At a time of considerable disruption in the business models and technology of travel, the industry has a new important fixture to add to its calendar and a new opportunity for insight and information. On March 28 executives from around the world will descend on Dublin, Ireland for a forum on innovation and ancillary revenues.
Hosted by Enterprise Ireland, the event will focus on best practices and innovative technologies that drive revenue and enhance customer engagement. Confirmed speakers to date include:
• Christina Heggie, Investment Principal, Jet Blue Ventures
• Dave Canty, VP Global Loyalty Programs, InterContinental Hotels Group
• Vikram Rajagopalan, Innovation Strategy, Delta Air Lines
• Neasa Costin Bannon, EMEA Travel Lead, Facebook
• Michael Smith, Managing Partner, Airline Information
• Anthony Malone, Senior Product Owner, Booking.com
In addition to senior executives from a range of leading travel companies, attendees of this invitation only event will include high-potential travel technology startups from across Ireland. Leading Irish travel technology companies Datalex, a market leader in digital commerce for travel retailers, and Cartrawler, the leading B2B travel technology platform for multimodal transport solutions will also be in attendance.
“Now is an exciting time in travel as the pace of innovation presents considerable opportunities to a wide range of businesses,” said Máire P. Walsh, SVP Digital Technologies, Enterprise Ireland. “Bringing together some of the largest travel organizations in the world with our best up-and-coming companies presents a valuable opportunity for all participants to extend their network and learn how they can enhance their businesses’ value proposition and ultimately their bottom line.”