Women Influence Forum

Women Influence Forum
Event on 2017-09-20 09:00:00
Inspired by the timeless image of Gabrielle Chanel, Women Influence Forum is the place to be on September 20, 2017! A unique opportunity to listen to the deeply personal stories of influence of high rank women from 20 countries, to hear about their ups and downs, their struggle and victories! All in the mythic atmosphere of the legendary RITZ, the place of power of so many historic figures. The exclusive Gala diner will allow you to personally meet the outstanding women in the relax atmosphere of the splendid RITZ hotel. Who knows may be one of them will change your future! Join WIF-2017 in Paris!

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at Ritz Vendome Hotel
15, place Vendome
Paris, France

Revenue Strategy Forum Hong Kong

Revenue Strategy Forum Hong Kong
Event on 2016-09-22 08:30:00
This full-day conference brings together industry thought leaders and practitioners to examine the distribution forces reshaping the hospitality industry, while providing an afternoon of hands-on revenue management instruction.  Attendees will also have plenty of time to network with peers in a relaxed and beautiful setting. Hotel ICON is offering special room rates for your stay. For price details & room reservation, please click here. Revenue Strategy Forum 08:30 – 09:00 – Registration and networking with light breakfast 09:00 – 09:15 – Welcome and opening remarks from Hotel Icon 09:15 – 09:25 – Welcome from Patrick Bosworth, CEO of Duetto 09:25 – 09:45 – Overview of Asia Travel Market — Daniel J Voellm, Managing Director, HVS Asia Pacific 09:45 – 10:15 – Keynote address: Break the Cycle and Win the Next Downturn with Revenue Strategy — Patrick Bosworth, CEO, Duetto 10:15 – 10:45 – Coffee break 10:45 – 11:45 – General Session: Digital Disruption and the Intensified Battle for Bookings Moderator:  Yeoh Siew Hoon, WIT Panelists: Richard Hatter, General Manager, Hotel Icon Boon Sian Chai, Senior Director, Market Management Asia Pacific, Expedia Althaf Mohamed Ali, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Aitken Spence Hotel Managements (Pvt) Ltd  Janice Chan, Senior Director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific  11:45 – 13:00 – Lunch 13:00 – 16:00 – Breakout sessions: Revenue Management or Marketing Tracks 13:00 – 14:15 – Mastering Revenue Management Workshop, Part I  —  Marco Benvenuti,  Co-Founder, Duetto -or- How Digital Marketing Aligns With Your Revenue Strategy Moderator: Martyn Tan, Founder & Design Director, Method Media Panelists: Tim Alpe, General Manager, OVOLO Southside & Director of Sales & Revenue, OVOLO Hotels Patrick Sin, Director of Sales, Marketing, & Revenue, Hotel ICON Owen Xia, Director of Performance, Happy Marketer  14:15 – 14:45 – Break 14:45 – 16:00 – Mastering Revenue Management Workshop, Part II  —  Marco Benvenuti,  Co-Founder, Duetto -or- Get Personal: The New Rules for Hotel Marketing Moderator:  Bernard Quek, CEO, Global Hospitality Solutions Panelists: Philip Schaetz, VP Sales and Marketing, Marco Polo Hong Kong  Wayne Hu, VP Strategic Marketing, Regal Hotels International Chris Yahng, Director of Marketing & Brand Strategy, Method Media Michelle Wu, General Manager, marketing, OVOLO Hotels 16:00 – 17:30 – Poolside reception for all SESSION DESCRIPTIONS KEYNOTE: Break the Cycle and Win the Next Downturn With RevPAR and occupancy beginning to decelerate in some markets around the world, the industry is beginning to see the first signs of a slow down. Smart hotel owners and operators understand this is a cyclical business and are now implementing revenue strategies that will sustain their success through not only the good times, but also the bad. In the last recession, we learned cutting rate and turning to the OTAs for more help isn’t a winning strategy. In a declining market, the only way to win is by beating the competition. This panel will explore the economic factors that could lead to an industry downturn and how hoteliers can use better data, pricing and distribution strategies to own their street corner. GENERAL SESSION: Digital Disruption and the Intensified Battle for Bookings The distribution landscape isn’t getting any easier to navigate. In the last year, we’ve seen Airbnb and peer-to-players grow exponentially, Expedia and Booking.com expand through acquisition and new offerings, and the hotel industry has begun to fight back. Many brands have rolled out new loyalty initiatives to give consumers better prices and more reason to book direct. Is the next generation of travelers as brand conscious? Are efforts to provide more personalized offers the way of the future? A panel of senior executives addresses these questions and the overall state of the digital marketplace. BREAKOUT SESSIONS Mastering Revenue Management (2 parts) In this hands-on workshop, Marco Benvenuti, co-founder of Duetto and a leading revenue strategist, will take attendees through an intensive course in revenue management that combines theoretical principals with practical examples using Hong Kong and Hotel Icon as a case study. During this three-hour interactive workshop, attendees will learn the fundamentals of revenue management and advanced concepts they can begin applying at their hotels immediately to better manage distribution and increase profitability. Don’t miss the class that has been taught by Benvenuti at leading hospitality schools throughout the world.Assisted by Philip Niemann, Director of Customer Success, Asia, Duetto I What is Revenue Management? The concept Necessary conditions Supply, demand and capacity The three cores: segmenting, forecasting, pricing II Market Analysis • Your value proposition • Compset analysis • Positioning within market III Segmentation • Understanding Your business mix and booking behavior • The different channels (Direct, Opaque and Merchant OTAs, GDS, etc.) • Yielding vs. Market segmentation • Strategic segmentation: Transient, Corporate, OTA, Consortia, Group, Wholesale IV Forecasting • Length of stay and unconstrained demand • Forecasting methods (natïve, pickup, velocity, regression) • Booking curves for inventory and revenue • Future looking data: Tracking lost business • Calculating forecast error and the importance of it V Pricing and Optimization • Right way to calculate capacity • Overbooking vs. overselling • Moving beyond BAR: Pricing by segment, channel and room type • How to stimulate demand • Acquisition costs and optimizing by profit • Loyalty pricing Marketing Track How Digital Marketing Aligns with Your Revenue Strategy In the digital space, keeping tabs on the various marketing channels — pay per click, display advertising, commission-based sales, retargeting, search engine optimization and marketing — can be downright confusing. Learn how to make them work together seamlessly to drive revenues throughout the entire customer journey, as well as how to adopt an emotional and rational approach at each step along the way, so that every digital marketing asset not only appeals to prospects but also boosts profitability. Get Personal: The New Rules for Hotel Marketing Attract the right customers and drive more direct and profitable bookings through improved online, search engine, mobile and social media marketing. Package these efforts with a more personalized and dynamic loyalty strategy to entice consumers and keep them coming back for more.

