Hotel NextGen Asia Summit 2021

Hotel Industry's Recovery
& Future Ready Strategies

A Four in One Conference + Mini Exhibition

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    Shanghai

    InterContinental Pudong hotel

  • July 14-15

    2021

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Due to the current travel restrictions, most hotel industry events are held online, whilst hoteliers do wish to meet with its peers and disruptors face to face to dissect the trends, strategies for them to surivvie from the current pandemic and stay competitive in the post covid19 New Normal.
With this mission at our heart, Escom’s Hospitality Asia team is presenting you “HOTEl NETGEN ASIA SUMMIT 2021” in Late June this year in Shanghai China. The event will gather some 400+ Hotel industry leaders, experts, key disruptors, decision makers from China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, including Property Owners, Designers, Developers, Operators, OTAs, Tech Companies, Associations, Gov Entities and solutions providers.

Key topics include:
● Travellers NextGen: The changes in global Tourism and traveller Expectation post the Pandemic● Market NextGen: Hotel performance estimation to 2025● Ecosystem NextGen: A full digital Transformation● Brand NextGen: Brand Innovations and Differenciation● Xperiences NextGen: Robots, AI and Human Touch● Technology NextGen: Tech Lab for Tourism and Future Hotels● Marketing NextGen: Tech Driven Marketing Transformation● Revenue Management NextGen: AI+AI enabled staff

Event Format

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Leadership Summit

Decision Makers to make insightful discussions for ongoing recovery

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Mini Exhibition

20+ Leading Hotel Solutions being showcased at this summit

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Peer Networking

The largest Hotel Professionals’ Networking Platform in Asia

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1 to 1 Private Meetings

Organizer will arrange your 1-1 meeting with your desired Delegate

Event in Numbers

The largest tech innovation themed in person event for hotel industry in Asia

300+

Attendees

100+

Hotel Owners and Operators

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40+

Speakers & Panelists

81%

Senior Level Executives

10+

Solutions/Tech Sessions

10,000+

Media Coverage

Key Topics

Hotel Investment Outlook Post Pandemic

Market & Travelers Trends

Brands & Brand Expansion

Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Solutions

Future-ready Digital Eco System

Xperiences Next Generation

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AI + Hospitality Current Solutions & Future Outlook

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Marketing + Revenue Transformation

Sponsors

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    GOLD SPONSOR

    International Workplace Group

    WG believes that business success is underpinned by the effectiveness and happiness of its people. So they made it their mission to help millions of people have a great day at work – every day.
    IWG has drawn upon its over 30-year heritage in flexible workspace to create a world leading commercial real estate platform. Its portfolio of operating brands, including Regus, Spaces, Signature by Regus, HQ and No18, offers an unrivalled level of choice for businesses of all sizes and budgets. With over one million workspaces and a presence in hundreds of countries , cities, towns, and transport hubs worldwide, IWG has the world’s largest network of flexible workspaces and a full suite of business support services to enable people to focus on their core business and enjoy a great day at work.

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    SILVER SPONSOR

    Vocust

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    EXHIBITOR SPONSOR

    RENTOKIL INITIAL (CHINA), LTD

    Rentokil Initial Group is one of the world’s famous service companies. As an FTSE 100 Company, Rentokil Initial can provide pest control, specialist hygiene, and landscaping services for more than 80 countries and regions.
    Entered China in 2005, Rentokil Initial is awarded the National A-class Pest Control Operator Qualification and is also the standing executive member of the Chinese Pest Control Association. Rentokil Initial is the owner of many industrial awards, such as the PCO Credible Enterprise Award, China PCO Influential Enterprise Award, and PCO Industry Social Enterprise Award.
    Currently, Rentokil Initial China covers more than 400 cities and areas with over 500 experienced service technicians offering professional environmental hygiene and pest control services for hotels, Food & Beverage, Food Processing, Food Retail, and many other industries. 
    Rentokil Initial is familiar with the requirements of hygiene and pest control management in the industries it serves. The total solutions can be tailored to help manage the overall facilities and pass through various internal and external audits. Rentokil Initial is determined to partner with its clients to create a safe and hygienic environment.

