HSMAI Region Europe Roadshow in Paris

HSMAI Region Europe Roadshow in Paris Wednesday 10 May

HSMAI Region Europe would like to invite you to join us for an evening of trends, innovation and networking in Paris from 4 PM to 7 PM on Wednesday 10 May. This afternoon event, followed by networking and snacks, is FREE for both HSMAI members and non members if you are working in the hotel and travel industry. Sign up today!

The event will be educational, and Peter O’Connor, Dean of Academic Programs at ESSEC Business School, will be the local speaker. The topic for his presentation is: Direct Website Bookings: The challenge of conversion.

For many years Peter has been a valued speaker in many of HSMAI’s events in Europe and we are glad he will join us in Paris as well.

Address:

AccorHotels Head Office
Tour Sequana
82, rue Henri Farman
92445 Issy-les-Moulineaux
France

Enter at the main entrance of the building, and go to the Auditorium. It is located directly behind the reception.

Preliminary programme for Paris

WHEN WHAT WHO

16:00 Welcome
ByHSMAI Region Europe.

16:20 Direct Website Bookings: The challenge of conversion.
Peter O’Connor, Professor of Information Systems, Dean of Academic Programs, Essec Business School.

16:50 Shifting revenue share from OTA to direct — Strategies to increase direct bookings
John Power, VP of EMEA Sales at Travel Tripper.

17:20 Pricing in the 21st century
Andre Kaufman, Regional Director of Business Development – EMEA, LodgIQ

17:50 Speaker(s) and all the partners on stage together for Q & A

18:15 Snacks and networking

There might be some changes to the programme.

HSMAI Europe, in partnership with Nor1, OTA Insight, Hotelchamp, Lodgiq, Travel Tripper and other partners will visit many of the European cities focusing on Digital Marketing, Distribution and Revenue Management. Our partners will various from city to city.

We will visit the following cities:

CITY WEEKDAY DATE

Paris Wednesday 10 May

Frankfurt – Pre-IMEX Monday 15 May

Barcelona Wednesday 31 May

Madrid Thursday 1 June

Helsinki Tuesday 6 June

Copenhagen Wednesday 7 June

Stockholm Thursday 8 June

London Tuesday 13 June

Dublin (breakfast meeting) Wednesday 14 June

Oslo Tuesday 20 June

Amsterdam Autumn

Brussels Autumn

Berlin Autumn

It is FREE to attend for people working in the hotel and travel industry.

Eventbrite - HSMAI Region Europe Roadshow 2017

If you are interested to participant but you are not working in the travel industry please contact Benedicte Gilroy Bøgh bgb@hsmai.no and she will contact you directly.

Our Partners in Paris:




HSMAI Region Europe Roadshow 2017

HSMAI Region Europe Roadshow

HSMAI Region Europe would like to invite you to join us for an evening of trends, innovation and networking. The Roadshow is an afternoon event followed by networking and drinks. Its FREE to attend for both HSMAI members and non members if you are working in the hotel and travel industry. Sign up today!

The event will be educational, and a local speaker with an interesting topic will be invited in each city. HSMAI Europe, in partnership with Nor1, OTA Insight, Hotelchamp, Lodgiq, Travel Tripper and other partners will visit many of the European cities focusing on Digital Marketing, Distribution and Revenue Management. Our partners will various from city to city.

We will start the Roadshow in Paris Wednesday May 10th (venue TBA) and Peter O’Connor, Dean of Academic Programs at ESSEC Business School, will be the local speaker. The topic for his presentation is: Direct Website Bookings: The challenge of conversion. 

For many years Peter has been a valued speaker in many of HSMAI’s events in Europe and we are glad he will join us in Paris as well.

 

 

Preliminary programme for the Roadshow:

  • 16:00: Welcome by HSMAI Region Europe
  • 16:20: Plenary session with local speaker
  • 16:50: Different roundtables held by our partners. It will be a repetition of the roundtable session, 20 minutes x 3 times. (Partners will various from city to city)
  • 18:00: Local speaker and all the partners on stage together for Q & A
  • 18:30: Wine, snacks and networking

 

We will visit the following cities:

CITY WEEKDAY DATE

Paris Wednesday 10 May

Frankfurt – Pre-IMEX Monday 15 May

Barcelona Wednesday 31 May

Madrid Thursday 1 June

Helsinki Tuesday 6 June

Copenhagen Wednesday 7 June

Stockholm Thursday 8 June

London Tuesday 13 June

Dublin (breakfast meeting) Wednesday 14 June

Oslo Tuesday 20 June

Amsterdam Autumn

Brussels Autumn

Berlin Autumn

It is FREE to attend for people working in the hotel and travel industry.

