senior executives involved in sales, marketing and technology within hotel brand, operating and owning companies. In addition, other senior hotel executives at the CEO, COO and CFO level who have responsibility for these functions  

Programme highlights

The Hotel Distribution Event 2017 offers a roster of the leading opinion formers in the hotel technology sector. Hot topics in 2017  included:
  •        Who is winning the distribution race?
  •        The data evidence - who are the winners and the losers?
  •        The big brand distribution strategy
  •        Global brand views on distribution
  •        Distribution and the sharing economy: an investment perspective
  •        Ongoing disruptive growth
  •        Maximising total revenue - best practice on revenue management
  •        Hoteliers discuss Trevpar
  •        Artificial Intelligence
  •        View from hotel owners
Hotel Analyst, the event's organiser, again links its investment market background with the digital disruption taking place in the industry.      


Andrew Sangster explains what the event is all about

2017 will be The Hotel Distribution Event’s fifth year. The event focuses on the strategy rather than the tactics of hotel distribution.

The debates and presentations will focus on what should be done rather than the technical details of how it is done.

“We bring together the investment community and digital community and digital disruptors with hotel owners and hotel brands to give a unique insight into what is going on in the hotel industry. This is not yet another digital travel conference, this is an event focused on what needs to be understood by business leaders and investors about the digital transformation of hotels,” said Hotel Analyst’s Andrew Sangster.

  • Lennert de Jong, Director of Distribution, citizenM
  • Nayan Peshkar, SVP. Digital, Distribution & Revenue Strategy, Millennium Hotels and Resorts
  • Rishi Sharma, VP Legal and Secretariat, InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Mark Weinstein, SVP and Global Head of Customer Engagement, Loyalty & Partnerships, Hilton
  • Dr. Jan Sammeck, Director E-Commerce, Deutsche Hospitality
  • Deniz Dorbek Kocak, Senior Director of Revenue Management, Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Stephanie Gosling, Head of Revenue, Amaris Hospitality
  • Thomas Magnuson, Co Founder and CEO, Magnuson Worldwide
  • Simon Teasdale, Managing Director, Lapithus Hotels Management
  • Alan Corlett, Commercial Director, Principal Hotel Company
  • David Taylor, Chief Commercial Officer, GLH Hotels
  • Jane Waterworth, Marketing Director, Daniel Thwaites
  • Steffen Doyle, Managing Director Co Head of European Real Estate Investment Banking, Credit Suisse
  • Euan Cameron, UK Artificial Intelligence Leader, PwC
  • Philip Shepherd, Partner, PwC
  • Samira Raj, Product Manager, Avvio
  • Felix Undeutsch, Head of MICE & Groups, The Expedia group
  • Nick Norton, Senior Manager, Google 
  • James Osmond, COO, Triptease
  • Jerome Wise, Vice President, Enterprise Clients, TravelClick Inc
  • John Seaton, Managing Director, International, Cendyn
  • Ravi Kishore Gali, Senior Asset Management, Hamilton Hotel Partners
  • Jonathan Langston, Co-Founder, HotStats
  • Paul Slattery, Co-Founder & Director, Otus & Co
  • Marco Benvenuti, CoFounder, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Duetto
  • Rahul Arora, Managing Director, World Hotel Marketing
  • Dilys Maltby, Senior Partner, Circus
  • Ciara Crossan, Founder & CEO, WeddingDates
  • Sameer Sinha, Global Sales Head, RateGain
  • Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst
  • Katherine Doggrell, Editor, Hotel Analyst



Senior people already coming along:

  •  E-Commerce Manager, Global Sales & Distribution, Accor UK & Ireland
  • Director, Adafabridge Hotel Consultancy
  • Head of Marketing, Avvio
  •  Director Revenue Optimisation – Revenue Management Centre UK&I, Carlson Rezidor
  • Regional Director of Sales EMEA, Cendyn
  •  Head of Revenue, Clink Hostels
  • Head of Revenue, Cheval Residences
  • Managing Partner, Cogent Blue
  •  CEO/Executive Director, Constance Hotels
  • Regional Director of Sales Europe, Cvent
  • Group Revenue Manager UK & NI, Dalata Hotel Group
  • Professor, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
  • Director, For-Sight Guest CRM
  •  Head of Revenue Management, Generator Hotels
  •  General Manager, IHG
  • Director of Strategic Partnerships, HoteRez Hotels & Resorts
  • Director, HVS
  • Associate Director, HVS
  • Senior Vice President, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group
  • Revenue Director, Lapithus
  • Chairman, Magnuson Hotels
  •  Managing Director, Marlin Apartments
  • Head of Sales EMEA, OTA Insight
  •  Head of Distribution, Principal Hotel Company
  • Senior Consultant, PwC Switzerland
  • Partner, PwC
  •  Managing Director, RaspberrySky Services
  • Founder & CEO, Right Revenue
  • Entrepreneur Riverton
  • Regional Director of Sales UK & Ireland, Sabre
  •  Head of e-Commerce and Distribution, SACO Apartments
  •  Director of Distribution, Scandic Hotels
  •  Director, Select Property Group
  • Director of Business Development, SHR Global
  •  Director of Revenue, Strand Palace Hotels
  •  Marketing Director, Strand Palace Hotels
  •  Director, 4C Hotels
  •  CEO, The Ritz
  •  Head of Revenue, The Ritz
  •  Area Manager UK and Ireland, Triptease
  • Founder, UpMail
  •  CEO, World Hotels
  •  General Manager, The George, Urban Boutique Hotel

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