Thursday, 18 May

WIT Europe

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
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Welcome to Asia Reimagined

Presenter
Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder, WIT and Editorial Director, Web In Travel

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
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Executive Roundtable: From The Top

We gather the leading influencers in Asia’s online travel market to share insights into their respective areas of expertise and see if we can take…

Panelists
Louise Daley, Deputy CEO, Asia Pacific, AccorHotels
Fritz Demopoulos, Founder, Queen's Road Capital
Timothy Hughes, Vice President, Business Development, Agoda.com

9:45 AM – 10:25 AM
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4 in 40: Asia Unplugged

What makes different markets tick? Where are the biggest opportunities as Asia’s growing middle class gets more access to disposable income and…

Panelists
Alex Shen, Strategic Partnership Manager, China, GetYourGuide Inc.
Kei Shibata, Co-Founder and CEO, Venture Republic Inc.
Ross Veitch, Co-Founder & CEO, Wego Pte Ltd.
Min Yoon, CEO, TideSquare Co., Ltd

10:25 AM – 10:35 AM
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Keynote: The Singapore Story

As a leading gateway to Asia, Singapore has been aggressively pursuing a digital strategy to grow its tourism business, as well as position itself…

Panelist
Yen Nee Tan, Regional Director, Europe, Singapore Tourism Board

10:35 AM – 10:55 AM
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2 in 20: Building Product for Asia

Two companies that have made inroads into Asia talk about their product and brand strategy for the region.

Panelists
Hichame Assi, CEO, HotelsCombined.com
Filip Filipov, Director of Product, Skyscanner

10:55 AM – 11:00 AM
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It’s A Wrap

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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Break

Sponsored by: Singapore Tourism Board

Center Stage

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
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Simon Says

Simon Breakwell, Founder, Expedia Europe and Venture Partner, Technology Crossover Ventures
Simon Lehmann, President, Phocuswright Inc.

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
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Executive Roundtable: Emerging Technologies

Emerging technologies are poised to change the way travelers interact with travel content. This session explores three key trends: virtual reality,…

Panelists
David O'Flanagan, CEO, BOXEVER
Salar Shahna, Creative Director and Co-Founder, World VR Forum
Moderator
Norman Rose, President, Travel Tech Consulting Inc.

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
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Point/Counterpoint

Can progress be regulated? How do you keep change in check? As innovation transforms travel distribution, efforts to regulate - or disrupt - are…

Panelists
Michael Buller, Managing Director, Verband Internet Reisevertrieb
Christoph Klenner, Secretary General, European Technology & Travel Services Association (ETTSA)
Jean-Philippe Monod de Froideville, Senior Director Government & Corporate Affairs, EMEA, Expedia Inc.
Moderator
Dirk Rogl, Founder and Consultant, Rogl Consult

Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
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Networking Lunch

Center Stage

1:45 PM - 4:30 PM
1:45 PM – 2:10 PM
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Executive Interview: Trivago

The managing director of one of the most successful metasearch companies in the world talks about its future post-IPO.

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.
Johannes Thomas, Managing Director, trivago GmbH

2:10 PM – 2:40 PM
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Executive Roundtable: Beyond Beds and Air

You've stepped off your flight or left the hotel - now what? How can every stakeholder in the travel value chain take advantage of the opportunity…

Panelists
Bobby Healy, CTO, CarTrawler
LP Maurice, Co-Founder & CEO, Busbud
Will Philipson, Co-Founder and President, SilverRail Technologies
Polina Raygorodskaya, CEO, Wanderu

2:40 PM – 3:10 PM
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Joint Interview: Expedia

Two key leaders from Expedia discuss how the online behemoth maintains its reign as the largest OTA in the world. Learn how Expedia stays agile and…

Cyril-Pierre Ranque, Senior Vice President, Global Market Management, Expedia Inc.
Johan Svanstrom, President, Hotels.com, Venere.com and Expedia Affiliate Network brands, Expedia Inc.

3:10 PM – 3:50 PM
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Spotlight: Founders Forum

While all winning entrepreneurs have vision and confidence, their personal journey is often strewn with obstacles. Hear stories of successful…

Naren Shaam, Founder and CEO, GoEuro
Jared Simon, COO & Co-Founder, HotelTonight
Tao Tao, Co-Founder and COO, GetYourGuide Inc.

3:50 PM – 4:05 PM
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Phocuswright Research: Private Accommodations

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.

4:05 PM – 4:30 PM
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Executive Interview: Airbnb

Airbnb's impressive growth has catapulted it to become the fourth largest online travel company in the world. Learn about Airbnb's progress as it…

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright Inc.
Olivier Gremillon, Managing Director, EMEA, Airbnb

All Day

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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Attendee Services Desk Open

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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Exhibitor Showcase Open

Note: All conference information (including program, speakers, etc.) is subject to change without notice.