Eventbrite - HSMAI Region Europe Roadshow 2017

If you are interested to participant but you are not working in the travel industry please contact Benedicte Gilroy Bøgh bgb@hsmai.no and she will contact you directly.

 

Our Partners:




IDeaS executive to chair HSMAI Region Europe’s Revenue Management Advisory Board

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — HSMAI Region Europe and IDeaS are proud to announce that Paul van Meerendonk, IDeaS’ Director of Advisory Services, is now the new chairman of the Revenue Management Advisory Board at one of the most important associations within the hospitality industry, HSMAI Region Europe. The announcement was made at the HSMAI Revenue Optimization Conference in Amsterdam on Wednesday 29 March. A second generation industry veteran — his father worked in hotels sales and general management — Paul brings nearly 20 years of revenue management experience to the position.

The appointment comes in the wake of news that citizenM Hotels Commercial Director Lennert De Jong steps down as the Advisory Board’s chair. Mr. De Jong will, however, remain a valued member of the board.

“I have hospitality in my veins and an inherent passion for revenue management and the industry that I want to share with as many people as possible,” Paul van Meerendonk says. “As a one of the founding members of the Advisory Board, I want to continue the great work HSMAI has done in growing and developing the revenue management culture of the hospitality industry in Europe.”

“We are deeply grateful for Lennert’s contributions thus far, confident that his commitment remains unwavering, as he now steps down as an ordinary member of the advisory board,” says HSMAI Region Europe’s President and CEO Ingunn Hofseth, happy to determine that the board stays in good hands under its new chair, Paul van Meerendonk, adding “Paul has been a tremendous support during his service as the vice chair, so we’re really looking forward to working with him in this field of operation.”

“I would like to thank Lennert for a job very well done, happy to establish that he will continue his work, although not as chair of the board, always bringing positive energy to every meeting and call, coupled with a deep passion for the industry,” Ms. Hofseth declares in a statement.

“Paul van Meerendonk has done a great job for us these past three years. He is highly motivated and has many good ideas. We primarily work with people from the industry as volunteer chairs. Paul is very structured and well organised, as well as very good at separating IDeaS from the job he has done for us,” she adds.

“As vice chair and one of the founding members of the HSMAI Region Europe RM Advisory Board, I have been part of the driving force behind creating the momentum and growth of the board. Working closely together with the previous chairs, Christian Boerger and Lennert de Jong, as well as the HSMAI leadership team, we recruited members from Europe who shared our interest in hotels, Revenue Management and the growth of the industry as a whole. I’m looking forward to continuing this work in my new capacity,” says Paul van Meerendonk, Director Global Advisory Services at IDeaS, a SAS Company.

He leads a global team of revenue management and pricing experts who are focused on hospitality revenue optimisation projects. During his time with IDeaS, Paul has successfully led several high-profile advisory projects, including estate revenue management audits and roadmap development, function space revenue management, price optimisation, revenue management service desk development, education and training development, and standard operating procedure development.

Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Economics from the Amsterdam School of Business, and is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt. He is an active participant in a number of revenue management related associations, including currently holding the Vice-Chairman position with the HSMAI Region Europe RM Advisory Board. He is a frequent guest speaker at numerous industry events and conventions, and regularly conducts global webinars on Revenue Management and Pricing topics.

Prior to joining IDeaS, Paul was Asset Manager with Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, working on various assignments in the UK and Europe, on behalf of investors, banks and financial intuitions. Paul’s work was aimed at ensuring property performance and return on investment through interaction with and auditing of hotel management.

Paul van Meerendonk started his hotel career with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he was active in Sales & Marketing and Revenue Management roles at a hotel, regional and corporate level in Brussels, Munich and Bangkok. He was a key member of the team that rolled out and developed Revenue Management within Europe and the Middle East, for Starwood Hotels, and co-designed an industry first on-line revenue management planning and reporting tool. Text continues below photograph.

Steven Dow, Vice President of Revenue Management - Europe, Diamond Resorts International. (PRIVATE)
Steven Dow, Vice President of Revenue Management – Europe, Diamond Resorts International, and new vice chair of HSMAI Region Europe’s Revenue Management Advisory Board. Private photograph.

