The deadline to submit keynote pitches to address industry heavy hitters attending The Beat Live is upon us.
In keeping with tradition, The Beat Live will feature a keynote speaker chosen by readers. This Friday, July 14, will be the last chance to submit your pitch.
Please outline a keynote pitch by answering a few questions in an email to The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer.
In 300 words or less:
What will you talk about in a keynote?
Why should the audience listen?
How will you avoid delivering a sales pitch?
Later this summer, The Beat will publish all submitted pitches and bring the matter to a vote.
While the keynoter who receives the most votes from readers lands a solo stint on stage, a handful of runners-up also will get the chance to speak their minds during The Views panel, moderated by Deem chief commercial officer Tony D'Astolfo.
The 10th annual conference, taking place Oct. 2-4 at the Dallas-area Omni Frisco Hotel, will feature an onstage interview with American Airlines CEO Doug Parker,conducted by PlaneBusiness Banter publisher Holly Hegeman. The event also will showcase a keynote address from Sabre CEO Sean Menke. American Express Global Business Travel CEO Doug Anderson will field questions during The Hot Seat session.
Focused on today's issues in corporate travel management, distribution and technology, The Beat Live once again will feature United Airlines SVP of worldwide sales Dave Hilfman as our one-of-a-kind master of ceremonies.
Visit the conference website to secure our early-bird rate and see further details.