2017 Conference Speakers

Q Akashah
Executive Director
OglivyNoor
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Atikah Amalina
Educator, Social Activist & Influencer & Solo Traveller
The Tudung Traveller
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Anand

Ike Anand
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Expedia group
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Tomas Andersen
General Manager
Echo Resorts, Kota Kinabalu
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Glenn Andrews
Managing Director, Asia
SiteMinder
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Anna Aquino
Director, Corporate Events
VISA

Melissa Augustina
Director
MALA Eco Tours
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Fazal Bahardeen
CEO and Founder
CrescentRating
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Hjalti Baldursson
CEO
Bokun
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Amrita Banta
Managing Director 
Agility Research & Strategy
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Nisha Barkathunnisha
Founder & principal consultant
Elevated Consultancy and Training
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Fabian Bartnick
Vice President of Asia Pacific & International Business
LodgIQ
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Chloe Baum
Workplace Manager, APAC
LinkedIn
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Yoram Ben Zvi
COO
eRevMax
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Nittan Bhalla
General Manager & Head – Facilities Management
Wipro BPS, Wipro Limited
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Dan Bibb
Blogger
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Mathilde Bihan
Lead Buyer, Marketing and Sales
SANOFI
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Aileen

Thomas Bömkes
Managing Director
Diversity Tourism GmbH
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Aileen

Damien Brosnan
Programme Manager
The Code
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Aileen

Aileen C. Clemente
Chairman and President
Rajah Travel Corporation
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Robson Cadore
Blogger
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Kristy Castleton
CEO
SmarTag Calyx Asia
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Felix Chan
Vice President of Sales Asia
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
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Mritunjaya Chandra Mohan 
Regional Travel Manager – Global Procurement 
Adobe Systems
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Nam Cheah
Blogger
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Brian Cheah
Head of Sales & Marketing, Singapore Division 
International SOS 
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Sharon Chen
Corporate Director of
Revenue Management
Montigo Resorts Pte Ltd
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Limin Cheng
Director of Revenue and Distribution Management
Marina Bay Sands 
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Christy

Robin Chiang
Senior Country Manager, APAC
KAYAK
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Christy 

Nathania Christy 
Insights & Community Lead, APAC
TrendWatching
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Nigel Wong Chun Teim
Honourary Secretary General
MATTA
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Benjamin Coleman
Manager, Global Security and Travel
DistributionNOW
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James Craven
Managing Director
Hybrid
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Isabella Crocker
Asia Pacific Senior Manager, Global Early Talent
Expedia
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Brendan Daly
General Manager
Yotel Singapore
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Sarah Dart
Director of Sales, APAC
Chrome River
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Sarah Davis
Chief Operating Officer
Taste of Thailand
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Francesco De Marchis
Chief Technology Officer
JacTravel
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Tracy Dong
Lead Advisor Asia Pacific
IDeaS Revenue Solutions
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Paul Doucet
Regional Security Manager, Security Solutions, APAC
International SOS and Control Risks
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Jackie Douglas
President
HSMAI Asia Pacific
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Huilian Duan
VP Sales & Marketing
Maritim Hotels APAC
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Scott Duane
Senior Director – APAC
eNett International
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Emmanuel Ebray
Managing Director 
HRS South East Asia
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Nabil El-Shafeay
Global Head of Partnerships 
BeMyGuest

