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Highlights of the Bavel Travel Summit 2018

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CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

Guest speakers, panel sessions, and debates tackling the challenges and opportunities in our industry – feed your mind!

FUN, SPORTS & GASTRONOMY

Our fun-tastic top tapas hunt and the coveted gala dinner are just two of the highlights awaiting. Feed your body, mediterranean style!

INSPIRATIONAL ACTIVITIES

How about some early morning inspiration and a special motivating session on conscious leadership to feed your soul?

Who's Speaking?

We’ve invited top industry leaders to join our Summit and share their insights. Discover the Summit speakers.

Xavier Ginesta

Chairman at Voxel Group

Mike Carlo

Board of Directors at HEDNA

Pascal Burg

Director at Edgar & Dunn Company

Adrian Parkes

CEO GTMC

Morten Larsen

Head of product marketing, payments business at Booking.com

Alex Mifsud

Founder and CEO at Ixaris Technologies Ltd

Mark Bowmer

Head of Global Product Strategy at eNett

Fernando Cebada

Corporate Treasury Director at NH Hotel Group

Sofoklis Limniotis

Global Finance Services EMEA at Hotelbeds

Ivar van Herpen

Global Sales Manager Travel Trade at Airplus International

Tom Price

Director at Taxecure

Paul van Alfen

Global Head of Airlines & Travel at Ingenico ePayments

Alejandro Banegas

Business Development Director at Mastercard España

Greg Sassone

VP, Head of Global Product, Corporate Payments at WEX

Carlos Gonzalez

Vice Presicent of Global Administration at Melia Hotels International
Wednesday
10:00 am
10:00 am
12:00 pm
Registration Opens
11:00 am
12:00 pm
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Networking Brunch
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
Xavier Ginesta, Chairman
Welcome
Voxel Group

1:30 pm
1:30 pm
Open Payment Alliance

1:30 pm
2:15 pm
Xavier Ginesta, Chairman
Unleashing the Power of the Open Payment Alliance
Voxel Group

2:15 pm
3:00 pm
Moderator: Mike Carlo, Board of Directors at HEDNA
Panel: B2B Payment pain points uncensored
NH Hotel Group, Hotelbeds, Meliá Hotels International
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
Networking Break

3:30 pm
3:30 pm
Cutting Edge Business Travel Technology

3:30 pm
4:15 pm
Taxecure, Mastercard
Introducing the First VAT Refundable Credit Card for International Business Travellers

4:15 pm
5:00 pm
Adrian Parkes. CEO at GTMC
Electronic Bill-back. GTMC’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the top pain point of British TMCs
Followed by a panel with Amadeus, WEX, GTMC and Roomex
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
Networking session
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
9:00 pm
Funworking Top Tapas Hunt Challenge
7:00 pm
8:00 pm

Wednesday

  • Registration Opens
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Networking Brunch
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Welcome Xavier Ginesta, ChairmanVoxel Group
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Open Payment Alliance
    1:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Unleashing the Power of the Open Payment Alliance Xavier Ginesta, ChairmanVoxel Group
    1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
  • Panel: B2B Payment pain points uncensored Moderator: Mike Carlo, Board of Directors at HEDNANH Hotel Group, Hotelbeds, Meliá Hotels International
    2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Networking Break
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Cutting Edge Business Travel Technology
    3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Introducing the First VAT Refundable Credit Card for International Business Travellers Taxecure, Mastercard
    3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Electronic Bill-back. GTMC’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the top pain point of British TMCs Adrian Parkes. CEO at GTMCFollowed by a panel with Amadeus, WEX, GTMC and Roomex
    4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Networking session
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Funworking Top Tapas Hunt Challenge
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
No events available!
Thursday
8:00 am
8:00 am
8:00 am
Inspirational morning

8:00 am
8:30 am
Stretching / Mindfulness
9:00 am
9:00 am
11:00 am
Inspirational Plenary session
10:00 am
11:00 am
11:00 am
11:15 am
Networking Coffee Break

11:15 am
11:15 am
Payment Innovation

11:15 am
11:45 am
Greg Sassone,VP, Head of Global Product, Corporate Payments
New frontiers in VCC payments
WEX Europe

11:45 am
12:30 pm
Moderator: Xavier Ginesta, Chairman at Voxel Group
Panel: Cutting edge B2B payment technology
eNett, Ixaris, Airplus, Ingenico

12:30 pm
1:00 pm
Mike Carlo. Board of Directors
Right-sizing Hospitality Payments: How the Industry is finally leaving 1984 behind
HEDNA
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:30 pm
Networking Lunch

2:30 pm
2:30 pm
Industry Trends

2:30 pm
3:15 pm
Morten Larsen
Creating scalable and customer-centric payment solutions at Booking.com
Head of product marketing, payments business at Booking.com

3:15 pm
4:00 pm
Pascal Burg, Director
Coping with the upcoming GDPR new data protection framework
Edgar, Dunn & Company
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
4:00 pm
4:45 pm
Xavier Ginesta, Chairman
Conclusions & Wrap up
Voxel Group

4:45 pm
6:00 pm
Networking and Workshop sessions
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
12:00 am
Sponsored by Gramona
Funworking Gala Dinner

Thursday

  • Inspirational morning
    8:00 am - 8:00 am
  • Stretching / Mindfulness
    8:00 am - 8:30 am
  • Inspirational Plenary session
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Networking Coffee Break
    11:00 am - 11:15 am
  • Payment Innovation
    11:15 am - 11:15 am
  • New frontiers in VCC payments Greg Sassone,VP, Head of Global Product, Corporate PaymentsWEX Europe
    11:15 am - 11:45 am
  • Panel: Cutting edge B2B payment technology Moderator: Xavier Ginesta, Chairman at Voxel GroupeNett, Ixaris, Airplus, Ingenico
    11:45 am - 12:30 pm
  • Right-sizing Hospitality Payments: How the Industry is finally leaving 1984 behind Mike Carlo. Board of DirectorsHEDNA
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Networking Lunch
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Industry Trends
    2:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Creating scalable and customer-centric payment solutions at Booking.com Morten LarsenHead of product marketing, payments business at Booking.com
    2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Coping with the upcoming GDPR new data protection framework Pascal Burg, DirectorEdgar, Dunn & Company
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Conclusions & Wrap up Xavier Ginesta, ChairmanVoxel Group
    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Networking and Workshop sessions
    4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Funworking Gala Dinner Sponsored by Gramona
    7:30 pm - 12:00 am
No events available!
Friday
8:00 am
8:00 am
9:00 am
Workshop day & HEDNA Regional Event
9:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
Networking Breakfast
10:00 am
10:00 am
12:30 pm
OPA Bi-monthly meeting      |      Workshops

12:30 pm
1:00 pm
Mike Carlo. Board of Directors
HEDNA Regional Event Barcelona: Hospitality in Payments
HEDNA
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
Networking Lunch
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
Workshops
3:00 pm

Friday

  • Workshop day & HEDNA Regional Event
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Networking Breakfast
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • OPA Bi-monthly meeting      |      Workshops
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • HEDNA Regional Event Barcelona: Hospitality in Payments Mike Carlo. Board of DirectorsHEDNA
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Networking Lunch
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Workshops
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No events available!

VENUE

Hotel SB Glow - Carrer Badajoz, 148-154, 08018 Barcelona

Use the promotional code VOXEL18 to benefit from the special Summiteers deal when booking your accommodation

Hotel SB Glow

Carrer Badajoz, 148-154, 08018 Barcelona

SILVER SPONSORS

GALA DINNER SPONSOR

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