Brands working together to deliver a First Class Customer Experience - Co-Brand and Travel Rewards Conference

Date: 03 Jun 2019 - 05 Jun 2019    Location: Philadelphia (Wilmington), USA    Delegates: 100+

Photo: Wilmington, venue for the 2018 Co-Brand & Travel Rewards Conference

Co-Brand & Travel Rewards 2019 is the 5th annual event dedicated to best practices for co-branding credit cards and for forging co-brand and travel reward-related relationships. The theme for 2019 is 'Engagement, Experience and Execution" from best practice in how to structure your co-brand and travel rewards program to innovative ways to drive card spend and the practicalities of delivering. With lessons from markets outside of North America and front-line experts sharing their insights, Co-Brand and Travel Rewards 2019 is a must attend!


How to Structure your Co-Brand Relationship - joint venture, risk and profit sharing,  or, set up your own bank?
Meta Search for Co-Brands - does this drive higher card uptake or an layer in unnecessary cost?
Travel Reward Cards - delivering travel in a non-airline miles/hotel points world, e.g. grocery.  How, why, when and where does this work more effectively?
GDPR - one year on, what these EU regulations mean and how not fall foul of them - even in North America
Smart Contracts - what they are and are these relevant for co-brands?
Best Practice in Customer Sign up- what's your customer experience like?  Can you improve it and make it more customer friendly?
Social Media - how to use it cost effectively to engage with your customers
Spend Analytics - card data is a big data.  Are you using it well to drive growth in card acquisition and spend?
Mileage & Points Inflation - insights in to mileage economics and how they can impact profitability 
Blockchain Potential Use Cases - blockchain is being used more and more for on-boarding partners.  Is there a co-brand use case?
Loyalty Fraud & Account Takeover - why you need to know that loyalty fraud can impact your brand
Paypal, Wallets and Mobile - where does your co-brand card sit when it is behind these fast growing payment methods?

Earl Bird Registration from $499 (Merchants with a co-branded card) and $1,049 (Vendors) is available until Friday, March 29th for payment by credit card. Note: $100 additional for payment by bank transfer or check.

Pre-Day- Monday, June 3rd, 2019

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Pre-Conference MasterClass (Optional)

6:00pm - 9:00pm:
Welcome Reception

Day 1- Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

8:00am - 9:00am:
Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9:00am - 9:10am:
Chairman’s Opening Remarks & Agenda Comments

9:10am - 10:40am:
Keynote Presentation

10:40am -11:20am:
Coffee Break & Networking

11:20am - 11:50am:
Co-Brand Presentations

11:50am - 12:30pm:
Panel Session

12:30pm - 2:00pm:
Lunch & Networking

2:00pm - 3:00pm:
Panel Discussion

3:00pm - 3:30pm:
Co-Brand Presentations

3:30pm - 4:10pm:
Coffee Break & Networking

4:10pm - 5:00pm:
The Blockchain Session

5:00pm - 5:30pm:
Networking Reception together with Champagne Toast

6:00pm - 9:00pm:
4th Annual Offsite Party sponsored by Elite Marketing Group

Day 2- Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 - Blockchain Workshop

8:30am - 9:30am:
Breakfast & Networking

9:30am - 10:00am:
Day 2: Opening Keynote

10:00am - 10:30am:
Blockchain Presentation

10:30am - 11:10am:
Coffee Break & Networking

11:10am - 12:00pm:
The Ideas Xchange:  A quick fire session of new Blockchain innovations that could revolutionise the Co-Brand market

12:00pm - 12:15pm:
Closing Remarks
• Madeleine Anderson, Executive Chairman Co-Brand & Travel Rewards Conference Chairman 2019

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Photo: Hotel Du Pont, the "grande dame" of hotels in Wilmington

Event Location & Hotel Venue:

42 W 11th St, Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: +1 (302) 594-3100

Sleeping rooms at the group rate of $179 per night (plus tax) by clicking on the "Book Now" image above

Conference Agenda Thumbnail Outline for your hotel booking:
Monday, May 20th, 2019 3:00pm-6:00pm - Pre-Event Sessions and 6:00pm-8.00pm - Welcome Reception.
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019: 08:00-20:00 Conference Sessions & Evening Reception.
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019: 08:00-12:30 Conference Sessions

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Whether it is raising brand awareness, new product launches or prospecting for new business, sponsoring an Ai Event is a great way to connect with your target audience.  We aim to understand your detailed objectives so that we can tailor a sponsorship package to your requirements and budget.

