Experts that will take to the stage in 2016

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  • Akira Mitsumasu
    Cathay Pacific
    Dennis Owen Group Manager Social Media
    Cathay Pacific
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    Overseeing all aspects of social media and how it relates to Cathay Pacific on an enterprise level. Dennis Owen, has been working with the airline for 29 years, starting in San Fransisco four months before Cathay even started flying to the United States as a sales representative and then moved to Dallas in 1990, when OneWorld started. 

  • Akira Mitsumasu
    Japan Airlines
    Akira Mitsumasu VP, Marketing and Strategy, Asia & Oceania region
    Japan Airlines
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    Has been with Japan Airlines (JAL) for over 25 years, with experience in airport operations management, network planning, business development, and internal auditing. His current role as VP of Marketing and Strategy for JAL's Asia and Oceania Region involves developing marketing strategies, bench-marking industry best practices, exploring new business opportunities, and developing strategic scenarios. Based in Singapore, which is an ideal place to be in, given my above described role and the need to travel quite often to neighbouring countries. 

  • Fang Fang
    Skyscanner
    Fang Fang Senior Marketing Manager
    Skyscanner, Tianxun - Greater china
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    Fang Fang is Senior Marketing Manager, Greater China at Skyscanner. She is responsible for developing marketing strategies across multiple channels and expanding Skyscanner’s user base through integrated campaigns. Prior to joining Skyscanner, Fang Fang was the Regional Marketing Manager, South-East Asia at ZALORA, the online fashion retailer. She holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering (BE) and Electronics Engineering from Tsinghua University. Fang Fang’s top travel tip is “Always take a book with you when you when you travel. Reading helps you to relax and switch off from work-mode”.

  • Henk Meyknecht
    Kempinski
    Henk Meyknecht General Manager
    Kempinski (China)
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    Dutch hotelier Henk Meyknecht studied at Hotelschool Maastricht (Netherlands) and Cornell University. His 30 years career spans assignments with Hilton, IHG, Peninsula, Marco Polo and Langham Hotels. Since 2012 he is General Manager with Kempinski Hotels (China). He is Vice Chairman of the IBHS (International Branded Hotels Association Shanghai) and member of the Advisory Board of the Hotelschool Maastricht (Netherlands). 
  • Oliver Hua
    Booking.com
    Oliver Hua General Manager, APAC
    Booking.com
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    Oliver came to Booking.com from eBay, where he had worked for over eight years. There, he held a number of senior positions including Managing Director for Southeast Asia, Japan, and Israel; Chief Operating Officer for Greater China, Japan, and Southeast Asia; and Senior Director of Trust and Safety for the Asia-Pacific region.

    Before joining eBay in 2005, Oliver worked for seven years as a senior executive with a number of global management and strategy consultants, including McKinsey & Co. in Shanghai and Houston; Booz Allen Hamilton; and Stern Stewart & Co., where he worked with local and global clients in Asia, Europe and the United States.

    Oliver was also an entrepreneur, and in 2000, he co-founded and headed the B2B internet startup company, Luban.com. Oliver received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Beijing Foreign Studies Institute in 1993. He also has a Master’s degree in Business Administration, which was awarded jointly by the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai and the International Graduate School of Management (IESE) in Barcelona and Madrid

  • Simon Gao
    SkyScanner
    Simon Gao Senior Marketing Manager - Greater China
    SkyScanner, Tianxun
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    Simon Gao, Senior Marketing Manager, Greater China at Skyscanner, He has joined in Skyscanner in early of 2013 and has been specialising marketing for Tianxun.com which is the Chinese site of Skyscanner in China market.   He is responsible for overall marketing strategies and developing marketing activities throughout multiple channels and partnerships.  He is in charge of branding, social, content, PR, and other marketing campaigns.  Before joining Skyscanner, Simon has worked in China Mobile as Marketing Manager, and he also has established his owned start-up website and company in China and Japan.  Simon holds a Master degree in Marketing of Newcastle University. In his words, “The reason why I dedicate myself into Travel industry is that I don’t know how to survive without exploring the worlds”

  • Tomas Laboutka
    Hotel Quickly
    Tomas Laboutka Co-Founder & CEO
    Hotel Quickly
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    Tomas is a serial entrepreneur, passionate about bringing innovation and shaking-up industries. Most recently, he co-founded and lead HotelQuickly, the #1 mobile first company for same-day hotel bookings in Asia & Pacific. 

    He built 3 ventures over the course of past 6 years and served e.g. as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of FL Ventures Ltd, a specialist in advising start-ups on how to expand successfully across Europe.

    Tomas was also member of the Sub-Committee for Entrepreneurship of the National Economic Council of the Czech Government and founder of CEMS Entrepreneurs.

  • Widhadh Waheed
    Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
    Widhadh Waheed Director of eBusiness
    Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
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    Widhadh is the Director of e-Business at Shangri-La, driving online bookings and awareness for the brand. Prior to joining Shangri-La, she co-founded and sold multiple digital media companies, most recently a question and answer based social network that reached more than seventy million people worldwide since inception. Prior to that, her advertising agency, where she served as CEO helped Fortune 500 companies and fuelled more than 1.5 billion dollars in acquisition value. When not implementing novel social strategies, she enjoys writing, raising her two kids, and Latin dancing.

