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ALTO New York 2015 Round Table session and Industry Panel
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Book your place now and join the discussion at the Industry Panel session at the ALTO Conference New York 7th-9th May 2015!

 Introducing our Panel members: 






Sanjeev Verma - Intelligent partners
Fernanda Zocchio Semeoni - Experimento Brazil
Jacqueline Kassteen - ICEF Monitor
Dr Alex Grech - StrategyWorks
Amy Baker- The PIE News
Panel Moderator



Threats and Opportunities in our industry

Question 1
How will digital platforms and student recruitment websites change the make-up of the traditional Agent - Educator roles in the future? Will disruptive new starts and ideas change the industry and how?
Sub-question: The Language Travel Agents' future in the industry- online bookings VS agencies

Question 2
According to the ALTO- Deloitte Language Travel Industry Survey 2014, 9% of students worldwide booked a course online. According to Rezdy‚Äôs Travel Statistics for Tour Operators 2015, 40% of tourists worldwide booked a holiday online. Why the discrepancy? 
Sub-question: Which industries, markets and companies do we all use to Benchmark our progress and predict likely changes in the future?

Question 3
Do you see a significant increase in students choosing to learn English in non-English speaking countries for economic reasons, now or in the future? 
Sub-question: Challenges for setting up language schools in India and other developing economies

Question 4
The third language: It's not just about English any more... the threats and opportunities in the growth of European and Asian language destinations.

Take part in the debate! NEW! Round Table session

Industry Standard - A common language for Agents and Schools

The ALTO conference features another session which is highly recommend to everyone in a decision making position within the industry. We're going to try to thrash out a common problem and reach consensus so you should be there to have your say:

The discussion will start with a presentation by Thiago Espana ALTO Board member and Director at World Study Brazil. Thiago has been championing this project aiming to convince schools that by following some simple guidelines they can make their agents' lives easier and essentially be more appealing to work with. He collected these proposed guidelines and during the round table session participants will have the opportunity to discuss them in small groups and make suggestions for amendments. We will poll participants at the end of the session and if there is an agreement, we will encourage schools to commit to the agreed guidelines and adopt them as soon as possible.  

We're expecting a heated debate with some strong opinions, don't miss this opportunity to voice your ideas! 

Register at the event link: www.altonet.org/event/NY2015