fbpx
OpenTravel Advisory Forum 2019

 

The 2019 OpenTravel Advisory Forum Meeting will be co-located with HFTP’s HITEC at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Tuesday, June 18. We have space available for workgroup and project team meetings on Monday, June 17, and the Board of Directors will be meeting in the afternoon. General sessions are being planned for the full forum day on Tuesday, June 18.

The focus of this year’s Advisory Forum will be on the growing challenges of interoperability in the travel industry and how we will solve these challenges in a neutral, cross-vertical manner. OpenTravel Alliance is the only standards organization that represents all aspects of travel and is positioned perfectly to represent it in the quest toward the seamless journey.

Why You Don’t Want to Miss This Event

The OpenTravel Alliance is the only organization that brings together technology professionals from all sectors in the travel industry. Nowhere else do you have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with leaders in hotels, car rental firms, cruise lines, railways, leisure suppliers, tour operators, and travel agencies, as well as some of the travel industry’s top technology companies and distributors.

OpenTravel is the established foundation of all electronic messages, connecting multiple systems and ensuring information flows smoothly in order to make business more profitable and efficient. With the release of, and ongoing production on 2.0, your participation is important as OpenTravel continues to connect all verticals of the travel industry.

What You Can Expect

Collaborate: Connect with business and technology leaders from across the travel industry through general sessions, breakouts, and relaxed networking events.

Prepare: Enjoy thought provoking keynotes and stay ahead of the game with panel discussions on the future of the travel industry.

Discover: Jump into OpenTravel 2.0 Object Oriented Model and gain a better understanding of what it provides and how it will improve your business.

 

Registration

 

Registration for the 2019 OpenTravel Advisory Forum will be open to both members and nonmembers of OpenTravel. Members, please note that you must be logged in to the membership platform when registering in order to receive the member rate. If you have any questions, please contact us.

 

Early Bird Rates (through June 7):                                Rates after June 7:

Member – $495                                                               Member – $645

Nonmember – $645                                                        Nonmember – $795

 

Registration Coming Soon!

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 18 JUNE

 

08:30 – 18:30:   Registration Open

 

08:30 – 09:00:   Light Continental Breakfast

 

09:00 – 09:20:   Welcome Remarks

 

Susanne Auinger, OpenTravel Chairperson

Senior Advisor, Partner Management

DB Systel GmbH

 

 

09:20 – 09:35:   Do Standards Still Matter?

 

Robert Cole

Founder

RockCheetah

 

 

09:35 – 10: 20:   Did Standards Ever Matter?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Cole (Moderator)    Buddy Altus                        Alan Young

Founder,                              OpenTravel Vice Chair         President & Co-Founder,

RockCheetah                       VP, Innovation, Customer    Puzzle Partner Ltd.

                                             & Partner E-Commerce,

                                             Avis Budget Group           

 

10:20 – 10:55:   Break

 

10:55 – 11:55:   Defining the Vision for Travel Distribution

 

John Burns (Moderator)

President

Hospitality Technology Consulting

 

 

11:55 – 12:00:   Sponsor Speaker

 

12:00 – 13:15:   Lunch

 

13:15 – 14:00:   Achieving the Vision – How Do We Get There?

 

Stu Waldron, OpenTravel Director

VP Systems Architecture

Travelport

 

 

14:00 – 14:45:   Current Standards Landscape

 

14:45 – 15:15:   Break

 

15:15 – 16:00:   2.0 Use Cases and Success Stories

 

16:00 – 16:30:   Does OpenTravel Still Matter?/The State of the Association

 

 

Stay tuned for more details!

 

Platinum Sponsor (1 available) – $7,500

  • Reception Sponsor
  • Introduce speaker
  • 5-minute Speaking Opportunity in General Session
  • Company Thank You/Recognition Piece Distributed to OpenTravel Members prior to Forum (via email)
  • Company Material distributed at each seat in General Session Room (up to 3 pages collateral and branded tchotchke)
  • Company logo on Onsite Signage, Event Website, and in Event Emails
  • 2 Forum Passes ($990.00 value)

Gold Sponsor (1 available) – $5,500

  • Lunch Sponsor
  • Company Thank You/Recognition Piece Distributed to OpenTravel Members prior to Forum (via email)
  • Company Material distributed to each seat at lunch (up to 2 pages collateral and branded tchotchke)
  • Company logo on Onsite Signage, Event Website, and in Event Emails
  • 2 Forum Passes ($990.00 value)

Silver Sponsor (3 available) – $4,000

  • Breakfast or Break Sponsor

Company Thank You/Recognition Piece Distributed to OpenTravel Members prior to Forum (via email)

  • Company Material distributed at Registration Desk (1 page collateral and branded tchotchke)
  • Company logo on Onsite Signage, Event Website, and in Event Emails
  • 1 Forum Pass ($495.00 value)

Badge Holder Sponsor (1 available) – $4,000

  • Company logo on Badge Holder
  • 1 Forum Pass ($495.00 value)

Registration Sponsor (1 available) – $3,000

  • Company logo on OpenTravel Signage at Registration Desk
  • Company logo on Event Registration website
  • Company can provide branded Pens and pads to be distributed at Registration desk
  • Company logo on Onsite Signage, Event Website, and in Event Emails
  • 1 Forum Pass ($495.00 value)

Supporting Sponsor (Unlimited) – $1,500

  • Company logo on Onsite Signage, Event Website, and in Event Emails
  • 1 Forum Pass ($495.00 value)

Suggest Your Own Sponsorship (Unlimited) – Varies

If you have a suggested sponsorship, please let us know. We’re more than happy to work with your company on a custom sponsorship.

 

NOTE: OpenTravel Alliance is NOT responsible for providing sponsor companies branded chotchkies, pens or other material. Sponsor will be responsible for providing all items as well as shipping or delivering to the Forum. Additional information (including specific logistics) will be provided at a later date.

 

For more information or if you are interested in sponsoring, please Contact Us

 

 

Venue

Minneapolis Convention Cener
1201 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Lodging

The 2019 OpenTravel Advisory Forum is co-locating this year with HFTP’s HITEC show in Minneapolis, MN. If you would like to reserve a hotel room under the HITEC room block, please click here.

 

Transportation Information

Airport Information:

The Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is approximately 9 miles from the Minneapolis Convention Center, or 20 minutes by car.

Taxi Cab Services:

There are plentiful services of Taxis, Ubers and Lyfts in Minneapolis.

Parking:

Parking is easy to find at the conveniently located Minneapolis Convention Center. Across the street from the Minneapolis Convention Center is an underground ramp that is connected by a climate-controlled skyway system to the Minneapolis Convention Center and several downtown accommodations and attractions.

 

 

X