The Phocuswright Conference 2022 reveals latest technology innovations

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The Phocuswright Conference 2022 reveals latest technology innovations
Source: Belvera Partners
October 31, 2022

The event will take place in Phoenix, Arizona from November 14 to 17 and will present the latest developments in technology for the travel and tourism industry

Phocuswright, the world's leading authority on travel industry research, has released the updated program and speaker list for The Phocuswright Conference 2022, taking place in Phoenix, Arizona from November 14-17, with sessions focused on the theme of the conference: Travelers. Titans. Trailblazers.

Program sessions focus on the latest technological innovations in travel, the future of the lodging industry, finance and investment, insights into consumer behavior, short-term rentals, as well as the exchange of bold predictions about the future of travel.  

In addition, the Phocuswright Conference program offers professional development opportunities through its Diversity in Leadership program and #IAmRemarkable workshop for executives who want to build more diverse and equitable teams, the Young Leaders Summit for the next generation of executives and luminaries, the Start-up Program to connect like-minded innovators, investors and mentors and many more highly targeted networking opportunities.  

The theme – 'Travelers. Titans. Trailblazers' - encapsulates the ever-evolving travel industry, as the battle for an undaunted and demanding public is fiercer than ever. The program and speakers will address how travelers have unprecedented control over when, where and how they travel, how titans wield enormous influence and deep pockets, and how pioneers harness new technology to equip travelers the enhanced content, tools and service levels they now demand.  

"At a time when the industry is facing extraordinary challenges, the Phocuswright Conference promises to offer valuable face-to-face networking opportunities for meaningful connections, professional development opportunities and a wealth of ideas and inspiration," said CEO by Phocuswright, Pete Comeau. "We've built a program that maximizes value and focuses on deep networking and relevant content for travel executives charting the future of their businesses and the industry." 

"Nothing gives you more of an edge than being on the floor of the travel industry's longest running and most prestigious event," said Phocuswright Senior Vice President of Marketing Walter Buschta. "That's why our research analysts have taken their insights into markets and consumer behavior to build a program around the insights that matter most to travel executives, innovators and investors." 

Speakers include:

Peter Kern, Vice President and General Manager, Expedia Group 
Frederic Lalonde, Hopper Co-Founder and General Manager 
Steve Hafner, KAYAK Co-Founder and General 
Manager John Mangelaars, General Manager, Skyscanner 
Matt Goldberg, CEO, Tripadvisor 
Amy Burr, President, JetBlue Technology Ventures 
John Morhous, CXO, Flight Center Travel Group 
Erik Blachford, Venture Partner, Technology Crossover Ventures 
Jamie Cohen, CFO, Vacasa 
Lloyd Walmsley, Managing Director, UBS 
Brian Barth, Managing Director and Co-Founder, UpLift 
Chris Hemmeter, Managing Director, Thayer Ventures 
Kelly Covato, Director of Travel, Autos and Energy, Snap 
Kurt Ekert, President, Saber 
Drew Pinto, Global Director of Sales, Distribution and Revenue Management, Marriott 
Tao Tao, Co-Founder and COO, GetYourGuide 
Nelson Boyce, General Manager, Travel, Google 
Belinda Hindmarsh, Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, CWT 
and more. 


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