Keynote Speakers / Panelists

  • Glenn D. Fogel
    Glenn D. Fogel CEO & President The Priceline Group
    Mr. Glenn D. Fogel is Chief Executive Officer and President of The Priceline Group, a position he has held since January 2017.

    He previously served as The Priceline Group's Head of Worldwide Strategy and Planning, an office he has held since November 2010. He was also Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, a position he held since March 1, 2009, and was responsible for worldwide mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. Mr. Fogel joined The Priceline Group in February 2000.

    Prior to that, he was a trader at a global asset management firm and prior to that was an investment banker specializing in the air transportation industry. Mr. Fogel is a member of the New York State Bar (retired).
    Glenn D. Fogel will attend:
    Sep. 13   9:30-10:05 AM CEO Talk
  • Jane Jie Sun
    Jane Jie Sun CEO
    Jane Jie Sun serves as CEO and a member of the board of directors of International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) from November 2016. Prior to that, she was the Chief Operating Officer since May 2012 and Co-President since March 2015, and Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2012. Ms. Jane Jie Sun is well respected for her extensive experiences in operating and managing online travel businesses, mergers and acquisitions, and financial reporting and operations. During her tenure as the Chief Financial Officer of Ctrip, she won the Best CFO Award by Institutional Investor and Best CFO Award by CFO World. Prior to joining Ctrip, Ms. Jane Jie Sun worked as the head of the SEC and External Reporting Division of Applied Materials, Inc. since 1997. Prior to that, she worked with KPMG LLP as an audit manager in Silicon Valley, California for five years.

    Ms. Jane Jie Sun is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and State of California Certified Public Accountant. She received her bachelor’s degree from the business school of the University of Florida with high honors. She also attended Beijing University Law School and obtained her LLM degree.
    Jane Jie Sun will attend:
    Sep. 13   10:05-10:30 AM Keynote: Ctrip’s International Strategies
  • Any Wu
    Any Wu CEO Tongcheng Tourism
    Mr. Any Wu is CEO of Tongcheng Tourism. He has more than 10 years of experience in tourism and e-commerce industry. Under his leadership, Tongcheng Tourism has become China's leading online leisure travel player, ranking fifth on the annual top 20 China Tourism Groups list in 2016.

    Tongcheng Tourism raised 6-billion-yuan in a strategic round backed by Wanda, CITIC Capital in July 2015. The company takes a leading position in attraction ticket booking and cruise. Tongcheng Tourism is actively developing outbound travel, domestic tours and short excursions.
    Any Wu will attend:
    Sep. 13   11:00-11:45 AM CEO Talk: The Next Challenger
  • Bin Feng
    Bin Feng Chairman Utour Group
    Mr. Bin Feng has over 30 years of experience in tourism since 1984. Under his strong leadership, Utour Group was successfully listed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange as the first privately-owned tour operator in A-share stock market. He also focuses on new direction of tourism industry, and is actively expanding the business into sports industry, Internet industry, currency exchange, capital markets and other areas.
    Bin Feng will attend:
    Sep. 13   11:45-12:30 PM CEO Talk: Game Changer for Tour Operators
  • Dongjie Guo
    Dongjie Guo Chairman & CEO Huayuan International Travel
    Mr. Dongjie Guo is Chairman & CEO of Huayuan International Travel.

    Mr. Dongjie Guo joined Ctrip as Senior Vice President in 2008 and was the Chairman of the Board of Shanghai Ctrip International Travel Service Co., Ltd., since September 2012. In this role, Mr. Guo was responsible for managing and developing Ctrip’s package vacation business and he had achieved considerable success.

    Mr. Guo was the Executive Director of both the China Association of Travel Services and the Cross-Straits Tourism Exchange Association and was also selected by the Beijing International Studies University as special researcher in its Tourism Research Institute.

    Prior to joining Ctrip, Mr. Guo spent 20 years working in the travel industry. In 1988, he began working at Beijing Youth Travel Service Co., Ltd., where he spent ten years developing his knowledge and management skills. He then became President of China Comfort Travel Group Co. in 1998 and was responsible for managing all aspects of the business. In 2007, Mr. Guo was appointed General Manager of Marketing by the Beijing Tourism Group.

