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eTravel Startup Day

eTravel World

March 9, 2018

10:30 - 17:00

Hall 6.1, eTravel Stage


Axel Jockwer is a Start-up-Coach und today’s host of the eTravel Start-up Day. Growth can hurt. And not just a bit. And pain is unavoidable these days, since it’s part of growing up. Pain can also paralyze you and put you in a state of shock. It can make you inactive, panicky, or simply make you give up altogether. Or you can determine the source of pain and work against it. If you recognize certain types of pain and know how to classify them, you can then learn how to deal with them instead of simply giving up. Jockwer’s “Growth Pain Matrix” describes organizations’ typical growing pains: Every organization recognizes these pains from their own experiences, and their description will no doubt elicit nods of recognition from the audience – no matter the size of the companies where they work. Early recognition of the symptoms and circumstances results in the right way for dealing with “Growth Pain” – the way which helps companies become stronger after going through such changes. In the end, there are proven and tested solutions to every problem.

Introductory presentation & Moderation:
Axel Jockwer, Startup Coach

China is the largest source market for global travel industry, and technological innovations are driving dramatic changes to its travel sector. How can international travel brands make the most of the latest technologies and ecosystem in order to grow their businesses and better serve Chinese travelers?

Introductory presentation:
Kelly Zhang, Vice President, Mioji
Eric Gnock Fah, President & Co-Founder, Klook Travel

Moderated by:
Joseph Wang, Chief Commercial Officer, TravelDaily

Panel guests:
Eric Gnock Fah, President & Co-Founder, Klook Travel
Tony Jiang, Co-Founder & Partner, Ocean Link
Kevin King, COO, Shiji
Changle Yang, COO, Tujia

Welcome City Lab is a program designed to accelerate innovation in tourism. Its goals are to foster relationships between the key actors of the tourism industry and to create a culture of innovation in tourism.

Panel guests:
Grégoire Pfirsch, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Q°Emotion
Laurent Queige, Managing Director, Welcome City Lab
Sébastien Texier,

Five companies – carefully selected by Phocuswright’s experienced team of innovation analysts – have six minutes each to demonstrate their travel innovation in front of the live audience. The Dragons - a panel of executives with keen insight and expertise - provide feedback to each innovator and determine the winning company. Just one demonstrator will be crowned "the most innovative" and win a ticket to attend Phocuswright Europe (15 – 17 May in Amsterdam).

Dr. Jochen Gutbrod, Partner, btov Partners AG
Dr. Christian Saller, General Partner, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Adviser GmbH
Philip C. Wolf, Founder, Phocuswright Inc., Serial Board Director

Moderated by:
Florence Kaci, Director Sales EMEA and European Market Specialist, Phocuswright Inc.

Panel guests:
Filippo Fasolo, CEO, Ads Hotel
Lukas Hempel, Founder & Managing Director, bookingkit
Slobodan Petrovic, Business Development Director, MagicStay
Leith Stevens, VP, Business Development, Redeam
Anton Werner, Co-Founder, Beach-Inspector

In 2017, Spain was the second touristic destination in the world. Come and meet a selected group of very competitive Spanish firms which use technology to successfully combine tradition and innovation.

How to book a complex multi-destination itinerary including many travel services in one single session and payment.

The perfect tool for destination promotion websites.

Cruise booking engine. Discovering a new way to sell cruises.

Online marketing tools to capture the tourist of the future.

How the hotel guest stay can be digitalized so as to cover guest expectations while on property.

How our clients will have a customized technology to grow their business exponentially.

A wide view of the evolution of vacation rental sector in Spain compared to Germany & the rest of the world.

Moderated by:
Lucinio Muñoz Muñoz, Economic and Commercial Attaché, Spanish Embassy in Berlin

Panel guests:
Manuel Aragones, CEO, Travel Compositor
Sebastián Briones, CEO, Pipeline Software 2000, S.L.
Xavier Garcia, Commercial Director, IST – Cruise Technology Experts
Rubén Vicente, Account Manager, Fruzzel Group - 4uxl, S.L.
Pau Ferret, Commercial Director, 123 Compare Me, S.L.
Astrid Kastberg, Sales and Marketing Director Europe, Juniper Consulting, S.L.
Patricia Czajkowski, Head of Business Development DACH, Avantio (Internet Tourism Solutions, S.L.)

Innovative young entrepreneurs from a huge range of areas within the tourism industry present themselves at the Travel Start-Up Panel Germany – presented by the Internet Travel Marketing Association (VIR). Their business ideas include concepts for individual tourism (Mister Trip and Unplanned) and Travel Technology solutions for small and mid-sized tour operators and holiday home management companies (Typisch Touristik) all the way to the app which links hotels and travel service providers with influencers (Freachly).

Moderated by:
Axel Jockwer, Startup Coach

Panel guests:
Michael Buller, Chairman, Verband Internet Reisevertrieb e.V. (VIR)
Christian Diener, Co-Founder, Unplanned Moments GmbH
Mario Geiß, Founder & Managing Partner, Freachly GmbH
Simon Milz, Founder & CEO, Typisch Touristik
Michael Wurst, Founder & CEO, Mister Trip

Top travel CEOs discuss what makes Berlin a hotbed for innovation in tourism, and explore the homegrown scene’s efforts to disrupt the discovery and booking experience for travelers worldwide.

Moderated by:
Axel Jockwer, Startup Coach

Panel guests:
Dr. Patrick Andrä, CEO, HomeToGo
Malte Cherdron, COO, GoEuro
Johannes Reck, CEO, GetYourGuide

16:30 - 17:00

Johannes Ganser, Chief Sales Officer, HanseMerkur Reiseversicherung AG