Getting ahead in the Digital Age - Mega Event Worldwide (Ancillary, Loyalty & Co-Brand Conferences)

Date: 31 Oct 2018 - 02 Nov 2018    Location: Long Beach, CA, USA    Delegates: 400+


Photo: City of Long Beach

Mega Event Overview & Theme: Mega Event 2018 was held in Long Beach, California, home to the luxury liner The Queen Mary. She was the fastest ship in her day at the leading edge of technology. Similarly, the theme for Mega Event 2018 was shaped around being at the leading edge of technology in our rapidly developing digital age. So, Mega Event 2018 looked at how to make the best of Digital in the areas of Loyalty, Ancillary Revenues/Merchandising and Co-brand Cards. It also allowed attendees to connect with not only great content, but great business contacts, enabling participants to learn best practices and hear how others are getting ahead in the digital age. 

Mega Event covered three conference tracks in a single venue: 1) Loyalty Conference 2) Ancillary Revenue & Merchandising Conference & 3) Co-Brand & Travel Rewards, as well as the 2018 Mega Awards sponsored by Avis-Budget Group.

Scroll down to see its agenda in PDF. Presentations from this event will be available shortly.
 

9th MEGA EVENT 2018 AGENDA - GETTING AHEAD IN THE DIGITAL AGE
31st October - 2nd November 2018


Note: Click on the button above for the complete conference agenda on the main conference days of November 1st & 2nd. The pre-conference agenda (31st October) can be found below.

PRE-CONFERENCE AGENDA (October 31st)

Pre-Session One: What does Digital Mean for Loyalty?


2.00pm  
Chairman's Welcome and Introductions

2.05pm - 2.35pm  
Digital is Great – but How Do you Take Control?   Everything you need to know about digital and API’s
Speaker:  Kevin O'Shaugnessy, CEO/Founder, Cityhook

2.35pm - 3.00pm  
Blockchain and Loyalty:  How it works in the real world!
Speaker:  Richard Jordan, President, Voy

3.00pm  - 3.30pm
In a Social Media World how Best to Manage Loyalty?
Speaker:  Piotr Kozlowski, Loyalty Consulting Director, Comarch

3.30pm - 4.10pm
Coffee Break and Networking sponsored by Loyalty Fraud Association

4.10.pm - 5.00pm
Everything you Wanted to Know About Blockchain for Loyalty, Ancillary & the Airline/Travel Industry
Speaker: Saritta Hines, CEO, Trustabit

Pre-Session Two: Loyalty Fraud Update
Note: This session runs in parallel to Session One between 2 and 3.30pm. You can mix and match the pre-sessions.

2.00pm - 2.15pm  
Chairman's Welcome and Introductions

2.15pm - 2.45pm  
Loyalty Fraud Update
Speaker: Michael Smith, Co-Founder, Loyalty Fraud Prevention Association (LFPA)

2.45pm  - 3.30pm
Loyalty Account Takeover:  What is and what you can do about it!
Speaker: Jeff Sakasegawa, Trust & Safety Architect, Sift Science

3.30pm - 4.10pm
Coffee Break and Networking sponsored by Loyalty Fraud Association

4.10.pm - 5.00pm (Joint with Session One)
Everything you Wanted to Know About Blockchain for Loyalty, Ancillary & the Airline/Travel Industry
Speaker: Saritta Hines, CEO, Trustabit

 

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Photo: Mega Event 2018 in Long Beach, California

The companies which participated this year included:

&Open
1976
2Market Limited
Access Development
Accor Hotels
Adara
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Affinity
Affirm
Ai Events
Air Canada
Air France / KLM
Air North
Air Transat
Alaska Airlines
Alitalia
Allegiant Air
Alliance Data
Allianz Global Assistance
Allianz Partners
Amazon
Amadeus
American Airlines
American Direct Marketing
American Express
Amtrak
ANA X Inc.
Aquila
Arik Air
Ascenda
Ascend Partners
Asia Miles
Auriemma Consulting Group
Avios
Avis Budget Group
Bahamas Tourism Ministry
Bank of America
Barclays
Blue Ocean Advisory
Boarding Area / Runway Girl Network
Bold Loyalty
Booking.com
British Airways
Canadian North Airline
CardGenY
Cartera Commerce
CarTrawler
Cathay Pacific
CellPoint Mobile
Choice Hotels International
CITY HOOK
Club Premier
Collinson Group
Comarch
Company Evolution
CompoSecure Inc.
Connexions Loyalty Travel
CreditShop
CSA Travel Protection | Generali Global Assistance
CTM/  Montrose Loyalty
Currency Alliance
Custom Travel Solutions
Datalex
Digital Rewards 
Discover Financial Services
DXC Technology
EBANX
Elite Marketing Group
eMiles
Engage People
Enterprise Ireland
Entreprise Holidays (Alamos Rent A Car, Entreprise-Rent-A-Car,
National Car Rental) 
Even Financy
EveryMundo
Expedia Group
Experiencias Xcaret
Fidelity Marketing Group
Finnair
FlyrFrequency
Frontier Airlines
Fusion Company
Generali Global Assistance
Getaroom.com
GetYourGuide Deutschland GmbH
G&G International
Goldman Sachs
Grab + Collinson
Guestlogix
Hawaiian Airlines
Hitlist
Homing Pin Limited
IBS Software Pvt Ltda
IBS Software Services
ICF Olson
IdeaWorksCompany
IFT Consulting
IHG
Indiana University Bloomington
INDIGO CityHook
Intent Media
International Airlines Group
iSeatz
Japan Airlines
Jet Privilege Pvt Ltd
JetBlue Technology Ventures
Jetstar Airways
JR Technologies
Kobie Marketing
Korean Air
Lotusmiles - Vietnam Airlines
LoungeBuddy
Loyalty Fraud Prevention Association
Loyalty Partner Solutions GmbH
Lufthansa Airlines
Marcus Theattres
Maritz Loyalty
Maritz Motivation Solutions
Maritz Travel
Marriott International
Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Mastercard
Meridian Loyalty & Travel
Miles & More
Montrose Travel
Morrison&Foerster
Norwegian
NRG
Oliver Wyman
On Point Loyalty Singapore Pte Ltd
Onvoya
Open Back
Outside The Box,Inc
Panasonic
Park Cloud Limited
Peakwork AG
Persuade Loyalty
Pex Portal
Priceline
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Points.com
Qatar Airways
Radisson Hotel Group
Raleigh&Drake
RAMAX Group
Research Now
Riskified
RoomIt by CWT
Sabre
SAS
SAP Concur
Scandinavian Airlines
Sears | Shop Your Way
SeatAssign Mate
Sift Science
Silver Family Trust
Simplisafe
Skyroam
Sky Team Airline Alliance
South African Airways
Spirit Airlines
SSI
Strattaconnex
Sun Country
SunExpress
Switchfly
Synapse Group,Inc.
TD Bank
Teleflora
The First Club Digital Rewards
Ticket Jones
Ticketmaster
Travaplan
Travelport
Triometric
Trip Tuner
Trip Gift
Trusabit
Trustly
Turkish Airlines
U.S. Bank
Unysis
United Airlines
UpLift, Inc
US Bank
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Vernost Tech
Virgin Australia
Virgin Money
Visa
Volaris
Voy
West Monroe Partners
WestJet Rewards
Wirecard Technologies GmbH
Wirecard Global Sales
Wise Marketer Group
XanderPay LLC
Xcaret
XXL Solutions

 

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