Awards Judges

  • Hai Wu

    Founder

    Orange Hotels Group

    Hai Wu

    Founder

    Orange Hotels Group

    Mr. Hai Wu is the founder of Orange Hotels Group, a boutique hotel brand since 2006. In 1997, he founded Business Trip, the largest hotel reservation service provider and the first business travel management company to implement membership system in China at that time. After that he was a Senior Vice President of Ctrip.com from 2000 to 2001. In 2002, he founded hotel booking platform Fortune Trip, which was acquired by Sina in 2004. He also served as Vice President at eLong in 2005-2006. Mr. Wu graduated from the Central University of Finance and Economics in 1991, and received his EMBA dual degree from Tshinghua University and INSEAD in 2010.

  • Bourne Sun

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Ctrip

    Bourne Sun

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Ctrip

    As Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Bourne Sun is in charge of digital marketing, brand marketing, destination marketing, content marketing, advertisement as well as government affairs cooperation. Apart from these, he also works as CEO of Oasis Lab, focusing on incubator and angel investment projects. He joined Ctrip since the year of 2010. Prior to joining Ctrip, Mr. Sun accumulated more than 10 years’ profound experience in China’s internet industry, including Alibaba. He was invited as judge member and guest speaker for many summits, such as ROI Festival, Great Wall Award, GOMX Global Marketing Conference and etc.

  • Lin Wang

    Chief Marketing Officer, Greater China

    InterContinental Hotels Group

    Lin Wang

    Chief Marketing Officer, Greater China

    InterContinental Hotels Group

    Having joined IHG in August 2014, Ms. Lin Wang is now Chief Marketing Officer of IHG Greater China region and a member of IHG Greater China Leaders Team. As a senior brand marketing expert with global vision and local insight, Lin has been leading the Greater China marketing team to deepen the brand marketing strategies, innovate with cutting edge technology as well as offer industry-leading member benefits to enhance guests’ experience. Before joining IHG, Lin worked in a number of world-renowned companies, including Apple and Chanel, and has accumulated a wealth of brand innovation and marketing experience. She graduated from the University of International Business and Economics and then obtained a degree of Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from the same university.

  • Vivian Yeh

    Vice President, Digital Marketing, Greater China

    AccorHotels Group

    Vivian Yeh

    Vice President, Digital Marketing, Greater China

    AccorHotels Group

    As VP of Digital and Marketing in AccorHotels Group, Ms. Vivian Yeh is leading the digital transformation through Brand Marketing, Loyalty and Partnership, eBusiness and Digital Marketing to create seamless touch-point engagement in the consumer journey in hospitality. She has 21 years of digital marketing, digital transformation experience in New York, Taipeiwan, Hong Kong and Shanghai. While in Med Johnson Nutrition (China), she focused on accelerating the company’s consumer digital engagement business by enlarging its digital talent pool & capabilities and enhancing the company’s marketing directions. Vivian holds an MBA degree from Binghamton University and has a successful track record as being clients such as Mead Johnson, ABinBev, American Express and being consultant in ISOBAR, WWWins helping client such as Coca Cola, P&G, Reebok, PUMA, HSBC, Toyota to grow their business in Greater China.

  • Sarah Chen

    Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

    Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality

    Sarah Chen

    Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

    Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality

    Ms.Sarah Chen has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality sales & marketing field in Asia. She joined Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality Group in January 2018 as Senior VP of Sales & Marketing in charge of the Group’s Sales & Marketing strategic planning and execution including all the brands and properties as well as its future development under the umbrella of the DYT MGM Hospitality. Between 2004 and 2017, Sarah was the Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in Hong Kong and Shanghai with responsibilities in hotels' opening and Sales & Marketing strategies and initiatives mainly in China and other Asia Pacific markets.

  • Karen Tang

    Vice President, Branding

    Atour

    Karen Tang

    Vice President, Branding

    Atour

    Ms. Karen Tang is a senior Internet executive with long-term focus on tourism industry, branding, design and lifestyle industry. She graduated from Les Roches Hotel Management School in Switzerland and Master of Tourism Management from the University of Surrey, UK. She is currently the VP of the Atour brand, temporarily living in Shanghai, traveling between Taipei, Shanghai and Toronto.

