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Key Takeaways from the CON-X 2023 Investors Roundtable: navigating the evolving landscape of business advisory

6/9/23 12:00 AM

The CON-X 2023 Investor Roundtable in Mallorca brought together experts from the investment and advisory industry to discuss the current landscape and future trends. Moderated by Alex Gisbert of Fastpay Hotels, participants Henry James Wells, Partner and Head of Consumer finnCap Group; Morgann Lesne of Cambon Partners, Jan Frederik Valentin, Founding Partner ECP Investor; shed light on the role of advisors, the challenges of M&A transactions, the importance of selectivity and the factors that attract or repel investors. This article provides a summary of the main ideas shared during the roundtable.

During the roundtable, moderator Alex Gisbert's question on "What does advisor mean?" sparked a discussion on the crucial role advisors play in helping companies deal with various issues such as selling, buying, raising capital and making strategic decisions. Advisors provide expertise and guidance to senior executives, enabling them to position themselves for future ventures.

Selective approach to mergers and acquisitions
Participants acknowledged the current market activity, especially in terms of mergers and acquisitions. However, they stressed that while there is significant activity, it is not necessarily easy. Uncertainty about the future, especially in the post-COVID era, has made people cautious about long-term investments. Private equities, while brimming with capital, have experienced a decline in strategic activity. However, mergers and acquisitions remain an integral part of the travel industry story, and the creation of large companies is often the result of such transactions.

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Uncut, now it’s personal: Latest Trends in Tourism Technology at Con-X 2023

5/12/23 4:37 PM

PRESS RELEASE.- International tourism experts discuss AI's role in efficiency and personalization of the sector

TravelgateX's successful CON-X 2023 conference attracted over 350 executives from the tourism, technology, and media industries. "Uncut, now it's personal" focused on artificial intelligence (AI) as the key tool for industry professionals to improve their work processes' efficiency while providing greater personalization for travelers.

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SPONSOR CON-X 2023: Interview Felix Shpilman, CEO RateHawk

5/5/23 3:18 PM

In this interview, Felix Shpilman, CEO of Emerging Travel Group, parent company RateHawk, shares insights on decision-making and the main trends in tourism distribution today. Shpilman emphasizes the importance of experimentation and learning from mistakes, as well as the potential of Bedbanks 2.0 in the accommodations sector. He also shares anecdotes of the company's daring decisions, including the expansion into air and transfer services. Looking ahead, ETG has big ambitions for global expansion and is continuously growing its commercial team. Shpilman invites CON-X participants to connect with his team to access a wide range of accommodation inventory and the latest solutions in product and technology.

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ChatBot-X powered by Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service technology speaker at CON-X 2023

5/4/23 9:17 AM

The ChatBot -X based on Azure OpenAI natural language models, has been invited to participate as a speaker at the upcoming CON-X 2023 conference in Mallorca. ChatBot -X will participate live and answer questions at the round table and from the audience.

Mallorca will once again be at the centre of the global B2B hotel distribution scene thanks to Con-X 2023. On 10 May, more than 350 executives representing the most influential companies in the hotel distribution industry will attend a conference to discuss new technological trends in the market and the use of artificial intelligence; its personalization and depersonalization.

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SPONSOR CON-X 2023: Interview Samuel Selma, Executive Vice President Hotels Viajes el Corte Inglés

5/3/23 8:46 AM

The travel industry continues to go through a period of major key decisions for executives. At CON-X 2023, industry leaders such as Samuel Selma, Executive Vice President Hotels Viajes el Corte Inglés, shares his views on his own decision-making processes in this interview. With extensive industry experience, Samuel Selma explains the key trends in travel retailing today, including the growing importance of sustainability and the rapid growth of AI. He also shares his outlook on the year ahead and how his company plans to expand its reach through ambitious growth plans in product and distribution. 

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SPONSOR CON-X 2023: Interview Jonathan Inman, Chief Mergers Officer Go Global

4/27/23 10:37 AM

In this interview, Jonathan Inman from Go Global shares his approach to decision-making in times of uncertainty, highlighting the importance of focusing on goals and values to achieve results. He also discusses current trends in tourism distribution, including adapting to new traveller demands and consolidation. Jonathan shares his company's growth goals for the year, citing successful partnerships as a key factor. Finally, he offers his company's product and service as a potential solution for CON-X participants.

- We live in a period of high uncertainty, in which the main challenge for managers is decision-making. At Con-X we will talk about this, but could you tell us about your own case? How do you deal with decision-making in your company?
- Uncertainty could be a challenge in our industry, but I consider something very important in this type of situations, FOCUS. Keeping right view of 2 main things: the goals - in order to be organized and avoid distraction - and values - to maximize with them results, no matter the uncertain situation.

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