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    ATTENDING SPECIALIST

    MEPM MEP ENGINEER LTD., CO.

    MEPM specializes in both hotel and commercial MEP design and MEP consultant.
    ◆ Established in HK in 2006(MEPM CONSULTANCY);
    ◆ Come to China mainland in March 2010;
    ◆ Restructuring in Aug. 2013(SHH MEPM MEP ENGINEER CO.,LTD);
    ◆ In December 2015, the company successfully obtained the "Grade A Design Qualification" certificate issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-rural Development, PRC.

    We offer an all-round MEP program services including MEP consultancy, MEP design and project management, which covers a range of factory, shopping mall, office building, hotel, commercial complex, residence and apartment, etc.

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    HRS

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    Artemide

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    MEDIA PARTNER

    PR NEWSWIRE

    PR Newswire, a Cision company, is a leading global provider of news distribution and earned media software and services. In conjunction with Cision’s cloud-based communications product suite, PR Newswire's services enable marketers, corporate communicators, and investor relations officers to identify key influencers, engage target audiences, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content dissemination network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organizations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions.

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    MEDIA PARTNER

    MEADIN

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     Jiemian

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    COFFEE SPONSOR

    Sobo Coffee

    Sobo Coffee is a local coffee roaster based in Shanghai. We admire coffee in all its forms – whole bean, brewed and espresso, we believe everyone deserves to experience it. That is why we source, roast and sell what we believe is among the finest.

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    LUCKY DRAW SPONSOR

     GSHM

    GSHM is a member company of Aviation Industry Corporation of China, wholly owned subsidiary of AVIC International with registered capital RMB 298 million. AVIC International leverages global resources and serves aviation, aiming to become a comprehensive service provider of international aviation technological cooperation. It owns over 148 branches in 65 countries and regions.
    As a Chinese state-owned hotel management enterprise since first hotel opened by 1985, GSHM already has more than 35-year experience in hotel investment, construction and operation, especially in mid-scale and up-scale hotels.
    GSHM is a full-value chain provider in hotel industry and is well-developed to TOP 10 hotel companies in China. Currently, GSHM has 100 hotels opened and under construction in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Jiangxi, Shandong, Guizhou province and other cities in China and overseas. 

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    LUCKY DRAW SPONSOR

    naked Group

    naked Group was found in 2008, and is dedicated as a brand that explores and leads lifestyles, providing naked style luxury resorts, shared working office spaces, wellness products and more, for Fresh, Fun, Green and Great experiences. naked’s Base Camp (headquarters) is located in Shanghai, China. The group’s naked Retreats segment of business began in 2007, with the creation of Moganshan’s “naked Home”. As the concept develops, naked Retreats continued the growth with “naked Stables” (2011), and “naked Castle” (2017) at Moganshan, “naked Water” at Suzhou’s Taihu Lake, and “naked Hill” at Nanjing’s Wuxiangshan. The national strategic expansion of naked, is through the collaboration with many others that share the same vision: luxurious resorts that are inspired by nature, managed with sustainability, and designed with quality. Such dedication and promise grant naked numerous recognition and acknowledgement in and out of the industry.  

Agenda

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Confirmed Speakers

A lot more speakers will be announced soon, please contact moc.stneve-mocse%40gnow.airolg should you be interested in speaking slots.

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Shaun Brodie

Head of Occupier Research, Greater China
Cushman & Wakefield

Shaun Brodie is the Head of Occupier Research, Greater China and the Head of Research, East China.

With 20 years of experience in China, Shaun has a deep understanding of the country and its property market. In his role as Head of Occupier Research for the Greater China region, Shaun works closely with Cushman & Wakefield's Occupier Services Group in China and its Global Occupier Services Group to produce timely whitepapers for the company's occupier clients. Recent topics covered include, Blockchain and its impact on commercial property, lease accounting changes and urban renewal, looking specifically at how best practice urban renewal in China can help cities in the region in their quest to become ‘excellent global cities’.

In his role as Head of Research, East China, Shaun is in charge of data collection, data analysis and the publication of quarterly reports on the property sector in Shanghai and the major second-tier cities within the Yangtze River Delta region and beyond.

