Jun. 7 Jun. 8
Jun. 7 Jun. 8

09:15 - 12:15   

09:15 - 12:15   Workshop 1

09:15 - 12:15   Workshop 2

09:15 - 12:15   Workshop 3

12:15 - 14:00   Lunch and Midday Break

14:00 - 14:35   

THack China Winner Demonstration

Each of the three winning teams from Thack, co-hosted by Tnooz and TravelDaily, will present their products to the audience.

Moderated by:
Joseph Wang Joseph Wang, Chief Commercial Officer, TravelDaily
Mr. Joseph Wang joined TravelDaily.cn as the Chief Commercial Officer in Sept, 2014. Prior to that, he was the Senior Director of Hotel Business Unit Qunar.com from 2009, focusing on Hotel Direct Sales. He used to work for China Mobile 12580 as the Director of Hotel Business, focusing on hotel supplier partnership management and customer service. From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Joseph Wang worked at eLong.com, in charge of hotel market management. Mr. Joseph Wang was invited by several universities as visiting professor and tutor, also invited by Chinese Tourism Hotel Association, China Meetings Industry Alliance and several other industry organizations as VIP speaker.
Joseph Wang will attend:
Sep. 14   2:00-2:35 PM THack China Winner Demonstration

14:35 - 15:00   Keynote

Speaker:
Matt James Matt James, Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy, Amadeus Asia Pacific
Matt James will attend:
Sep. 14   2:35-3:00 PM Keynote

15:00 - 16:30   

China Travel Innovation Challenge

Eight companies that have prevailed in various rounds of elimination will showcase their product innovations within their eight-minute time slots. They will face sharp and perceptive questions from the experienced product experts on the judging panel as well as the audience, and then the judging panel will name the winner of "China Travel Innovative Challenge".

Panel of Judges:
Cindy Xiaofan Wang Cindy Xiaofan Wang, CFO, Ctrip
Cindy Xiaofan Wang has served as Chief Financial Officer of Ctrip since November 2013 and Executive Vice President since May 2016. Prior to that, she was Vice President since January 2008. Ms. Wang joined Ctrip in 2001 and has held a number of managerial positions at the company. Prior to joining Ctrip, she served as finance manager in China eLabs, a venture capital firm from 2000 to 2001. Previously, Ms. Wang worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian CPAs Limited Company. Ms. Wang received a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Ms. Wang is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Cindy Xiaofan Wang will attend:
Sep. 14   3:00-4:30 PM China Travel Innovation Challenge Sep. 14   4:30-5:15 PM Travel Investments and Startups
Christopher R. Hemmeter Christopher R. Hemmeter, Co-founder & Managing Director, Thayer Ventures
Mr. Christopher R. Hemmeter is Co-founder & Managing Director of Thayer Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in emerging technology companies in the hospitality and travel technology space.

Chris has spent his entire professional life in and around startups and high-growth businesses in the hospitality, travel and technology space having founded six companies during his 30 years in business.

Immediately Prior to Thayer Ventures, Chris was founder and President of iCare Marketing (sold to Sysco Foodservice Corporation in 2012) and founder and CEO of Dynamic Payment Ventures (sold to Elavon, a subsidiary of US Bank in 2007).

Prior to that, Chris was founder and CEO of CriticalArc Technologies, a supply-chain software provider to the foodservice industry, founder of E&O Kitchen and Bar, a casual dining restaurant chain based in San Francisco, founder of The Hemmeter Collection, a direct response retailer and founder of Hemmeter Publishing, a publisher and distributor of travel books and content.

Upon graduating from Cornell University in 1986, Chris joined Hemmeter Investment Company, a real estate developer of destination-resort properties. Founded by his father in 1962, the Hemmeter organization developed major destination resort hotels in Hawaii and operated several related hospitality and travel businesses in the foodservice, gaming, retail and aviation sectors.

Chris received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Cornell University and his graduate degree from Harvard Business School in 1995, where he was recognized as a Baker Scholar for his academic achievement.
Christopher R. Hemmeter will attend:
Sep. 14   3:00-4:30 PM China Travel Innovation Challenge
Guangfu Cui Guangfu Cui, Growth PE Partner, IDG Capital
Mr. Guangfu Cui is a Growth PE Parter of IDG Capital, focusing on investments in the consumer and service sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Cui was CEO of eLong Inc., Managing Director of FedEx Kinko's China, and Associate Director of P&G. Mr. Cui holds an MBA degree from Kellogg, and a Bachelor degree from Peking University.
Guangfu Cui will attend:
Sep. 14   3:00-4:30 PM China Travel Innovation Challenge
Herry Han Herry Han, Partner & Co-Founder, Lightspeed China Partners
Herry Han is Partner & Co-Founder of Lightspeed China Partners. Previously, Herry was Executive Director at Lightspeed Venture Partners (LSVP), and joined firm in 2008. Headquartered in the Silicon Valley, LSVP manages over $4B assets and has offices globally. Herry focuses on firm’s investment efforts across multiple sectors including mobile Internet, Internet+ and new technology.

Previously, Herry was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, assisting clients in hi-tech, telecom, media, automotive, and energy industries. Prior to McKinsey, Herry worked as an engineer at Microsoft China. He is the founder of a McKinsey alumni investors’group, ExMcK@Investment, which has more than 200 VC and PE members across China.

