FFP, Ancillary & Co-Brand Conferences - 8th Mega Event WorldWide

Date: 29 Nov 2017 - 01 Dec 2017    Location: Palm Springs, CA, USA    Delegates: 400+


Photo: Palm Springs - venue of the 2017 Mega Event

Event Overview & Theme: Mega Event 2017 is being held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs near Palm Springs California. It is the place to make business contacts with executives managing Loyalty Programs, Ancillary Revenue Programs & Co-Brand Card Programs at many of the world's largest airlines and travel brands. It is aslo the place to be to learn, discuss & debate the latest trends and best practices in these areas. The 2017 theme is "To Boldy Go."

Mega Event will offer three conference tracks in a single venue: 1) Loyalty Conference 2) Ancillary Revenue & Merchandising Conference & 3) Co-Brand Partnerships Conference, as well as the 2017 Mega Awards sponsored by Avis-Budget, recognizing excellence in these areas. Scroll down to see the 2017 conference hot topics and register now while early registration rates remain available.


Early Bird Registration from $399 USD (airlines & hospitality/travel providers) and $999 USD (vendors & financial services) is available for payment by credit card through Friday, June 9th, 2017. Note: $100 USD additional for payment by bank transfer.

7th MEGA EVENT 2016 HOT TOPICS: TO BOLDLY GO?

Accor Hotels decided to have non-Accor brands sold on Accor's own website. Some would call this very bold, but in a fast changing world, are suchs brave moves and strategies the only way to get ahead? The same old same old may no longer cut it, if you want to survive and prosper in today's travel market. So, the 8th Mega Event Worldwide will challenge you to be bold! A few of the hot topics to be covered will include:

Is Loyalty Dead?:  With major programs now nearly all "miles for spend," is this delivering loyalty or not?
Predictive Analytics: Do you want to get bold with predicting what customers will want or pay for?
Mobile Wallets - the death of co-brands?: Will Samsung/Android & Apple Pay kill your biggest earning stream?
Move over Millennials - here come the Centennials:  How can your travel business learn from these digital natives?
Omnichannel: Getting your loyalty, ancillary and co-brand programs to co-ordinate in every channel
Creating Retailing Opportunities: Will platforms, like IATA NDC, allow airlines and travel merchants to become true retailers?
Business to Business Loyalty: Are B2B a bold move or just paying more for business you'd have gotten anyway?
Selling in Path: OTA's bundle and sell better, so should airlines adopt the Accor approach and sell their competitors like OTA's?
Is it just about Price?: Meta Search Engines - threat or opportunity? Is it just about price?
Loyalty Fraud & Data Breaches:  This isn't just for IT and Finance. It's about your customers!
Chat Bots: Can you afford to be left behind as automation takes off? Can they deliver loyalty and ancillary revenues?
What App?: Is your App delivering? Can it cross and upsell your ancillary services and drive loyalty?
Frequent Flyer vs. Frequent Buyers: Can you have both? Are airlines and hotels going to lose out to card programs?
Ancillary Revenue Management:  American Airlines has thousands of prices for extra leg room seats! Can such personalisaton of Pricing and Revenue Management enhance the bottom-line?
Co-Brands & Big Data: How programs are using co-brand cards to drive business from corporates
Lions' Den: Showcase of new and bold products that have just 5 minutes to sell their idea!

Conference Agenda Outline for Booking your Travel:
Wednesday, 29th of November 2017: 13:30-17:30 Pre-Event Sessions & 17:30 Welcome Reception
Thursday, 30th of November 2017: 08:00-17:00 Conference Sessions, followed by the Mega Awards Reception in the evening
Friday, 1st of December 2017: 08:00-12:30 Conference Sessions, followed by afternoon optional picnic until 16:00



Photo: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

Venue for all Mega Event and Mega Awards 2017:
JW MARRIOTT DESERT SPRINGS RESORT & SPA
74-855 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 341-2211


Note: The above button is not yet available. A special group rate of $179.00 USD plus tax will be available shortly.

Photo: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa



Photo of packed exhibition floor at ATPS 2011 - reach hundreds of decision-makers via sponsorship.

Mega Event 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 sponsors and exhibitors together with attendees. Networking & exhibition time is maximised through a 90-minute lunch, three 30-minute coffee breaks, two hour long breakfasts.

Sponsorship/Exhibition Package - $8,995 USD
- 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/travel industry clients
- Additional Delegate attendance 50% off (limited to 1 additional delegate)
- Final post conference list of delegates

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities:

Cocktail Sponsorships
Contact for Quote - 2 SOLD, only 1 Remaining!