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Junya Wei

VP – Greater ChinaJLL Hotel & Hospitality

Before returning to JLL, Junya was a Senior Manager at the world’s largest hotel company – Marriott International, spearheading Marriott’s development marketing initiatives across Asia Pacific. His primary focus includes initiating and executing development marketing strategies to facilitate the company’s growth in Asia. During his time at Marriott, Junya played a significant role that contributed to the successful launch of Marriott’s upper midscale brands in China and the rest of Asia.
 
Prior to that, Junya started his career at JLL in 2014 based in the firm’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. With extensive experience in both hotel advisory and investment sales business, Junya has engaged in more than US $ 1 billion in hotels transactions across Asia and Indian Ocean. Being trilingual, Junya relocated to JLL’s Tokyo office to help providing support to Chinese investors seeking hotel investment opportunities in Japan.
 
Junya holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Real Estate from National University of Singapore. Junya has also completed the Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management Certificate Program at Cornell University.

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Wade Yuan

Founder and CEOi Hotel

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Bill Wang

Vice President, Business Development, Greater ChinaWyndham Hotels & Resorts

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has appointed Bill Wang as Vice President of Business Development for the Greater China region in March 2020. Bill Wang will be fully responsible for the development of Wyndham’s hotel brand portfolio in Greater China, providing brand growth strategy guidance, leading the development team for continuous expansion of Wyndham’s footprint in Greater China. He will be also establishing and maintaining Wyndham’s long-term relationship with the investors, consultants, hotel owners and other hotel industry stakeholders.

Bill Wang has almost 29 years of working experience in the hotel industry. Before joining Wyndham, Bill was the General Manager of Business Development Department at Sunac Culture and Tourism Group. Prior to that, Bill was the Sales and Marketing General Manager Department of Wanda Hotels and Resorts, in charge of setting and implementing business strategies and managing the entire marketing and sales teams of all Wanda's managed hotels. Bill has also served as deputy general manager, hotel general manager, hotel manager, and regional marketing director in various hotel management companies and hotel groups, including Phoenix City Hotel Guangzhou, Guangzhou Pullman Baiyun Airport Hotel, Accor complex on Renmin Square Xian, Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel Xian, and Shangri-La Hotel Harbin, etc.

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Lydia Li

Regional General Manager, Central West China
Ascott China

Ms. Lydia Li is the Regional General Manager, Ascott West China, and is responsible for the overall operations, business development and asset management services of the properties in the region. The Ascott Limited ("Ascott") is a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand, the world's largest international serviced residence owner and operator.

Ms. Li, with 12 years of experience in hospitality industry since graduating from the National University of Singapore with a Master of Computing (Information Systems), joined Ascott China in 2015. She had previously managed serviced residence Citadines South Chengdu, Somerset Riverview Chengdu and also assumed position of City Manager Chengdu and Chongqing, City Director of Sales for Chengdu, leading the teams to break records and achieved stellar performance.

Currently heading Western China, she is managing a portfolio of 31 serviced apartments (14 operational and 17 in the pipeline), a total of around 6,200 units. She is also responsible for the growth of Ascott business in this region through acquisition and management contracts.

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Gary Ye

Vice President, Operations, China
Radisson Hotel Group

Gary Ye is Vice President of Operations, China at Radisson Hotel Group, and a member of the Asia Pacific Executive Committee, based at the company’s regional office in Shanghai.

He is responsible for spearheading the company’s hotel portfolio in China, with a mission to drive operational excellence, raise guest satisfaction and brand compliance, develop and implement key strategies, enhance engagement with owners and employees, and drive revenue and profitability.

With a diverse 30-year travel and hospitality career, Gary has previously held senior roles with Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and SkySea Cruise Line. His profound knowledge of the China market is set to propel Radisson Hotel Group’s growth in the country.

He graduated from He Hai University in Nanjing, China, and obtained certification from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne’s Corporate Management Program.

