Hospitality RevTech Show

7 JULY 2020

9:00 – 16:00

The 2nd annual Hospitality RevGen + TECH Show takes place ONLINE this year. This exhibition is quickly establishing itself as South Africa’s premier revenue generation and technology show. This event creates a space for hoteliers to explore different ways to generate revenue for their establishments and explore the software to back this up. This is the space where we will introduce new thinking, new industry trends and create a ‘sit down’ opportunity with experts and service providers on a one-to-one basis to discuss your business needs.

In this year’s addition of the Hospitality RevGen + TECH Show, we will be focusing on post-COVID19 recovery strategies and what revenue generation streams and technologies can best help you thrive in the “new reality” of travel and tourism.

An unmissable event if you are hoping to regain market share, innovate and optimise your revenue generation opportunities, price your products effectively and learn how to operate in a travel market that has changed forever.

 

As members of the travel and tourism sector, we are deeply aware of the distress the international COVID shut down has caused for our friends, colleagues and partners in the industry – both financially and emotionally. After discussions with our exhibitors, generous sponsors and the Revenue Resolutions team, we have decided to remove the ticket fee for RevGen + TECH and make it a FREE event.

 

We want this event to be easily accessible for all our industry members to help you start on the road to recovery! When you book your spot, you will have the opportunity to make a donation towards our fund, the proceeds of which will be channelled to a project supporting people in the industry who are struggling to provide for their families since the events of the last few months.

Thank you for supporting our event and thank you for supporting each other!

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM REVGEN + TECH IN 2020?

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM REVGEN + TECH IN 2020?

Panel discussions featuring the world’s top industry leaders on revenue generation and hospitality technology specialists

The widest range of hospitality technology suppliers so you can compare products and pricing to find the right fit for your business.

Virtual meetings rooms so you can book a one-on-one consultation with one of our technology exhibitors.

Networking opportunities with industry colleagues that are faced with the same challenges as you

Panel discussions featuring the world’s top industry leaders on revenue generation and hospitality technology specialists

The widest range of hospitality technology suppliers so you can compare products and pricing to find the right fit for your business.

Virtual meetings rooms so you can book a one-on-one consultation with one of our technology exhibitors.

Networking opportunity with industry colleagues that are faced with the same challenges as you

EXPLORE THE Hospitality RevGen + TECH
SHOW

PROGRAMME
Find out what you can expect to experience on the day and at what time so you can plan ahead.

SPONSORS
Meet the people who are making the Hospitality RevGen + TECH show possible in 2020

PANELISTS
Find out who our panelists are and what areas of expertise they specialise in.

EXHIBITORS
Explore the technology exhibitors who will be attending the RevGen + TECH show. Appointment booking will be available shortly.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Book a virtual meeting and/or product demonstration with one of our exhibitors.

PROGRAMME

09:00 – 09:15

WELCOME by Theresa Prins
Theresa is the founder and owner of Revenue Resolutions who started the Hospitality RevGen + TECH Show in 2019 as a platform to connect hospitality suppliers and customers specifically in the revenue optimisation arena.

10:00 – 10:45

PANEL DISCUSSION: How do we prepare for Revenue Generation in the future?
In this session we discuss how, in the midst of so much uncertainty, we can prepare for the future by using data from other markets, learnings from past periods of distress and a good dose of innovative thinking.

Participants: Martin Wiest (Tourvest Destination Management), Lloyd Barkhuizen (Calibrate). Mariette du Toit-Helmbold (Destinate) and Liam Alexander (Providence Hospitality)

11:30 – 12:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: Considering Revenue Generation, how would the role of Technology be different going forward?
We bring together thought-leaders in tech to talk about how various kinds of software and hardware will shape the future of revenue generation in the tourism and hospitality sector.

Participants: Eben Marias (Ankerdata), Tiago Fernandes (OTA Insights), Efi Ella (Pepperclub) and Erik Munoz (Lybra Tech)

13:00 – 13:45

PANEL DISCUSSION: What fundamental changes can we expect in the future for each distribution channel?
Corporrate Travel, tour operators, direct bookings … everyone is looking to regain demand as quickly as possible. What changes can we expect from the big stakeholders in each channel?

Participants: Martin Wiest (Tourvest Destination Management), Lloyd Barkhuizen (Calibrate) and Mariette Du Toit-Helmbold (Destinate), Liam Alexander (Providence Hospitality)

14:30 – 15:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: Deciding on Technology going forward, what are important fundamentals to consider?
We’re all penny pinching and it’s more important than ever for our technology to deliver strong ROIs. What are the questions you should be asking yourself and your team to empower you to make the best choices for your business?

Participants: Ankur Yadav (RateGain), Alan O’Riordan (Apaleo), Nick Kleynhans (Atomize), Niels Verspui (RoomRaccoon)

SPONSORS

Thank you to our event sponsors whose generosity has ensured that we can keep costs as low as possible while still bringing you an exceptional event.

