Event Recap: Travel Tech Leadership Summit + Oktoberfest!

On Thursday, September 29, 2016, over 30 leaders from travel, hospitality, and technology sectors arrived at TrustYou's Travel Tech Leadership Summit in Munich, Germany for a day of conversation and collaboration.

The 3rd annual Leadership Summit presented by TrustYou was held during Munich's most popular event of the year, Oktoberfest! In true Bavarian tradition, the summit began with a Weißwurstbreakfast, where TrustYou co-founder Jakob Riegger tapped the keg for the attendees to enjoy, while fellow co-founder Benjamin Jost greeted the attendees and kicked off the day's sessions.

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Immediately following, PhoCusWright founder Philip Wolf began a moderated, educational session with his co-presenters from Google, Sabre, Accor Hotels, and Fastbooking. The panel discussed the state of the travel industry today, the ongoing changes of the modern-day traveler (and how that influences technology), and predictions for the future of travel technology. Hospitality industry leaders from around the globe took part in the discussion, which included perspectives from:

  • Motel One
  • Skyscanner
  • TripAdvisor
  • Tripcon
  • NH Hotels
  • and more!

As most of the attendees were dressed in their dirndls and leiderhosen, the group immediately celebrated their success at the Oktoberfest tents after the event. The attendees were able to bring the discussion to a lively environment and continue to network throughout the evening.

Thank you to all attendees who were able to participate in this event. If you missed out and want to experience a part of the Travel Tech Leadership Summit for yourself, watch this brief recap video that captures the highlights of the event:

For 3 years, TrustYou has been proud to host travel and technology professionals with a similar mission to ours - to improve the travel experience for all travelers, worldwide. The future of travel is bright and we look forward to working with more companies over the next few years to help achieve the goals we set during the Travel Tech Leadership Summit 2016.

Until next year..."PROST" from Munich!

Valerie Carboni

Valerie leads our fearless team of content writers, field marketing experts, and hospitality-focused marketers here at TrustYou. Her adventure has taken her from her hometown of Arlington, VA, all the way out to San Diego, CA, where the nice weather has reinvigorated her creative spirit.

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