  • Zhaohui Li

    Director

    German National Tourist Board Beijing Office

    Zhaohui Li

    Director

    German National Tourist Board Beijing Office

    Ms. Zhaohui Li joined German National Tourist Board Beijing Office as director in August, 2012. Prior to that, she was Representative China of Magic Cities Germany for 9 years, a marketing alliance for promoting 10 large cities in Germany as travel destination. In the early part of her career, she served at CTS, CYTS and CITIC Travel, for outbound travel and inbound travel for more than 10 years. Ms. Zhaohui Li holds a BA in German language and literature from Beijing University and MBA from Newcastle University in UK.

  • Xiangjun Yan

    Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

    Xiangjun Yan

    Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

    Mr. Xiangjun Yan has been serving the Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism (formerly known as Shandong Provincial Tourism Administration) since 1989 and is committed to the research and development of tourist destination information. Before the merger of cultural and tourism affairs, Mr. Yan was the Director of Market Development Division of Shandong Provincial Tourism Administration. Mr. Yan holds a bachelor's degree from Shandong University of Economics.

  • David Tu

    Marketing Director

    China Eastern Airlines E-Commerce

    David Tu

    Marketing Director

    China Eastern Airlines E-Commerce

    Mr. David Tu is marketing director of China Eastern Airlines E-commerce Company. He is in charge of the promotion and operation of China Eastern Airlines' official website, APP, Wechat and Weibo account. Mr. Tu has served in Sina.com, PPLive and Ping An Group and has 19 years of experience in marketing and Internet industry. Mr. David Tu graduated from Tongji University and obtained a master's degree from Dalian University of Technology.

  • Owen Peng

    Vice President

    SEEC Media Group

    Owen Peng

    Vice President

    SEEC Media Group

    Mr. Owen Peng is currently the Vice President of SEEC Media Group and executive producer of magazines like Voyage, First Flight Holiday and Time Out Beijing. Owen has more than ten years of experience in the media industry. He was the first Chinese journalist in Cape Town. Dedicated to exploring the transformation of traditional media, he has a keen sense of and in-depth understanding of media industry development, current trends and lifestyle.

  • Grace Huang

    Co-Founder & CEO

    iPinYou

    Grace Huang

    Co-Founder & CEO

    iPinYou

    Ms. Grace Huang takes full charge of strategic planning and operational management of iPinYou. Founded in 2008, iPinYou aims to create an AI decision-making platform for enterprises based on artificial intelligence and big data technology. She is a digital marketing and big data expert, among the first to introduce the concept of behavioral targeting, RTB and programmatic buying into the Chinese market. With nearly 20 years experience in branding and marketing, she has worked for the Marketing Department of Procter & Gamble Group(P&G) in US, in charge of brand marketing; she has then joined the world's leading consulting firm, McKinsey&Co. to provide a great many world-class enterprises with marketing strategy consultation. Grace graduated from Peking University, majoring in Law and English and obtained her MBA from UCLA afterwards.

  • Ken Yuan

    Executive Vice President

    IP Ecology Commerce Committee, China Advertising Association of Commerce

    Ken Yuan

    Executive Vice President

    IP Ecology Commerce Committee, China Advertising Association of Commerce

    Mr. Ken Yuan is Executive Vice President of IP Ecology Commerce Committee, China Advertising Association of Commerce, Deputy Secretary General of China Digital Marketing Committee and an executive committee member of Business Innovation Committee, ECI Awards. He is also working as visiting professor for the Communication University of China and Zhejiang Normal University, as well as a master’s instructor at the Communication University of Zhejiang. Ken holds an MBA degree from the University of Wales.