Representing Diamond Resorts International, Steven Dow will step up from a member of the Revenue Management Advisory Board, where he has served over two years, to a new role as Vice Chairman of the Board for Revenue Management for HSMAI Europe. With a career spanning 20 years in hospitality, Steven possesses a real passion for continuous improvement in business, including a core focus and drive for youth development within our industry.

“To be given this opportunity makes me immensely proud and I will continue to be fully committed to the industry and the objectives of HSMAI across the European region, adding a valuable contribution wherever possible, thank you for the opportunity,” he says. Steven has led and grown his European team to approximately 70 team members in a multi-disciplined environment that started with just one team member 10 years ago. Today the newly created hotel business realises revenues of USD 30 million for Diamond Resorts International, who globally has a network of more than 420 worldwide vacation destinations in 35 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa.

Lennert De Jong, Commercial Director of CitizenM and the previous chair of this Advisory Board will continue on the Advisory Board as a member. HSMAI Region Europe would like to thank Lennert for his valuable and continuous support. Text continues below photograph.

Lennert De Jong, Commercial Director, citizenMHotels and chair of HSMAI Europe Revenue Management Advisory Board.
Lennert De Jong, Commercial Director, citizenMHotels and member of HSMAI Region Europe’s Revenue Management Advisory Board.

“The commitment among the Revenue Management Advisory Board members, and their genuine intention to contribute to the further development of our industry, is inspiring,” HSMAI Region Europe President and CEO Ingunn Hofseth says, adding “My team and I are very much looking forward to working closely together with two such committed and actively supporting members as Paul and Steven”.

In addition to Paul and Steven, the HSMAI Region Europe Revenue Management Advisory Board 2017/2018 is made up by:

Accor: Our valued member of this advisory Board for three years, Agnes Roquefort, got a new job at Accor as Global Marketing SVP for MGALLERY and Accors new representative for this Advisory Board will be announced at a later time.
Andre Kaufmann, Regional Director of Business Development – EMEA at LodgIQ
Arthur Waller, Product Owner, BookingSuite
Chinmai Sharma, Chief Revenue Officer, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Clinton Campbell, Director of Revenue Management, Apex Hotels
Etienne Faisandier, VP Revenue Management & Business Intelligence, Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts
Jan Lundborg, Vice President Revenue Management, Scandic Hotels
Joanna Schröder, Vice President Revenue Management, Steigenberger Hotels
Lennert De Jong, Commercial Director,  CitizenM
Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA, Duetto
Perra Pettersson, Founder & Owner, Benchmarking Alliance
Philip Gardner, Vice President Revenue Management Europe, IHG
Stan Josephi, Senior Lecturer at the Academy of Hotel Management NHTVMaastricht School of Management
Stan van Roij, Managing Director, Infor Easy RMS
Thomas Adler, Vice President Global Revenue Strategy, Melia Hotels International
Åsa Murphy, Owner & CEO, BizStrat

Top photo: Paul van Meerendonk, Director of Advisory Services, IDeaS Revenue Solutions, and new chair of HSMAI Region Europe’s Revenue Management Advisory Board. Photograph from IDeaS Revenue Solutions.




Hotelchamp entering into HSMAI Region Europe partnership

Hotelchamp recently signed an agreement to venture into a partnership with HSMAI Region Europe. The company will be joining HSMAI for several events, starting with the HSMAI ROC and DOC in Amsterdam on 29 March.

“We are pleased to venture into a partnership with such a young and dynamic company, for the benefit for our members,” says HSMAI Region Europe President and CEO Ingunn Hofseth in a statement.

“With HSMAI being leaders in helping hotels achieve smart and sustainable hotel growth, it is great that we are aligning our brands to further our shared mission. With this platform we believe we can better share our expertise and vision on the future of direct revenue. Together HSMAI and Hotelchamp can improve the rate of direct bookings and help hotels build their guest relations,” says Hotelchamp CEO Kristian Valk, adding:

“With such a high level of knowledge, HSMAI is responding to the latest trends and challenges in the industry. It is a great platform for us to share our vision and expertise about the landscape and future of direct revenue and guest engagement by using smart technology.”

