Will you Disrupt or be Disrupted? - 11th Ancillary Merchandising Conference

Date: 25 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017    Location: Mallorca, Spain    Delegates: 150+


Photo: Palma, venue of the 11th Ancillary Merchandising Conference

Low Cost Carriers (LCC's) are widely perceived as having led the airline merchandising revolution. But, the rest of the industry has caught up and as everyone looks to the future, the challenge becomes "Are you bold enough?". With carriers like British Airways and LATAM about to charge for onboard food, the brand lines between LCC's and "traditional" carriers are blurring. With everything on the table, now is the time to re-examine everything, as nothing is no longer a given for customers. What will be the implications for 2017 and beyond and "Are you bold enough?" to rise to the challenge will be the theme for the 11th AMC. 

The venue for the conference is the Melia Palas Atenea, Paseo Ingeniero Gabriel Roca, 29, 07014 Palma, Spain.
You can reserve a room at our special delegate rate by clicking on the "Venue & Hotel Booking Tab".


Scroll down this webpage to see the hot topics and, in due course, a more detailed agenda in PDF will be available.


Register by credit card from $399 USD (airlines and travel & hospitality providers) & $799 USD (vendors & providers) through Friday 20th January 2017. Note: Registration prices are $100 additional for payment by bank transfer.

CONFERENCE AGENDA OUTLINE: "ARE YOU BOLD ENOUGH?"

Pre-Conference: How to think like a Retailer – lessons from outside the airline & travel industries
Module 1: Keynotes – State of Ancillary & Merchandising – Is there anything left to charge for?
Module 2: Optimising Channels: Mobile, Smartphones & Tablets - how these are the new distribution channels
Module 3: Customers want the best price and value - how to deliver that - fare bundles & families, metasearch or Google Flight - can the industry deliver?
Module 4: Next Generation Technology – why you should be thinking bots, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
Module 5: Investing in Innovation - is funding start ups via venture capital companies like jetblue (and others) are doing the way to be "bold enough?"
Module 6: Ancillary Partnerships – sole versus multi suppliers – learning lessons from OTA's
Module 7: Sharing Economy – with Qantas partnering with AirBnB what are the implications & lessons?
Module 8: The Lions' Den - sales pitches from bold market disruptors
Module 9: IATA's One Order New Distribution Capability (NDC) – are these bold enough initiatives and are they delivering?
Module 10: Airports versus Airlines - friends or foes?


 



Photo: Lobby of the Melia Palas Atenea venue of Ancillary Merchandising Conference

Conference Venue & hotel bookings:

Melia Palas Atenea
Address
:
Paseo Ingeniero Gabriel Roca, 29,
07014 Palma,
Illes Balears, Spain

Phone: +34 971 28 14 00
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Book now for 135 EUR per night at the special group rate for this conference while rooms remain available


Conference Agenda Thumbnail Outline:
Tuesday, 25th April 2017: 13:30-17:30 Pre-Event Session and 18:00-19.30: Welcome Reception
Wednesday, 26th April 2017: 08:00-19:00 Breakfast, Conference Sessions & Evening Reception
Thursday, 27 April 2017: 08:00-12:30 Breakfast & Conference Sessions
 



Photo of packed exhibition floor at a previous event - reach hundreds of decision-makers via sponsorship.

Sponsorship Package - $4,999 USD
- Logo included on printed Conference Agenda
- Hyperlinked logo on Conference Website
- Exhibition space at Conference
- Marketing information (promotion/white papers) on post conference website
- Attendance by up to three (3) delegates
- Special VIP discount rates for your airline clients
- Additional Delegate attendance 50% off (limited to 1 additional delegate)
- Final post conference list of delegates

Ancillary Merchandising Conference will host decision-makers working in commercial departments from air carriers and travel companies from around the globe. Sponsorship offers an ideal opportunity to reach potential airline & travel business prospects. Sponsors have open access to all attendees and sessions throughout the event. Traffic flow is specifically designed to bring exhibitors and attendees together and exhibition time is maximised through a 90-minute lunch, three 30-minute coffee breaks, two hour long breakfasts.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities:

