The Travolution European Summit returns to The Brewery, London on February 27, 2024.

Set at a time of year that is crucial for business, our event is a pinnacle platform for technology suppliers to meet with new clients in industry.

This year we’ve harnessed content on an array of pressing topics that are pertinent to success in the ever-evolving landscape of our sector, while being reflective of consumers' needs from technology.

We will be joined by senior travel and non-travel industry leaders who will present, discuss and debate how technology and digital developments are set to shape the future of travel.

As it has become a custom, our summit will once again also include a one-to-one meetings schedule. After welcoming delegate feedback, suppliers and buyers will now launch their day with pre-agreed and pre-confirmed 15-minute meetings with attending delegates in our extended networking opportunity, before the day’s content kicks off. Those that are coming for the content can benefit from a slightly later start while those interested in the whole day can get some of the important business out the way nice and early.

We’re at an inflection point, make sure you’re not behind the curve and register for the 2024 Travolution European Summit to find out how to get ahead.

Buyer attendance is free. Suppliers are required to purchase a ticket at £375 or be a meeting partner or sponsor. If you are interested in being a meeting partner or sponsor, please contact Hayley West at hayley.west@travolution.com. Non-networking suppliers can purchase a ticket via the button below.

AGENDA

Arrival
1:1 meetings
Coffee break
Editor opening
Opening keynote: A Faster Future - A Vision of Travel in a World of Rapid Change

A big picture vision of how every aspect of our travel experience could evolve and be enhanced today, tomorrow, and in the next 3-5 years through new thinking, societal shifts, and financial innovation, and technology advances.

Speaker:

Rohit Talwar, futurist, author, and CEO, Fast Future

Presentation: 2024 will be a record year for travel tech M&A

Speaker:

Morgann Lesné, partner, Cambon Partners

Product-led Transformation: How Traveltek reinvented itself by focusing on product

Value stream networks offer a new perspective on software delivery, focused on strategic product alignment. Traveltek has reinvented their business through this approach, and will share the background and learning from this transformational journey.

Speaker:

Stuart Cotterell, COO, Traveltek

Panel discussion: Myth-busting FinTech, the future frontier of business

A lot of confusion remains about the pertinence of payments, the fundamental role it plays in user experience, customer loyalty, managing risk and consumer confidence. In this discussion we’ll delve into busting some myths and opinions surrounding use cases in travel and how it continues to revolutionise the way we operate with the emergence of frictionless checkouts, one click checkouts, instalments and Pay by bank.

Moderator:

James Lemon, global industry lead: travel and leisure, automotive, transport, Stripe

Speakers:

Maggie Bazemore, knowledge management director, Mr and Mrs Smith

Peter Gerstle, travel product & loyalty director, Collinson

Digital masters: Can I automate it? The secret of seamless scalability

As companies flourish and expand, the inevitable challenge arises: how to scale effectively without overwhelming your staff. Join us for an enlightening session crafted to unveil the secrets of seamless scalability. Joe Sadler, the Chief Revenue Officer of Traverse Automation, will guide you through a dynamic 10-minute power session, providing invaluable insights on streamlining operations, freeing up precious resources, and eliminating the manual headaches that hinder growth. Don't miss this unique opportunity to revolutionise your approach, as Joe invites you to engage in a lively Q&A session. Say goodbye to operational stress and hello to a future of efficiency and success!

Speaker:

Joe Sadler, chief revenue officer, Traverse Automation

Lunch break
Digital masters: The need for MACH Architecture

Digital transformation is sweeping the industry and while some companies use legacy systems, some have already begun their integration journey of new technologies like AI and Cloud. Microservices-based, API-first, Cloud-native, and Headless or MACH Architecture is a customisable and flexible platform which allows multiple tools to be accessed from one place as well as integration of a company’s own features. A new tech stack can propel a business’ ROI, find out how MACH might be the solution to improved performance.

