TTG Luxury Travel Summit 2019
TTG Luxury Travel Summit 2019

Agenda

Take a look at the agenda for the TTG Luxury Travel Summit 2019, designed to massage your mind and debate how The New Luxury looks.

9.30 Welcome from April Hutchinson, editor, TTG Luxury, and Headline Sponsor Celebrity Cruises

9.40 Designing luxury – New models and methods for attracting the modern traveller

In a world of savvy and demanding globetrotters, how can a travel company stand out? Tom Marchant, innovative co-founder of Black Tomato Group, explores the landscape

 

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10.05 PANEL: Designing luxury – The evolving role of the travel company

Our panel, drawn from leading and innovative travel businesses, will further debate the issues facing the sector today and in the future, and assess how they see the landscape for tour operators and travel designers

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10.35 The New Luxury – Super-Spender travel and consumer trends you need to know

Mandy Saven, head of food, beverage and hospitality from Stylus, will delve into the trends that matter for anyone working in luxury travel

11.15 Break

11.35 PANEL: Luxury individualism – Celebrating new and different kinds of luxury

Having created some of the sector's most talked about and one-off hotels and restaurants, some innovators in the business give us thier take on luxury and what it means to stand out and create concepts that matter. A panel discussion with:

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12.05 Time And How To Spend It – Understanding what consumers most value when it comes to spending their time

James Wallman, best-selling author of Time and How To Spend It, debates how travel companies can best "design time" and create experiences that really matter

12.45 Break for lunch

Enjoy the fine food and hospitality of The Langham, and the chance to buy a copy of Time and How To Spend It, and have it signed by author James Wallman

14.00 Turning green – Why sustainability is now an imperative not a choice

Exploring how Visit Finland is aiming to shift its travel industry towards an even more sustainable future, focusing on preserving its natural environment, and inherent culture and lifestyle

  • Liisa Kokkarinen, regional partnership manager for Lapland, Business Finland/Visit Finland
  • Liisa Renfors, development specialist, Business Finland/Visit Finland

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14.25 Fit for the future – Transforming the hospitality playing field for a new breed of traveller

Frederic Fontaine, senior vice president of Accor’s Innovation Lab, shares how the company researches and designs hotels and concepts that matter: from festival pop-ups to co-working mega projects

 

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15.00 PANEL: Challenges and trends in luxury travel and hospitality

A panel of experts from leading and innovative brands debate the opportunities and challenges for today’s luxury travel companies, including product relevance, customer acquisition and brand positioning

  • Ayo Akinsete, area managing director, SH Hotels & Resorts (1Hotels and Treehouse Hotels)
  • Julie Murphy, country sales manager, UK and Ireland, ANA, All Nippon Airways
  • Natasha Towey, head of marketing, Carrier

15.30 Afternoon break

15.50 Making your brand matter – The marketing landscape for luxury brands

Exploring shifts in how luxury travel brands should be navigating new technology to their advantage, with Jon Bezalel, digital strategist, Accord Marketing

 


16.15 PANEL: Creating effective luxury campaigns in the new media landscape

Our panel will explore what’s really working for luxury and travel brands these days – is it digital, influencer strategy, personalisation, or a return to traditional methods? Giving some key takeaways for your marketing strategy will be:

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16.40 Brands in bloom: Building a brand in a luxury niche

To discuss a new brand’s story in action, TTG Luxury’s editor April Hutchinson will be in conversation with the entrepreneurial and creative founder of FLOWERBX, Whitney Bromberg Hawkings

17.05 Summary & close

Some key takeaways summarised by moderator April Hutchinson, editor, TTG Luxury

ON THE DAY...


The TTG Luxury Travel Summit is taking place on Friday 18 October at The Langham, London. Registration will be open from 8.45am for all delegates who have purchased a ticket.

If you would like to attend, please email Becca Luke on bluke@ttgmedia.com.

Delegates who attend will

Key themes
Learn from dynamic luxury travel businesses
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Understand the drive for sustainable travel
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Hear about the need for customer-centric travel

Speakers

Ayo Akinsete

Ayo Akinsete

Jon Bezalel

Jon Bezalel

Whitney Bromberg Hawkings

Whitney Bromberg Hawkings

Frederic Fontaine

Frederic Fontaine

Jenny Graham

Jenny Graham

Malin Herrström

Malin Herrström

Liisa Kokkarinen

Liisa Kokkarinen

Simon Lynch

Simon Lynch

Tom Marchant

Tom Marchant

Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy

Anthony Rawlins

Anthony Rawlins

Liisa Renfors

Liisa Renfors

Olivia Richli

Olivia Richli

Russell Sage

Russell Sage

Mandy Saven

Mandy Saven

Charles Starmer-Smith

Charles Starmer-Smith

Beth Taubner

Beth Taubner

Natasha Towey

Natasha Towey

James Wallman

James Wallman

Tristan Welch

Tristan Welch

Venue

The Langham, London

The Langham, London


With a history of delighting guests and providing personalised service since 1865, The Langham, London is truly a London icon. The 380-room hotel boasts Roux at The Landau, new Sauce cookery school, The Wigmore tavern, Chuan Body + Soul spa, exquisite Langham Club Lounge, award-winning bar Artesian, and home of the afternoon tea – Palm Court.

Sponsorship opportunities


If you would like to increase your brand awareness or be seen as a thought leader within the luxury travel sector, contact us today to find out more about the range of sponsorship opportunities available.

Email James Francis at jfrancis@ttgmedia.com or call on +44 (0)20 3405 6527.

For any other queries about the event contact Becca Luke bluke@ttgmedia.com.

Headline Sponsor

Headline Sponsor: Celebrity Cruises

Co-Sponsors

Co-sponsor: Accord
Co-sponsor: Amadeus
Co-sponsor: ANA
Co-sponsor: Carrier
Co-sponsor: Visit Finland
Co-sponsor: IndulgentEscapes

Partner

Headline Sponsor: Stylus
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