Monday November 14
All Day
6:00 AM
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9:30 PM
Tee Time/Pickleball/Tennis and Resort Activities
Contact the hotel now to review their offerings and make your reservations! ... [read more]
6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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Phocuswright Reception Desk Open Grand Canyon Foyer, Level 1
Register or check in, and collect your conference materials. Phocuswright Reception is the go-to spot for all your needs.
8:30 AM – 9:30 PM
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Pickleball Fun Sponsored by: Interactions Pickleball Courts
(Limited Availability – Registration required.)

Begin meeting fellow attendees and join the fun for a friendly outdoor game of ... [read more]
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Limited Access
All times shown are MST (UTC -7).
9:30 AM
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5:00 PM
The Young Leaders Summit Sponsored by: Hotelbeds Wildflower Ballroom, Level 2, Lobby Level
Private event - by acceptance only.
Each year, Phocuswright brings together the industry’s best and brightest travel leaders aged 35 and under ... [read more]
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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Startup Program Sponsored by: Hilton Wildflower Ballroom, Level 2, Lobby Level
Private event - by acceptance only.
Innovation is the lifeblood of any industry. The Startup Program is a curated networking platform to ... [read more]
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
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Diversity in Leadership Sponsored by: Google Grand Sonoran E, Level 1
Diversity Advocates share initiatives they have implemented in their own organizations that address issues related to diversity and inclusion and ... [read more]
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
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#IamRemarkable Workshop Grand Sonoran J, Level 1
Presented by RaizUp

Limited Availability – Registration required
A personal and professional development opportunity designed to ... [read more]
Rita Jusztina Varga, CEO, RaizUp
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
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Industry Roundtables
All times shown are MST (UTC -7).

Conference sessions take place in the Theater (Entrance through the Exhibitor Showcase; Grand Canyon Ballroom, Level 1); all other locations are noted.
3:00 PM
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5:15 PM
Industry Roundtables Grand Sonoran, Level 1

Participate in intimate, off-record curated roundtable discussions based on your business interests, moderated by industry experts and ... [read more]

3:00 PM – 5:15 PM
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Happy Hour
5:15 PM
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10:00 PM
Happy Hour Wildflower Terrace, Level 2, Lobby Level
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
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Welcome Reception Sponsored by: TerraPay Ballroom Lawn, Level 2, Lobby Level
This opening reception kicks off the evening and gets everyone networking and buzzing about the coming days' sessions and speakers.
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Late Night at the Bar Sponsored by: RTB House Inc. Twenty 6 | Lounge
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
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Tuesday November 15
All Day
8:00 AM
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7:00 PM
Exhibitor Showcase, Networking Lounge, and Attendee Services Open
Register or check in, and collect your conference materials. Phocuswright Reception is the go-to spot for all your needs.

Then, meet ... [read more]
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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Rise & Shine
8:00 AM
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9:00 AM
Breakfast and Networking Sponsored by: TravelTech Show Exhibitor Showcase, Grand Canyon Ballroom, Level 1
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
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Center Stage
All times shown are MST (UTC -7).

