Elman Wall Travel Directors' Summit to open next week
The Travel Director’s Summit will open at the Emirates Stadium next week. Sessions include: Don't Take Me Out': Trading Legally in 2018, by Simon Bunce, director of legal affairs, ABTA and Simon Blanchard, senior associate, Opt-4: With changes to ATOL and Package Travel Regulations coming in 2018, travel businesses have significant potential changes to deal with.
To explain the latest positions, Simon Bunce, Director of Legal Affairs, ABTA, will be speaking and answering your questions.
We will also have an expert in the field, Simon Blanchard, on the new General Data Protection Regulation who will clearly guide us through the requirements and how to manage them.
'Britain's Got Talent': Economic Update Post-Brexit, by Stephen Blackman, principal economist, strategy & corporate development, RBS: Stephen Blackman serves as Head of Consumer Economics at The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. He served as the Senior Economic Advisor of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and manages the UK household sector for Group Economics. In his session, Stephen will cover the latest trends in the travel industry and how the country is coping in the lead up to Brexit.
'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?': Trade Sale v Private Equity, by Terry Williamson, former CEO, JacTravel: Terry has just led the sale of JacTravel from Vitruvian Partners to Webjet for £200 million (2 Aug 2017). In March 2015, Terry led the acquisition of The TotalStay Group for JacTravel and in 2014 he oversaw the sale of JacTravel to Vitruvian Partners for £80m, netting its former owner, Bowmark Capital, a return of five times its original investment.