Maggie Rauch

Senior Director, Research and Head Analyst
Phocuswright Inc.

Maggie Rauch Senior Director, Research and Head Analyst
Ms. Rauch first encountered Phocuswright at a conference at Beijing, two years into her five working in China, and officially joined the team shortly after returning to the U.S. in 2012. She leads market sizing efforts for APAC and the U.S., in addition to overseeing custom projects on a wide range of topics. Maggie also contributes to conference programming, and presents Phocuswright Research at conferences from the U.S. to Hong Kong and Singapore. She speaks Mandarin and spends months each year re-immersing herself in the fast-changing Chinese market.

A graduate of the magazine program at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Maggie's introduction to the travel business came over several years working as a travel trade editor in New York. Among her hobbies is coaching youth sports (basketball, swimming and water polo) both in Brooklyn and her second home in Southwest China.

Sessions

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Center Stage Opening

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
3:35 PM – 4:10 PM

Keynote + Executive Interview: Kara Swisher

Disruptive technology is the holy grail of the travel industry, but where is true innovation to be found? Acclaimed tech journalist Kara Swisher has interviewed hundreds of tech execs, politicians, celebrities, social activists and other high-profile movers and shakers intent on changing the world. She examines the contours, impact and future of innovation.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
9:30 AM – 9:55 AM

Executive Interview: Expedia

Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to innovation and quick adaptation. Can a company with more than 20 brands selling across a growing swath of travel products and services successfully leverage its platforms and talent base to achieve excellence at everything simultaneously? Can it deliver a connected and seamless consumer experience - and beat its main rival to the punch? Two years after taking the reins, we talk with Expedia's CEO about the tech and marketplace trends capturing his attention, and his plans to maintain the company's position as the leader in global travel sales.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
1:20 PM – 1:50 PM

Executive Interview: KAYAK

Hear from KAYAK’s CEO on the trajectory of meta, the future of OTA-meta relationships, and how key players and emerging upstarts are shaping the model. And that’s just his thoughts on metasearch; this online travel veteran also shares perspectives on the wider worlds of tech and online travel.

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