Conference sessions take place in the Theater (Entrance through the Exhibitor Showcase; Grand Canyon Ballroom, Level 1); all other locations are noted.
9:00 AM
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11:25 AM
Executive Interview: New Kid on the Block
Taking over the reigns from the founder after 22 years is a challenge that this media giant's CEO doesn't take lightly. Hear what's changed and ... [read more]
Matt Goldberg, CEO, TripadvisorInterviewer Mitra Sorrells, Editor In Chief, PhocusWire
9:10 AM – 9:30 AM
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Executive Panel: Hotels - Holding the Line
As the fight to be travelers' lodging of choice heats up, should hotels promote their own unique attributes or mimic elements of rentals? Are the ... [read more]
Panelists Dorothy Dowling, Strategic Advisor and Board Trustee, IndependentRobert McDowell, Chief Commercial Officer, Choice Hotels InternationalDrew Pinto, Global Officer, Global Sales, Distribution & Revenue Management, Marriott InternationalModerator Lorraine Sileo, Founder, Phocuswright Research and Senior Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.
9:30 AM – 9:55 AM
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Keynote: Fast Future – New Thinking, New Customers, New Opportunities
So where’s the money? How can the travel industry navigate through a turbulent and volatile environment to a profitable future? A leading travel ... [read more]
Rohit Talwar, CEO and Global Futurist, Fast Future
9:55 AM – 10:10 AM
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Executive Panel: Meta, Data and More
Transformation and reinvention, modernizing travel and simplifying retailing. Easier said than done or a real change in the making? We go beyond ... [read more]
Panelists Greg Abbott, Head of Travel, Transportation & Hospitality, DataArt Solutions, Inc.Tom Kershaw, Chief Product & Technology Officer, TravelportModerator Norm Rose, Senior Technology and Corporate Market Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.
10:10 AM – 10:35 AM
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Tech Talk: Way Mo Than Just Mobility
Accessibility, inclusivity, safety and innovation come together at this pioneer of autonomous driving technology. Hear about its commitment to ... [read more]
Amanda Ventura Zink, Public Affairs, Waymo
10:35 AM – 10:45 AM
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Executive Panel: Pundits & Predictions
They paved the way for online travel – but what do they think about the state of the industry today and where do they see it going? Industry ... [read more]
Panelists Timothy Hughes, VP Corporate Development, AgodaFlo Lugli, Principal, Navesink Advisory Group, LLCTimothy O'Neil-Dunne, Principal, T2Impact Ltd.Moderator Lorraine Sileo, Founder, Phocuswright Research and Senior Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.
10:45 AM – 11:10 AM
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Networking Break Sponsored by: Trisept Solutions and RateGain Exhibitor Showcase, Grand Canyon Ballroom, Level 1
11:10 AM – 11:25 AM
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Launch
All times shown are MST (UTC -7).

Conference sessions take place in the Theater (Entrance through the Exhibitor Showcase; Grand Canyon Ballroom, Level 1); all other locations are noted.
11:25 AM
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1:15 PM
Welcome to Innovation: Launch
Innovation isn't just for startups - scaleups and established companies are also breaking new ground and developing new technologies. Launch ... [read more]
Pete Comeau, Managing Director, Phocuswright Inc.
11:25 AM – 11:27 AM
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Netomi
Authentic Intelligence is the next super power of AI to be proactive beyond human speed for seamless aviation connections.

... [read more]
Presenter Brandon Thompson, Senior Enterprise Account Executive, Netomi Inc.
11:27 AM – 11:36 AM
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Mystifly
Azygos - A multi-source airline retailing SaaS platform to launch, scale, and build a successful travel business.

... [read more]
Presenter Rajeev Kumar, Founder, Managing Director & CEO, Mystifly
11:36 AM – 11:45 AM
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Mobi Systems
Meet Mobi Agent for Agents and Mobi Agents. We’ll say out loud we’re a trip planning company and share what it takes to persist, succeed and win. ... [read more]
Presenter Anna Jaffe, CEO, Mobi Systems
11:45 AM – 11:54 AM
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Vervotech
Vervotech presents room mapping solution, an age-old unsolved problem, with the use of ever-evolving clustering ML algorithms and NLPs.
... [read more]
Presenter Marvel Puri, Co-Founder, Vervotech
11:54 AM – 12:03 PM
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Gimmonix
Kodo is a partner enablement platform providing any two travel companies working together with a context driven workspace to collaborate and grow ... [read more]
Presenter Andrew Spektor, CEO, Gimmonix
12:03 PM – 12:12 PM
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Cherry by ReZMe
See the magic of Cherry. Our product intercepts users on OTA sites and sends them to property sites to drive direct bookings.

... [read more]
Presenter Matt Taylor, CEO, Rezme
12:12 PM – 12:21 PM
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Sabre
SynXis Retail Studio enables hoteliers to create relevant customer choices outside the room, increasing guest satisfaction and total revenue. ... [read more]
Presenter Scott Wilson, EVP & President, Sabre Hospitality, Sabre
12:21 PM – 12:30 PM
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Amadeus
A new collaborative way for travel brands to share insights on the traveler journey and humanize the traveler’s experience.

