Photo: Mega Event 2015 in San Diego
The commerical side of the airline & travel industry never stands still. From loyalty programs changing to reward high spenders rather than frequent travellers to new digital technology that allows a level of product personalisation that was not possible a few years ago, the heartbeat of this change is "Innovation." So, the theme of the Mega Event 2015 was the "Innovation Summit."
Mega Event 2015 hosted nearly 500 executives from the airline and travel industry in San Diego on the 4th & 5th of November 2015. It focused on driving airline & travel industry profitability from Ancillary Revenue and Loyalty & Co-Brand Programs. Its three conference tracks covered: 1) FFP & Frequent Guest Loyalty, 2) Ancillary Revenue & Merchandising and 3) Co-branded Credit Cards. Scroll down this page to see the content from the event sponsors. You can also request access to the presentations from this event by clicking on the button at the bottom of the screen.
► Converged Payment Gateway
► Loyalty Fraud
► Travel Bank
►Thanks Again & Comarch: Coalition Loyalty
► Dynamic Pricing
► Message Hub
► CRM & Loyalty
► Loyalty Fact Sheet
►Global Parking Benefits
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Photo: San Diego - venue of the 2015 Mega Event
The airline & travel industry never stands still. From loyalty programs changing to reward high spenders rather than frequent travellers to new digital technology that allows a level of product personalisation that was not possible a few years ago, the heartbeat of this change is "Innovation." So, the theme of the 6th Mega Event was the "Innovation Summit." Scroll down this page to see the event's hot topics and complete agenda. Its conference presentations will be available for download shortly.
6th MEGA EVENT 2015 AGENDA & HOT TOPICS
THE INNOVATION SUMMIT
Note: For the complete current agenda, please click on the "Agenda in PDF" button above.
Pre-Conference Loyalty Workshop with Loyalty Partner Solutions (LPS) & Kobie Marketing
Pre-Conference Merchandising MasterClass with Farelogoix & Switchfly
Conference Session 1: Loyalty, Ancillary & Co-Brand Opening Session- Are you seeing the trendlines?
Speakers included senior executives from Spirit Airlines, IdeaWorksCompany, SAA & Avis-Budget Group
Conference Session 2: Ancillary Merchandising track- Which products can you and should you sell?
Speakers included senior executives from Expedia, Datalex & Switchfly
Conference Session 3: FFP Loyalty track- Coalition Loyalty
Speakers included senior executives from Airline Weekly, Azul, ICLP & Wyndham Hotels
Conference Session 4: Co-Brand Partnerships track- Card Technology
Speakers included senior executives from Best Western, United Airlines, among other companies
Conference Session 5: Ancillary Merchandising track- Innovations in Distribution: NDC & beyond
Speakers included senior executives from Qatar Airways, Datalex, Insel Air, Travelport, among other companies
Conference Session 6: Loyalty, Ancillary & Co-Brand tracks- The "Lions' Den" new product pitch
Pitching companies included Access Development, Epteca & Loyalty Advantage
...and, congrats to the winner, Loyalty Advantage!
Conference Session 7: Day 2 Loyalty, Ancillary & Co-Brand tracks- The Customer View
Speakers included senior executives from The Wall Street Journal, Expedia, among other companies
Coference Session 8: Day 2 FFP Loyalty & Ancillary Merchandising Session- The Innovation Forum
Led by ancillary pioneer Sinead Finn, Director of affinnity and organized in cooperation with Enterprise Ireland
Conference Session 8: Day 2 Co-Brand track- Card Campaigns in a Mobile, Social & Local World
Session led by Mike Isom, Director Business Development, Spirit Airlines
Closing Session: Day 2 Loyalty, Ancillary & Co-Brand tracks- what innovations does the future hold?
Speakers included ATPCO, Collinson Group, Hertz, among others
Ai's Lions' Den is always a highlight of the conference. Companies get just 5 minutes to convince our panel of experts that their product or service is the best. Not as easy to do as it sounds! This year we had all the presentations captured on video and you can watch them all to see how you think they did!
Photo: Bustling Crowd at Mega Event
|Almost 500 executives participated in Mega Event 2014 from these companies:||Almost 500 executives participated in Mega Event 2015 from these companies|
ACE Travel Insurance
Affinia Volo Inc.
Alamo / Enterprise / National Car Rental
Alliance Data Systems
Allianz Global Assistance USA
Auriemma Consulting Group
Bank of America
Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection
Best Western International
Cebu Pacific Air
Choice Hotels International
Delta Air Lines
Diner's Club International
Elite Marketing Group
Fintrax Group Holdings Ltd.
Foli by Encipit, Inc.
ICF International (formerly SH&E)
Intercontinental Hotels Group
Jet Privilege Private Limited
Kids First Fund
LATAM Airlines Group
Loyalty Partner Solutions
Miles & More International
Open Travel Alliance
Party Coins Game Rewards
Premier Loyalty & Marketing (Club Premier)
Quenzel & Assoc.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Social Party Inc.
Sun Country Airlines
Synapse Group, Inc.
The Arisa Group
Virgin Atlantic Airlines
Widerøe Internet AS / Widerøe Airlines
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