2016 Conference Speakers

hasso

Hasso Anwer
Support to IAI Project – Team Leader Myanmar
GIZ
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todd 

Todd Arthur
Vice President, Sales and Market Development
Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific
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Fazal 

Fazal Bahardeen
CEO
CrescentRating & HalalTrip
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Shiaful

Shaiful Bahri
CEO
ZUU Southeast Asia
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Nisha

Nisha Barkathunnisha
Founder & Principal Consultant
Elevated Training
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Michael

Michael Becher
Founder and CEO
Bewotec Travel Technology Group
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Hugo

Hugo Burge
Chief Executive Officer
Momondo Group
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Andrea

Andrea Buxbaum
Market Management
Vienna Tourist Board
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Deborah

Deborah Chan
Responsible Tourism Associate Specialist
Wild Asia
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David

David Chapman
Director General
World Youth, Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation
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Ven

Laurence Chin
Country Manager Singapore & Offline Sales
United Airlines
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Ven

Ven Chin
Co-Founder
GD Group
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 Grant

Grant Colquhoun
Senior Director of Account Management APAC
TripAdvisor
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Adrian

Jason Cormier
Director of Strategy and Customer Success
TIBCO
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Adrian

Daniel G. Corpuz
Tourism Development Consultant
Department of Tourism Republic of the Philippines
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Ian

Ian Cumming
Founder
Travel Massive
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Alison

Alison Curry
Marketing Technical Advisor
Sam Veasna Centre
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Alex Ding

Prof Alex Dingeldey
Professor, Program Coordinator Tourism
DHBW Ravensburg
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Matthew

Matthew Driver
Group Executive, Global Products & Solutions, Asia Pacific
MasterCard
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huilian

Martin Donovan
Editor
MIX Meetings
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huilian 

Huilian Duan
Vice President Sales and Marketing APAC
Maritim Hotels
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Welf

Welf J. Ebeling
Resident Director
Destination Elite
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paul

Paul Er
Director – Global Sales
Marriott International
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faeez

Faeez Fadhlillah
CEO & Founder
Tripfez
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faeez

Nigel Gaunt
President
ICESAP
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 arlt

Prof Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt FRGS
Director
China Outbound Tourism Research Institute
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Matt

Matt Gibson
President
PTBA
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Glickman

Philip Glickman 
Regional Head of Commercial Payments
MasterCard in Asia Pacific
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Diana

Mark Greedy
CEO & Co-founder
Destination Elite
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Diana

Rachel Grier
Managing Director, Asia Pacific for IDeaS
A SAS COMPANY
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Sarah

Sarah Griffin
Sales and Marketing Director
Buffalo Tours
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Diana

Pierre-Charles Grob
Managing Director Asia
Fastbooking
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Diana

Nicole Haeusler
Tourism Consultant
GIZ
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Diana

Noel Hawkes
Vice President, Engagement and Partnerships, Resorts World Sentosa
Executive Director, Sentosa Harbourfront Business Association
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Diana

Clive Ellul Hawthorn
Director, Market Management
Singapore and Malaysia
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Diana

Diana Helander
Senior Director of Product Marketing
Revinate Inc
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Graham

Graham Hills
Chief Commercial Officer
Wego.com
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Kevin

Kevin Hoong
Business Travel Lead, APAC
Airbnb Inc.
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Morton

Morton Huang
Founder & CEO
Yiqifei Travel
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Timothy

Andrew Hughes
Vice President Sales, Marketing & Sourcing APMEA
GTA
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Timothy

Timothy Hughes
Vice President Business Development
Agoda
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Shiraz

Shiraz Imamudeen
COO
Muslim Travel Warehouse
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Gill

Gill Iswinder
Area General Manager
Far East Hospitality Management (S)
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Nick

Aisha Islam
Vice President, Consumer Products, South East Asia
Mastercard
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Nick

Nick Jeffery
General Manager Sales – Asia-Pacific
Sabre Hospitality Solutions
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Abihneet

Grace Kang
Managing Partner
Greenview Hospitality 
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Abihneet

Abhineet Kaul
Director
Frost & Sullivan Public Sector & Government Asia-Pacific  Singapore
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Juno

Jiyeon Juno Kim
Member of Professional Travel Bloggers Association
Runaway Juno Media
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Michael

Michael Klante
CEO/Owner
Quietvox
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Nilusha

Nilusha Kodithuwakku
Managing Director
Ayurva Traveller (BA, Dip. MKT)
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Nilusha 

Leonard Koh
Senior Consultant, Integrated Market Intelligence (APAC)
GfK
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Gerry

