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Amadeus Rail Innovation Forum 2017

PragueCzech Republic

Amadeus Rail Innovation Forum 2017
Amadeus Rail Innovation Forum 2017

Welcome

The 7th Amadeus Rail Innovation Forum takes place from 12-13 June 2017 in the beautiful city of Prague.

Our theme is 'RAILyourWAY' and we have a packed agenda that will discuss how to meet customer needs, look at future trends and how innovation and technology can support your business. Listen to inspiring speakers and try hands-on our latest solutions.

It's a unique and popular event for rail operators, travel agencies and technology partners worldwide.

Should you wish to attend, please send an email to rail@amadeus.com

We look forward to meeting you in Prague!

Why attend?

At the Amadeus Rail Innovation Forum 2017, discover how industry trends and new technologies are impacting the rail industry and experiment the latest solutions that address your day-to-day business challenges.

And best of all, exchange with industry peers and experts as well as with Amadeus executives in the inspiring and beautiful setting of the city of Prague!

Together, let’s shape the future of rail travel!

Day 1 - Monday 12th June 2017

REGISTRATION

Amadeus Hospitality Desk

Hotel Corinthia Prague
Networking

WELCOME COCKTAIL

Join us for a cocktail reception and start networking.

3rd Floor, Hotel Corinthia Prague

Day 2 - Thursday 10th October 2019

WELCOME & OPENING SPEECH

Host railway Czech Railways and our Master of Ceremony Philip Martin will be pleased to welcome you to the wonderful city of Prague.

Bellevue Hall, Floor 24, Hotel Corinthia Prague

RAILYOURWAY

Learn how Amadeus has helped railways to be more successful by being innovative. What will the future of rail travel look like?

Bellevue Hall, Floor 24, Hotel Corinthia Prague

INNOVATION, THE NEXT 30 YEARS

Amadeus celebrates 30 years and we are looking forward to seeing which technology trends will shape the future of travel. We'll reveal what to expect for the next 30 years to come!

Bellevue Hall, Floor 24, Hotel Corinthia Prague
Networking

COFFEE BREAK & TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

Learn about our latest technology solutions and network with industry colleagues.

Cocktail Lounge, Floor 24, Hotel Corinthia Prague

VR, AI, ROBOTS... SHAPING THE RAIL INDUSTRY?

The travel industry is all about selling an experience, and Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots might become important selling tools. How are other industries using these new tools and how could it be applied to rail?

Bellevue Hall, Floor 24, Hotel Corinthia Prague

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE

The rise of e-commerce and mobile sales is pushing railways to use non-traditional channels to sell and interact with customers. Hear from a key industry player about initiatives they have implemented to improve the customer experience using new digital tools.

Bellevue Hall, Floor 24, Hotel Corinthia Prague
Networking

LUNCH BREAK

Enjoy our networking lunch.

The Grill, Floor 2, Hotel Corinthia Prague

THE MICE TRAVELLER: IS BLEISURE STILL A TREND?

How did you book your trip to Prague? Did you extend your stay? We'll investigate the bleisure trend: is it already passé?

Bellevue Hall, Floor 24, Hotel Corinthia Prague

NEW DISTRIBUTION TRENDS: IS RAIL READY FOR THE ONLINE PUSH?

In the digital age, more than 80% of holidays are booked online. How are rail distribution channels evolving and what is the impact of emerging distribution trends on railways' sales strategies?

Bellevue Hall, Floor 24, Hotel Corinthia Prague

THE RAIL CORPORATE CUSTOMER BY EGENCIA

Rail is gaining importance at the corporate level, but how important is it for business travel companies such as Egencia? What is needed for a TMC to succeed in rail travel? How can TMCs help railways to win the battle for the corporate customer?

Bellevue Hall, Floor 24, Hotel Corinthia Prague

ENTERING A NEW MARKET: COMPETE TO WIN

What is needed to win the battle for the customer in a deregulated market? Hear about the creative business models needed to succeed.

