The world's leading event for emerging technologies in travel
In its’ 4th year, Travel Tech Israel, InnoVel’s annual flagship event, has turned into the world’s leading event for emerging technologies in Travel, connecting an unparalleled caliber of international executives with the most promising Israeli startups. InnoVel successfully brought to the startup nation, top executives of prominent travel companies such as Accor, Priceline, Expedia, Skyscanner, Agoda, Amadeus, Airbnb, Hilton, Lufthansa, Booking.com, among many others.
To get a feel for the event, check out the TTI2018 clip and panel video:
09:00 - 09:15 - Opening remarks by Rom Hendler, InnoVel's founder and CEO
09:15 - 09:30 - State of Travel tech worldwide by Maggie Rauch - Senior Director Research, Phocuswright
09:30 - 10:00 - Tours and Attraction: taking the centre stage in travel tech development
The growing importance of technology in tours and attractions products is clear. Connectivity, customized content, distribution reach, and targeted segmentation are allowing creative and complex tourism products to become a reality in a blink of an eye. This segment of travel is burning hot, with companies like Get Your Guide and Klook rasing investments of $100s of Millions.
This panel is going to provide an overview of the new trends in tourism and attraction and discuss the winning strategies in terms of development and branding in the tourism market.
Moderator: Jeff Pan (CEO Flymya)
Panelists: Yaniv Didi (City Expert, NY), Jens Thraenhart (Mekong Tourism board), Nadav Solomon (Tabit), Carel Hoffman (Plankton), Susan Black (CIE Tours)
10:00 - 10:30 - Size does matter – small hotel chain vs. big international chain who can innovate better
Innovation can be a complicated and expensive endeavor. Hotels often have similar needs technology-wise, regardless if they are independent, part of a small local chain, or part of large international ones. From an innovation perspective, is it better for startups to work with smaller or larger chains?
We will hear from both small chains and international corporations about their innovation challenges and opportunities, and how do they innovative in a cost-effective way. Executives will discuss the main differences startups will encounter in each case, and the best approach for cracking the hotel innovation challenge.
Moderator: Rom Hendler
Speakers: Lee-ann Singer (Singer Travel group), Rahul Jain (OYO Rooms), Constance Maillard de la Morandais (Accor Hotels), Sean Manchanda (Cognizant)
10:30 - 11:00 - Networking break
11:00 - 11:20 - The future of restaurants technology, by Nadav Solomon - Founder & COO, Tabit
11:20 - 11:50 - Success stories – behind the scenes
Serendipity, personal relationships, love at first sight. A mixed panel with operators and startups will give us a lighthearted take into how hard work, professional background, and technical knowledge may have translated into the magic touch that made things happen. The panel will share back stories of innovation partnerships that worked, including how did they found their innovation partners and how they overcame challenges such as cultural gaps, time zone organization, differences in corporate culture and other “softer” difficulties on top of the pure technical challenges. In addition, panelists will look into personal qualities in theirs and their partner’s teams that may have come into play to ensure the success of innovation initiatives.
Moderator: Flavia Hendler
Speakers: Erez Bosso (Smartair), Idan Edry (Trustifi), Tim Hughes (Agoda), Zdenek komenda (Kiwi.com)
11:50 - 12:30 - Startup pitch part 1
12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 - Sharing is caring – The return of the hostels
Co-working space, shared rides, and shared accommodation are among some of the trends of the sharing economy that drove the hospitality industry to rethink traditional lodging and reconsider hostels as a high-yield alternative business model that appeals to the growing segment of millennials.
Focusing on the public space and on creating a safe, clean, secure, fun, and hip environment, while very affordable, the industry brought back the traditional hostels in a new incarnation. They came back to life in different shapes and sizes and with different offerings, ranging from high-end private rooms to co-ed dormitories with very little privacy.
Moderator: Rom Hendler
Speakers: Killian Maxwell (Hostel world), Yaron Burgin (Abraham), Sem Schuurkes (cityhub), Rafi Tsalyuk (Cats )
14:00 - 14:30 - Startup pitch part 2
14:30 - 15:00 - From full-service to do-it-yourself – the emerging models and disruption in corporate travel
What is the future of corporate travel? In this panel, small and large operators will examine the trends in the business and discuss the main challenges that keep them up at night. They will discuss disruption and changes in business travel, and how technologies can help corporate travel companies bring value to their clients.
