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Wednesday, October 9 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
We Have Lift Off! - Exploring Innovations in Hotel Keeping

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Having stood still for more than 1,000 years, almost daily innovations in design, development and management are rapidly changing the face of current hotel operations. This forward-thinking session will introduce innovators of various sizes from across the spectrum to let you know how you can expect your hotel operation to evolve in the next few years.

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Sarah Joyce

Chief Global Officer, AVIXA
Sarah Joyce is Chief Global Officer of AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. In her role, Sarah oversees all the association’s activities outside North America, including member services, education and certification delivery, standards adoption, government... Read More →
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Cristina Blaj

Director of Sales Europe, Duetto
Cristina joined Duetto 4 years ago at a very exciting time in the company's evolution when the EMEA office was being setup and the team was expanding. She looks after Northern Europe’s key markets.Before Duetto Cristina ran the European sales efforts for eRevMax - RateTiger for... Read More →
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Julie Grieve

Founder and CEO, Criton
Julie Grieve is Founder and CEO of Criton, a multi-award-winning technology provider based in Edinburgh. Criton enables hotels and serviced apartment operators to digitise their guest information and wrap all-guest facing technology into a branded app for guests to use on their own... Read More →
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Michael De Jongh

Chief Commercial Officer, Avvio
Michael De Jongh is truly customer obsessed.Michael joined global hospitality technology company Avvio in July 2018 from UK tech business Sage. He has an extensive background in transformational sales gained in a range of technology-led environments, including heading up global sales... Read More →
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Carla Milovanov

SVP Digital and IT Europe, Accor
Carla has worked for Accor since 2006, most recently as SVP for Digital and IT, Europe. Prior to this she was VP for IT UK at Accor. Carla has played a key role in Accor’s ambitious five-year digital transformation strategy – providing digital solutions for partners to better... Read More →
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Uli Pillau

Co-Founder and CEO, Apaleo
Ulrich “Uli” Pillau is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He is founder of apaleo, a Munich based start-up developing a next generation cloud platform for the hospitality industry. Previously Uli was involved in building up several very successful software companies in the hotel... Read More →

Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm BST
Deansgate Suite