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PANELISTS

Liam Alexander

LIAM ALEXANDER

Providence Hospitality

With a Bcom degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and more than six years’ experience in online hotel distribution, Liam adds great value to Providence Hospitality’s analytical and data-based problem solving. He has a passion for technology, automation and optimization of systems within hospitality. He leads individuals with transparency, ethical practice and servant leadership. You will find Liam either reading up on the latest tech to improve his home PC or enjoying a flat white on his morning walk, with his dog Lyla.

Lloyd Barkhuizen

LLOYD BARKHUIZEN

Calibrate Travel Technology & Analytics

Lloyd Barkhuizen is the founder and owner of Calibrate Travel Technology & Analytics with more than 30 years of travel experience, which includes airlines, hotels, GDS connectivity providers, travel management companies, and tour operators. Lloyd has a passion for travel and challenging the status quo when it comes to business travel and how we continue to create value and innovate travel for the traveller and organizations alike. Lloyd believes that as people evolve so should the way we view travel and its application thereof for business.

Efi Ella

EFI ELLA

Pepperclub Hotel

General Manager of the Pepperclub Hotel, Efi holds Master Degree from Cornell in finance and revenue management. He is passionate about revenue management and, mostly enjoy debating the revenue management (tools) suggestions Vs. the human knowledge/preference. Efi says- don’t say I’m not leaving money on the table. Rather, say I left that (money) for the guest next trip.

Tiago Fernandez

TIAGO FERNANDES

OTA Insights

Tiago studied Hospitality Management in Portugal and right after Uni he specialized his career in hotel distribution, where he worked through 3 very different types of Business Modules. First at a Boutique Tour Operator contracting hotels in Portugal. Moving then to a B2B Wholesaler Tourico Holidays as a product manager to then join Expedia Group in Johannesburg contracting hotels in South Africa and Kenya focusing on B2C.

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MARIETTE DU TOIT-HELMBOLD

Destinate

Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold established Destinate, a destination management and strategic marketing agency, in 2013 after ten years as the award-winning CEO of Cape Town Tourism. Destinate develops and helps implement strategy, builds brands, markets destinations and connects people with great brands and destinations (often over good food and wine). Mariette is in demand internationally as a tourism and marketing strategist, facilitator and speaker on tourism, destination management, wine tourism and innovation in marketing.

Nick Kleynhans

NICK KLEYNHANS

Atomize

Nick has been working in the hospitality-sector for 12 years. He has experience from different management positions in hotels in Africa and during the last 5 years, Nick has managed several executive sales roles in the hotel tech space in Africa and Australia, most recently as Sales Director for MEWS in Africa. He now joins Atomize as Director of Growth for Africa and Australia, Nick truly knows the daily challenges for hoteliers and how important accurate data is to make good decisions that truly supports your hotel business.

Eben Marais

EBEN MARAIS

Ankerdata

Driven by his love of technology and hospitality, Eben joined Ankerdata Hospitality, the longest standing hospitality technology provider in South Africa. He put his talent to work, solving problems, and looking for ways to build better systems and processes with hotel tech. His secret was understanding the ins and outs of operations. Twelve years later, when the opportunity presented itself, Eben took the helm at Ankerdata as Managing Partner and still maintains his connection to both people and solutions in the industry – helping solve problems. As the landscape changes, his focus is on moving with the times.

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ALAN O’RIORDAN

apaleo

Based in London, Alan joined apaleo as co-founder in 2018. He works internationally with customers and distribution partners and has held senior commercial roles in the world of PMS since 1999.

Niels Verspui

NEILS VERSPUI

RoomRaccoon

Niels Verspui brought RoomRaccoon to South Africa in 2017. He is originally from The Netherlands but immigrated to South Africa in 2016. Niels loves the nature, people and climate in South Africa and believe it is the perfect combination to settle down in this beautiful country.

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MARTIN WIEST

Tourvest Destination Management

Martin Wiest started out as a bus driver in 1987 and worked his way up to an office job and eventually took up the position of CEO of Tourvest Inbound Operations and a member of the Tourvest Holdings (Pty) Ltd executive committee in January 2009. Martin comes from a strong marketing and sales background so when he was appointed COO in 2006 he did a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, amongst other courses, to gain financial experience. Martin has been in the tourism industry for 32 years, having worked at Welcome Tourism Services from 1988 until his appointment at Tourvest, and has extensive experience in general management and business development.

Ankur Yadav

ANKUR YADAV

RateGain

Ankur IS Sales Head APAC & Africa at Rategain and has 10+ years of experience in Hospitality Technology, Thought Leader in Revenue Management and Online Distribution, working closely with over 2000+ hotels.

Erik

ERIK MUNOZ

Lybra.tech

Erik is a hotel technology specialist, originally from Australia, but now based in the UK and is the Chief Commercial Officer for Lybra.tech – the intelligent revenue assistant.  Erik leverages his deep experience with property management systems, online distribution technology and revenue management analytics to provide his clients and partners with valuable insights and advice to help grow a hotel business in a more efficient manner.

EXHIBITORS

Our exhibitors will host private meeting rooms so you can book a one-on-one consultation or product demonstration. Exhibitor bookings will open soon.

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Book your FREE TICKET to a full day of online networking, discussion and strategic planning insights now. If you are able to, we will appreciate a donation to our fund to support industry employees who have been hit by South Africa’s national shutdown. 

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