at Hotel Icon
17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
, Hong Kong

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QuickPick Travel to Present During Travel Agent Forum Roundtable in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 18, 2015

Two principles of QuickPick Travel will participate in the Home Based Travel Agent Forum, a conference showcasing 300 vendors and 3 days of training sessions, to be held at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino from June 22nd June 24th, 2015.

TC Clements, President/CEO, and Pamela Terhune, Director of Marketing, will present the new technology offered to travel agents through their company, QuickPick Travel, during a roundtable session held on June 22nd.

The Technology & Business Roundtable Series, report the conference sponsors, is the easiest way to learn about the latest technology and business services available to help agents run an efficient and profitable home-based travel agency.

The show is sponsored by the OSSN, Independent Travel Professional Network. The OSSN’s mission is to provide members with every possible tool and unlimited travel agent training to help their business succeed in today’s new travel environment. OSSN provides members with a variety of educational programs and networking communication platforms that allow members a professional forum to help ENSURE the success of the members travel agent business.

The conference has become known in the industry as one of the best, states Mr. Clements, so we are thrilled and honored to be among the participants.

QuickPick Travel is similar to an online travel agency in that it assists consumers with travel planning as travelers request vacation itineraries based on their own preferences, avoiding the work of weeding through search engine result pages. They offer subscriptions to travel agents looking to find a cost-effective way of securing leads from travelers ready to buy. Subscription fees cover the cost of marketing QuickPick Travel across multiple nationwide platforms with a commitment to drive as much traffic to the service as possible.

The Travel Agent Forum will be an exciting 3 days, said Clements. Well be meeting people at our booth, #837, with an experience as unique as our service. We cant wait for agents to be impressed by not only the new use of technology we are presenting, but also the fun theyll have with us.

He goes on to point out the companys tagline: This Time its All About You. Were proud to bring something to the table that is truly about helping people.


