--THIS JUST IN!--
Tonight we will have a very special guest at our meetup - Mr. Glenn D. Fogel, The Priceline Group's (The owner of booking.com) Head of Worldwide Strategy and Planning & Executive Vice President of Corporate Development!!!
Tel Aviv Global & Tourism and DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival, chaired by Mr. Yossi Vardi, invite you to a Meetup dedicated to the latest trends in digital tourism. As part of the Tel Aviv Innovation Week, the Meetup will include a discussion followed by a Q&A session and a chance to network with leading digital tourism entrepreneurs and industry experts.
Top-tier international guest lecturers to include:
Frans van der Avert (Amsterdam)
Frans Van der Avert is the CEO of Amsterdam Marketing, Responsible for ensuring Amsterdam is marketed internationally under the ‘I amsterdam’ brand. Van der Avert is a member of several different boards and advisory committees. Previously, he was responsible for public relations for the Rijksmuseum and for the Hermitage Amsterdam museum's launch, following which Frans Van der Avert was awarded the title of Communication Person of the Year.
Yael Arad is VP of Business Development at WebyClip, a company specializing in targeted video optimization. World-famous for being the first Israeli ever to win an Olympic medal in her days as a professional Judo athlete, Arad is still active in sports today, though she focuses her efforts at being a top-gun entrepreneur and an expert in international business development. Arad excels in online and offline marketing strategies and is a sought-after guest lecturer in these fields.
A passionate internet entrepreneur, Adi Zellner is Head of the recently launched WixHotels. Wix.com is a leading web development platform enabling anyone to build a free and professional online website, and WixHotels is a holistic booking engine that can be fully integrated into any Wix website. Ms. Zellner's vast experience in hi-tech includes leading a R&D team as an officer in an elite IDF technology unit, consulting to companies in the defense and security industry and data mining research for e-learning systems.
Dr. Kris Naudts
Formerly an academic psychiatrist and medical director, Dr. Kris Naudts (MD PhD) followed his great passion and founded The CultureTrip – a London and Tel Aviv based startup in the digital travel space. The CultureTrip is a free online service for recommendations on what to do in cities all around the world.
As Head of Tourist Services at Tel Aviv Global & Tourism, Sharon Landes-Fischer is keen on ensuring that visitors enjoy the best experience possible in the global city of Tel Aviv-Yafo. She is currently leading an initiative to cultivate the growth of the city's 'Digital Tourism' scene. Landes-Fischer is also responsible for two Tourist Information Centers in the city. She brings a diverse and global approach.
Jonathan Meiri has been in the travel space for the last 7 years and is currently the CEO of Superfly a Big Data Travel Co. He worked as a Product Manager for eBay and launched PayPal Mobile when he lived in San Francisco. Prior to founding Superfly, Jonathan was the VP Product and analytics at WorldMate. Jonathan started a group called Travel Startups in Israel (TSII). TSII members are all founders of travel start ups in Israel that aim to help other TSII members. Jonathan is also a mentor with Daka90 labs, A travel focused fund.