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 will offer a roster of the leading opinion formers in the hotel technology sector. The 2018 programme is under production and will be announced shortly.

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

2018 Speakers that have already confirmed:

    • Tim Ramskill, Managing Director, Pan European Travel & Leisure Equity Research, Credit Suisse
    • Peter Tengstrom, Partner & Managing Director, Midstar
    • Jacob Rasin, Director of Business Development, Pandox
    • Coley Brenan, Partner & Head of Europe, KSL Capital
    • Nick Chadwick, Senior Vice President, Hotel Asset Management, Starwood Capital Europe Advisers
    • Sue Spinney, Vice President, Owner Relations, Expedia Group
    • Rajesh Vohra, Director, Sarova Hotels 
    • Frank Reeves, Founder & CEO, Avvio
    • Peter O’Connor, Professor of Information System, ESSEC Business School, France IMHI
    • Nikhil Gupta, Co-Founder, ScoTrav
    • Roy Graff, Managing Director EMEA, Dragon Trail   
    • Mark Regensberg, Head of Information Security, Zappi -ex Marriott
    • Steven Howe, Digital Manager, Apex Hotels 
    • John Rogers, SVP of Brands and Franchise Operations in, Hilton
    • Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst
    • Nakul Sharma, Founder and CEO, Hostmaker
    • Dave Montale, Head of Strategy, Winding Tree
    • James Parsons, Global Director – Customer Success & Operations, OTA Insight
    • IHG
    • Wyndham
    • BDRC
    • Travel Tripper


Hot topics the will be covered in 2018 included:

  • A view from the City
  • A panel of investors / funds to talk about how they view the world of distribution and where they see the priorities
  • Spotlight sessions from big brands including IHG and Wyndham
  • Revpar v net Revpar
  • A look at how Expedia works with OTA’s
  • The role of booking direct
  • The future of Meta Search
  • The death of the vendor
  • The regulatory landscape
  • China outbound



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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