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CON-X 2022 The Travel Industry Comes Together


Technology is enhancing the value of tourism businesses in a disruptive way. It is enabling small businesses to scale and compete like never before, and even presenting alternatives for tourism providers to take control of their distribution networks.

In the last two years a lot has changed in the travel industry, and to find out where the industry is heading, TravelgateX is organizing CON-X 2022 for the second time to coincide with its tenth anniversary year. It will be a global B2B conference with more than 156 travel companies coming from 45 countries.

More than 250 C-Level participants will gather on May 31st at the Es Baluard museum in Palma to listen to the TOP Leaders of the industry. Afterwards, the San Carlos castle will be the epicentre for networking and dinner for all guests. 32888708897_597a19298d_k

This time CON-X 2022 is based on three pillars ADAPT. PIVOT. GROW in order to find out how companies in the sector have moved forward after two years of crisis and change.

Top international speakers will discuss topics that concern the travel industry, such as: the future of business, the metaverse, connections, creative ways to overcome the crisis, big data, trends and predictions, OTAS, wholesalers, hotels and other types of accommodation, quality, quantity, personalisation of travel, consolidation of technology, prospects for the sector after the crisis, automatic learning, among others.Es Baluard.- Terraza Exterior zona 2 & 3

As the industry recovers and prepares for the 'rebound of the century', it is time to celebrate the light at the end of the tunnel," said the organisers. "In these 10 years of TravelgateX, we want to help, through this international debate, to rethink the strategies of tourism companies so that the sector can grow through connections and technology”.

Success stories to inspire CON-X 2022 attendees

The TravelgateX team has chosen the most impressive stories related to technology and tourism to help spark creativity, inspiration, as well as provide useful and quality information for attendees. Some speakers and moderators already confirmed for this edition:

  • Lee Hayhurst, Editor in chief, Travolution
  • Toni Nadal, Head of Rafa Nadal Academy
  • Kate Irwin, Commercial Director EMEA, Skift
  • Bill O'Connor, CEO & Founder, Agents Of Innovation
  • Christian Kremers, Executive Vice President Europe, AMResorts
  • Jonathan Bedford, Chief Sales Officer (CSO), SiteMinder
  • June Zhu, Deputy General Manager Americas, Trip. com
  • Mirja Sickel, Executive VP Traveller Centric Platform, Amadeus
  • Gaurav Bhatnagar, Cofounder, tbo.com
  • Wouter Geerts, Research Director, Skift
  • Alan French, CEO, Thomas Cook
  • Bas Lemmens, HotelPlanner President of EMEA
  • Mario Gaviria, VP of Growth Kiwi.com
  • Susanna Sciacovelli, Chief Comm Officer, Grupo Viajes el Corte Inglés

Although in the coming weeks there will be more news about the speakers, this year CON-X has a special guest, Toni Nadal, former coach of the renowned tennis player Rafa Nadal, who has become a benchmark in the world of sport not only for his success, but also for the values that transcend the sporting world. Toni Nadal, his coach since childhood, has managed to become a model for a way of working and approaching professional relationships that, despite its simplicity, is profoundly revolutionary. In Con-X, Toni will give the keys to know how to compete in any field and to have the emotional strength to face pressure situations and be able to reverse adverse processes.

Who is behind CON-X

The TravelgateX team is fully organising the conference, with the support of Meliá Hotels, which will host speakers and guests, as well as Jacobs Media Group, Travolution, Skift, Smarttravel News, NXOdirect, Peakpoint Global, Fastly, Darina Holidays, FastPay Hotels, Roibos, Welcomebeds, Interrías, TBO.COM, Methabook, Priceline, Google, Worldline, PrimeTravel, among others.

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A 3-day programme

TravelgateX has prepared an intense three-day agenda to welcome international attendees and speakers to Mallorca. It all kicks off on Monday 30th with a welcome pre-event at the Meliá Victoria hotel in Palma, sponsored by Jacobs Media Group, while on Tuesday 31st, the Es Baluard museum and Castillo San Carlos will host the conference and networking for 250 C-Level guests. Finally, on June 1st, more than 450 guests will enjoy a relaxed networking event at Nikki Beach in Calviá to celebrate 10 years of TravelgateX, an international company born in Mallorca that develops travel connectivity technology within the travel industry.

afterx_logo_10years_bg-1The 10th anniversary party at AFTER-X The TravelgateX team will be preparing a fun and epic networking day at Mallorca's ultimate beach club, Nikki Beach. The party will kick off on 1 June 2022, starting at 12.30pm and promises to be a fun-filled celebration for all those who have helped TravelgateX become the world's leading travel connections marketplace over the past 10 years. Participants will enjoy a day of intense, fresh networking, as well as celebrating the resilience that each and every Partner continues to show towards current events affecting the sector.



Enjoy flashbacks of the last edition of CON-X 2019