WIT Seoul 2018

WIT SEOUL 2018

 

April 3, 2018


Seoul Dragon City

Novotel Ambassador Seoul Yongsan

Baekdu Hall, 5F

 

Theme:  BETTER TRAVEL


 
Amy Wei
Head, APAC
KAYAK
Amy leads the APAC team in driving growth for KAYAK in the APAC region. Prior to joining KAYAK, she led the China market launch, expansion and overall brand development of Jo Malone London, a brand within the Esteé Lauder Companies portfolio. Amy started her career in consulting and asset management. Amy holds a B.S. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
 
Brandon Son
Director, Market Management (S Korea)
Expedia
Brandon Son is Director for Expedia Lodging Partner Services Group for South Korea. Brandon started his career at the Expedia group as Area Manager in 2015 and oversaw the team that spearheads the growth of hotel partners in South Korea. Most recently, Brandon was promoted to Director and is currently responsible for the lodging strategy in S Korea as well as optimizing revenue for hotel partners across Expedia's 200+ travel booking sites. Prior to joining Expedia, Brandon worked for Hanwha Group in various functions such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Sales & Marketing, and Product Management. Earlier in his career, Brandon was a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company. Brandon holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a BS in Computer Science & Industrial Engineering from Yonsei University.
 
Chris Lee
Head of Affiliate & Meta Partnership
Homeaway
Chris Lee is based in Singapore, looking after overall online channel distribution strategy & execution plan from big global OTAs to regional travel meta players in Asia Pacific for HomeAway Group. Prior to HomeAway, he was heading the strategic partnership and online flight fare distribution from Amadeus to Booking.com. Chris is a passionate Asian online travel business leader, having worked for a range of organisations from start-up to Fortune 500s including directorship to Sole business development role to established entities within APAC. During his LivingSocial (owned by Amazon Venture) time, he successfully sold TicketMonster, a top three e-commerce company in Korea to Groupon Inc. at US$260million in cash and stock. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from University of Nevada Las Vegas.
 
Curtis Oh
Founder
Playwings
Curtis Oh is founder of Playwings, the largest mobile flight ticket service in South Korea. He launched Playwings in Dec 2014. Over a short period, it accrued 2.5 million users in South Korea. Playwings is a mobile flight service, focused on users with date and destination flexibility. Based on analytics of each user's travel preferences, Playwings provides personalised alerts when the best flight deal is found.
 
Deoksoo Ahn
Executive Director for Planning & Coordination Department
Korea Tourism Organisation [KTO]
Deoksoo Ahn is Executive Director for Planning & Coordination Department at the Korea Tourism Organisation [KTO]. Beginning his career at KTO in 1989, he has extensive experience in promoting Korea as a top travel destination both for leisure and corporate (MICE) travelers. He served as the Director of the KTO office in Sydney, and joined the International Tourism Division as Executive Director in 2016. Deoksoo Ahn has a Bachelor's degree from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) in City University of New York(CUNY), USA.
 
Donggun Lee
Founder & CEO
MyRealTrip
Donggun Lee launched MyRealTrip in 2012, while a student at Korea University. In five short years, MyRealTrip became a go-to-marketplace for all things travel among Korean tourists. Currently, it provides over 12,500 tours in 540 cities around the world, and has collected over 160,000 authentic reviews from its customers. Lee completed degrees in Business Administration and Psychology from Korea University. He also studied at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, Germany as a foreign exchange student.
 
Graham Hills
Chief Commercial Officer
BeMyGuest
Graham’s well-rounded travel industry career spans more than 15 years, ten of those spent in Southeast Asia. Graham has worked across multiple travel sectors, including government institutions (Tourism Western Australia), online travel agencies (Octopus Travel), travel publishers (Yahoo!) and metasearch engines (Wego). Leading BeMyGuest’s commercial team, Graham’s focus is on growing demand based partnerships with key distribution partners and extending ancillary revenue stream opportunities. BeMyGuest are the experts in the science of technology for attractions, tours and activities providers in Asia delivering innovative digital products specifically designed to empower local experience companies online.
 
