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 for 2018

The Hotel Distribution Event 2018 offers a roster of the leading opinion formers in the hotel technology sector. Take a look at the programme.


Hotel Analyst, the event's organiser, again links its investment market background with the digital disruption taking place in the industry.


Senior Hoteliers attending HDE18

  • Al-Malik, Managing Director, Remarkable Hotels UK
  • Albert Guell Casanova, Corporate Marketing & Sales Director, Selenta Group
  • Al-karim Nathoo, Managing Director, 4C Hotel Group
  • Ben Chapman, Commercial Director, Strand Palace Hotel 
  • Berengere Brohan, Group Revenue Director, The Hoxton
  • David Cabreza, Director International Distribution, Hilton
  • Emilie Allain, Group Revenue Manager, Marlin
  • Iain Cowieson, IT Director, Malmaison & Hotel du Vin Hotels 
  • Jacob Rasin, Director of Business Development, Pandox
  • James Toms, Manager Digital & Distribution, Wyndham
  • John Rogers, SVP of Brands and Franchise Operations in, Hilton
  • John Philipson, Operations Director, Cheval Residences
  • Ken Young, Vice President, Revenue Account Management, Preferred Hotels & Resorts 
  • Lionel Benjamin, Director – Hotels, Topland Group 
  • Ludovic Cacciapaglia, Director Distribution Strategy, Shangri La Hotels & Resorts
  • Liz Callaghan, Head of Revenue, Cheval Residences
  • Magnus Hedlund, Managing Owner, Riverton
  • Marc Henriksen, Partner, Midstar
  • Marine Martinez,  Senior Analyst Feasibility & Investment Analysis, Hilton
  • Mara Jozing, Revenue Director, Strand Palace Hotel 
  • Peter Tengstrom, Partner & Managing Director, Midstar
  • Rajesh Vohra, Director, Sarova Hotels
  • Padraig Fitzgerald, Commercial Director, Marlin
  • Patrick Divall Regional VP Operations, Western Europe, Wyndham 
  • Miriam Casey, Revenue Manager, Clayton Hotels 
  • Sandro Guadagnini, Asset Manager – Hotels, Topland Group
  • Serena von der Heyde, Partner, Georgian House Hotel    
  • Stefan Leser, CEO, Langham Hospitality Group   
  • Steven Howe, Digital Manager, Apex Hotels 
  • Suzie Thompson, VP Marketing, Distribution & Revenue Mgt, Red Carnation Hotels 
  • Toby Herbert, Group IT Director, Rocco Forte Hotels
  • Vineeth Purushothaman, Revenue Management Manager, Wyndham


Senior attendees at HDE18

  • Alan O’Riordan, Business Development Manager – UK & Ireland, apaleo
  • Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst
  • Annalisa Mutti, Account Manager – Hospitality Cloud, Cvent
  • Anthony Fulgoni, Business Development, Chargifi
  • Bharet Malhotra, Senior VP Sales, Cvent
  • Carl Weldon, COO Europe, HFTP
  • Chris Rose, Head of Marketing, Avvio 
  • Cristina Blaj, Director of Sales Europe, Duetto
  • Darryl Walker​, Head of eCommerce and Distribution, SACO
  • Dave Montale, Head of Strategy, Winding Tree
  • David Brillembourg,  Founder of Step Blockchain Ecosystem 
  • Ed Storey, Partner, Taylor Wessing
  • Emma Cruwys, Revenue Manager, Corporate Housing Factory 
  • Gerard Nolan, Director, Gerard Nolan & Partners
  • Gilbert-André Ghammachi, Partner, MRP Hotels 
  • Helen O’Leary, Associate, The Innovate Room 
  • Ian Sloan, VP Client Strategy, Avvio
  • James Bland, Director, BDRC
  • James Parsons, Global Director – Customer Success & Operations, OTA Insight
  • James Woudhuysen, Visiting professor, Forecasting & Innovation, London South Bank University
  • Jane Pendlebury, Chief Executive, HOSPA
  • Joe Cripps, MD & Co-founder, trailapp
  • Jouke Baaima, Director, Corporate Housing Factory 
  • Julie Grieve, CEO and Founder, Criton App 
  • Katherine Doggrell, Editor, Hotel Analyst 
  • Katrina Craig, CEO, Hotel Solutions Partnership
  • Macy Marvel, Hospitality Consultant, Freelance Writer, Mintel and Hotel Analyst 
  • Mark Regensberg, Head of Information Security, Zappi -ex Marriott
  • Martin Evans, Managing Director, The Tourism Business
  • Michael De Jongh, Chief Commercial Officer, Avvio 
  • Michael Talbot, Sales Director, Infor 
  • Mike Jones, Managing Director, Hospitality Impact              
  • Nakul Sharma, Founder and CEO, Hostmaker
  • Natalie Weisz, Research & Analysis Manager, STR Global
  • Nick Chadwick, Senior Vice President, Hotel Asset Management, Starwood Capital Europe Adviser
  • Nigel Allport, Head of Business Development, For-Sight
  • Nikhil Gupta, Co-Founder, ScoTrav
  • Patrick Reardon, Executive Chairman, Reardon Smith Architects
  • Peter O’Connor, Professor of Information System, ESSEC Business School, France IMHI
  • Richard Bursby, Partner, Taylor Wessing
  • Roy Graff, Managing Director EMEA, Dragon Trail 
  • Satayan Joshi, Hotel Ads Business Lead, IE / UK / Benelux / Nordics, Google 
  • Sophie Colvin, Senior Business Develoment Manager, STR Global 
  • Stephen Walker – Principal, Strategic Operations, KSL Capital Partners
  • Sue Spinney, Vice President, Owner Relations, Expedia Group
  • Tim James, Business Development Director, Agilysys
  • Tim Ramskill, Managing Director, Pan European Travel & Leisure Equity Research, Credit Suisse
  • Vincent Cuelenaere, Manager Hotel Investments at Colliers International, Colliers International  


Companies attending: 4C Hotel Group, Agilysys, apaleo, Apex Hotels, ATPI,  Avvio, BDRC, Chargifi, Cheval Residences, Clayton Hotels, Colliers International, Corporate Housing Factory, Credit Suisse, Criton App, Cvent, Dragon Trail,  Duetto, ESSEC Business School, Expedia Group, For-Sight, France IMHI, Georgian House Hotel, Gerard Nolan & Partners, Google, Hilton, HFTP, HOSPA, Hostmaker, Hotel Analyst, Hotel Solutions Partnership, Hotel News Now, Hospitality Impact, Hox House UK, HVS, JLL, Infor, KSL Capital, Langham Hospitality Group, London South Bank University, Malmaison & Hotel du Vin Hotels,  Marlin Apartments, Mintel, Midstar, MRP Hotels, OTA Insight, Pandox, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, ScoTrav, Reardon Smith Architects, Red Carnation Hotels, Remarkable Hotels UK, Riverton, Rocco Forte Hotels, SACO, Sarova Hotels, Selenta Group, Shangri La Hotels & Resorts, Strand Palace Hotel, STR Global, Starwood Capital Europe Adviser, Step Blockchain Ecosystem, Taylor Wessing, The Innovate Room, The Tourism Business, Topland Group, trailapp, Winding Tree, Wyndham, Zappi





Andrew Sangster explains what the event is all about

2018 will be the The Hotel Distribution Event’s sixth 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.


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