Sep 1, 2021 | Technology & Innovation | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Asksuite is proud to announce Asksuite Insights – The Reservation Experts Summit, a one-of-a-kind virtual event focused on the hotel industry. This virtual summit is scheduled to take place on October 6th-7th, starting at 4pm Central European Time (CET), and will feature the most respected industry experts in the world.
The Reservation Experts Summit will offer participants a glimpse into the changing world of hotel direct channels. Topics include Digital Marketing & E-commerce, Reservation Channels, Direct Bookings, and Contact Center & Reservation Management.
According to Asksuite’s CEO and co-Founder, Rodrigo Teixeira:
The transformation in travelers’ needs and commerce behavior was too fast-paced after the pandemic. We want to bring together the best insights into technologies, strategies, and trends for managing direct booking channels.”
The two-day leadership and hotel reservation summit is focused on forward-thinking and cutting-edge hotel solutions. The speakers will discuss practical themes for the hotel industry and the best practices and most effective strategies to increase direct bookings:
Day 1 – Oct 06
Opening Session – 4:00 – 4:30 pm (CET)
Speaker: Rodrigo Teixeira
Rodrigo is co-founder and CEO at Asksuite. From the time the company was founded to the present, he and his team have been assisting more than 1,500 hotels by offering higher intelligence, greater productivity and more results to their service processes. Rodrigo has been working for over 5 years with marketing and sales in the hotel industry. This year, he and Asksuite joined Endeavor’s select group of scale-up companies.
Expert Keynote – 4:45 – 5:15 pm (CET)
Speaker: Christine Trippi
Christine Trippi is an energetic Entrepreneur and the founder of The Wise Pineapple. She is an award-winning Hospitality Professional with 34 years of experience with select, full, and resort hotel properties. Trippi travels across the U.S. inspiring, consulting, training, and presenting keynote speeches based on the big ideas from her best-selling book, Yes Is the Answer.
Panel 1 – Hotel Chains: Centralized reservation center or direct service at hotels? – 5:30 – 7:00 pm (CET)
Speakers: Vladimir Martinov / Manny Melendez
Vladimir is the Principal and one of the Founders of Beehive Hospitality LTD. In his current position, Vladimir is responsible for the development and delivery of the Hospitality Services Centre –Staff Development, Technology, Hotel Processes as well as Consulting in Distribution and Profit Optimization services –for all Beehive Hospitality Customers. Vladimir is a graduate from the Bournemouth University (UK) with a BA (Honours) in Hospitality Management.
Manny is the Director of Strategic Sales at Amadeus. With over a decade of experience helping hotels drive revenue through more direct bookings, he brings a strong sense of hospitality and a passion for customer service to the hotel marketing space. Leveraging this experience, Manny has helped hundreds of hotels from Canada to the Southernmost point of Chile. He now oversees WEB, Reservation, and the CRM solution for all of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Day 2 – Oct 07
Expert Keynote Speaker – 4:00 – 4:30 pm (CET)
Speaker: Adrienne Hanna
Adrienne is the Founder & CEO of Right Revenue. Having worked in travel and hospitality her whole life, she has spent the last 20+ years in the amazing world of revenue management. With a 15-year background in Revenue Management consultancy, Adrienne saw a problem in an industry she was passionate about and wanted to fix it, hence Right Revenue was born.
Panel 2 – Best practices to manage the challenges of direct bookings and multichannels – 4:45 – 6:15 pm (CET)
Speakers: Michael McCartan / Thibault Catala / Vineeth Purushothaman
Michael is the Chief Growth Officer at Atomize. In his 20-year career in hotel technology, he has held roles in product management, business development, solution engineering, professional services, and project management predominantly in the fields of revenue management and distribution. He has also extensive experience in assisting SaaS businesses expand their geographical footprint and increase revenues.
Thibault is the Founder of Catala Consulting, a firm based in London specializing in revenue management for hospitality businesses. He is no stranger to the hotel revenue management scene, having led the distribution and revenue management for several hotels across the globe. In 2015, he was awarded the IHG Area Director Award for the Luxury and Boutique Hotels Europe, and in 2019 was recognized in the top 3 Young Talent of the Year at the HSMAI Europe.
Vineeth heads the Commercial Planning & Distribution function for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in EMEA – and loves the fast-paced environment of Wyndham and the world of online distribution. He has a strong background in using technology to maximise global commercial impact on hotel distribution, marketing and sales strategies. This has evolved over time through previous corporate roles at Le Meridien & Starwood, consulting for global hotel companies as well as from his very own start-up in India some years ago.
Save the Date
The Reservation Experts Summit is a must-attend event for all hoteliers that want to stay on top of reservation trends but in particular those in Sales, Marketing, Distribution, E-commerce, Reservation Department, and Revenue.
The event aims to generate connection and inspiration through an exclusive community of 500 hospitality professionals with an exciting agenda and networking opportunities. Participants are invited to register for free at the event website.
In case of any further questions, Asksuite would be happy to assist you at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Asksuite: Winner of the international award for Best Hotel Chatbot in the world in 2020 and 2021 granted by the American Hotel Tech Report, Asksuite is the world-leading AI Conversational Booking Agent and Omnichannel Communication Solution for the hospitality and travel industry.