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.
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.
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 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
Susanne Auinger, OpenTravel Chairperson
Senior Advisor, Partner Management
DB Systel GmbH
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
John Burns (Moderator)
Hospitality Technology Consulting
Stu Waldron, OpenTravel Director
VP Systems Architecture
Stay tuned for more details!
Company Thank You/Recognition Piece Distributed to OpenTravel Members prior to Forum (via email)
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.
Minneapolis Convention Cener
1201 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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.
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 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.