Bellevue Hall, Floor 24, Hotel Corinthia Prague
Networking

COFFEE BREAK & TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

Learn about our latest technology solutions and network with industry colleagues.

Cocktail Lounge, Floor 24, Hotel Corinthia Prague

AMADEUS EXPRESS HACK PRESENTATION

Following the different rail challenges, after 20h of work, the different resulting concepts will be presented by the Hackathon teams participants.

CLOSING REMARKS

Bellevue Hall, Floor 24, Hotel Corinthia Prague
Networking

COFFEE BREAK & TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

The technology showcase will be available for you until 6pm!

Cocktail Lounge, Floor 24, Hotel Corinthia Prague

TRANSFER TO THE RESTAURANT VENUE

Transfer will leave from the hotel at 7:30 pm, make sure you are on time!

Reception, Hotel Corinthia Prague
Networking

GALA DINNER

Join us to discuss all learnings from the day, network and enjoy the delicious cuisine from the Czech Republic.

Mylnec Restaurant

Speakers

Antoine de Kerviler

Director Rail & Ground Travel at Amadeus

Antoine joined Amadeus in December 2015 and brings with him a combination of IS and travel industry expertise. Before Amadeus, Antoine served as CIO for Eurostar where he led a customer focused digital transformation.

Philip Martin

Managing Partner at DMA Partners

After 25 years at Amadeus, Philip is now working at creative agency DMA partners. He started the Amadeus Rail Forum a few years ago and is delighted to be back as our master of ceremony.

Marcel Forns Bernhardt

General Manager at GEBTA

Marcel plays a key role for business travel in Europe, as he is Board Member at GEBTA Europe, and General Manager at GEBTA Spain, the Business Travel Association representing the leading Travel Management Companies.

Thomas Muller

Senior Director, product management at Egencia

Thomas is an IT product management expert. He is now responsible for managing the transportation business line at Egencia and has been working in reengineering a multi-provider rail platform, allowing online rail distribution.

Konstanze Kossack

Director Business Development, Member of the Board at FUTURE CANDY GmbH

Konstanze combines a 9 year experience in trend research and innovation consulting. Her experience is motivating and inspiring new business models for an era of digital business, for both railways and travel agencies.

Zuzana Čechová

Director of Pricing and Marketing at Czech Railways

Zuzana joined Czech Railways in 2010 and now she is responsible for achieving revenues from passenger transportation, distribution channels and product marketing. She has a wide expertise in the rail passenger transportation.

Diane Bouzebiba

Director Distribution Strategic Initiatives at Amadeus

Diane joined Amadeus in 2001 and has held key management roles in the Distribution business unit -including Global Head of Rail 2007-2011 and Managing Director Amadeus UK & Ireland 2011-2015.

Fabien Soulet

Director of Business Travel, B2B and travel agency sales

Fabien joined the SNCF group 17 years ago and participated in the launch of voyages-sncf.com (SNCF e-commerce subsidiary) where he covered several positions. He also led SNCF international distribution through Rail Europe.

Mirja Sickel

Head of Sales, Account Management & Marketing at Amadeus

Mirja joined the Amadeus Rail team in 2011 after a few years working in the distribution business of Amadeus. For the last years, she played a key role in bringing rail IT and distribution solutions to both travel sellers and railways.

Lutz Vorneweg

Director, Central, Eastern & Southern Europe at Amadeus

Lutz leads the Sales, Marketing, Delivery, Product Management and Customer Support in the CESE Region. He joined Amadeus in 1992, holding since then Management roles in Global Consulting, Marketing, Portfolio Management and Operations.

Sven Gossel

CEO at Trans Metropolitan

Intrigued by a current gap within the Central European transportation market, Sven founded the company in 2016 together with friends from the airline and car industry. Trans Metropolitan will connect major European cities by early 2019.

Kateřina Víchová

tartup Ecosystem Manager at SNCF Digital

Katerina joined the SNCF Open Innovation team in June 2016. Her mission is to establish an start-up ecosystem of incubators and innovation actors around SNCF in order to enable open innovation methods and accelerate the group’s digital transformation.

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