2008 China Travel Distrobution Summit

2008 China Travel Distribution Summit

2008 China Travel Distrobution Summit

2008 China Travel Distribution Summit

2008 China Travel Distrobution Summit

2008 China Travel Distribution Summit

2008 China Travel Distrobution Summit

2008 China Travel Distribution Summit

2008 China Travel Distrobution Summit

2008 China Travel Distribution Summit

2008 China Travel Distrobution Summit

2008 China Travel Distribution Summit

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Event Overview

Despite a global downturn that has been impacting the world economy since late 2008, China remains the hotspot of world’s travel market by achieving 12% growth rate for the first half of 2009, measured by number of domestic travelers. For global companies, China is no long the future. It is the present.
C-level executives and senior management leaders from travel and tourism industry will take centre stage at the China Travel Distribution Summit in December 2009 to engage each other to address the core issues affecting the heart of the travel industry. [More]

2008 Report

2008 Report China Travel Distribution Summit hosted by TravelDaily is now regarded as the most prestigious event for China’s travel industry. This event is set to be the impeccable opportunity to develop your China entry strategy. 350 senior travel executives from Ctrip, eLong, Mangocity, Expedia, Google, PayPal, Rakuten.[More]

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Wednesday, Dec.2
07:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:05 Chairman Address
09:05-09:30 Keynote: Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview
The travel industry research authority PhoCusWright will formally release its exclusive report on Asia Pacific’s online travel marketplace. This presentation will give the audiences a strategic overview on how the region’s online travel market is evolving and what challenges and opportunities present to the industry.
  • Market size and projections for the Asia Pacific total and online leisure/unmanaged business travel market
  • Breakouts by channel (online travel agency vs. intermediary) and sector (air, lodging, car rental and rail)
  • Online penetration forecasts by market
  • Comprehensive analysis of Australia/New Zealand, China, India, Japan and Singapore
  • Review of upcoming markets like Macau, Korea, Taiwan and Indonesia
PhoCusWright's Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview also shines a spotlight on current challenges that may change the future of travel in the region.
Presented by:
PhoCusWright Inc.
Ram Badrinathan, General Manager of PhoCusWright, Asia Pacific
09:30-09:55 Keynote: The Evolution of Purchasing Behavior and Travel Pattern of Chinese Travelers

Despite a global downturn that has been impacting the world economy since late 2008, Chinese consumers continue to show strong interest in traveling outside China in 2009, according to the latest China Outbound Travel Monitor from The Nielsen Company. The latest Nielsen Outbound Travel Monitor reveals that the majority (85%) of Chinese travelers will ‘definitely’ or ‘probably’ travel outside China within the next 12 months, either for leisure or business.

iRresearch will present their in-depth analysis on how the Chinese travelers research, plan and buy travel online and how the emerging channels are shifting the competition landscape.

Listen to the industry’s leading research authority and understand how you can deploy your strategy to meet the growing demand.

Presented by:
iResearch Group
Bob Cao, Chief Analyst, iResearch Group
09:55-10:25 Keynote: How the travel industry should develop the win-win partnership to maximize the value offered to the customers?

Travel suppliers (hotels/airlines) and distributors are both developing rapidly, and so do the consumers in China. Some existing rules and hidden rules are no longer working, and are actually hurting the mutual benefit of both suppliers and distributors. Mr Cui will present his analysis on the current challenges among travel suppliers, travel distributors and the consumers. Mr. Cui will then introduce new rules and principles for China travel industry which centered on putting consumers first, and establishing a win-win and sustainable relationship among suppliers, distributors and consumers.

Presented by:
Guangfu Cui, CEO, eLong
10:25-10:55 Munch, Meet and Mingle

It’s time for a break! Meet with a potential client, get some work done or go star gazing.

10:55-11:40 Executive Roundtable: China - The Future Beckon

Despite the global downturn, China is still the hotspot of world’s travel market by achieving 12% growth rate for the first half of 2009, measured by number of domestic travelers. China’s domestic air traffic also achieved over 20% of growth rate on a year-to-year basis.

For global companies, China is no long the future. China has become the focus of a world that is looking for a way out of swamp.

So what is the impact of the financial crisis has on the travel and tourism industry as a whole? Did you see the sign of recovery? What role China should play in this transformation? What is the best strategy for multinational travel companies when they consider entering China market?