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Cai Shuo

Advisor to Managing Director – Development and Technical Services
Oakwood Worldwide 

Mr Cai Shuo, advisor to Managing Director of Oakwood Asia Pacific Limited provides services in business development and technical services. Mr. Cai Shuo has nearly 40 years hospitality experience which is accumulated from his various managerial posts at international hotels in China and overseas, at property and corporate environment. Whilst servicing Carlson Hotels Group, Pan Pacific Hotels Group and Regent Hotels and Resorts, he posted consecutively new hotel opening manager, director of technical services, senior vice president of technical services and senior vice president business development. Before joining Oakwood, Mr. Cai posted senior vice president at Regent Hotels Group. His efforts contributed to promising foundation for the expansion of Regent portfolio in China. He also served as president at a large privately owner hotel company in China, where he gained invaluable experiences of hotel owner.

Years of hotel and corporate experiences enriched him with adverse expertise in hotel industry ranging from business development, hotel planning and positioning, designing and technical services, pre-opening, operation as well as property management. 

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Huilian Duan

Vice President for Sales and MarketingMaritim Hotels Asia

Huilian Duan is the VP of Sales & Marketing for Maritim Hotels Asia, the largest owner-managed hotel group in Germany. Huilian directs all marketing and sales strategies, overseeing consumer and field marketing activities, advertising & public relations, and business development in Asia. She began her hospitality career in North America after earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University followed by an MBA from the University of Guelph, and a Ph.D. in business economics from Tarlac State University. Huilian is also hosting a position as the President Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) in Greater China.

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Maze Wu

Branding VP
Rezen Group

Maze Wu has 12 years of brand management and 6 years of enterprise operation experience. She was a senior executive of an international famous advertising company, and served the world's top 500 and large private enterprises. She used to be the global brand director of multinational enterprises, creating and promoting brands from 0 to 1. She once served as the general manager of on-site service operation of large state-owned enterprises and innovated a number of service cases.

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Kerwin Shen

VP of Jin Jiang Hotel China Region
President, Park Inn by Radisson BU

Kerwin Shen has more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry. He has been involved in the flourishing development of hospitality industry in China including the different phases of high-end, mid-upscale and economy hotels. He has deep and comprehensive understanding in the business model, consumer needs, brand and product development in this industry. 

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Anthony Shi

President
Qike Group

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Luffy Wang

COO
Hongkun Hotel Group

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Tina Wong

SVP, Strategy and Corporate Development
Cachet Hotels & Resorts

Tina Wong oversees corporate strategy and development for CHR, executing US$300MM+ hotel deals and numerous strategic partnerships. She previously worked on private-equity and venture-capital deals of $100 million (USD) and more focusing on consumer-oriented Chinese companies. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Shanghai International Studies University (Bachelor’s Degree) with CEIBS Finance MBA (President of Class), and holds the Advanced Certification in Real Estate and Hotel Investment from Cornell University as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Wong is also recognized in Forbes China 30 Under 30 list and HOTEL MANAGEMENT Magazine’s “Thirty under 30” list. She is active in non-profit causes and co-founded the Women Leadership Forum of Junior Achievement, the world’s largest NGO devoted to youth education and CEIBS FMBA Youth Ignite non-profit program.

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Johnny Gu

VP of Business & Commerce DevelopmentBarony Hotel & Resorts

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Steve Zhong

PresidentQingmu Travel Hotels Group 

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Jing Bang Zhang

Chairman
XiTu Technology

Mr. Zhang is currently the President of Prima Hotels Group, prior to joining Prima Hotels, Mr. Zhang served with Greenland International Hotels Group as Deputy General Manager. He has also held several corporate positions in many real estate companies and Hotel & Club management companies as well, including Deputy General Manager of Crowne Plaza Beijing, Group Director of Operations - Jasper Hotels Group; General Manager - China Resources Club Management Co., Ltd; Director of Marketing - Best Western International Greater China Region; General Manager - Yinzuo Hotels Group; Executive Vice President of Narada Hotels Group and several General Manager posts started with IHG since 1999. Mr. Zhang hold M. Ec and B.A. from Chinese Renmin University since 1983.