Haemin Yim
CEO
Creatrip Inc.
Haemin Yim started Creatrip in 2016 to bring systematic change in the way how travel information is distributed. She believes Asian people can travel just like an insider with proper amount of information being provided by locals. She and her team already made Creatrip the No.1 platform for travellers from Taiwan and Hong Kong to travel South Korea, and aims to become the leading information platform where Asian travellers can plan and enjoy their trips to the world. Haemin has an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. She has always been fascinated by the fact one's potential is largely determined by quality of information he/she can obtain.
 
Hyunsoo Cho
Co-Founder
AllStay
Hyunsoo Cho is the co-founder of Allstay, a two-year-old accommodation meta-search service aiming Korean and east Asian market. He graduated from KAIST with an MBA in IT media and has three years of work experience in the finance department of Hyundai construction and engineering. His areas of expertise are in business development and localisation strategy. The goal for Allstay is to be the number one meta-search company in Korea covering hotel to private accommodations.
 
Injin Kim
Director of Asset Management
CDL Hotels Korea
InJin Kim is Director of Asset Management of CDL Hotels Korea (owning company of Millennium Seoul Hilton), engaged in property management, new business development, etc. He is also a hotel blogger with a pen name Old Hotelier. He has written articles on various fields of hotel industry for more than 5 years and been receiving hot responses from Korean hoteliers. He also acts as a columnist of a hotel magazine HotelAvia. IJ has 25 years of hotel experience in the field of Sales & Marketing and Finance.
 
Jiha Jung
CEO
Tripbtoz
Jiha Jung is a Korea travel market expert who has built his career in different industries over the last nine years, ranging from IT to travel. He started his career as an ERP IT consultant at Hyundai where he was specialised in financial integration. At Expedia, Jiha cultivated relationships with local travel associations and tourism boards to increase the affinity for the brand, and managed a portfolio of top partners in an effort to build sustainable online market shares. He now owns and operates the online travel agency Tripbtoz Inc. based in Seoul, South Korea. Also, he contribute to Phocuswright as a market analyst of Korea. Jiha holds a master of management in hospitality degree from Cornell
 
Jin-Kook Kim
President
HANATOUR Service Inc
Jin-Kook Kim is the President of HANATOUR Service Inc., the largest travel company in South Korea with over 8,000 retail travel agencies located across the country. With over 25 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry, Jin-Kook Kim started his career with Cathay Pacific before joining HANATOUR Service Inc. as the Strategy & Planning Department’s General Manager. Since then, he has served in key executive roles in the Strategy & Planning department as well as Global Management department. Jin-Kook Kim has a Bachelor’s degree from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and a Master’s from Sogang Business School, Sogang University.
 
Jongkyung Park
Co-Founder & CEO
Wanderlust Inc.
Jongkyung Park is CEO & Co-Founder of Travel AI Planner Service Wanderlust. He holds a doctor’s degree in business strategy at Chung-Ang university, and founded Wanderlust in 2015 after contributing to platform-related articles and collaborating with startups. Wanderlust is a technology-based startup led by the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at Seoul National University that analyzes the travel style and recommends travel plans. Wanderlust focused on process of private inspired and choosing destination before trip and deliver information through social networking service. Wanderlust recommend customized travel plans based on travelers records and deep learning. As a hybrid platform, a combination with emotion and technology, with a different perspective on the traditional travel business, Wanderlust would be with travelers from the beginning to the end the journey.
 
Jun Shin
Associate Partner
McKinsey Korea
Jun is a leader of McKinsey's M&S Practice, based in Seoul, Korea, and helps companies to deliver rapid results and sustained growth by building marketing capabilities. He has almost 16 years' experience in marketing & sales, and serves a range of companies, focusing on fast growing companies in Asia. He is also a leader in McKinsey's Advanced Analytics Practices, where he works with global leading institutions to meet the challenges of ever changing consumer behaviour and market environment. In this capacity, he has been driving and leading the development of McKinsey's capabilities to optimise marketing ROI, execute analytics enabled transformations, drive large scale marketing and sales programs at consumer electronics clients. He also served telecom, CPG, retail and financial services clients more broadly on advanced analytics ranging from MROI, digital marketing, and CRM.
 
