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Register now to join other industry influencers at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile from Oct. 18 to 20.

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 conducted by PlaneBusiness Banter founder Holly Hegeman. 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 by The Beat readers in our Keynote Vote.

Among panel topics, Sabre Labs director Mark McSpadden will moderate a discussion on 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, Steven Mandelbaum, Advisory Board vice president of information systems, moderates a discussion among fellow corporate travel buyers, including Crowley Maritime Corp.'s Jeannie Eisenhart, Tribune Media's Valerie Fender and IBM's Shari Quackenbush.

As always, Tony D'Astolfo, now Deem chief commercial officer, will lead The Views panel, featuring Travelport's Nathan Bobbin, AmTrav Corporate Travel's Jeff Klee, Cornerstone Information Systems' Mat Orrego and Amadeus North America's Jay Richmond.

And once again, United Airlines senior vice president of worldwide sales Dave Hilfman returns as our one-of-a-kind master of ceremonies.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago. Register here to secure your place among the industry heavy hitters in attendance.