Speakers and sponsors have been announced for Wired 2005: Asia Travel Matrix, which is happening at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore on October 20 & 21.

It’s set to be the best travel technology, marketing and distribution conference staged in the region.

  • Sponsors: Singapore Tourism Board, Amadeus, Abacus International, Millennium and Copthorne International, TravelCLICK, Pegasus and WORLDHOTELS.
  • Industry partners: Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association, MarketShare and the MacroVision Network.
  • Media: Yahoo! South-East Asia is the online media partner, while e-Hotelier, 4 Hoteliers and Travel Trade Report are also supporting

A dedicated site will be launched in mid-July and tickets for the two-day conference will start at just US$395.

Meanwhile, check out the speakers below who have already confimed, and click here to register for updates – stay tuned for more big names.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the oraganisers Yeoh Siew Hoon – yeoh.sh@pacific.net.sg – or Martin Kelly – mjk@iform.com.au.

  • Ram Badrinathan, Analyst, Asia-Pacific, PhoCusWright
  • Nicole Bernthaler, Chief Marketing Officer, World Hotels
  • Scott Blume, Chief Executive, Zuji
  • Oliver Bonke, Vice President – Marketing, Starwood Hotels and Resorts
  • Symon Bridle, hief Operating Officer, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
  • Maria Cary, GM Pricing and Distribution, Accor Asia-Pacific
  • Rick Clements, Managing Director, Rick Clements and Associates
  • Tony Davis, Chief Executive, Tiger Airways
  • Bernadette Dennis, Vice President Asia-Pacific, Marriott International
  • Olivier Dombey, Vice President Sales and Account Management - Asia Pacific
  • Sue Graham, Regional Manager – Hotel Business Asia Pacific, Travelocity
  • Peter Harbison, Managing Director, Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation
  • Deep Kalra, Founder, Makemytrip.com
  • Ken Low, Assistant Chief Executive – Branding and Communications, Singapore Tourism Board
  • Grant McCarthy, Head of Search, Yahoo! South-East Asia
  • Ken Mandel, Chief Executive/Regional Director, XM Asia Pacific
  • Toby March, Vice President – Hotels & Cars, Abacus
  • Gerry Oh, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Millennium and Copthorne Hotels International
  • Timothy O’Neil-Dunne, Managing Partner, T2 Impact
  • Lucas Peng, Founder and Managing Director, MacroVision Network
  • Chananya Phataraprasit, Chairman, East West Siam
  • Mark Renshaw, Managing Director – Singapore, Arc
  • Mark Rizzuto, Managing Director – Asia, Cendant TDS
  • Karthik Siva, Founding Chairman of the Global Brand Forum; Group Strategy Director of Ogilvy & Mather, Singapore
  • Peter  Smith, Vice President – E-Commerce, Amadeus Asia-Pacific
  • Stuart Spiteri, Director Asia-Pacific, Akamai
  • Martin Symes, Executive Director – Commercial, Zuji
  • Aileen Tan, Vice President – Centres for Excellence, Abacus International
  • Jan Tissera, President – International, TravelCLICK
  • James Vaile, Chairman, Bezurk
  • Anthony Venus, Executive Director, MarketShare


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