Global Distribution Conference

Bienvenue to a New Era.


Paris
13-15 September 2022

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, 13 September

12:00 – 6:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Hotel Analytics Pre-conference Session
3:00 – 4:30 pm
HEDNA University – Fundamentals
5:30 – 6:00 pm
Future Leaders of HEDNA (FLOH) Reception
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Opening Reception



Wednesday, 14 September

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
8:00 – 9:00 am
Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 am
Arrival Coffee
9:00 – 9:20 am
President’s Opening
Sebastien Leitner, Vice President Stragetic Accounts, Cloudbeds
9:20 – 9:55 am
Hotel Performance: A Changing Landscape
Aoife Roche, Senior Director of Commerical STR
9:55 – 10:25 am
Growing Role of MetaSearch and Direct Distribution in the Current Recovery
Ulli Kastner, Founder/CEO, Myhotelshop; Nicolas Dussart, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google; Sherin Hegazy, Global Sales and Partner Management, Trivago; Nonita Verma, GM, Hotel Solutions, Trip Advisor
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
HEDNA Lounge
10:25 – 11:10 am
Networking Break
11:10 – 11:40 am
Distributing a Hotel in the Metaverse, What do Partners Need to Consider?
Amanda Du Jing, Head of E-Commerce, Penta Hotels; Feray Ozcan, Senior Business Development Manager, Allseated Europe
11:40 am – 12:05 pm
Lessons Learned With the Guest Payment Experience at KLM/Air France
Mike Carlo, CEO XanderPay; Maarten Rooijers, Founder, Payments Taking Off
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Networking Lunch
2:00 – 2:50 pm
Innov8 Presentations
2:50 – 3:30 pm
The True Cost of Distribution, Which Channel Really is the Most Profitable?
Vassilis Syropoulos, Founder & CEO, Juyo Analytics; Jens Egemalm, Director of Distribution, Pandox AB; James Bishop, Vice President Ecosystem and Strategic Partnerships, Siteminder
3:30 – 4:15 pm
Networking Break
4:15 – 4:45 pm
How Accor is Leading the Digital Transformation in Hospitality
6:30 – 7:00 pm
Transfer to Evening Event
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Evening Event



Thursday, 15 September

8:30 – 10:00 am
Registration Desk Open
9:00 – 9:30 am
Arrival Coffee
9:30 – 9:40 am
Vice President Welcome
Chris Murdock, Director Distribution System Support & Strategy, Accor
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
HEDNA Lounge
10:00 – 10:35 am
Developing the Optimal Commercial Mix to Gain Market Share
Chinmai Sharma, President – Americas, RateGain; Lennert De Jong, Chief Commercial Officer, citizenM Hotels; Markus Keller, Chief Sales & Distribution Officer, Accor Hotels; Ankur Randev, Principal & Chief Commercial Officer, Highgate Hotels
10:30 – 11:00 am
Online Travel Agents are Moving into the Corporate Business Travel Segment, What’s Next in this Space?
11:00 – 11:30 am
Networking Break
11:30 – 11:35 am
Innov8 Winner Announcement
11:35 am – 12:00 pm
PMS – Next Final Distribution Frontier
12:05 – 12:30 pm
Fireside Chat
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Networking Lunch

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