Kee Hong Woo
Representative Director & Executive Vice President
Korean Air
Kee Hong Woo serves as representative director and head of Corporate Strategy and Planning division of Korean Air. Beginning his career with Korean Air in 1987, he has built expertise in the airline industry for 31 years, through various positions in the passenger business (sales and marketing) and corporate strategy divisions. He also has extensive experience working overseas including vice president and head of the America Regional Headquarters from 2008 to 2010. From 2011 to 2015, he led Korean Air’s Passenger Business Division. Woo graduated from Seoul National University and he holds a master’s degree in business and management science from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Parallel with his work, he obtained an MBA degree from the University of Southern California(USC) in 2003.
 
Kei Shibata
CEO
Venture Republic (Japan)
Kei co-founded Venture Republic Inc. As CEO, he took the company public in 2008 after 7 years of operation. Over the last 13 years, Kei has built the various online vertical media including “Travel.jp,” “Hotel.jp,” and “coneco.net” (online comparison shopping engine). Kei also serves as an active investor and board member of various startups including Telunjuk (Indonesia) and Trip101 (Singapore). With his extensive knowledge of online travel, e-commerce and his strong entrepreneurship, Kei is responsible for driving the company by shaping its strategy, making commercialisation efforts and building organisation. Previously, Kei worked at Mitsubishi Corporation for 11 years, playing a key role in company’s largest M&A deal to acquire the Lawson Inc., one of the largest convenience store chains in Japan. Kei received a BA of Law from Keio University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
 
Masashi Takahashi
CEO
Voyagin
Masashi is the CEO of Voyagin, the fastest growing platform to book tickets to attractions, sightseeing tours and the best things to do in Asia. More recently, Voyagin has launched a platform for guests to reserve tables at 150+ Michelin-star restaurants in Japan and an English booking engine for shinkansen (bullet train) tickets with Japan Railways. Prior to start up Voyagin, Masashi was a founding member of Cyta.jp, a startup for private lesson marketplace in Japan, which was acquired by Cookpad in 2013. While he worked at Cyta.jp, he started airbnb in Tokyo and eventually became the top Airbnb host in the city, hosting several hundred guests in his living room over the course of 3-4 years. Based on his own travel and hosting experiences, he decided to create a travel marketplace for visitors to Japan called FindJPN in January 2011. This eventually evolved into Voyagin in Dec 2012.
 
Min Yoon
CEO
Tidesquare (South Korea)
Min Yoon is the CEO and founder of Tidesquare, one of South Korea’s leading OTAs. An online travel agency synonymous with premium travel, Tidesquare is partnered closely with one of the biggest credit card companies in South Korea. Passionate about nurturing potential in the online travel industry, Min is also the majority shareholder of several other successful travel related startups in Korea. Prior to Tidesquare, Min Yoon worked for international brands such as Samsung, Korean Air and Hyundai Card. He specialises in hospitality services of operations and marketing, premium marketing, new business development and new media marketing.
 
Mina Sohn
Editorial Director (former KBS announcer)
HuffPost Korea
Mina Sohn is a CEO, broadcaster, writer, lecturer, as well as the Editorial director of Huffpost Korea. She started her career as a news anchor and hosted many shows including prime time news for ten years on KBS, the largest broadcaster in Korea. She has been recognized as one of the most influential female presenter on Korean broadcast. After she shift her main carrier to the travel writer, a writer who opens the window for Korean people. Sohn has published 10 travel essays and novels, all of which have become bestsellers. Her essays give the readers a chance to refine themselves, looking at the life of different countries described through Sohn's careful observations and analysis. Her complete Korean education and work experience as a journalist for 10 years had given her a good understanding of Korean modern society. Besides she had lived in many different countries such as the USA, Australia, Spain, and France and speaks 4 languages (Korean, English, Spanish, French) fluently. Therefore her books are written based on her perceptive insight to the other cultures and a good understanding of the global society. Her books impacted Korean society and boosted its tourism, especially to Spain after publishing "Spain, you are the freedom" that prompted Korean Airlines to start operating a direct flight to Madrid. The book also encouraged young adults to re-evaluate their life based on their own happiness apart form their business status or economic wealth. Putting all of these experiences and wisdom she earned, now she is leading a Travel Lab & Community named SSAC and The School of Life Seoul as a start up CEO.
 
