October 11, 2018 // Munich // 11am-6pm (conference) // 6pm-midnight (party)
APADAY is a day for superheroes. For creators, innovators, hoteliers, and geeks. And forward-thinkers who are challenging the status quo. We’re debating the future of hotel tech, with a CRM battle, an upsell primer, a look at the future of AI, and hoteliers creating custom tech stacks live on stage. We’ll close with a party, networking, and more. The event is free to attend, but capacity is limited (we’re not trying to break any fire codes here!) so don’t miss out on this epic event. See you there!
Some of the innovators taking the stage
The day at a glance
|10:00-11:00||Arrival and coffee|
|11:00-12:00||Opening welcome and keynote||
MC for the day – Talia Sanhewe, international moderator and keynote speaker
Keynote – Keith Gruen, original co-founder of Fidelio Software
Building custom tech stacks
If you were building a hotel from scratch, how would you assemble its technology? Watch this group of innovative hoteliers build out custom technology for all different types of hotels live on stage!
Michael Struck, Founder & CEO of Ruby Hotels
Dimitrios Neofitidis, Founder of Siggis Capital
Laurence Mehl, CEO and owner of Chapeau Hotels
Alessandra Leoni, Head of Revenue & Distribution of Nadler Hotels
Why is it easier to buy a car online than to arrange a meeting around Christmas? How can one hotelier keep up with 64 million price updates per year? And what’s going on with online payments? These questions and more, answered in fast and fun PechaKucha presentations (20 slides, which are shown for 20 seconds each before automatically advancing, for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds).
Alexander Erdström, CEO of Atomize
Steffen Schwarzer, Business Development for MyLike
Andy Guenthard, SVP Travel Partnerships at adyen
Alin Lazar, VP Sales, EMEA and Americas at eRevMax
Martin Moser, CEO of customice
Guest profiles, automation, GDPR compliance, oh my! CRM is a vital, yet complicated tool for hoteliers. Watch CRM leaders (and some newcomers) take the stage to pitch their vision for CRM. Vote for your favorite vision to crown APADAY’s CRM champion!
Moderated by: Inken Kuhlmann-Rhinow, Senior Marketing Manager at HubSpot
The CRM Contenders:
Thomas Landen, Director of Partnerships at Revinate
Michael Toedt, Founder and CEO of dailypoint
John Seaton, Managing Director of Cendyn
Rui Teixeira Guerra, CEO of Hotelappz
Tony Loeb, VP Sales & Marketing at Experience Hotel
Bastian Kneissl, CEO of MountLytics
|16:30-17:15||The impact of AI on travel efficiency & travel planning
We can’t go far without hearing concerns over AI these days. Is it really something to fear, or will it improve travel experiences? Here’s an inside look at AI’s impact throughout the customer journey.
|Frank Reeves, Co-Founder and CEO, AVVIO|
What happens when you put two competitors with enormous passion for the same thing on stage together? Let’s find out. Welcome to Upsell Lovefest.
Erik Tengen Co-Founder of Oaky
Karl Schmidtner, Co-Founder of UpsellGuru
|18:00-Last man standing||Party time|