Engage, Experience & Execute - Mega Event Worldwide 2019

Date: 29 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019    Location: St Petersberg, FL, USA    Delegates: 350+


Photo: Lions Den Award being presented at Mega Event 2018 in Long Beach

Mega Event Overview & Theme: Mega is the event for the global Airline & Travel industry dedicated to maximizing revenues from Loyalty Programs, Ancillary Revenue Generation and travel Co-Branded Credit Card Programs, as well as to meet decision-makers from the industry manging these areas. Mega Event 2018 looked at how to make the best Digital experience. Buidling on this, this year's 9th annual conference will focus on offering the best customer experience via all channels - Engage, Experience, Execute.

Mega Event covers three conference tracks in a single venue: 1) Loyalty Conference 2) Ancillary Revenue & Merchandising Conference & 3) Co-Brand & Travel Rewards, as well as the 2019 Mega Awards sponsored by Avis-Budget Group. Scroll down to see the hot topics to be covered and register now while early booking prices are available.


Early Registration from $499 USD (Airline and Travel & Hospitaliy Providers) and $1,099 USD (Vendors) is available through Friday, May 24th, 2019. Note: Registration is $100 additional for payment by bank transfer.

10th MEGA EVENT 2019 HOT TOPICS -
Engage, Experience & Execute
(Loyalty, Ancillary & Co-Brand)

29th OCTOBER - 31st OCTOBER 2019

What's New for 2019 in Loyalty Programs, Ancillary Revenue Generation & Co-Brand Cards?
Blockchain Potential Use Cases - what are the use cases for Ancillary Revenue Generation and Loyalty & Co-Brand Card Programs?
Best Practice in Customer Acquisition - what's your customer experience like?
Social Media - how to use it cost effectively to engage with your customers
Spend Analytics - Are you using it well to drive growth and spending?
Mileage & Points Inflation - insights in to mileage economics and how they can impact profitability
Loyalty Fraud & Account Takeover - why you need to know that loyalty fraud can impact your brand
Engaging Customers to buy more Ancillaries - the how and the why!
♦ In a Multi-Channel Distribution Model can you deliver all your products consistently?
♦ Is your Online Customer Experience helping or hindering sales?
♦ Do you have the Right People in the Right Jobs to understand and deliver what customers want?
Organisationally can you execute? - Does your C-level understand the current challenges?
GDPR - a year in, what has been its impact and does it help or hinder?
API's - do you understand what they can or can't do? Do you have a strategy for them?
The end-to-end journey - can one provider do it all?
Amazon type experience - Will the likes of Google or Amazon be the companies that can actually deliver this vs. airlines & travel providers?
NDC - is it still relevant and/or delivering?
Lions' Den - pitching contest of some of the latest new loyalty, co-brand & ancillary revenue-related products



Conference Agenda Thumbnail Outline:
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019: 14:00-17:00 - Pre-Event Sessions and 17:30-19.00 - Welcome Reception
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019: 08:00-20:00 Conference Sessions & Networloing Reception and 2019 Mega Awards
Thursday, October 31st: 08:00-12:30 Conference Sessions

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Photo: Don CeSar Hotel, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida

Event Location & Hotel Venue:
THE DON CESAR
3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: + (727) 360-1881


Sleeping rooms at the group rate of $199 plus tax is available by clicking on the "Book Now" button above.


Conference Agenda Thumbnail Outline for your hotel booking:
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019: 14:00-17:00 - Pre-Event Sessions and 17:30-19.00 - Welcome Reception.
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019: 08:00-20:00 Conference Sessions & Evening Reception.
Thursday, October 31st: 08:00-12:30 Conference Sessions

Photo: Sleeping room at the Don CeSar



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With a comprehensive range of sponsorship options available, from exhibition space to sharing your marketing material with delegates, we will create a unique opportunity to promote your brand and/or product. To find out more about sponsoring this event, please contact Michael Smith at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who comes to an Ai Event?

Ai Events focus very much on content. We have industry practitioners as speakers sharing their insights into the key issues of the day. We don’t sell speaking slots, which means our presentations are not sales pitches thus attracting delegates who want to keep up-to-date with innovations and best practices. Most airline, hotel and travel industry delegates are senior decision makers. From SVP, VP and Director level, our delegates are predominately the people doing the job and making purchasing decisions.  

For more in-depth sponsorship information, relating to our different events, or the make up of our delegates, please ask for our Media Pack.

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We work with our sponsors to customise their sponsorship package to their corporate objectives and budget.  Our sponsorship items start from US$999 and can be tailored to your exact requirement.

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► Brand awareness at the event with sponsorship of coffee breaks, networking receptions. We aim to get your brand out there in front of your target audience
► Establishing your brand as an industry thought leader via white papers or other specialist content on the Ai website and promotion of your messages on the relevant event websites
► We also can run webinars and can promote your content to our extensive worldwide database of airline, hotel and travel industry executives

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Photo: Mega Event 2018 in Long Beach, California

The companies which participated in 2018 were:
(The 2019 list will be available soon & will be similar.)

&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

 



Photo: Madeleine, Event Chair

Ai Events is delighted to announce that Madeleine Anderson will be the Event Chairman and agenda setter of the 2019 Conference. She looks forward to hearing from you if you wish to speak at this event. To inquire about speaking, click here to complete the online speaker's inquiry form and thereby contact Madeleine.

Madeleine Anderson worked for British Airways for 10 years, including managing the British Airways Executive Club (UK). This was followed by three years working for Ernst & Young Management Consultancy, specialising in Loyalty across a number of sectors in Europe. Since 2002 Madeleine has worked as an independent consultant, holding a series of roles in Europe and the Far East. This has included launching a loyalty programme for Jet2.com and supporting the strategic development and launch of a co-brand credit card for Emirates Airline. She graduated from Loughborough University of Technology with a BSC (Hons) Management Sciences and Diploma of Industrial Studies. She has also received a Post Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from Lancaster University and a Diploma of Direct Marketing from the Direct Marketing Centre/Kingston University.



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. 

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