Moo Seung Yang
Chairman
Korean Association of Travel Agents (KATA)
Moo Seung Yang is the Chairman of KATA, the Korean Association of Travel Agents. KATA has over 15,000 registered agencies and is responsible for the promotion of the healthy development of the travel industry and the protection of rights & interests of member companies. Not only is Moo Seung Yang the chairman of KATA, but he is also the CEO of "Tour 2000", one of the major traditional travel agencies in Korea. With over three decades of experience in travel and tourism, Moo Seung Yang also serves as the Executive Director of KJE (Korea Japan Economic Association), Vice Chairman of the FSI (Federation of Service Industries) and is also on the Board of the Tourism Committee at the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Moo Seung Yang has a M.A in Public Administration from Dongguk University.
 
Naree Lee
Former Head of D.Camp
Naree Lee majored on Philosophy at Ewha Womans University, after starting her career as a journalist in Segye Ilbo, she has been worked as a senior reporter and department manager at the Hankyoreh, SindongA, tWeekly DongA, and the Joongang Ilbo for about 20 years. In 2012, she left the press and established the Dream Bank Foundation, a non-profit banking foundation supporting young entrepreneurs, to support a number of start-ups. In 2015, she joined Cheil Communications, a leading advertising company, as a director of Beyond Division, new business development and start-up cooperative.
 
Rajan Sakya
CEO
KGH Hotel Group Nepal
Rajan Sakya is CEO of the KGH Group of Hotels, Resorts & Travel, Nepal's largest hotel chain. Famous for their flagship property Kathmandu Guest House, the oldest hotel in Thamel and also renowned for starting adventure tourism in the country, The KGH Group is a 500+ room hotel chain with properties in the 4 most popular tourism destinations of Nepal. Rajan Sakya and the KGH Group are both strong believers in corporate social responsibility, active in social areas ranging from environment (all 7 hotels are eco-friendly), to women and youth empowerment, working with communities and shelters to hire, train and employee youth and women in Nepal. A former board member of the Nepal Tourism Board, Rajan Sakya is an active motivational speaker and panelist, speaking at graduation ceremonies and entrepreneur forums both in Nepal and at global events.
 
Ryan Shin
Founder & CEO
Daily Hotel
Ryan Shin started Dailyhotel as a mobile-only last-minute hotel booking service in 2013. Dailyhotel is leading the transformation of customer experience in hotel reservation with 10 million app downloads and 3.5 million registered customers, recording 300% growth every year. Dailyhotel aims to bring one-stop solution for travelers, expanding the reservation service coverage from hotels to fine dining. Prior to Dailyhotel, he started and managed two businesses in the travel and wedding industries, respectively. He is a man of passion and has never been afraid of realising his ideas and starting his own business. He received the Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Sejong University.
 
Ryan Kangjoon Lee
Chief Investment Officer
Dunamu Inc.
Ryan Kangjoon Lee Chief Investment Officer at Dunamu Inc. Kangjoon Ryan Lee is currently leading investment activities at Dunamu which is one of the world's leaders in fintech sector, and an operator of the world's leading cryptocurrency exchange, UPbit as well as Korea's leading stock trading platform, Kakao Stock. Exhilarated by products, services and technologies that are disruptive and innovative in nature, Ryan enjoys working with entrepreneurs who dare to dream a big dream and who possess caliber and leadership that is enough to inspire other stakeholders to join and help make meaningful and positive impact to people's lives. Before joining Dunamu, Ryan built the OTA to go with Tmon, one of leading mobile commerce platforms in Korea. Prior to it, Ryan had served for more than a decade as a partner at SoftBank Ventures Korea where he led a number of investments mainly in internet/mobile services, gaming and technologies in Korea and around Asia.
 