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  • Danny Kim
    Google
    Danny Kim Google
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  • Yuhi Fujimaki
    Rakuten
    Yuhi Fujimaki Travel Business, Vice Manager, Media Marketing Group
    Rakuten
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    In charge of International Marketing, and managing partnerships to expand the International Business for Japan's leading online travel website, Rakuten Travel, Japan.

    - Manage business partnerships and alliances with overseas companies. Negotiate commercials and contracts, establish internal operation. 
    - Analyze and operate PPC Ads. Created a visualization excel tool for tracking daily and accumulated performances of major KPIs, to further enhance optimization.
    - Analyze and operate Affiliate marketing including negotiating commercials and contracts.
    - Data analysis based on customer database and site metrics.

  • Raphel Cohen
    Hotel Quickly
    Raphel Cohen Co-Founder and CSO
    Hotel Quickly
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    Raphael worked for Rocket Internet as Managing Director of foodpanda Vietnam and DropGifts Singapore, before joining HotelQuickly as Chief Sales Officer. As serial entrepreneur, he previously founded the online graphic design outsourcing company Corporate Edesign, as well as CGHK Export, a China-focused trading company. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce, and exchanged to the University of Hong Kong and Shanghai Jiaotong University. Raphael was born and raised in Paris, but lived in Toronto, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong, which is also the reason why he speaks 6 languages including Hebrew, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

  • Stephanie Rodriguez
    Mighty Media Group
    Stephanie Rodriguez Chief Enabling Officer
    Mighty Media Group
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    Chief Enabling Officer (CEO) With a digital career spanning three continents and over 22 years, Stephenie has been helping companies communicate more effectively with employees, customers and stakeholders. She is responsible for key account development, technology solution partner relationships and runs the vibrant strategic advisory (Ideas) division solving complex business problems and assisting companies with digital communication solutions including Social Media strategies and word of mouth buzz campaigns. She has worked with clients on projects including Austereo, Bayer, SSP – The Food Travel Experts, JPD Media (Jamie Durie), The Office of the Ombudsman of the Northern Territory Government, The Royal Darwin Hospital, Advanced Lifestyle International, The United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization, and FIFA World Cup.

    An active participant in the digital/social sphere, Stephenie frequently appears as a panelist or keynote presenter on social media related topics for B2B business audiences. Last year she appeared onstage for Miller Heiman, Gadens Lawyers, The Women of Teradata, CeBit WebForward (Australia), Australian Business Women’s Network Webinars, and the Lithium: Likes to Love World Tour. Passionate about social media for social good Stephenie attends and supports the UN Week Digital Media Lounge (NYC).  She can also be found at Mashable Meetups, TEDx, and SXSWi annually. Some of her best strategies are mapped on wine stained paper tablecloths and she is an expert on social engagement, food and air travel.

  • Andy Chang
    Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
    Andy Chang Asia Pacific Digital Marketing Director
    Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
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    Responsible for the strategy and execution of Digital Marketing, E-Commerce, Social Media and Digital Guest Experience initiatives in Asia Pacific.

  • Tejveer Singh Bedi
    Park Hotel Group
    Tejveer Singh Bedi Group Director - Revenue Management
    Park Hotel Group
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     Passionate about increasing efficiency in the travel industry. I believe building a strong revenue management culture is key to a successful organization.

    As a travel industry strategy executive with regional & corporate responsibilities and strong results-driven focus, my experience covers multiple aspects of travel industry -

    • Revenue Management including room, food & beverage, spa revenue management 
    • Analytic s including Market Data Analysis 
    • Loyalty Program Development
    • Distribution enhancement including Technologies,Connectivity and Increasing direct channel production
    • Hospitality Technology and Connectivity- Automated Revenue Management System evaluation and roll out, Property Management System, Central Reservation Systems, CRM 
    • Online marketing including website improvement, booking engine enhancement 
    • Team Building and training
    • Business Development for hotels and restaurants

    My past experiences across verticals have given me ample scope to develop in the areas of analytics, revenue management and finance. At the Indian School of Business, my development has been with facets of finance, such as capital raising strategies, real estate valuation, financial statement analysis besides forecasting and business analytics.

  • Alvan Aiau
    Carson Wagon Lit
    Alvan Aiau VP, Global Sales & Global Program Management, Asia Pacific
    Carlson WagonlitTravel 
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    Alvan first joined CWT in 2012 as Senior Director, Sales and Program Management Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. in 2014, he served as interim General Manager and Senior Director, Traveler Services for CWT's newly-established operations centre in the Philippines, before being promoted to Vice President Global Sales and Program Management in the same year. Based in Singapore, Alvan has responsibility for managing CWT's extensive client base in the Asia Pacific region and for delivering solutions that add value to the travel programes of global corporations. Prior to joining CWT, he was Head of Ocean Freight in DHL Global Forwarding, first in Shanghai, then Singapore, managing delivery of complex off-shoring projects, operational improvement initiatives, as well as management of supplier and vendor relations.

