Singapore: ITB Asia 2019 keynote discussions

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ITB Asia 2019 – ‘Bold Thoughts, Bold Moves’ will feature a wide range of themed sessions, including Corporate Travel, Travel & Tech, Destination Marketing and Muslim Travel. Keynote discussions will be held in ‘Knowledge Theatre’, ITB Asia 2019’s main stage.

On Day One, speakers from American Express Global Business Travel (AMEX GBT), CTrip, CWT, Sabre and Traveloka will assess the future of technology, sharing insights on innovations that will shape the travel ecosystem and how consumers’ mindsets and travel behaviour will be affected by them.

Day Two will include a keynote session on the future of travel distribution. Speakers from Agoda, Hotelbeds, KAYAK and TripAdvisor will outline how they innovate to remain competitive in a fast-evolving industry.

Day Three features representatives from companies such as Booking.com, OYO Hotels & Homes, and Thomas Cook China who will be uncovering the potential that Chinese travellers’ evolving preferences will offer to businesses, brands and retailers.

Catering for the growing number of corporate participants, the show floor of ITB Asia’s ‘Bold Thoughts, Bold Moves’ will include a Corporate Travel showcase for industry experts to discuss breakthrough developments in business travel.

In addition to the business travel trend-setters featured in ITB Asia’s conference line-up, corporate partner, Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), will again be organising its exclusive Corporate Travel Day on Day Two of the show. Attendees can look forward to a line-up of relevant discussion topics, with experts sharing the emerging trends and best practices that are defining the future of this travel sector.

Maintaining ‘Bold Thoughts, Bold Moves’ focus on the future, leading travel players will identify the trends and cutting-edge technologies that are driving the travel industry. Speakers will also highlight how organisations can innovate to stay ahead of their competitors through the adoption of the game-changing technologies that are set to transform how travel, meetings, and business dealings are conducted.

The Travel & Tech track showcase will also dedicate an entire series to trends in hotel technology. The sessions will explore the growing role of automation and artificial intelligence and how they can revolutionise a hotel’s offering.

This year will also see two other showcase tracks in Destination Marketing and Muslim Travel. Top practitioners in these sectors will share insider tips on getting the most from social media to promote travel destinations; utilising destination brands to attract interest; best practices in developing Muslim-friendly destinations; and reaching out to the modern Muslim millennial.

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