Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) will hold its sixth annual TravelConnect conference on Oct. 3 and 4 at the Lansdown Resort & Spa in Leesburg, Va. The event is a forum for organizations in the global air travel ecosystem to come together to learn about market trends and opportunities.
The theme this year, “Distribution, Evolved,” will focus on transforming the customer experience, achieving “smarter” personalization and accelerating readiness for emerging trends including omnichannel distribution and next-generation retailing. Among the speakers will be Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines; Dave Harvey, vice president of Southwest Business; Mike Premo, CEO of ARC; Amy Webb, a futurist with the Future Today Institute; and a keynote by Bonny Simi, president of JetBlue Technology Ventures. There will be breakout sessions on New Distribution Capability, emerging technologies like blockchain, best practices in fighting fraud and opportunities for TMC’s to generate revenue by expanding payment options.