Will Blockchain change the Airline & Travel Industry? - Presentations from Blockchain Workshop

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's 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, so understanding the Use Cases in aviation and travel was the aim of this one day workshop hosted by Ai Events. At the end of the session, the aim was that attendees had a much better understanding of what is happening (and also maybe what is not) in this space. The session aimed to give a quick introduction to what Blockchain is and isn't. It then looked at the current Use Cases in areas from smart contracts, loyalty, payments & fraud, customer service/disruption handling.

You will find the event's agenda and may request to see its presentations below.

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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