  • Guangfu Cui

    Growth PE Partner

    IDG Capital

    Guangfu Cui

    Growth PE Partner

    IDG Capital

    Mr. Guangfu Cui is a Growth PE Parter of IDG Capital, focusing on investments in the consumer and service sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Cui was CEO of eLong Inc., Managing Director of FedEx Kinko's China, and Associate Director of P&G. Mr. Cui holds an MBA degree from Kellogg, and a Bachelor degree from Peking University.

  • Eric Ye

    Venture Partner

    Eminence Ventures

    Eric Ye

    Venture Partner

    Eminence Ventures

    Eric Ye is venture partner of Eminence Ventures. Previously he was senior vice president and CTO of Ctrip, the largest OTA in China, responsible for technology research and development for providing best experience to online and offline travelers via Mobile/Web/Call Center. He had been building and leading his team for transforming technologies and architectures to modern ones. He is also chief architect for creating advanced web-services, mobile APP and engineering infrastructure to support 10x scalability and availability for business growth. Prior to Ctrip, he was director of platforms engineering at eBay. He played critical roles as architect, principal kernel engineer and platform manager in shaping the largest e-commerce website technologies. He had 16+ years’ experience in internet at eBay, Yahoo, and Netscape in Silicon Valley, California.

  • Gleb Tritus

    Managing Director

    Lufthansa Innovation Hub

    Gleb Tritus

    Managing Director

    Lufthansa Innovation Hub

    Gleb Tritus is one of the founding members of the Lufthansa Innovation Hub and has played a key role in the conceptual setup of the LIH since its early days in autumn 2014. In November 2017, he – together with Dr. Christian Langer – took over the management of LIH and is responsible for its strategic development and for deepening its foothold in the global tech ecosystem. Before that, he was a member of LIH’s Executive Board and Director Venture Development, where he was responsible for the development and validation of business model innovations and managed strategic digitization projects in collaboration with the Lufthansa Group. Previously, the investor and series founder established four digital companies, most recently the Berlin event ticketing startup Todaytickets together with the ProSiebenSat.1 Group.

  • Jiancheng Yang

    CTO

    Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

    Jiancheng Yang

    CTO

    Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

    As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Jiancheng Yang is responsible for driving strategic partnerships, identifying and leveraging technologies to bring the latest innovations to Shangri-La, as well as overseeing the strategy for the group. Prior to joining Shangri-La in January 2017, Mr. Yang worked at Qunar.com - one of the largest online travel agents in China, where he played a key role in developing Qunar’s hotel wholesale distribution system, hotel revenue management system and end-to-end international hotel reservation system. Mr. Yang earned a Master’s degree in Microelectronic Engineering from the Peking University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the Tianjin University.

  • Jiang Wang

    Founder & CEO

    Flight Master

    Jiang Wang

    Founder & CEO

    Flight Master

    Mr. Jiang Wang is the founder and CEO of Flight Master. He is also an angel investor. As a serial entrepreneur, he founded mobile applications Flight Master and High-speed Railway Master in 2009, both have become one of the largest mobile travel service platforms in their areas. In addition, he founded Coffee Box in 2014, a coffee brand based on new social retail. As an investor, he has invested in UCWeb, Meituan and other Internet enterprises.

  • Michael Zhu

    Vice President

    New Century Hotels & Resorts

    Michael Zhu

    Vice President

    New Century Hotels & Resorts

    Mr. Michael Zhu serves as Vice President of New Century Hotels & Resorts, he is responsible for strategy, branding, quality, product design and management system innovation. Prior to joining New Century Hotels & Resorts, Michael served as SVP at Huazhu, COO of WeHotel at Jinjiang, VP at Interstate China, GM of IT at Wanda, as well as CIO at Jinling. Michael had also provided leadership for 6 sigma & IT management at Starwood. With more than 20 years’ experience in hospitality industry, Michael is also positioned as Guest Mentor at Nankai University, and Columnist for TravelDaily, Reader & Review, etc.