Enrique Esguerra 
General Manager
Esgala Travel & Tours
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Faeez Fadhlillah
CEO and Co-founder
Tripfez
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Jafles Fernandes Pacheco 
Global Category Leader Travel & Professional Services
Oerlikon
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Matthew Festo
Singapore Country Manager
Savioke
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Peter Foster
Director of Business Development
AMILLA & Finolhu Resorts  – Baa Atol
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Dean Fowles
Unit Head Travel
Asian Development Bank
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Douglas Gan
Founder and CEO
Vanitee
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Gabriel Garcia 
Senior Director, Head of Marketing and Channel Strategy APAC
Expedia
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Nigel Gaunt
President
ICESAP
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Matt Gibson
CEO Upthink
PTBA Outbound President / Blogger
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Mikhail Goh
CEO and Co-founder
Have Halal, Will Travel
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Gilad Goren
Co-founder
Raleigh&Drake
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Rajeev Goswami
Co Founder & CEO / Member , Industry Advisory Council
WW Stay/ GBTA Foundation
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Mark Greedy
CEO & Founder
DestinationElite
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Dr Philippe Guibert
Regional Medical Director, Consulting Services for Asia Region
International SOS
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Graeme Ham
Vice President Talent & Culture – Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore
AccorHotels
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Erica Hegarty
Regional VP
ICESAP
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Rom E. Hendler
Founder and Managing Partner
InnoVel
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Diego Herrera
Co-Founder, CEO
Zebra Design SD
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Paul Hewett 
Client Service Director
In Marketing We Trust
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Andrew Hinshelwood
Vice President, Client Solutions APAC & EMEA 
Lonely Planet
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Kevin Hoong
Business Development Lead, APAC
Airbnb
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Annette Horschmann
Founder
Tabo Cottages
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Mamoun Hmedan
Managing Director
Wego
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Jacob Holder
Chief Executive Officer
Taste of Thailand
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Per Holte
Market Director Tourism Asia and New Developing Markets
Innovation Norway
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Shyn Yee Ho-Strangas
Head of International Expansion, Head of Retail
Expedia
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Sean Howell
Founder & Chairman
Hornet Gay Social Network
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Michal Hubschmann
CEO and Founder
Vdroom
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Fran Hughes
Director
International Tourism Partnership
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Steve Hui
Founder and Chief Executive
iFLYflat – The Points Whisperers
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Matthew Hulen
Industry Manager – Travel
Facebook
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Stewart Hunter
Director of Audience Strategy and Development
Sojern
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Jiang

Shiho Ikeuchi 
Director Overseas Marketing 
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
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Aisha Islam
Vice President, Consumer Products, South East Asia
Mastercard
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Muhammed Iqbal bin Rahman
Student
National University of Singapore
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Alex Jawd
CEO
30K

 
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Rika Jean-Francois 
Commissioner ITB Corporate Social Responsibility Competence Centre Travel & Logistics
Messe Berlin GmBH
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Jiang

Ender Jiang
Founder
Hiverlab
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Hunter

Hunter Johnson
Director
Sabre Global Consulting Asia-Pacific
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Stephanie Jones
Director & Head of Client Management ASEAN
American Express Global Business Travel (GBT)
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Charithya Kandage
Head of Account Management
eMarketingEye
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Lester Kang
Founding Partner
MetroResidences
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Chetan Kapoor
Research Analyst – Asia Pacific
Phocuswright
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Will Kataria
Director, Sales APAC
Cvent
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Abhineet Kaul
Director,Public Sector & Government Asia-Pacific
Frost & Sullivan
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Bernard Kee
Regional Manager, South East Asia
STR
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Teo Keng Chong
Senior Account Director, Global Accounts
Sabre Asia Pacific
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Tsuyoshi Kikune
MICE Sales Manager
Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Aliza Kim
TV & Social Media Personality
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Kevin King               
COO        
Shiji
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Saki Kobayashi
Co-Founder and COO
LCO-Creation
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Joshua Koh
Managing Director, Mid Markets Sales Asia Pacific 
Criteo
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Rajeev Kohli
CIS/ Joint Managing Director – Creative Travel
President 2016 – 2017 - SITE
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Dor Krubiner
Co-Founder and CEO
Hotelmize
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Cherisa Kwong
Founder
TribeXplorers
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Ally Lai
Business Development Manager, Asia
Scenic Cruises
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Garrick Lee
Marketing Manager
HeBS Digital
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Sylvia Lee
Head of Marketing
The Pavilions Hotels and Resorts 
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Klaus Lengefeld
Sector Leader Tourism & Employment,  Tunisia
GIZ German International Cooperation Agency
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Benjamin Lephilibert
Founder
LightBlue Environmental Consulting
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Bond Leung
Business Travel Lead – Australia and New Zealand
Airbnb
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Charlie Li
CEO
TravelDaily
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Victor Lim
Regional Meetings & Travel Manager
IKEA
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Raymond Lim
Area Director, Indonesia
Singapore Tourism Board
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Sheryl Lim
Founder
Travel Wander
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Grace Limjap
Regional Vice President Global Business Development
Diners Club
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Troy Liu
Founder & CEO
Mileslife
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Philip Liu
General Manager, China
Sabre Hospitality Solutions
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Aileen London
Senior Manager, Global Meeting Services – JAPAC
Oracle
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Liu Xi, Louis
CEO
FOMO Pay
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Jitka Markova
Co-founder
CamConscious Tourism
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Kathleen McGuire Urquhart
Head of Talent, APAC
Skyscanner
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Sanjay Mehta 
Trainer/Consultant
Enible Pte Ltd
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Heli Mende
Director, Head of Global Sales Promotion
Visit Finland
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Menezes

