2023 Select Customer Advisory Board Meeting

We are looking forward to connecting with you at our upcoming Select board meeting in Seattle on May 10 immediately following EXPLORE 23: Connect.

Meeting Agenda: Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Expedia Group Headquarters: 1111 Expedia Group Way W, Seattle, WA 98119

We are looking forward to an engaging and meaningful board meeting program.

7:45 AMTravel to Expedia GroupTransportation departs The Westin Seattle 7:45AM
8:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 AMWelcome and introsRob Torres, SVP, Media Solutions​
9:15-10:00​ AMEG vision and commitment to PartnershipPeter Kern, CEO, Expedia Group​Peter Kern, CEO Expedia Group, will join us on Wednesday morning to share his vision for the company, how we are focusing on creating the best experience for the traveler, and our ongoing commitment to our business partners and how you can grow your business with Expedia Group. 
10:00 – 10:45​ AMMedia Solutions product roadmap & updatesJonathan Harmon, VP, Product​

Chris Maly, Director, Product Management​

Varun Bakhru, Director, Product 
Hear from Media Solutions product leaders as they provide updates on several topics we have discussed at previous Select board meetings in addition to a preview of our 2023 roadmap priorities. Topics to include Car and Cruise product launches, targeting, loyalty programs, TravelAds goal-based campaigns, and audience extension marketing. ​
11:00-11:20​ AMDestination Data Services spotlight & feedbackRichard Kocher, Director, Media Insights​

Nick Asselin Miller, Director, Strategic Growth & Operations
Data and market insights have always played a key role in MeSo partnerships. Everything from search and demand behavior to sentiment analysis informs when, where and how to engage with Expedia Group travelers. Providing these data and insights through always-on, easy-to-integrate external products represents the natural next step 
11:25 AM -12:00​ PMStudio capabilities & brand partnership opportunitiesJennifer Andre, VP, Business Development​

Staci Mellman, SVP, Integrated Marketing, Brand USA
Hear an update on several of these exciting new solutions we are making available via out Media Studio team and how you can consider building into your upcoming campaign plans. We will focus on our latest and uniquely innovative Shoppable Platform solution and alongside Staci Mellman, SVP of Integrated Marketing for Brand USA, they will highlight the recent launch of the GoUSA platform.   
12:00 PMLunch
1:00-1:30​ PMSelect Member Spotlight​Shelley Wise, VP, Integrated Marketing, Princess CruisesShelley will share the latest marketing strategies and innovative ways in which they’re reaching new travelers as they continue their recovery following the pandemic. 
1:30-3:00​ PMInteractive session:​
Near and Long-Term Advertising Objectives
Greg Perez, VP, User Design​How should we be thinking about an unpredictable future when it comes to the Travel advertising? What are signals we are paying attention to that could inform the next 3-5 years? How could Expedia Group Media Solutions work with you to navigate that future? We will host an interactive session where you will be able to share your near-term marketing objectives and how you plan to accomplish your long-term goals. 
3:00-4:30​ PMBreakout discussion sessions​We will once again break out into smaller groups to allow for discussion and best practice sharing amongst industry peers. While we will suggest discussion topics for each group, we encourage you to come prepared with other topics. 
4:30 PMWrap and depart for hotelTransportation departs Expedia Group offices 4:45 PM
7:00 PMSelect member appreciation dinnerTransportation departs The Westin Seattle 6:30PM

Join us for dinner at Canlis, Seattle’s landmark fine-dining destination for 70 years, where we will enjoy delicious food and drink and gorgeous views of Lake Union.

EXPLORE Registration

Please register for both EXPLORE 23: Connect and Select board meeting via the invite that was sent on March 14, 2023 or visit EXPLORE 23: Connect and click ‘Register Now’ in the upper right.

Travel and accommodation

You should plan to arrive in Seattle on Monday, May 8 as EXPLORE 23: Connect will kick off the morning of Tuesday, May 9. Our Select board meeting will take place all day on Wednesday, May 10 followed by a dinner event later that evening, so plan to depart Seattle on Thursday, May 11.

Register now to obtain an EXPLORE 23: Connect negotiated room rate of $279 per night plus taxes and fees at The Westin Seattle. The link to book your hotel room at The Westin Seattle will be found during the registration process and in the confirmation email. Plan to book accommodation before the special rate expires on April 14, 2023. More details here.


Transportation will be provided throughout the day between the Westin Hotel, Expedia Group campus, and Canlis restaurant. Look for the branded Expedia Group shuttle outside of the hotel. Haley White from Expedia Group will greet you.

TimeDeparture LocationArrival Location
7:45 AMThe Westin SeattleExpedia Group main entrance
4:45 PMExpedia Group main entranceThe Westin Seattle
6:30 PMThe Westin SeattleCanlis Restaurant
10:00 PMCanlis RestaurantThe Westin Seattle

Arrival on Expedia Group Campus on Wednesday morning

Expedia Group’s HQ address is 1111 Expedia Group Way W., Seattle, WA 98119. If you plan to arrange your own transportation, you can instruct your driver to drop you off at the main entrance loop. In some cases, rideshare companies might drop you off on Elliott Ave. on the other side of the Expedia Group bridge, in which case you’ll need to cross the bridge and then walk to the main entrance.

If you plan on driving you own car, follow the signs off Elliott Avenue W. Parking is $10/day Expedia Group garages.

You will need to check in at main reception on the morning of Wednesday, May 10 as your EXPLORE badge from the day before will not allow entry. Please bring photo ID. You can pre-register to expedite the process and will soon be receiving an email from Expedia Group on May 3 with campus registration details.

Dress code

We recommend business casual dress for the board meeting. Canlis is a self-described “very dressy restaurant” and recommends a suit or sport coat for men – link to further details.

Have a question?

Bookmark this page and we’ll update information as it becomes available.

A “Know Before You Go” update was sent on May 3, 203 from Mark Churchill.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to select@expediagroup.com.

Thank you!

The Expedia Group Media Solutions team