WIT Hospitality 2018



March 20, 2018

Silverbox Ballroom
Hotel ICON, Hong Kong



9:00 am - 9:10 amSetting the Stage
9:10 am - 9:40 amThe Next Better Thing [More Info]
Symon Bridle, Group Chief Operating Officer, Rosewood Hotel Group
Nikhil Manchharam, Managing Director – Development Asia, Yotel
Jennifer Cronin, President, Wharf Hotels
Andrew Cowen, Vice Chairman, Uriel Aviation Holdings Ltd
9:40 am - 9:55 amWeather Outlook [More Info]
Robert Hecker, Managing Director, Pacific Asia, Horwath HTL
9:55 am - 10:20 amThe Investors' & Developers' View [More Info]
Tommy Lai, Formerly Vice President, North Asia , ONYX Hospitality Group
Suchad Chiaranussati, Chairman, Investment Committee, SC Capital Partners Pte Ltd
Terence Ronson, Managing Director, Pertlink Limited, Manila
10:20 am - 10:30 amHotel Distribution Trends That Matter [More Info]
Maggie Rauch, Director, Research, Phocuswright
10:30 am - 11:00 amBetter Online Travel [More Info]
Jun Lai, General Manager, Global Hotel Chains & International Market, Ctrip
Wilfred Fan, Vice President – Partnerships, Agoda
Adam Brownstein, Regional Director North Asia, Booking.com
David Hamblin, Vice President, APAC, Lodging Partner Services, Expedia
11:00 am - 11:30 amBreak
11:30 am - 11:50 amThrough The Looking Glass, Part 1: Lessons From Outside Hospitality [More Info]
Claire Hatton, Co-founder, Full Potential Labs
11:50 am - 12:20 pmTowards Better Branding & Marketing [More Info]
Colman Ho, Vice President, Group Marketing, Century City Holdings
Nelson Allen, General Manager, Hotels.com Asia Pacific
Sean Seah, Head of Digital Experience, HSBC
12:20 pm - 12:40 pmCoffee Chat [More Info]
Pippa Williamson, Senior Vice President, Sales & Distribution Strategy, Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd
12:40 pm - 1:00 pmThrough The Looking Glass, Part 1: Lessons from Sci-Fi [More Info]
Fritz Demopoulos, CEO, Queen's Road Capital
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmLunch
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmCoffee Chat [More Info]
Benjamin Liao, Chairman, Forte Hotel Group
2:20 pm - 2:50 pmBetter Distribution, Pricing & Revenue Management [More Info]
Patrick Sin, Director of Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management, Hotel ICON
Christian Lukey, Head of Hotels – APAC, Amadeus IT Group
Stefan Wolf, Key Account Director, Snapshot Marketplace
Vikram Malhi, Co-Founder, Zuzu Hospitality Solutions
Philip Schaetz, Managing Director, CUBE
2:50 pm - 3:00 pmEye On China [More Info]
Joseph Wang, Chief Commercial Officer, TravelDaily
3:00 pm - 3:10 pmEye on Japan [More Info]
Kenichi Shibata, Co-founder, Venture Republic
3:10 pm - 3:40 pmBreak
3:40 pm - 4:10 pmEye on North Asia: The Big & Better Picture [More Info]
Aya Aso, Founder & CEO, SAVVY Collective Co.
Min Yoon, CEO, Tidesquare
Yoshihiro Sakurai, Head of Accommodation Business, Travel Division, Venture Republic
Iris Cheung, Territory Manager, Hong Kong/Taiwan, Airbnb
4:10 pm - 4:40 pmNew Tech: An Alternative View [More Info]
Terry Wan, Group Director, Information Technology, Wharf Hotels
Yu Lik Ng, Principal Lecturer, Hospitality Solutions Centre, School of Hospitality, Republic Polytechnic Singapore
Mark Hsu, Managing Partner, GD1 (Global From Day 1)
Max Song, Investor, Data Scientist, Schwarzman Scholar, Nan Fung Group
4:40 pm - 5:00 pmThrough the Looking Glass, Part 3: Lessons From Aviation [More Info]
Jonathan Hutt, Commercial Director, HK Express
5:00 pm - 5:10 pmThe State of Tours & Activities – and How Hoteliers Can Benefit [More Info]
Graham Hills, Chief Commercial Officer, BeMyGuest
5:10 pm - 5:40 pmTours & Activities: The Startups Creating Better In-Destination Experiences [More Info]
Emma Lee, Director of Business Development - New Experiences, Klook
Jeremy Cheung, General Manager Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Tink Labs
Rebecca Leung, Regional Executive Director, Southeast Asia, KKday
Maggie Rauch, Director, Research, Phocuswright
5:40 pm - 6:00 pmIt's A Wrap
6:00 pmClosing Cocktails