The travel industry is experiencing a technology renaissance. Long gone are the days of checking in at the airline counter or calling for a hotel reservation. Where is the future of travel going and how are emerging technologies changing the landscape? Our second annual TNT Conference will showcase emerging Northwest companies with cutting edge technologies, as well as three expert panels featuring industry users, suppliers, and consultants to explore how these new technologies will affect the industry, and to discuss the value and use of data/content and distribution. View the 2013 agenda here.
October 1, 2013 at Bell Harbor Conference Center
12:30pm-5:00pm TNT Program
Who should attend?
- Anyone in the travel and tourism industry who would like to explore industry trends and learn about new technologies.
- Entrepreneurs and investors who are engaged in travel, tourism or technology.
Participating companies include:
- Commune Hotels
- Digital Alchemy
- Thayer Ventures
- Jon Inge & Associates
- Voyager Capital
- Hospitality Technology Consulting
- nSight | Humanizing Travel Intelligence
Opportunity for Entrepreneurs to Pitch
There will be an opportunity for 5-6 companies seeking funding in the travel, technology and hospitality business sectors to pitch in front of the expert panels, and around 150 angel investors and business professionals in attendance. Each presenting entrepreneur will have the chance to gain feedback from expert panelists following their 5 minute presentation. The cost to apply is $100, which includes attendance at the event. To be eligible for investment consideration in the ZINO Annual Angel Investment Fund-2013, LLC, entrepreneurs will be required to become ZINOpreneur Members which in addition to pitching at TNT, will also include an opportunity to pitch at an upcoming ZINO Society investment forum plus additional screening, coaching and networking opportunities. Please contact Meg Landies, email@example.com or 206-686-3768 for details.
The TNT Explosive Idea Awards
The Judges’ Award for Best Investment Opportunity and People’s Choice Award for Best Presentation will be presented at the conclusion of the Conference.
Interested in sponsoring the event? Please contact cdann(at)gsblaw(dot)com for more information.
Greg Duff, Editor
Greg Duff founded and chairs GSB’s national Hospitality, Travel & Tourism group. His practice largely focuses on operations-oriented matters faced by hospitality industry members, including sales and marketing, distribution and e-commerce, procurement and technology. Greg also serves as counsel and legal advisor to many of the hospitality industry’s associations and trade groups, including AH&LA, HFTP and HSMAI.