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2 October 2019 at the Montcalm Marble Arch, London

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


HDE19 programme promises to educate you

The Hotel Distribution Event 2019 offers a roster of the leading opinion formers in the hotel technology sector.


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


Topics to be discussed at HDE19

    • A view from the city: an investment perspective
    • Investors and Owners Panel
    • How technology needs to catch up with business transformation needs
    • Debating distribution – hear from hotel execs
    • Distribution Innovation
    • The future of metasearch: Is metasearch doomed? And if so, what does this mean for hoteliers?
    • Sitting between brand and owner: The distribution role for third party operators
    • Growth of Airbnb
    • Impact of the sharing economy
    • Where the sharing economy will take the hotel industry

HDE19 speakers already confirmed

  • Andreas Erben, Founder & Managing Director, Gorgeous Smiling Hotels 
  • Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst
  • Bryan Hammer, Vice President IT, Belmond
  • Dave Chapman, Strategist, Cloudreach
  • Harvey Hernandez, Co-Founder & CEO, Niido
  • Fernand Fernandez, Senior Vice President, Guest Experience and Engagement, Accor
  • Jacob Rasin, Director of Business Development, Pandox 
  • James Bland, Director, BVA – BDRC
  • Jeremy Sanders, Head of UK, OYO
  • Jeremy Ward, cloud Strategist, Cloudreach
  • Karelle Lamouche, SVP Sales& Distribution, Marketing & Guest Experience, Accor Hotels Northern Europe
  • Katherine Doggrell, Editor, Hotel Analyst
  • Lennert de Jong, CitizenM
  • Mark Campbell, Chief Information Officer, Dorchester Collection
  • Neetu Mistry, Commercial Director, Cycas Hospitality 
  • Nick Chadwick, Senior Vice President, Hotel Asset Management, Starwood Capital Group 
  • Orla Lee, VP EMEA, Market Management, Expedia Group
  • Osama Hirzalla, Vice President Sales & Distribution Europe, Marriott Hotels International 
  • Paul Payne, CTO, iRiS Software Systems
  • Peter O’Connor, Professor of Information Systems, ESSEC Business School, France IMHI
  • Richard Clarke, Senior Analyst, European Hotels & Leisure, AB Bernstein
  • Satyan Joshi, Hotel Ads Business Leader, Google UK
  • Sean Worker, Managing Director & Principal, T5 Strategies Business Architecture & Advisory Services
  • Stephanie Gosling, Commercial Director, Amaris Hospitality 
  • Stephen Walker, Principal, Strategic Ops, KSL Capital 
  • Suzie Thompson, Vice President – Marketing, Distribution & Revenue Management, Red Carnation 
  • Terry von Bibra, General Manager – Europe, Alibaba Group
  • Tim Davis, Founder & Managing Partner, Pace Dimensions 
  • Vineeth Purushothaman, Digital & Distribution Projects – EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Gowling

Andrew Sangster explains what the event is all about

“The conference is now in its seventh year and has evolved a reputation for asking the difficult questions – even if we cannot promise to always provide the answers. HDE is where hotel investors and hotel operators get to discuss the strategy of hotel distribution. It is a platform for thought leadership rather platitudinous presentations,” says Andrew Sangster, owner of Hotel Analyst and creator of HDE.


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