Travel Forward

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      Unleash Technology Into Travel
  • Unleashing The Most Exciting Tech Event in Travel

    Travel Forward is the exciting new event in the WTM portfolio, launched as a platform to inspire the travel and hospitality industry with the next generation of technology. Co-located with WTM London, the annual Travel Forward conference, exhibition and buyer programme will kick off from 5-7 November 2018 at ExCel London and bring together innovative tech providers with senior executives from the industry.

  • Are You Ready To Be Inspired?

    The combination of a 2-day conference, interactive exhibition and exclusive buyer programme makes Travel Forward unique. Attendees will have the opportunity to tailor make the event experience to their individual interests and requirements, whether it is hearing cutting edge case studies from industry peers, participating in round-table debates or meeting the latest innovative solution providers.

    Content to expect on the agenda:

    • Latest Market Trends & Research
    • Customer Experience, Engagement & Personalisation
    • Digital Marketing & Mobile Strategies
    • CRM & Loyalty
    • Big Data & Analytics
    • Distribution, Channel Management & Reservations

    • VR, AR, AI, Chatbots, Machine Learning & Robotics
    • Connectivity & Integration
    • Payment Solutions
    • Blockchain
    • Screen Tech & Digital Entertainment
    • Startups, Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Investing
  • Interactive Exhibition

    250+ innovative technology and solution providers showcasing the next generation in travel tech.

    Leading Buyer Programme

    An exclusive pre-scheduled one2one meetings format between 100 senior travel executives and innovative tech suppliers.

    Inspirational Conference

    A cutting-edge programme packed with inspiring presentations and case studies from elite industry leaders.

  • Because Great Leaders Never Stand Still

    Great leaders never stop moving. They are constantly hungry to innovate and inspire, especially when technology is the fastest moving medium on the planet. Which is why Travel Forward is the must-attend travel technology event in 2018. Featuring an impressive line-up of speakers and the world's most innovative tech companies, Travel Forward will bring together senior decision makers and influencers from all segments of the travel and hospitality industry.

    Attendees include:

    Company type:

    • Hotels & accommodation
    • Airlines
    • OTAs, travel agents & tour operators
    • Rail, cruise, car hire, tours, events & attractions
    • Business & corporate travel agencies
    • Ground handlers & DMCs
    • National & regional tourist boards
    • Startups, private equity & VCs
    • Academies, associations, government & media


    • C-level including CCOs, CIOs, CTOs, CMOs, CDOs or equivalent
    • Owners, GMs, Founders & regional hotel management
    • VPs, Heads & Directors
    • Marketing, e-commerce, digital, CX & loyalty experts
    • Distribution & revenue management professionals
    • Data, analytics & BI experts
    • IT Directors & project teams
    • Financial & procurement teams
  • Testimonials

    • The Travel Forward concept sounds really exciting and highlights the need for the industry to come together to take advantage of technological change and stay at the forefront of innovation

      • Utpal Kaul, Head – New Product Incubation
      • Carlson Wagonlit Travel
    • WTM continues to be an important component of our Commercial Strategy and we are looking forward to being part of Travel Forward in 2018.

      • Marcos Isaac, SVP Sales & Marketing
      • Open Destinations
  • Download the Event Brochure

    Interested in finding out more about Travel Forward? Simply enter your details in the form below and the brochure will be sent directly to your inbox. A member of the team will also be in touch to discuss the event with you further.

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