    With his ample experience and profound insight into the industry, Mr. Guo has made remarkable contributions to the development of the Chinese travel industry.
    Dongjie Guo will attend:
    Sep. 13   11:45-12:30 PM CEO Talk: Game Changer for Tour Operators
  • Jenny Zhang
    Jenny Zhang CEO HUAZHU Hotels Group
    Since May 2015, Ms. Jenny Zhang has served as Chief Executive Officer of HUAZHU Hotels Group Ltd. She has joined HUAZHU as Chief Financial Officer since March 2008, ever held the position of Chairman in January 2015. With the perspective on globalization, she leads HUAZHU’s rapid development and implementation of multi-brand strategy to maintain a leading position in the hotel industry.

    Jenny received her master degree of Business and Administration from Harvard Business School. She has more than 10 years of working experiences of financial management in multinational enterprises.

    HUAZHU Hotels Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: HTHT) is a leading and fast-growing multi-brand hotel group in China, owning more than 3,000 hotels across over 360 cities with 60,000 employees. The upgraded Loyalty Program, HUAZHU Rewards, with over 80 million members, promises a fun and quality trip by comprehensive services covering accommodation, transportation, shopping, etc.
    Jenny Zhang will attend:
    Sep. 13   2:00-2:30 PM CEO Talk
  • Shaohua Li
    Shaohua Li President Fliggy
    Mr. Shaohua Li joined Alibaba Group in 2011 as General Manager of Travel BU in Alipay. Prior to that, Mr. Shaohua Li had been working in airline companies for years and accumulated abundant experiences in E-commerce area of the travel industry. Mr. Shaohua Li comes from a technical background and has profound understanding on how to bring new technology and new ideas to market.
    During his service at Alipay, Mr. Shaohua Li and his team built a revamped overall payment solution system specialized in travel business, expanded Alipay's business scope in travel industry to include offline payment, and championed several innovative mobile internet projects. The team's work successively helped Alipay transform its business into a B2C-based model in travel industry.
    In April 2013, Mr. Shaohua Li was nominated as General Manager of Travel BU in Alibaba Group. The Travel BU has been upgraded into Travel Business Group and Alitrip was its new brand. On October 28, 2016, Alitrip was officially renamed Fliggy.
    Shaohua Li will attend:
    Sep. 13   3:20-3:45 PM Keynote: Internet Innovation Facilitating Travel Industry and Redefining Travel Experience
  • Justin Luo
    Justin Luo Co-founder & CEO Tujia
    Mr. Justin Luo is Co-founder & CEO of He had served as CRIC’s co-president since October 2009. Mr. Luo had served as the general manager of Shanghai SINA Leju since December 2007. Before joining SINA, Mr. Luo was a director of Unified Communications Business for Greater China Region at Cisco Systems (China) Networking Technology Co., Ltd.
    Justin Luo will attend:
    Sep. 13   2:30-2:55 PM Keynote: How to Build a China-Style Unique Homestay Product?
  • Guoxiang Wu
    Guoxiang Wu SVP, Marketing Division China Southern Airlines
    Mr. Guoxiang Wu became SVP of the Marketing Division of China Southern Airlines in September last year. Since joining the company in 1997, Mr. Guoxiang Wu has taken various management roles with China Southern Airlines, including President of the Japan Branch and Vice President in Hubei. Prior to these postings, Mr. Guoxiang Wu held a number of marketing roles and flight scheduling positions with China Southern Airlines.

    Mr. Guoxiang Wu holds a bachelor degree in computer science from Civil Aviation University of China and a master degree in business administration from Beihang University.
    Guoxiang Wu will attend:
    Sep. 13   4:40-5:25 PM Executive Roundtable: Airline Distribution——From GDS to OTA, Metasearch and Platform Model, What’s Next?
  • Billy Turchin
    Billy Turchin Vice President, Digital & Voice, Greater China IHG
    Dedicated to championing the customer experience, Billy Turchin leads IHG’s Greater China Digital Ecosystem. This includes programmatic marketing, performance marketing, social, branded websites, in-hotel digital enablement and the award winning IHG mobile app. Placing the customer at the heart of his business has enabled Billy to lead global and regional teams in developing and enhancing the digital and on-property customer experience, all while increasing demand and direct revenue for IHG brand hotel owners and operators.

