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Travel Technology Europe 2010 – conference in London, UK





Earls Court 2
London, UK

Travel Technology Europe 2010   conference in London, UK logoEurope’s leading conference dedicated to providing innovative solutions and technology to decision makers in the travel industry.

Seminar Agenda

Travel Technology Europe once again brings you a seminar programme that tackles the hottest topics facing the travel technology industry today. Hosted by thought leaders and industry specialists you can guarantee to come away with tangible, take away advice and ideas to drive your business forward.

Content provided by Tnooz, Reality Media, CIMTIG, Travolution and the Guild of Travel and Tourism

Sessions are booked in advance online, before 5th February and cost £45 each. Sessions booked after this date cost £55, tickets can be purchased at the Seminar box office.

Day 1: Tuesday 09 February 2010

10:00 – 11:00     Web Distribution for Tour Operators and Suppliers
Distributed marketing or distributed transactions – understand the challenges and opportunities of two vastly different and fast-evolving models.
Alex Bainbridge, managing director, TourCMS
Deepak Jha, vice president for commercial, Isango

11:15 – 12:15     10 Ways to Drive Your Business
Bob Morrell & Jeremy Blake
Reality Training Ltd
Reality Training are sales and management training specialists. In the last 12 months they have worked with Co-op Travel, TUI UK, Bourne Leisure and other independent operators. They recently spoke at the ABTA Travel Convention (highest rated plenary session) and twice at the World Travel Market for the ITT.
Taken from their new book ‘The Perfect Storm – 30 Ways to Drive Your Business’ they have selected 10 innovative ideas to help companies compete and grow. This interactive session seeks to give practical help and inspiration.

12:30 – 13:30     Social Media – What Next?
Dan Caplin, director, Click With Technology
Prad Ray, online marketing manager, Click With Technology
Seamus Conlon, managing director, cruise.co.uk
How has social media has progressed in 2009, the successes and developments.What we can expect in the future.

13:45 – 16:00     QUESTION TIME: featuring leading travel and technology personnel
“Riding the storm – one year on – how is the travel trade doing ?”
–  paddling like mad to stay afloat?  Comfortably ‘bobbing along’ on the crest of a wave? Or drowning ?
What does the immediate future hold ?
Last year our Expert Panel were a main feature at TTS, leading a very lively discussion regarding technology’s role in assisting the travel principles in coping with the tsunami like shock we all faced. So, one year on ……………….. Was it survival of the fittest ? – What lessons have been learned ?  What worked ?  What didn’t ?
Has the tide now turned?
How is technology adapting, implementing cost-effective strategies and applications to assist and ensure travel companies can best maximize their resources – with a healthy bottom line for all?
Our ‘Expert Witness’ panel will address questions, give their frank appraisals, and maybe even give some insight into their thoughts on the future of  the travel/technology partnerships.
We hope you will attend this free serious debate – and, even if you can’t, we invite your questions to be submitted – for discussion at the forum.
This session is kindly sponsored by Amadeus, Comtec, Codegen and OpenJaw arranged by U-GO Marketing & Events and supported by The Guild of Travel and Tourism

16:15 – 17:15     The Big Debate with Travolutions Board of Directors
Steve Byrne, MD, Travel Counsellors
Alan Josephs, Cheif Executive, Travel Intelligence

Day 2: Wednesday 10 February 2010

10:30 – 11:30     Social Search and the (New) Intermediaries
Caroline Mastoras, Travel Category Development Manager, Microsoft Advertising
Anneli Ritari, Senior Strategist for travel, Bigmouthmedia
How to keep up with developments in search and can the web ever realistically reduce commission levels?

11:45 – 12:45     10 Ways to Drive Your Business
Bob Morrell & Jeremy Blake
Reality Training Ltd
Reality Training are sales and management training specialists. In the last 12 months they have worked with Co-op Travel, TUI UK, Bourne Leisure and other independent operators. They recently spoke at the ABTA Travel Convention (highest rated plenary session) and twice at the World Travel Market for the ITT.
Taken from their new book ‘The Perfect Storm – 30 Ways to Drive Your Business’ they have selected 10 innovative ideas to help companies compete and grow. This interactive session seeks to give practical help and inspiration.

13:00 – 14:00     ‘Making social networks work for your brand’.
Steve Dunne of Digital Drums
Geoff Saltmarsh of Surf PR
Social networks have changed the way businesses and consumers use the Internet. CIMTIG’s digital marketing experts bring you the latest from this vibrant new media sector

14:15 – 15:15     2010 – Is this THE Year for Mobile
Richard Dennys, Director, Digital Divinity
Clare Messenger, Orange
Adam Winterflood, Managing Director, Travelbuddy

15:30 – 16:30     European Travel Trends
Chris Loughlin, UK managing director, Travelzoo
Francesca Ecsery, Sales Director, Cheapflights
Ornagh Hoban, VP of Marketing and Strategy, Datalex
Gain an insight into consumer trends and also the technological developments that are striving to meet them.

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