If youd like more information on this topic or to schedule an interview with TC Clements, President and CEO of QuickPick Travel, please call 734.224.4314 ext. 105 or connect by email: tclements@quickpicktravel.com

Director of Marketing, Pamela Terhune can be reached at 734.224.4314 ext. 107 or through email at pterhune(at)quickpicktravel(dot)com

CCRA and OSSN Report Successful FirstNight VIP Event, Travel Agent Attendance & Supplier Participation During The Las Vegas Home-Based Travel Agent Forum

On Sunday, June 21, OSSN the premier industry trade association dedicated to serving the needs of independent travel professionals and travel agencies throughout North America hosted more than 200 travel agents at its premier FirstNight VIP Event for OSSN members who were registered to attend the Home-Based Travel Agent Forum that took place at The Venetian Las Vegas on June 21-24. As a Presenting Sponsor of the Home-Based Travel Agent Forum, along with CCRA Travel Commerce Network and TRUE Inc., OSSNs successful pre-show VIP event was held at the High Roller at Las Vegas Wheelhouse and added even more value for OSSN members attending the Forum. The free event for OSSN members allowed travel agents to take a ride high over the Las Vegas strip on the famous High Roller with a supplier of their choice, as well as mix and mingle with fellow OSSN members and suppliers during a VIP welcome reception.

As the Presenting Sponsor for this years Home-Based Travel Agent Forum along with OSSN and TRUE Inc., we were thrilled to provide more educational and supplier networking opportunities for the independent travel agent professionals in attendance, said Dic Marxen, President and CEO of CCRA. This is the first year that OSSN hosted an exclusive first night event for its members, and it was extremely well received by both the travel agents and suppliers in attendance. Another highlight of our increased participation in this years show was moderating and co-hosting Forum panels with OSSN, and connecting thousands of independent travel professionals with an impressive array of leading suppliers that truly value their business. The Forum provided us with a terrific platform to build more relationships with travel agents that are dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and learning new ways to enhance their businesses, and to personally share news of CCRA and OSSNs continued growth and increased offerings to make independent travel agents more successful and profitable.

As part of the Forums schedule of events, OSSN and CCRA jointly hosted a panel titled, Branding Your Agency In a Digital World for travel agents to learn more about digital marketing tactics to boost sales, earn higher commissions and attract the right kinds of travelers to their agencies. CCRAs Platinum Partner Pavilion booth was shared with OSSN and TRUE Inc. representatives, as well as the following 14 leading supplier partner sponsors: Intercontinental Hotels Group, La Quinta Inns & Suites, World Hotels, AgentConnect, Rich Media Exchange, TripWing, BT Advantage, Air New Zealand, Scenic Cruises, Carey, Hertz, Personalized Services, Eurotur and Un-Cruise Adventures.

Since OSSN became a wholly owned subsidiary of CCRA Travel Commerce Network in 2014, the industry trade association has experienced a more active membership and continues to expand its presence by welcoming 10 new chapters across the U.S. in 2015 to-date. Over the past year, OSSN has unveiled entirely new branding, an enhanced social media presence, and will soon be unveiling its website re-launch scheduled for this summer. In May, OSSN began offering weekly Marketing Training Program webinars to train independent travel professionals to use the latest online tools, social media platforms and marketing programs including MailChimp, Eventbrite and more, to communicate more effectively in the online travel marketplace and advance their businesses.

For travel agents that were unable to attend the Home-Based Travel Agent Forum, CCRA has three remaining PowerSolutions Events taking place this fall that are free for independent travel agents to attend. The PowerSolutions events offer terrific opportunities for the independent travel agent community to network with like-minded professionals, learn more about the increasing number of member benefits from OSSN and TRUE Inc., and establish relationships with a vast array of domestic and international suppliers that include: hotels & resorts, airlines, car rental companies, tour operators, cruise lines, travel technology providers and more. Complimentary refreshments and snacks are served at the after-work events, as travel agent attendees mix and mingle with leading suppliers from around the world. The three remaining CCRA 2015 PowerSolutions Events are scheduled as follows:

Washington, DC September 8, 2015

Long Island, NY October 13, 2015

Newark, NJ October 14, 2015

Travel agents are encouraged to register early via the following website if interested in attending an upcoming 2015 PowerSolutions show, as space is limited and will be offered on a first-reserve basis: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/ccra-travel-commerce-network-7970515770.


Founded in 1990, OSSN is the largest travel industry trade association in North America dedicated to serving the needs of home-based travel agents and agencies, host agency partners, and allied supplier members representing more than 8,200 agents, and allied suppliers worldwide. OSSN presently has more than 80 active OSSN chapters throughout the United States and 160 Allied Member Suppliers. Visit http://www.ossn.com or call 800-771-7327 for more information.