    Prior to Billy’s several roles at IHG, he worked at Oracle and other companies where he gained a broad spectrum of experience across digital, pricing, CRM and marketing.
    Billy Turchin will attend:
    Sep. 13   2:55-3:20 PM Keynote: Digital Trends Transforming Travel in China
  • Jayne Leung
    Jayne Leung President, Greater China Facebook
    Jayne Leung is President of Greater China at Facebook, responsible for the advertising business in the region. She joined Facebook from the Rubicon Project, where she served the California-based company to build out their first Asia operation. Prior to that Jayne was with DoubleClick/Google as the APAC Head of New Media Sales.
    Jayne Leung will attend:
    Sep. 13   4:15-4:40 PM Keynote: Take Your Travel Business to Next Level in the Mobile World
  • Wuan Zhang
    Wuan Zhang Vice President Spring Airlines
    Mr. Wuan Zhang is the Vice President and Spokesman of Spring Airlines. Previously he was the General Manager of online business with Spring Travel and Head of CEO Office, General Manager of Marketing and Assistant President with Spring Airlines. Mr. Zhang holds a Master degree and is now pursuing his Doctor degree in business administration. He also studied at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Donghua University, and Fudan University.
    Wuan Zhang will attend:
    Sep. 13   4:40-5:25 PM Executive Roundtable: Airline Distribution——From GDS to OTA, Metasearch and Platform Model, What’s Next?
  • Rayman Chen
    Rayman Chen CEO & Co-Founder
    Rayman Chen, CEO & Co-Founder of, is a pioneer and advocate for independent travel and lifestyle in China, as well as an expert in Big Data and related applications. officially rolled out its commercial operations in 2010. Within five years the company has enrolled more than 100 million registered users, among which 80 million are mobile users. Mafengwo’s strategic decision to position itself as a service platform for independent travel has fueled its extraordinary growth in revenue.

    With his extensive experience in search engines, semantic analysis, and Big Data, Rayman has created a unique business model on top of the Mafengwo platform, incorporating UGC (user-generated content), tourism Big Data with an independent travel e-commerce platform.
    Rayman Chen will attend:
    Sep. 13   11:00-11:45 AM CEO Talk: The Next Challenger
  • Tony Ma
    Tony Ma Chairman & President SUNMEI GROUP
    Tony Ma is Chairman and President of SUNMEI GROUP, an innovator and practitioner in China's lodging industry. Ma has created a service chain encompassing accommodation, tourism and lifestyle industries. Ma also initiated many advanced product concepts and continues to lead the franchised service industry’s upgrade and development.
    Tony Ma will attend:
    Sep. 13   5:25-6:10 PM Tripshow Video Marketing Competition
  • 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, 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   4:30-5:25 PM Travel Investments and Startups
  • 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,, and MelonHK. Fritz was also an early employee at 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   4:30-5:25 PM Travel Investments and Startups
  • Ethan Zhu
    Ethan Zhu Chief Commercial Officer, China TripAdvisor
    Ethan Zhu joined TripAdvisor in 2011 and is Chief Commercial Officer, China, leading strategy, partnerships and performance Ads for China. He is based in the company’s Beijing office.

    Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Ethan was Business Development Director at PixelMedia, where he accumulated rich experiences in the online industry. In this role, he led the web and design agency’s business in North China and built up its AdNetwork platform across the Mainland to the company’s profit. In the earlier part of his career, Ethan also spent time in project management at China’s largest web portals Sina and Sohu.

    Ethan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
    Ethan Zhu will attend:
    Sep. 13   11:00-11:45 AM CEO Talk: The Next Challenger
  • Tarry Wang
    Tarry Wang Co-founder & COO
    Tarry Wang is Co-founder & COO of Prior to the founding of Xiaozhu in 2012, Tarry was Vice President of since 2010. Tarry was Vice President of Madhouse, China’s biggest mobile ad platform, from 2008 to 2010, where he was responsible for business development and marketing outreach.