... [read more]
Presenter Mirja Sickel, EVP Traveler Centric Platform, Amadeus IT Group S.A.
12:30 PM – 12:39 PM
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CELITECH Inc.
Introducing CELITECH - eSIM API, the new ancillary service that travel companies and their int’l travelers need today.

... [read more]
Presenter Ahmad "Al" Fares, CEO, CELITECH Inc.
12:39 PM – 12:48 PM
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TripStax
TripStax is a connected stack of modules, uniquely driven by ‘The Core’, that untangles the chaos of legacy tech integrations.


... [read more]
Presenter Jack Ramsey, CEO, TripStax
12:48 PM – 12:57 PM
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Joyned
Joyned F&F booking platform lets travelers book together directly on the OTA, increasing overall bookings by 10%.

... [read more]
Presenter Jonathan Abraham, CEO, Joyned
12:57 PM – 1:06 PM
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Tripscout (@hotel)
@hotel is the first hotel booking platform for Instagram and powers a portfolio of travel brands on social media with 40M+ followers.
... [read more]
Presenter Konrad Waliszewski, CEO/co-founder, Tripscout
1:06 PM – 1:15 PM
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Lunch
1:15 PM
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2:15 PM
Networking Lunch Sponsored by: The Hertz Corporation Ballroom Lawn, Level 2, Lobby Level
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
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Lunch Breakouts
All times shown are MST (UTC -7).
1:30 PM
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2:00 PM
Attribute Based Shopping (ABS): rationale, methods, implications, and key ingredients Sponsored by: Hudson Crossing LLC Grand Sonoran, Level 1
We’ll cover key why, what, and how topics around hotel ABS, starting with a definition:
• ABS enables shoppers (and travel managers) to ... [read more]
Max Rayner, Partner, Hudson Crossing LLCGeorge Roukas, Partner, Hudson Crossing LLC
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
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Disruptors and Visionaries: It’s Time To Make the Status Quo Obsolete Grand Sonoran, Level 1
The writing’s on the wall for the old business model. Treasured destinations are being degraded, while inequalities and climate risks worsen under ... [read more]
Joshua Ryan-Saha, Director, Traveltech for ScotlandJeremy Sampson, CEO, The Travel Foundation
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
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Five Trends in Travel Payments to Watch for 2025 Sponsored by: Worldpay/FIS Global Grand Sonoran, Level 1
This breakout session builds upon the seminal Payments 2025 work published by Worldpay, which explored the extent to which global payment ... [read more]
Samuel Lindfield, Senior Strategy Manager, Worldpay
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
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Center Stage
All times shown are MST (UTC -7).