With a comprehensive range of sponsorship options available, from exhibition space to sharing your marketing material with delegates, we will create a unique opportunity to promote your brand and/or product. To find out more about sponsoring this event, please contact Michael Smith at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who comes to an Ai Event?

Ai Events focus very much on content. We have industry practitioners as speakers sharing their insights into the key issues of the day. We don’t sell speaking slots, which means our presentations are not sales pitches thus attracting delegates who want to keep up-to-date with innovations and best practices. Most airline, hotel and travel industry delegates are senior decision makers. From SVP, VP and Director level, our delegates are predominately the people doing the job and making purchasing decisions.  

For more in-depth sponsorship information, relating to our different events, or the make up of our delegates, please ask for our Media Pack.

What sponsorships items are available?

We work with our sponsors to customise their sponsorship package to their corporate objectives and budget.  Our sponsorship items start from US$999 and can be tailored to your exact requirement.

Some of the options available include:

► Exhibition space - great brand presence and your chance to speak with delegates during breaks & lunches
► Brand awareness at the event with sponsorship of coffee breaks, networking receptions. We aim to get your brand out there in front of your target audience
► Establishing your brand as an industry thought leader via white papers or other specialist content on the Ai website and promotion of your messages on the relevant event websites
► We also can run webinars and can promote your content to our extensive worldwide database of airline, hotel and travel industry executives

For a more detailed package, prices and how we can help you get to your target customer, please contact Michael Smith by email. He's based in Scotland in the UK and will get back in touch with you as soon as possible to understand your needs and to tailor a package for your needs. His email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Photo of Madeline Anderson

Ai Events is delighted to announce that Madeleine Anderson will once again be the 2019 Executive Chairman of the Co-Brand Conference. She'd be delighted to hear from you about speaking at this event, so please click here to complete the online speakers form and contact her.

Madeleine Anderson worked for British Airways for 10 years, including managing the British Airways Executive Club (UK). This was followed by three years working for Ernst & Young Management Consultancy, specialising in Loyalty across a number of sectors in Europe. Since 2002 Madeleine has worked as an independent consultant, holding a series of roles in Europe and the Far East. This has included launching a loyalty programme for and supporting the strategic development and launch of a co-brand credit card for Emirates Airline. She graduated from Loughborough University of Technology with a BSC (Hons) Management Sciences and Diploma of Industrial Studies. She has also received a Post Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from Lancaster University and a Diploma of Direct Marketing from the Direct Marketing Centre/Kingston University.

Photo: Networking at a Mega Event & Co-Brand Partnerships Conference

The following companies participated in 2018:
(Note: The 2019 list will be available shortly & is expected to be similar.)

Ai Events
Air France-KLM
American Airlines
American Express
Auriemma Consulting Group
Ballard Spahr LLP
Bank of America
Capital One
Capri Enterprises
Club Premier
Collinson Group
Company Evolution
DC Partnerships
Edgar Dunn
The Enertainer
Entertainment Benefits Group
Elite Marketing Group
Goldman Sachs
Hawaiian Airlines
ICF Olson
Jet Privilege Private Limited
Knewsales Group
Kobie Marketing
Loyalty Fraud Prevention Association
The Mallett Group
Morrison & Foerster
Radisson Hotel Group
Royal Air Maroc
Sonesta Hotels
Spirit Airlines
UI Path-Robotic Process Automation
UMB Bank
UpLift, Inc.
West Monroe Partners
Wyndham Worldwide