Marketing expert David Jones joins TFWA Conference keynote line-up

By Andrew Pentol |

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David Jones, Founder and CEO of You and Mr Jones will join former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and TFWA President Alain Maingreaud as keynote speakers in Cannes.

David Jones, Founder and CEO of You and Mr Jones and former CEO of advertising and public relations firm Havas has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at this year’s TFWA World Conference in Cannes.

Jones joins former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and TFWA President Alain Maingreaud at the event.

Founder of the world’s first brandtech group, You and Mr Jones, which was established in 2015, the organisation helps companies improve their marketing capabilities by harnessing technology.

He is also Co-Founder of One Young World, a global forum which identifies, promotes and connects young leaders from around the world.

The conference itself will once again be moderated by Stephen Sackur, journalist and presenter of HARDtalk on BBC World News.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

In addition, various themed workshops will take place during the week. These will explore areas of interest to delegates at the TFWA World Exhibition and Conference.

The Innovation in Action Workshop will take place at 08:00 on Tuesday 1 October at the Salon Croisette, Hotel Majestic and explore the latest innovations from leading companies and how these are shaping the future of retail.

Speaking at the workshop will be Dominik Schwarzenberger, Lead Travel and Transport Google Cloud, Google Germany, Julie Menville, Head of France, Amazon Pay and Chris Morriss, Director of Concourse Display Management. TFWA Conference Manager Michele Miranda will moderate the session.

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This year’s conference will once again be moderated by Stephen Sackur, journalist and presenter of HARDtalk on BBC World News.

The Inflight Focus Workshop, moderated by TRBusiness Managing Editor Charlotte Turner, will take place at 08:00 on Wednesday 2 October, also at the Salon Croisette, Hotel Majestic. The session will discuss new ways to increase inflight sales and drive the market forward.

Panellists include Aldric Chau, Head of Retail and eCommerce, Cathay Pacific Airways, Elina Jamaluddin, Group Head of Buying, Duty Free for AirAsia and Valéry Méary, Co-Founder, airfree.

Maingreaud said: “We’re delighted to welcome such a strong line-up of speakers to the TFWA World Conference and workshops this year. As always, the events will look to explore the geopolitical and economic context along with the aviation and consumer trends that help to shape our industry.

“We are confident that the conference and workshops will provide a thought-provoking start to the week in Cannes.”

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