Samuel Lee
Co-Founder & CXO
Alleys Wonderlab
Samuel Lee is a Co-Founder & CXO (Chief eXperience Officer) at Alleys Wonderlab, a startup that makes street-level video maps for virtual travel and exploration. Alleys Wonderlab has designed an innovative map that provides a novel virtual experience to explore the world based on street-level video geospatial data. It collects and interconnects pedestrian videos uploaded by users and matches up them with the online map. Alleys Wonderlab invites you to alleys in the world. Samuel Lee exploring service values and designing UX so that travellers can develop and distribute various information for travel.
 
Samuel Park
Country Manager
FASTBOOKING Korea
Samuel Park is a business development professional in tourism and hospitality businesses with over 30 years of experience in both domestic and international markets. Prior to joining FASTBOOKING, he had served in several key positions for global brands in South Korea including Representative Director of GTA & Octopustravel, General Manager of Ramada Seoul, Director of Sales & Marketing of The Ritz-Carlton Seoul. His specialty areas include Sales & Marketing, New Business Development, Korea Market Access, Distribution, and E-commerce. Samuel received a MBA from the Sungkyunkwan Business School in Seoul.
 
Sang Kyu Lee
President & CEO
Interpark
Sang Kyu Lee is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Interpark Corporation, President of Interpark Holdings Corporation, and also President of iMarketKorea Inc. Shortly after joining Dacom, a Korean telecommunications company, he co-founded Interpark as an in-house venture company. In 1999, Interpark was spun off from Dacom and listed on the KOSDAQ, and is currently the leading e-commerce platform in South Korea. Sang Kyu Lee has held key roles in leading associations in Korea, including KOSLA, Korea’s Online Shopping Association, KOVA, the Korea Venture Business Association, as well as the Asia Fair Trade Network. Sang Kyu Lee holds a Bachelor Degree in International Economics from Seoul National University.
 
Sebastien Gibergues
Vice President Online Travel Asia Pacific
Amadeus
Sebastien drives the Amadeus commercial strategy for the online segment in Asia Pacific. His main objective is to build and grow our partnership with all online travel players in the region. He also has global responsibility to develop our travel media business around the world. Prior to his move to the commercial organisation, Sebastien managed large projects for key multinational customers across Europe, U.S., Asia and Latin America, including business initiatives to optimise travel distribution, as well as numerous complex IT systems implementations and operational change management programmes.
 
Siew Hoon Yeoh
Founder & Managing Director
WIT
Yeoh Siew Hoon is the founder of WIT, launching it in Singapore in 2005 and going on to launch WIT editions across Asia Pacific. In 2016, WIT Europe made its debut in London, days after the Brexit vote. WIT has won several awards including Most Innovative Marketing Initiative and Trade Conference Of The Year from the Singapore Tourism Board and in 2014, Siew Hoon was recognised Tourism Entrepreneur of The Year. A journalist by profession and passion, she’s also a speaker and facilitator at events around the world. She’s also a published author of titles such as “Around Asia In One Hour: Tales of Condoms, Chillies & Curries” and children’s books such as “Adventures of Habibie The Turtle” and “The Story of Baitong and Boon”.
 
Stewart Hunter
Director - Audience Strategy & Development APAC
Sojern
Stewart Hunter oversees Sojern's audience strategy, acquisition, and partnerships across Asia Pacific as Director of Audience Strategy and Development. Prior to joining Sojern, Stewart was helping brands take advantage of another rapidly growing area of digital - mobile. As Regional VP at Somo he led the Asian business for one of the world's fastest-growing mobile marketing solutions companies. When Stewart's not helping travel brands unlock incremental value from their digital audience he and his wife are helping his baby daughter makes sense of this new and exciting digital world.
 
