The Pan-European Leisure Travel Conference - The Rapidly Changing Landscape

Venue: Café Royal, London, UK

Location: London, London,

Event Date/Time: Dec 12, 2001 End Date/Time: Dec 12, 2001
Registration Date: Dec 12, 2001
Early Registration Date: Sep 30, 2001
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The Pan-European Leisure Travel Industry
The Rapidly Changing Landscape
12th December 2001

Wednesday 12th December 2001

Chairman: Russell Amerasekera, Leisure Industries Consultant

8.30 Registration And Morning Coffee

9.00 Chair’s Introduction

9.05 A European Overview (a face-to-face interview conducted by Russell Amerasekera) with Roger Burnell, Chairman, The First & former Acting CEO, Thomson Travel Group

9.25 The European Leisure Travel Industry – An Investor’s Perspective
Andrew Monk, Director of Equity Sales (Leisure Travel), ABN AMRO

9.50 Tour Operating – Product Strategies To Support An Increasingly Fragmented Market
Paul Evans, former Managing Director, First Choice Holidays Division

10.20 Mobilising Your People Through A Period Of Frantic Change (a face-to-face interview conducted by Russell Amerasekera) with Tony Bennett, Human Resources Consultant & former MD, Going Places

10.50 Morning Coffee & Networking

11.10 Brand Strategies For Global Leisure
Michael Lambertz, Director Group Marketing, Preussag AG/TUI

11.50 From Boom To Bust – The Dream Ticket Story
Lawrence Hunt, Managing Director, Rapid Travel Solutions & former CEO,

12.20 Car Rental – A Truly Global Marketplace (a face-to-face interview conducted by Russell Amerasekera) with Mark McCafferty, CEO, Avis Europe plc and Clive Jacobs, Chairman & Chief Executive

13.10 Lunch

14.25 Tour Operating – The Scandinavian Experience
Anders Holst, CEO, Fritidsresor Group

14.55 Pricing – Changing The Rules Of The Game
Earl Quenzel, SVP – Chief Marketing Officer, priceline-europe

15.25 POWER PANEL – An Interactive Session:

Chaired by: Jeremy Skidmore, Journalist, Financial Mail On Sunday & former Editor, Travel Weekly; and Russell Amerasekera

Dermot Blastland, MD, UK & Ireland, First Choice Holidays plc
Richard Carrick, CEO, Airtours UK Leisure Group
Nigel David, MD, UK Distribution, Thomson Travel Group
Steve Endacott, CEO, Urbanweb
Brent Hoberman, Co-Founder and CEO,
Stephen Welton, Group Chief Executive, TV Travel Shop

16.05 Afternoon Tea & Networking

16.20 Predictions For The Future Shape Of The Pan-European Market Place – Winners And Losers (a face-to-face interview conducted by Russell Amerasekera) with Alan Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Cook

16.40 Distribution – Channel Management – Creating The Retail Environment Of The Future (a face-to-face interview conducted by Jeremy Skidmore) with Andrew Windsor, MD Distribution Business, Thomas Cook

17.00 Chair’s Closing Remarks

17.15 Evening Drinks Reception


68 Regent St

Additional Information

£749.00 + VAT = £880.08 per delegate 1,400 euros, including VAT, per delegate