The Agenda

Time Description Speaker(s) Format
13:15

Opening and welcome coffee

14:00

Welcome speech

• Jérôme Fouque, Managing Director, HRS France
• Jean-Luc Baras, President of the National Purchasing Council

14:15

What remains us in this connected world?

Technology is an integral part of our daily lives and is also enterred outside our body but inside to increase our physical and intellectual capacities. Expertise as it exists today will disappear in a world where knowledge and algorithms become a commodity, likewise management. Tomorrow, everyone will manage itself, negotiate directly with their client and organize their work themselves. But then, how will our industries, our companies and finally the connected world of tomorrow be transformed?

• Stéphane Mallard, Entrepreneur and lecturer,  CEO founder of the Disrupt Agency

Keynote

15:00

An industry perspective

The hotel industry has never been easy to tackle. This session will offer a perspective exploring the market dynamics and challenges of different hotel distribution models. It also reveal insights that create opportunities for both corporate buyers and hotel companies to achieve mutual benefits.


• Robert Hornman, Senior Vice president hotel solutions EMEA, HRS

Ted talk

15:25

This session will be revealed to you live!

15:40

Corporate Lodging in 3 years: will we care about star ratings or functionality? 

Chain hotel consolidations have blurred the lines amongst properties. New hotel construction has made 3 star properties attractive to business travelers. Buyers are confused where they should place their travelers. Attend this session and you will not be confused any longer!

• Solenne Devys , Product & Communication Director, Okko Hotels
• Anton Lissorgues, Global Head of Hospitality sector, Mazars
• Tina Plé-Errigo, Specialized Buyer Business Travel EMEA, Schneider Electric
• William Sylvestre, VP Sales & Digital, Mama Shelter

Panel discussion

16:00

Break and speed networking

16:45

Breakout Session I 

Breakout 1: 

Touchless hotel rebooking - an update

Automating the rebooking process when savings are available is a huge leap forward for corporate. Find out who is using it today and the opportunities behind this technology to attain more savings.


Breakout 2:

Lodging payment practices: the new way to drive travelers satisfaction and lower administrative complexity

Payment is the perfect solution to focus on adoption. But how virtual payment is working exactly? See how corporations are increasingly using this method to better manage their hotel expenses and increase preferred hotel adoption.

Breakout 1

• Sébastien Delannoy, Director Business Development, SAP Concur
• Philippe Mettey, Sales and marketing vice president Europe, Ascott
• Nicole Subramaniyam, Responsable achat facilities, AG2R



Breakout 2

• Edwige Baron, Head of Strategic Accounts, AirPlus International
• Guillaume Boisard, Responsable département services partagés, AG2R
• Tamara Pariente, Senior Expert Payment, HRS

Breakout

17:15

Breakout Session 

Breakout 3

How data influences travel recommendations

Recommending, comparing, matching and sharing. These 4 steps have become so usual now in our daily life when we are looking for something. Recommender systems have emerged in the e-commerce domain and are developed to actively propose the right items to online users. Learn how to use these systems successfully with your corporate travel program.


Breakout 4

How to get the best hotel rate? Define the best data-driven program

Buyers are skeptical of rate loading and rate availability along with inconsistent data from many sources. What is the best answer to this skepticism? Definitely technology.

Breakout 3

• Martin Biermann, CPO, HRS
• Raphaël Demnard, Managing Director, Sampleo (Webedia Group)
• Nancy Faure, General Manager, Travelzoo





Breakout 4

• Antony Goulhot, General Manager Inflight Services, Air France
• Alexandre Guiraud, Sales and Marketing Director, Paris Inn Group
• Bruno Khan, Director Sourcing Consulting EMEA, HRS


Breakout

17:45

Lodging market, at the heart of the innovation

Since its beginning, the hotel industry has constantly evolved and transformed to meet the changing needs of travelers. While the industry has always been innovative, the recent advancements in technology have catapulted the industry into unprecedented change. Modern technological advancements are set to reshape the lodging industry as a whole. From then to now, what’s next?

• Martin Biermann, Chief Product Officer, HRS

Interview

18:10

This session will be revealed to you live!

18:25

Innovation is all around us 

Familiarize yourself with new technologies that will shape travel and lodging industry is crucial. What's coming next? Creative environment and innovative process will fuel you to release groundbreaking and valuable ideas into your company and your departmeent. Get inspired and develop innovative ideas.

• Omar Benmoussa, Founder, Kapten
• Quentin Debavelaere, COO, Malt
• Charlotte Dekerf, Innovation Director, Accor

Interview

18:45

Closing speech

• Jérôme Fouque, Managing Director, HRS France

Keynote

18:55

Cocktail in the air


— Please note the agenda is subject to change —

  • 13:15 — Opening and welcome coffee

    Opening and welcome coffee

  • 14:00 — Welcome speech

    Welcome speech

  • 14:15 — What remains us in this connected world?Technology is an integral part of our daily lives and is also enterred outside our body but inside to increase our physical and intellectual capacities. Expertise as it exists today will disappear in a world where knowledge and algorithms become a commodity, likewise management. Tomorrow, everyone will manage itself, negotiate directly with their client and organize their work themselves. But then, how will our industries, our companies and finally the connected world of tomorrow be transformed?

