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What’s on at WYSTC today – Thursday, 25 September

25 September 2014
25 Sep 2014 -

After getting WYSTC 2014 off to a flying start over the last couple of days with our welcome and networking (pictured above) receptions, plus yesterday’s full programme of seminars, workshops and business appointments, here’s an outline of today’s highlights:

08:00 – 18:00 | Registration open

If you haven’t yet checked-in, report to our registration desk at the CCD – our main conference venue – where we will be on hand to greet you and issue you with your badge and conference bag:

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD)
Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay
Dublin 1, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 856 0000
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09:00 – 11:00 | Business appointments

It’s time to get connecting and trading as our first business appointment session of the day opens.Alternatively you can join one or both of our workshops taking place on the WYSE Travel Confederation stand:
09:40 – 10:00 | Bloggers and reviews | Presented by: Professor Greg Richards
10:00 – 10:30 | Design thinking: How to beat big data with deep thought | Kevin O’Shaughnessy
Venue: The Forum, ground floor, CCD

11:20 – 12:40 | Seminars and business appointments
Depending on your personal schedule, you may have chosen to join one of our four seminar sessions:
Option 1 | Keeping your consumer close: Engaging millennial travellers |  Liffey Hall 2, 1st floor
Option 3 | Highlighting the benefits of short-term volunteering | Liffey Meeting Room 3 , 1st floor

14:00 – 15:00 | Seminar: Innovating in hospitality? | Clément Marcelet, Airbnb

It’s all about shared resources going forward: Airbnb has pioneered a business that reflects changing customer behaviours and shared economy innovation to mutual benefit: over a thousand new hosts join the Airbnb community every day around the world.

How does Airbnb maintain consistency and nurture this community? Are there new innovations in the pipeline and how can resource owners in the youth travel sector learn and benefit from engaging with the shared economy?

Join this session where Clement will tell the Airbnb story and

share how they are developing their Community and

redefining hospitality.

Venue: CCD, Liffey Hall 2, 1st floor

19:00 – Late | WYSTC Travel Massive meetup

Come along and meet the Travel Massive crew from the UK and Ireland, plus WYSTC 2014 delegates and members of Dublin’s local travel community, for an evening of unrivalled networking at Dublin’s trendy Dandelion Club:

Venue: Dandelion Club, 130 – 133 St Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2

Register here and then simply make your own way there on the night – feel free to join us before or after other events you may be going to.

23:00 – Late Conference bar

Click here to view our full programme for today, or refer to your Pocket Programme or Conferernce handbook.

Remember to follow us on Twitter (if posting use #WYSTC2014), Facebook and LinkedIn and let everyone know where you’re off to and what you’re up to when you’re there! Check for regular event updates.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please visit us at the registration desk in the CCD, call us on +31 20 421 2800 or email us at events@wysetc.org.