Conference sessions take place in the Theater (Entrance through the Exhibitor Showcase; Grand Canyon Ballroom, Level 1); all other locations are noted.
2:15 PM
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5:30 PM
Executive Panel: Street Talk
Phocuswright's signature session dedicated to the intersection of finance, investment, M&A, IPOs and the world's largest industry - travel, ... [read more]
Panelists Naved Khan, Sr. Analyst, Truist SecuritiesMark Mahaney, Senior Managing Director, EvercoreLloyd Walmsley, Managing Director, UBSModerator Charuta Fadnis, SVP, Research and Product Strategy, Phocuswright Inc.
2:15 PM – 2:40 PM
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Executive Panel: Blockchain - Game Changer or Bust?
Blockchain was going to transform travel distribution, but applications have been piecemeal at best. Could 2023 be the year blockchain-based ... [read more]
Panelists Brook Armstrong, Co-CEO, Co-Founder, BlockskyeNadim El Manawy, CEO, Arise TravelCynthia Huang, Head of Demand Growth, DtravelModerator Norm Rose, Senior Technology and Corporate Market Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.
2:40 PM – 3:05 PM
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Executive Interview: What's New at Google
Hear from Google’s travel lead about the latest insights on consumer behavior, marketplace trends and product strategy in this data driven, ... [read more]
Nelson Boyce, Managing Director, Travel, GoogleInterviewer Pete Comeau, Managing Director, Phocuswright Inc.
3:05 PM – 3:25 PM
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Executive Panel: Tours, Activities and Timing - Getting it Right
Experiences are becoming a core reason for travel. But connecting growing demand to a fragmented supply landscape is a challenge in itself. ... [read more]
Panelists Luuc Elzinga, Founder & President, TiqetsLaurence Miall-d'Août, Chief Commercial Officer, Go CityTao Tao, Co-Founder & COO, GetYourGuideModerator Coney Dongre, Research Manager, Phocuswright Inc.
3:30 PM – 3:55 PM
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Executive Interview: The Sabre View
How has the combination of recovery and recession impacted travel demand? Hear from one of the world's largest travel companies about the latest ... [read more]
Kurt Ekert, President, SabreInterviewer Linda Fox, Senior Europe Reporter, PhocusWire
3:55 PM – 4:15 PM
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Executive Panel: (Un)Usual Business
New rules, global uncertainty, a hybrid work environment and structural changes have reshaped business travel. Everyone agrees that a dynamic, ... [read more]
Panelists Belinda Hindmarsh, EVP & Chief Growth Officer, CWTJohn Morhous, CXO, Flight Centre Travel GroupModerator Charuta Fadnis, SVP, Research and Product Strategy, Phocuswright Inc.
4:15 PM – 4:40 PM
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Executive Panel: Growing Pains - The Maturing of Rentals
There are many moving parts to a short-term rental, from finding the right match, to checking-in, and communicating with hosts or property managers ... [read more]
Panelists Jamie Cohen, Chief Financial Officer, VacasaBrian Egan, Co-Founder & CEO, EvolveMargot Schmorak, CEO and Co-Founder, HostfullyModerator Madeline List, Senior Research Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.
4:45 PM – 5:10 PM
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Executive Interview: A Giant Refresh
He steadied the ship during wild turbulence and then enjoyed an epic turnaround. The CEO of one of the world's largest travel providers talks ... [read more]
Peter Kern, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Expedia GroupInterviewer Linda Fox, Senior Europe Reporter, PhocusWire
5:10 PM – 5:30 PM
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Happy Hour
5:30 PM
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9:00 PM
Happy Hour Sponsored by: arrivia Exhibitor Showcase, Grand Canyon Ballroom, Level 1
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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Outdoor Party Sponsored by: Xeni Inc Wildflower Ballroom and Terrace, Level 2, Lobby Level
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Late Night at the Bar Twenty 6 | Lounge
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
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Wednesday November 16
All Day
8:00 AM
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7:00 PM
Exhibitor Showcase, Networking Lounge, and Attendee Services Open Grand Canyon Foyer & Ballroom, Level 1
The showcase is open for business and abuzz with activity. Meet with innovators and exhibitors one-on-one! Need anything? Stop by Phocuswright ... [read more]
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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Rise & Shine
8:00 AM
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9:00 AM
Breakfast and Networking Sponsored by: The Hertz Corporation
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
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Breakfast Breakout
All times shown are MST (UTC -7).
8:15 AM
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8:45 AM
An Intentional Approach: Using Data & Segmentation to Capture Travel Demand Sponsored by: Epsilon Data Management LLC Grand Sonoran, Level 1
A custom audience strategy is an intentional approach. Each travel brand faces a unique set of challenges while navigating a fragmented traveler ... [read more]
Jennifer Hsieh, Vice President, Homes & Villas by Marriott International, Marriott InternationalLori Murphy, SVP, Portfolio Leader, Epsilon
8:15 AM – 8:45 AM
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The Future of Experiences: Tours, Activities, Attractions Grand Sonoran, Level 1
Tours, activities and attractions (TAA) is the most diverse and fragmented sector in the global tourism industry. It is the least understood, ... [read more]
Claudio Bellinzona, COO, MusementLuciano Bullorsky, President, ToursByLocals Inc.Cameron Clark, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Hornblower Group (City Experiences)Bruce Rosard, Co-founder & COO, Arival
8:15 AM – 8:45 AM
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Summit
All times shown are MST (UTC -7).