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Zaiqun Lu

General Manager of Development Center
Grand Skylight Hotels Management

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Solomon Zhang

Senior Director of Development
Langham Hospitality Group

Mr. Solomon Zhang holds the position of Senior Director of Development in Langham Hospitality Group (LHG) and works on the new hotel development of LHG brands in China market, including the luxury brand The Langham, and the upper upscale brand Cordis. Mr. Zhang started his hotel development career with Horwath HTL, an international consulting firm specialized in the hotel development field. During his time with Horwath HTL, Mr. Zhang completed a number of market and financial feasibility studies for new-build hotels and resorts across China. In conjunction with the architects, Mr. Zhang also worked out the renovation repositioning market studies for the hotels in operation. Prior to join LHG, Mr. Zhang worked for Accor and Marriott International as the development professional and managed to develop the international four-star and five-star hotels and resorts in management or franchise mode.     

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Edward Hu

Country ManagerIWG China

Edward Hu is responsible for growing the country’s profitability via pricing optimization, centre performance improvements and network expansion among others in China.
Edward brings along more than 20 years of solid experience in leadership positions in sales and country management, within the IT/Telco & Service industries. He has worked for well-known multinational organizations including IBM, Dell, Hertz, and Regus from 2006-2010 as Senior VP Greater China.
Edward holds a BA degree in International Politics, a MA degree in French Civilization from New York University and finally an MBA from INSEAD.  

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Zhiping Wu

Assistant General ManagerZhejiang Grandeur Group

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Fei Zhou

Global High-end Hotels Department, Brand Innovation and Development Senior Director
Huazhu Hotels Group

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Perry Lee

Executive Director
AECOM Architecture Design

Mr. Perry Lee is currently the Executive Director of AECOM Building Engineering Business Line in China. Mr. Lee has been working as a consultant in mechanical and electrical design for more than 30 years. Apart from a professional registered UK Chartered Engineer, he is also a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology in UK and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Mr. Lee has extensive experience in building construction projects at home and abroad, including in Mainland China, China Hong Kong, Canada and Southeast Asia. With his outstanding building construction experience and leadership skills, he has been involved in many highly skilled and efficient project design and management.

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Julia Chang

Project DirectorGensler

Julia Chang has nearly two decades of professional experience in Asia, Julia has had key leadership roles in various design firms. She is a strong operation professional, focused in Living and Interior design, highly specialized in Hospitality, Commercial, Office, and Residential design. The spectrum of Julia’s experience spans a diverse range of projects, and thanks to her broad expertise and background, she is experienced in the whole design process from concept to on-site. A bilingual professional with great communication skills and dedication, Julia joined Gensler as a Project Director for the Shanghai Office, consistently delivering projects that achieve client goals and provide positive performance and impact for the clients and the community.

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Fei Pei

General ManagerHuamei Consulting Group Shenzhen

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Terry He

Director of ITLN hospitality 

Mr. Xun He is the Director of IT, working in LN hospitality (website: http://www.lnhotels.com). He is familiar with the continuous improvement of IT support in a hotel group. He is willing to talk about this topic and share it with the audience.

He once served as Deputy IT Director of Funyard Hotels & Resorts, Information Security Consultant of AIAIT, and System Support Manager of China hotel Guangzhou.

He has also worked as website developer in the United States, using Microsoft. NET programming. He has more than 10 years of working experience in IT industry and hotel industry. He has a master's degree in computer science from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and a master's degree in mathematics from Concordia University in Canada.

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Joni Jiang

Deputy Director of Info Center
Jinling Hotel Corp. Ltd.  

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Tony Wu

IT Dept. General ManagerGreenland Hotel And Tourism Group

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John Bao

Technical Director
WSP

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Liuping Ying

PhD in Educational Psychology, CUHK;
Senior Product Manager of Vocust Technology

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Elizabeth Espinosa

Founder & CEO
Inspire Hospitality

Elizabeth began her hospitality career in 2004 with the Walt Disney World College Program in fine dining and has since worked with the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Studios Orlando, the pre-opening team for the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai and The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong as the EAM of Rooms and Ritz-Carlton Pre-Opening Trainer. While in China, she has supported The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation China Hospitality Education Initiative, and in 2018, Elizabeth launched Inspire Hospitality, which is a consultancy and boutique hotel management company supporting clients to elevate their brands through service and operations training, hotel pre-opening services and creating cultures of learning for clients ranging from luxury hotel operations to luxury retail and wellness. Our clients include K11, Lendlease, Six Arts Culture Park, Huazhu, and L’Catterton. Inspire Hospitality is also dedicated to hospitality education and leadership development and hosts the annual Ignite & Inspire Hospitality Leadership Forum as well as partners with Sommet Education for creating hospitality educational content.  