Based in Ft. Worth, Texas, CCRA Travel Commerce Network is a global hub for travel technology, marketing, accreditation and education. For over forty years, CCRA has connected travel professionals and suppliers with the products and services they need to drive revenue, relationships and brand recognition in the travel marketplace. From the TRUE accreditation and coding system to hotels, air, call center services and more, CCRA is truly where the travel industry connects. For more information, visit http://www.ccra.com.

Broker Education Forum: Risk Management II for the Not-for-Profit Board (SA)

Broker Education Forum: Risk Management II for the Not-for-Profit Board (SA)
Event on 2015-06-05 08:30:00

Please join us for Ansvar’s first Broker Education Forum in 2015, “Running the Risk: Risk Management II for the Not-for-Profit Board”; which follows on from last year’s Broker Education Forum, “Role of the Not-for-Profit Board”.

We encourage you to bring along your clients for the morning presentation which expands on the issues from our 2014 forum including employment practices liability, work health safety, statutory liability and will cover in detail case studies and educational pieces.

After a morning tea, you are welcome to stay for Ansvar’s Management Liability Policy Product Launch. Join our underwriters to hear how our policy responds to the issues outlined in the morning’s session.

An optional attendance fee applies, which will be donated to the Prison Fellowship SA. Donations will gladly be matched by Ansvar and will be presented to the Prison Fellowship SA at the Broker Forum.

Keynote Speaker

Ingrid Nunnink

Partner, Marsh and Maher

Ingrid Nunnink is a Partner at Marsh & Maher, a boutique Melbourne law firm.   She holds a Masters of Law in Medical and Health Law.

Ingrid has practised principally in insurance litigation since 2001 and representing a diverse range of clients across a range of areas of law including negligence and breach of duty claims, medical and health law, coronial investigations, discrimination and employment disputes, complaints to professional registration bodies, and applications for judicial review and administrative law.

Ingrid has acquired a sound knowledge of insurance issues and is often involved with liability, D&O, and professional indemnity claims.

Some of the matters Ingrid works on raise sensitive issues or attract media interest which requires a strong focus on public relations and maintaining strong relationships with relevant stakeholders.  Ingrid also routinely provides risk management advice.

Ansvar Hosts

Warren Hutcheon – Chief Executive Officer

Ian Ireland – General Manager – Business Development 


Part 1 – Broker Forum: Running the Risk: Risk Management II for the NFP Board 

8:30am – Registration

9:00am – Presentation

10:55am – Morning tea / Networking

Part 2 – Management Liability Product Launch

11:15am – Presentation

12:15pm – Q & A session

12:45pm – Lunch / Networking


The Playford (Ballroom 3), 120 North Terrace Adelaide, SA 5000 

at Ballroom, Sebel Playford
80 Peachey Rd
Adelaide, Australia

Content Marketing Forum

Content Marketing Forum
Event on 2015-06-09 18:00:00
Please join this highly interactive discussion and networking event at Boston's Content Marketing Forum. To kick things off at our June 9th meeting, we have arranged two great speakers that will share their content marketing stories and expertise. The event will consist of some brief networking, a presentation by our speakers, and a forum for open discussion. Here is a quick overview of the presentation: "Search Engine Optimization for Content Marketing – Yes, It Is Still Important" by Pawan Desphande, CEO of Curata, and Derek Edmond, Managing Partner, Director of SEO Strategies of KoMarketing Associates. What is search engine optimization (SEO), and why is it so important for content marketing? What are the most important things that a content marketer should know about SEO? How should (and shouldn't) SEO impact your content marketing strategy? Pawan and Derek will provide practical guidance that you can use to better leverage SEO as part of a comprehensive content marketing strategy. Certainly feel free to pass on this invite to your friends and colleagues.  We'll have some light refreshments at the meeting. We look forward to meeting all of you at this event! The Curata Team Hashtag: #CMFORUM Venue Sponsored by WeWork – WeWork is the community for creators. We transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and technology so our members can focus on doing what they love. We currently have 20 locations in eight cities with over 11,000 members. Book a tour at wework.com.  There is metered parking on the street as well as parking lots around the area.