Cyril Ranque, Vice President of Partner Service Group, Expedia Asia Pacific
Matthew Ng, CEO, ET-China
William Bao Bean, Partner, Softbank China & India Holdings
Kathleen Tan,Regional Head, Commercial, AirAsia Berhad
Moderated by:
Christina Siaw, CEO, Macau.com
11:40-12:05 Keynote: The Pitfalls of Merger& Acquisition

What are the biggest pitfalls and challenges while the multinational travel companies are making merger and acquisition worldwide, especially in emerging markets, like China and India?

Listen to industry veteran Glenn Fogel and understand how you can avoid these mistakes.

Presented by:
Glenn D. Fogel, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Priceline.com
12:05-12:30 Keynote:Overcoming hurdles to create a prosperous travel industry. How technology can help China to reach new heights

Mr. Akeroyd will present the top challenges as identified by travel agents, airlines and hotels today, and suggest some strategies to overcome those hurdles. Mr. Akeroyd will also present some real examples of how technology is being deployed by Amadeus' customers to address challenges and make the most of new opportunities.

Presented by:
Simon Akeroyd, Vice President, Business Development, Amadeus Asia Pacific
12:30-14:00 Luncheon and Midday Break
Enjoy a delicious meal, mingle with fellow attendees and get some work done.
14:00-14:30 Keynote: How to Build Up the Successful Travel Supplier Chain in China?

Competition in China’s tourism market is growing fiercer and demand for quality tourism services increasing steadily among Chinese tourists. Today, the core competitiveness of successful travel service providers depends on mastering innovative scientific, technological and innovative management techniques in a rigorous and thorough manner to create a value-added service chain that can deliver a decisive competitive advantage.

James Tang, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Ctrip
14:30-15:15 Executive Roundtable: Airline Distribution
How the restructuring of Chinese airline industry will impact the competition landscape? Given the state-owned carriers are dominating the market, will the private-owned airlines still have the room to survive and thrive? Will the pricing model of a la carte be prevailing in China? And how the airlines can leverage the fast-growing online channels and sell directly to Chinese consumers?
Sandeep Bahl, General Manager of China, Delta-Northwest Airlines
Mark Arxhoek, Regional Sales Director-Greater China, Air France KLM Group
Nico S. Beilharz,General Manager of Southern China,Lufthansa German Airlines
Fajin Hu, Senior E-commerce Manager, Air China
Moderated by:
Brett Henry, Vice-President, Marketing, Abacus International
15:15-16:00 Executive Roundtable: The Emerging Distribution Channels
Learn how China Mobile and China Merchant Bank are leveraging their amazing customer base and distribution channels to sell travel products. Will this present a significant challenge to travel intermediaries?
Yuchuan Zhang, Deputy General Manager of Telbanking Service, China Merchant Bank
David Chai, General Manager, CHINAonline
Moderated by:
Joe Xu, Vice President, Golden Century
16:00-16:30 Munch, Meet and Mingle
It’s time for a break! Mingle with the exhibitors and fuel up on snacks and refreshments. There are hours and hours to go!
16:30-17:30 Spotlight: The Evolution of Mobile Implication in Travel
Mobile technology is finally on the precipice of altering consumer travel planning behavior. New wireless applications and convergent devices are in the offing, forcing travel players to respond. The case studies from AT&T and Rakuten Travel will elaborate how the mobile technology is helping the travel companies improve the travel planning experience and make the real deal.
Presented by:
AT&T, Rakuten Travel
Ricky Heath, Travel and Transportation Head, AT&T
Hideaki Yokomizo, Senior Executive Officer, Rakuten Travel
17:30-18:15 Executive Roundtable: The Integration of Social Media and Travel Search
The social media and travel search companies are expediting the business integration by adding more elements to their current business models. Kayak is integrating the Travelpost business into the search platform; Travelzoo and TripAdvisor are launching their meta search implications. All of them are striving to build the one-stop shopping platform for travelers. Will this finally happen in China? How the emerging social media will impact the way that travel companies sell the products and serve the customers?
Hao Wu, General Manager, Daodao (TripAdvisor China)
Fritz Demopoulos, CEO & Co-Founder, Qunar.com
Elliott Ng, Co-Founder & Advisor, Uptake
Vikas Gulati, Vice President of Marketing, Asia Pacific, Sprice.com
Ivan Zhang, CEO, Kuxun
Moderated by:
Roy Graff, Director of New Business Development, Expedia Affiliate Network