Thomas Bangert
CEO of The Bangert Consultancy, United Kingdom
Thomas Bangert started working in the travel industry in 2000 for a little start up called Ifyoutravel, a part of the multimedia branch of LVMH.

He transferred to Ifyoutravel’s headquarter in London late 2001 and shortly after that, Ifyoutravel was acquired by the Online Travel Corporation (OTC). OTC was then acquired by lastminute.com and later by Travelocity (Sabre).

From Commercial Manager, to Supply Sales Director, Thomas moved on to become the Media Director for Northern Europe.

In April 2011 he moved to TripAdvisor where he was the Director Display EU. Thomas had direct reports all over Europe working with both clients directly as well as media agencies and trading desks to provide both the advertiser as well as the TripAdvisor user with the most relevant ad at the right time in the contextually most appropriate environment.

In 2017 Thomas founded The Bangert Consultancy (Independent digital media and IoT consultancy). His current projects are:
1. VTree ('solar trees' that offer free wi-fi and charging station for gadgets and electric vehicles)
2. travel audience, an Amadeus company: The world’s leading data-driven travel advertising platform that connect the leading brands and performance-oriented advertisers with the best publishers, reaching millions of travelers.
3. Pearlshare: Content marketing made easy for hotels.
4. notjustagift.net: Creation of a new online personalized gift marketplace.