Speakers:

James Brooke, CEO, Sweft and founding member, MACH Alliance

John Williams, CTO, Amplience and founding member, MACH Alliance

Panel discussion: How can we future-proof our business through sustainability

An Accenture survey of more than 25,000 consumers across 22 countries, found that 59% of respondents said they would switch to a travel provider that promotes sustainability. While sustainability should play a role in every businesses’ strategic plan, to what extent should it? How can it ensure that we future-proof our business through sustainability-led initiatives for cost saving, brand reputation, and risk mitigation, and what innovation is taking place to address sustainability issues like green software practices.

Moderator:

Martin Cowen, travel technology writer

Speakers:

Tasha Morrison-Perry, apps product manager, Whitbread

David Price, chief product officer, Trainline PLC

Andrew van der Feltz, global senior director of business development, Expedia Group Business Solutions

Joe Welton, head of travel, transport and hospitality, AWS UK

Coffee break
Panel discussion: The next generation of airline solutions

The paradigm shift from traditional GDS model to modern retailing of air travel products is sizeable, with offer and order management. It plays into customer centricity with payment agility, merchandising and personalisation but can also offset distribution costs through to increased revenue. With NDC starting to pack a punch but still in its infancy, why are TMCs slow to adopt now that there’s movement with GDS’? What key actionable takeaways are there that are low lift to implement, avoid sticking points and might make a real difference in the interim? We will also delve into other tech solutions that are evolving the way airlines operate.

Moderator:

Andy Owen Jones, co-founder and co-MD, Smartseer

Speakers:

Richard Castle, regional director, Sabre

Paul Curtis, CTO, easyJet Holidays

Clare de Bono, country manager, Amadeus UK and associate director strategy & transformation, Amadeus

Headline Executive Interview: A Day in the Life Of

This session promises to delve inside of the inner workings of this executive and their business. It will cut open key learnings from success stories, while speaking candidly about overcoming challenges and failures. Everything from the small gains to the mighty wins and across all aspects of business to what their key priorities and focuses are for the upcoming year.

Moderator:

Kate Harden-England, editor, Travolution

Speaker: 

Garry Wilson, CEO, easyJet holidays

Closing keynote: Reimagining Travel Industry Strategies, Business Models, and Leadership in the AI Era

The mindsets, capabilities, and approaches to innovation required of travel sector leaders to respond to incremental developments, large scale change, and totally transformational shifts and opportunities.

Speaker:

Rohit Talwar, futurist, author, and CEO, Fast Future

Editor thank you

SPEAKERS

Our speakers are experts drawn from leading travel and disruptive digital brands

Maggie Bazemore
knowledge management director
Mr and Mrs Smith
James Brooke
CEO and founding member
Sweft and MACH Alliance
Richard Castle
regional director
Sabre
Stuart Cotterell
COO
Traveltek
Martin Cowen
travel technology writer
Paul Curtis
CTO
easyJet Holidays
Clare de Bono
country manager and associate director strategy & transformation
Amadeus UK and Amadeus
Peter Gerstle
travel product & loyalty director
Collinson
James Lemon
global industry lead: travel and leisure, automotive, transport
Stripe
Morgann Lesné
partner
Cambon Partners
Tasha Morrison-Perry
apps product manager
Whitbread
Andy Owen-Jones
co-founder and co-MD
Smartseer
David Price
chief product officer
Trainline PLC
Joe Sadler
chief revenue officer
Traverse Automation
Rohit Talwar
futurist, author, and CEO
Fast Future
Andrew van der Feltz
global senior director of business development
Expedia Group Business Solutions
Joe Welton
head of travel, transport & hospitality
AWS UK
John Williams
CTO and founding member
Amplience and MACH Alliance
Garry Wilson
CEO
easyJet holidays

SPONSORS

By attending the summit you will be able to take part in pre-arranged one-to-one meetings with our sponsors and meeting partners that are at the cutting edge of marketing distribution and innovative thinking.