At the premiere of Voyager HQ's first ever Travel Pitch Night in London, five innovative startups at the forefront of travel disruption will have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of industry leaders and investors, as well as an audience of travel startups, corporate partners and technologists. Audience and panelists will vote for the winner according to a business model, presentation, product-market fit, fundability, and sustainability.
After the announcement of the winner, join us for a networking happy hour to continue the conversations started onstage!
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Richard Viner brings almost 15 years business travel experience, and is the UK Country Manager of TravelPerk, a consumer grade business travel platform offering companies the world's largest bookable inventory and one-stop-shop for booking, managing and reporting all their business travel.
Viner’s background in travel starts from an early age of plane spotting, and freely admits he is a super geek about travel. Tenure includes 8 years at Egencia, building and leading their global sales and account management teams during rapid growth periods, which subsequently led to a two year stint in the corporate development side of Expedia Inc to drive greater efficiency through the power of technology across Expedia’s brand portfolio, and ATPI where he was leading the global sales team across Europe.
TravelPerk is one of the fastest-growing tech startups in Europe having raised $140m from some of the world's leading investors including Kinnevik, Felix Capital and Spark Capital—famous for Twitter, Trello and Slack—and was recently named Market Leader in Travel Management by G2Crowd.
Rob joined Amadeus in 1997 holding leadership positions in Training, Product Management, Market Analysis and Marketing Communications for the UK & Ireland offices. In 2018 Rob was appointed as Amadeus travel channels regional head of Marketing and Communications for Online and Start-ups in Western Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Rob is a key contributor to traveler research initiatives as well as the publication of industry reports. He has developed account-based marketing campaigns for top retail and online customers across Europe and is experienced in Media Relations as well as managing strategic partnerships with industry organizations such as the Association of British Travel Agents. He also sits on advisory boards for key events including Travel Technology Europe.
Prior to Amadeus, Rob worked in the travel industry for well-known brands such as British Airways and Thomas Cook as well as other travel companies in both the United Kingdom and Australia. Outside travel, Rob has worked in telecommunications and publishing. Rob is an experienced marketer, holding post-graduate marketing and business qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the OU Business School and other professional bodies.