Will Blockchain change the Airline & Travel Industry? - Blockchain Workshop London

Date: 19 Feb 2019    Location: London, UK    Delegates: 50+

Photo: Ai Events Workshop in 2018

With over 75 million hits on Google for blockchain and travel it is perhaps not a surprise that there is still a considerable amount of interest in this topic.  However, it is still shrouded in a lot of mystery and understanding the use case in aviation and travel, is the aim of this one day workshop being hosted by Ai Events.  At the end of the session the aim is that you'll have a much better understanding of what is happening (and also maybe what is not) in this space.  The sessions aims to give a quick introduction to what blockchain is and isn't.  It will then go on to look at the current use cases in areas from smart contracts, loyalty, payments & fraud, customer service/disruption handling.  When the day is over you should have a much greater understanding of what is happening in this area and be much better equipped to answer if blockchain is right for your business.

10.00 - 10:30:
Chairman's Welcome Remarks, Ground Rules & Audience Introductions
• Laurie Gablehouse, Travel Payment Strategies, Ingenicio ePayments

10.30 - 11.10:
An Introduction to Blockchain:  What it is and what it isn't
• Dr Nikhil Vadgama, Deputy Director, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies 

11.00 - 11.45:
Smart Contracts:  What they are and how they are being used for airlines & the travel industry
• Marcello Mari, Cypto & Blockchain Marketing & PR and Digital Nomad
• Donavan Whyte, CEO, Mad4Digital

11.45 - 12.30:
The Loyalty Use Case:  Which airline/travel loyalty challenges will blockchain solve?
• Suhas Chatekar, Head of Innovation Lab, Collinson Group

12.30 - 14.00:
Group Lunch & Networking 

14.00 - 14.30:
Overview of Blockchain and Airline & Travel Distribution: Solutions and Challenges
• Michael Smith, Managing Partner, Ai

14.30 - 15.15:
Tokenisation:  The Good the Bad and the Ugly Tokens  - what will transform your business?
• Stuart Evans, Founder, Wavebreakr

15.15 - 15.55:
Coffee Break & Networking 

15.55 - 16.45:
Bringing it All Together:  Are the Blockchain Use Cases hype or the best way forward?
• Kevin O'Shaughnessy, CEO, CityHook
• Michael Smith, Managing Partner, Ai 

17.00 - 18.00:
Drinks & Networking

Phtoto: Royal College of Physicians is a listed building designed by renowned architect Sir Denys Lasdun

The Royal College of Physicians in Regent's Park
Council Chamber
11 St. Andrews Place
London NW1 4LE
Tel: 44 (0) 207 935 1174

Map and directions:

Nearest Tube Stations: 
Great Portland Street or Regent's Park

Tuesday, 19th of February 2019

Need a Hotel in London?:
If you are planning on staying in London, you can book a local hotel by clicking on the icon below and visiting Ai's Booking.com affiliate hotel reservations webpage. Any hotel in Regent's Park area will be within walking distance. The two hotels closest to the conference venue are the Melia White House and the Holiday Inn Regent's Park.