Tony Menezes
Vice President, Industrial
and Distribution Sectors
IBM Asia Pacific
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Sharon Meng
Singapore Country Manager
Mobike
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Kenji Mirassou
Director Global Sales, APAC
Egencia
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Ken Mishima
Vice President, E-commerce Strategy
i.JTB
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Caitrin Moh
Senior MICE Manager
Korea Tourism Organisation
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Mohd Hizzat Mohd Shah 
Vice President Research & Technology
MATTA
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Michael Molloy
Global Category Leader
Rio Tinto
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Simon Morley
Chief Operating Officer
Lub d Co. Ltd
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Andrew Morrison
Strategic Partnerships
GLP Films
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José Murta
Global Head of Hospitality
trivago
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Rajat Nagpal
Vice President, Global Supply & Data Aggregation Strategy
& APAC Sales
Mystifly
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Mallika Naguran
Publisher
Gaia Discovery
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Michael Nagy
Director
Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Girish Nair
Founder, Executive Director
TravelSpends
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Arjun Nohwar
Head – Uber for Business, India+APACx
Uber
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Nurhafihz Noor
Manager
Singapore Chapter of the International Islamic Marketing Association
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Hilda Ogada
Assistant Regional Marketing Manager
Kenya Tourism Board
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Claire Ollivier
Senior Director, APAC
Advito
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Susan Maria Ong
MICE Director, Asia Pacific
Japan National Tourism Organisation
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Jens Oreel
CEO
Octotrip
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Lorena Paglia
Director, Advisory Services
Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd.
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Arif Patel
Vice President, Sales, Marketing, Distribution & Loyalty (India Region)
AccorHotels
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James Pelham
Founder and Chief Taster
Singabites Food Tour
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Dustin Pfundheller
Blogger
Wandering Dentist
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Frank Poon
Chief Marketing Officer
Kaligo Solutions
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Arie Prasetyo, 
President Director
Lake Toba Tourism Authority
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Pranjal Prashar
Co-Founder, CEO
RepUp
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Karolien Priem
Regional Strategic Buyer Travel Asia, Oceania, Africa
Nestlé Group
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Amri Priyadi
Project Coordinator
International Trade Centre (ITC)
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Jenna Qian
Head of Destination Marketing
Ctrip
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Vivian Qin
Co-Founder & COO
Hunan Mengtu Travel Technology
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Divya Ramaswamy
Head of Digital Marketing
HomeAway
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Eric Ricaurte
CEO & Founder
Greenview
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Jaime Roseburgh
Market Leader Singapore & ASEAN
American Express Meetings and Events
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Zulkifly Said
Director General
Islamic Tourism Centre, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia
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Rajan Sakya
CEO
KGH Group of Hotels, Resorts & Travel
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Frederic Saunier
Head of Corporate IT APAC
Amadeus IT Group
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Philip Schaetz
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Wharf Hotels
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Andrea Schuppien
Regional Manager
Travel Wire Asia
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Margarita Seah
Management Associate
The Food Bank Singapore

 

Razy Shah
Co-Founder
2Stallions Digital
 

Chinmai Sharma
Chief Revenue Officer
Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris
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Lim Shoo Ling
Director, Brand Marketing Group
Singapore Tourism Board
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Eran

