Speaker Profile

Gerard Brown

Divisional Director – Airports
ForwardKeys

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Ged is a senior commercial professional with over 20 years experience leading global travel and tourism organisations through transition and developing new revenue streams.

Currently heading up the Airport Division of the leading travel data and insights company, Forward Keys, Ged is a graduate of Dublin Business School and holds a Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration, Advanced Diploma from the Institute of Administrative Management, an Honors Degree in International Business Studies and a Higher National Diploma in International Business and Marketing.

He has previously held senior positions with Thomas Cook, TUI, Kuoni, Travel Weekly and most recently UBM Routes, where he has helped to shape the tourism role in air service development as well as securing all future hosts for the Routes events worldwide.

An expert in the development of international commercial relationships, Ged continues to work across the industry to promote the role of greater intelligence and insight for business critical decision making as well as advocate the positive economic impact of the travel industry.

Ged is passionate about the global travel and tourism industry and regularly writes articles for industry publications within the travel and tourism sector and is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate speaker at several trade events throughout the year.

He is married with two young daughters and spends his time between Valencia, Spain and Manchester, England.