    Before joining Madhouse, as part of the founding team, Tarry helmed Qihoo 360 as Executive Vice President from 2005 to 2008, overseeing overall B2B business and online searching operation. From 2000 to 2005, Tarry was Manager and then Regional Manager for South China of from 2000 to 2003, responsible for key account management and distribution channel expansion. After Yahoo’s acquisition of 3721, Tarry was appointed Regional Director for North China of Yahoo China, where he first met Kelvin Chen, Co-founder & CEO of

    Tarry holds an undergraduate degree in food sciences and nutrition from Beijing University of Agriculture and has undertaken executive MBA program at China Europe International Business School.
    Tarry Wang will attend:
    Sep. 14   4:30-5:25 PM Travel Investments and Startups
  • Hellen Luo
    Hellen Luo CEO CYTS
    Ms. Hellen Haijing Luo is Chief Executive Officer of CYTS, the high quality travel service platform of CYTS. Ms. Luo was Deputy General Manager of CYTS strategic investment center. She had also served as Deputy General Manager of CYTS resources procurement center. Prior to that, she was the supervisor of Wuzhen Tourism company. Ms. Luo is well respected for her expertise in managing online travel business and operating traditional tourism business transformation and upgrading.

    Ms. Luo received her master's degree in Management from Renmin University of China.
    Hellen Luo will attend:
    Sep. 13   11:45-12:30 PM CEO Talk: Game Changer for Tour Operators
  • 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   4:30-5:25 PM Travel Investments and Startups
  • Morton Huang
    Morton Huang Founder & CEO
    Mr. Morton Huang is the founder and chief executive officer of Yiqifei Travel (, who dedicates himself to promoting the development of online travel service. As one of the leading companies in international travel service industry, Yiqifei Travel has focused on international air-ticket booking service for more than thirteen years.

    Mr. Morton Huang graduated from Civil Aviation University of China. He once worked for China Southern Airlines Company Ltd., and China Travel Service (HK ) Group Cooperation. In 2003, Mr. Morton Huang set up Guangzhou CAS Air Service Ltd., and also in this year, he built up the brand “Yiqifei”. In 2005, Yiqifei issued the first BSP international e-ticket in China. So far, Yiqifei Travel dedicates to serve the customers with the goal of “Being the most trusted international travel platform by Chinese around the world”.
    Morton Huang will attend:
    Sep. 13   4:40-5:25 PM Executive Roundtable: Airline Distribution——From GDS to OTA, Metasearch and Platform Model, What’s Next?
  • Jin Shi
    Jin Shi President Tempus Tour Group
    Mr. Jin Shi is CEO of Shenzhen Tempus Tour Group and Chairman of Shenzhen Joy Tour Group. He has been engaged in the tourism business for more than 23 years with rich experience and unique vision on the industry.

    Mr. Jin Shi devotes himself to integrating the power of tourism industries and building a complete industry chain of travel service. At present, the company’s goal of building 10,000 offline stores is in steady progress.
    Jin Shi will attend:
    Sep. 13   11:45-12:30 PM CEO Talk: Game Changer for Tour Operators
  • Ivan Huang
    Ivan Huang President i++ Travel Group
    Ivan Huang is President of i++ Travel Group, and Founder of & In the travel industry, he has 10 years of professional experience in CTS as president of and chairman of Among this, he obtained thorough understanding of development mode and driven force of Internet based innovative businesses, e-commerce of tourism industry, acquired deep insight and abundant practices in overall trend of outbound travel of China. He received Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai University of Finance Economics, Master of Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University and MBA from CEIBS.
    Ivan Huang will attend:
    Sep. 13   11:45-12:30 PM CEO Talk: Game Changer for Tour Operators
  • Ted Zhang
    Ted Zhang Co-founder & CEO DerbySoft
    Ted Zhang is Co-founder & CEO of DerbySoft. Mr. Zhang has overseen DerbySoft's growth to a team of 300 with offices in China, Japan, and the U.S., and under his leadership, DerbySoft now serves most of the world's largest hotel companies, including IHG, Hilton, Hyatt, Carlson, Choice, Wyndham, and Marriott, connecting them to such channels as Kayak, Google,, and Travelocity.

