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The Travel Tech series of conferences were launched in 2020 – during the most unprecedented travel market that we’ve ever experienced – to teach hotels how to adjust their operations to regain profitability, no matter how the COVID-19 pandemic affects demand.
The Travel Tech series of conferences bring together hotels, OTAs and hospitality technology companies to learn about operational technology and obtain actionable insights on how to leverage recent innovations to speed up travel recovery worldwide.
Already, there have been two highly successful Travel Tech conferences in the LATAM and APAC regions, with an average of 150 live viewers for each daily panel. Now, Travel Tech is coming to Europe, Middle East and Africa, for the upcoming Travel Tech EMEA conference, taking place on November 23-27, 2020.
In March 2021, the Travel Tech series of conferences will continue with Travel Tech NORAM, continuing to provide hoteliers worldwide with region-specific information and support, enabling them to survive – and thrive! – during the pandemic and beyond.
Damiano Zennaro – Director, Global Advisory Services at IDeaS Revenue
A pioneer and global technology leader, IDeaS offers industry-leading revenue management solutions for business of all types and sizes in the global hospitality and travel +View more
Philip Niemann – Chief Commercial Officer Atomize
Global technology sales leader with more than 10 years’ experience developing and executing multi market business plans to increase SaaS customer success +View more
Fernando Cuestas – Senior Vice President Europe at Amadeus Hospitality
Fernando Cuesta is SVP- Commercial, Europe Hospitality. Based in Madrid, Cuesta oversees all European countries as well as French-speaking countries in North Africa. +View more
SVP – Commercial Europe, Amadeus Hospitality
Fernando Cuesta is SVP- Commercial, Europe Hospitality. Based in Madrid, Cuesta oversees all European countries as well as French-speaking countries in North Africa.
He works closely with the Hospitality business unit’s customers to forge strategic partnerships, define and lead the commercial activity for the region, and drive business development opportunities. He has spent the last 13 years at Amadeus working across a wide range of markets and areas of the business. Most recently, Cuesta held a duel role as SVP, Western Europe Retail Travel Agencies and also Managing Director for Spain & Portugal. Previously as Global Marketing Director and Managing Director, Middle East & Africa leading a long period of sustained growth and excellence in customer proximity and operations.
Prior to joining Amadeus, Mr. Cuesta worked in corporate strategy, business development and M&A, strategic alliances and finance helping growing the business at firms such as Telecom Italia, Euskaltel, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Union Fenosa and Movierecord.
Cuesta has a bachelor’s degree in Economic Sciences and Business Administration from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, an MBA from IE, and a Master of Management (MAM) degree from the IESE Business School. He also completed the International Strategy Management Program at Harvard Business School.
James Bishop – Senior Director, Global Demand Partnerships at SiteMinder
]As the leading cloud platform for hotels, SiteMinder empowers hotels to attract, reach and convert guests across the globe. We serve hotels of all sizes with award-winning solutions +View more
SiteMinder’s industry leading cloud platform includes tools to enable hotels in Distribution, Connectivity, The Direct Channel, Rate Intelligence and access to the GDS. With more than 30,000 hotel customers and 500+ of the industry’s top connectivity providers as our partners, today we have presence in more than 160 countries on six continents.
Claudio Limacher – CEO at YieldPlanet
He is responsible for the Revenue Management System development and overall company operations at YieldPlanet, a technology start-up in the hospitality industry. +View more
He is responsible for the Revenue Management System development and overall company operations at YieldPlanet, a technology start-up in the hospitality industry.
As a consultant he has led a number of projects in the areas of organizational performance improvement, restructuring, cultural change and leadership process design and implementation. He can combine the needed analytical and communication skills to assure outstanding project outcomes in a broad variety of industries including engineering projects, chemicals, textiles, financial services, logistics, specialized materials , energy maintenance, recycling and telecommunications among others.
Claudio Limacher received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, a Master of Arts in Information, Media and Technology Management from the University of St. Gallen as well as for a Master of Science in International Management from ESADE Business School, Barcelona.
Francine Heywood – Regional Sales Manager for EMEA at OTA Insight
]OTA Insight is all about empowering our clients to make smarter revenue and distribution decisions through our suite of revenue management solutions. +View more
What makes us unique?
The quality of our data
We provide you with actionable insights
Our customer success team are second to none and they make sure you get the maximum value out of your investment with us.
According to Hotel Tech Report, we’re the #1 solution for Rate Shopping and Market Intelligence, and we’re the preferred revenue management solution for over 50,000 independent, local and global chain properties in 168 countries, supported by 200+ stellar employees.
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Rudi Azevedo – CEO & Founder RM Academy
]Knowledge of Rooms & Marketing budget, marketing&business plans, Rate parity, forecast reports, SEO, SEM, OTA’S, Channel Management, Price Optimization +View more
– Management of the Sales, Revenue , Marketing and Reservations Departments
– Manage PR accounts (Europe and US)
– Contracting with suppliers (TO’s, OTA’s, corporate and MI accounts)
– Represent the hotel in international fairs and road shows, sales calls in European countries but mainly in the America’s.
