Calendar09 - 10 october

Locationfrench riviera, France

amadeus rail Innovation Forum 2019

 

Welcome


The 8th Amadeus Rail Innovation Forum takes place from 9-10 October 2019 in the French Riviera.

Our agenda will address how to meet your customer needs, look at future trends and how innovation and technology can support your business. Listen to inspiring speakers and try hands-on our latest solutions.

It's a unique and popular event for rail operators, travel agencies and technology partners worldwide.

Should you wish to attend, please send an email to rail@amadeus.com.

We look forward to meeting you in Nice!

 

At the Amadeus Rail Innovation Forum 2019, discover how innovation and new technologies can benefit the rail industry and experiment with the latest solutions that address your day-to-day business challenges.

And best of all, exchange with industry peers and experts as well as with Amadeus executives in the inspiring and beautiful French Riviera!

Why you should attend

  • Be inspired by leading speakers
  • Get insights about the industry's latest hot topics and trends
  • Interact with rail, technology and travel agency peers 
  • Hear about the latest innovations applied to your business challenges
  • Travel into the future and try hands-on our latest solutions

For railways

  • Network with travel agencies, online players, TMCs and Corporations and with your peers in the rail sector
  • Find out about how to improve profitability with the right technology to support your business

For travel sellers

  • Network with major rail operators worldwide and with your peers in the travel industry
  • Learn how to sell train tickets efficiently and make rail a competitive advantage for your business
"Excellent event for networking!"
Jean-Claude Grosselin, Egencia
"It was a REAL pleasure to attend to this high quality event."
Fabrice Flottes de Pouzols, iDTGV / ouigo
"Great opportunity to catch up with the latest news and with the VIP of the rail industry!"
Serena Orsini, Thello
"I found the Forum to be very interesting, opening a window on to aspects of the rail business which we don’t always cover"
Murray Hughes, Railway Gazette International

Agenda

Please note all presentations will be in English.
  • Registration

    Amadeus hospitality desk

    Golden Tulip Sophia Antipolis Hotel
  • Welcome Cocktail

    Golden Tulip Sophia Antipolis Join us for a cocktail reception and start networking.

  • REGISTRATION

    AMADEUS EXECUTIVE BRIEFING CENTER Amadeus hospitality desk.

  • WELCOME & INNOVATION IN RAIL TRAVEL, WHERE NEXT? inspiration sessions

    Amadeus Mistral auditorium Where is the rail passenger industry heading to? How can innovation define the future of rail travel?

    Mirja Sickel, Amadeus

  • BECOMING EUROPE’S MOST DIGITALIZED RAILWAY inspiration sessions

    Amadeus Mistral auditorium Learn how Swedish Rail has enhanced the customer experience through several digital initiatives.

    Jenny Gejke, Swedish Rail

  • RAIL TRAVEL, THE CHOICE FOR A LEADING CORPORATION inspiration sessions

    Amadeus Mistral auditorium CEPSA, the Spanish multinational oil and gas company exposes the importance of rail travel and the weight it has on corporate travel.

    Antonio Perea, CEPSA

  • COFFEE BREAK

    Foyer Mistral auditorium Network with industry leaders during the coffee break.

  • ARE YOU IN THE CLOUD? inspiration sessions

    Amadeus Mistral auditorium Driving more speed, responsiveness, and resilience in global operations: a journey towards delivering on customers’ ambitions.

    Sébastien Pellisé, Amadeus

  • CREATING INDUSTRY-CHANGING DIGITAL EXPERIENCES FOR TRAVELERES inspiration sessions

    Amadeus Mistral auditorium

    Adobe shares its expertise on working with leading travel companies. Learn how the right technology can help you differentiate your offer and improve your customers’ experience.

    Michael Plimsoll, Adobe

  • The future of travel inspiration sessions

    Where is the travel industry heading to? Which are the growth opportunities? How are we helping our customers to succeed?

    Amadeus Mistral auditorium

    Decius Valmorbida, Amadeus

  • LUNCH BREAK

    Amadeus canteen Enjoy our networking lunch.

  • TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE innovation sessions

    Amadeus Executive Briefing Center Demos will run in parallel the insights session. Make sure you pass by to learn about our latest technology solutions.

  • CTRIP INSIGHTS: HOW TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS TO BOOK RAIL? – Session 1 insight sessions

    Amadeus Mistral auditorium Learn how one of the largest travel agencies in the world is making rail travel accessible for international and domestic travelers, helping them to see rail as a viable and convenient option and overcoming any distribution challenges.

    by Amy Wei, Ctrip Group

  • CONNECTING EUROPE: THE IMPORTANCE OF SELLING INTERNATIONAL RAIL TICKETS - Session 1 insight sessions

    Amadeus Mistral Meeting Room Join this panel interview to learn how leading European railways are including other railways’ offering in their own channels as part of a new international booking solutions. Will this be the future to connect Europe by train?

    by Mario Viduman, DB and Matthias Blume, SBB moderated by Paul Burke, Amadeus

  • INTERMODALITY: CREATING A SEAMLESS TRAVEL EXPERIENCE - Session 1 insight sessions

    Amadeus Mistral Meeting Room Learn how Amadeus APIs helped to connect railways with urban mobility services. Moove Tech, the new multimodal app that provides a seamless experience from planning, booking, payment to ticketing.

    by Olivier Mindren, Moove Technologies

  • COFFEE BREAK

    Foyer Mistral auditorium Network with industry leaders during the coffee break.

  • CTRIP INSIGHTS: HOW TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS TO BOOK RAIL? – Session 2 insight sessions

    Amadeus Mistral auditorium Learn how one of the largest travel agencies in the world is making rail travel accessible for international and domestic travelers, helping them to see rail as a viable and convenient option and overcoming any distribution challenges.

  • CONNECTING EUROPE: THE IMPORTANCE OF SELLING INTERNATIONAL RAIL TICKETS - Session 2 insight sessions

    Amadeus Mistral auditorium join this panel interview to learn how leading European railways are including other railways’ offering in their own channels as part of a new international booking solutions. Will this be the future to connect Europe by train? 

    by Mario Viduman, DB and Matthias Blume, SBB moderated by Paul Burke, Amadeus

  • INTERMODALITY: CREATING A SEAMLESS TRAVEL EXPERIENCE – Session 2 insight sessions

    Amadeus Mistral auditorium Learn how Amadeus APIs helped to bring together multiple railways connected with urban mobility services. Moove, the new multimodal app that provides a seamless experience from planning, booking, payment to tickets.

    by Olivier Mindren, Moove Technologies

  • CLOSING REMARKS, AMADEUS RAIL INNOVAITON FORUM 2019 insight sessions

    Amadeus Mistral auditorium

    by Mirja Sickel, Amadeus

  • TRANSFER TO THE CLOSING DINNER

    Reception, Mercure Antibes Sophia Antipolis Hotel Transfers will leave from the Mercure Antibes Sophia Antipolis at 19:15, make sure you are on time!

  • TRANSFER TO THE CLOSING DINNER

    Reception, Golden Tulip Hotel Transfers will leave from the Hotel Golden Tulip at 19:30, make sure you are on time!

  • CLOSING DINNER

    Château de la Bégude Join us at the Closing Dinner to exchange on the learnings from the Amadeus Rail Innovation Forum, to network and of course to enjoy the delicious cuisine from the French Riviera!

Speakers

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Decius Valmorbida

President Travel Channels, Amadeus

Decius is President of Travel Channels and a member of the Amadeus Executive Committee. Decius is a business and people oriented executive with a solid telecom and marketing background. He has one ambition: Growing Amadeus business, our customers’ business and Amadeus people.

Inspiration sessions

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Mirja Sickel

Executive Vice President, Amadeus Rail & Ground Travel

Mirja joined the Amadeus Rail team in 2011 after a few years working in the distribution business of Amadeus. For the last years, she played a key role in bringing rail IT and distribution solutions to both travel selters and railways.