    Mr. Zhang came to the U.S. in 1990 to earn a master's degree in Computer Science at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. He then landed in Silicon Valley working for several technology ventures ranging from start-ups to public companies. In 2002, Mr. Zhang and Feng Ou co-founded DerbySoft in Shanghai to address the lack of electronic distribution for hotels in China.
    Ted Zhang 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’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   4:30-5:25 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
  • 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
  • Ming Foong
    Ming Foong Managing Director, Greater China & Online Business Group Asia Pacific Travelport
    Mr. Ming Foong leads the Greater China business as well as Online Business Group across APAC for Travelport, driving strategic focus for Travelport’s key markets and online customer channels. Mr. Ming Foong joined Travelport in 2012 and had extensive digital marketing and e-commerce background with roles in eBay, MSN and Bing.
    Ming Foong will attend:
    Sep. 13   4:40-5:25 PM Executive Roundtable: Airline Distribution——From GDS to OTA, Metasearch and Platform Model, What’s Next?
  • 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
  • George Zhang
    George Zhang Founder & CEO iGola
    George Zhang founded in Guangzhou, 2014. iGola is an innovative and smart one with facilitated bookings, which helps travelers solve problems in language, currency, etc. when they are booking international flights. After graduating from South China University of Technology and working many years for companies such as Unisys, Cisco Systems, HDS, Google and Dimension Data, which required him to travel around the world for business, George fully understanding the pains of the international travelers, and decided to start iGola. Through iGola, George wishes to empower the travelers all around the world to spend less time in front of a computer and more time exploring the world.
    George Zhang will attend:
    Sep. 13   4:40-5:25 PM Executive Roundtable: Airline Distribution——From GDS to OTA, Metasearch and Platform Model, What’s Next?
  • Joseph Xia
    Joseph Xia Founder & CEO Yearth Group
    Mr. Joseph Xia is Founder & CEO of Yearth Group. Mr. Joseph Xia co-founded Yearth in 2017. Yearth is the next-generation hospitality alliance that empowers independent hotels and small chains through technology and shared resources. By leveraging its loyalty program and digital marketing platform, Yearth can help alliance partner hotels increase direct bookings through a centralized channel, meanwhile allowing each hotel to retain its distinctive characteristics.

    Mr. Joseph Xia has extensive experience in the hospitality and airline industry. In 2000, Mr. Joseph Xia joined Air China and accumulated his experience in the areas of ground operation, sales, revenue management, etc. In 2006, Mr. Joseph Xia joined Jin Jiang Inns as Revenue Management Manager and Deputy Director of Sales & Marketing, taking charge of revenue management, call center, frequent flyer program and sales, etc. Mr. Joseph Xia joined Shanghai Jin Jiang International E-Commerce Co., Ltd. as Vice President in Nov., 2010. He was is in charge of Sales & Marketing, internet product, BI and Big Data.

    Mr. Joseph Xia holds a Bachelor degree from Civil Aviation University of China and an MBA degree from Fudan University School of Management. Mr. Joseph Xia is also a Visiting Lecturer of Travel & Tourism Department at Fudan University.
    Joseph Xia will attend:
    Sep. 13   11:00-11:45 AM CEO Talk: The Next Challenger
  • Jennifer Lee
    Jennifer Lee CBO Tujia
    Jennifer Lee is CBO of Tujia. She has 16 years of experience in the internet industry with strong insights and expertise. She joined Ctrip in 2001 and had worked in various departments including customer service, operation management and business cooperation. She was promoted as CEO of the Homestay BU in 2016. The BU achieved double-digit growth in one year. Jennifer was promoted as CBO of Tujia in 2017.
    Jennifer Lee will attend:
    Sep. 13   5:25-6:10 PM Tripshow Video Marketing Competition
  • Roy Graff
    Roy Graff Managing Director Europe Africa and Middle East (EMEA) Dragon Trail Interactive
    Roy Graff is Managing Director Europe Africa and Middle East (EMEA) of Dragon Trail Interactive. Roy Graff brings over 20 years of experience working in and with China in the tourism, hospitality, luxury retail and digital marketing sectors, where he held a series of executive roles in business development, marketing, distribution, sales and e-commerce. Roy is the author of the book “China, the Future of Travel” published in 2015 and frequently serves as a media commentator and public speaker at leading travel and tourism conferences.

