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

BerlinPLUs2018 Forum ~  AGENDA

SeminarisCampus Hotel 12th – 14th April 2018


Thursday 12th April 2018

Coffee experience with Coffee Circle Roastery 15h30


Arrival drinks & dinner Hotel Seminaris 19h00


Friday 13th April 2017


Welcome – 09h00


The Changing Hotel distribution landscape ~ “You gotta fight for your right to par(i)ty! About big and small meanies in online distribution.”

Markus Luthe Chief Executive of the German Hotel Association


State of Travel industry distribution – Don Birch

Reshaping of the Distribution equation

We are entering a period of major disruption

Changes in Loyalty (Chuck’s material)


Coffee 10h00 – 10h30


The Autonomous Revolution, opportunities in travel personalisation

Alex Bainbridge, Serial entreprenour


Some thoughts on Airline distribution

Max Reilly, Seabury Consulting


Disruption from China – how the Chinese internet giants are poised to disrupt global travel distribution 

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


NDC update – are we approaching a tipping point?

Stephane Pingaud, CoFounder


The BlockChain rocketship ~ Mars here we come

Max Izmaylov & Davide Montali, WindingTree


The BIG Debate

"This House believes that intermediaries deliver good value for travel suppliers"

For: Ed Nicol, CoronPacific

Against: Alex Bainbridge, Entrepreneur


Lunch 12h30 – 13h30


Show and Tell Sessions

Marc Hoffman, CheckMyBus

Bastian Boechenhueser, TravelCircus

Further Candidates to be advised

Includes Synergzer Business Model Generation & Value Proposition exercises


Tea 15h30 – 16h00


Group Tasks working session (1) ~ 90 mins


Drinks & Supper 19h15 ~

Restaurant Alter Krug Dahlem

Konigin Luise Strasse 52, Berlin 14195

+49 30832 7000

Dinner Sponsored by WindingTree


Saturday 14th April


Reconvene ~ 09H15

Group Tasks working session (2)


Morning Coffee 10h45 – 11h15


Group Tasks feedback 90 mins

BerlinPLUs 2018 learning points and The Wrap



Lunch Hotel Semaris & Close