  • Amy Wei
    Kayak
    Amy Wei Director - Greater China
    Kayak
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  • Samer Alhaider
    Emirates
    Samer Alhaider Manager eCommerce Sales Development
    Emirates
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  • Charlie Wong
    Zuji Hong Kong
    Charlie Wong CEO
    Zuji Hong Kong
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    Charlie Wong is responsible for leading the ZUJI Hong Kong team to build the ZUJI brand, grow the ZUJI business and establish strong relationships with partners and travel suppliers in order to deliver great value travel and a one-stop-shop for travel products online to Hong Kong travellers.

    Charlie’s joined ZUJI Hong Kong in Sep. 2007 as a finance manager and was actively involved in new business and strategy development, and he has played a significant role in delivering strong growth for ZUJI as General Manager since Nov 2009 and promoted as CEO since May 2013.

    Prior to joining ZUJI, Charlie held financial roles in organizations spanning the Asia Pacific region. He spent four years as a financial controller with a Tokyo-based advertising agency and was instrumental in introducing international best practises to efficiently run the back office. He spent six years as an auditor with KPMG in Sydney and Hong Kong, where he was heavily involved in the initial public offerings of several high profile telecommunication companies in Hong Kong.

    Charlie has tertiary education qualifications from Sydney University and gained his CPA accreditation with KPMG in Hong Kong.

    A keen traveller, Charlie likes to spend his holidays with his family in rural Japan and on wine tasting tours. He is a die-hard Liverpool fan, plays tennis weekly and enjoys the company of his family during his leisure time.

  • Chek Lim Cheng
    TripAdvisor
    Chek Lim Cheng Parterships
    TripAdvisor APAC
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  • Nelson Allen
    Hotels.com
    Nelson Allen Senior Director of Marketing
    Hotels.com APAC
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  • Aya Aso
    Agora-Hospitalities
    Aya Aso CEO
    Agora Hospitalities
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  • Kestrel Lee
    Juxt
    Kestrel Lee Executive Creative Director - Digital and Integrated Marketing
    George P Johnson / JUXT Greater China
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    Kestrel Lee is the Executive Creative Director for George P Johnson, Greater China, focusing on digital, mobile and integrated marketing. He has 15 years of experience in leading integrated, social media and digital campaigns in Asia, winning over 100 awards for global brands in China and Asia such as Mars, adidas, Martell VSOP, HP etc. Besides advising L’Oreal Asia Pacific and Unilever on digital matters, he is also an invited correspondent with Thoughtful China, Shanghai Business Bureau and China AdSmack on ecommerce, omni-channel marketing and big data.

    For more details, visit: http://sg.linkedin.com/in/kestrellee

  • Max Kraynov
    Jet Radar
    Max Kraynov CEO
    Aviasales/JetRadar
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    Max Kraynov is the CEO of Aviasales, the largest Eastern European travel search engine, and its international offshoot Jetradar, currently active in 14 markets across the globe and now expanding to Asian markets. Max has spent 10 years in senior management roles in mobile startups and switched to travel in 2011. Max's expertise is building growing companies exploiting adaptable revenue models.

  • Christian Lukey
    Amadeus
    Christian Lukey Head of Hotels, APAC
    Amadeus
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  • Jameson Wong
    Forward Keys
    Jameson Wong Director of Business Development
    Forward Keys
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  • Claudia Cheung
    Cordis Hotel HK
    Claudia Cheung Social Media Executive
    Cordis Hotel HK
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  • Sam Woolward
    Added Value
    Sam Woollard Client Development Director
    Added Value
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  • Andrea Fenn
     
    Andrea Fenn China Digital Strategy Expert, Fireworks
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  • Daniela Wagner
    PATA
    Daniela Wagner International Partnerships
    Connecting Travel 
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  • Anna Trushkina
    Wego
    Anna Trushkina Manager Hotels- Commercial
    Wego
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  • Andy Khen
    L Hotels & Resorts and The Shanti Collection
    Andy Khen Executive Director
    L Hotels & Resorts and The Shanti Collection
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  • Jonathan Hardy
    Adara
    Jonathan Hardy VP Sales
    Adara
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  • Stewart Hunter
    Sojern
    Stewart Hunter Director
    Sojern
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  • Zdenek Komenda
    SkyPicker
    Zdenek Komenda VP of Business Developent
    SkyPicker
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  • Tomohiro Okado
    loco partners
    Tomohiro Okada Manager, Business Development Division
    Loco partners
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  • Halona Padiachy
    PATA
    Halona Padiachy Manager - Membership & Chapter Relations
    PATA
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  • Wilfred Fan
    agoda
    Wilfred Fan Managing Director – North Asia
    Agoda
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  • Kenichi Shibata
    Venture republic
    Kenichi Shibata COO
    Venture Republic
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