Thomas Dubaere is COO of AccorHotels UK & Ireland. He has led the UK&I business since 2012 and in 2014, following the organisation of the company into two complementary operations, he took sole responsibility for hotel services’ provision and continues in this role as AccorHotels enters a new and exciting chapter in its evolution. An industry expert with over 27 years’ experience, Thomas also sits on the British Hospitality Association (BHA) Board of Directors.
Thomas Magnuson co-founded Magnuson Hotels, America’s fastest growing hotel brand as a US based business with his wife Melissa in 2003. Today, Magnuson Hotels is a top 15 global hotel chain with 1000 hotels across 3 continents. Magnuson Hotels’ newly formed distribution partnership with Chinese operator Jin Jiang Hotels and Europe’s Louvre Hotels is the world’s largest hotel alliance, forming a consortium of over 8,000 hotels and 800,000 rooms worldwide, equal to the size of a top 2 global hotel chain.
Tim Walton is Regional Vice President, Western Europe, International Development for Marriott International. He is responsible for overseeing the development of Marriott’s brands across Western Europe. On behalf of Marriott, he has been involved in a number of high profile projects including the Bulgari Hotel London, the London EDITION hotel and the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa (located on a private island in the Venetian lagoon).
Tracey is an award-winning futurist. She works with clients such as Virgin, Diageo and Google on long term strategies for future growth. Recent work includes the future of female entrepreneurialism for the Women's Business Council, the future of work with Virgin, the future of Youth Marketing for BBC, the future of Luxury for Diageo and the future of AI and Diversity for Google. She has spoken at the UN, the Foreign Office and at The House of Commons. She is also the founder of the Female Futures Bureau that convenes and promotes female futurists globally.
Trevor Williams is the former chief economist at Lloyds Bank, a position he held for about 15 years. Trevor runs his own consultancy – TWC. He blogs and presents at conferences and other client-focussed events, representing economic views on a range of topics. In plain language, he explains the impact of these trends on individuals, households, industry sectors, financial and banking markets, and businesses. He regularly writes articles for publications like Moneyfacts and the Voice newspaper.