More speakers confirmed for Travel Weekly virtual forum

More expert speakers have been confirmed for Travel Weekly’s Future of Travel Spring Forum, which will take place in partnership with Google in March.

The free-to-attend event will run over three days, with a mixture of panel discussions, interviews and presentations published to registered attendees on the mornings of March 15, 17 and 19.

Topics covered will include business survival and recovery, finance, regulation, staffing and operations, sustainability and marketing and communications, alongside keynote interviews and focuses on themes including distribution and supply and sectors including aviation and cruise.

Newly-confirmed speakers include Farina Azam, partner and travel law expert, Deloitte; Chris Photi, head of travel and leisure, White Hart Associates; Mary Wilson, chief people officer, dnata Travel Group; Clive Wratten, chief executive, Business Travel Association; Debbie Goffin, sales and marketing director, Premier Holidays; and Susan Deer, industry relations director, Abta.

They will join a host of other industry leaders and experts from related fields at the forum, which is supported by headline sponsor Salesforce, premium sponsor Travelport and sponsors bd4travel, Kaptio and Switzerland Tourism.

Future of Travel Spring Forum speakers previously confirmed include:

  • Andrew Flintham, northern region managing director, Tui
  • Simon Palethorpe, president, Carnival UK
  • Irene Hays, chair, Hays Travel
  • Jonathon Woodall, chief operating officer, Hays Travel
  • Finnbar Cornwall, travel industry leader, Google
  • John de Vial, membership and financial services director, Abta
  • Krystene Bousfield, associate, Travlaw
  • Guy Novik, chief executive, USAirtours
  • Julia Lo Bue-Said, chief executive, Advantage Travel Partnership
  • Jeremy Sampson, chief executive, The Travel Foundation
  • Miles Morgan, chairman, Miles Morgan Travel
  • Krystene Bousfield, associate solicitor, Travlaw
  • Simon McNamara, UK & Ireland country manager, Iata
  • Gail Kenny, managing director, Gail Kenny Executive Recruitment

Registered attendees will be sent links to view each day’s content at 10am, before the sessions are published to the wider Travel Weekly audience. To register to attend, fill out the form below.

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