Don't forget to register for The Beat Live, Oct. 18 to 20 at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile.
Our ninth annual event will feature a keynote address from Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, an onstage chat with BCD Group founder John Fentener van Vlissingen and a live interview with United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz. We also have Priceline and Upside founder Jay Walker stopping by to talk about innovation and traveler behavior.
Deem's new president and COO John Rizzo will field questions from The Beat editors and the audience as he takes his place on the Hot Seat. The event also will spotlight a keynote address by tClara managing partner Scott Gillespie, as selected in our Keynote Vote by The Beat's readers.
Among panel topics, we will explore artificial intelligence, bots and messaging technologies with Servo's Nadav Gur, American Express Global Business Travel's Evan Konwiser, FCM Travel Solutions' John Morhous and Pana's Devon Tivona. Another panel session will delve into hotel distribution, as Carlson Wagonlit Travel's Scott Brennan, Hickory Global Partners' Chris Dane, Marriott International's Oral Muir and Omni Hotels & Resorts' Lesli Reynolds join industry vet and moderator Flo Lugli.
For The Buyers' Table, moderator Steven Mandelbaum, Advisory Board vice president of information systems, will sit down with fellow corporate program managers to discuss hot topics in travel management.
As always, Tony D'Astolfo, now Deem chief commercial officer, will lead The Views panel and United Airlines senior vice president of worldwide sales Dave Hilfman will return as our one-of-a-kind master of ceremonies.
We look forward to seeing you in Chicago. Register now.