Hotelchamp boosts direct revenue and builds guest relations. The goal is to restore balance between direct and third party hotel bookings. With an experienced team of 40+ employees, Hotelchamp provides smart technology that analyses the characteristics and behaviour of potential hotel guests to present smart tools that effectively engage and interact with website visitors on a personal level. This way, the hotels are able to offer better customer service and encourage direct bookings. More than 1,000 hotels from over 30 countries benefit from the Hotelchamp solution. Their mission is to help hotels worldwide gain more control over their direct revenue and restore an equilibrium and fairness to the hotel industry.

For details on Hotelchamp, please click below logo:

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Photo: Hotelchamp founders Kristian Valk (CEO) and Kasper Middelkoop (CMO). Photograph from Hotelchamp.




The latest in hospitality Revenue Management, Distribution and Digital Marketing trends presented in Amsterdam 29–30 March

Europe’s  number one leading annual events for Revenue Management, Digital Marketing and Distribution for the hospitality industry is taking place in Amsterdam on Wednesday and Thursday 29–30 March, co-located with HITEC Amsterdam 2017 – and you are very welcome to attend.

hsmai-roc-europe“This is HSMAI Region Europe’s 7th Revenue Optimization Conference, with the added value of Digital and Distribution Optimization, held as a two-day event in Amsterdam’s RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre,” says HSMAI Region Europe President and CEO Ingunn Hofseth, who is pleased to welcome professionals of the entire industry, as they convene in Amsterdam on Wednesday 29 March.

Please visit hsmairoc.eu for further details.

“We hope to see as many of our esteemed colleagues as possible, for a day full of top experts and inspirational speakers, sharing their insights and tips on Revenue Optimization, Digital Marketing and Distribution. In the evening, find out who will get all the awards at the Awards Ceremony,” she says, with an added reminder that the following day’s schedule contains so-called think tanks on Digital Marketing, Revenue Management, Distribution, Customer Loyalty & Relationship Management, Sales, and an introduction to HSMAI Region Europe’s Revenue Management, Digital Expert and Service Pledge training programmes.

Day 1 programme: hsmairoc.eu/hsmai-region-europes-7th-annual-revenue-optimization-digital-marketing-and-distribution-for-the-travel-hospitality-and-event-industry-2017/

Day 2 programme: hsmairoc.eu/think-tanks/

CRME workshop

HSMAI DOC Europe.A workshop, including exams for the CRME (Certified Revenue Management Executive) certification is also set to take place on the second day of the two-day conference, for which you may find detailed information on this page:

hsmairoc.eu/2017/02/02/hsmai-region-europe-will-be-in-amsterdam-for-the-crme-certification-on-thursday-30-march/

HSMAI Awards

Both days will offer a host of leading experts within their respective fields, and then, of course, there’s the HSMAI European Awards 2016, to be held in the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in the evening of Day 1.

The Awards 2016 will recognise the people and companies that deserve to be awarded for their great work in Hospitality this year.

HITEC Amsterdam 2017

HITEC Amsterdam 2017.
HITEC Amsterdam 2017.

HSMAI Region Europe’s ROC and DOC conferences are co-located with HFTP’s HITEC Amsterdam 2017, also taking place in the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre between 28 and 30 March. Please vitis their designated event website here.

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HSMAI Region Europe ROC Preferred Gold Partner

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HSMAI Global Partner


HSMAI Region Europe Annual Gold Partner


HSMAI Region Europe ROC Gold Partners

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Photo: HSMAI Region Europe’s ROC and DOC conferences will take place in Amsterdam’s RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre on 29 and 30 March, alongside HFTP’s HITEC Amsterdam 2017.




Sign up for ROC and DOC

See the programme and sign up for ROC and DOC here!

 




HSMAI Region Europe will be in Amsterdam Thursday 30th March for the CRME certification

HSMAI Region Europe will be in Amsterdam Thursday 30th March for the CRME certification

On Thursday HSMAI Region Europe will host an interactive Revenue Management workshop at the end the participants will complete the globally recognised CRME certification exam.

The certification workshop will take place at RAI Amsterdam  from 10 am until 3pm.

The more you know, and the more you can prove you know, the better ROI you can provide to your employer or prospective employer, the more you can improve your company’s bottom line, and the better you can position yourself in your chosen discipline.

