Leading Italian travel buyers will meet at the five-star Hotel de Russie in Rome to learn from each other and share best practice during two interactive educational sessions. They are:

How to build a better connected journey

An open-floor panel discussion where leaders in travel will discuss how the industry can collaborate to better service travellers throughout their journey. Moderated by Patricia Simillon, head of strategic marketing for airlines for Amadeus IT Group. The speakers for this talk will be Stefano Fiori, General Manager of Univers DMC, a representative of Rocco Forte Hotel De Russie and Toby Morris, Sales Director (UK & Ireland) for Adara.

Tackling overtourism

Speakers from Turespaña and Connections will share current findings about this hot topic in travel, before buyers share their views and solutions during peer-to-peer roundtable discussions. In this talk, we will hear from Rose Dykins, freelance travel journalist and content developer for Connections, Mauro Bernardini, All Star Agency and Jorge Rubio, the Director of the Tourist Office of Spain in Rome, Turespaña.

Afterwards, buyers will be invited to take part in a human-to-human networking activity, the Connections way, before a drinks reception at the hotel, sponsored by Turespaña.

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