Cocktail Sponsorships
Contact for Quote - Available

Delegate Giveaway Bags - delegates bags bearing your branding and stuffed with your brochures!
At Cost - Available

Signage at Conference - for 2 vertical or hanging signs/displays in conference rooms
$499 USD - Available

Conference Folders - Conference folders to hold the agenda, bearing your logo/branding. Sponsor provides folders. May include a brochure of your company. No other brochures will be included in the folders!
$499 - Available

White Paper - Posting of your White Paper on the "Industry Trends" webpage of this conference site.
$999 USD - Available

Logo on Conference Site - Event website logo placement in list of sponsors with hyperlink
$999 - Available

Coffee Break, Lunch or Breakfast Sponsorship - Coffee stations will bear place-cards with your logo & great exposure on online/printed agendas
$1,499 USD - Available

Lions Den Pitch - 5 minute sales pitch in the Lions Den in front of the conference audience. Includes 1 delegate registration
$1,499 USD  - Available

Delegate Name Tags - Name Tags Bear only your logo and the conference logo!
$1,499 USD  - Available

Podium Plaques - The two conference podiums will bear your logo front and center
$1,499 USD  - Available


Contact for Sponsorship:
Christopher Staab
Toll Free (US/Can) 800.557.7091    ext. 2
Outside the US/Can +1 305 328 8598 ext. 2
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Photo: Past Airline Information Conference

The companies that participated in this conference in 2016 were:
Note: 2017 list coming soon and expected to be similar to 2016.

@aquilla
A2Btransfers.com
About Blank
ACE Travel Insurance
Aegean Airlines
Aerolineas Argentinas
Aeromexico
affinnity
Agoda(dot)com
Air Algerie
Air Berlin
Air France-KLM
AirGateway
Airline Information
Alaska Airlines
Amadeus
American Airlines
AnadoluJet
anixe
Atmosphere Research
ATPCO
Austrian Airlines
Avis-Budget Group
Avisell Inc.
Belavia - Belarusian Airlines
Billetkontoret A/S
BimBimBikes
Blue Panorama Airlines
bmi Regional
booking(dot)com
Branchspace
British Airways
Brussels Airlines 
Caravelo
Carnect Car Rental
Cartrawler
Ceetiz
Collinson Group
conztanz
CSC
CWT Digital
Danish Air Transport
DAT
Datalex
edreams Odigeo 
Etihad Airways
Eurostar
Expedia
Farelogix
Finnair
Fly Money
FPG
Fusion
GetYourGuide
GIS
Google
Groupon International
Hertz
Hitit Computer Services
Hitlist
Holiday Extras
Hotelbeds
IATA
IdeaWorksCompany
INDIGO
Inventive IT
ITA Software by Google
ITC Infotech Limited
jetBlue
Kids2Travel(dot)com
LATAM Airlines Group
LBF Travel 
Loyal Solutions
Lufthansa German Airlines
Lufthansa Consulting
Mobacar
Montenegro Airlines
Mozio
Musement
NIIT Technologies
Norwegian
OpenJaw Technologies
Panasonic Avionics
Parkcloud
Pegasus Airlines 
Plusgrade
Qatar Airways
R-cubed
Rentalcars(dot)com
Rentalcars Connect
Routehappy
Royal Air Maroc
Ryanair
Sabre
SaleCycle
SAUDIA (Saudi Airines)
S7 Travel Retail
SAS Eurobonus
Sabre
SIMPLENIGHT
SITA
Southwest Airlines
Swichfly
SWISS
Tarom Romanian Airlines
travelercar
Travelport
Triometric
TripAdvisor
Turkish Airlines
Vayant
Viator, a Tripadvisor Company
Virgin America
Virgin Atlantic
Vueling
XXL Solutions
XL Airways
Zen3 UK

 

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