    Prior to joining Dragon Trail, Roy has provided strategic advice and market entry support, as MD of ChinaContact which he founded in 2005, to some of the most trusted travel organisations including Skyscanner, VisitBritain, PromPeru, Eurostar, Tourism Ireland, Peninsula Hotels and Resorts among many others. In the early 2000s he spearheaded Gullivers Travel Associate’s development of the independent travel business in China in the early days of Chinese outbound tourism.
    Roy Graff will attend:
    Sep. 13   5:25-6:10 PM Tripshow Video Marketing Competition
  • Matt James
    Matt James Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy, Asia Pacific Amadeus
    Matt James is Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy, Asia Pacific of Amadeus, based in Bangkok. His mission is to seek out innovative, game-changing technology; his role is to drive Amadeus’ partnerships with travel tech companies across the region. This includes through the Amadeus Next community that mentors, nurtures and partners with travel startups in Asia Pacific on their journey to scale into awesome companies. He has been based in Bangkok for the past 9 years, but first entered the industry as a travel agent in London, before moving to Australia where he worked for an OTA in numerous roles. Matt is passionate about technology and innovation and loves techy gadgets.
    Matt James will attend:
    Sep. 14   2:35-3:00 PM Keynote: Innovation in the Age of Disruption
  • Phil Zhou
    Phil Zhou Travel Industry Lead, China Accenture
    Phil Zhou is Travel Industry Lead, China at Accenture, with over 20 years of experience in Chinese airline and 8 Years' in consulting experience. He focuses on Airline commercial, especially sales and marketing strategy setting and operation model design, sales and distribution, pricing and revenue, loyalty management, E-commerce, market planning and product development etc. Prior to his role at Accenture, Phil worked at China Eastern from 1995 to 2009 and at IBM GBS from 2010 to 2014.
    Phil Zhou will attend:
    Sep. 13   4:40-5:25 PM Executive Roundtable: Airline Distribution——From GDS to OTA, Metasearch and Platform Model, What’s Next?
  • Tony Liu
    Tony Liu Chairman & Chief Creative Officer M&C Saatchi aeiou
    Tony Liu studied Design in UK as well as Architecture and Advertising in the USA. He has 30-year experience in advertising and had assumed the posts of Executive Creative Director in several international networks such as Grey China、BBDO Greater China & Ogilvy Shanghai. In 2003, Tony founded aeiou.

    Tony is one of the 25 creative people to receive the Creative Achievement Award for Asia Pacific Region from the New York Festival.

    In 2013, M&C Saatchi acquired aeiou, changing its company name to M&C Saatchi aeiou, to be responsible for all its business in the Greater China area. M&C Saatchi is the largest independent advertising network in the world, listed in London Stocks Exchange.

    Tony’s design works are collected by the Museum of Modern Art in The United States, and his advertising works have won almost all the international advertising awards. Tony's work is published by Thames&Hudson London and New York in "CREATIVE ADVERTISING- IDEAS AND TECHNIQUES FROM THE WORLD'S BEST CAMPAIGNS".

    Tony has also served as judge in many international & domestic advertising awards, He is also Visiting Professor at Nanjing University, Master Tutor at Zhejiang University.
    Tony Liu will attend:
    Sep. 13   5:25-6:10 PM Tripshow Video Marketing Competition
  • Nick Vivion
    Nick Vivion Editorial Director Tnooz
    Nick Vivion is Editorial Director for Tnooz. Prior to this role, Nick has multi-hyphenated his way through a variety of passions: restaurateur, photographer, filmmaker, corporate communicator, Lyft driver, Airbnb host, journalist, and event organizer.
    Nick Vivion will attend:
    Sep. 14   4:30-5:25 PM Travel Investments and Startups
  • Ryan Tsui
    Ryan Tsui Co-Founder SHOTS AROUND
    Ryan Tsui is Co-Founder of SHOTS AROUND, a premium visual content provider focusing on hotel industry.

    Ryan Tsui has over 10 years of experience in advertising as an art-base creative director before SHOTS AROUND, he worked for M&C Saatchi, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy, Publicis and Dentsu. His clients include Peninsula, InterContinental, Mercedes, China Eastern Business Jet.
    Ryan Tsui will attend:
    Sep. 13   5:25-6:10 PM Tripshow Video Marketing Competition
  • Charlie Li
    Charlie Li CEO TravelDaily
    Mr. Charlie Li is the founding investor of, China′s leading online publisher and event organizer focusing on distribution, marketing and technology developments in the travel and tourism industry. Prior to his role leading, Mr. Charlie Li was the General Manager of E-Commerce Co., Ltd., China Southern Airlines for more than three years.