Conference sessions take place in the Theater (Entrance through the Exhibitor Showcase; Grand Canyon Ballroom, Level 1); all other locations are noted.
9:00 AM
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11:15 AM
Welcome to Innovation: Summit
Startups are the lifeblood of any industry. This year, selected purely for their capabilities by Phocuswright, the top companies that have shown ... [read more]
Pete Comeau, Managing Director, Phocuswright Inc.
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
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CHOOOSE
Drive climate impact, delight your customers. CHOOOSE is the leading platform to integrate climate action everywhere you meet your customers. ... [read more]
Presenter Andreas Slettvoll, CEO, Chooose
9:15 AM – 9:24 AM
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Fairlyne
In this session, Morgan will concretely explain why the resale revolution that has disrupted the retail industry in the last years is coming to the ... [read more]
Presenter Morgan Guérin, CCO, Fairlyne
9:24 AM – 9:33 AM
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Fetcherr
In a volatile market, it’s impossible to manage the revenue based mainly on historical data and linear demand models. The solution is to adopt ... [read more]
Presenter Robby Nissan, Co-Founder & CSO, Fetcherr
9:33 AM – 9:42 AM
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GauVendi
Cloud-based Central Sales System with dynamic, feature-based & AI powered inventory sales, revenue management & automation.

... [read more]
Presenters Markus Mueller, Managing Director, GauVendiCarina Stegmayer, Managing Director, GauVendi
9:42 AM – 9:51 AM
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Grapevine
Grapevine empowers TMCs to increase hotel attachment rates and ancillary revenues through AI-powered Intelligent Remarketing.

... [read more]
Presenter Jack Dow, Founder & CEO, Grapevine
9:51 AM – 10:00 AM
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Aidaptive, powered by Jarvis ML
Predictive personalization engines for Vacation Rental Managers that drive revenue on autopilot.
Presenter Rakesh Yadav, CEO & Founder, Aidaptive, powered by Jarvis ML
10:00 AM – 10:09 AM
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Nectar
Get the fast, flexible, non-debt financing you need to scale your rental portfolio — without raising equity.

... [read more]
Presenter Derrick Barker, CEO, Nectar
10:09 AM – 10:18 AM
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NeoKe
We are a novel digital identity infrastructure to empower people to seamlessly achieve their travel goals. We do this through an intelligent and ... [read more]
Presenter Sebastian Honores, Co-Founder & CPO, Neoke
10:18 AM – 10:27 AM
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Swayed Intelligence Inc.
Swayed maps and shapes customer journeys in physical settings by using their location, behavioral, and transactional data.

