EyeforTravel has just published the agenda for their 10th Travel Distribution Summit North America. The 2006 event sees a substantial growth from last year, and features a long list of senior-level speakers from such companies as: Marriott, Hilton, Carlson Hotels, American Airlines, Starwood, Royal Caribbean, Carlson Wagonlit, Travelocity, Continental, Priceline, Air Canada, SideStep and many more. Through a range of keynote presentations, case-studies and panel debates they will all be confronting hot topics in the areas of distribution, technology, sales and marketing, revenue management, pricing, CRM and e-commerce.

The Travel Distribution Summit USA will consist of 5 keynote sessions, 3 breakout tracks and 30 free seminars. This event is set to rival the competition. The agenda is carefully researched, covering the latest trends and hot topics in Travel Distribution. Over 700 of the world’s most successful travel distribution experts will be attending, all looking to conduct business, form partnerships and share ideas. As Christine De Zarn, Cendant TDS said, "There are many conference and tradeshows focusing on travel distribution. But you can't miss EyeforTravel or you will skip a beat and you may get left behind"

Agenda highlights include 5 keynote sessions, where speakers, who are top of their field in some of the world’s most profitable travel companies, share their experience and predictions:

- How can you lower your distribution costs through direct connectivity and standardization? Hear from the CIO at Continental Airlines, the SVP Sales from Royal Caribbean and the VP Distribution from Carlson Hotels how they are employing supplier links, direct connectivity and XML standards in their specific sector

- The relationship between suppliers, intermediaries and 3rd party sites is fundamental to the distribution of travel products online, and it is rapidly changing. The COO from Travelocity, a Managing Director from American Airlines and the SVP eCommerce from Marriott will come together for this opening keynote debate

- How do your target your consumers through search engines? What do you need to know to stay ahead? No conference on travel distribution would be complete without hearing from the major search engines. At this event representatives from AOL, Google and Yahoo will be assembled in the same room, giving delegates the opportunity to quiz them on their intentions when it comes to travel

- See how to adapt to and profit from fundamental changes in corporate travel distribution. EyeforTravel Research has shown that the way that Business Travel is distributed is currently at the top of the agenda for travel industry professionals. Speakers include the GM & COO from Orbitz for Business, the Chief Executive from Hogg Robinson and the COO from Carlson Wagonlit

- Expert financial analysis of the Travel Industry: In this session, led by moderator Gary Sain, CMO, YPBR, financial analysts will discuss how economics and demographics affect your business and decide which distribution models are set for future growth

Plus in the afternoon of both days the conference will breakout into three themed tracks, Sales and Marketing, CRM and Distribution Technology. EyeforTravel’s Revenue Management and Pricing Conference will also be co-located for this event. With such an extensive list of sessions and topics available, delegates will be able to select the issues that are top of their agenda and take away knowledge that is directly relevant to their particular area of expertise.

Furthermore high-profile industry associations, such as ASTA, ATME, HTNG, SEMPO and the OpenTravel Alliance will all be hosting educational seminars alongside the main conference.

And if delegates register before 14th July they can take advantage of EyeforTravel’s early bird discount and save $450 on the price of their conference pass.

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