Where airline executives meet with their industry peers

The Phocuswright Conference annually attracts innovators, decision makers and C-level executives, representing dozens of countries from every travel, tourism and hospitality sector. No other conference provides access to such an elite and motivated group of prospective clients and industry associates and peers.

This event is ideal for leaders from airlines and transportation companies who want to discover the latest innovations, find lucrative partnerships and investments and meet with the top C-level executives in the global hospitality industry.
Airlines, Distributors, Partners and Competitors:

All in one place. This is where the most successful and influential companies and leaders in the airline and transportation sector interact to create new partnerships, exchange ideas and understand what competitors are doing.

Be among the leaders in air and travel.

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The following sessions are specifically geared toward the air and transportation sectors: 

  • Executive Panel: Pundits & Predictions
    Timothy Hughes, VP Corporate Development, Agoda
    Flo Lugli, Principal, Navesink Advisory Group, LLC
    Timothy O'Neil-Dunne, Principal, T2Impact Ltd.

    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 luminaries opine on stage and predict the future of travel.
  • Executive Panel: Street Talk
    Naved Khan, Director, Truist Securities
    Mark Mahaney, Senior Managing Director, Evercore
    Lloyd Walmsley, Managing Director, UBS

    Phocuswright's signature session dedicated to the intersection of finance, investment, M&A, IPOs and the world's largest industry - travel, tourism and hospitality. Wall Street's leading analysts on digital, travel and hospitality share their perspectives on where the money, the market and its movers will go next.
  • Executive Interview: The Sabre View
    Kurt Ekert, President, Sabre

    How has the combination of recovery and recession impacted travel demand? Hear from one of the world's largest travel companies about the latest trends and the future of travel distribution.
  • Executive Interview: A Giant Refresh
    Peter Kern, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Expedia Group

    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 turkey about prospects, patience and potential headwinds.
  • Executive Interview: Disrupting Disruption
    Steve Hafner, CEO, KAYAK

    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 times while surviving the worst.
  • Innovation Summit and Launch
    Phocuswright is travel's stage for innovation. The companies represent the most innovative in two categories – Innovation Summit (young companies) and Launch (established companies). The program is packed with market-changing innovations presented in a fast-paced, no-holds-barred environment.
  • Breakout sessions that advance the industry.
    This is where the industry transforms theory into practice. During breakouts, attendees receive educational content from industry leaders in an intimate, interactive environment to discover, learn and hone skills.
  • Plus, executives from the biggest companies in travel like Google, Booking Holdings, Expedia, Tripadvisor, Hopper, Despegar, MakeMyTrip, Amadeus, GetYourGuide and much more. There are numerous companies and attendees presenting the latest tech innovations and more that the finance sector must keep top of mind.

See the full program here

In addition to the unprecedented networking opportunities, airline executives should expect:

  • Executives from leading transportation companies and intermediaries
  • Potential investors and partners 
  • The latest innovations impacting the traveler lifecycle and air purchasing
  • Research presentations and sessions geared towards the evolving travel and distribution market, regions like India and Europe, plus the state of digital travel
  • The leading intermediaries and business partners distributing travel products
  • Valuable sessions on how the broader digital travel market impacts the traveler lifecycle

Airline sector-related attending companies:

  • 3Victors
  • AirHelp
  • Airlegit
  • Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)
  • Airobot
  • Arise Travel
  • CitizenPlane
  • Clear Sky Associates
  • Dohop
  • eSky
  • Fareportal
  • FlightHub
  • Flights Channel
  • FlyFlat
  • Hopper
  • iSeatz
  • JetBlue Technology Ventures
  • Journera
  • Kiwi.com
  • LATAM Airlines
  • OAG
  • Sabre
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Skyscanner
  • Southwest Airlines
  • UATP
In addition to your industry peers, the most influential companies directly impacting your distribution are fully engaged at the Phocuswright Conference. Partners from travel agencies, OTAs, TMCs, metasearch, search and GDSs are joined by technology disruptors, innovators and upstarts focused on the airline industry.

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Research related to airlines:

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