Fast Track at ITB Berlin

Thursday, 9 March 2017 | Berlin, Germany

Hall 6.1, eTravel World | eTravel Stage Day 2

Phocuswright's Fast Track

Join Phocuswright on Thursday, 9 March 2017, during ITB Berlin for their signature brisk-paced Fast Track program. This series of mini-sessions leverages Phocuswright's travel industry research and event expertise. Take a dive into Europe’s payments landscape and learn from recent Phocuswright research. Norm Rose presents on topics such as key trends, industry players, the potential for disruption, and more, then leads a roundtable discussion with payments executives for further insight. Florence Kaci then takes the stage to share data and analysis on the European travel consumer.

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Fast Track Program

The 9 March Phocuswright Fast Track is part of the ITB Berlin eTravel World program. The sessions will be held in Hall 6.1, eTravel Stage.

11:00 – 11:05 Welcome and Introduction
Gain a high-level view of global online travel trends from recent Phocuswright research.
Florence Kaci, Director, Sales, EMEA and European Market Specialist

11:05 – 11:15 Phocuswright Research: Exploration of Europe’s Payments Landscape
As new platforms and technologies have disrupted the European online travel landscape, the travel payments ecosystem has become increasingly complex. The arrival of alternative payments, mobile wallets and virtual cards signal a changing state of pay within Europe – one that requires travel companies operating in Europe to stay ahead of the curve. Recent Phocuswright research investigates the major challenges, differences, developments and drivers of the European payments landscape. Explore the data and analysis on this increasingly complex topic.
Norm Rose, Senior Technology and Corporate Market Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.

11:15 – 11:45 Roundtable Discussion: Europe’s Changing State of Pay
Key industry players take the stage for a lively and candid discussion of the European travel payments landscape. Topics include awareness, use and trends, costs and implications, regional differences, key trends, and more.
Jason Hancock, General Manager, EMEA, eNett International
Mike Carlo, Global Head, Travel Payments, Transpay
Chiara Quaia, Head of Business Development, Payment Solutions, Amadeus

Moderated by: Norm Rose, Senior Technology and Corporate Market Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.

11:45 – 12:00 Phocuswright Research: European Consumer Travel
Travel plays a significant role in European culture. Even in the face of a weakening currency, consumers are relentless with their travel plans and more adults are packing their bags than ever before. Travelers are cutting back where they can, meaning fewer trips and packaged holidays. However, they are holding out for long, international excursions to new destinations. Together, France, Germany and the U.K. comprise approximately 60% of the total European travel market, or €158 billion in gross bookings in 2015. Phocuswright presents key findings of recent research on the European travel consumer and European travel trends across three key European markets – France, Germany and the U.K.
Florence Kaci, Director, Sales, EMEA and European Market Specialist

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