EyeforTravel North America 2017 Launches Today – Agenda & Speakers Revealed

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EyeforTravel has officially launched their annual North American Summit. Held in Las Vegas on October 19-20 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, EyeforTravel North America will bring together senior travel professionals and business leaders to discuss emerging trends and formulate best strategies to tackle current and future disruptions.

This year’s speaker line-up includes prominent names in the industry including:

  • Todd Henrich, SVP Corporate Development, Priceline
  • Paul English, CEO, Lola
  • Michelle Woodley, Executive Vice President, Preferred Hotels & Resorts
  • Noah Brodsky, Senior VP - Worldwide Loyalty & Engagement, Wyndham Hotels
  • Michael Marino, Senior VP - Loyalty & Digital, Caesars Corporation
  • Cliff Johnson, Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer, Vacasa
  • Jay Fluegel, Head of Product – Customer Care, Expedia
  • Sean Brevick, VP – Marketing & Digital Services, Americas, Marriott
  • Shane Corstaphine, GM – Americas, Skyscanner
  • Dan Christian, Chief Digital Officer, The Travel Corporation
  • Michael Childers, Chief Consultant - Content and Media Strategy, Lufthansa Systems America
  • Kim Matlock, VP Digital, Wyndham Vacation Ownership
  • Jeff Borman, VP Revenue Management – Franchise, Hilton Chris Amenechi, VP Revenue Management, Copa Airlines
  • Rita Kelly, VP - Marketing and Communications, Contiki
  • Kurien Jacob, Principal - Highgate Ventures, Highgate Hotels

“The travel industry is going through a lot of disruption right now” says Tim Gunstone, Managing Director at EyeforTravel. “It’s more important than ever to understand the industry landscape, find out where people are investing their time & money, and actually meet and talk to potential partners who might be able to help.” He adds “We live in an increasingly digital world but face-to-face meetings are still the best way to grow business. EyeforTravel NA 2017 remains the platform for organisations to better ascertain industry trends and grow their business.”

The 2017 agenda will cover the latest trends, best practice and case studies in travel distribution, marketing, data, RM & pricing and technology. A snapshot of the topics to be discussed at the 2017 summit include:

Keynote Sessions:

  • Prepare for the Next Wave of Disruption: What Will the Industry and Your Business Look Like In 10 Years’ Time?
  • Building Brand Loyalty in an Era of Abundant Choice
  • Creating a Complete Customer Experience Through Smart Partnerships
  • Poised for Digital Transformation: How Will AI Revolutionize Travel?
  • Connecting the Data Dots to Build Complete Customer Profiles

Marketing & Analytics Sessions:

  • Your Brand as a Single, Cohesive Entity: Perfecting Your Omnichannel Marketing Strategy
  • Mastering Social Media and Dynamic Content as Tools to Enhance the Customer Experience and Drive Loyalty
  • The Road to Complete Personalization
  • Data as The New Game Play in Travel – Capture Customer Data and Add Value to Your Bottom Line

Distribution Sessions:

  • Navigating the Complex Distribution Landscape: The Changing Face of Third Party Distribution and Its Ramifications
  • Drive Direct Bookings In A Hyper-Competitive Environment - Tackle The Challenge Of Winning That Direct Booking To Minimise Commission Pay-Outs And Maximise Profit
  • Tours and Activities: A New Force in Distribution

Revenue Management & Pricing Sessions:

  • One Team, One Revenue Dream: Keeping Up with The Evolving Landscape Of RM to Maximise Total Profits
  • Forecast Accurately, Eliminate the Unknown and Approach Pricing from a Customer-First Perspective
  • Payments Reimagined: Making Seamless Travel Happen

Partnerships & Technology sessions:

  • The Collision of Digital and Physical Worlds – Creating a Seamless Customer Experience Through Emerging Technologies and Mobile
  • Case Study: Enhancing the Hotel Guest Journey and Experience –How Can Mobile Technology and AI Enable Interaction and improve the Customer Experience?
  • Harnessing the Power of Platforms to Increase Customer Engagement and Win the Booking
  • Tackling the New Era Of Data Analytics – Strategic Partnerships, APIs And Insight Sharing

Sponsors confirmed for the 2017 summit include Amadeus, Conversant Media, EPAM, HotelPlanner, iPinYou, Miles, Mindtree, Revenue Analytics, Room Key, Travelport and Worldpay.

For more information about the conference, please visit http://events.eyefortravel.com/travel-distribution-summit-north-america/

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