The Agenda for BerlinPLUs 2018 will follow a similar format to past forums with a special focus on disruption in travel distribution

BarcelonaPLUs2017 Forum ~  AGENDA

Hotel Miramar March 30th – 1st April 2017


Thursday 30th March 2017

Arrival drinks & dinner Hotel Miramar 19h30



Sauteed vegetables with poached egg & crunchy Iberian ham

Supreme steamed Hake, pepper sauce with citrus emulsion

Passion fruit cake, licorice, coffee flavour

Coffee, Water, House Wine


Friday 31st March 2017


Welcome – 09h00


The Post Modern World

What can we expect from a fundamental shift in social and economic reality?

Professor Gordon Redding, Senior Affiliate Professor INSEAD


Coffee 10h30 – 11h00


State of Travel industry distribution Round 2 – Don Birch

Reshaping of the Distribution equation

We are entering a period of major disruption


BlockChain in Travel ~ Update

Mak IzMayLov


Why we need to talk about WeChat

Roy Graff, Managing Director, EMEA and CMO at Dragon Trail


NDC finally coming of age

Stephane Pingaud, CoFounder


Skift trending topics ~ Vacation Rentals

Davide Montali, Skift


The BIG Debate

"This House believes that VCs add value for Travel startups"

For: David Soskin, Venture Capitalist

Against: Alex Bainbridge, Entrepreneur


Lunch 13h00 – 14h00


Show and Tell Sessions

Maksim Izmaylov ~ Winding Tree

Essa Saulat ~ Esplorio

Vanessa de Souza Lage ~ Vacations United

Includes Synergzer Business Model Generation & Value Proposition exercises


Tea 15h30 – 16h00


Group Tasks working session (1) ~ 90 mins


Drinks & Supper 20h30


Dinner at Martinez


Saturday 1st April


Reconvene ~ 09H15

Group Tasks working session (2)


Morning Coffee 10h45 – 11h15


Group Tasks feedback 90 mins

BarcaPLUs 2017 learning points and The Wrap



Lunch & Close