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Patrick Low

Area Vice President, Operations
Shangri-La Group

• 4 countries across 2 continents
• 9 brands in 11 city hotels, urban resort and resorts
• 7 hotel management companies, including 5 hotels/resorts and 2 rebranding hotels
• 21+ years working experience in Shangri-La Group
• 33+ years working experience in hospitality industry

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Manoj Mehta

Chief Executive Officer naked Group

Manoj Mehta has served as Chief Executive Officer of naked Group since 2012. Manoj set a goal to harness the creativity and nimbleness of a startup organization and marry that with the structural platform required for growth. Since joining, Manoj has led several innovative change initiatives, instituted numerous programs to strengthen & optimize naked operations. These include leading the growth of naked by setting up the strategic direction, recruiting seasoned executive management team, restructuring the organization, expanding naked’s China footprint, incorporating technology to both enhance guest experiences and improving business processes, as well as anchoring company culture to the core values of naked. Under the leadership of Manoj, naked Group has created a diverse lifestyle brand that covers travel – naked Retreats, work – naked Hub, now under the wework brand, and wellness etc.

Manoj has worked and lived in 3 countries including the United States, China and India. Prior to naked Group, Manoj worked for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd and Ford Motor Co., Ltd in USA & China. He moved to Shanghai in 2005 to establish Goodyear’s Global Sourcing Business. Manoj earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The State University of New York, and an MBA in Strategy & Finance from the Chicago Booth Business School. Manoj’s multicultural background, senior management experience and strong academic foundation allows him to perfectly combine strategic thinking with practical execution.

In addition to the naked Group board, Manoj also served as an independent Board of Director of Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd. (SH 601163) one of the largest and listed tire manufacture in China. Manoj is an active member of the American Chamber of Commerce and serves as a Mentor for the members of Shanghai Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) and he has been actively engaged in Shanghai community life, serving as the Chairman of the Board for Shanghai Community Sports Club, Treasurer and life member of the Shanghai Landers Beefsteak & Burgundy. President of Shanghai Cricket Club. 

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Victor Jin

General Manager
Pullman Shanghai Jingan

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Jean-Charles Fortoul

CEO APAC Resorts
Club Med

Jean-Charles Fortoul currently leads Club Med’s Asia Pacific (APAC) Resorts Business Unit as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), managing resorts across APAC, comprising all countries in Asia Pacific from Greater China to Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and Maldives. Jean-Charles first joined Club Med as Regional Operations Director Mountain, France in 2002, managing five holiday resorts.

After which Jean-Charles was posted to Singapore from 2006 as Regional Operations Director South East Asia for three years managing seven holiday resorts. He was then based in Turkey for 6 years as Vice President (VP) of Operations for Club Med Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Oman, Mauritius from 2009 managing eight holiday resorts and four country offices mainly in Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Mauritius & Cairo.

Since May 2015, he returned to Singapore as VP of Operations for East and South Asia & Pacific, & VP of Sales Emerging Countries of South East Asia managing nine holiday resorts and six Commercial Countries across Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and India.

Upon the mutualisation of Club Med Asia-Pacific’s organisation, effective 1 July 2019, Jean-Charles will be based in Shanghai.

A French national, armed with 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry graduated with a higher degree diploma in hospitality & catering of St Quentin en Yvelines, France. Jean-Charles was also a French Foreign Trade advisor with HE Ambassador in Turkey. He speaks fluent English and has a flair for German.

Jean-Charles is married with 3 children and enjoys his Bordeaux wine. He is an avid tennis player, football player and golfer.

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Kevin Gentle

Vice President Brand R&DJinjiang Global Innovation Center 

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Dr. Sacha Stöcklin (EdD)

Founder and Managing Director
Center of innovative and entrepreneurial Culinary Arts & Services (CieCAS)

Dr. Stöcklin is a hospitality industry expert and a qualified teacher with experiences in food and beverage, and hotel administration. He has over 20 years of work experience as a hospitality educator. Before establishing CieCAS, Dr. Stöcklin was managing departments in a variety of service industries, and taught at many prestigious hotel management schools including Les Roches, Swiss Hotel Management School, and Hotel Institute Montreux.

