The place to meet for the hospitality industry

The hospitality and lodging sector is well represented at The Phocuswright Conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and meet with numerous executives, innovators and investors who directly interface with the hotel industry.

This event is ideal for forward-thinking general managers, leaders in revenue and yield management, e-commerce, marketing, sales and asset management who want to maximize yields and improve guest experiences.
Hoteliers, Distributors, Partners and Competitors:

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

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The following sessions are specifically geared toward the lodging industry: 

  • Executive Panel: Hotels - Holding the Line
    Dorothy Dowling, Strategic Advisor and Board Trustee, Independent
    Drew Pinto, Global Officer, Global Sales, Distribution & Revenue Management, Marriott International

    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 lines between the two really blurring or are they coming into sharper focus? Hospitality leaders share their views on the future of the lodging industry.
  • Executive Interview: New Kid on the Block
    Matt Goldberg, CEO, Tripadvisor

    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 what's the same from Tripadvisor's new leader.
  • 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: Tours, Activities and Timing - Getting it Right
    Luuc Elzinga, Founder & President, Tiqets
    Laurence Miall-d'Août, Chief Commercial Officer, Go City
    Tao Tao, Co-Founder & COO, GetYourGuide
  • 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: 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.
  • Keynote + Interview: What's New at Google
    Nelson Boyce, Managing Director, Travel, Google

    Google unveils its latest insights on consumer behavior in a dynamic presentation/interview style session.
  • 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.
  • Executive Panel: (Un)Usual Business
    Belinda Hindmarsh, EVP & Chief Growth Officer, CWT

    New rules, global uncertainty, a hybrid work environment and structural changes have reshaped business travel. Everyone agrees that a dynamic, flexible, traveler-centric program is required - but is it for real? And what are the implications for TMCs who have long been the linchpin of the industry? Panelists debate the changing nature of what once was business as usual.
  • Executive Panel: The Bridge Series - The New World Beckons
    Caesar Indra, President, Traveloka
    Frederic Lalonde, CEO & Co-Founder, Hopper Inc.
    Damian Scokin, CEO, Inc.

    The battle for travelers’ trust and loyalty has begun anew. OTAs are responding to demanding post-pandemic travelers’ needs by leveraging new technologies and creating new products. Titans and Trailblazers from across the globe bridge perspectives, ideas and solutions.
  • Executive Panel: Fintech - Travel's Secret Weapon
    Brian Barth, CEO and Co-Founder, Uplift, Inc.

    Rewards, perks, payment plans, and trip protection motivate travelers and connect suppliers, but are they true differentitators? Veterans and hopefuls provide perspective on how Fintech can transform relationships among travelers, suppliers, financial institutions and intermediares.
  • 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 Panel: Growing Pains - The Maturing of Rentals
    Jamie Cohen, Chief Financial Officer, Vacasa
    Brian Egan, Co-Founder & CEO, Evolve
    Margot Schmorak, CEO and Co-Founder, Hostfully

    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 throughout the stay. For many travelers the journey is seamless, but not always. Communication break-downs and unmet promises still fuel some bad experiences and mar the growing sector. Speakers explore various angles and explain how technology intersects with hospitality to solve real problems and keep travelers satisfied.
  • 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, 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.

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In addition to the unprecedented networking opportunities, hospitality and lodging executives should expect:

  • Like-minded hotel industry influencers and impactful leaders
  • Potential investors and partners 
  • The latest innovations impacting the traveler lifecycle
  • Research presentations and sessions geared towards the evolving accommodations market
  • The leading intermediaries and business partners distributing lodging products
  • Valuable sessions on how the broader digital travel market impacts lodging

Lodging/related sector attending companies:

  • AirDNA
  • AMResorts
  • Awaze
  • Beyond
  • Choice Hotels International
  • Cloudbeds
  • Grace Bay Resorts
  • Grand America Hotels & Resorts
  • Grand Pacific Resorts
  • Highgate
  • Hilton
  • Hostfully
  • Hyatt
  • IHG Hotels & Resorts
  • Interhome
  • Marriott International
  • MGM Resorts International
  • RVshare
  • Vacasa
  • Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
In addition to your industry peers, the most influential suppliers, innovators and technology solution providers are fully engaged at the Phocuswright Conference.

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Hotels & accommodations related research:

Our research is the foundation that drives the program content. This list of reports related to the lodging and accommodations segment was curated by our team of analysts.

The latest research on hospitality, lodging and hotels.

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