Published on : Thursday, August 29, 2019
On tourism trends and insights, the main speakers are all geared up and started gathering in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan for the PTM Forums proposed to take place during PATA Travel Mart 2019 (PTM 2019) from September 18-20.
Besides the two full days of over 10,000 pre-matched appointments between global sellers and competent hosted international buyers, the event on Wednesday will kick-start with two PTM Forums, September 18th that will discover the power of technology and the evolution of content marketing.
“As we strive to provide more value for our PTM delegates, the PTM Forums provide the perfect opportunity for participants to keep abreast of the latest trends and insights into the travel and tourism industry,” said PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy. “I look forward to hearing from the dynamic line-up of speakers throughout the day and encourage all delegates and industry stakeholders to join us for what is sure to be an insightful programme.”
The Travolution Forum Asia, arranged in joint venture with Travel Weekly Group, starts the day and will look into the topics of ‘Corporate Innovation for Triple-Bottom Line Impact in the Asia Pacific Travel Industry’, ‘Facing the Outside World’, ‘Digital Solutions to Overtourism’, and ‘Practical Data Shaped by Consumer Behaviour’ and includes speakers from ADARA, ADB Ventures, Aviata, iFree Group, Plug and Play, Sojern, Tiqets, and Transperfect.com. Confirmed speakers include Ankur Thakuria, Regional Manager, South Asia, Tiqets; Graham Harper, Director of Sustainability and Social Responsibility, PATA; Jason Lusk, Consultant, ADB Ventures; Latasha Malik, Head of International Partnerships, Jacobs Media Group; Matthew Zatto, Vice President, Tourism – APAC, ADARA; Nikolay Mazensev. CEO, Aviata.kz; Patricia Nordstrom, Corporate Partnerships, Plug and Play; Peter Foster, CEO, Air Astana; Phillipa Nickolds, Director, Business Development, Transperfect.com; Russell Young, Managing Director – APAC, Sojern; Tony Smyth, Senior Vice President Corporate Development & Communications, iFree Group, and Trevor Weltman, Chief of Staff, PATA.