The Future of Technology in Travel and Hospitality (in association with Travel Technology Initiative)

The Future of Technology in Travel and Hospitality (in association with Travel Technology Initiative)

6 Nov 2017, 16:00 - 17:30

WTM Global Stage - AS1050


What does the future hold for the travel and hotel industry?  As technology continues to evolve, new opportunities present themselves to operate our businesses in an increasingly sophisticated manner.  Yet these opportunities also provide an entrance into our industry for new technology-led companies that are challenging the accepted orthodoxy – and revolutionising the way travellers connect with independent hotels, hotel chains and OTAs.  At this seminar you will hear from leading industry players on how the industry is set to develop in the years to come.

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Seats within the session are on a first come first served basis.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Moderator: Paul Richer, Senior Partner, Genesys Digital Transformation
  • The Challenges for Hoteliers when Adopting Technology: Jose Murta: Global Head of Hospitality, Trivago
  • Technology Changing the Airport Environment: Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer, Gatwick Airport
  • Technology Advancing Corporate Travel: David Chappell, Head of Technology, Gray Dawes Group
  • Social Media and the Power of User Generated Content: Andy Mallinson, Managing Director (EMEA) and Chief Marketing Officer, Stackla

Followed by the panel session 


  • Paul Richer


    Senior Partner

    Genesys Digital Transformation

    Paul Richer is Genesys' founding partner. Back in 1994, he had a vision for a management consultancy that would offer the highest professional...

  • José Murta


    Global Head of Hospitality

    Trivago N.V.

    José Murta is the Global Head of Hospitality at trivago N.V., a leading global hotel metasearch that connects advertisers to its millions of...

  • Guy Stephenson


    Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

    Gatwick Airport

    Guy was appointed in November 2010, joining Gatiwck Airport from National Express Ltd. Before this he spent five years as Commercial Director of...

  • David Chappell


    Head of Technology

    Gray Dawes Group

    David Chappell is the Head of Technology for Gray Dawes Group, one of the UK’s fastest growing, independent Travel Management Company’s (TMC’s)....

  • Andy Mallinson


    Managing Director (EMEA)


    Andy joined Stackla as a consultant in 2013, exploring the possibilities for their expansion in EMEA. It wasn’t long before he was onboard full time,...


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