April 19, 2018 8:00am EDT

The State of European Innovation

A Phocuswright Webinar

The State of European Innovation

Join Phocuswright and innovation experts in a thought-provoking conversation about the state of European travel innovation. You'll learn about the current state of investments and the funding environment, how industry venture funds are financing startups to advance strategic initiatives. conichi, the 2017 European Travel Innovator of the Year, will share insights on the challenges of founding and scaling a startup in Europe.

Registration for the April 19 The State of European Innovation webinar is open to everyone.

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Phocuswright will share data from its State of Startups research, addressing funding by travel segment, geographic trends and emerging categories poised for success in the future. This interactive event will give startup companies practical tips for success and provide established companies with a platform to engage with brands whose technologies are impacting the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.

Webinar topics:

  • The current state of travel investments and the funding environment
  • How travel accelerators are helping startups navigate the complex travel technology ecosystem to find growth opportunities
  • How industry venture funds are investing in startups to advance strategic initiatives

Unable to attend at the scheduled time?
We suggest that you register to attend even if you will not be available to log in at the scheduled time. We'll send all registrants a copy of the presentation deck and audio recording.

Webinar Speakers

 

Presenter
Suzanna Chiu
Head of Amadeus Ventures
Amadeus IT Group S.A.

 

 

 

 

Presenter
Michael Coletta
Manager, Research and Innovation
Phocuswright Inc.

 

 

 

 

Moderator
Pete Comeau
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Phocuswright Inc.

 

 

 

 

Presenter
Christian Saller
General Partner
HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

 

 

 

 

Presenter
Maximilian Waldmann
Founder and CEO
conichi

 

Register today and get insights on the current state of travel innovation.


Suzanna Chiu


Head of Amadeus Ventures, Amadeus IT Group S.A.
Suzanna is the Head of Amadeus Ventures, the corporate venture fund of Amadeus IT Group. The funding program focuses on finding startups working on technologies that are relevant for travel. Suzanna has successfully expanded the program from its infancy into an integral part of the business, driving strategic values both for the corporation and the portfolio companies. Previously, Suzanna worked for Macquarie Capital in London and Hong Kong, advised telecom and media companies on M&A and equity raising transactions. Suzanna has an MBA degree from London Business School and likes taking photos while exploring new places.

Christian Saller


General Partner, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures
Christian joined the Holtzbrinck Ventures team in 2013 and is managing the fund's investments into Dreamlines, Cabify, Tourlane and Exporo, among others. Before coming to Holtzbrinck Ventures, Christian was CEO and co-founder of flight search engine swoodoo where he was responsible for company development, from market entry to market leadership in Germany and the sale of the company to KAYAK. Then, in his role as managing director for Europe, Christian managed the European organization at KAYAK. As a member of the KAYAK management team, he was also involved in the successful IPO on the NASDAQ and the subsequent sale of the company to Priceline.

Maximilian Waldmann


Founder and CEO, conichi
After studying business management at the University of Bath and the Singapore Management University, Max worked for international companies such as KPMG, Kleinwort Benson and RHJI. After joining a venture capital firm and later Rocket Internet, he ended up at Google in Singapore, working on a travel project in Southeast Asia. In 2014, he founded conichi where he currently works as the chief executive officer.