Hotel Digital Lab

Speakers

Pierre-Charles Grob

CEO Availpro - FastBooking

Agenda 2:00pm

Pierre-Charles Grob

Pierre-Charles Grob illustrious hospitality career began more than 20 years ago. He joined FastBooking in 2010 and was its Managing Director in Asia from 2014. He was appointed CEO of Availpro and FastBooking on 1 July 2018. Believing in the ‘one team, one goal’ philosophy, Pierre-Charles believes that together, anything is possible. He has demonstrated his strong industry knowledge and expertise, coupled with his decisive, result-oriented management style which is a dynamic combination. He also exemplifies the highest standard of integrity and steers new strategies to grow the business and continuously build a broad-range relationship with partners. He operates with adaptability and agility to the mutual benefits of all parties, making FASTBOOKING easy to do business with. Under Pierre-Charles leadership, he will bring the Group to new horizons with synergistic business strategies and will strengthen the Group’s position to expand into different markets reinforcing its presence in Europe and Asia Pacific region.

Christine Tan

Managing Director, Asia Pacific FASTBOOKING

Agenda 2:00pm

Christine Tan

With a great passion for the online travel & distribution industry, Christine has gained over 25 years of leadership experience in this industry. She builds and maintains solid, effective client relationships and has garnered a successful track record in assisting organisations position themselves profitably in this ever-changing technological environment.

Her motivation is derived from her sense of purpose which is to continuously boost confidence and build a strong tribe within the organisation. She builds high performing teams by providing clear directions, fostering collaboration and challenging status quo. She believes that when teams are connected and empowered, they will take ownership and lead the change, to propel the organisation forward. Her sense of accomplishment is overwhelming when the results speak for itself and organisation achieves what others saw wasn't possible.

Christine leads the FASTBOOKING Asia team in her new appointment as Managing Director, Asia on 1 July 2018 with her motto that drives her - IMAGINE. BELIEVE. DO IT!

Oliver Shih

Traffic Acquisition Manager, Asia Pacific FASTBOOKING

Agenda 2:15pm

Oliver Shih

Oliver Shih is a Digital Marketing Specialist whose focus is on driving Ad campaigns which drive ROI.  He gained his expertise in France working with start-ups, agencies and e-commerce websites companies and thereafter moved to Asia to start an entrepreneurship journey.
He joined FASTBOOKING in January 2018 as its Traffic Acquisition Manager assisting hotels to drive traffic and to increase their revenues.

Laura-Marie Arens

Head of Hotel Ads, APAC Google

Agenda 2:30pm

Laura-Marie Arens

Laura-Marie Arens is in charge of Hotel Ads adoption in APAC and passionate about improving the user experience for travellers on Google Search. Laura-Marie has been at Google for eight years working as Business Leader for Travel Search in EMEA (Berlin/Germany), Industry Manager for Travel (Hamburg/Germany) and Global Product Lead for Vertical Search (San Francisco/USA). Laura-Marie holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management (Vallendar/Germany) and studied at Instituto de Empresa Madrid (Spain) and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).

Go Pin Tsin

Senior Key Account Manager TripAdvisor APAC

Agenda 2:45pm

Go Pin Tsin

Pin Tsin is responsible for providing strategic consultation to the top APAC hotel chains to grow their online traffic acquisition and increase their ROI with TripAdvisor. Her engagement with the regional hotel chains is pivotal in maximising their potential and helped partners gain a better understanding of TripAdvisor and its commerce platforms. Her extensive experience in digital marketing/advertising has resulted in strong partnership between TripAdvisor and the region’s hospitality community. Pin joined TripAdvisor in April 2012. Prior to TripAdvisor, Pin worked in corporate finance.

Sheldon Maniam

Director of Business Development, APAC TrustYou

Agenda 3:00pm

Sheldon Maniam

After spending nearly 22 years in the hospitality business, Sheldon has a mixed skill in hotel, travel agencies (online and offline) and travel technologies. His expertise is in sales & marketing, distribution and travel technology. Sheldon helps hospitality partners to manage what customers are sharing online in the TrustYou platform and how this would assist to grow conversion on their brand site.

Russell Britton

Regional Director of Sales IDeaS Revenue Solutions

Agenda 3:15pm

Russell Britton

Russell Britton is the Regional Director of Sales at IDeaS Revenue Solutions where he is continuing to build partnerships with local hotels and chains across exciting emerging markets in South East Asia. Prior to his current position, Russell has worked in the fields of hotel operations, hotel revenue optimisation and distribution, hospitality technology, SaaS, and big data and visual analytics. He considers himself a hospitality guy currently living in a tech world and he is passionate about leveraging the power of machine learning and predictive analytics to drive revenue and profit for hoteliers.

Maximilian Bush

Web Studio Director, Asia Pacific FASTBOOKING

Agenda 3:30pm

Maximilian Bush

Max has worked extensively with travel brands and e-commerce businesses across Asia on customer acquisition and retention. His expertise is also on digital product development and marketing. He brings his entrepreneurial spirit to FASTBOOKING where he oversees the Web Studio department for the Asia Pacific region.

Charlie Osmond

Chief Tease Triptease

Agenda 3:45pm

Charlie Osmond

Passionate about improving online travel, Charlie launched Triptease in 2013 to help hotels deliver a better digital experience and increase direct bookings. Triptease pioneered the Direct Booking movement and quickly gained a reputation for its first product Price Check.
In 2015 the firm was awarded Innovation of the Year at PhocusWright Europe, and Charlie was named in HSMAI’s list of 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales & Marketing.

Mike Goldenberg

Senior Vice President of Business Solutions Cendyn

Agenda 4:00pm

Mike Goldenberg

Mike Goldenberg is Senior Vice President of Business Solutions at Cendyn. With over 20 years in the hospitality business, Mike is responsible for helping drive Cendyn’s growth and expansion across the globe.
Mike is currently serving as General Manager of Asia Pacific, splitting his time between Singapore and Sydney, where he oversees Cendyn’s rapidly growing presence in the region.

Venue

Google Asia Pacific

Everest Room, Level 3
Mapletree Business City II, Block 70
Singapore 117371

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Contact

Wong Yin Yin

Marketing & Communication Director, Asia
FASTBOOKING

yywong@fastbooking.net
+65 6223 2730

Low Eng Leong

Regional Director of Sales
FASTBOOKING

ellow@fastbooking.net
+65 9795 3436