Prof Gerry Koh Eng Seng
Senior Lecturer – Academic Programmes (Hospitality Business)
Singapore Institute of Technology
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Kaisa

Kaisa Kosonen
StopOver Finland Program Manager
Visit Finland
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Kaisa

Michael B. Lee
Vice President of Sales
Marina Bay Sands
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william

William Lee
Founder and Director
Easybook
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Gerhard

Wu Lei
Deputy General Manager
Xinhua News Agency Asia – Pacific Regional Headquarter
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Gerhard

Alexis Lesage
Industry Manager , Hospitality
Google Singapore
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Gerhard

Gerhard Leskovar
Salzburg State Board
Tourism Director of Market Management

 Beth

Beth Leung
Member of Professional Travel Bloggers Association
Travels in Translation
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Sharanjit

Sharanjit Leyl
Presenter
BBC World News
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Bert

Bert Li
Associate Director of Event Production
Amway China
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Charlie

Charlie Li
CEO
TravelDaily China
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Michael

Michael Lim
Director (Human Resources & Information Technology)
Singex Holdings
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Michael
Victor Lim
Regional Meeting & Travel manager, IKEA
GBTA China Advisory Board
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Michael

Yu Xian Lim
Analyst
Euromonitor
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aileen

Aileen London
Senior Manager Global, Meeting  Services JAPAC 
Oracle Corporation
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Puneet

Puneet Mahindroo
Corporate Director of Revenue Management – Asia Pacific
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
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 Tony

Tony Marshall
Head of Asia-Pacific
Peakwork
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Zulkifly

Ikson Menezes
Sr. Manager – Hospitality and Travel Related Services
Mahindra & Mahindra
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Zulkifly

Zulkifly Md Said
Director General
Islamic Tourism Centre
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Andrew

Caitrin Moh
Senior MICE Manager
Korea Tourism Organisation
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Andrew

Andrew Morrison
Strategic Global Partnerships
GLP Films
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Fahad

Fahad Moti Khan
CTO
HalalTrip
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Amanda

Amanda Mouttaki
Member of Professional Travel Bloggers Association
EthisCrowd.com
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Umar

Umar Munshi
Co-founder
EthisCrowd.com
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Yoshiaki

Imtiaz Muqbil
Executive Editor
Islamic Travel Newswire and Travel Impact Newswire
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Yoshiaki

Yoshiaki Nakamura
President & CEO
Japan Inbound Solutions Co. Ltd
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nichol

Nichol Ng
Managing Director
FoodXervices Inc Pte Ltd
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willem

Willem Neimeijer
CEO
YAANA Ventures
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pall

Pallavi Nirula Nath
Director Revmax Technologies
Vice President of HSMAI South Asia
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Akiko

Arun Nohwar
Head of Uber Business, India and APAC
Uber 
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Akiko

Akiko Nomura
Medical Director, Assistance Services, Singapore and Philippines
International SOS
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Steve

Steve Odell
Senior Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
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Arnfinn 

Arnfinn Oines
Social and Environmental Conscience
Soneva & Secretary at Soneva Foundation
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Chok yan

Ooi Chok Yan
CEO
Penang Global Tourism
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jens

Jens Oreel
Founding CEO
Octotrip
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Jurgen

Jurgen Ortelee
Director of Enterprise Sales
IDeaS Revenue Solutions
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Zarina

Zarina Othman
Assistant Director, Business Development & Sponsorship Sales Institutional Division
MCI Singapore
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Duncan

Duncan Palmer
Managing Director
The Murray, A Niccolo Hotel
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 Jenny

Jenny H. Panchal
Lecturer in tourism, hospitality and management
James Cook University (Singapore)
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James

James Pelham
Director
Elite Travel Concierge E.T.C.
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 saly

David Peller
Director of Strategic Partnerships of Asia Pacific
Booking.com
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saly

Saly Phimphinth
Director General, Department of Tourism Marketing
Ministry of Information Culture and Tourism, Laos
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 Thomas

Nicolas Pillet
General Manager
Eastern & oriental Express
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Thomas

Mohd K. Rafin
Chief Corporate Officer
Park Hotel Group
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Thomas

Kala Rayaprolu
Director Global Travel & Related Services
Aricent
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Thomas

Thomas Roth
Founder and President
Community Marketing & Insights
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Jan

Jan Ruebel
Head of Sales Travel & Mobility
Wirecard

Sandy

Sandy Russell
Vice President, Commercial Operations, Asia Pacific
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
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Greg

