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Schedule 2019

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Crossing the edge

An event dedicated to pushing the gaze beyond the horizon, to cross the border to look at the future. A day dedicated to being inspired by what is pressing against the boundaries and that is about to happen.
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  • Visionary Hall


  • Innovation Hall


  • Technology Lab


  • Examples of using AI to enhance the hotel guest experience, limitations, opportunities, trends
    Innovation in Hospitality
    Where
    Visionary Hall

  • From «Buying economic quantities of goods and selling them on to consumers» to « Fulfilling consumers’ desires with a service they trust in the moment», introducing what we envision for the future of hospitality and how hoteliers are - or should be - keeping pace with technology innovations from an operational, content and distribution perspective, as well as exploring how consumer behaviour has been transformed through technology.
    Innovation in Hospitality
    Where
    Visionary Hall

  • How do you extend a brand to a new luxurious experience that your guests will remember for the rest of their lives? How to transform a geothermal power station to Blue Lagoon Iceland, a world famous spa destination featuring hotels, restaurants, spa and skincare products? Partner, Chief Design Officer Sigurdur Thorsteinsson tells us the story of partnership between Design Group Italia and Blue Lagoon, that started in 1997 and is still on-going. Together, the companies have applied a human centered design approach to create the unique destination, from branding to PR, from interior design to custom made solutions, from customer experience to digital transformation.
    Innovation in Hospitality
    Where
    Visionary Hall

  • In an attempt to build comfortable environments for people, architecture lifts up walls and ceilings and locks us out of our very own house: the universe. Surprisingly, CoeLux technology lets the sun and the sky in, acting even better than a real window.
    Innovation in Hospitality
    Where
    Visionary Hall

  • Through photo illustration, let’s renew the true spirit of customer-centric
    Innovation in Hospitality
    Where
    Visionary Hall

  • Explanation about Winnow technology used and CS or example of AI applied against doos waste
    Innovation in Hospitality
    Where
    Vision Hall

  • L'intervento di Giorgio Soffiato sarà focalizzato sull'analisi di strategie e tattiche di marketing digitale per strutture turistiche e, soprattutto, destinazioni e realtà che operano nel mondo Food & Wine. Forte dell'esperienza come coordinatore del modulo di digital marketing del master in cultura del Cibo e del Vino dell'Università Ca' Foscari, e della recente gestione di due portali di destinazione turistica, il relatore proporrà un modello pratico di ragionamento per impattare concretamente sui KPI di marketing per travel e food
    Innovation in Hospitality
    Where
    Visionary Hall

  • Guest room access in hotels has undergone many significant changes in the past 50 years. From the move away from mechanical keys to smart & magnetic stripe keycards in the 1970’s & 80’s, to the RFID revolution in the early noughties, today, the mobile phone is now the key to our rooms - but what does the future hold for guest room access?
    Innovation in Hospitality
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    Visionary Hall

  • Technological developments are exploding spectacularly while trust levels in society are imploding. How do these two relate? Tech offers great opportunities for efficiency, personalisation and transparency. But on the other hand, it poses complex ethical challenges to trust and privacy. Research shows many new innovations will be ready before we, humans are ready to embrace them. And, how does this dynamic play out in our youngest generation, Gen Z?  How will people embrace future technologies?; How do trust and ethics influence to adoption of new tech?; What does Gen Z want and need when it comes to trust and tech?
    Innovation in Hospitality
    Where
    Visionary Hall

  • New age travel brands and hotels have changed the way you stay. Experiences are key to what people are expecting from each journey, and they can extend from functional to unique to out of this world. In this session Mews will discuss the importance for this industry to be bold with TECH - see how hotels are experimenting with new solutions, and also what lessons we can learn from other industries. So come join us and see what works for you.
    Innovation in Hospitality
    Where
    Innovation Hall

  • Customer expectations are changing, driven by the digitalization and automation of the world. Data is being generated at an ever increasing speed and technology is moving to the cloud. A new area of convergence is upon us. With traditional lines of demarcation getting blurred, the revenue management function is transforming. What does the role of the revenue strategist look like to remain effective in tomorrows converged environment?
    Innovation in Hospitality
    Where
    Innovation Hall

  • Florian is taking a holistic view in analysing what the key factors are which drive the digital transformation for hotels. How the ever-changing guest-expectation, new regulations and sheer amount of new possibilities have an impact on how a hotel is run today. Highlighting the importance of structural change, how to align and interlink a hotels corporate and digital strategy successfully
    Innovation in Hospitality
    Where
    Innovation Hall

  • How to Apply the Principles of Psychology and Behavioral Biology in the Digital Transformation Era in Order tu Build Growing Businesses. Recommended for Entrepreneurs, Brand Managers, Marketing Managers and Sales Managers
    Innovation in Hospitality
    Where
    Innovation Hall

  • Discover how hotel marketers can leverage the latest technology to bring out their own creativity and personalize the website user experience to drive nore direct bookings
    Innovation in Hospitality
    Where
    Innovation Hall

  • A predictive and selective allocation of the hospitality inventory brings more control of the online distribution. It’s the right approach to deal with unknow OTAs popping up on metasearch, to lower the commissions of resellers and to give priority to the best sales channels. Profiter startup brings efficiency to Crs and channel managers.
    Where
    Innovation Hall

  • A brief non-technical excursion on what the Blockchain is, how it works and what advantages it brings. We will start from bitcoin to switch to smart contract and token to imagine together some possible applications and evaluate the benefits.
    Blockchain & Travel
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    Technology Lab

  • Bitcoin is increasingly carving out its own space, and now the market is ready to accept it as an innovative, free and transnational payment system. In the hospitality industry how can this opportunity be exploited?
    Blockchain & Travel
    Where
    Technology Lab

  • The Internet is undergoing an important evolution that will make current business models obsolete. Fewer corporations and more decentralized autonomous organizations, fewer commissions and greater distribution of value to the network. Trips Community is a real example of a native project of the new internet. Luca De Giglio will tell us what is happening on the borders of the wild Far West of the Internet.
    Blockchain & Travel
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    Technology Lab

  • Winding Tree started with the aim of creating a monopoly-proof travel marketplace. It is an attempt to enable the new digital economy for travel and other industries. This vision is closer to completion than ever with the release of ORG.ID, a blockchain-based identity solution for businesses.
    Blockchain & Travel
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    Technology Lab

  • Download the Origin Protocol App and earn Tokens
    Blockchain & Travel
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    Technology Lab

  • More and more people make a purchase decision based on information they find online. The global retail market amounts to around 2,800 trillion dollars and only a percentage between 12 and 15% completes its online purchase. This means that today's challenge is to connect the physical and digital worlds in an ever more certain and reliable way. There will be around 8 billion digital voice assistants active by 2023. What we are about to experience is a transformation in which trust is a crucial element and distributed technologies and register represent a disruptive enabling element. We are ready to become generators of trust.
    Blockchain & Travel
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    Technology Lab

  • As blockchain technology allows individuals to transact directly, decentralized travel platforms will allow users to book services directly. Middlemen which used to resolve disputes between customers and service providers will be removed. But how to deal with fake listings, fake reviews, hotel rooms not conform to their descriptions, cancelled planes and guests deteriorating premises? We will show how to use smart contracts and economic incentives to handle escrow payments, booking deposits and to curate listings and reviews.
    Blockchain & Travel
    Where
    Technology Lab