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Think Global Forum Travel - London

Think Global Forum Travel - London

Think Global Forum Travel - London

EUROPEAN TRAVEL FORUM

The Think Global Forum returned to Europe recently with numerous guests and Forum Executives from leading organizations who were invited to the historic Conrad St James Hotel, in London for the European Travel Forum.

Aoife Murphy, Managing Director and María Jesús de Arriba Díaz, Development Director, Think Global Forum Europe welcomed all attendees to the event.

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When asked to describe the experience at the London event, María Jesús de Arriba Díaz said, “Think Global Forum London on May 15 has been one of our most energizing events to date. The depth of the conversations both inside and outside of the boardroom demonstrated that the Think Global Forum had realized its vision of bringing together the most prominent minds in the globalization arena to share experiences and leverage the collective intelligence to bring innovation to the global business community.”

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Thomas Murray, CEO, Vistatec, delivered the opening address discussing the latest trends in the travel and hospitality industry, including many challenges that may arise. “…In terms of a market that is so segmented and so diverse, globalization has already happened, and it's now how you achieve meaningful and impactful communication with customers.”

Murray ended his speech with a few words on the Think Global Forum. "It is a pleasure for us [Vistatec] to be a part of these forums, and it is a source of pride actually, to see the level of interest and interaction in these forums…we hope that you leave these forums a little better informed and perhaps even a little more challenged than when you arrived.”

This year, the Think Global Forum Travel event included industry keynote speakers:

· Tom Raczka, Localization Manager, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)

· Alberto Ferreira, UX Research Manager, dnata (Emirates Group)

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Tom Raczka spoke about the kinds of changes he made coming into IHG, including the strategy of localization and how it improved operations. Alberto Ferreira spoke on the importance of understanding the balance between differences in culture and the similarities between the human experience and how it relates to his work in user experience research.

“We continue to blaze the global content thought leadership trail; presentations from Tom Raczka on InterContinental Hotels Group’s journey to localization maturity and Alberto Ferreira on bringing localization and UX together were both inspired and inspiring. It is a privilege to collaborate with so many great industry experts,” said Aoife Murphy

Following the keynote speakers, guests were invited to engage in a moderated open mic session. A new addition to the Think Global Forum structure, the idea was to give attendees a chance to exchange thoughts in a structured format. Guests engaged with each other as well as with the keynote speakers.

Thank you to all those who were able to attend this London event. A special thanks to our Forum Executives as well as our Keynote Speakers. Think Global Forum would not be the success it is today without you all.

We would also like to thank everyone who has supported Think Global Forum at every level of engagement. It is exciting to see the continued growth of our community of experts.

To learn more or to join the Think Global Forum, please visit https://www.thinkglobalforum.org

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum is a community of global individuals including  forum participants, industry experts, speakers and Forum Executives. The  Think Global Forum is designed to provide insights and thought leadership in the context of Technology, Travel, Manufacturing, Life  Sciences, Retail, eCommerce and a growing number of sectors around the world. The forum offers keen insights into the here and now and, most  importantly, the future.

About Vistatec

We have been helping some of the world’s most iconic brands to optimize their global commercial potential since 1997. Vistatec is one of the world’s leading global content solutions providers. HQ in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Mountain View, California, USA.

To learn more about Vistatec please visit: www.vistatec.com

Think Global Forum Europe

Think Global Forum Europe

The Think Global Forum Europe - Travel

Travel Forum confirmed to take place on April 24, 2018, in London. 

Aoife Murphy, Think Global Forum, Managing Director for Europe will be hosting the forum, following on from the recent launch of the European forum in 2017. 

The European Travel Forum Executive includes: 

Julio Neves, Netflix, Catherine Gilvarry, Hostelworld Group, Colin Lewis, CMO, OpenJaw Technologies, Will Hall , RCI / Wyndham Worldwide, Tommaso ROSSI, Expedia Inc. Valentina Liotta, Oasis Collections, Natalie Bird, Carnival, Karl Llewellyn, Sanctifly, Sibyle Eibl, Vistatec and Lorna Whelan, TripAdvisor.

