Booking.com
Janicke Hansen
Co-founder
NordicTB
Johannes Reck
CEO and Co-Founder
GetYourGuide
Rosie Spinks
Global Tourism Reporter
Skift
Jennifer Iduh
Head of Research and Development
European Travel Commission (ETC)

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