The First HSMAI National Conference in Ireland

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Posted by Karen Rafferty on: 2015-09-08 15:10:21Avvio  |  HSMAI Europe  |  HSMAI Ireland
HSMAI Ireland Conference

We’re delighted to share the announcement that the first HSMAI National Conference in Ireland, which focuses on the topics of Digital Marketing, Distribution, and Revenue Optimisation, will take place on Wednesday 28th October at the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. You can read HSMAI's official announcement here.

This will be the first ever HSMAI Europe Conference held in Ireland and Avvio are delighted to be the primary Corporate Partner in support of the relaunch of HSMAI Europe activities in the Irish Hospitality Sector.

We’d love if you could join us for a day that will be full of charismatic industry leaders sharing insights and thoughts on all the current hot topics and future trends for the Hotel and Travel Industry.

Alex Gibson, Assistant Head of School at Dublin Institute of Technology, will be conducting interviews with the industry leaders throughout the day.


You can register for tickets here.


The Preliminary Conference Program:

08:00 - 09:00: Registration, networking and coffee

09:00 - 09:15: Welcome & Update from HSMAI Europeby Ingunn Hofseth President & CEO, HSMAI Europe

The moderator of the day is Stephen Williams, Sales and Marketing Director at Windward Management and member of HSMAI Europe Digital Marketing Advisory Board 

09:15 - 09:45: Automation & Innovation - the new face of Travel by Ross Mooney, Senior Account Manager, Google

09:45 - 10:15: What’s going on and where are we headed? A European Hospitality State of the Union by Lennert de Jong, Commercial Director, citizenM Hotels and Chair of the HSMAI Europe Revenue Management Advisory Board

10:15 - 10:35: Coffee break

10:35 - 11:05: Topic TBC 

11:05 - 11:35: The New Search Landscape for Hotels. Ads functionality across Search and Maps as well as the broader changes that Hotels and OTAs are making within the Search landscape. By Edward Lines, Online Account Manager, Google

11:35 - 12:05: Industry trends online, technology showcases. Name TBC. 

12:05 - 13:00: Lunch

13:00-13:30: Roundtable discussions – Session 1Concurrent sessions led by specialists in their field. 

13:30-14:00: Roundtable discussions – Session 2
A repetition of the above mentioned roundtable session 1, in order to allow participants to cover topics of their own choice

14:00-14:20: Coffee break

14:20 - 15:20: Fireside chat with Howard Hastings from Hastings Hotels and Jonathan Ragget from Red Carnation by Frank Reeves, Founder and CEO, Avvio

15:20 - 15:30: Conclusion of the educational part & summary of the day

15:30-17:00: Drinks reception


Location: The Gresham Hotel Dublin, 23 O Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland 

Prices including coffee breaks, lunch and drinks reception:

1. HSMAI Europe member: €150 
2. Non member: €250 
3. Non member including one year membership in HSMAI Europe: €395  (This ticket includes one year of personal membership in HSMAI Europe for people working in: hotels, airlines, restaurants, destination companies, cruise lines, travel agencies, tour operators etc. For suppliers and vendors please contact us for prices and more information. Please contact Kaisla Saastamoinen on or call +44 7714208494)  


Again, you can register for tickets here.

We'd love to see you there!

The Avvio Team



Keep up-to-date with travel technology trends from Avvio!  Learn about our renewed partnership with HSMAI Europe here.

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