Delegate Giveaway Bags - delegates bags bearing your branding and stuffed with your brochures!
At Cost

Signage at Conference - for 2 vertical or hanging signs/displays in conference rooms
$999 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!
$999

White Paper - Posting of your White Paper on the "Industry Trends" webpage of this conference site.
$1,999 USD - Available

Logo on Conference Site - Event website logo placement in list of sponsors with hyperlink
$1,999 - Available

Lions Den Pitch - 5 minute sales pitch in the Lions Den in front of the conference audience. Includes 1 delegate registration
$1,999 USD

Delegate Name Tags - Name Tags Bear only your logo and the conference logo!
$2,499 USD

Coffee Break, Lunch or Breakfast Sponsorship - Coffee stations will bear place-cards with your logo & great exposure on online/printed agendas
$2,499 USD

Podium Plaques - The 3 conference podium plaques bear your logo front and center!
$2,499 USD

Seat Back Covers - The seats will be covered with your logo
$2,499 USD - SOLD

Contact for Sponsorship:
Christopher Staab
Toll Free (US/Can) 800.557.7091    ext. 2
Outside the US/Can +1 305 328 8598 ext. 2
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Photo: Bustling Crowd at a previous Mega Event

Companies Already registered for 2016:Note:
Note: The 2017 list of registered companies is expected to be similar and will be coming soon. Stay tuned!
121 Marketing Services Group
500friends
AccorHotels
AEGEAN
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Aeroplan Canada
affinnity(dot)com
Agoda(dot)com - a Priceline Group company
Ai
Aimia
Airbus
Air Algerie
Air Berlin
Air Canada
Air Canada Vacations
Air France - KLM Flying Blue
Air Transat
AIRCALIN
Airline Weekly
Alamo / Enterprise / National Car Rental
Alaska Airlines
Alitalia
Allegiant Airlines
Alliance Data
Allianz Global Assistance USA
All Nippon Airlines
American Direct Marketing Resources
American Express
AMTRAK
Anixe
App in the Air
Arik Air
Atmosphere Research
Austrian Airlines
Aviation Performance Consultants Ltd
Avisell Inc.
AwardWallet LLC
Azul Brazilian Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Bank of America
BarclayCard US
The Bay
Betterez
BJ's Wholesale Inc.
BoardingaArea(dot)com
Booking.com
BMO
BreakAway Loyalty
British Airways
Canadian Kilometres
Canadian Points University
Capital One
CardinalCommerce
Card UX
Caribbean Airlines
Cartera Commerce
CarTrawler
CellPoint Mobile
Choice Hotels
Collinson Group
Collinson Latitude
Comarch
Company Evolution
CompoSecure
Connexions Loyalty
Continuum Commerce
Copa Airlines
C Space
Datalex
Direct Wines Inc.
Elite Marketing Group
Engage People
Enterprise Ireland
Epsilon
Ethiopian Airlines
EveryMundo
Expedia
Fairmont Hotels
Fandango
FanXchange
Farelogix
FEXCO
Finnair
First Air
First Annapolis Consulting
First Bankcard
FrequentFlyerBonuses(dot)com
Frontier Airlines
Fusion
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Groupon
Hawaiian Airlines
Hertz
Hilton Worldwide
Hitlist
HomingPIN
Hong Kong Airlines
Hotelbeds Group
IATA
Icelandair
IdeaWorksCompany
ICF Olson 1to1
IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group)
Ingenico
Itau Unibanco
JeJu Airlines
JetBlue Airways
JP Morgan Chase
Kaligo
Kids First Fund
KLM
Kobie Marketing
Korean Air
La Quinta Inns & Suites
LATAM Airlines
LEK Consulting
LikeWhere
LoungeBuddy
Loyal Solutions
Loyalty & Company
Loyalty Advantage
Loyalty One Travel Services
Loyalty Partner Solutions
Loylogic
Loyyal
Lufthansa
LSG Group
Malaysia Airlines
The Mallett Group
Maritz Motivation Solutions
Marriott Hotels & Resorts
MasterCard
Mercator
Miles & More GmbH
Milepoint
Milezguru
Mobacar
Multiplus
Navitaire
NRG
Oliver Wyman
Olson
Partner Advisors
Payments Party
Pegasus Airlines
PEX+
Philippine Airlines
PINS(dot)CO / airBaltic
Plusgrade
Points
PointsHound
Priceline
PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Qatar Airways
Quenzel & Associates
RBC
RentalCarsConnect
Research Now
Return Path
RewardsCanada(dot)ca
RMG Loyalty
Rocketmiles
Routehappy
Royal Air Maroc
Runway Girl Network
Sabre
SAS Scandinavian Airlines
SaveOnResorts(dot)com
ScoreBig
SITA
Skypicker(dot)com
Social Party
Sojern
Southwest Airlines
Spirit Airlines
SSI
Standard Chartered Bank
STRATACONNEX
Sun Country Airlines
Switchfly
Synapse
Synchrony Financial
TCIG
TD Bank
Thanks Again LLC
ThinkInk PR
Ticket Jones
TicketNetwork
Travelling Connect | DealBroker
Travelport
TUI Nordic
Turkish Airlines
United Airlines
UnionPay International
United Networks
US Bank
Viator - A TripAdvisor Company
Virgin America
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Visa
Visa Canada
Vonality
Westjet
West Monroe Partners
Wise Marketer Group
World Travel Protection Canada
Zipcar

 

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