... [read more]
Presenter Arjun Shokeen, CEO, Swayed Intelligence Inc.
10:27 AM – 10:36 AM
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Jyrney
Jyrney enable travel companies to launch and scale mobility solutions, using data to improve the ground transport experience for the passenger.
Presenter Daniel Price, Founder, Jyrney
10:36 AM – 10:45 AM
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Networking Break Sponsored by: Trisept Solutions Exhibitor Showcase, Grand Canyon Ballroom, Level 1
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
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Breakouts
All times shown are MST (UTC -7).
11:15 AM
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11:45 AM
Delivering the “Try Before You Buy”, Bringing Destinations to Life… Sponsored by: Snapchat Grand Sonoran, Level 1
More than ever, being transported to new destinations is at the touch of fingertips for consumers. And as communications grow more visual and ... [read more]
Kelly Covato, US Head of Travel, Auto & Energy, Snapchat
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
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Digitally Enabled Customer Journeys: Catalysts for the Travel Industry's Recovery and Growth Sponsored by: WNS Global Services Grand Sonoran, Level 1
Traveler sentiment and needs have fundamentally changed in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep pace with the rapidly evolving customer ... [read more]
Robert Bailey, Corporate SVP - Travel & Hospitality, WNS Global ServicesRaj Sivakumar, Corporate SVP - Travel & Hospitality, WNS Global Services
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
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Eliminating Vulnerability in your Payment Strategy Sponsored by: Riskified Inc. Grand Sonoran, Level 1
The online travel payments experience can make or break the merchant-consumer relationship. But how do you stay on top of rapidly changing customer ... [read more]
Andrew Kashin, VP, Sales, Riskified Inc.
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
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Your Payments Wingman: How to Save Money, Boost Profit, and Reduce Fraud in Travel Sponsored by: ConnexPay Grand Sonoran, Level 1
Hear firsthand from James Hall, CFO at TravelPass Group, about how TravelPass gained these benefits from using ConnexPay’s all-in-one payments ... [read more]
James Hall, Chief Financial Officer, TravelPass GroupBob Kaufman, Chief Executive Officer, ConnexPay
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
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Breakouts
All times shown are MST (UTC -7).
12:00 PM
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12:30 PM
Enhancing the Customer Experience and Increasing Revenue with Embedded Insurance Sponsored by: Cover Genius Grand Sonoran, Level 1
This genius-level breakout will explain how travel sellers can use embedded insurance to improve the customer experience, apply this technology at ... [read more]
Johan Elwin, Chief Commercial Office, Etraveli Group ABBarry Landes, VP, Strategic Partnerships, Cover Genius
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
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How to Navigate the New Digital Advertising Landscape to Reach Next-Gen Travelers Sponsored by: Amazon Ads Grand Sonoran, Level 1
A shift in traveler behavior means advertisers may need to reimagine how they engage with potential customers. A better understanding of changing ... [read more]
Tanner Elton, VP, US Advertising Sales, Amazon Ads
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
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Rebooting Your Payment Strategy: Increasing Visibility & Mitigating Risk Sponsored by: Worldline
An estimated 1.5B more passengers globally will fly by the end of this year compared to 2021. In addition, short-haul flight volumes are up 25% ... [read more]
Laurie Gablehouse, Head of Global Travel Solutions, WorldlineChiara Quaia, SVP, Market Development Travel, MasterCard
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
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The Experience Gap: Revealing What Travelers Truly Want Sponsored by: Expedia Group Grand Sonoran, Level 1
The pandemic changed how and why people travel. But now that people can roam more freely again – from down the road to around the world – new ... [read more]
Cheryl Miller, SVP, CMO Expedia for Business, Expedia Inc
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
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Lunch
12:30 PM
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1:30 PM
Networking Lunch Sponsored by: Visit Lauderdale Ballroom Lawn, Level 2, Lobby Level
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
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Center Stage
All times shown are MST (UTC -7).

