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The Agenda

Time Description Format
09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30

The power of data

In the world we live today, data is king. Many economists believe that ‘data to this century is what oil was for the last century’—a driver for growth, change, and success. According to a May 2018 Forbes article, the amount of data created every single day amounts to 2.5 quintillion bytes. To put it another way, almost 90 percent of the data in the world was generated over the last two years. Now, one can imagine the speed and volume of data being generated through innumerable sources like IoT, sensors, wearable devices, tweets, YouTube videos, mobile communications, chats, pictures, emails, blogs, Skype, print media, TV, smart devices, and so on.
The journey of converting data into insights can be an enriching exercise for any organization. Leading to a data-driven discovery—finding hidden patterns and unusual correlations—this will help decision-makers know the unknown.

Ted talk

10:10

How Digital Transformation can meet  travelers needs in corporate lodging?

On-line travel bookings is the new way in most markets. Business Travelers expect to be treated as leisure travelers and being proposed hotels that meet both their requirements and their corporate policy. They have no time to think about trip planning and only the use of technology will enable personalized and anticipated offers. The more we know about the travelers and his travel pattern, the more we will be able to meet his requirements and remove all the pain of planning

Interview

10:30

Finding a path through fragmented corporate travel content

Buyers have access to so many new channels of content.  Yet, confused on which gives them the best availability and rates.  

Panel

11:10

Coffe break and networking

11:40

How to connect your various service providers to simplify processes and services access?

It's all about API!
Can you imagine a world where all your travel services suppliers will be connected between themselves to be able to offer a better travel experience to your employees while delivering you the data that you need to stay in control of your spend?
This dream will become a reality thanks to the API technology.
This session will cover the current status and future developments of interconnection between the various services providers

Panel

12:25

An industry persepective

Rob Hornman, SVP, Hotel Solutions, EMEA offers a perspective exploring the market dynamics of different hotel distribution models and reveal insights that create opportunities for both corporate buyers and hotel companies to achieve mutual benefits. 

Keynote

13:00

Lunch and networking

14:30

The Business Traveler/ Consumer of the Future in a hyper connected world

Vision of the future and how we are going to work and being connected

Enlighten talk

15:00

Booking around the world - today and tomorrow . Mobile or not?

Buyers are confronted with different systems around the world to get content and book.  Some are not aware of the differences. Insight into what is available today and tomorrow.

Panel

15:45

Coffe break and networking

16:15

Breakout sessions

 
How to implement your business travel program in LATAM

How to successfully implement a hotel program in Latin America, providing information and sharing experiences and best practices on the challenges posed by cultural particularities, local business practices, the ecosystem of partners and suppliers and technical constraints.

Question: How to get the best hotel rate? Answer: The data-driven program

Total-cost-of-trip: Leverage your data potential and reveal the fringe cost opportunity.

Rate accuracy: Continuous audit and compliance rate filter technology to ensure what you paid for is what you get

Dynamic Rate Caps: Use machine learning to capture savings opportunities in real-time.


Lodging payment practices: the new way to drive adoption and empower travelers?

Buyers have been to many virtual card sessions.  This will flip the discussion to focus on adoption and satisfied travelers through various payment methods/options. 


17:15

Closing remarks


— Please note the agenda is subject to change —

  • 09:00 — Registration and welcome coffee

    Registration and welcome coffee

  • 09:30 — The power of dataIn the world we live today, data is king. Many economists believe that ‘data to this century is what oil was for the last century’—a driver for growth, change, and success. According to a May 2018 Forbes article, the amount of data created every single day amounts to 2.5 quintillion bytes. To put it another way, almost 90 percent of the data in the world was generated over the last two years. Now, one can imagine the speed and volume of data being generated through innumerable sources like IoT, sensors, wearable devices, tweets, YouTube videos, mobile communications, chats, pictures, emails, blogs, Skype, print media, TV, smart devices, and so on.The journey of converting data into insights can be an enriching exercise for any organization. Leading to a data-driven discovery—finding hidden patterns and unusual correlations—this will help decision-makers know the unknown.

