Photo: Palma, venue of the 11th Ancillary Merchandising Conference
STOP PRESS: The pre-conference Briefing Session - Supercharging your Ancillary Revenues on the afternoon of 25th April is open to all conference participants. Those not attending the conference may also register for it free-of-charge!
Low Cost Carriers (LCC's) are widely perceived as having led the airline merchandising revolution. But, the rest of the industry has caught up and as everyone looks to the future, the challenge becomes "Are you bold enough?" With carriers like British Airways and LATAM charging for onboard food, the brand lines between LCC's and "traditional" carriers are blurring. With every ancillary now on the table, now is the time to re-examine everything. "Are you bold enough?" to rise to these challenges will be the theme for the 11th Ancillary Merchandising Conference (AMC), being held at the Malia Palas Atanea Hoel in Palma, Spain. Scroll down this webpage to see the hot topics and the Agenda in PDF.
Registration remains open by credit card from $799 USD (airlines, travel & hospitality providers) & $1,199 USD (vendors & providers). Registration Notes: Registration prices are $100 additional for payment by bank transfer. And, register now if you wish to attend, because few seats remain in this event!
CONFERENCE HOT TOPICS & AGENDA:
"ARE YOU BOLD ENOUGH NOT TO BE DISTRUPTED?"
For the complete conference agenda, please click on the "Agenda in PDF" button above. Or, scroll down to see the hot topics to be covered at the 11th Annual Ancillary Merchandising Conference.
2017 Hot Topics:
Pre-Conference: Supercharging your Ancillary Revenue Sales (Note: Open free to non-conference partcipants)
Module 1: Keynotes – State of Ancillary & Merchandising – Is there anything left to charge for?
Module 2: Optimising Channels: Mobile, Smartphones & Tablets - how these are the new distribution channels
Module 3: Customers want the best price and value - how to deliver that - fare bundles & families, metasearch or Google Flight - can the industry deliver?
Module 4: Next Generation Technology – using bots, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
Module 5: Investing in Innovation - is funding startups via venture capital companies like jetblue (and others) is doing "bold enough?"
Module 6: Ancillary Partnerships – sole versus multi suppliers – learning lessons from OTA's
Module 7: Sharing Economy – with Qantas partnering with AirBnB, what are the implications & lessons from similar partnerships?
Module 8: The Lions' Den - sales pitches from bold market disruptors
Module 9: IATA's One Order & New Distribution Capability (NDC) – are they "bold enough" and delivering?
Module 10: Airports versus Airlines - friends or foes?
Photo: Lobby of the Melia Palas Atenea venue of Ancillary Merchandising Conference
Conference Venue & hotel bookings:
Our preferred group rate of 135 EUR per night with breakfast for conference participants sold out! Slightly higher rates at the Melia Palas Atanea without breakfast are widely available on sites like booking.com.
Conference Agenda Thumbnail Outline:
Tuesday, 25th April 2017: 13:30-17:30 Pre-Event Session and 18:00-19.30: Welcome Reception
Wednesday, 26th April 2017: 08:00-19:00 Breakfast, Conference Sessions & Evening Reception
Thursday, 27 April 2017: 08:00-12:30 Breakfast & Conference Sessions
Photo of packed exhibition floor at a previous event - reach hundreds of decision-makers via sponsorship.
Sponsorship Package - $4,999 USD - Expo space SOLD OUT! Scroll down for other options.
- Logo included on printed Conference Agenda
- Hyperlinked logo on Conference Website
- Exhibition space at Conference
- Marketing information (promotion/white papers) on post conference website
- Attendance by up to three (3) delegates
- Special VIP discount rates for your airline clients
- Additional Delegate attendance 50% off (limited to 1 additional delegate)
- Final post conference list of delegates
Ancillary Merchandising Conference will host decision-makers working in commercial departments from air carriers and travel companies from around the globe. Sponsorship offers an ideal opportunity to reach potential airline & travel business prospects. Sponsors have open access to all attendees and sessions throughout the event. Traffic flow is specifically designed to bring exhibitors and attendees together and exhibition time is maximised through a 90-minute lunch, three 30-minute coffee breaks, two hour long breakfasts.
Additional Sponsorship Opportunities:
Contact for Quote - Only 1 Available
Delegate Giveaway Bags - delegates bags bearing your branding and stuffed with your brochures!
At Cost - Available
Signage at Conference - for 2 vertical or hanging signs/displays in conference rooms
$499 USD - Available
Conference Folders - Conference folders to hold the agenda, bearing your logo/branding. Sponsor provides folders. May include a brochure of your company. No other brochures will be included in the folders!
$499 - SOLD OUT
White Paper - Posting of your White Paper on the "Industry Trends" webpage of this conference site.
$999 USD - Available
Logo on Conference Site - Event website logo placement in list of sponsors with hyperlink
$999 - Available
Coffee Break, Lunch or Breakfast Sponsorship - Coffee stations will bear place-cards with your logo & great exposure on online/printed agendas
$1,499 USD - Available
Lions Den Pitch - 5 minute sales pitch in the Lions Den in front of the conference audience. Includes 1 delegate registration
$1,499 USD - SOLD-OUT
Delegate Name Tags - Name Tags Bear only your logo and the conference logo!
$1,499 USD - SOLD-OUT
Podium Plaques - The two conference podiums will bear your logo front and center
$1,499 USD - SOLD-OUT
Contact for Sponsorship:
Toll Free (US/Can) 800.557.7091 ext. 2
Outside the US/Can +1 305 328 8598 ext. 2
Photo: Past Airline Information Conference
|Companies that participated in 2016 were:||Companies which have already registered for 2017 include (Note: Final 2017 list is expected to be similar to 2016's):|
Chubb Travel Insurance
Comtrade Digital Services
Deutsche Lufthansa AG
El Al Airlines
Expedia Affiliate Network
FEXCO Merchant Services
Frontline Performance Group
Google / ITA Software
Newshore Servicios Globales S.L
S7 Travel Retail | S7 Airlines Group
SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Tiqets international bv
Travel in Motion
Viator (a TripAdvisor Company)
...with more companies expected soon
We are delighted that a number of our sponsorsare able to extend some special discounts for our delegates.
These include a free trial of a superb Wifi App as welll as discount Car Hire from Avis. We also have a special price for the bible of all things Ancillary, from Jay Sorensen of IdeaWorksCompany.
Select the links below to access these special deals.
30% Discount for the 2017 Ancillary Revenue and Loyalty Guide
To take advantage of an exclusive 30% discount of the Jay Sorensen 2017 Ancillary Revenue and Loyalty Guide, please visit this link and use code Ancillary30 before the 27th of April.
Please note discount is for registered delegates only.
Discounted Car Hire from Avis
Visit www.avisworld.com/airlineinformation to access discounted rates for Ai Delegates or click on the Avis logo below.
Connect Free to 60 Million WiFi Hotspots with the United WiFi App
To get free access to the app, until the 30th of June, just follow the instructions below. Terms and Conditions apply and is valid until the 30th of June 2017.