London, 6 October, 2016 — As the international travel community prepares to gather at the World Travel Market just a few miles away, hospitality innovators and brand executives from companies such as NH Hotels, citizenM, Google and HVS will convene 7 November at the Amba Charing Cross Hotel for the second annual Revenue Strategy Forum (RSF), a spirited discussion and networking event focused on how hotels can create value in a rapidly evolving marketplace.
RSF is a thought leadership event organized by Duetto, the market leader in hotel profit optimization technology.
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Last year’s inaugural Revenue Strategy Forum drew more than 100 hotel industry professionals, discussing increasing challenges from the growth of third-party intermediaries and the further commoditization of the hospitality industry. Attendees concluded that hotels must develop a holistic approach to Revenue Strategy, which optimizes channel mix to achieve greater profitability and retain and create market share.
On 7 November, discussion turns to the state of the industry today, with challenges intensified further and hotel performance entering a new period of uncertainty and disquiet.
“Entering its second year in Europe, RSF has quickly become a critical program to develop new ideas that will shape the future of hospitality,” said Patrick Bosworth, Co-founder and CEO of Duetto. “As macroeconomic trends and forces impacting the industry become even more volatile, we are excited to expand this forum to bring hotel professionals together and develop new revenue strategies alongside owners, asset managers, brands and fellow innovators.”
The agenda and topics to be discussed at the conference, include:
Welcome and opening remarks
Patrick Bosworth, CEO, Duetto
The Distribution Cost Conundrum: Are OTAs Actually Good Value for the Money ?
Peter O’Connor, Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Global MBA and the MBA in Hospitality Management (IMHI) programs, Essec Business School
Merging on the Digital Highway: Loyalty, Airbnb, Book-Direct Initiatives and the Fight for Today’s Consumer Intensifies
Moderator: Patrick Bosworth, Duetto
- Terri Scriven, Head of Hospitality UK, Google
- Remy Merckx, VP of Marketing, The Rezidor Hotel Group
- Fernando Vives, CCO, The NH Hotel Group
- Lennert de Jong, CCO, citizenM
Break the Cycle and Win the Next Downturn
Moderator: Jill Barthel, Senior Associate - Consulting & Valuation, HVS
- Olivier Jager, CEO, Forward Data SL
- David Taylor, Chief Officer, Global Sales & Revenue Management, glh Hotels
- Clinton Campbell, Revenue Director, Apex City of London Hotel
- Annemarie Gubanski, Founder & CEO, Taktikon
Beyond RevPAR: What Lies Beneath
Special presentation by:
- Jonathan Langston, Co-Founder, HotStats
- Ben Godon, Vision Asset Management
For more information on Duetto and its industry education initiatives worldwide, visit www.duettocloud.com.
Duetto delivers the most powerful Revenue Strategy solutions to the world’s leading hotels and casinos, allowing them to better manage pricing, revenue and business-mix decisions with superior, actionable data.
The unique combination of hospitality experience and technology leadership enables Duetto to provide new insights on pricing and demand as a true cloud-based software-as-a-service. With Revenue Strategy and Revenue Intelligence solutions that address the challenges of today’s hospitality industry, Duetto helps hotels and casinos optimize profits and guest loyalty.
Thanks to rapid marketplace adoption, Duetto is expanding in key markets throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. More than 1,200 hotel and casino properties in more than 60 countries have partnered to use Duetto’s Revenue Strategy and Revenue Intelligence platforms.
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