– Responsible for recruiting, training and managing the team
– In charge of creating the promotional packages and hotel marketing projects such as direct marketing, production of sales collateral and advertising campaigns
– In charge of creating and monitoring sales targets for the team on a regularly basis – weekly appointments, cold calling, familiarization trips, revenue per account
– In charge of preparing presentations and reports to the administration team on a monthly basis
– Responsible for the development and implementation of the hotel database
Specialties: Sales&Revenue Management, negotiation and foreign languages, Chanel Managers (Rategain, Ratetiger, Holidex, Availpro)
Rodrigo Teixeira – CEO at Asksuite
I am dedicated at Asksuite to help hotels and resorts professionalize customer service and improve direct bookings with high technology, artificial +View more
We won as the best livechat & chatbot tool in Hotel Tech Awards 2020! Join us and be part of the revolution!
Nicola Seghi – Evangelist at QNT Simple Booking
I have extensive experience utilizing IT for distribution management and e-distribution systems. I have extensive exposure to EU-wide Hotel booking processes, systems, set-up, management and expansions +View more
My major consumer retail chain exposure (hard/soft/white and brown) which includes warehousing, distribution, logistics and new product store entry also places me in an ideal position to assist with retail exposure projects, expansion, establishment of critical partnerships, analyse possible opportunities and evolve a product campaigns from project to marketing to sales EU wide.
Specialties: Marketing Analysis, Web distribution project planning, match making between developers and industries, companies, venture investors, new projects management and set up.
Alberto Recanatesi – Bookassist Market Manager for Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta
]Passionate hospitality management executive with 25 years experience in driving technology and marketing strategies in the world of hospitality. Based at Bookassist’s +View more
Passionate hospitality management executive with 25 years experience in driving technology and marketing strategies in the world of hospitality. Based at Bookassist’s regional office in Rome, Alberto is the Market Manager for Bookassist in Italy, Greece, Turkey and Malta, managing a local team of marketing, web, revenue and account management professionals providing technology and online strategies to independent hotels and groups to help them to develop their direct business online. Alberto is also collaborating with LUISS and Il Sole 24 Ore as a lecturer in their Tourism Management Masters Degree.
Theodoros Katsimpras – SVP Business Development at Bookonlinenow
World-class online booking engine BookOnlinenow delivers a reliable, cutting edge online reservations system that allows you to increase your internet sales and revenue through online +View more
We’re passionate about helping hoteliers improve their conversion rate and strengthen their sales strategy.
We make the online world your best market
Pavlina Zychova – CoFounder & CEO at MyStay
Currently I am working in MyStay, the global hospitality company on a mission to reshape modern hotel reception and relationship with guests after the reservation +View more
As a communication platform it uses pre-arrival messages, guest property web and iOS and Android mobile application, automated SMS and email templates, digital check-in and check-out, digital marketing and up-sell of your hotel services, WhatsApp and FB Messenger component, digital map and digitized stay related information. All manageable by hotel themselves. MyStay helps hotels establish a connection with the guest via automated pre-arrival messaging (SMS and email) with the 85 percent open rate. Customizable pre-made templates are designed to allow any hotel employee to create and automatically deliver an engaging message to the guest also during or after guest stay. Through white labeled Guest Web hotels present services in an e-shop manner as a smart catalogue. MyStay automates promotion of hotel or partner services and also generate QR code to be used at the promo materials in hotels for a fast order. Simplifies the check-in process, eliminates queues and allows hotel staff to reallocate their time. Hotels can create a customized check-in form according to their specific country needs and send it to guest before stay inviting them to pre-register and skip a line on reception. The Principe is to fill requested data – agree with terms and conditions and sign. Front desk staff receives a signed PDF document that MyStay archives for a set period. The digital checkin can be used also at the reception – guest scan a QR code and make an online checkin from a lobby. Digital checkout let the guest add the minibar consumption, check the bill, divide it to more people, update the billing address and after the departure of the guest to send final invoice by email. The future of receptions starts with digitization and automation. The purpose of a Automated Reception is to digitize 100 % check-ins and also let guests enjoy their stay without a need of stopping at reception. Hotel can provide a receptionist with any tablet to manage whole check in process with guest from any place in the hotel by MyStay Checkin Agent. In the lobby a hotel can also install a tablet as a very simple Light check-in/check-out Kiosk by which guests can handle the entire check-in process themselves. Online payment gateway and mobile e-keys makes MyStay all in one solution for modern reception.
