Pitching Contest of Disruptors for the New Normal - Ai Events Virtual Lions Den

Date: 05 Aug 2020 - 05 Aug 2020    Location: Online, 10am Eastern    Delegates: 100+

Photo: AMC Event 2019

This Virtual Lions' Den is the place to see some of the latest innovations that facilitate travel in the "New Normal." Join us to see disuptive solutions that enable customers to travel confidently, safely and more profitably in the Covid World.

This fast-paced session, taking place on Tuesday, August 25th, will showcase 3 solutions that facilitate travel in the "New Normal." Each will be pitched for 5 minutes to our esteemed panel of "Lions" (Judges) - all with vast Airline & Travel Industry Experience. Pitchers then face 5 minutes of questioning by the Lions. At the end of the pitches, the Lions will choose the Best Pitch and the Best Product of the day. Participants will also be able to select their favorite pitch via an on-line vote. 

We are currently seeking "Pitching Companies", Click Here if interested. The judging panel can be found below.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
10.00 - 11.00am Eastern Time

Our Ringmaster
Madeleine Anderson
has been the Executive Chair of Ai Events' conferences in 2019 and 2020. She ran British Airways' Executive Club and has done work for many other airlines from Jet2.com to Emirates, as well as for hotel brands and retailers, including launching their co-branded credit cards. She will bring this Lions Den decades of experience selecting vendors for airlines and travel companies.

The Lions

Michael Smith is managing partner of Ai. In his current role, Michael designs and develops the agendas for Ai’s market leading events. Prior to Ai Events, Michael was a board Director of British Airways Global Financial Services Limited. This included responsibility for developing mileage sales with multiple partners.


Sinead Finn (invited) is Director of affinnity, an ancillary revenue focused consulting firm. Having helped develop and led Ryanair's Ancillary Revenue program as that airline's Director of Commercial Revenue and Head of Sales and Marketing Europe, Sinead is considered one of the founders of the Ancillary Revenue movement.


Steve Arsenault (invited) has over thirty-five years of travel and hospitality industry experience. This includes being an industry employee at United Airlines and Galileo Distribution Systems and an industry consultant at SH&E, the Canaan Group, Loyalty Consulting Solutions and Kobie Marketing. At Kobie, Steve started and ran the Travel & Hospitality vertical. He's currently co-managing the Loyalty Relationship firm, the Mallett Group.

Interview on Innovation in the Pandemic

Jay Sorensen
President at IdeaWorks Company


If you are interested in pitching your business/product please fill out this form  


to contact us and receive more iformation about this Lions' Den.

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Go straight to the source

If you have a loyalty product, the loyalty Virtual Lions' Den offers a great way to reach your target audience. Our event, judged by renowned experts, is attended by a large and carefully curated audience that is composed of industry leaders and decision makers who are all potential clients for you.


Showcase your product your way

Ai Events Loyalty Virtual Lion's Den allows you to create a business/product demonstration video which best showcases your main selling points to your audience. The full depth of your product company is then further explored and displayed during questions from the Lions (judges).


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