The panel will also examine the significant changes in SMB (small/medium businesses) corporate travel, a hot area now with large investments in startup companies such as Trip action and Travel Perk, discussing whether the big players are going to control different segments of the market or whether there still space for regional and local players.
Moderator - Hanny Sobol
Speakers - Miriam Moscovici (BCD Travel), Alon Zaibert (Travel Leaders), Brain Singer (Singer Travel Group), Gad Sakin (CWT)
15:00 - 15:30 - Networking break
15:30 - 16:00 - The different faces of travel tech: what is new in ecosystems around the world
Investors and key players from different travel tech ecosystems around the world are going to share with us their mindset as well as their most prominent expectations, opportunities, and challenges. They will discuss the types of technologies that are in high demand, as well as changes that they have noticed in the ecosystems, providing us with an overview of their lifecycle and state of affairs.
Moderator - Chen Amishay
Speakers - Ilanit Malchior (Jerusalem), Jakob Christian Ipland (Wonderful Copenhagen), Brian Marrinan (Journey Partners), Johannes Booysen (Futureneers)
16:00 - 16:30 - Behind the scene of travel distribution – Different shapes and directions
Consolidation and OTAs are two words that often go together. Now we see it also in hotel banks, meta search and all other types of distributions, consolidation is everywhere!!!
This panel will discuss the recent developments and new turns in consolidation and M&A in travel distribution and will examine potential new entries to the market of big players such as Amazon, Google, Alibaba and others. We will also try to predict the future for local and regional players in the travel distribution industry.
Moderator: Maggie Rauch (Phocuswright)
Speakers: Peer Ben David (Hotelbeds), Max Chertkov (Gimonix), Andy Morris (skyscanner) , Guk Kim (Lastminute.com)
16:30 - 16:35 - Closing remarks by Rom Hendler
The Jerusalem tour, organized by the Jerusalem Tourism Authority, will include visits to some of Jerusalem most iconic sites in addition to couple of the tech centers.
(By invitation only)
Private VIP evening networking reception. A great chance for startups and the executive participants to interact in a more intimate setting
|21 Levontin Street, TEL AVIV|
|World class travel technology panels Startup|
|presentations (3 min pitch)Expo sales booths|
|The Israeli Innovation Center - The Peres Peace & Innovation Center, 132 Kedem St, Tel Aviv Jaffa|
|The Israeli Innovation Center is the first and largest visitor's center of its kind.
It presents the incredible story of Israel, the "innovation nation", showcases the diverse fields and people behind Israeli innovation, and welcomes visitors from Israel and around the world with the aim of promoting a better future of prosperity and peace.
|The Peres Peace & Innovation Center - 132 Kedem st, Tel Aviv Jaffa|
|An evening VIP cocktail|
|Morning speed dating style meetings|
|arranged according to InnoVel’s expertise and product match|
|between the travel companies and startups.|
|Afternoon will feature meetings with Israeli|
|high-tech industry leaders followed|
|by a tour to explore the local tech ecosystem.|
|InnoVel’s offices, Yigal Alon 94 (Be All), 3rd floor, Tel Aviv|
|The travel tech boot camp, a collaboration of InnoVel and Eilat Tech Hub,|
|is a 4-day event for startups that takes place during TTI in Eilat.|
|Participating corporates will fly to Eilat for the final pitch day.|
TTI 2019 main event will take place June 11th at the Israeli Innovation Center in Tel Aviv, Israel and will host professional panels and discussion on various topics such as: hostels, corporate travel, small chain and independent hotels as well as big international chains, digital distribution, cyber /fraud, airline challenges, success stories, and more.
This year, we are expecting more than 400 people, of which 55% are tech entrepreneurs and members of the tech community, 10% are investors and service providers, 15% are local executives from the Israeli travel industry and 20% are international executives from the global travel industry (hoteliers, travel agents, OTAs, corporate travel managers, airlines, travel management companies and more).
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