Future of Travel Summit

February 12, 2018   400 NW 26th St, FL
Monday
February 12
  • 9:00 AM

    9:30 AM
    Welcoming Remarks
  • 9:30 AM

    10:15 AM
    Panel Discussion: Digital Disruption in Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Landscape

    Over the last few years there have been unbelievable advances in how younger companies are growing and attracting capital in the online travel space. The travel tech industry has become increasingly geared towards convenience and accessibility which has created unique opportunities for new emerging technologies. How has the speed of business in the travel, tourism and hospitality sector evolved over the last few years? How it is adapting to the continuous technological advancements & digital disruption? What are today’s investors excited about and where do they see the future of travel heading?

    • Matt Zito, Managing Partner, Travel Startups Incubator, LLC
    • Raj Singh, Managing Director, JetBlue Technology Ventures
    • Kurien Jacob, Principal, Highgate Ventures
    • Sara Jones, Principle Strategist , Boeing HorizonX Ventures
  • 10:15 AM

    11:00 AM
    Startup Pitch Competition Session 1

    Pitch Sessions with established tech-travel startups will be judged by:

    • Andrew Sturner, Founder, Tech, Media & Real Estate Ventures
    • Seth Cassel, President, EveryMundo
    • Noam Beno, Manager, Corporate Strategy, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
    • Parker Stanberry, Founder, Oasis
    • Kerri Zeil, Director, Amadeus For Startups
  • 11:00 AM

    11:15 AM
    Coffee Break
  • 11:15 AM

    12:00 PM
    Startup Pitch Competition Session 2

    Pitch Sessions with established tech-travel startups will be judged by:

    • Andrew Sturner, Founder, Tech, Media & Real Estate Ventures
    • Seth Cassel, President, EveryMundo
    • Noam Beno, Manager, Corporate Strategy, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
    • Parker Stanberry, Founder, Oasis
    • Kerri Zeil, Director, Amadeus For Startups
  • 12:00 PM

    1:30 PM
    Lunch
  • 1:30 PM

    2:15 PM
    Panel Discussion: The Digital Connected Experience

    Technology is increasingly consuming travelers’ lives. Now more than ever, users expect personal, seamless, connected experiences both online and offline. With consumers continuously using different ways to make reservations, expecting immediate results and unique experiences, the challenge as well as opportunities to engage with them is endless. How has connecting with guests in a mobile and social world changed? What tools are being used to enhance the end to end customer experience and reduce friction points? How can personalization across touch points throughout the customer journey be achieved to meet the real-time, always-on demands of today’s digital world traveler and maximize the guest experience?

    • Kerstin Sachl, Director of Public Relations and Social Media Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International
    • Kaio Philipe, Commercial and Operations Director LATAM, KAYAK
    • Ricardo Tafur, Vice-president Consumer Products LAC, Visa
    • Rana Ghosh, Head of e-Commerce and Ancillary Revenue,, Spirit Airlines
  • 2:15 PM

    3:00 PM
    Panel Discussion: Understanding the Global Citizen and the Experience Economy

    People are increasingly identifying themselves as global rather then national citizens. Working remotely or telecommuting is no longer just for the ‘freelance community’, organizations of all sizes are embracing this concept with the percentage of workers doing all or some of their work ‘at home’ increasing from 19% in 2003 to 24% in 2015 with 68% of U.S. workers saying that they expect to work remotely in the future (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). In addition to the work benefits when looking at the trends, the experience economy reflects a growing consumer desire for immersive consumption moments, i.e. experiencing what each destination has to offer. Learn from the companies that are making it possible to live, work and experience life as a global citizen.

    • Gillian Morris, Founder, Hitlist App
    • Nick Vivion, Editor-in-Chief, Tnooz
    • Michael Youngblood, Co-founder, Unsettled
    • Parker Stanberry, Founder, Oasis
  • 3:00 PM

    3:15 PM
    Coffee Break
  • 3:15 PM

    4:00 PM
    Panel Discussion: The Bionic Traveler

    Automation, Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence and how it will affect marketing to Travelers in 2018. Travel brands spent the past few years tackling changes in consumer habits from Mobile, Social, Online Travel Agents and disruptors like Airbnb, Uber and more. The rise in AI, Machine Learning and the fast-approaching new global data regulations tell us that they better hold on to their seats – as they ain’t seen nothing yet. Current and former senior marketing executives from Hertz, Amadeus and VISIT Florida share what’s up next for engaging travelers in 2018.

    • Charlie Coniglio, President, Green Torino
    • David Atkins, Principal, Digital DNA Infusion
    • Luis Segredo, Investor, Travel Initiatives
    • John Santiago, Moderator, CEO M8
  • 4:00 PM

    4:30 PM
    Startup Winners
  • 4:30 PM

    5:00 PM
    Keynote
    • Doug Prothero, Managing Director , The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
  • 5:00 PM

    6:30 PM
    Networking + Closing Reception

    Closing Remarks + Cocktail Hour