Loud decibels from Travel Forward

Monday, October 29, 2018


About 50 speakers from across various consumer brands, operators, and B2B technology providers share their view points at Travel Forward. Travel Forward is a three day travel technology show which is part of the WTM London 2018 event. It will take place from Nov. 5-6. 2018 at ExCeL London, UK.



Travel Forward features a 2-day conference, interactive exhibition and startup showcase.  Visitors can hear insightful case studies, meet the latest innovative solution providers, voice opinions in debates revolving around technology and take advantage of various networking opportunities.



One of the notable speakers is Steve Clarke, Senior Manager, Communication Channels for Virgin Atlantic. He will be interviewed by Matt Ring, Growth Manager UK & Ireland for Workplace by Facebook.Vincent Fillon, Director of Mobile Strategy and Development for Air France would share his thoughts during the event.



From the hotel gallery, there is Francois Mare, VP of e-Commerce Luxury for Accor Hotels, Beatriz Motta, Head of International Hotels at Hotel Urbano and Nayan Peshkar, senior vice-president of revenue management and distribution for Millennium Hotels and Resorts are all speaking.




From the rail counter the speakers are Roberto Abbondio, Managing Director of New Digital Business at Eurostar International; Mark Holt, CTO at online booking service Trainline; and Didier Pinson, chief information officer for Rail Europe.




Qnline travel agents and booking service providers have made their presence strong. Some of the speakers from this domain are Hari Nair, Expedia global senior vice president; Joost Vermulen, Regional Director of Northern Europe at and Utpal Kaul, Head of New Product Incubation at Carlson Wagonlit Travel.




The world’s leading travel technology providers would share the platform and share their perspectives. Some of them are Olaf Slater, Senior Director International Strategy & Innovation, Sabre Hospitality, and Erol Arkan, Director of Product Solutions for Sabre Travel Solutions EMEA.




Other speakers include Francesca Benati, Executive VP Online Western EMEA & Managing Director Italy for Amadeus, and Greg Webb, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Oracle Hospitality. Eric Gnock Fah, Co-founder & COO of platform provider Klook will share his lessons from his experience in the Asian market.




Travel operators and service providers are integral to tourism. Julia Lo Bue-Said, Chief Executive Officer of The Advantage Travel Partnership; Neil Armorgie, CEO of WIN Global Travel Network; Dr. Kris Naudts, Founder & CEO of Culture Trip and Simon Powell, CEO & Founder of are the key speakers at Travel Forward.



Riding the wave of innovations, are the speakers – James Thornton and Finnbar Cornwall. Andy Owen-Jones, CEO & Co-Founder of bd4travel, Matthias Koch, Global Client Partner for Travel at Productsup GmbH and Dr Ashok Maharaj at Tata Consultancy Services’ XR Lab.



VC Susie Stanford, Associate Director at Livingbridge, technology expert Brian Quarrie, CEO of Monami Tech and travel writer Virginia Stuart-Taylor of The Well-Travelled Postcard will grace the event.




Richard Gayle, Event Manager, Travel Forward, said, “We are delighted to have brought together such a broad and diverse range of speakers from across the travel industry, of which this group offers just a flavour. The market landscape is highly dynamic and rapidly changing, as reflected by our conference programme which promises to be both highly aspirational and deeply educational.”

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