ITB Asia Unveils Latest Conference Theme: “Bold Thoughts, Bold Moves”
ITB Asia, ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’, is set to deliver another year of thought-provoking and inspiring content to industry practitioners as part of its conference programme. Themed ‘Bold Thoughts, Bold Moves’, the conference will bring together thought leaders from across the MICE, Leisure, Corporate, and Travel Tech sectors for high-level discussions on the trends that are galvanising change in the travel industry. Across the three days of the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to experience over 100 sessions featuring insights from more than 260 speakers.
“ITB Asia is bringing together key industry players, both existing and emerging, who are shaping the future of travel. This is the opportunity not just to identify the clearest opportunities, products, services and technologies, but to debate and collaborate on how to maximise their potential, for the benefit of providers and travellers alike,” said Katrina Leung, Managing Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organiser of ITB Asia.
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.
Natalia Klimenok BAGINET, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.