Industry Roundtables

Monday, November 14

Participate in intimate, off-record curated roundtable discussions based on your business interests, moderated by industry experts and Phocuswright analysts.

The roundtable discussions are an opportunity for you to get together with like-minded attendees and industry experts in an informal setting to examine issues as they relate to the table topic.

How it works

Attendees who have registered for the conference will be able participate in the roundtable discussions.

A limited number of people will be able to join to each table in order to facilitate meaningful conversations and networking opportunities for the participants. You will have the opportunity to choose which roundtable discussion you would like to join in the app.

Timing

The industry roundtable discussions will take place on Monday, November 14, afternoon. They are scheduled for one hour. The roundtable discussions are a great way to kick off The Phocuswright Conference!

Industry Roundtables

Monday, November 14

Intermediaries

Topic
Intermediaries Redefined
NDC, loyalty programs, new-age retailing, business model disruptions. Discuss and debate the latest challenges and opportunities that guide distribution.

Industry Experts
TBA

Who should join this table
OTA, Travel Agency, Tour Operator, Wholesaler, TMC, Metasearch, GDS, Booking Engine, Distribution Technology

HOSPITALITY

Topic
Lodging Transformed
Guests are returning to travel and their expectations have changed. Frictionless is the new 5 star hospitality, loyalty programs are evolving, travelers are embracing short-term rentals, lodging suppliers have made some distribution headway on intermediaries during the pandemic. Dive into how these seismic shifts are impacting the hospitality industry and explore innovative technologies available today that allow intermediaries and operators to respond faster, operate smarter, and deliver the perfect stay for every guest.

Industry Experts
TBA

Who should join this table
Hotel, Hotel Technology, Loyalty Program, Short-Term Rental, Bedbank, Resort, Serviced Apartment

Technology

Topic
The Digital Future
Voice, chatbots, AI, VR, blockchain, etc. – all promise to transform the way we search, shop for and experience travel. How far along are we really?

Industry Experts
TBA

Who should join this table
Technology Solution Provider, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Back-Office, Blockchain, GDS, Hardware, Messaging/Chat, Search, Security/Fraud, Virtual Reality (VR), Voice

Sponsored by:
Nuvei

Traveler Behavior

Topic
Changing Behavior and Sentiments
Consumer travel patterns can help predict what travelers do next. In the face of financial uncertainty and safety concerns, the traveler outlook has changed. Can travel demand, aspirations and changing priorities in lodging or spend serve as a touchpoint for companies navigating the recovery?

Industry Experts
TBA

Who should join this table
Business Development, Marketing, DMO, Associations, Government

Sponsored by:
Allianz Partners

Innovation & Startups

Topic
The Investor/Startup View
Explore innovation, the state of startups, the climate for raising capital, and how to recognize the overlooked from the overhyped.

Industry Experts
TBA

Who should join this table
Startup, Venture Capitalist, Private Equity, Financial Analyst, Incubator, Accelerator

Loyalty

Topic
Loyalty in Travel
Loyalty programs have long attracted some of the most avid, knowledgeable and experienced travelers. Airlines and hotels have been the most successful travel providers to recruit loyalty members, but what drives travelers to join and maintain their memberships in these types of programs? Has membership changed the way they shop for and book their trips? How about loyalty programs from the standpoint of OTAs, which have been less successful recruiting members. How do they fall short, and what would motivate more travelers to join these programs in the future?

Industry Experts
TBA

Who should join this table
Distribution and Technology; DMOs, Travel Agencies, Lodging and Short-Term Rental Companies and Managers

Sustainability

Topic
Travel Better
Finding a way to maintain travel and tourism long-term without harming natural and cultural environments. Minimizing the negative impacts of tourism and create a beneficial environment for the area in which it takes place.

Industry Experts
TBA

Who should join this table
Anyone Interested and/or Vested in Sustainability (Climate Change, Conscious Business, Overtourism, People & Culture, Responsible Travel, Sustainable Destination Development, Waste & Pollution)

Business Travel

Topic
Corporate Travel in Today's Environment
As the recovery continues, a range of factors will impact managed travel, including rising prices and inflation, overall economic growth, business confidence, geopolitics and global trade dynamics. While the resumption of travel is top of mind, longstanding strategic priorities remain, and technology and platform trends continue to evolve. In fact, with cost control remaining a top priority for travel managers, adoption of supporting technologies is likely to accelerate. The corporate travel recovery may have begun slowly but business have begun to send their employees on the road, in combination with a new Nomad mindset.

Industry Experts
TBA

Who should join this table
Corporate Travel, TMC

Interested in Sponsoring?

The Roundtables boast a small, specialized group of travel executives and decision makers. A sponsorship enables your company to gain a high degree of visibility and develop vital relationships with this highly targeted audience.

Get in touch with our team by email or call us at +1 860 350-4084 x505 for more information on sponsorship opportunities for the industry roundtables.

2021 Industry Roundtable Moderators

Join the conversation! Attendees are the leaders of the discussion with roundtable moderators setting the stage and keeping ideas flowing.