Fresh faces, new voices at 2018 Phocuswright Conference

Travel Weekly sister brand Phocuswright's flagship conference has traditionally featured high-profile names in the digital travel economy and the leaders of brands at the intersection of travel distribution and technology.

This year will be no different, but in addition to boldface names like Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel, Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom, TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer, Kayak CEO Steve Hafner and Lyft co-founder John Zimmer, a chorus of less familiar but influential voices will fill Center Stage slots at the conference, to be held Nov. 13 to 15 in Los Angeles.

These creative occupants of C-suites include Maud Bailly, chief digital officer of AccorHotels; Greg Greeley, president of homes at Airbnb; and Kellyn Smith Kenny, chief marketing officer at Hilton. 

The conference will offer the opportunity to hear from executives within companies that may soon become well-known, including Eric Gnock Fah, co-founder and president of Klook; Haydn Sonnad, founder of Tesloop; Ruzwana Bashir, CEO, Peek; and Dana Dunne, CEO of edreams Odigeo.

The investment community will be well-represented as well, with returning favorites Brad Gerstner of Altimeter Capital and Benchmark Capital general partner Bill Gurley, among others.

Attendees will also hear from the leadership of important travel sellers in other parts of the world, including Cindy Wang, CFO of China's largest OTA, Ctrip.com International, and Rajesh Magow, CEO of India's leading OTA, MakeMyTrip.com.

Additional speakers are expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks. To register, click here.

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