Loyalty Pitching Contest - Ai Events Virtual Lions Den Loyalty

Date: 10 Jun 2020    Location: Online & Worldwide    Delegates:





Loyalty & Cobrand Edition- 28 April 2020, 10am Eastern/4pm European Time 

With many executives facing travel restrictions and because our 
Co-Brand & Travel Rewards Conference has been postponed,
we thought that we'd bring you the best part of that event-

The Virtual Lions' Den will feature innovative companies
pitching their Loyalty & Co-Brand Card related solutions
for 5 minutes to our esteemed panel  of "Lions" (judges), all of
whom have extensive Loyalty Marketing experience.


Registration is free-of-charge. If you register and miss on the day, 
you will be sent the recording of this session.

 Photo: Lions Den Judges and winner at Ancillary Merchandising Conference 2018



If you are interested in pitching your business/product, CLICK HERE 
to contact us and receive more information about this Lions' Den.




Photo: Lions Den Judges and winner at Mega Event 2018

STOP THE PRESS: We are seeking more pitching companies. To register your interest to pitch in this Lions' Den,
click here.

This Virtual Lions' Den is the place to see some of the latest solutions to enable Loyalty & Co-Brand Card Programs to be more profitable.

This fast-paced session, taking place on Wednesday, June 10th, at 10am Eastern Time/4pm European Time, will have have 3 to 4 innovative companies pitching their Loyalty Marketing-related solutions for 5 minutes each to our esteemed panel of "Lions" (judges), all of whom have extensive Loyalty Marketing experience. The pitching companies will then face 5 minutes of questioning by the Lions. At the end of the pitches, the Lions will choose the Best Pitch and the Best Product of the day.

Join this session if you want to see some of the latest Loyalty & Co-Brand innovations pitched in a fun format. Registration and more information on the pitching companies and judges can be found below.

Registration is free-of-charge. If you register and miss on the day, you will be sent the recording of this session.

Lions' Den Overview - Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
10.00 - 11.00am Eastern Daylight Time

Our Ringmaster - 

Christopher Staab, will emcee this event. Chris co-founded Ai Events as Airline Information back in 2005. He led the company to run the first airline industry conference dedicated to Loyalty in 2005. Since then, in putting together conference agendas and sponsorships, he's heard hundreds of pitches from loyalty and CRM-related start-ups.

Chris invited the following executives with extensive Loyalty Marketing backgrounds to be the Lions judging this contest:

Lion #1
Madeleine Anderson has been the Executive Chair of Ai Events' conferences in 2019 and 2020. She ran British Airways' Executive Club and has done work for many other airlines from Jet2.com to Emirates, as well as for hotel brands and retailers. She brings to this Lions Den decades of experience selecting vendors for airlines and travel companies.

Lion #2
Marc Berman has worked as a psychotherapist, giving him a deep understanding of how loyalty works. His expertise in the loyalty and co-brand card industries is well recognized and he’s been interviewed in these areas by Rolling Stone Magazine, Bloomberg News, USA Today, among many other outlets. He co-lead the loyalty marketing agency, The Mallett Group, from its launch in 1997 until its acquisition by Kobie Marketing in 2016. Since 2016, Marc has worked as a Principal Consultant at Kobie Marketing, the world’s fastest-growing Loyalty marketing agency. Additionally, Marc has chaired the Co-Brand events organized by Ai Events for the past 12 years.

Lion #3
David Feldman is a leading specialist on loyalty program design, finances, and economics and an authority on loyalty psychology and behavioral motivation. David is expert in airline and hotel loyalty with the consulting firm, New World Loyalty, and is currently advising Radisson Hotels on its Loyalty Program.

Lion #4
Gary Leff is author of the "View from the Wing," one of the most widely read blogs on Miles & Points in the world. A renowned expert on airline, hotel, and credit card loyalty programs, Gary served as Senior Moderator and member-elected board President of Flyertalk.com, the world’s most popular online travel community.  He was named one of five voices to listen to on business travel by Inside Flyer magazine, and one of five travel experts to follow on Twitter by Conde’ Nast Travel.

Pitching Company #1:

We are seeking more pitching companies. To register your interest to pitch in this Lions Den,
click here.

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Sponsoring an Ai Virtual Event

Whether it is raising brand awareness, conducting new product launches or gaining great customer contact data, sponsoring an Ai Virtual 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, we can share your marketing message and throught leadership capabilities with attendees and create a unique opportunity to promote your brand and/or product. For more information on sponsoring this event, please contact Christopher Staab at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who participates in an Ai Virtual Event?

Ai's Virtual Events focus very much on content, attracting participants 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 participants 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 requirements. Some of the options available include:

► Pitching in a Virtual Lions Den
► Hosting a Webinar with us to establish your brand as an industry thought leader
► Hyperlinked logo in the sponsor box of one of our virtual events
► Participating in a relevant virtual panel to highlight your thought leadership

For a more detailed package, prices and how we can help you get to your target customer, please contact Chris Staab by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.