Meet these hospitality experts at the Direct Booking Summit: EMEA

We're counting down the days until the Direct Booking Summit: EMEA opens its doors in Paris on June 12-13. Our triannual conference will once again play host to hundreds of hoteliers as they share their experiences and develop solutions to the industry's biggest challenges - together.

We're excited to bring you a lineup of senior hoteliers with expertise in marketing, distribution, revenue and more. Find out who you'll be hearing from in our Day One keynote sessions below.



Antoine Dubois | SVP Global Marketing Strategy | Accor Group

With a background at international brands such as Heinz, Kelloggs and Disney, Antoine brings a fresh marketing perspective to the hospitality industry.

His talk on brand repositioning will address the evolution of customer needs. Antoine will shed light on the new, innovative solutions available to hotels which have the power to shift a brand's role in the lives of its consumers.




Joe Pettigrew | Director of Revenue Maximisation, International Hotels | Starwood Capital Group


We couldn't imagine the Summit without Joe! Prior to joining Starwood Capital Group, Joe held leadership positions at companies such as The Principal Hotel Company, The Palms Casino and Expedia. He's a frequent contributor to Triptease's white papers and webinars and stole the show at last year's Direct Booking Summit in Amsterdam.

Joe will teach the Summit's attendees how to track revenue on a channel-by-channel basis and adjust their spend based on the guests they want to attract. The audience can expect to walk away with an improved distribution strategy plan for their hotels!




Geneviève Materne | Vice President Global Distribution Strategy | Hyatt Hotels Corporation


Another returning speaker this year is a distribution expert whose knowledge about managing wholesaler rates blew us away at the Direct Booking Summit in Barcelona!

Geneviève draws from her experience at Starwood and Hyatt to share insights into evaluating the incrementality of third parties, including OTAs and wholesalers. By the end of her talk, attendees will have learnt non-traditional revenue management tactics that can benefit their hotel's revenue in 2019.




Jörg Böckeler | Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer | Dorint Hotels & Resorts


General Manager for a number of outstanding luxury hotel and restaurant brands, including Dorint and InterContinental, Jörg is an industry-leading hospitality executive.

At the Summit, he will draw on his experience speaking to European hoteliers about how they can evolve their hotel brand to cater to the growing demands of their distribution channels. He will lift the lid on how big hotel brands have changed their business strategies, how it affected their digital presence, and why you should follow their example.



These speakers and more experts will meet hundreds of hoteliers during Summit's two days of better-than-ever agenda streams and a legendary party. It's the ultimate networking opportunity for hoteliers at the end of a busy learning day.

To top it off, Triptease's Direct Booking Coaches will be carrying out one-on-one sessions that will focus on your hotel's website conversion rate optimization. To book a consultation with a Coach, register your interest here.

See the Direct Booking Summit: EMEA 2019 agenda.

Book your spot at the Summit on 12-13 June in Paris.

About The Author

Alisa is Triptease's brand guardian. She speaks four languages and uses them to interview thought leaders and write articles for the industry.

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