Herry was on the Cyzone.cn’s list of “China Top 40 Investors under 40” for year 2014,2015, 2016 and 2017. Herry was awarded the prize as “Top 10 Young Investors in China” by Chinaventure in 2015.
Herry Han will attend:
Sep. 14   3:00-4:30 PM China Travel Innovation Challenge Sep. 14   4:30-5:15 PM Travel Investments and Startups
Jay You Jay You, Partner, Yuantai Investment Partners Evergreen Fund
Mr. Jay You serves as the lead partner of consumer sector for Yuantai Investment Partners Evergreen Fund. Mr. Jay You has 17 years of professional experience spanning over management consulting, IT services, and investment banking with a special focus on online travel market.
Jay You will attend:
Sep. 14   3:00-4:30 PM China Travel Innovation Challenge
Peter Wu Peter Wu, Senior Director and General Manager of Sabre Airline Solutions - Mainland China, Sabre
Pete Wu is Senior Director and General Manager of Sabre Airline Solutions - Mainland China. Peter is leading Sabre in China's aviation IT business to drive further market growth and expansion in mainland China, as well as building strong customer loyalty and local support.

As an airline business veteran, Peter has over 22 years of experience working within the aviation sector. Most recently he was Director of Strategy and Business Development for Commercial Aviation Services for China at Boeing. He has also served as Co-Chair of the ‘Leadership and Professional Development’ and ‘Airspace and Environment’ Committees under the US-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP).
Peter Wu will attend:
Sep. 14   3:00-4:30 PM China Travel Innovation Challenge

16:30 - 17:15   

Travel Investments and Startups

Investments in China’s travel entrepreneurship had plunged to a new low in the past year and many startups have collapsed due to high costs on customer acquisition and blood-letting price wars. Yet the Chinese travel industry still presents great opportunities for investments. Where are the investment and startup opportunities of the travel industry for established investors and entrepreneurs? What lessons can be learned by entrepreneurs from the ups and downs of the past few years? 

Speaker:
Fritz Demopoulos Fritz Demopoulos, Founding Partner, Queen's Road Capital
Fritz Demopoulos has been involved in the Chinese internet and technology industries for over a decade. He is the co-founder of Qunar.com, Shawei.com, and MelonHK. Fritz was also an early employee at Netease.com and a senior executive at The News Corporation Limited. He coordinates his entrepreneurial and investment activities through Queen's Road Capital. He supports the UCLA Bruins and Arsenal Gunners of the English Premier League.
Fritz Demopoulos will attend:
Sep. 14   4:30-5:15 PM Travel Investments and Startups
Allen Zhu Allen Zhu, Managing Director, GSR Ventures
Mr. Allen Zhu is a Managing Director with GSR Ventures, where he focuses on investments in the firm's digital practice, looking at early-stage companies in the Internet, Mobile and New Media sectors. Allen led GSR's early stage investments such as Didi Chuxing, ele.me and Yingke. He currently serves on the boards of Airkitchen, AdMaster, Le Cake, ofo, Xuele, Xuexibao, YangCheDianDian, YunNiao, Zhoutao Intelligence, Werewolf and Xiaodian.
Allen Zhu will attend:
Sep. 14   4:30-5:15 PM Travel Investments and Startups
Cindy Xiaofan Wang Cindy Xiaofan Wang, CFO, Ctrip
Cindy Xiaofan Wang has served as Chief Financial Officer of Ctrip since November 2013 and Executive Vice President since May 2016. Prior to that, she was Vice President since January 2008. Ms. Wang joined Ctrip in 2001 and has held a number of managerial positions at the company. Prior to joining Ctrip, she served as finance manager in China eLabs, a venture capital firm from 2000 to 2001. Previously, Ms. Wang worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian CPAs Limited Company. Ms. Wang received a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Ms. Wang is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Cindy Xiaofan Wang will attend:
Sep. 14   3:00-4:30 PM China Travel Innovation Challenge Sep. 14   4:30-5:15 PM Travel Investments and Startups
Kelvin Chen Kelvin Chen, Co-founder & CEO, Xiaozhu.com
Kelvin Chen is Co-founder & CEO of Xiaozhu.com, a Chinese online lodging platform. Kelvin Chen and Tarry Wang co-founded Xiaozhu.com in 2012.

Kelvin graduated from West China Center of Medical Sciences and entered the Internet industry in 2003.

Prior to founding xiaozhu.com Kelvin worked for Yahoo 3721, 360.com, Kuxun.cn and has rich experiences in Internet operations and management. His background as a doctor also well prepared him as a multi-faced thinker.
Kelvin Chen will attend:
Sep. 14   4:30-5:15 PM Travel Investments and Startups
Moderated by:
Herry Han Herry Han, Partner & Co-Founder, Lightspeed China Partners
Herry Han is Partner & Co-Founder of Lightspeed China Partners. Previously, Herry was Executive Director at Lightspeed Venture Partners (LSVP), and joined firm in 2008. Headquartered in the Silicon Valley, LSVP manages over $4B assets and has offices globally. Herry focuses on firm’s investment efforts across multiple sectors including mobile Internet, Internet+ and new technology.

Previously, Herry was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, assisting clients in hi-tech, telecom, media, automotive, and energy industries. Prior to McKinsey, Herry worked as an engineer at Microsoft China. He is the founder of a McKinsey alumni investors’group, ExMcK@Investment, which has more than 200 VC and PE members across China.

Herry was on the Cyzone.cn’s list of “China Top 40 Investors under 40” for year 2014,2015, 2016 and 2017. Herry was awarded the prize as “Top 10 Young Investors in China” by Chinaventure in 2015.
Herry Han will attend:
Sep. 14   3:00-4:30 PM China Travel Innovation Challenge Sep. 14   4:30-5:15 PM Travel Investments and Startups

17:30   End of Conference

Note:

1) Chinese - English simultaneous interpretation would be available on site.

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

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