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Direct Booking Summit

Amsterdam | Dallas | Singapore

Hoteliers – we need you!

Have you got a story to share with your peers?

Every year we bring our hundreds of delegates a stellar line-up of hoteliers, from Managing Directors of the biggest chains to Revenue Managers from the smallest independents. We encourage our speakers to share their successes, their failures, their challenges and their aspirations. Whether you’re a veteran of the industry or just starting out, we’ve got a ready and willing audience eager to hear your story.

We love to hear new voices, so please get in touch today if you’d like to take part!

Still not convinced? Hear from event chairman Charlie Osmond as he invites you to speak at the Direct Booking Summit 2018/19…

Speakers 2017


Frank Reeves, CEO & Co-Founder, Avvio
Arlette Gilbert, Commercial Director, Bilderberg
Lluís Sanz de Marco, Deputy Director, City Council of Barcelona
Albert Arias, Director of Strategic Tourism Plan, City Council of Barcelona
Jan Sammeck, Director E-Commerce, Deutsche Hospitality
Michael Schäffner, Director DACH, Duetto
Tim Fairhurst, Head of Strategy and Policy, ETOA
Tobias Warnecke, Economic Advisor, German Hotel Association
Aaron Bali, Director of Customer Experience, House of Kaizen
Geneviève Materne, Regional VP Distribution Strategy, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Sanchit Rege, Manager Distribution Strategy EMEA, Hyatt International
Ludovic Cacciapaglia, Director Distribution Strategy Europe, IHG
Simon Moore, Partner and Chartered Psychologist, Innovationbubble
Katharina Wittgens, Managing Director, Innovationbubble
Diego Miranda, Former Group Asst. Director of Digital Marketing, JA Resorts & Hotels
Neil Baylis, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Riko Van Santen, VP Digital Strategy & Distribution, Kempinski Hotels
Oliver Fasching, Director Global Distribution, Kerzner International
Pablo Delgado, CEO, Mirai
Joanna Doyle, Group Sales & Marketing Manager, PREM Group & Trinity Hospitality
Michael Kessler, CRO, ReviewPro
Celine Chaussegros, Regional Sales Director EMEA, Sojern
Brian Gore, Director of Brand and Marketing, The Set Hotels
Jose Murta, Global Head of Hospitality, trivago
Rob Paterson, Commercial Director, Village Hotels
Barbara Prezzi, Freelance Digital Consultant & Former Director Analytics and Search, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International

Amanda Gregory-Jones, Marketing Coordinator, Pacific Gateway Hotel
Cindy Estis Green, CEO and Co-founder, Kalibri Labs
Curtis Bova, Interim General Manager and Director of Sales & Marketing, Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Daniel Tennant, General Manager, Hotel on Rivington
Derek Brewster, Director of Revenue Management, Lotte New York Palace
Donald Pinkney, Director of Sales and Marketing, Pacific Gateway Hotel
Jose Canelos, Senior Manager of Digital Product Development, LHW
Josh Runes, Director Digital Marketing and Social Media, Modus Hotels
Liz Lancaster McIntyre, Marketing Manager, The Inn at Ole Miss
MarcAnthony Crimi, General Manager, Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
Pamela Barnhill, President & COO, InnSuites Hospitality Trust
Scott Khile, Group Director of Sales & Marketing, Grace Bay Resorts
Emily Patrician, General Manager, Mere Hotel
Monique Strouvens, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Group Germain Hotels
Irene Pallais, Area Director of Internet Marketing, New Orleans Hotel Collection
Dan Towvim, Senior Director of eCommerce, Sonesta Hotels
Darrell Stark, Vice President, Noble House Hotels & Resorts
James Gancos, CEO, The Guestbook
Chris Blaine, VP Sales & Account Management, Sojern
Rich Tuckwell, VP Sales & Marketing, Avvio
Brandon Standerfer, Senior Director of Distribution, Two Roads Hospitality