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.      


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.


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

2018 Speakers that have already confirmed:

    • Tim Ramskill, Managing Director, Pan European Travel & Leisure Equity Research, Credit Suisse
    • Peter Tengstrom, Partner & Managing Director, Midstar
    • Coley Brenan, Partner & Head of Europe, KSL Capital
    • Starwood Capital
    • Sue Spinney, Vice President, Owner Relations, Expedia Group
    • Frank Reeves, Founder & CEO, Avvio
    • Peter O’Connor, Professor of Information System, ESSEC Business School, France IMHI
    • Nikhil Gupta, Co-Founder, ScoTrav
    • Mark Regensberg, Head of Information Security, Zappi -ex Marriott
    • Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst
    • IHG
    • Wyndham
    • BDRC

Speakers from 2017:

  • 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
  • Geneviève Materne, Regional VP of Distribution Strategy, EAME SW Asia & Asia Pacific, Hyatt International
  • 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
  • Michael McCartan, Managing Director EMEA, Duetto Research
  • 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 that came along in 2017:

    •  E-Commerce Manager, Global Sales & Distribution, Accor UK & Ireland
    •  Director, Adafabridge Hotel Consultancy
    •  Director, A.G.M Hotels 
    • EVP Product Strategy – CRS, PMS and Channel Management, Amadeus Hospitality
    • Head of Revenue, Amaris Hospitality
    •  Product Manager, Avvio
    •  Head of Marketing, Avvio
    •  Director Revenue Optimisation – Revenue Management Centre  UK&I, Carlson  Rezidor
    •  Managing Director, International, Cendyn
    •  Regional Director of Sales EMEA, Cendyn
    •   Director of Distribution, citizenM
    •  Revenue Manager, City Suites
    •   Head of Revenue, Clink Hostels
    •   Head of Revenue, Cheval Residences
    •  Senior Partner, Circus
    •  Managing Partner, Cogent Blue
    •  CEO/Executive Director, Constance Hotels
    •  Managing Director Co Head of European Real Estate Investment  Banking,Credit  Suisse
    •  Regional Director of Sales Europe, Cvent
    •  Group Revenue Manager UK & NI, Dalata Hotel Group
    •  Marketing Director, Daniel Thwaites
    •  Director E-Commerce, Deutsche Hospitality
    • Business Transformation Officer, Dorchester Collection
    •  CoFounder, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Duetto
    •  Professor, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
    •  Director Market Management London, Expedia 
    •  Director Market Management UK and Ireland, Expedia  
    •  Director, For-Sight Guest CRM
    •  Head of Revenue Management, Generator Hostels
    •  Chief Commercial Officer, GLH Hotels
    •  Senior Manager, Google 
    •  SVP and Global Head of Customer Engagement, Loyalty & Partnerships, Hilton
    •  General Manager, IHG
    • Chief Executive, HOSPA
    •  Co-Founder, HotStats
    •  Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst
    •  Editor, Hotel Analyst
    •  Director of Strategic Partnerships, HoteRez Hotels & Resorts
    •  Director, HVS
    •  Associate Director, HVS
    •  Regional VP of Distribution Strategy, EAME SW Asia & Asia Pacific, Hyatt International
    • Sales Director, iDeas
    •  VP Legal and Secretariat, InterContinental Hotels Group
    •  Senior Vice President, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group
    • Key Account Manager Hospitality, KFP Five Star Conference Service
    • Managing Director, Lapithus Hotel Management
    •  Director of Revenue, Lapithus Hotel Management
    • Chairman, Larco
    •  Director of Sales, Luma Concept Hotel London
    •  Co Founder and CEO, Magnuson Worldwide
    •  Chairman, Magnuson Hotels
    •  Managing Director, Marlin Apartments
    • Group Revenue Manager, Marlin Apartments
    •  SVP. Digital, Distribution & Revenue Strategy, Millennium Hotels and Resorts
    • Sales Director UK, NH Hotel Group
    • Distribution Director, NH Hotel Group
    • B2B Digital Sales Director, NH Hotel Group
    • Senior Manager, Paddington Hotels 
    •  Co-Founder & Director, Otus & Co
    •  Head of Sales EMEA, OTA Insight
    • Vice President, Precis Management Services
    •  Head of Distribution, Principal Hotel Company
    • Commercial & Strategy Manager, Premier Inn
    • Co-Founder & CEO, Prix Ltd
    •  UK Artificial Intelligence Leader, PwC
    •  Partner, PwC
    •  Senior Consultant, PwC Switzerland
    •  Partner, PwC
    •  Revenue Director, Radisson Edwardian 
    •  Senior Revenue Manager, Radisson Edwardian 
    •  Global Sales Head, RateGain
    • VP of Sales, RateGain
    •  Managing Director, RaspberrySky Services
    •  Founder & CEO, Right Revenue
    •  Entrepreneur Riverton
    • Area Director of Information Technology, Rosewood Hotels
    •  Managing Director, Saba Hotel Group
    •  Regional Director of Sales UK & Ireland, Sabre Hospitality Solutions
    •  Head of e-Commerce and Distribution, SACO Apartments
    •  Resident Manager, San Domenico House Hotel
    •  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
    •  Managing Director, 4C Hotels
    •  Head of MICE & Groups, The Expedia group
    •  Managing Director, The Montcalm 
    • CEO, The Ritz
    •  Head of Revenue, The Ritz
    • Head of Sales, Travel Tripper
    •  Vice President, Enterprise Clients, TravelClick Inc
    •  COO, Triptease
    •   Area Manager UK and Ireland, Triptease
    •   Founder, UpMail
    •   Founder & CEO, WeddingDates
    •   CEO, World Hotels
    •    Managing Director, World Hotel Marketing
    •   Senior Director of Revenue Management, Wyndham Hotel Group
    •   General Manager, The George, Urban Boutique Hotel

