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Grant Colquhoun, Senior Director of Account Management APAC, TripAdvisor

By |2016-02-04T13:51:10+10:00February 4th, 2016|Speakers|

Grant Colquhoun is Director of Account Management for TripAdvisor in Asia Pacific. Based in TripAdvisor’s regional Headquarters in Singapore, Grant is responsible for its click-based advertising business in Asia Pacific and manages the accounts of leading online travel agencies and hotels with a team of 11 staff. With a career More ...

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Peter Waters, Director – Hotel Distribution, Amadeus IT

By |2016-02-03T07:08:04+10:00February 2nd, 2016|Speakers|

As the Director of Hotel Distribution, Peter Waters is responsible for the expanding the range of content in the Amadeus hotel marketplace and the sale of this content to Amadeus travel agency, hotel & airline customers globally. Prior to joining the Hotel Business Unit in 2012, Peter was the Director More ...

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Steve Richards, Head of Commercial for Best Western Australasia

By |2016-02-02T14:42:51+10:00February 2nd, 2016|Speakers|

Steve joined Best Western Australasia as General Manager, Sales & Marketing in 2013. He was appointed the company’s Head of Commercial in 2015, leading Best Western’s brand development, revenue management, sales and digital marketing efforts for the region. Previously, Steve worked for The Travel Corporation for 10 years across four More ...

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Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Founder & CEO, Ovolo Hotels Group

By |2016-02-02T14:19:23+10:00February 2nd, 2016|Speakers|

Girish was born and raised in Hong Kong. After completing secondary school, he went on to graduate from the University of Southern Californiain 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He was honoured with Outstanding Alumni of the Year award from USC in 1992. Girish kicked off his More ...

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Sam Dobson, Senior Analyst – Transport and Infrastructure, Macquarie Securities

By |2015-10-14T11:52:15+10:00October 9th, 2015|Speakers|

Sam joined Macquarie in Sydney in 2005 working in a variety of roles within corporate finance and the infrastructure funds business. In 2011, Sam joined the equities business initially as a utility analyst in Sydney before transferring to London to cover European Airlines and Infrastructure and construction companies. Sam started More ...

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James Gaskell, Managing Director, Travel Corporation FIT

By |2015-10-08T17:26:36+10:00October 8th, 2015|Speakers|

During his 15 year career James Gaskell has been a retail travel consultant, digital producer, software manager, technology strategist, IT guy, director in a global advertising agency, and more recently regional leader of one of the world’s most iconic online travel brands. Back in the day James began working in More ...

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Michael Richardson, Head of Business Development, Spotify

By |2015-10-06T17:20:09+10:00October 6th, 2015|Speakers|

As Head of Business Development for Australia and New Zealand, Michael heads up all aspects of commercial partnerships for the Spotify service and software across the region. Starting his career at Virgin Records in promotions and marketing over a six-year period, he then moved to the marketing team of Virgin’s More ...

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Paul Wilson, Co-Founder, Bailador

By |2015-10-06T14:56:22+10:00October 6th, 2015|Speakers|

Paul is a co-founder and director of ASX listed Bailador Technology Investments Ltd (ASX:BTI), which focuses on minority investments in expansion capital opportunities in the information technology sector. This role provides Paul with exposure to the latest technologies and business models emerging to take advantage of the rapidly changing environment More ...

Stefan Cordiner, Regional Director, HotelTonight

By |2015-09-26T14:56:53+10:00September 26th, 2015|Speakers|

Stefan Cordiner, a Sydney-born serial tech entrepreneur, claims to be revolutionising the way people travel as the Regional Director for the leading hotel booking app HotelTonight. Stefan has a strong background in creating and growing technology ventures, most recently as co-Founder of  a global digital concierge app called “Lime&Tonic” which he successfully built More ...

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Serena Leith, Director of Marketing, Spotify

By |2015-09-14T09:57:02+10:00September 14th, 2015|Speakers|

Previous management experience across sales, PR and marketing at two of the world's biggest global record companies has given me a deep insight in the daily challenges, yet mighty accomplishments of working within the music and technology realm in this part of the world.Having worked in the music industry for More ...

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Alistair Venn, CEO, Groupon

By |2015-09-14T09:29:56+10:00September 14th, 2015|Speakers|

Alistair Venn joined Groupon Australia and New Zealand in February 2012 as VP of Sales before taking on the role of CEO in January 2013. In the three years of Alistair’s leadership, Groupon ANZ has grown into a vibrant online marketplace that allows customers to explore their cities, merchants to More ...

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Mark Cantoni, Co-Founder, Outbound app

By |2015-09-09T16:43:49+10:00September 9th, 2015|Speakers|

Mark grew up in far North Queensland, but discovered a passion for travel early. He has found his way across America, Europe and North Africa and lived in London and the south of France for a few years. Mark has also travelled extensively in his home country Australia. Mark has many travel highlights, More ...

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Ryan Hanly, Co-Founder, Outbound app

By |2015-09-09T15:47:09+10:00September 9th, 2015|Speakers|

Ryan is an avid traveller.  Having lived abroad for a number of years, he has travelled through much of Europe, Africa and Asia. His favourite country is Italy but his fondest travel memory is camping in the Serengeti Plains the night a pride of lions decided to wander through. South America is next on his More ...

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Debby Soo, Vice President – APAC, KAYAK

By |2015-09-09T15:29:01+10:00September 9th, 2015|Speakers|

Debby Soo is the Vice President, APAC for KAYAK, where she oversees KAYAK’s expansion efforts in the Asia Pacific and Southwest Pacific region. She joined KAYAK in 2010 and has worked in various roles across business development and product marketing, including launching KAYAK Brazil and KAYAK Canada, running KAYAK’s affiliate More ...

