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TSI (Travel Startups Incubator) announced the 3rd Emerging Travel Tech Symposium on June 9, 2020 in Miami, FL at the Amadeus Executive Center.
TSI Symposiums bring the leading TMC's, GDS's, OTA's, Air, Hotels, Corporates, Enterprises, Marketplaces, Platforms, Aggregators for the licensing of APIs, Microservices, Data and new technologies through curated 1:1 Meetings.
Previous companies attending have included; BCD Travel, American Express Global Business Travel, Amadeus, ARC, Balboa Travel, Acendas Travel, Traxo, Thomalex, 30SecondsToFly, Pilota, OccasionGenius, Award Wallet, Hotel Planner, Meetings.com, Radius Travel, CWT, dlocal, EY, 3Victors, Travel and Transport, nXus Software, Yappes, Airlines Technology, Sherpa, RiskLine, Cover Genius, Trip Ninja, W2M, Flight Centre Group.
One-on-one, pre-scheduled meetings. The symposium curates, quality engagements between larger travel companies and emerging travel tech startups through one-on-one appointments. Startups demo their technology, gather feedback and work towards acquiring pilots and licensing deals. There are (10) 15-minute one-on-one meetings for the larger travel companies to meet with the startups to evaluate the technology. We hold 150-175 meetings in total throughout the day.
Relationship building for pilots & licensing. The intent of the private, invite only 1-day symposium is to bring key decision makers in the TSI network in a room with startups that have technology "ready" to pilot/license". We are seeking quality vs. quantity. Larger conferences are great for learning and networking but rarely adequate for long-term relationship building.
Meaningful discussions and feedback. In addition to the one-on-one meetings there will be up to (6) startup presentations and a panel session on best practices to pilot and license technology with corporates. The goal is to facilitate product feedback on new API and microservice technology and to expedite piloting and licensing deals between parties.
Stats from the April 30, 2019 TSI Emerging Travel Tech Symposium (150) 1:1 Meetings were held. 32 companies attended, 49 attendees. The average company had 2-3 relationships being developed post the Symposium, Signed NDAs, Pilots, Licensing Deals. 1 larger travel company acquired an emerging travel tech startup due to a 1:1 meeting. 2 emerging travel tech companies were invited by larger travel companies to attend their customer appreciation day events and got their technology introduced to 100's of potential customers. Many of the travel tech startups are not only working on deals with the larger companies but are working with one another as there is alignment between everyone that attends due to our curation process.
"The TSI Travel Tech Symposium was a great success for 3Victors, a travel data service startup. The one day networking event generated multiple partnership opportunities for the near term, and many new relationships for the future. We'll definitely be back!" said Ken Cannon, 3Victors.
Dan Reagan, Atlas Travel said, "The Symposium was a great event. Being able to meet so many interesting startups in an efficient and informative way is an unusual and very beneficial opportunity."
"One of the most well organized and useful events in the travel industry. The meetings were scheduled according to interests and coupled with breaks, allowed ample opportunity to network with prospects in understanding their needs. The presentations were also very insightful" said Trideep Aggarwal, TWAI.