    Mr. Charlie Li has over 20 years of experience in China′s airline and online travel industry. Prior to joining China Southern Airlines, he worked for eLong as the Senior Director of the Air Partner Service Group where he led product development and maintained key supplier relationship with major Chinese and international airlines. Mr. Charlie Li holds a BA degree from Shandong University, China and an Aviation MBA from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
    Charlie Li will attend:
    Sep. 13   9:15-9:30 AM Opening Remarks Sep. 13   9:30-10:05 AM CEO Talk
  • Joseph Wang
    Joseph Wang Chief Commercial Officer TravelDaily
    Mr. Joseph Wang joined as the Chief Commercial Officer in Sept, 2014. Prior to that, he was the Senior Director of Hotel Business Unit 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, 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. 13   2:00-2:30 PM CEO Talk Sep. 14   2:00-2:35 PM THack China Winner Demonstration


  • Cecilia Lu
    Cecilia Lu Head of Travel Tencent Social Ads
    Ms. Cecilia Lu is Head of Travel of Tencent Social Ads and responsible for the travel product operation and management on the company’s social performance marketing platform. Prior to joining Tencent, she had worked for Google for seven years and was responsible for the management and operation of products such as AdWords, AdSense, and AdExchange.

    Ms. Cecilia Lu graduated from Wuhan University majoring in Journalism.
    Cecilia Lu will attend:
    Sep. 14   9:30-10:00 AM Keynote: Data Intelligence Journey - How Tencent Big Data Target and Capture Potential Customers at Decision-making?
  • Xinyu Xie
    Xinyu Xie General Manager, National Media Division Gridsum
    Xinyu Xie is Gridsum's General Manager, National Media Division. Prior to that he had served as Baidu Customer Service Department’s service consultant and marketing consultant. He joined Gridsum’s East China branch management team in 2011, led the East China team for five years in a row to achieve rapid growth in turnover and profits, and reached long-term cooperation with L'OREAL, Chrysler, Volkswagen, IKEA, and many other international brands. He has a wealth of experience in digital construction of search marketing and brand marketing. He recently focuses on research of information flow advertising analysis for mobile marketing and KOL value evaluation system.
    Xinyu Xie will attend:
    Sep. 14   10:00-10:30 AM Keynote: Travel Marketing Upgrades Propelled by Big Data
  • Xiaojun Lin
    Xiaojun Lin CEO JointWisdom
    Mr. Xiaojun Lin is CEO of JointWisdom and is in charge of strategic planning and overall operations. He has specialized in natural language processing and data mining technology for many years and is a main technical leader to undertake many national and provincial research projects. In 2011, he created offering big data application service for China’s hotel industry. He also managed the merger of and CSHIS to set up JointWisdom.

    He acquired a PhD degree in natural language processing from the Peking University in 2010.
    Xiaojun Lin will attend:
    Sep. 14   11:00-11:30 AM Keynote: The Brand-new Lodging Experience in the Intelligent Era
  • Erik Lu
    Erik Lu Business Development Director Worldpay
    Erik Lu is Business Development Director of Worldpay and an experienced payment professional with a cross-vertical background in travel, eCommerce, international payment, and eWallet payment. Erik Lu has deep knowledge on cross-border payment solution in China market.
    Erik Lu will attend:
    Sep. 14   11:30-12:00 PM Keynote: The Seamless Travel Experience: Why Payments are at the Heart
  • Chengyun Xu
    Chengyun Xu Head of Industry, Travel & Education Google
    Chengyun Xu is Head of Industry, Travel & Education at Google. He has been committed to promoting the vertical applications of mobile since his joining Google in 2012, on top of Google’s industry solutions. Prior to joining Google, he had worked at Guotai Junan Securities and
    Chengyun Xu will attend:
    Sep. 14   9:30-10:00 AM Keynote: The Globalization Practices of China-Based Travel Brands
  • Wenliang Guo
    Wenliang Guo CEO Assistant TalkingData
    Wenliang Guo is CEO Assistant of TalkingData. Having served many airlines, hotel and travel companies for years, Mr. Guo has accumulated rich experience in data value mining and data application across different scenarios. He has unique insights on corporate mobile strategy and cross-industry data application.
    Wenliang Guo will attend:
    Sep. 14   10:00-10:30 AM Keynote: One Step Away – Positioning and Operation of Data-driven Travel Products
  • Helen Lee
    Helen Lee China Managing Director IPSOS
    Helen Lee is China Managing Director of IPSOS. As one of the pioneering market researchers in China, Helen Lee boasts of 24 years of work experience and has a solid command of market research and analysis methods which facilitate the achievement of business goals for clients.

