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April 13, 2017 Conferences No Comments Email Email

Over 350 of Asia’s most senior digital travel professionals representing top hotels, airlines, OTAs and metasearch engines are expected to attend the 2017 edition Digital Travel APAC at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, held from 25th — 27th April. This is the 2nd edition of this conference and this year’s Digital Travel APAC will host 70% new speakers with some industry biggies like Alwin Loh Tek Ken, Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation, Malaysia Airlines  and David Peller, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Asia Pacific,

Lightning Talks on China and India and Country Clinics on Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Korea, ANZ and Middle East led by experts from each geo will give attendees a deep dive understanding of the unique consumer behaviors, challenges and opportunities in each of APAC’s diverse and fragmented travel markets.

The Women in Travel Think Tank Lunch is another great session where attendees can discuss how the digital travel industry can better attract, develop and retain top female talent.

A brand new technology benchmarking pre day will give attendees an unbeatable, time-saving opportunity to meet and compare leading technologies in the space with new level of detail and interactivity in just one afternoon of networking.

With in-depth tracks for Directors and VPs of eCommerce and Digital Marketing, creative boardrooms, debates and case-studies, Digital Travel APAC ensures there is something for everyone.

Only in its 2nd year, Digital Travel APAC has made a name for itself as APAC’S Most Senior-Level E-Commerce and Digital Event For Travel.

APAC is projected to surpass North America to become the largest travel region of the world in 2017! So for those digital travel executives eager to stay ahead of today’s new landscape, Digital Travel Summit APAC offers the perfect opportunity to embrace forward-looking strategies and technologies to capitalise on this perfect storm” said Prachi Panda, Conference Director of Digital Travel APAC.

A conference organized by Worldwide Business Research (WBR), Digital Travel APAC strives to drive the travel industry with meaningful, high-level and forward looking exchange of ideas and discussions at the event and also help travel brands evaluate which new technologies such as AR, VR and AI will work best for them.

Also partaking in the conference is Criteo, a global technology company that delivers personalised performance marketing at an extensive scale for more than 14,000 advertisers worldwide, including, Expedia, Yatra and KKday. Alban Villani, General Manager, Southeast Asia, Criteo, has been playing a key role in driving regional eCommerce growth for Criteo customers in the retail and travel sectors since 2013. At the conference, Villani will be sharing results and insights from a Criteo-commissioned research on purchase behaviors, trends and challenges of digital travel consumers, and the implications and opportunities for travel businesses in the Asia-Pacific region.

Other technologies include – Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations; Tealium whose industry leading customer data platform, comprised of an enterprise tag management solution, omnichannel customer segmentation and action engine, and suite of rich data services, creates a vendor-neutral data foundation that spans web, mobile, offline and IoT.

More than 75 speakers and panelists will focus on key and pressing current issues including delivering seamless multi-channel booking for today’s connected travelers, powering conversion, perfecting customer experience, re-defining loyalty, personalizing online experience, maximizing industry partnerships and more.

Key speakers will include:

  • Akira Mitsumasu, Vice President, Marketing & Strategy, Japan Airlines
  • Dilpreet Singh, Head of CRM and Business Analytics, The Oberoi Group
  • Dyson Yu, Vice President, Digital Marketing and eCommerce, Dream Cruises
  • Zaeem Shaukat Mirza, Global Head of Online Marketing, Qatar Airways
  • Honey Mittal, SVP, Product,
  • Puneet Mahindroo, Corporate Director, Revenue Management, APAC, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Trevor Spinks, Head of Sales & Distribution, Scoot/TigerAir
  • Praveen Anupame, ‎Group Director – E-Commerce, Swiss-Belhotel International
  • Tushar Khandelwal, COO, Voyagin
  • Kyota Chikazawa, Head of Marketing and Sales, ANA

Digital Travel APAC is part of a series of two ecommerce conferences organized by WBR addressing markets in the Asia-Pacific. The next edition of eTail Asia will be hosted in Singapore in March, 2018.

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