2017 TravelDaily Conference

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Sept. 13-14

The Yuluxe Sheshan, Shanghai, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

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Travel companies in China are vying for overseas supply resources as the nation’s outbound tourism sector grows rapidly. The travel industry is being revolutionized, driven by technological advancement and reinforcement that enhance in the connections between online and offline, domestic and overseas travel companies, and companies and consumers. The travel industry is embarking on a new era.

Following major acquisitions and mergers in the business, travel firms are increasingly focusing on user experience and efficiency improvement brought about by innovative technologies. Technology applications and development of VR, AI, robotics and others are on the rise in the integration and innovation of global tourism.

How should travel giants revolutionize themselves to reach new heights, and how should startups break through in the competitive market? Over 1200 leaders in the global travel industry will attend the 2017 TravelDaily Conference, "Breaking through in a new era", to be held on Sept. 13-14 in Shanghai.

SPEAKERS

  • 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  09:30 - 10:05 CEO Interview
  • Jane Jie Sun
    Jane Jie Sun CEO Ctrip.com
    Jane Jie Sun serves as CEO and a member of the board of directors of Ctrip.com 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 Keynote:Ctrip’s International Strategies
  • Qi Ji
    Qi Ji Founder & Chairman HUAZHU Hotels Group
    Mr. Qi Ji is Founder and Chairman of HUAZHU Hotels Group. Qi Ji is one of the most successful Chinese entrepreneurs and he co-founded Ctrip, Homeinns and founded HUAZHU Hotels Group Ltd. All the three companies were successfully listed on NASDAQ and the market value reaches over US$ 1 billion for each one, which made him an industry legend. In 2016, Mr. Ji was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his outstanding contribution to the Sino-French cooperation.

    Under his strong leadership, HUAZHU Hotels Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:HTHT) has become a leading and fast-growing multi-brand hotel group in China with more than 3,000 hotels across over 360 cities. The upgraded Loyalty Program, HUAZHU Rewards, with over 70 million members, promises a fun and quality trip by comprehensive services covering accommodation, transportation, shopping, etc.

    Aiming to become one of the world’s leading hotel operator, HUAZHU has formed an extensive and long-term alliance with Accor since 2014, offering the customers of both loyalty programs (together over 100 million members) the opportunity to access a network of more than 7,000 hotels globally.
    Qi Ji will attend:
    Sep 13  14:00 - 14:30 CEO Interview
  • Bin Feng
    Bin Feng Chairman Utour Group
    Mr. Feng Bin 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 CEO Interview: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 CEO Interview:Game Changer for Tour Operators
  • Hellen Luo
    Hellen Luo CEO CYTS
    Ms. Hellen Haijing Luo is Chief Executive Officer of CYTS aoyou.com, 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 CEO Interview:Game Changer for Tour Operators
  • Jet Liu
    Jet Liu Chairman HNA Tourism Investment Group
    Jet Liu is Chairman of HNA Tourism Investment Group, Chairman of HNA CAISSA Tourism Group, and Chairman of E-Life Holding Group. Jet Liu has rich experience in China’s tourism industry, and he is a pioneer in the industry that combines tourism with financial service. He has been successfully leading the transformation of traditional travel agency to large tourism group. Jet Liu has made a great contribution to the HNA Group. He is also the founder of E-Life Financial Group, and then he led B round of E-Life Financial as well as the IPO of HNA CAISSA. Jet Liu holds an EMBA degree from PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University.
    Jet Liu will attend:
    Sep 13  14:30 - 15:00 CEO Interview:A Full-service Industry Chain for Tourism Conglomerates
  • 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  17:00 - 17:45 Executive Roundtable:Airline Distribution——From GDS to OTA, Metasearch and Platform Model, What’s Next?

OVERVIEW

  • 50+

    Speakers
  • 1200+

    Attendees
  • 85%

    Decision-makers
  • 20+

    Topics
  • The TravelDaily Conference is THE annual travel industry conference in China. Interesting discussion and good networking opportunities.

    —Bart Tompkins, Managing Director, Greater China, Amadeus

  • We invited a number of key online customers to last year’s event. It was a great opportunity for them to get crucial insight into the China market as well as learn about the various strategic opportunities that the market presents.

    — Ming Foong, Director, OTA APAC, Business Development North Asia & Japan, Travelport

  • Always getting new ideas and finding new cooperation opportunities during the meetings with friends from all around the country and world.

    — Joe Xu, Senior Vice President, Super 8 (China)

  • One of the key events that all travel and hospitality professionals who are interested in the China market should attend. Up-to-date information and highly relevant topics were discussed.

    — Lucas Peng, Founding Member, HSMAI Asia Pacific

  • One of the best conferences in the region - speakers are well represented and contents are rich and practical. A good event for industry players to gain updated information on current trends and new marketing tools for the hospitality market.

    — Cinn Tan, COO, Yearth Group Pte Ltd

  • (1) Listening to speakers/panelists allowed us to gain useful insights into the highly dynamic Chinese hospitality market. (2) Collected useful leads through networking.

    — Dyson Yu, China Organizational Group Member, Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association

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