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Companies that attended HDE17

4C Hotels; Accor UK & Ireland; Adafabridge Hotel Consultancy; A.G.M Hotels;  Avvio;  Amadeus Hospitality;  Amaris Hospitality;  Hotels & Hospitality;  BDRC;  British Hospitality Association; Carlson Rezidor;  Cendyn; citizenM; Cheval Residences;  Circus; City Suites;  Clink Hostels; Cogent Blue;  Constance Hotels; Credit Suisse; Cvent;  Dalata Hotel Group;  Deutsche Hospitality; Daniel Thwaites; Digital Hotelier;  Dorchester Collection;  Duetto; Ecole Hoteliere de  Lausanne;  Five Star Magazine;  Fore-sight Guest CRM; glh Hotels;  Google; Hamilton Hotel Partners; Hilton; HolidayInn London West;  HOSPA;  Hotel News Now;  Hotel Rez Hotels & Resorts; Hotel Riverton;  Hotel Analyst; HotStats; Hyatt International;  HVS;  Ideas; InterContinental Hotels Group; JLL; KFP Five Star Conference Service; Lapithus Hotel Management; Larco;  Luma Concept Hotel London; Magnuson Worldwide;  Marlin Apartments; Meininger Hotels;  Millennium Hotels and Resorts; NH Hotel Group;  OTA Insight;  Otus & Co; Precis Management Services;  Premier Inn;  Principal Hotel Company;  Prix Ltd;  PwC; Questex; Radisson Edwardian;  Rasberry Sky Services;  Radisson Edwardian Hotels;  RateGain; Right Revenue; Rosewood Hotels;  Saba Hotel Group;  Sabre Hospitality Solutions; Scandic; SACO Apartments;  San Domenico House Hotel;  Select Property Group; SHR Global;  Strand Palace Hotel;  The Expedia group; The George, TravelClick;  Travel Tripper;  Triptease;  Upmail Solutions;  Urban Boutique Hotel; Right Revenue; The Montcalm Hotels; The Ritz; Travel Tripper;  University of Surrey;  WeddingDates; World Hotel Marketing; Wyndham Hotel Group (edit)


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