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.

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The Peres Center for Innovation and Peace

Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Israel

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019

event time 08:00 - 17:00

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Main event agenda - June 11th

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

 

TTI 2019 Full Schedule

Day 1 - June 10 

VIP Jerusalem Tour

(By invitation only)

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.

Cocktail reception

(By invitation only

Private VIP evening networking reception. A great chance for startups and the executive participants to interact in a more intimate setting

   
Location: Abraham Hostel’s rooftop  21 Levontin Street, TEL AVIV

Day 2 - June 11

Full-day conference

World class travel technology panels Startup

 presentations (3 min pitch)Expo sales booths

 Location:

The Israeli Innovation Center - The Peres Peace & Innovation Center, 132 Kedem St, Tel Aviv Jaffa
 

Israel's innovation tour

(By invitation only)

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.

 

Location:

The Peres Peace & Innovation Center - 132 Kedem st, Tel Aviv Jaffa

 

 

Evening VIP Cocktail Sponsured by Gimmonix

(By invitation only)

An evening VIP cocktail 

 

Day 3 - June 12 

Morning speed dating (By invitation only)

Morning speed dating style meetings 

arranged according to InnoVel’s expertise and product match 

between the travel companies and startups.

 

 Afternoon roundtable and tour (By invitation only)

Afternoon will feature meetings with Israeli

 

high-tech industry leaders followed

 

 by a tour to explore the local tech ecosystem.

 

 

 Location:

InnoVel’s offices, Yigal Alon 94 (Be All), 3rd floor, Tel Aviv

Day 4 – June 13

Boot camp final pitch day (By invitation only)

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.

 

 OPTIONAL

Participating corporates will fly to Eilat for the final pitch day.

 

Location:

Eilat, the southern resort city on the red sea shore.

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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Special rates for Travel Tech Israel 2019 guests - LINK Hotel & Hub

Dan Hotel's newest hotel in Tel Aviv located on  Shaul Hamelech Blvd. 39,Tel Aviv. 

https://www.danhotels.com/TelAvivHotels/LinkHotelHubHotel

$145 for single queen room on Bed & breakfast basis

$160 for single queen plus room on Bed & Breakfast basis

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A limited number of rooms will be available at discounted rate in the boutique Fabric hotelhttps://www.atlas.co.il/fabric-hotel-tel-aviv

To get your 10% discount, please enter the promo code in your online reservation -  TECH19

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A limited number of private rooms will be available at discounted rate in Abraham's Hostel Tel-Aviv -  https://abrahamhostels.com/tel-aviv/

For reservation please contact:  sales@abrahambusiness.com  Code: TTI2019

* If you are looking for sightseeing in Tel-Aviv/Jerusalem/Dead See or the west bank, please follow the links below and enter the code: TTI2019 at your online reservation: https://abrahamtours.com/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=TTI2019

A day tour to Jerusalem: https://abrahamtours.com/tours/jerusalem-day-tour/

A day tour to the Dead Sea: https://abrahamtours.com/tours/jerusalem-dead-sea-tour-tel-aviv/

A day tour to the West Bank: https://abrahamtours.com/tours/best-of-the-west-bank-tel-aviv/