Dr. Stöcklin holds a Doctorate in Education (EdD) with focus on Educational Management (2013) and is Certified Hospitality Educator since 2003. He has also earned an MBA from Heriot Watt University, Scotland (2006); and a BBA in Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management from Northwood University, USA (2000).

Dr. Stöcklin researches knowledge-oriented approaches from education to organizational behavior issues through economic and cognitive psychological perspectives. His most important achievement in this area was the publication: “Educational Strategies for the Next Generation of Leaders in Hotel Management” as a co-author and chapter contributor. This book, released in 2015, is a collection of hospitality topics addressing the future trends of the hospitality industry.

Dr. Stöcklin is of Swiss orgin, lived, studied and worked in the US for 5 years, and is now based in China since 2008. He speaks German, English, French, and has a basic understanding of Mandarin Chinese. 

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James Macdonald

Head of Research, ChinaSavills

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Vicky Zhang

Vice President, JinJiang Hotels China RegionPresident, Vienna International Hotel
President, China Kyriad Marvelous Hotel

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Wei Qi

Corporate Director of OperationsBolin Hotels Group

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Wutong Lin

Director of Marriott Hotels Management Academy
Shanghai Sanda University

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Hans Hao

Lecturer on Revenue ManagementMeituan Hotel

Mr. Hans Hao graduates from Fudan University and completed his graduation thesis on service marketing under the direction of Mr. Lu Xiongwen, dean of the School of Management. He Has 15 years’ real-world revenue management experience in the hotel, travel, real estate, and internet sectors.He is a special lecturer and consultant on revenue management in Meituan.com and First.com, delivering lectors from assistant revenue analyst to revenue manager, director of revenue management, and chief revenue officer – covering the entire career path in revenue management field. the 
Mr. Hans Hao has rich real-world revenue management experiences in different sectors, some of his previous roles and accomplishments include:●  Senior Expert of Business Analytic in Meituan.com – developed auto revenue management system●  Group Director of Revenue Management in Wanda Group – set up a revenue management structure for asset generating annual revenue close to 10 billion RMS from the crash, prepared for IPO;●  General Manager for Marketing Center – developed online marketing platform for B&B;●  Director of Revenue Management for 1st luxury cruise lines of China(Joint Venture of C-trip and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines)– established sales and pricing mechanism based on western models and features of the Chinese market;●  Associate of JLL – conducted dozens of high-end real estate consulting projects including feasibility study, property valuation, and operation selection;●  Youngest management trainee and executive committee member in Starwood Hotels and Resort Asia 

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James Zhao

Vice President of Development & Commercial
Barceló Hotels & Resorts China

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Steve Saxon

Partner  McKinsey & Company

Steve Saxon is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Shenzhen office. Steve joined McKinsey in London in 2000, and transferred to Asia in 2005. He leads McKinsey’s Travel practice for Asia.
Steve has worked across the travel value chain. He has supported over ten airlines across Asia Pacific, and has worked with LCCs and mainline carriers. His work includes airline strategy, improving frequent flyer schemes, air cargo strategy, improving sales teams and driving online distribution. Steve has also supported some of the leading travel agencies in China with growth.
Steve has recently published articles on China’s travel recovery after COVID-19, and on the future of airlines.

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No.777 Zhangyang Road, Pudong New Area : Shanghai ,200120, Mainland China200120
Please contact Gloria in case you have enquiries regarding the venue or operations.

Contact Info

Hospitality Asia Series events is owned, created and managed by Escom Events. We have offices and representatives in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia and Vietnam and we work conjunctionally as one team to engage with our clients. You may reach us from here:

Gloria Wong

Head of Event Cluster, Food & Hospitality Asiamoc.stneve-mocse%40gnow.airolg

Chac Tang

Client Engagement/ Client Success, Hospitality Eventsmoc.stneve-mocse%40gnat.cahc

Cassie Mei

Event Support Manager, Hospitality Asia Series Eventsmoc.stneve-mocse%40iem.eissac

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