ABOUT THE CRME

The CRME designation is recognition that you are:

      • A professional in the field of revenue management and clearly conversant with its intricacies and importance
      • Competent to develop an infrastructure to support revenue management within the framework of an organization
      • Able to maximize revenue opportunities and optimize profits by managing revenue
      • Capable of making informed decisions to accept or reject pieces of business to meet overall organizational goals
      • Proficient at the art and science of revenue management

PRICING:

HSMAI Region Europe CRME workshop, digital CRME Study Guide and certification exam. Workshop includes coffee, tea and lunch.

HSMAI Region Europe Members: EUR 695

Non-members: EUR 795

Sign up here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hsmai-europe-revenue-management-workshop-and-global-revenue-management-certification-crme-tickets-31123661710

HOW DO I EARN THE CRME DESIGNATION?

For more information and the application form, please contact Benedicte at bgb@hsmai.no

So far HSMAI Region Europe has CRME certified many top professionals from each of the following companies:

    • AccorHotels
    • Avvio
    • citizenM Hotels
    • Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
    • Crown Moran Hotel
    • Diamond Resorts International
    • Duetto
    • First Hotels
    • HotelPartner Yield Management
    • Hotel Tonight
    • IDeaS Revenue Solutions, a SAS Company
    • Iberostar
    • Infor
    • Infor EasyRMS
    • Kempinski Hotels SA
    • Louvre Hotels Group
    • Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
    • OTA Insight
    • Parkdean Holidays
    • Pricematch
    • Reburg & Partners
    • Sabre Hospitality
    • SANA Hotels
    • Scandic Hotels
    • Short Stay Group
    • SnapShot GmbH
    • Sokos Hotels
    • Steigenberger Hotel Group
    • Thon Hotels
    • Top Gahn Quality Coaching
    • 25hours Hotels



HSMAI Region Europe Revenue Management Advisory Board

The Chair of the HSMAI Region Europe Revenue Management Advisory Board is Lennert de Jong, Chief Commercial Officer of citizenM Hotels. The Vice Chair is Paul van Meerendonk, Director Global Advisory Services at IDeaS.

In addition to Mr De Jong and Mr Van Meerendonk, the HSMAI Region Europe Revenue Management Advisory Board is made up by:

Agnes Roquefort, Senior VP Global Revenue Management, Pricing & Analytics, Accor
Anabelle Beets, Corporate Manager Revenue & Reservations, Kempinski Hotels
Arthur Waller, Product Owner, BookingSuite
Chinmai Sharma, Chief Revenue Officer, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Ciro Grande, Director, Revenue Account Management, Preferred Hotels
David Turnbull, Co-Founder & COO, SnapShot
Etienne Faisandier, VP Revenue Management & Business Intelligence, Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts
Jan Lundborg, Vice President Revenue Management, Scandic Hotels
Joanna Schröder, Vice President Revenue Management, Deutsche Hospitality
Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA, Duetto
Perra Pettersson, Founder & Owner, Benchmarking Alliance
Philip Gardner, Vice President Revenue Management Europe, IHG
Ralf Scheffler, Area Director Revenue Optimization Central Europe, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Stan van Roij, Managing Director, Infor Easy RMS
Steven Dow, Vice President of Revenue Management – Europe, Diamond Resorts
Thomas Adler, Vice President Global Revenue Strategy, Melia Hotels International
Åsa Murphy, Owner & CEO, BizStrat

Judging by Lennert De Jong’s informal inaugural declaration, the advisory board has high ambition on behalf of the industry:

“The current hotel and travel industry is in heavy weather when it comes to technology and distribution, but HSMAI provides a great platform to discuss, educate and work together, to make it a better place,” he says.

“This renewed advisory board will be putting a lot of energy in webinars, a fantastic conference in February – and certification, to make sure that step by step we all become smarter and stronger. Let’s continue to unite as one European platform to constructively look at our issues, find resolutions for them and apply fixes for every hotelier out there,” Mr. De Jong declares, continuing:

“We have succeeded if we avoid reserving this platform for the chains and the larger groups, attracting the independent hotelier as well, to listen in and join the discussion.”

“We launched the HSMAI Region Europe RM Advisory Board in 2014 and started to lay the groundwork for what has now developed into an important congregation of industry thought leaders,” Paul Van Meerendonk explains.

“The expanded board in 2015 seeks to continue this under the guidance of Lennert, and with the support of the wider HSMAI Region Europe organisation. With some great new members, it should be an exciting and productive year for the board, as we aim to guide, help and support revenue management growth and development in the region.”

