Travel Technology Europe (TTE) is the leading event in Europe in the travel technology space. Held annually in London, this year’s show is set to be another valuable opportunity for travel industry professionals to network, discover tech solutions to unlock the full potential of your business, and learn more about the latest innovations, products and suppliers to support your business objectives.
With over 6,000 attendees and two days packed full of education sessions and networking opportunities, perusing the agenda can seem a bit daunting for even a veteran attendee. To help, we’ve put together a list of the top five things not to miss during this year’s event:
- Attend the TTE Disrupt Awards – Innovation Pitch Live
Always one of the most entertaining and informative sessions at TTE, the 2019 Disrupt Awards features a Dragons’ Den/Shark Tank style pitch session where finalists will have an opportunity to present their innovation on stage at the show in front of a panel of judges. Held in the Innovation Theatre, the session will take place on Wednesday, 20 February at 16:00 – 17:00. Check out the 2019 Shortlist here.
- Meet with TTE Exhibitors
Scheduling appointments with TTE exhibitors gives attendees a unique, one-on-one opportunity to meet with over 120 travel technology suppliers offering potential solutions for your organisation. View the full list of TTE exhibitors here and make sure to schedule a time to meet with the Cornerstone team at stand T95.
- Take Advantage of Expert-Led Education Sessions
TTE education sessions are crafted to not only provide inspiring content from industry experts but provide attendees with actionable solutions to everyday challenges. From ways to navigate changes due to NDC to utilising voice recognition technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), the conference programme provides a wide range of topics coupled with a depth of speaker knowledge that make the sessions a “can’t miss” for any driven industry professional. Mark your calendars for Monday, 20 February from 13:00 – 13:45 for a session on Operationalising NDC and Tuesday, 21 February from 11:15 – 12:00 for A Look into the Future of Travel, both in the Innovation Theatre, featuring Cornerstone CEO Mat Orrego. Plan out all of the sessions you want to attend in advance by viewing the full conference programme here.
- Stop by the Business Travel Show
TTE is co-located in Olympia London with the Business Travel Show, and when you register for TTE, your pass will include free entry to the Business Travel Show. The Business Travel Show is the largest event in Europe for corporate travel buyers, and is aimed at those who book, buy or manage business travel. For more information on the Business Travel Show, visit their website here.
- Make the Most of Networking Opportunities
Networking opportunities abound at TTE. It’s not only a great event to catch up with industry friends but connect with speakers and welcome new entrants as well. Not everyone is a natural networker, so if you’re at a loss for topics to discuss, try asking one of the following questions to break the ice:
- What’s the most interesting thing you saw on the floor today?
- What drew you to this session this morning/afternoon?
- What are you most looking forward to at TTE?
In general, making the most out of TTE comes down to being organized. Make sure to review the conference programme, set appointments with exhibitors you want to meet, and plan any additional meetings well in advance. The time to start preparing for TTE is now – so make a note of the five opportunities above and you’ll be sure to hit the ground running later this month in London.