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UNFOLD Vol. 1

 

 

The future of hospitality meets here

We’ll be back… Unfold Vol.2 - To those of you who attended Vol.1 thank you for your time and support. We will be back next year so let us know if you are keen to join us and help shape the topics.

UNFOLD is an annual forum hosted and curated by Mews, bringing together the industry's most inspiring leaders, innovators, visionaries and counter-cultural thinkers. Exploring new ideas, insights and developments within the hospitality category and beyond,

UNFOLD focuses on diverse thinking and a deep dive into the new technologies shaping our industry and altering the guest experience. Come for the inspiration. Stay for the afterparty. This year we’re in Amsterdam so pump up your bicycle tires and head over to Tobacco Theatre Amsterdam.

 

Speakers 2019

 
 

Featuring

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Agenda

10.30 Registration and Coffee (Sessions start at 11am)

11.00 Introduction by Matt Welle, CEO at Mews Systems

11.10 Meet the Unicorns and the Changing Face of Hospitality Today 

  • Martijn Pannevis, CTO, CityHub

  • Altay Ural, VP Product and Engineering, OYO Rooms

  • Steven Haag, General Manager UK and Ireland, Sonder Hospitality

  • Moderator - Matt Welle, CEO at Mews Systems

Three presentations followed by a panel with all the speakers above


12.20 Navigating PSD2 and Online Payments/Fraud  

  • Presentation - Rogier Schoute, Senior Director Product - Payments, Booking. com

  • Panel - Andy Guenthard, SVP Travel, Adyen and Rogier Schoute, Senior Director Product - Payments, Booking. com

  • Moderator - Richard Valtr, Founder, Mews Systems


13.00 - 14.00 - LUNCH


14.00 Spotlight session - The Power of Three Random Words’

How ‘three random words’ can make your hotel easier to find, navigate in remote places and even save lives. 

  • Richard Lewis, Consultant - Travel and Tourism - What3Words 


14.20 MetaSearch - OTAS - Google Ads -  Are you Doing it Right?

Is there a secret recipe to what works best between OTAs, metasearch or direct bookings? 

  • James Lemon, Strategy Lead -Channels and Distribution at IHG and Founder at The Growth Works

  • James Bishop, Senior Director Global Demand Partnerships, Siteminder

  • Moderator - Scott Moran, Chief Operating Officer, Mews Systems


14.50 Innovation in Hospitality - Thing to be Excited About…

  • Jirka Helmich, Chief Product Officer, Mews Systems


15.20 COFFEE


15.50 Panel - Be Bold with Tech - Or get Left Behind...

  • Olivia Byrne, Company Director at Eccleston Square Hotel

  • Kevin Macherfert, Sales and Marketing and Technology Director at Machefert Hotels

  • Moderator - Ilse Kous, Managing Director - Benelux at Mews Systems


16.30 Panel: How to drive more revenue with the ultimate great guest experience

Moderator - James Lemon, Strategy Lead -Channels and Distribution at IHG and Founder at The Growth Works

  • Erik Tengen, Co-Founder, Oaky

  • Thomas Landen, Director of Global Partnerships, Revinate

  • Benjamin Devisme, VP Sales, Quicktext


17.00 Panel: Automate and Simplify Revenue Management with the Right Tech Stack

Moderator - James Lemon, Strategy Lead -Channels and Distribution at IHG and Founder at The Growth Works

  • Cristina Blaj, Director of Sales- Europe, Duetto

  • Jens Munch, CEO, Pace


17.25 The End >>>DRINKS AND NIBBLES FOLLOW

Location

 

TOBACCO Theater - Nes 75-87, 1012 KD Amsterdam, Netherlands

 
 

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