Bhart Sarin CCTE, C.P.M., GTP
Head of Global Indirect and APAC Regional Procurement, Ingredion Incorporated
GBTA Board Member
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Greg

Wouter Schalken
Senior Tourism Specialist
World Bank Group 
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 Greg

Greg Schulze 
Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy and Services
Expedia group
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Pranav

Pranav Sethaputra
Group Sustainability Consultant
MCI
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 Valerie

Valérie Sfeir
International Coordinator
ChildSafe Movement
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shibata

Kei Shibata
CEO
Trip101
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Rushdi

Rushdi Siddiqui
Co-Founder and CEO
Zilzar
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Rajinder

Rajinder Sidhu Singh
COO
Paragon Hotels Limited
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riyanto

Riyanto Sofyan
Head of Halal Tourism
Indonesia Ministry of Tourism
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Jon 

Jon Stonham
CEO
Elite Havens Group
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Suman

R.K Suman
Assistant Director
India Tourism Singapore

Ariel

Gaurav Sundaram
President, ProKonsul
GBTA Regional Director India
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Ariel

Ariel Talbi
Founder & Managing Director
TaKanto Virtual Reality
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Anthony

Anthony Tan
APAC Lead
GfK
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tatem

Kevin Tatem
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Asia Pacific
SiteMinder
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Maria

Maria Taylor
Regional Vice President
TravelClick
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Hiramsyah Sambudhy Thaib

Hiramsyah Sambudhy Thaib
Team Leader for Accelerated Development of 10 Prioritized Destinations
Ministry of Tourism Republic Indonesia, and the Chairman of PT. TRG Investama
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Alex

Alex Thanopoulos
Vice President
MasterCard Enterprise Partnerships Asia Pacific
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jens

Jens Thraenhart
Executive Director
Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office
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 Celia

Celia Tong
Chief Marketing Officer & China President
iClick Interactive Asia Limited
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Warren

Warren Tseng
General Manager
Uber Singapore
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jing tu

Jing Tu
The General Manager
Baidu Hotel and Travel Department
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Kaushal

Kaushal Upadhyay
Executive Director, Client Service Growth & Emerging Markets
Nielsen
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Marc

Fenady Uriarte
Business Development Manager, Southeast Asia
STR
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Marc

Dr Marc van Loo
CEO
Loola Adventure Resort
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Jenn

Jenn Villalobos
Head of Travel and Hospitality
Google
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 Abdul

Abdul Wahab
Group General Manager
Bintan Resorts
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Charles

Robert Walker
Head of Information & Analysis
International SOS and Control Risks
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Charles

Srisuda Wanapinyosak
Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Asia and South Pacific Region)
Tourism Authority of Thailand
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 Charles

Hamish Wang
Travel and Meetings Manager, Greater China, Apple Chair
GBTA China Advisory Board
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 Charles

Charles Wang
Regional Head of Advisory Services
IDeaS Revenue Solutions
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Joseph

Joseph Wang
Chief Commercial Officer
TravelDaily China
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Clement

Clement Wong
CEO
BeMyGuest
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Jameson

Jameson Wong
Director of Business Development, APAC
ForwardKeys
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jenny

Jenny Wu
Chief Strategy Officer
Ctrip.com International Ltd
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jenny

Maggie Wu
Video Travel Blogger, “FlywithMaggie”, Partner
Hidden Gems Media Productions Ltd 
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rikin 

Rikin Wu
CEO
Didatravel.com
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rikin

Joseph Xia
Vice President
Shanghai Jin Jiang International E-Commerce Co., Ltd.
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lan xing

Prof Lan Xing
Associate Professor
Shanghai University of International Business & Economics
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alexey

Alexey Yanchuk
Project Manager, Affiliate Program
Jetradar
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garce yang

Grace Yang
Assistant Director of Human Resources
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
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melissa

Melissa Yang
Co-founder & Vice Chairman
Tujia.com
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ken 

Xinling Yap
Regional Operations Manager, Asia Pacific
CWT Meetings & Events
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 ken

Ken Yong
Director of Sales and Marketing
Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview 
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dunde

Dunde Yu
Chairman, Co-Founder
CEO – Tuniu Corporation
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raudha

Raudha Zaini
Marketing Manager
HalalTrip
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ting jun

Zhang Ting Jun
Executive Director
Mercy Relief (MR)
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james

James Zheng
Director, Shanghai
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
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eric

Eric Zhuang
Vice President of International Cooperation
ShenZhen DidaTravel
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raphael

Raphael Alexander Zoren
Member of Professional Travel Bloggers Association
Journey Wonders
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