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The Agenda

Time Description Speaker(s) Format
13:15

Opening and welcome coffee

14:00

Welcome speech

Jérôme Fouque, Managing Director - HRS France

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

15:30

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.

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.

Workshop

16:00

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!

Panel Discussion

16:30

Break & Speed Dating

17:15

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.


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.

Workshop

17:45

Innovation: the future 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.

Martin Biernmann, Chief Product Officer - HRS

Interview & Presentation

18:15

Closing keynote

Keynote

18:45

Cocktail


— 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.


  • 15:30 — 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.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.

    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.

    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.

  • 16:00 — 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!

  • 16:30 — Break & Speed Dating

    Break & Speed Dating

  • 17:15 — How 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.How 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.

    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.


    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 — Innovation: the future is all around usFamiliarize 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: the future 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.

  • 18:15 — Closing keynote

    Closing keynote

  • 18:45 — Cocktail

    Cocktail


— Please note the agenda is subject to change —

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