Eran Shust
CEO
Splitty Travel
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Yiping Shu
CMO
Meituan Platform
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Christina Siaw
CEO
Singapore Cruises Centre
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Mark Simmons
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Karma Resorts Group
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Singh

Madanjit Singh
Regional Director, South East Asia
Concur Technologies, Inc. (An SAP Company) 
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Singh

Guldeep Singh Sahni
President 
Outbound Tour Operators Association of India(OTOAI)
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Rudolf Sommer
Vice President 
UNICEO
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Jessie States, CMM
Manager of professional development 
Meeting Professionals International
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Kim Stengert
Director
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
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Jon Stonham
CEO
Elite Havens

Jane Sun
CEO
Ctrip.com International, Ltd
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Kettasone Sundara
Director of Tourism Marketing Division 
Tourism Marketing Department, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism
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Gaurav Sundaram
President ProKonsul & Regional Director GBTA India
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Andy Tan                 
Vice President, Sales, Asia Pacific     
Hotelbeds 
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Anthony Tan
APAC Lead, Retail Adhoc
GfK
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Tan Chia Hui
Area General Manager, Rendezvous Hotel & Amoy
Far East Hospitality
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Eugene Tan
General Manager
Corporate Travel
Management
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Gino Tan
Area General Manager –
Singapore
General Manager -  
Pan Pacific Singapore
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Joewin Tan
CEO
Huone Singapore
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Winnie Tan
Founder & CEO
TripZilla 
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 taneja

Amit Taneja
Chief Revenue Officer 
Cleartrip 
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Jan Tanner
Director
Earth Wanderer
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Farriek Tawfik
Director, Southeast Asia 
Princess Cruises
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Maria Taylor
Regional Vice President
TravelClick
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Teo

Terence Teo
Group Managing Director 
Anewtech Systems Pte Ltd
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maunik

Maunik Thacker
Senior Vice President – Marketing
Marina Bay Sands Pte. Ltd.
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Thorleifur Thor Jonsson
Senior Manager Trade Delegations
Promote Iceland
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Jens Thraenhart 
Executive Director
Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO)
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Asaf Toker
Managing Director, CEO, Co-Founder
SeeVoov
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Eugene Tong
Manager of Sustainability
Marina Bay Sands
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Torres

Rob Torres
Managing Director of Advertising and Marketing
Google
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Sean Treacy
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
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Olivier Trinquand 
Vice President
THE STRAND Hotel & Cruise
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Fenady Uriarte
Business Development Manager-South East Asia
STR
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Leon Vaidman
Co-Founder
HotelsBI
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Vittoria 

Nadine Vienne
Head of Events – Nissan Europe Development Director
UNICEO
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Vittoria

Riccardo Vittoria
Co-Founder, President
30SecondsToFly
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Nick Vivion
Editorial Director
Tnooz
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Hamish Wang
Travel and Meetings Manager, Greater China, Apple
Chair, GBTA China Advisory Board
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Joseph Wang
Chief Commercial Officer
TravelDaily
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Amy Wei
Senior Director, APAC
KAYAK
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Michael Weiss
Co-founder
bitemojo
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Jonathan Weizman
CEO
RoomChecking
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Paul Whiteway
APAC Lead
Skyscanner
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Justin Williams
Regional Sales Manager, Asia
SiteMinder
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Jameson Wong
Director, Business Development for Asia Pacific
Forward Keys
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Clement Wong
Founder and CEO
BeMyGuest
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Sammi Wu
Regional Director of Business Development
HeBS Digital
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Joseph Xia
Founder & CEO
Yearth Group
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Alvan Yong
Business Travel Lead , APAC
Airbnb
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Shinya Yokoyama
Co Founder
Halal Media Japan Co Ltd
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Frank Yan
VP of Sales
SkySea Cruise Line
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Min Yoon
Founder & CEO
Tidesquare
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Raudha Zaini
Marketing Manager
HalalTrip
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Leila Tekkaya
Director of Public Relations, Communication and Hospitality
Tunisian National Tourist Office (ONTT)
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Stefano Zeni
Head of Destination Services & Commercial Management
GTA
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Annika Ziehen
Blogger
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