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Stevan Premutico, Founder, Dimmi

By |2015-09-08T18:04:34+10:00September 8th, 2015|Speakers|

An astute hospitality marketer with experience across the United States, UK and Australia, Dimmi Founder, Stevan Premutico has built Australia’s #1 real-time restaurant booking and review website, borne out of his own first-hand frustrations at the inefficiencies of restaurant reservation systems. Stevan’s background saw him travel the world with Hilton More ...

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Adam Hutchinson, Founder, GeoZone

By |2015-09-08T16:53:39+10:00September 8th, 2015|Speakers|

Adam Hutchinson is the founder of GeoZone, a location based advertising start-up in New Zealand and winner of the 2015 NZ Hi-Tech Awards (Innovative Mobile category). GeoZone have established a network of GPS enabled mobile applications in English, German, French and Chinese which provide location data for advertising and research More ...

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Sam McDonagh, General Manager, Airbnb Australia and New Zealand

By |2016-02-02T14:21:37+10:00September 7th, 2015|Speakers|

Sam is General Manager of Airbnb for Australia and New Zealand. With over 1.5 million listings in 191 countries and 34,000 cities, it is one of the world’s fastest growing companies. Prior to this, Sam was GM, advisor and investor in US based DollarShaveClub.com's Australian business, via the privately held Deeperwater Ventures, which he established on More ...

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Steve Johnson, Executive and Co-Founder, Carhood.com.au

By |2015-09-08T08:44:39+10:00September 7th, 2015|Speakers|

Steve is a highly intelligent, careful and considered thinker. He is driven yet diligent, always pushing to reach the highest possible levels of quality and service. Steve’s respectful and thorough nature earns him the respect of others. He is respected for his ethical observations and analytical approach. His observant and More ...

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Christian Schaeffer, Executive and Co-Founder, Carhood.com.au

By |2015-09-07T14:19:38+10:00September 7th, 2015|Speakers|

Christian is an energetic, creative and strategically minded individual. He’s a natural when it comes to ‘thinking big’ and relentlessly needs to turn thought to action. These attributes are what makes Christian such a driving force behind the founding vision and ever developing growth of Carhood. As an entrepreneur, Christian More ...

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Renee Welsh, CEO, Booking Boss

By |2015-08-28T14:28:32+10:00August 28th, 2015|Speakers|

Renee has always been at home in the world of travel tech. Over the past 15 years she’s held senior roles at Lastminute.com, GoDo (Wotif) and travel.com.au where she has been working on opening new distribution opportunities for the attractions, tours and activities sector. Renee recognised that technology could revolutionise More ...

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Damien Tampling, Partner Corporate Advisory, Deloitte

By |2015-08-28T14:28:16+10:00August 28th, 2015|Speakers|

Damien is currently a Partner in Deloitte’s Corporate Finance Advisory group in Sydney, Australia and specialises in providing mergers, acquisitions, divestment, capital raising and commercial strategy advice to organisations in, or investing in, the technology, media and digital media sectors. Damien also leads the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) More ...

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Ken Frohling, Vice President – Business Development, Viator

By |2015-08-25T18:10:17+10:00August 25th, 2015|Speakers|

Ken Frohling joined Viator in 2006 bringing nearly 20 years of travel industry expertise to the team, acquired during roles in the cruise, hotel, and travel technology sectors. Ken is a member of the executive management team and leads the strategy and operations for Viator's global network of more than More ...

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Lisa Pagotto, Founder, Crooked Compass

By |2015-08-14T13:49:50+10:00August 14th, 2015|Speakers|

With her mother finding out she was pregnant whilst travelling through Egypt, Lisa had caught the travel bug before she was even born. Travelling domestically and internationally from a young age with her family, living out a bag is nothing new for this jetsetter. From the age of eight, Lisa More ...

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Murray Decker, Founder, TourAmigo

By |2015-08-25T17:53:18+10:00August 13th, 2015|Speakers|

Murray Decker is passionate about inspiring, educating and empowering people to live extraordinary lives through travel. Decker is the Founder and Managing Director ofTourAmigo, the first, independent digital platform for travellers wanting to search, compare and book their desired tour online and all in the one place. He launched in More ...

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Kevin Jochelson, Founder and Chief Events Officer, Fiestafy

By |2015-07-16T16:17:34+10:00July 16th, 2015|Speakers|

Kevin Jochelson is the Founder and Chief Events Officer of entertainment travel startup, Fiestafy. Fiestafy turns anyone into an entertainment expert anywhere they travel by allowing them to find available and accessible major events, anywhere in the world, in their own language. You can think of it as 'Expedia for More ...

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Nicole Wiener, Director of Sales Asia-Pacific, Revinate

By |2015-06-24T13:54:17+10:00June 24th, 2015|Speakers|

Based in Australia, Nicole is the Director of Sales for the Asia Pacific region at Revinate and has been in the hotel industry for over 10 years, having had experience in both the hotel and hospitality vendor space. Before joining Revinate, Nicole worked with companies including Booking.com and has previously More ...

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Keith Chilek, Chief Technology Officer, Tourism Holdings Limited

By |2015-06-22T14:13:23+10:00June 22nd, 2015|Speakers|

Joining thl in August 2014, Keith is responsible for the technology direction, product development and creating a best in class user experience for thl customers. Keith spent the previous 12 years in the States building consumer facing products in the education space, holding various positions ranging from Co-founding partner to More ...

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