Phocuswright, the travel industry research authority, begins the fourth annual Phocuswright Europe this May. The two-day conference will be held 16 - 18 May 2017, and kicks off with an opening-night reception on 16 May.For the first time, the event takes place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, at the historic Beurs van Berlage and will feature travel innovators, executive keynotes, panel discussions and debates, as well as exhibition and networking opportunities. Building on the success of last years' conference - which gathered over 400 attendees - Phocuswright Europe this year brings together 500 European travel leaders to network, learn and build strategic partnerships with the industry's most influential leaders, innovators and visionary thinkers. Registration is still open: http://www.phocuswrighteurope.com/attend/pricingTopic discussions include Europe's hotel distribution, the strengths of local online travel agencies, digital holiday distribution, what lessons Europe can learn from the Asia Pacific market, how emerging technologies changing traveller interactions, and, of course, innovation in travel technology. Phocuswright Europe places the most informed and dynamic speakers in the spotlight, with a keynote from Peter Verhoeven of Booking.com, and executive interviews with Cyril-Pierre Ranque and Johan Svanstrom of Expedia, Olivier Gremillon of Airbnb, Gilles Despas of Thomas Cook Group, and Paul English of Lola. View the current speaker panel below. "We are excited to be in Amsterdam for our fourth installment of Phocuswright Europe," said Phocuswright's president, Simon Lehmann. "Amsterdam is a hotbed of technology companies and start-ups, making it the perfect location for Europe's premier travel technology conference. Prepare for great sessions and even greater networking opportunities with the region's most influential travel professionals." Phocuswright Europe will feature three key events: Battleground, Center Stage and workshops, as well as an awards program, exhibit hall and numerous networking events.Battleground (17 May): Selected companies (exclusively from Europe) reveal the travel industry's latest innovations through onstage demonstrations of their technologies and tools. Attendees have open access to the innovators and are encouraged to connect and provide feedback throughout the event. Center Stage (17 - 18 May): Phocuswright analysts probe Europe's travel luminaries about what's next on the horizon and delve for the inside story on some of the industry's most noteworthy developments. Center Stage contains a mixture of one-on-one interviews, keynote addresses, roundtable discussions and Phocuswright's signature "Talkback." Workshops (17 May): Industry leaders present a range of dynamic, educational content via interactive workshops. Sponsors take the lead in tailoring the content, along with Phocuswright's expert guidance. The presentations are efficient, thought provoking and insightful.Register by midnight EDT on 13 April and save EUR100 of your ticket!Register here.PHOCUSWRIGHT EUROPE 2017 SPEAKERS Tobias Wann, CEO, @Leisure GroupLouise Daley, Deputy CEO, Asia Pacific, AccorHotelsTimothy Hughes, Vice President, Business Development, Agoda.comOlivier Gremillon, Managing Director, EMEA, AirbnbBlanca Menchaca, Co-Founder & COO, BeMyGuestPeter Verhoeven, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Booking.comDavid O'Flanagan, CEO and Co-Founder, BoxeverLP Maurice, Co-Founder & CEO, BusbudBobby Healy, CTO, CarTrawlerLennert De Jong, Chief Commercial Officer, citizenM HotelsAmuda Goueli, CEO, DestiniaChristoph Klenner, Secretary General, ETTSAJean-Philippe Monod de Froideville, Senior Director Government & Corporate Affairs, EMEA, Expedia Inc.Cyril-Pierre Ranque, Senior Vice President, Global Market Management, Expedia Inc.Johan Svanstrom, President, Hotels.com and Expedia Affiliate Network, Expedia Inc.Guillaume De Marcillac, Co-CEO, FastBookingAlex Shen, Strategic Partnership Manager, China, GetYourGuide Inc.Tao Tao, Co-Founder and COO, GetYourGuide Inc.Naren Shaam, Founder and CEO, GoEuroTerri Scriven, Industry Head of Hospitality, GoogleJoan Vila, Executive Chairman, HotelbedsHichame Assi, COO, HotelsCombined.comJared Simon, COO & Co-Founder, HotelTonightCindy Estis Green, CEO & Co-Founder, Kalibri LabsMark Lomanno, Partner and Senior Advisor, Kalibri LabsThomas Heerkens, Managing Director, Landal GreenParksFabio Cannavale, Founder and Chairman, lastminute.comPaul English, CEO, LolaMichael Simon, General Manager Distribution, EMEA & APAC, Marriott InternationalHenri Van Eeghen, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Mercy CorpsJorg Trouvain, CEO, 7Travel, ProSieben Travel GmbHFritz Demopoulos, Founder, Queen's Road CapitalDirk Rogl, Founder and Consultant, Rogl ConsultRod Cuthbert, CEO, Rome2RioWill Philipson, Co-Founder and President, SilverRail TechnologiesChoon Yang Quek, Chief Technology Officer, Singapore Tourism BoardSimon Breakwell, Venture Partner, Technology Crossover VenturesGilles Despas, Chief Marketing & Digital Officer, Thomas Cook GroupMin Yoon, CEO, TideSquare Co.Norman Rose, President, Travel Tech Consulting Inc.Johannes Thomas, Managing Director, trivagoKei Shibata, Co-Founder and CEO, Venture Republic Inc.Michael Buller, Managing Director, Verband Internet ReisevertriebAlexandre Fontaine, Co-Founder and Executive Board Member, Voyage PrivePolina Raygorodskaya, CEO, WanderuYeoh Siew Hoon, Founder & Editor, WIT, Editorial Director, Northstar Travel Media AsiaSalar Shahna, Creative Director and Co-Founder, World VR Forum View the full speaker listing here. 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