Ancillary Revenue Pitching Contest - Ai Events Virtual Lions Den Ancillary

Date: 28 Apr 2020    Location: Online & Worldwide    Delegates: 100+

 



 

VIRTUAL

LIONS DEN

Ancillary Edition - 28 April 2020, 10am Eastern/4pm European Time 


With many executives facing travel restrictions and because our
Ancillary Merchandising Conference has been postponed, 

we thought that we'd bring you the best part
of that event- virtually.

This Virtual Lions' Den is the place to see some of the
latest Ancillary Revenue-related 
solutions pitched to our
esteemed panel of "Lions" (judges), all of whom have
extensive 
Ancillary Revenue 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
 

INTERESTED IN PITCHING IN THIS DEN?


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


 

 



Photo: Lions Den Judges and winner at Mega Event 2019

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 airlines and travel companies to generate more Ancillary Revenues.

This fast-paced session, taking place on Tuesday, April 28th at 10am Eastern Time/4pm European Time, will have have 3 to 4 innovative companies pitching their ancillary revenue-related solutions for 5 minutes each to our esteemed panel of "Lions" (judges), all of whom have extensive ancillary revenue 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 ancillary revenue 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 - Tuesday, April 28th, 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 then led the company to run the first airline industry conference dedicated to Ancillary Revenue generation in 2007. Since then, in putting together conference agendas and sponsorships, he's heard hundreds of pitches from ancillary revenue-related start-ups.

Chris invited the following executives with extensive ancillary revenue backgrounds to be the Lions judging this contest:
 


Lion #1
Sinead Finn is Director of affinnity, an ancillary revenue focused consulting firm.
Having helped deveoped and led Ryanair's Ancillary Revenue program as that airline's Director
of Commercial Revenue and Head of Sales and Marketing Europe, Sinead is considered one of the
founders of the Ancillary Revenue movement.
 


Lion #2
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 #3
Iztok Franko is the Founder of www.diggintravel.com, which helps travel marketers be better at e-commerce and digital marketing by providing them quality, in-depth content and consulting services. He is also a host of the Diggintravel Podcast. Iztok started his career in IT and later became CMO/CIO for Adria Airways, a Star Alliance member, and later CMO of a global online rent-a-car company.



Lion #4
Marc Rosenberg is the Founder, STRATACONNEX, a firm that focuses
on distribution strategy, passenger sales, ancillary revenue, merchandising and GDS contracts.
Marc's extensive executive experience includes being VP Sales & Distribution at Air Canada, President of
Air Canada Vacations and President of Galileo Canada, among many other senior management positions.
 

Pitching Company #1:


 

Pitching Company #2:


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.
 

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