Conference sessions take place in the Theater (Entrance through the Exhibitor Showcase; Grand Canyon Ballroom, Level 1); all other locations are noted.
1:30 PM
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5:30 PM
Innovation Awards Ceremony
Find out the winners of Summit and Launch!
Pete Comeau, Managing Director, Phocuswright Inc.
1:30 PM – 1:40 PM
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Executive Interview: Ground Realities and Super-Charged Opportunities
While the dragon slept, the elephant came out to dance. China may remain closed but the Indian travel market is going full steam ahead. A slew of ... [read more]
Rajesh Magow, Co-Founder and Group CEO, MakeMyTripInterviewer Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder, WIT and Editorial Director, Northstar Travel Group Asia
1:40 PM – 2:00 PM
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Executive Interview: Disrupting Disruption
With so much uncertaintly remaining in travel, how do you buck the trend? One of travel's longest-reigning founders explains how to relish the best ... [read more]
Steve Hafner, CEO, KAYAKInterviewer Lorraine Sileo, Founder, Phocuswright Research and Senior Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
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Executive Panel: Social Engagement
Social apps connect, entertain and inform, but do they impact travel decisions? Experts discuss generational shifts and, the subtle - and not so ... [read more]
Panelists Sanjay Bhatia, Director, Travel, MetaKelly Covato, US Head of Travel, Auto & Energy, SnapchatMartin Stoll, CEO, Sparkloft MediaModerator Charuta Fadnis, SVP, Research and Product Strategy, Phocuswright Inc.
2:20 PM – 2:45 PM
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Executive Interview: The Next Big Thing
From price protection, to insurance, to home rentals and superapps, Hopper has been known to follow the money as the industry ebbs and flows. How ... [read more]
Frederic Lalonde, CEO & Co-Founder, Hopper Inc.Interviewer Mitra Sorrells, Editor In Chief, PhocusWire
2:45 PM – 3:05 PM
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Executive Panel: Travel's Secret Weapon
Travel and payments should go hand in hand but, until recently, that was rarely the case. As the industry seeks new revenue streams, increased ... [read more]
Panelists Brian Barth, CEO and Co-Founder, Uplift, Inc.Paul Beukers, Co-founder, KatanoxLaurie Gablehouse, Head of Global Travel Solutions, WorldlineModerator Robert Cole, Senior Research Analyst, Lodging and Leisure Travel, Phocuswright Inc.
3:05 PM – 3:30 PM
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Networking Break Sponsored by: Trisept Solutions Exhibitor Showcase, Grand Canyon Ballroom, Level 1
3:30 PM – 3:50 PM
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Hall of Fame Presentation
Phocuswright’s Hall of Fame inductees led the way for many of today’s titans. The very epitome of trailblazers, they continue to inspire the travel ... [read more]
Ellen Keszler, CEO, Clear Sky AssociatesKathleen Misunas, Founder and Principle, Essential Ideas
3:50 PM – 4:00 PM
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Five Minutes of Fame: Wheel the World
Welcome to the stage: the winner of WiT and Phocuswright's Global Startup Pitch
Alvaro Silberstein, CEO, Wheel the World
4:00 PM – 4:10 PM
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Around Asia: Hello, New World
“First in, last out” is the Asia Pacific region’s pandemic story in a nutshell but the pace of recovery remains uneven. While most of the region is ... [read more]
Panelists Timothy Hughes, VP Corporate Development, AgodaMary Li, CEO, AtlasKei Shibata, Co-founder & CEO, Venture Republic GroupModerator Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder, WIT and Editorial Director, Northstar Travel Group Asia
4:10 PM – 4:50 PM
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Executive Panel: The Bridge Series - The New World Beckons
The battle for travelers’ trust and loyalty has begun anew. OTAs are responding to demanding post-pandemic travelers’ needs by leveraging new ... [read more]
Panelists Mathias Hedlund, CEO, Etraveli Group ABCaesar Indra, President, TravelokaBrett Keller, CEO, PricelineDamian Scokin, CEO, Despegar.com Inc.Moderators Pete Comeau, Managing Director, Phocuswright Inc.Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder, WIT and Editorial Director, Northstar Travel Group Asia
4:50 PM – 5:30 PM
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Happy Hour
5:30 PM
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7:00 PM
Happy Hour Sponsored by: Amazon Ads Exhibitor Showcase, Grand Canyon Ballroom, Level 1
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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Thursday November 17
Outdoor Activities
6:00 AM
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6:00 PM
Hot Air Balloon Ride Sponsored by: LocalAdventures Hotel Lobby
Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon experience alongside conference attendees and Travel Tech Leaders. During the flight you will have ... [read more]
6:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Tee Time/Pickleball/Tennis and Resort Activities
Contact the hotel now to review their offerings and make your reservations! ... [read more]
6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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Professional Development
9:00 AM
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1:00 PM
#IamRemarkable Workshop Desert Conference Room IV, Lobby Level, Level 2, Wing 4
Presented by RaizUp

Limited Availability – Registration required. Breakfast included.

A personal and professional development ... [read more]
Rita Jusztina Varga, CEO, RaizUp
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
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Meet the Phocuswright Research Team Desert Conference Room V, Lobby Level, Level 2, Wing 4
Here’s your opportunity to speak with the analyst team and tell them what’s on your mind.

Breakfast is served starting at 9:00 am. ... [read more]
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
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Meeting Rooms Available Desert Conference Room, Lobby Level, Level 2, Wing 4
Meeting rooms are available for anyone in need of a space to meet or work. No appointment necessary.
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Note: All conference information (including program, speakers, etc.) is subject to change without notice.