Inspiration sessions

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Michael Plimsoll

Industry Marketing Director, Adobe

Michael is a seasoned innovative marketer focused on driving efficiencies and improved ROI through the better use of data and content in Marketing. He has an extensive background in data driven marketing, content management, cross-channel marketing and digital advertising

Inspiration sessions

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Sébastien Pellisé

Director Platform Solution Management, Amadeus

Sebastien leads the Amadeus Platform Solution Management Division. Before, he was responsible for the design and development of the Amadeus Cloud Service Framework. He is a technical leader, passionate in digital, Cloud-based and IT solutions.  

 

Inspiration sessions

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Matthias Blume

Senior Manager International Distribution, SBB

Matthias joined SBB in 2013 after having worked in IT, marketing and sales, strategy and finance in different industries. At SBB he pushes the transformation towards interoperable e-ticketing and online channels, while extending the distribution network with partner railways and other distributors.

Insights Sessions

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Amy Wei

CEO International Train Ticketing, Ctrip.com

Amy has over 15 years’ experience in working with international technology companies such as Amazon or Nokia. She has an outstanding expertise in feeding rail content to the Ctrip Group. She is a true rail expert! From global rail content to technical integration details.

Insights Sessions

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Antonio Perea

Global Travel & Expense Manager, CEPSA

Antonio leads the travel management for one of the leading gas & oil corporations, CEPSA. He brings extended expertise on global travel and expense management. He is also the president of AEGVE, the Spanish association of business travel managers.

Insights Sessions

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Olivier Mindren

Co-founder & CPO, Moove Technologies

Olivier has 20 years of experience in designing products for the travel industry and growing user adoption. He was previously Co-founder and Vice-President Marketing of Traveldoo, a Travel & Expense Management platform acquired by Expedia.

Insights Sessions

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Mario Viduman

Project Manager - International  Partnerships and Industry Partners, DB Vertrieb GmbH

Mario joined DB Vertrieb in 2008 as Product Manager for bahn.de partner sales, responsible for bahn.de webservice and white label solutions. He is currently responsible for international distribution projects with several European railways.

Insights Sessions

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Paul Burke

Head of Tour Operator Segment Marketing, Amadeus

Paul is part of the Tour Operator Customer Solutions management team, leading Amadeus' global marketing strategy toward tour operators and cruise lines worldwide. He will be master of ceremonies of the Amadeus Rail Innovation Forum 2019. 

 

Location

Our host place Sophia Antipolis (Nice) is known for being the European Union’s leading technology hub.

More than 2,200 companies, including business and engineering schools, institutions and research organizations are located in this privileged enclave in the French Riviera. Amadeus main Research and Development center is also located in Europe’s largest Technology park. Our teams design and develop innovate travel solutions directly from France.

Located in the French Riviera, Sophia Antipolis is just 20 minutes’ drive from Nice International Airport.

The Amadeus Rail Innovation Forum

The Amadeus Rail Innovation Forum will take place at the Amadeus Executive Briefing Center located in Sophia Antipolis. The Amadeus premises are just 20 minutes drive from Nice International Airport.

  • 485 Route du Pin Montard 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
  • +33 (0) 497042401
  • https://amadeus.com

The Welcome Cocktail

The welcome reception will take place in the Golden Tulip Hotel, in Sophia Antipolis. Located in Sophia Antipolis technology park you will easily get there from Nice International Airport in 20 minutes drive.


Hotel payment:

Attendance to the Rail Innovation Forum 2019 is free however you will be asked to cover your own travel and accommodation.

Room rates:

We have preferred rates in two hotels in Sophia Antipolis:

  • The Golden Tulip Sophia Antipolis: room rate single occupancy including breakfast €145 per night. You can book directly this hotel online when filling in your registration form.
  • The Mercure Sophia Antipolis: room rate single occupancy including breakfast €122 per night. You can book this hotel by phone (+33 4 92 96 04 04) or email mentioning the discount code “Amadeus October file” to benefit from the preferred rate. Transfers to attend the Welcome Reception at the Golden Tulip will be provided.

Availability at the preferred rates at the Golden Tulip and Mercure Sophia Antipolis is limited and based on a first come first served basis. City taxes might apply.

Dress Code:

  • Welcome cocktail: smart casual
  • Business sessions: business attire
  • Dinner: smart casual

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