Five Things Not to Miss at Travel Technology Europe Next Month

Travel Technology Europe (TTE) is the leading event in Europe in the travel technology space. Held annually in London, this year’s show is set to be another valuable opportunity for travel industry professionals to network, discover tech solutions to unlock the full potential of your business, and learn more about the latest innovations, products and suppliers to support your business objectives.

With over 6,000 attendees and two days packed full of education sessions and networking opportunities, perusing the agenda can seem a bit daunting for even a veteran attendee. To help, we’ve put together a list of the top five things not to miss during this year’s event:

  1. Attend the TTE Disrupt Awards – Innovation Pitch Live
    Always one of the most entertaining and informative sessions at TTE, the 2019 Disrupt Awards features a Dragons’ Den/Shark Tank style pitch session where finalists will have an opportunity to present their innovation on stage at the show in front of a panel of judges. Held in the Innovation Theatre, the session will take place on Wednesday, 20 February at 16:00 – 17:00. Check out the 2019 Shortlist here.
  2. Meet with TTE Exhibitors
    Scheduling appointments with TTE exhibitors gives attendees a unique, one-on-one opportunity to meet with over 120 travel technology suppliers offering potential solutions for your organisation. View the full list of TTE exhibitors here and make sure to schedule a time to meet with the Cornerstone team at stand T95.
  3. Take Advantage of Expert-Led Education Sessions
    TTE education sessions are crafted to not only provide inspiring content from industry experts but provide attendees with actionable solutions to everyday challenges. From ways to navigate changes due to NDC to utilising voice recognition technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), the conference programme provides a wide range of topics coupled with a depth of speaker knowledge that make the sessions a “can’t miss” for any driven industry professional. Mark your calendars for Monday, 20 February from 13:00 – 13:45 for a session on Operationalising NDC and Tuesday, 21 February from 11:15 – 12:00 for A Look into the Future of Travel, both in the Innovation Theatre, featuring Cornerstone CEO Mat Orrego. Plan out all of the sessions you want to attend in advance by viewing the full conference programme here
  4. Stop by the Business Travel Show
    TTE is co-located in Olympia London with the Business Travel Show, and when you register for TTE, your pass will include free entry to the Business Travel Show. The Business Travel Show is the largest event in Europe for corporate travel buyers, and is aimed at those who book, buy or manage business travel. For more information on the Business Travel Show, visit their website here.
  5. Make the Most of Networking Opportunities
    Networking opportunities abound at TTE. It’s not only a great event to catch up with industry friends but connect with speakers and welcome new entrants as well. Not everyone is a natural networker, so if you’re at a loss for topics to discuss, try asking one of the following questions to break the ice:

    • What’s the most interesting thing you saw on the floor today?
    • What drew you to this session this morning/afternoon?
    • What are you most looking forward to at TTE? 

In general, making the most out of TTE comes down to being organized. Make sure to review the conference programme, set appointments with exhibitors you want to meet, and plan any additional meetings well in advance. The time to start preparing for TTE is now – so make a note of the five opportunities above and you’ll be sure to hit the ground running later this month in London.

Cornerstone Information Systems exhibiting and speaking at Travel Technology Europe 2017

BLOOMINGTON, IN (February 2, 2017)  – Cornerstone™ Information Systems (CIS), a global leader in innovative technology solutions for travel companies, will be speaking and exhibiting at The Travel Technology Europe Show 2017 (TTE 2017). The event takes place February 22nd-23rd, at Olympia in London, UK and is expected to attract more than 6000 Travel & Tourism professionals and suppliers from around the globe.  Cornerstone will also be hosting a Cocktails and Canapés reception at a nearby upscale gastropub.

The company’s CEO, Mat Orrego, will be presenting at a session titled, ‘Using the Cloud in Travel’ designed to help organizations explore how to build cost-effective architecture in the cloud including the licensing and delivery models that can optimize savings. The interactive session, which begins at 10 AM on Thursday, February 23rd, will be moderated by Glenn Watson, Business Solutions Manager of the Advantage Focus Partnership. Other expert panelists include Brian Mebourne, Senior VP of Technology, Open Destinations and Alex Bainbridge, founder, and CEO, The Spontaneous Travel Company.

At the event, Cornerstone plans to showcase TravelOptix™ – a next-level analytics platform that allows TMCs to customize their own visualizations, data sources, and viewing device to uncover insights that help drive value internally and externally. The intuitive platform enables TMCs to optimize their business as well as regulate their policies and spend using rich dashboards, simple menus, and interactive analytics. Cornerstone will also be demonstrating its entire award-winning enterprise suite of business automation solutions that enhance travel from every touch point at booth #T81.

Said Mat Orrego, “TTE comes at a time when TMCs are thinking about how best to invest their resources to remain competitive and profitable. With the focus for 2017 likely to remain firmly on leveraging technology to optimize travel experiences and the bottom line, we are looking forward to sharing how our innovative solutions can help them drive customer engagement, productivity, and performance.”

To pre-book a demonstration with a Cornerstone expert contact ask@ciswired.com or call +1 812 330-4361 in USA/North America and +44 33 0808-0139 in UK/Europe.

For more details on the Cocktails and Canapés reception and to register, click here.

 

About Cornerstone Information Systems

Cornerstone™ Information Systems is a global technology and services provider that has a unique domain knowledge in the travel industry, from how travel is operationalized to how information is managed. With a foundation in automation, we design, build, and deliver technology for travel companies and corporate buyers. We help our partners manage their process and information, to drive better decision making. Cornerstone has a single focus on travel data from the management of the reservation to the creation and presentation of information. The result is higher quality customer service and more nimble operational responsiveness at a lower cost with fewer resources yielding higher profit. We are people-centric, service-focused, and technology driven.

Companies managing more than $25 billion in travel spend annually trust Cornerstone to help them proactively lower the costs of travel management and drive revenues through travel optimization. Founded in 1992, Cornerstone Information Systems is a privately held company headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana with customers in more than 50 countries. To learn more, visit ciswired.com 

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