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.


2018 Speakers:

  • James Bland, Director, BDRC
  • David Brillembourg,  Founder of Step Blockchain Ecosystem 
  • Coley Brenan, Partner & Head of Europe, KSL Capital
  • Nick Chadwick, Senior Vice President, Hotel Asset Management, Starwood Capital Europe Adviser
  • Joe Cripps, MD & Co-founder, trailapp
  • Katherine Doggrell, Editor, Hotel Analyst 
  • Roy Graff, Managing Director EMEA, Dragon Trail 
  • Nikhil Gupta, Co-Founder, ScoTrav
  • Steven Howe, Digital Manager, Apex Hotels 
  • Mike Jones, Managing Director, Hospitality Impact 
  • Satayan Joshi, Hotel Ads Business Lead, IE / UK / Benelux / Nordics, Google 
  • Macy Marvel, Hospitality Consultant, Freelance Writer, Mintel and Hotel Analyst
  • Dave Montale, Head of Strategy, Winding Tree
  • Peter O’Connor, Professor of Information System, ESSEC Business School, France IMHI
  • Alan O’Riordan, Business Development Manager – UK & Ireland, apaleo
  • James Parsons, Global Director – Customer Success & Operations, OTA Insight
  • Tim Ramskill, Managing Director, Pan European Travel & Leisure Equity Research, Credit Suisse
  • Jacob Rasin, Director of Business Development, Pandox
  • Patrick Reardon, Executive Chairman, Reardon Smith Architects
  • Mark Regensberg, Head of Information Security, Zappi -ex Marriott
  • John Rogers, SVP of Brands and Franchise Operations in, Hilton
  • Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst
  • Levi Silver, Head of Sales, Travel Tripper 
  • Nakul Sharma, Founder and CEO, Hostmaker
  • Sue Spinney, Vice President, Owner Relations, Expedia Group
  • Ian Sloan, VP Client Strategy, Avvio
  • Peter Tengstrom, Partner & Managing Director, Midstar
  • Suzie Thompson, VP Marketing, Distribution & Revenue Mgt, Red Carnation Hotels 
  • Rajesh Vohra, Director, Sarova Hotels
  • Professor James Woudhuysen, Visiting professor, Forecasting & Innovation, London South Bank University



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.


Video of previous speakers > View photos from previous events >

Sharing Economy and The Hotel Industry 2017

Macy100 by Macy Marvel, Associate, Hotel Analyst
HDE Report Cover