El­man Wall Travel Di­rec­tors' Sum­mit to open next week

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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.

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