The story of the rapid growth of Booking.com


HSBN is pleased to invite Ivy Circle alumni to a very special evening with Darren Huston (HBS MBA ’94), CEO at Booking.com as their guest speaker on Monday, March 11, 2013.

Darren Huston was named CEO of Booking.com in September 2011. Prior to that he was an executive with McKinsey & Co., Starbucks and Microsoft. Darren has a really interesting story to tell as Booking.com started as a company in Amsterdam back in 1995, which has grown into the #1 online hotel agency in the world.  Booking.com is a subsidiary of Priceline Group, with around 1500 people working in Amsterdam and over 4500 working from more than 90 offices globally! Booking.com is available in 43 languages and in 167 countries. Darren is a terrific speaker and loves to engage with people, so we can look forward to an exciting discussion!

The event will be hosted by Booking.com. If you would like to attend, please sign up by return mail.

Date:           Monday, March 11, 2013
Time:
         Drinks at 6:00pm, speech at 7:00pm followed by a courtesy buffet dinner and Q&A, Coffee ~9:30pm
Location:    Booking.com HQ in Rembrandtplein called “The Bank” at Herengracht 597, Amsterdam
Parking:     Public transportation recommended, however closest parking garage located at Parkeergarage The Bank, Amstelstraat 12, 1017 DA Amsterdam
Registration: hbsc@planet.nl before February 11th (for HBS alumni – first come, first served). We will confirm your registration by email.

Many thanks to Ron Levin, MBA ‘08 for initiating this event!