PhoCusWright Inc., the travel industry intelligence company, announced an all-star roster of center stage presenters at its upcoming conference, November 6 & 7, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on South Beach.
Representing both the business and leisure sectors from three continents, executives will be addressing strategic issues for the post-September 11th marketplace.
The focus will be on retooling strategies for the next era in travel commerce
The roster includes:
-Pamela M. Arway, Executive Vice President of Business Travel, American Express (remote feed)
-Richard N. Barton, President and CEO, Expedia Inc.
-Jeffery H. Boyd, President and COO, priceline.com Inc.
-Mike Buckman, CEO, WorldTravel BTI
Dinesh Dhamija, Chairman and CEO, ebookers.com plc
-Robert H. Dickinson, President, Carnival Cruise Lines
-Robert B. Diener, President, Hotel Reservations Network Inc.
-Enrique R. Felgueres, Jr., Founder and Chairman of the Board, Viajo.com Inc.
-Terrell B. Jones, President and CEO, Travelocity.com Inc.
-Jeffrey G. Katz, President and CEO, Orbitz (remote feed)
-Roger Keating, SVP/GM, Vertical Markets Group, AOL Interactive Services, America Online Inc.
-Martha Lane Fox, Co-Founder and Group Managing Director, lastminute.com plc
-John W. Marriott III, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Marriott International Inc.
-Mark E. Miller, President, Cendant Travel Distribution, Cendant Corp.
-Karl Peterson, President and CEO, Hotwire
-José Antonio Tazón, President and CEO, Amadeus Global Travel Distribution S.A.
In all, over 50 travel industry leaders will square off during the most tumultuous time in history for the world’s largest industry. “The leaders will discuss, assess and debate the foremost things keeping them awake at both 3:00 p.m. as well as 3:00 a.m.,” said Philip C. Wolf, president and CEO, PhoCusWright. The conference program will cover retooling strategies for an unprecedented marketplace; competing in a stress-tested environment; confronting a forecasting dilemma and confidence epidemic; realigning your online, offline and bottom line; M&A mayhem in the aftermath; marketing spend: so what is “just right?”; juggling quality, performance and new realities; scaling, niching, adjusting or goodbye.
PhoCusWright will also unveil new B2C and B2B forecasts and trends that highlight fundamental changes and adjustments for travel, tourism and hospitality strategies.
“Travel is still the world’s largest industry, albeit under siege,” said Wolf. “It’s still the e-commerce killer app, albeit being stress tested to the max. We expect this gathering to be like never before.”
Information on the private press luncheon, registration and sponsorships are available at www.phocuswright.com/events
or +1 860 350-4084 x500.
PhoCusWright is a travel industry intelligence company specializing in the next era in travel commerce. The company helps clients with competitively-advantaged strategies and exploiting change, derived from intense and unambiguous analysis of the new economy’s killer app: travel.
Subscriptions and engagements include The Channel (business feeds of marketplace intelligence), topical trend reports, consumer behavior surveys, custom research, industry analysis, travel Web site performance reviews, strategy sessions, access to analysts, WebTravelNews and high-profile executive conferences throughout the year.
Established in 1994, PhoCusWright Inc. is headquartered in Sherman, Connecticut, USA, and has offices in New York City.