at General Assembly
51 Melcher St
Boston, United States

Marketing and Social Media Forum: Best Practices for B2B Content Marketing

Marketing and Social Media Forum: Best Practices for B2B Content Marketing
Event on 2015-05-11 18:00:00
Ditch the pitch! Effective marketing is more than just great content and a dynamic sales line–it's what you do with that content that counts, and the ease with which your clients can both access and understand it. At this installment of our Marketing and Social Media Forum, our panel of experts will discuss the best ways to engage your B2B clients with all the channels available to you (social media, e-marketing, blogs, and more) and how to create content that effectively tells–and sells–your company's story.   Agenda: 6:00 pm – Registration and Networking 7:00 pm – Panel Begins 8:00 pm – Q&A 9:00 pm – Event concludes Panelists: Kamal Alhuwalia, CMO of Apttus As CMO of Apttus, Kamal is responsible for worldwide marketing strategy & execution to accelerate revenue growth and create awareness for the Apttus category-defining product vision. Kamal oversees marketing, product marketing, and other go-to-market teams. Kamal is an industry expert and brings more than 20 years of experience creating global business success with a range of innovative technologies. Prior to Apttus Kamal was CMO for Selectica. During his tenure he was responsible for driving Selectica’s expansion into configure price quote (CPQ) markets. Prior to Selectica he was VP of Marketing at Model N, where he was instrumental in establishing Revenue Management as a software category and Model N as a leader in that market. He has also held leadership positions at Oracle, Apple, and RadioMail. Kamal holds a MS degree in Computer Science from Utah State, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from IIT Roorkee, India. Vamshi Sriperumbudur, CMO of Declara Vamshi is CMO of Declara. Earlier, he headed marketing & strategy for the YuMe's video ad platform. Prior to YuMe, he drove all aspects of marketing and product management for the Artiman funded cloud-based TV Everywhere platform Dyyno, streaming TV & movie content on Internet connected devices such as iPad, Samsung Smart TV, Android, and Roku. Prior to Dyyno, Vamshi was the Senior Director of Marketing at Sonoa Systems (now Apigee), a Norwest and Bay Partners funded company, where he drove field and customer acquisition marketing for the industry's first secure cloud gateway. Prior to Sonoa, he was an acting VP of Marketing at various cloud computing startups including: CRM SaaS startup Market2Lead acquired by Oracle and Sequoia-funded Cast Iron Systems PaaS acquired by IBM. Vamshi has a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor's in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Andhra University. He is an active member of TiE Silicon Valley and co-chaired marketing for the recent TiEcon's. Thank You to our Sponsors               

at Detati Communications
265 Caspian Drive
Sunnyvale, United States

London – European Crowd Equity & Debt Forum 2015

London – European Crowd Equity & Debt Forum 2015
Event on 2015-05-10 17:00:00

 European Crowd Equity & Debt Forum

Sunday May 10-12 2015 



Meet the panel of local and out of town investors, debt and equity platoforms between Angel networks and crowd funding firms throughout Europe who will focus on pitching to early-stage investors, business angels and Venture Capitalists and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! We will be discussing the things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur, crowd funding platform or an angel investor can do , and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors.

The Soho Loft – The Voice of Capital Formation – and Victoria Global, an emerging force in the Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Public Relations arena join together to bring you this groundbreaking conference.

Who should attend? 


  • Early Stage crowd funding debt and equity platforms
  • Early Stage investors (VCs, Angels & Corporate) 
  • Service providers and exhibiting companies 
  • Media and academia
  • Social enterprise entrepreneurs
  • Impact investment funds a


This conference features:

  • The first 30 entrepreneur attendees to sign up will also get the option to pitch their business idea in 1 minute or less in front of the investor panel and receive feedback as a group from the panel. 
  • There is an educational and networking component to the event, where all attendees will be gaining an understanding of what investors are looking for in the European market
  • All attendees will be able to market themselves (including their products and/or services) throughout the event through networking with one another.




David Drake

Chairman, LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft 


at Sheraton

London, United Kingdom

Online Marketing Forum

Online Marketing Forum
Event on 2015-05-05 09:00:00

Online Marketing Forum – Hamburg

Unter dem Claim "Die Konferenz für Trends im Online Marketing" stellen die Veranstalter ein abwechslungsreiches Programm zusammen, dass alle wichtigen Facetten im Online Marketing beleuchtet.
In vier Städten (Hamburg, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, München) wird das Online Marketing Forum Station machen.

Zur Website und Anmeldung

at Empire Riverside Hotel

Hamburg, Germany