“It is great news for Revenue Management in Europe to have a new and reinforced HSMAI Region Europe RM Advisory board. It represents huge opportunities to share powerful insights between the variety of experts and players in Europe, trough qualitative conferences, webinars and Think Tanks, “says Agnès Roquefort, Senior VP Global Revenue Management & PMS, Accor.

Photo: Lennert De Jong, Commercial Director, CitizenM and Chair, HSMAI Europe Revenue Management Advisory Board.




29th March 2017: Sign up for HSMAI Region Europe 7th Annual ROC

Sign up now for 7th Annual HSMAI Region Europe Revenue Optimization Conference ROC, taking place in Amsterdam on Wednesday 29th March 2017. The conference along with many other HSMAI Region Europe key events taking place on 29th and 30th March 2017 is co-located with HITEC Amsterdam. Read more about the collaboration in the press release here.

 

Visit our ROC and DOC website here: http://hsmairoc.eu/

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HSMAI Region Europe 7th Annual Revenue Optimization Conference ROC

Wednesday 29th March 2017

RAI Amsterdam

 

 

Here are the topics the HSMAI Region Europe Revenue Management Advisory Board has chosen for the day:

– Disruption and growth

– 10 things a 21 year old can tell you about your data

– Pricing mirror – how good do we look?

– Let’s stop looking back and look forward. How will the market develop in the next years?

– Industry Revenue Management & Marketing update: Past, present and future.

– USALI and its impact on cost of acquisition

 

Sign up now below to secure the Early Bird rate for you and your team – save up to EUR 130 on some of the tickets

PLEASE NOTE: For qualified ROC registrants, HITEC Amsterdam will provide one complimentary, non-transferable registration which entitles the recipient to two days access to the HITEC Amsterdam exhibit hall and general sessions. HITEC Amsterdam concurrent educational sessions are not included. Comp registrations are only available to qualified ROC attendees directly from the industry and cannot be used by suppliers or vendors, consultants, nor personnel, dealers, distributors, subsidiaries, investors, partners/associates or family members of exhibiting companies. HSMAI Region Europe will automatically register all qualified registrants directly with HITEC Amsterdam. Your contact information will be provided to HFTP, the host of HITEC Amsterdam, for the purpose of communicating with you about your registration. If you prefer to NOT be registered for the complimentary exhibit hall pass, please email us at postbox@hsmai.eu

Please also note that we have different pricing for HSMAI members and non-members. The tickets marked with “from Industry” are for people working directly in the Hospitality Industry (hotels, restaurants, airlines, car rentals, destination companies and others), and the “for Supplier” tickets are for individuals from supplier organisations that market to the industry.

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Sign up now: Amsterdam 29th and 30th March 2017

In between our many events this autumn we at HSMAI Region Europe have been working on our plans for Amsterdam at end of March 2017. As many of you have heard and can read more about the partnership in our press release here, we are co-locating some of our annual key events with HITEC Amsterdam, taking place at RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam on 28th to 30th March 2017.

By co-locating our events with HITEC Amsterdam we are looking forward to continuing the great partnership we have with HFTP who are the organisers of the world’s largest Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) which brings together over 5,500 individuals from the hospitality technology community and is held each year in a different city in the United States. HITEC Amsterdam will be a smaller version of the same concept taking place in Europe. Frank Wolfe, the CEO of HFTP is so innovative and hard-working, and we look forward to working closely with his team on the events.

On Wednesday 29th March we will organise our 7th Annual HSMAI Region Europe Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC Europe) as well as our Digital and Distribution Conference (DOC Europe), the two events bringing together industry leaders and top professionals in Revenue Management, Digital Marketing and Distribution across Europe. The conferences are followed by our annual HSMAI Region Europe Awards in the same evening.

On Thursday 30th March we organise several by-invitation-only Think Tanks of about 15 people each on the following topics: Revenue Management, Distribution, Digital Marketing, Customer Loyalty and Relationship Management, Sales, Service Operation, and Event Marketing. The Think Tanks are for high-level professionals working directly in the hospitality industry and some of our sponsors. After the morning of individual Think Tanks, over a 2 hours long working lunch the groups come together to share and discuss the key takeaways.

We look forward to these events and look forward to seeing many of you there!

Sign up already now for DOC here to secure Early Bird Rate

Sign up already now for ROC here so you can secure Early Bird Rate

Have a wonderful day!

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Warm regards,
Ingunn Hofseth
President & CEO
HSMAI Region Europe