    What remains us in this connected world?

    Technology is an integral part of our daily lives and is also enterred outside our body but inside to increase our physical and intellectual capacities. Expertise as it exists today will disappear in a world where knowledge and algorithms become a commodity, likewise management. Tomorrow, everyone will manage itself, negotiate directly with their client and organize their work themselves. But then, how will our industries, our companies and finally the connected world of tomorrow be transformed?

  • 15:00 — An industry perspectiveThe hotel industry has never been easy to tackle. This session will offer a perspective exploring the market dynamics and challenges of different hotel distribution models. It also reveal insights that create opportunities for both corporate buyers and hotel companies to achieve mutual benefits.

    An industry perspective

    The hotel industry has never been easy to tackle. This session will offer a perspective exploring the market dynamics and challenges of different hotel distribution models. It also reveal insights that create opportunities for both corporate buyers and hotel companies to achieve mutual benefits.


  • 15:25 — This session will be revealed to you live!

    This session will be revealed to you live!

  • 15:40 — Corporate Lodging in 3 years: will we care about star ratings or functionality? Chain hotel consolidations have blurred the lines amongst properties. New hotel construction has made 3 star properties attractive to business travelers. Buyers are confused where they should place their travelers. Attend this session and you will not be confused any longer!

    Corporate Lodging in 3 years: will we care about star ratings or functionality? 

    Chain hotel consolidations have blurred the lines amongst properties. New hotel construction has made 3 star properties attractive to business travelers. Buyers are confused where they should place their travelers. Attend this session and you will not be confused any longer!

  • 16:00 — Break and speed networking

    Break and speed networking

  • 16:45 — Breakout Session I Breakout 1: Touchless hotel rebooking - an updateAutomating the rebooking process when savings are available is a huge leap forward for corporate. Find out who is using it today and the opportunities behind this technology to attain more savings.Breakout 2:Lodging payment practices: the new way to drive travelers satisfaction and lower administrative complexityPayment is the perfect solution to focus on adoption. But how virtual payment is working exactly? See how corporations are increasingly using this method to better manage their hotel expenses and increase preferred hotel adoption.

    Breakout Session I 

    Breakout 1: 

    Touchless hotel rebooking - an update

    Automating the rebooking process when savings are available is a huge leap forward for corporate. Find out who is using it today and the opportunities behind this technology to attain more savings.


    Breakout 2:

    Lodging payment practices: the new way to drive travelers satisfaction and lower administrative complexity

    Payment is the perfect solution to focus on adoption. But how virtual payment is working exactly? See how corporations are increasingly using this method to better manage their hotel expenses and increase preferred hotel adoption.

  • 17:15 — Breakout Session Breakout 3How data influences travel recommendationsRecommending, comparing, matching and sharing. These 4 steps have become so usual now in our daily life when we are looking for something. Recommender systems have emerged in the e-commerce domain and are developed to actively propose the right items to online users. Learn how to use these systems successfully with your corporate travel program.Breakout 4How to get the best hotel rate? Define the best data-driven programBuyers are skeptical of rate loading and rate availability along with inconsistent data from many sources. What is the best answer to this skepticism? Definitely technology.

    Breakout Session 

    Breakout 3

    How data influences travel recommendations

    Recommending, comparing, matching and sharing. These 4 steps have become so usual now in our daily life when we are looking for something. Recommender systems have emerged in the e-commerce domain and are developed to actively propose the right items to online users. Learn how to use these systems successfully with your corporate travel program.


    Breakout 4

    How to get the best hotel rate? Define the best data-driven program

    Buyers are skeptical of rate loading and rate availability along with inconsistent data from many sources. What is the best answer to this skepticism? Definitely technology.

  • 17:45 — Lodging market, at the heart of the innovationSince its beginning, the hotel industry has constantly evolved and transformed to meet the changing needs of travelers. While the industry has always been innovative, the recent advancements in technology have catapulted the industry into unprecedented change. Modern technological advancements are set to reshape the lodging industry as a whole. From then to now, what’s next?

    Lodging market, at the heart of the innovation

    Since its beginning, the hotel industry has constantly evolved and transformed to meet the changing needs of travelers. While the industry has always been innovative, the recent advancements in technology have catapulted the industry into unprecedented change. Modern technological advancements are set to reshape the lodging industry as a whole. From then to now, what’s next?

  • 18:10 — This session will be revealed to you live!

    This session will be revealed to you live!

  • 18:25 — Innovation is all around us Familiarize yourself with new technologies that will shape travel and lodging industry is crucial. What's coming next? Creative environment and innovative process will fuel you to release groundbreaking and valuable ideas into your company and your departmeent. Get inspired and develop innovative ideas.

    Innovation is all around us 

    Familiarize yourself with new technologies that will shape travel and lodging industry is crucial. What's coming next? Creative environment and innovative process will fuel you to release groundbreaking and valuable ideas into your company and your departmeent. Get inspired and develop innovative ideas.

  • 18:45 — Closing speech

    Closing speech

  • 18:55 — Cocktail in the air

    Cocktail in the air


— Please note the agenda is subject to change —