Running parallel to SET — the world’s first trade event uniting the entertainment and travel industries – Spotlight is a closed-door thought-leadership programme for entertainment’s leaders to network, problem-solve and share big ideas peer-to-peer. The spotlight is on you: what will you do with it?
THE MAIN DAY
Spotlight gives you direct access to new, senior-level contacts and strategic insights via expert-led sessions, tailored specifically to the pros managing multinational travel programmes.
|09:00 – 09:30
|09:30 – 12:15
|12:25 – 14:00
|14:00 – 17:00
|17:00 – 18:00
As VPs and Directors of entertainment travel, we know you’re short on time. That’s why Spotlight allows you to curate your own agenda: you can arrive a day early and check out Open House, where you can tune into epic thought leadership sessions and network with the SET crowd, followed by SET’s opening soirée.
|Open House by SET
|The Opening Night
Want to build out your little black book? Stay on for an extra day of up to ten 1:1 appointments with SET’s all-star roster of travel suppliers (depending on your business needs), followed by the official wrap party.
|The Showfloor: 1:1 appointments & networking experiences at The Sugar Mill
|The Wrap Party
Specifically tailored to your pain points and business goals, Spotlight will deliver expert guidance on crafting an efficient mobility strategy; the impact of NDC; the latest software transforming corporate travel and much, much more. Scroll right for a sample of the 2023 sessions.
CHARTING THE FUTURE:
ENTERTAINMENT TRAVEL'S NEW ERA
No one understands the nuances and intersections of entertainment and travel quite like our seasoned Spotlight crew. So to kick-start our insight-led agenda the right way, we curated this comprehensive session to present a future-centred overview of what’s in store for entertainment and travel, giving attendees direct access to the most renowned crystal ballers in the business.
With Christina von Messling, Senior Strategic Foresight Consultant, Head of Europe, Future Today Institute
THE LATEST ON GLOBAL TAX INCENTIVES
Film & TV production has the ability to generate many millions of dollars’ worth of impact in a short time frame. This session examined the critical role that incentives and locations play in attracting productions, and the science (and art) behind a production’s location decision. It also delved into the implications of international travel for film and television production; the eligibility of travel and accommodation within leading incentive systems; and the up-and-coming destinations that could be perfect for upcoming productions.
With Leon Forde, Managing Director, Olsberg•SPI
MAXIMISING YOUR PRODUCTION'S EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY
The Spotlight group met the A-list sustainability strategists who helped make Barbie, House of the Dragon and the Fast & Furious franchise more environmentally responsible. They heard from one of the powerhouses behind Sustainable Film, a world-leading entertainment consultancy, as they shared their unique approach to problem-solving, sourcing sustainable suppliers, reducing waste and reducing costs.
With Amelia Price, Sustainability Consultant, Sustainable Film
THE ENTERTAINMENT MOVEMENT:
HOW TO NAVIGATE GLOBAL MOBILITY WITH EASE
Juggling simultaneous production schedules, visas and legal loopholes while coordinating international travel for your teams and VIP clients? Immigration law expert Ashkan Emami was there to help Spotlight leaders craft an efficient, money-saving motility strategy — including how to navigate the red tape, bureaucracy and paperwork that comes with international travel.
With Ashkan Emami, Founding Partner, Path Law Group
NAVIGATING NDC & NEW CHANGES:
ASK THE AIRLINES ANYTHING
Believe the hype: NDC (new distribution capability) is set to mark a paradigm shift for airlines, travel managers and clients alike. This was a prime opportunity to grill senior decision-makers from airlines in this open-forum session — and they asked anything about this brave new world of airfares and ancillary offerings, getting personalised insights on how it will impact their day-to-day.
With Mike Fitzgerald, Senior Manager, Digital Sales Eastern Division & EMEA, United Airlines | Andrew Honsey, General Manager, Global Sales, Delta Air Lines
HEAD IN THE CLOUD:
THE NEED-TO-KNOW TECH TRANSFORMING ENTERTAINMENT TRAVEL
From the software redefining corporate travel to the burgeoning developments set to transform the way you do biz, the group joined Spotnana’s Johnny Thorson for an up-to-the-minute review of the state of the industry, right now. They left with a black book of tech to start implementing in their biz, straight away.
With Johnny Thorsen, VP Strategy & Partnerships, Spotnana
WHO YOU CAN EXPECT TO HEAR FROM
An insider’s view on the trends poised to transform the industry — Spotlight attendees learnt how to keep their biz firmly at the forefront of innovation.
IMMIGRATION AND VISA GURUS
Immigration law expert Ashkan Emami helped leaders navigate the red tape, bureaucracy and paperwork that comes with coordinating a multinational travel programme.
The pros who helped make Barbie and House of the Dragon more sustainable and efficient, delivered personalised insights on how to make trips and/or productions a greener affair.
NDC keeping you up at night? We took a deep dive into everything on how to weather the new airline protocol with ease, with expert insights from airlines on tap.