Future Tourism - How will Tech transform the Travel Industry?

Oct 12, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

After our relaunch in September, the momentum continues as we dive into the world of travel tech! Join Startup Grind Aberdeen and Traveltech for Scotland for a day of envisioning the future of travel and bringing innovative ideas to life. Learn about the current state and emerging trends in travel, hospitality and tourism courtesy of Joshua-Ryan Saha, Director, TravelTech Scotland.

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About this event


🌍 Future Tourism - How will Tech transform the Travel Industry? Workshop feat. Travel Tech for Scotland

Thurs 12th October, 4:00pm to 7:00pm 


After our relaunch in September, the momentum continues as we dive into the world of travel tech!

Join Startup Grind Aberdeen and Traveltech for Scotland for a day of envisioning the future of travel and bringing innovative ideas to life.

Learn about the current state and emerging trends in travel, hospitality and tourism courtesy of Joshua-Ryan Saha, Director, TravelTech Scotland.


Why this Topic?

The North East of Scotland is endowed with natural landscapes that supports a thriving tourism indutrsy. We think that this region has all of the component parts to become a thriving traveltech hub.

With that in mind, Startup Grind Aberdeen and Traveltech for Scotland want you to join them to envision the future of travel, tourism, hospitality and innovation in the North East of Scotland.  

Panel Speakers 

Our Host, Oluwaseun Franklin Olabode, is joined by Travel Tech for Scotland Director, Joshua-Ryan Saha, and this expert panel to bring the conversation to life!

Janani Prabhakaran. Founder at Unbaggaged 

Founder and CEO of a multi-award-winning startup, revolutionizing travel convenience with her on-demand luggage services. With dual victories in Scottish Edge, she secured a coveted place in the Telegraph's Top 100 Women to Watch in 2022, applauding her innovative approach and tenacious business drive. Unbaggaged now proudly serves Edinburgh and Glasgow, embodying seamless travel experiences.


Barry Pickard. Travel Consultant at Tailor-Made Itineraries

Having gained my MA in History from Aberdeen University, Barry worked as a Quality Assurance Engineer for twenty or so years, but found himself feeling unfulfilled. It wasn't until 2015, when he started Tailor-Made Itineraries that he found a 'job' that brought him pleasure.

Through Tailor-Made Itineraries, Barry designs customised and bespoke self-guided itineraries for independent travellers. A pivoty over COVID brought collaborations with a number of other travel companies, designing tours for their platforms. These collaborations are increasingly involving tech, apps, AI and even autonomous vehicles.


Peter Syme. Partner at Tourpreneur Travel Community

Peter is a Partner at the Tourpreneur Travel Community, a community-driven tour operator education platform enabling tour operators to create and sustain profitable business models in the hyper-fast-changing world of travel and tourism. Peter has created and sold several tour companies, ranging from local guided rafting experiences to multi-day journeys stretching hundreds of miles. He has helped hundreds of tour operators over the years become more profitable, and runs the Disrupt Travel consultancy.


What to Expect

During this event, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Design the travel experiences of tomorrow. 
  • Be inspired by thought-provoking insights on how to create next-gen experiences
  • Brainstorm big ideas for travel tech in focused break-out groups with each group presenting their top 2 concepts
  • Hear from an experienced entrepreneur on how to turn your ideas into fundable business ventures
  • Help set the course for the future of tourism, hospitality, and travel experiences


Why attend?

  • Catch up with friends and make new ones
  • Share an ask/ideas with the community
  • Learn from Joshua-Ryan's expertise in traveltech, industry trends & more
  • Hear from a passionate, diverse panel
  • Food & drink included in your ticket


What you need to know!

What: Future Tourism - How will Tech transform the Travel Industry? Workshop feat. Joshua-Ryan Saha

When: Thursday 12th October 2023

Time: 4.00pm - 7:00pm

Where: ONE Tech Hub, Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1JQ

Bonus Extras: Partner offers, interactive Q&A and a chance to win a special prize via our Twitter competition!


Join us and unlock your creativity to dream up the revolutionary technologies that will shape the industry for generations to come!

Whether you are a tech start-up, established company, or interested in the future of tourism, this is an event you won't want to miss! 


Reserve your spot today - opportunities to showcase your ideas await you!

Check out what happened

Speaker

  • Joshua Ryana-Saha

    TravelTech for Scotland

    Director

When

When

Thursday, October 12, 2023
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM UTC

Host

  • Oluwaseun Olabode

    Startup Grind Aberdeen

    Director

Organizers

  • Oluwaseun Olabode

    Startup Grind Aberdeen

    Chapter Director - Aberdeen

  • Dec McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Director Scotland

  • Nick Murray

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Co-Director Scotland

  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Director - Glasgow

Presenting

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CMS

Firstport logo

Firstport

Partners

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Barclays Eagle Labs

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Campfire

First Time Founder Podcast logo

First Time Founder Podcast

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Techscaler

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