FUTURE OF TRAVEL SUMMIT

October 26 - 30, 2020

Join us for one or all sessions in our week-long, virtual program, as we take you behind the scenes in the world’s new travel landscape, with leading industry insiders weighing in on what’s next and what you need to know now.

Created in collaboration with Indagare’s favorite hotel and destination partners for members of the Indagare Community, this complimentary event series includes daily panels with industry experts on travel health safety, destination intel, insider recommendations, top trends, plus, the latest on wellness, sustainability and how to make the most of remote living. Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley will also share her thoughts on The Future of Travel.

Plus: all attendees of the summit will be automatically entered for a chance to win a three-night, luxe getaway to One&Only Mandarina for two, valued at $4,000 (click here for T&Cs)! Please see each panel below for more special giveaways from our partners.

Day 1: Future of Travel Keynote

Monday, October 26th - 11AM-12PM ET
Indagare’s founder and CEO Melissa Biggs Bradley looks back at a year that changed travel forever, discusses the most relevant trends that are here to stay and shares why how we travel matters more than ever.

"Covid’s impact on tourism has been nothing short of catastrophic. And since our industry is inextricably linked to larger social, economic, political, educational and environmental impacts, how we travel in the future — and how we do that together — matters more than ever before."- Melissa Biggs Bradley

Day 1: How to Travel Safely Now

Monday, October 26th - 1-2PM ET
Expert advice on navigating the latest logistics and protocols—whether you’re traveling on land, air or sea—and how to stay healthy and protected while on the road. Plus: the panelists answer all your questions.

Panelists:

  • Craig Cohen, Burgess Yachts Partner
  • Dr. Scott Weisenberg, NYU Langone Infectious Disease Expert
  • John Gobbels, Medjet COO
  • Vincent Frascogna, Etihad Airways Vice President, Americas

Moderated by: Farhad Heydari, Founder and CEO of @HouseofHeydari, Former Intl. Executive Editor of Departures, Centurion and The Compendium

Day 2: Privilege of Privacy

Tuesday, October 27th - 11AM-12PM ET
Why "going private" means more than booking a hotel villa and the benefits of gathering multiple generations in a single place. Plus: some of our favorite residences and villas—where to escape now.

Panelists:

  • Ben Trodd, Four Seasons Senior Vice President, Sales & Hotel Marketing
  • Brett Armitage, One&Only CCO
  • Christine Gaudenzi, The Family Coppola Hideaways Director of Marketing 
  • Craig Cohen, Burgess Yachts Partner
  • Fabrice Moizan, Eden Rock St. Barths-Oetker Collection GM

Moderated by: Christina Ohly Evans, US Correspondent, Financial Times/How to Spend It

*Attendees of this panel will be entered for 3x chances to win a three-night getaway to One&Only Mandarina in Mexico! Terms apply.

Day 2: The Future of Sustainable Travel

Tuesday, October 27th - 12:30-1:30PM ET
Covid-19 has deeply impacted the travel industry, but can this new landscape be a force for good, with conservation, sustainability and regenerative trips taking center stage? Experts from around the world share trends and hopes for the future.

Panelists:

  • Armando Kraenzlin, Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Regional Vice President & General Manager
  • Francesco Galli Zugaro, Aqua Expeditions CEO
  • Inge Kotze, Singita General Manager of Conservation
  • Jenny E Kaiser, Visit Sweden Chief Marketing Communications Officer
  • Dr. Neil Midlane, Wilderness Safaris Sustainability Manager

Moderated by: Klara Glowczewska, Executive Travel Editor of Town & Country

Day 3: The Future of Wellness

Wednesday, October 28th - 11AM-12PM ET
The new power of travel—virtual or real—to unlock spaces for rebalancing, resetting, renewing and finding your center in this unprecedented time of change.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Cindy Geyer, Canyon Ranch Medical Director
  • Dietmar Müller-Elmau, Schloss Elmau Founder and CEO 
  • Rocco Bova, Chablé Yucatán GM
  • Simon Marxer, Miraval Director of Spa and Wellbeing

Moderated by: Danielle Pergament, travel writer and contributor to NYTimes Travel

Day 3: Making the Most of Remote

Wednesday, October 28th - 1-2PM ET
Taking fewer but longer trips is one of this year’s trends that is here to stay. How to make the most of an extended “staycation” with your family or on your own and where to turn for immersive programs and more considered experiences.

Panelists:

  • Aleksandra Vukojevic, Jumby Bay Island-Oetker Collection Managing Director
  • Ian White, Amanyara GM 
  • Martin Krediet, Family Coppola Hideaways Turtle Inn GM
  • Rosemarie Domdom, Rosewood Phuket Director of Sales

Moderated by: Laura Begley, Forbes Senior Contributor

Day 4: Destination Spotlight: Paris Now!

Thursday, October 29th - 11AM-12PM ET
Checking in with on-the-ground insiders from one of our favorite cities in the world, for the latest on hotels, restaurants, art, fashion and more.

Panelists:

  • Corinne Menegaux, Paris Convention & Visitors Bureau GM
  • Gay Gassmann, Architectural Digest Contributing Editor
  • Nathaniel Most, La Reserve Global Director of Sales + Marketing
  • Thibaut Drege, Four Seasons George V Hotel Manager
  • Thierry Vannier, Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann Director of Client Development and Operational Marketing 

Moderated by: Melissa Biggs Bradley, Indagare Founder and CEO

Day 4: The Future of Food + Wine Travel

Thursday, October 29th - 5-6PM ET
Hear from the industry insiders reinventing how we wine and dine in this new normal, and learn about the culinary trends that are pushing sustainability, agro-tourism and culture into the foreground. Bring your own wine, cocktail or mocktail.

Panelists:

  • Adam Sachs, three-time James Beard Journalism Award winner
  • David Joo, Peninsula Executive Sous Chef
  • Howie Kahn,@freetimepodcasts founder and WSJ. Mag Contributing Editor
  • Magnus Lindbergh, Visit Sweden Marketing
  • Norbert Niederkofler, Michelin 3-starred St. Hubertus at Hotel Rosa Alpina Executive Chef

Moderated by: Jennifer Baum, Bullfrog + Baum

Day 5: Where to Go in 2021

Friday, October 30th - 11AM-12PM ET
While the future remains impossible to predict, there are intelligent ways of getting back into voyager mode—whether virtually or in reality. Indagare CEO Melissa Biggs Bradley, recently returned from Kenya, speaks with a panel of experts on the destinations that are on our list for 2021.

Panelists:

  • Josh Udashkin, RIMOWA Managing Director, North America
  • Julien Surget, Amangiri + Camp Sarika GM
  • Matt Biden, The Royal Portfolio South Africa Managing Director
  • Sarah Ranfone, Tierra Hotels Marketing Director
  • Thomas Lennartz, Quark Expeditions VP of Sales

Moderated by: Melissa Biggs Bradley, Indagare Founder and CEO

*First 100 attendees of this panel will receive a complimentary RIMOWA Leather Luggage Tag in black. Terms apply.

Day 5: Global Conversation with Sebastian Copeland and Melissa Biggs Bradley: The Future of Antarctica

Friday, October 30th - 1-2PM ET
Join one of the world’s top 25 adventurers for a firsthand account of his groundbreaking expeditions to the White Continent to document the monumental changes taking place in the Antarctic region as a result of global warming.

*10 attendees will be chosen at random at the end of our event and receive a complimentary copy of Sebastian's latest book: Antarctica: The Waking Giant.