"I am delighted to be returning to London to continue the rapid pace of the Think Global Forum Europe expansion. We are really looking forward to this forum to progress many of the key industry topics," commented Aoife Murphy. 

Enterprise Ireland have been a supporter of the Think Global Forum activities in Europe and the USA along with a number of leading industry bodies and 2018 will see further growth of the Think Global Forum Activities. 

 

 

Industry Experts to Join Global Thought Leadership Panel

Industry Experts to Join Global Thought Leadership Panel

CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) MARCH 21, 2016

Leaders from a broad spectrum of the travel and hospitality industry will participate in a new Think Global Forum initiative designed to help companies address the challenges and opportunities presented by operating at a local level throughout the global marketplace.

The Think Global Forum launch will commence with the travel sector forum and will curate the strategic insight and creative ideas of this executive panel of industry thought-leaders to produce and publish a series of global outputs industry wide.

Vistatec, a company that provides globalization and localization services to global brands, is spearheading this new initiative.

“Think Global Forum is an important globalization leadership initiative that will benefit any brand managing the challenges of globalization,” said Thomas Murray, Chief Executive Officer of Vistatec. “This is a unique opportunity for leading experts to collaboratively develop solutions and capture that shared thinking with the industry as a whole. Vistatec is proud to be the conduit that will help businesses to communicate more effectively with global customers,” added Simon Hodgkins, Chief Marketing Officer at Vistatec.

“In this increasingly digitally connected world, the Think Global Forum is an excellent opportunity for the wider travel sector,” says Kier Matthews, Vice President of Sales at Europe Express. “I very much look forward to being part of this exciting new initiative and to working with the executive panel to help deliver real positive outcomes in the ever-changing travel industry.”

The executive panel will be chaired by Michele Smith, Vistatec’s North American Director of Sales, Travel and Hospitality. Panel participants represent a cross section of the travel industry, including airlines, hotels, payment processing, online travel agencies (OTAs), travel professionals and cruise lines. Among the confirmed executive panel members are: 

  • Puneet Bhargava, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting

  • Jacob Buckstead, Vice President of Sales, Hotel, Travel, and Leisure, First Data

  • Dan Chappelle, President, The Wealthy Travel Agent

  • Teresa Fisher-Gálvez, Localization Project Manager, Expedia

  • Alex Lopoukhine, Director of Business Development, Viator (Trip Advisor)

  • Kier Matthews, Vice President of Sales, Europe Express

  • Lynn Pina, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Europ Assistance

The inaugural Think Global Forum Travel meeting will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Hotel 1000, 1000 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.

To learn more about Think Global Forum Travel visit http://www.ThinkGlobalForum.org.

About Vistatec

Vistatec has been supporting some of the world’s most iconic brands to optimize their global commercial potential since 1997. Vistatec is one of the world’s leading localization solutions providers headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Mountain View, California, USA.

Media Contact

Simon Hodgkins, Chief Marketing Officer, Vistatec

events@vistatec.com www.vistatec.com

Think Global Forum initiative - TRAVEL

Think Global Forum initiative - TRAVEL

Leaders from a broad spectrum of the travel and hospitality industry will participate in a new Think Global Forum initiative designed to help companies address the challenges and opportunities presented by operating at a local level throughout the global marketplace.

The Think Global Forum launch will commence with the travel sector forum and will curate the strategic insight and creative ideas of this executive panel of industry thought-leaders to produce and publish a series of global outputs industry wide.

Think Global Forum is to be officially launched in Seattle

Think Global Forum is to be officially launched in Seattle

Think Global Forum Announcement: TRAVEL 2016 Launch

The Think Global Forum (Travel) will be officially launched by Michele Smith, Director of Sales, Travel and Hospitality in Seattle.

The Forum panel consisting of global industry experts and a host of people will meet to mark the official launch in Seattle.

Michele Smith commented "It is such a fantastic long term initiative to further enhance global relations we are delighted to be part of this"

Please check back soon for more updates on this exciting new global initiative.

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