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 2016 offers a roster of the leading opinion formers in the hotel technology sector. Hot topics this year include:
  •        Retail or product (or both)?
  •        Regulation of the sharing economy
  •        Advertising power
  •        Breaking out of internal silos within hotel companies
  •        Travel Management Companies
  •        Global chains versus mid-sized and national groups
This year's event is to focus on the disruption and increasing desperation of distribution. 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

2016 will be The Hotel Distribution Event’s fourth 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.

Video of previous speakers > View photos from previous events >

Companies attending HDE 2016

Accor,  Amadeus,  Amadeus SAS France,  Apex Hotels,  Atlantic Equities,  Avvio,  BDRC Continental,  Belmond,  British Hospitality Association,  Capital Travel and Events,  Carlson Rezidor,  Cendyn, Chico Hotel Solutions AB,  Choose your own room,  Clink Hostels,  Credit Suisse,  Colliers,  CitizenM, Boutique Hotel News,  Dalata Hotel Group,  DataArt,  Digital Alchemy, Dow Jones,  Duetto,  Ebiquity,  Essec Business School,  Etc Venues,  Expedia,  Fastbooking,  FastPay Hotels,  Fattal & Leonardo Hotels,  Fornova,  For-sight Guest CRM,   GLH Hotels,  Google, GTMC,  Guestline,  Hilton,  Hodson Bay,  Hyatt International,  iDiso,  InterContinental Hotels Group,  IDeas,  Infor,  International Air Transport Association,  KSL Capital Partners,  K&L Gates,  Luxury Hotel Partners,  Marlin Apartments,  Marriott International,  MiceCrowd,  Nadler Hotels,  Newmarket,  Opensmjle,  Oracle,  OTA Insight, Otus & Co, Pace Dimensions,  Pestana,  Portman Estates,  PwC,  Questex,  Qubit,  Rasberry Sky,  Revinate,  ReviewPro,  RoomMate Hotels and BeMate.com, Sabre Hospitality Solutions,  SACO The Serviced Apartment Company,  Scandic,  Serentata,  Sojern,  Small Luxury Hotels of the World,  Splendid Hotels,  Starwood Hotels,  Steigenberger Hotels,  Rategain,  Royal Garden Hotel,  STR Global,  Strand Palace Hotels & Resorts, Supercity Group, The Montcalm Hotels,  TMI Consultancy,  Travelclick,  Travelodge,  Travelport,  Tripadvisor,  Triptease,  Vision Hospitality, Zleep Hotels.

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Senior People attending from Hotel Companies

E-commerce Director, Accor; E-Commerce Manager, Accor; Director of Revenue, Apex Hotels; Director of Revenue Management, Corporate, Belmond Director of Project Management - Organisation, Belmond Chief Commercial Officer, CitizenM; Chief Investment & ESG Officer, CitizenM; Business Development, Clink Hostels; Head of Market Development, Dalata Hotel Group; Project Manager, Choose your own room; Owner & CEO, Fattal & Leonardo Hotels; Digital Marketing Manager, Fattal & Leonardo Hotels; Director of Digital Transformation, glh Hotels; Former Strategy Director, glh Hotels; Feasibility & Investment Analysis, Senior Manager, Hilton; Managing Director, Hodson Bay Group; Group Commercial Director, Hodson Bay Group; VP Revenue Strategy, Hyatt International; Chief Commercial Officer, Europe, InterContinental Hotel Group; Director, External Communications, Europe, InterContinental Hotel Group; Director, Luxury Hotel Partners; Vice President Brand Marketing & ecommerce Europe, Marriott International Area Director Revenue Management UK & Ireland, Marriott International; Managing Director, Marlin Apartments; International Cluster Revenue Manager, Nadler Hotels; Director of Sales & Marketing, Pestana; Hotel Revenue Management, Distribution and Sales Consultant, Royal Garden Hotel; Head of Ecommerce and Distribution, SACO The Serviced Apartment Company Director Distribution, Scandic; Vice President Revenue Management & Distribution, Scandic; Distribution Manger, Small Luxury Hotels of the World; Vice Chairman, Splendid Hospitality Group; Group Revenue Manager, Splendid Hospitality Group; Managing Director, The Montcalm Hotels; Fund Manager and Director of Commercial Asset Management, The Portman Estate; Head of Retail and Associate Director - Commercial Asset Management, The Portman Estate; Distribution Manager, Small Luxury Hotels of the World; CEO, Splendid Hotels; Head of Retail and Director of Revenue, Strand Palace Hotel & Restaurants; Regional Director Of Sales, Starwood Hotels; CEO, Supercity Group General Manager, The George urban boutique hotel; Key Account Manager Leisure Sales, Travelodge Hotel; Director, Zleep Hotels;