    Helen Lee holds an MBA from Fudan University, an EMBA of CEIBS.
    Helen Lee will attend:
    Sep. 14   11:00-11:30 AM Keynote: Do Guests Really Like Tech-upgraded Services?
  • Victor Wu
    Victor Wu Co-founder and CEO Vpon Big Data Group
    As CEO and Co-founder of Vpon Big Data Group since 2008, Victor Wu has successfully raised tens of millions of US dollars in two rounds of venture capital funding in 2011 and 2014 respectively. His achievements and contributions have been recognized by the industry: winning the gold medals for “Best Business Leader in Mobile Marketing” 2 years in a row, and receiving Bronze for Greater China Specialist Agency of the Year 2016 and ranking Top 3 of Forbes’ China Top 100 Privately Held Small Businesses for 2015. He is a believer in "Data Drives Transactions," and considers big data the weapon to gain competitiveness for all industries.
    Victor Wu will attend:
    Sep. 14   11:30-12:00 PM Keynote: Using Big Data to Unveil the Asian Tourists’ Behavior Pattern
  • Nan Zhao
    Nan Zhao Business Analysis Director Meituan Travel
    Mr. Nan Zhao is Business Analysis Director of Meituan Travel. He is mainly responsible for all the accommodation related business analyzing work, including industry analysis, new business incubation, operation analysis and big data product. Prior to joining Meituan Travel, Mr. Nan Zhao has gained rich experience in top global consulting firms, as well as related strategic and operation experience in internet industry.
    Nan Zhao will attend:
    Sep. 14   9:30-10:00 AM Keynote: Meituan Travel Leveraging Meituan Dianping’s Big Data to Boost Total Revenues for Hotels
  • Tiger Yang
    Tiger Yang Co-founder and President Chinapex
    Tiger Yang is Co-founder and President of Chinapex, the first data-driven marketing cloud in China, having complete capabilities from data collection, data management, to marketing optimization and automation. Tiger is responsible for managing key operations and functional departments at Chinapex, and champions Chinapex’s commitment to delivering highest quality data-driven marketing solutions to clients.

    Tiger received his bachelor’s degree in Political Economy from University of California, Berkeley, and also studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.
    Tiger Yang will attend:
    Sep. 14   10:00-10:30 AM Keynote: Initiating Intelligent Marketing with Intelligent Data
  • Zhen Liu
    Zhen Liu Founder & CEO 5efly
    Mr. Zhen Liu is Founder & CEO of 5efly. Mr. Liu had served at the Bank of America, Southwest Airline, IBM and Saber Holding Company for 15 years in USA, and he was CIO of Travelsky Limited. Mr. Liu's research area includes the computer complexity and algorithm, HPC, and large-scale transaction system, and he is interested in applying the new technology (machine learning, data mining and big data, etc.) in T&T industry. He got a PhD degree from the Department of Computer Sciences in the University of Texas at Dallas.
    Zhen Liu will attend:
    Sep. 14   11:00-11:30 AM Keynote: New Generation of Pricing and RMS AI Platform
  • Ken Nishizu
    Ken Nishizu VP and General Manager of Marketing Services DerbySoft
    Ken joined DerbySoft as VP and General Manager of Marketing Services in March 2017. Prior to joining DerbySoft, Ken had served different roles at Hilton International over the past eight years, offering his expertise in online hotel distribution, digital marketing, and e-commerce for the hotel chain. As VP and General Manager of Marketing Services, Ken now brings his deep understanding and knowledge of the hotel industry to DerbySoft.
    Ken Nishizu will attend:
    Sep. 14   11:30-12:00 PM Keynote: New Trend in Metasearch – From Commission Based CPA Model to Part of Marketing Mix Approach


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