Neil James – COO at ReviewPro
As the Vice President of Global Customer Success at ReviewPro, I run a global support team which helps our +55,000 clients to ensure they get the most out of the Guest +View more
Felix Said – Co Fundador & CEO myHotel
O myHotel procura ajudar os hotéis a melhorar a experiência oferecida através de uma profunda compreensão de seus hóspedes, concorrentes e mercado. +Ver mais
Somos uma plataforma que gera, analisa e simplifica várias fontes de informação, com base na experiência das pessoas, transformando-as em insights de negócios. Além disso, aproveitamos o uso dessas informações para otimizar o posicionamento on-line de nossos hotéis, liberando recursos importantes para focar na melhoria da experiência oferecida.
Erik Tengen – Co-founder Oaky.com
Driven by innovation I love to bet on new ways of challenging old procedures. That is why I didn’t take a job at an existing company after graduating from +View more
I think the tech part of the hotel industry is an incredibly fun space to work in. And to be able to do it as an entrepreneur with an amazing team is the most fun “work” I’ve ever done.
My specialty is to inspire other people to dare. What makes me genuinely happy is when people tell me that after having talked to me, they want to break free of old habits and give their own visions a fair chance.
Talk to me about:
– Hotel tech
– Golf, Skiing, Techno and DJing
– Entrepreneurship & Presentations/Pitching
Chris Alexandre – Founder & CEO at GuestRevu
Chris Alexandre has been creating and nurturing technology companies for over 25 years and his experience spans regions as diverse as Europe, Africa and the United States. +View more
Chris Alexandre has been creating and nurturing technology companies for over 25 years and his experience spans regions as diverse as Europe, Africa and the United States. As founder and CEO of GuestRevu, he is focused on providing hospitality professionals with valuable insights through hospitality tech.
GuestRevu provides online surveys and reputation management solutions tailor-made for the hospitality industry. GuestRevu enables hoteliers to gain a deeper, guest-focused understanding of operational strengths and weaknesses, monitor and manage online reputation and reviews, and improve guest satisfaction. Listening to and learning from guests enables hoteliers to drive more direct bookings, build lasting loyalty and ultimately increase revenue. As a TripAdvisor Platinum Review Collection Partner, GuestRevu also gives you the opportunity to boost your online reviews and ratings on the world’s largest review site.
Amit Rahav – CRO and Co-Founder at HyperGuest
Over 20 years of leadership in marketing, product, sales, business development and product development +View more
• Proven excellence in demand generation, product innovation and business communications
• Key role in strategic successes including IPOs and acquisitions
Specialties: strategy, marketing, product management, demand generation, sales, business development, cyber security, online media, mobile, advertising, wireless, messaging, IT
L.L.B. degree from the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law
Richard Valtr – Founder at Mews
Richard Valtr is an entrepreneur and a recovering hotelier. Richard grew up as the son of a programmer and a hotel developer and was educated at UCL in London. Upon his return to his native +View more
Richard Valtr is an entrepreneur and a recovering hotelier. Richard grew up as the son of a programmer and a hotel developer and was educated at UCL in London. Upon his return to his native Czech Republic, he became responsible for a number of property developments, culminating in the creation of the Emblem Hotel. The idea for Mews originated from his time spent leading the concept development, design, procurement and project management of the Prague based luxury hotel where he first thought of the idea for a system which would seamlessly remove the friction at the front desk and automate the back office entirely.
Alfredo Chiaramonte – CEO at CHAPP Solutions
Engineer / Executive MBA by profession and entrepreneur passionate about technology and innovation, especially for the possibilities they offer to the business world, for this reason +View more
During more than 10 years of professional career as manager and director of several companies, I found in technology a large part of the strategic solutions to manage and improve the results of the areas and companies that I had under my responsibility, designing and developing directly many of these tools. This has convinced me of how fundamental innovation is in all companies, and that new technologies offer endless opportunities to develop new business models, improve processes and create new value propositions.
I am currently the founder and CEO of Chapp Solutions. In this company we offer comprehensive solutions with technological innovation that add value to businesses, mainly focused on hotels and rent a car. Our challenge, therefore, is to help companies grow, innovate and be more competitive with a technical, business and strategic vision.
That is why we have created POK, the new generation of self-service. Designed to innovate and bring business closer to the customer, reducing operating costs and increasing sales, with a modern design and the best user experience. Initially we have implemented the version for the rent a car sector with companies like AVIS, which are already enjoying the great advantages that POK offers them.
Luís Brites – CEO – Chief Executive Officer at Clever Hospitality Analytics
Experienced Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Marketing & Sales, Marketing Management, Negotiation, Business +View more
Tiago Araújo – CEO & Co-founder of HiJiffy
Portuguese entrepreneur passionate about Digital Marketing & Traveling. +View more
Currently building HiJiffy – An all-in-one communication platform for hotels. We automatize, centralize and measure all customer care within hotels.
Prithwish Dutta – Regional Head – Connectivity and Distribution – EMEA at eRevMax
Seasoned Sales Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Information Technology and Services industry for more than 13 years. +View more