See who attended in 2015

Senior People attending from Other Companies

VP Business Development, EMEAI, Amadeus; Regional Account Manager, EMEAI, Amadeus; Co-Founder & CEO, Avvio; Managing Director, BDRC Continental; Founder & President, Room Mate Hotels and BeMate.com; Chief Executive, British Hospitality Association; Director of Supplier Partnerships, Capita Travel and Events; Managing Director, Cendyn; Regional Director Business Development EMEA, Cendyn/ONE; Co-Founder/Managing Director, Chico Hotel Solutions; Co-founder/Managing Director, Choice Hotel Solutions; Project Manager, Choose your Own Room; Vice President - EMEA & APAC, Digital Alchemy CRM; Managing Director, Duetto; Vice President Sales EMEA, Duetto; Director of Sales and Revenue Strategy, Duetto; Strategic Marketing Investment Advisor, Ebiquity; Internet Analyst & Partner, Atlantic Equities, Atlantic Equities; Director, Global Industry Relations, Expedia; Director, Distribution Accounts, Expedia; Director, Global Accounts, Expedia; Director of Market Management, London, Expedia; Director of Market Management, UK, Expedia; VP, Global Partner Group, Expedia; CEO, Fastpayhotels; Co-CEO, Fastbooking; MD for France and Northern Europe, Fastbooking; Director, For-Sight Guest CRM; CEO, Fornova; Industry Head of Hospitality, Google CEO, GTMC; Director, Guestline; Director, Guestline; Senior Associate, Hamilton Hotel Partners; Senior Consultant, iDeas; Chairman, Idiso; Sales Director, UK, Ireland & Scandinavia, Infor; Area Manager United Kingdom & Ireland, International Air Transport Association; Partner, K&L Gates; Director Asset Management, KSL Capital Partners; Associate, KSL Capital Partners; Managing Director, LTH Advisors; Director & Connectivity Strategy, ecommerce Profit Generator, MiceCrowd; Managing Director, EMEAI, Newmarket; Founder, Opensjle; Senior Director Sales Consulting - Hotels (EMEA), Oracle; Director, Otus & Co; Managing Partner, Pace Dimensions; Partner, Pace Dimensions; Partner, PwC; Managing Director, RaspberrySky Services Limited; Global Head of Sales, Rategain; Sales Manager, ReviewPro; VP Global Sales, ReviewPro; VP, EMEA, Revinate; VP/GM - EMEA, Revinate; Founder, RoomMate Hotels and BeMate.com; EVP Product Management, Rategain; Director of Sales EMEA, Global Partner Programs at Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Sabre Hospitality Solutions; Director of Sales and Marketing, Serenata IntraWare; Sales Manager, Sojern; Managing Director, STR Global; Head of Business Development, Hotels, STR Global; Group Head of Luxury, The Wall Street Journal; Luxury Brand Ambassador, The Wall Street Journal; Director, TMI Consultancy; Strategic Sales Director – Digital Media EMEA, Travelport; Client Development Manager, Display EMEA, Tripadvisor; Chief Tease, Triptease; Strategic Sales, Triptease; VP, Global Partner Group, The Expedia Group; VP, Enterprise Clients, Travelclick; Founder and Managing Director, Vision Hospitality Israel;

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