  • Ted Zhang

    Co-founder & CEO

    DerbySoft

    Ted Zhang

    Co-founder & CEO

    DerbySoft

    Mr. Ted Zhang is co-founder and CEO of DerbySoft with more than seventeen years of experience in travel distribution as well as years of engineering experience in Silicon Valley. In 2002, Ted and his partner Mr. Feng Ou founded DerbySoft in December, a leading technology company enables travel companies to work together through technology and innovation. DerbySoft is the leading provider of high-performance distribution and digital marketing services for the hotel industry.

  • Margaret Feng

    Head of Oasis Lab

    Ctrip

    Margaret Feng

    Head of Oasis Lab

    Ctrip

    Ms. Margaret Feng is the head of Oasis Lab with Ctrip. Margaret joined in Ctrip at 2017 and built Oasis Lab from the scratch. The lab aims to be a leading innovation hub at the travel industry, helping promising entrepreneurs to disrupt and grow. Before Ctrip, Margaret worked at global venture fund DCM. She is good at discovering new trends and exploring new business model. Some successful cases are Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS), 58 (NYSE: WUBA), 51Talk (NYSE: COE) and Uxin (NASDAQ: UXIN). Margaret graduated from University of International Business and Economies with dual degree. Later she got her MBA degree from Stanford University.

  • Tony Jiang

    Co-founder & Partner

    Ocean Link

    Tony Jiang

    Co-founder & Partner

    Ocean Link

    Mr. Tony Jiang is a co-founder and partner at Ocean Link, a private equity firm with a focus on travel and consumer related industries. He currently serves on the board of several Ocean Link portfolio companies, including Mafengwo, New Century Kaiyuan Hotels, Ruby Hotels & Resorts, Yitiao, and eHi Car Rental. Prior to founding Ocean Link, Mr. Jiang was with The Carlyle Group from 2006 to 2016 focused on private equity investments in Asia. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jiang worked in the investment banking division of Deutsche Bank. He received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.

  • Oscar Ramos

    Partner & Managing Director

    Chinaccelerator

    Oscar Ramos

    Partner & Managing Director

    Chinaccelerator

    Mr. Oscar Ramos, Partner and Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, is a "full stack innovator" with expertise ranging from product development to corporate strategy. He has experience as an entrepreneur, management consultant, and early stage investor. A Telecom MEng and Biomedical PhD dropout, Oscar began his career 14 years ago as an R&D engineer in Ericsson’s Research Center, and then in a similar post at Telefonica. After discovering the concept of Business Model Innovation, he transitioned to the world of MedTech startups. This propelled his move to China in early 2008, since then he has been involved in various dimensions of innovation: product launches, go-to market strategies, venture capital financing, and M&As.

  • Stephanie Strunk

    Community Manager, Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Asia Pacific

    Amadeus

    Stephanie Strunk

    Community Manager, Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Asia Pacific

    Amadeus

    Ms. Stephanie Strunk has been the driving force behind Amadeus Next, the leading travel tech startup community in Asia Pacific. Whether they need assistance with tech, travel expertise, customer reach, funding or referrals, Stephanie is the entry point for startups in APAC. She first joined Amadeus Asia Pacific in 2012, and has primarily held roles in Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Prior to Amadeus, she worked in the advertising industry in both Germany and Thailand. Stephanie holds a Masters in Tourism and Hospitality Management and a BA in Media Design. For the past three years Stephanie has been named as one of the women to watch in the startup industry in APAC.

  • Lio Chen

    Managing Director

    Plug and Play

    Lio Chen

    Managing Director

    Plug and Play

    Mr. Lio Chen is Managing Director of the Travel and Hospitality Center of Innovation at Plug and Play. In his current role, Chen is responsible for managing and growing the overall travel ecosystem, connecting emerging tech startups with established travel and hospitality corporations. In the past 10+ years, Chen devoted his career to two different B2B SaaS companies. He joined Nor1 as one of the founding members and later co-founded LodgIQ. Chen’s extensive experience entails leading customer success and growth, delivering sales support & professional services as well as overseeing business operations with a special focus on strategic initiatives and product engineering. Chen holds a M.S. in Hospitality Management from Purdue University.