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Co-Brand & Travel Rewards 2022: Keeping Travel King

Date: 21-22 Sep 2022 (Live Event)
Location: Wilmington, Delaware (Greater Philadelphia)
Delegates: 120+

Travel Co-Branded Credit Cards are major sources of revenue for both travel providers, like airlines and hotels, as well as issuing banks and card schemes. Spend on co-brand cards has held up amazingly well despite the downturn in travel caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic. This event looked at maintaining travel cards at top of wallet. We looked at current threats and opportunities to these cards with a focus on improving Travel Company – Bank relationships.

If you want to see the PowerPoint Presentations from this event, scroll down and they are in the agenda.

And, stay tuned for Co-Brand & Travel Rewards 2023. It will take place in Wilmington in October 2023. We’ll be announcing the dates soon.



(PPT´s of the presentations are available below where we were able to share them.)

Wednesday 21 September 2022

2:30pm- 3.00pm

Registration and Networking

3.00pm – 4.30pm

Crypto/NFTs/Alternate Rewards/Blockchain Loyalty/CLO Emerging Trends- How Will They Work?

– Oliver Ranson, Editor, Airline Revenue Economics (

Chuck Ehredt , CEO, Currency Alliance
Nancy Gordon, Chief Product Officer, Bakkt
David Passavant, CEO, Numo
Gabriele Giancola, Founder/CEO, Qiibee

4.30pm- 5.00pm

Smart Digital Wallets – How Technology will Change the Top of Wallet Industry

Brett Whiton , CEO, CardHippo

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5.00pm – 7.00pm

Networking Reception Sponsored by Do Good Points
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Thursday 22 September 2022

8.00am – 8.45am

Registration Check-In and Breakfast Sponsored by StatusMatch
Status Match2

8.45am – 8.50am

Welcome from the Chair – Opening Remarks

Marc Berman, CEO, TMG 3.0

8.50am – 9.25am

The Next Step-Change in Co-brand Revenue for Travel Brands: Data Driven Analysis & Bold Near-Term Prediction!

– Sebastian Grobys, Chief Strategy Officer, Ascenda Loyalty

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9.25am – 10.15am

Panel: Where have we been the past 2 years and where are we going? Trends and Observations

Tom Madden, Senior Partner, ICF Next 

James McClain, VP Business Support Consultant, Wells Fargo
Hunter Woolley, EVP Business Development North America, Mastercard
Mark Chronister, EVP Corporate Development, The Kessler Group
Dave Nissly, Consumer Engagement, Visa Worldwide
Darren Noy, Chief Strategy Officer, Uplift

10.15am – 10.45am

Presentation: Pay with Points- Industry Impact

Jonathan Silver, CEO, Engage

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10.45am – 11.10am

Coffee Break Sponsored by cxLoyalty a JPMorgan Chase company
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11.10am – 11.50am

Let´s Chat – Panel: Through the Eyes of the Consumer

Gary Leff, Editor & Writer, View from The Wing
Seth Miller, Editor-in Chief, PaxExAero

11.50am – 12.35pm

Panel: New Customer Trends and Innovations

Guy Cierzan, Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Managing Partner, Salient Global

Jill Schmitz, Managing Director, Integrated Marketing & Communication, FNBO
Sally French, Travel Rewards Expert, Nerd Wallet
Patrick Young, SVP Strategic Business Development, Arrivia
Charles Christianson, Chief Revenue Officer, cxLoyalty a JP Morgan Chase company

12.35pm – 1.35pm

Lunch Sponsored by First National Bank of Omaha

1.35pm – 2.30pm

Panel: The Banks- Where they are now and what partners are most valuable

Lars Holmquist, CRO & Managing Partner, The Mallett Group

Kent Hattery, Managing Director, Partnerships & Network Management, FNBO
Chuck Dreyer, Director, Head of Branded Cards New Business Development, Citi
Michael Spelfogel, Founder and President, Cardless
Diana Fletcher, President, TruCash Group of Companies
Matt Tomko, Founder/Head of BD, Concerto
Billy Simms, Customer Success Manager for Strategic Financial Institutions, Equifax

2.30pm – 3.00pm

Coffee Break & Networking Sponsored by Truelio

3.00pm – 3.55pm

Let’s interview the brands! Where do you see co-brands and rewards heading for the next 3 years

Steve Sickel, CMO, The Mallett Group and Industry Veteran

Rob Mandato, Manager, Loyalty CoBrand Partnerships, JetBlue
Sean Otto, Director, Global Cards, International Development, Marriott International
Steve Mathwig, Senior Manager Loyalty Program Engagement, Best Western

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3.55pm – 4.20pm

Presentation: Gift Cards & Other Incentives- Are they still relevant?

Todd Tomlin, COO and Co-Founder, Ncentiva

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4.20pm – 4.50pm

Presentation: The Expansion of Strategic Partnerships- What to do and not do!

Trevor Salter, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, LLP
Crystal Kaldjob, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, LLP

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4.50pm – 5.00pm

Wrap up and any Q&A’s

Marc Berman, CEO, TMG 3.0

5.00pm – 6.00pm

Networking Reception Sponsored by the Mallett Group

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