    The power of data

    In the world we live today, data is king. Many economists believe that ‘data to this century is what oil was for the last century’—a driver for growth, change, and success. According to a May 2018 Forbes article, the amount of data created every single day amounts to 2.5 quintillion bytes. To put it another way, almost 90 percent of the data in the world was generated over the last two years. Now, one can imagine the speed and volume of data being generated through innumerable sources like IoT, sensors, wearable devices, tweets, YouTube videos, mobile communications, chats, pictures, emails, blogs, Skype, print media, TV, smart devices, and so on.
    The journey of converting data into insights can be an enriching exercise for any organization. Leading to a data-driven discovery—finding hidden patterns and unusual correlations—this will help decision-makers know the unknown.

  • 10:10 — How Digital Transformation can meet  travelers needs in corporate lodging?On-line travel bookings is the new way in most markets. Business Travelers expect to be treated as leisure travelers and being proposed hotels that meet both their requirements and their corporate policy. They have no time to think about trip planning and only the use of technology will enable personalized and anticipated offers. The more we know about the travelers and his travel pattern, the more we will be able to meet his requirements and remove all the pain of planning

    How Digital Transformation can meet  travelers needs in corporate lodging?

    On-line travel bookings is the new way in most markets. Business Travelers expect to be treated as leisure travelers and being proposed hotels that meet both their requirements and their corporate policy. They have no time to think about trip planning and only the use of technology will enable personalized and anticipated offers. The more we know about the travelers and his travel pattern, the more we will be able to meet his requirements and remove all the pain of planning

  • 10:30 — Finding a path through fragmented corporate travel contentBuyers have access to so many new channels of content.  Yet, confused on which gives them the best availability and rates.  

    Finding a path through fragmented corporate travel content

    Buyers have access to so many new channels of content.  Yet, confused on which gives them the best availability and rates.  

  • 11:10 — Coffe break and networking

    Coffe break and networking

  • 11:40 — How to connect your various service providers to simplify processes and services access?It's all about API!Can you imagine a world where all your travel services suppliers will be connected between themselves to be able to offer a better travel experience to your employees while delivering you the data that you need to stay in control of your spend?This dream will become a reality thanks to the API technology.This session will cover the current status and future developments of interconnection between the various services providers

    How to connect your various service providers to simplify processes and services access?

    It's all about API!
    Can you imagine a world where all your travel services suppliers will be connected between themselves to be able to offer a better travel experience to your employees while delivering you the data that you need to stay in control of your spend?
    This dream will become a reality thanks to the API technology.
    This session will cover the current status and future developments of interconnection between the various services providers

  • 12:25 — An industry persepectiveRob Hornman, SVP, Hotel Solutions, EMEA offers a perspective exploring the market dynamics of different hotel distribution models and reveal insights that create opportunities for both corporate buyers and hotel companies to achieve mutual benefits. 

    An industry persepective

    Rob Hornman, SVP, Hotel Solutions, EMEA offers a perspective exploring the market dynamics of different hotel distribution models and reveal insights that create opportunities for both corporate buyers and hotel companies to achieve mutual benefits. 

  • 13:00 — Lunch and networking

    Lunch and networking

  • 14:30 — The Business Traveler/ Consumer of the Future in a hyper connected worldVision of the future and how we are going to work and being connected

    The Business Traveler/ Consumer of the Future in a hyper connected world

    Vision of the future and how we are going to work and being connected

  • 15:00 — Booking around the world - today and tomorrow . Mobile or not?Buyers are confronted with different systems around the world to get content and book.  Some are not aware of the differences. Insight into what is available today and tomorrow.

    Booking around the world - today and tomorrow . Mobile or not?

    Buyers are confronted with different systems around the world to get content and book.  Some are not aware of the differences. Insight into what is available today and tomorrow.

  • 15:45 — Coffe break and networking

    Coffe break and networking

  • 16:15 — Breakout sessions

    Breakout sessions

  • 17:15 — Closing remarks

    Closing remarks


— Please note the agenda is subject to change —

Join us in Hotel RIU Plaza España on the 10th October
Register now