Speakers

Hear from the best in class of industry leaders and brands at the forefront of the direct booking movement.

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Pamela Barnhill

President & COO, InnSuites Hospitality Trust

Pamela serves as President and COO of InnSuites Hospitality Trust, which owns and manages hotels and provides a technology platform with CRS, loyalty, marketing and soft-brand services to the hospitality industry.
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Monique Strouvens

VP Sales & Marketing, Group Germain Hotels

Monique has 30 years of experience in the hotel industry, with 15 years specializing in sales and marketing, distribution, as well as in e-commerce. In 2017, she joins Group Germain Hotels as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, an ideal opportunity to put her expertise to good use at a rapidly growing company.
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James Gancos

CEO & Founder, The Guestbook

James’ background as both a veteran hotel operator and business process/technology consultant provided the inspiration and insight to create an innovative rewards platform that provides instant “cash back” gratification and fosters the direct connection between hotel and guest.
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Cindy Estis Green

CEO & Co-Founder, Kalibri Labs

Cindy launched Kalibri Labs in 2012, providing a next generation benchmarking platform to evaluate hotel revenue performance. Using innovative big data techniques, Kalibri Labs helps hotels manage the cost of customer acquisition and optimize profit contribution.
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Daniel Melnyk

Managing Director, Anticipate Hospitality

Daniel provides strategic consulting and management services to individual, corporate and association clients in hospitality, tourism, real estate, technology and small business sectors.
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Darrell Stark

Vice President, Noble House Hotels & Resorts

Darrell oversees pricing strategies, channel distribution, digital strategy, systems implementations, positioning and inventory along with the necessary processes associated with demand, revenue, inventory, forecasting and opportunity analysis.
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Derek Brewster

Director of Revenue Management, Lotte New York Palace

Derek has over 10 years of Revenue Management, Marketing and Channel Distribution experience and creating a strong culture of Revenue Management in the hotel is his primary focus.
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Chris Blaine

VP Sales & Account Management, Sojern

Chris leads Sojern’s Property Solutions inside sales and account management teams. He brings more than 17 years of global experience in launching new businesses and building high-performing teams.
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Dan Towvim

Senior Director of eCommerce, Sonesta Hotels

As head of eCommerce, Dan thinks about little else other than driving direct bookings for Sonesta, a global hospitality brand celebrating its 80th year. In his role, he oversees digital marketing, web, email marketing, and CRM. Dan has over 20 years of experience building consumer brands and driving growth across multiple industries.
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Scott Khile

Group Director of Sales & Marketing, Grace Bay Resorts

With 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Scott has an innate ability to identify and develop unique marketing and sales programs that capture the essence of a Grace Bay Resorts property.
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Emily Patrician

General Manager, Mere Hotel

With 12 years of experience, Emily has comprehensive experience in hotel operations including front office, sales and catering, spa, marketing and revenue management.
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Donald Pinkney

Director of Sales & Marketing, Pacific Gateway Hotel

With more than 13 years in the hospitality industry, Donald oversees the hotel’s revenue-driving strategies as the Director of Sales and Marketing.
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Amanda Gregory-Jones

Marketing Coordinator, Pacific Gateway Hotel

As the Marketing Coordinator, Amanda maintains the Pacific Gateway Hotel brand and manages marketing campaigns across various platforms.
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Liz Lancaster McIntyre

Marketing Manager, The Inn at Ole Miss

As Marketing Manager, Liz McIntyre’s roles include all advertising, updating social and digital media, and creating community relationships.
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MarcAnthony Crimi

General Manager, Walker Hotel Greenwich Village

As well as being General Manager, MarcAnthony is a technology and distribution advisor to Bridgeton Holdings growing portfolio including key properties in Montauk, NY, Boston, MA, Manchester, VT and Rahway, NJ.
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Curtis Bova

Interim General Manager and Director of Sales & Marketing, Cheyenne Mountain Resort

For more than 23 years in the lodging industry, Curtis has delivered superior results across operations, sales and marketing within multi-brand corporations and independently positioned hospitality assets.
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Daniel Tennant

General Manager, Hotel on Rivington

As General Manager, Daniel’s specialties include operational efficiencies, partnership development and financial analysis.
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Josh Runes

Director of Digital Marketing and Social Media, Modus Hotels

Josh is Digital Marketing Manager at Modus Hotels, responsible for their websites as well as all of their online marketing efforts.
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Jose Canelos

Senior Manager of Digital Product Development, The Leading Hotels of the World

Jose is responsible for driving optimization of core product features, innovation and platform development, as well as oversee the product development lifecycle.
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Charlie Osmond

Chief Tease, Triptease

Charlie Osmond is Chief Tease at Triptease. Triptease creates digital tools that help hotels build stronger relationships with guests and increase direct bookings.