Sul Bi Lee
General Manager
MSocial Singapore
Sulbi has recently been appointed as General Manager for MSocial Singapore - A Millennium & Copthorne Hotels and Resorts brand. She graduated from The School of Hospitality from Michigan State University and started as Management Trainee at the Four Seasons in Chicago. After a 7 year career with Four Seasons in Chicago, London and Singapore, she ventured out to a different world - first in Private Equity hunting for investment opportunities in lesser known countries, joining a medical tourism startup pushing regenerative Stem Cell treatments and then in recruitment to build the Digital/Innovation/Fintech patch of the Marketing/Tech recruitment. Coming back full circle to her passion to be GM someday, Sulbi brings to MSocial her crossover experience and knowledge of innovation and technology, doing her part to uplift/disrupt the industry and help create a community of innovative thinkers and doers in the hospitality industry.
 
Sungbo Jung
Managing Director
Square Lab
Sungbo Jung is one of the founding members of Square Lab since 2017 with strong product management of more than 14 years experience in global social network, online media and ecommerce development and management. He has been leading Kyte core development team of excellent engineers and designers which shows the best development performance and moving forward to market expansion domestically and internationally. In more than 14 years of product development experience, Sungbo led Flickr’s Korea launch project and Social Blog targeted APAC market during his work at Yahoo! Korea. He enjoys talking about project management and has strong experience in Agile development. During his spare time, he likes to scribble his own movie synopsis which reflects his observations of his surroundings.
 
Theo Panagiotoulias
Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Alliances
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.
Panagiotoulias is responsible for overseeing Hawaiian Airlines' worldwide sales organization including distribution, channel management and alliance partnerships with other airline partners for Hawaiian Airlines. He brings more than 20 combined years of commercial and operational experience in the airline and travel industry to Hawaiian Airlines. Panagiotoulias most recently served as the Vice President and General Manager for the technology and consulting company Sabre Corp. in Singapore, where he was responsible for all commercial and operational activities for the organization's airline community and partnerships across the Asia/Pacific region. Prior to this, he spent 15 years at American Airlines, where he held several key leadership, commercial and general management positions in Australia, Japan, China and Singapore. Panagiotoulias graduated from Haileybury College in Melbourne, Australia and honed his skills as a business leader through his completion of the Advanced Leadership Programme at Cambridge University. He is fluent in the Greek language.
 
Thomas Lee
Country Director
Agoda
Thomas Lee is Country Director at Agoda. He manages South Korea, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands and provides leadership to ensure the successful management of Agoda's major partners in these regions. Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in business development, Customer Experience Management, Go-to-Market strategy and technology commercialization. Prior to joining Agoda, he was Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting and Associate at Booz & Co. Previously he was a co-founder and Vice President of Business Development with Overpeer, a New York-based technology startup which was later acquired by Nokia. Thomas holds an MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA degree from Korea University.
 
Timothy Hughes
Vice President - Corporate Development
Agoda
Timothy Hughes is the Vice President Business Development of Agoda (a Priceline Company). Timothy is a "retired" blogger and pundit. Previously he was the editor and publisher of one of the top online travel industry blogs (the BOOT: the Business Of Online Travel) and a writer at Tnooz. Tim is a former lawyer and venture capitalist. As a venture capitalist and consultant he helped a number of start-ups (inside and outside travel) secure funding, set up online media companies, managed investments in public companies and held regular client briefing sessions for a brokerage house. As lawyer he represented technology, new media, Internet, telecommunications and broadcasting clients in Australia, Europe and Hong Kong. He first joined the online travel industry in 1999 and has worked for top tier online travel companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Tim has a Bachelor of Commerce and Hons Law Degree from the Australian National University.
 
Tushar Khandelwal
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
Voyagin
Tushar is the COO and co-founder of Voyagin. As a third culture kid, he was born in India, grew up in Tokyo, went to college in NYC, now lives in Singapore, and increasingly spends a great amount of time in Bali. For most people, "Where is home?" would be a simple question, but he loves the fact that it's so complicated. Traveling to new places has been in his blood since he was born and whenever he's in a place for too long, he's tempted to scratch the travel itch. Tushar is a graduate of Columbia University and an Indian-born tech / startup / travel geek and entrepreneur from Japan. Prior to moving back to Asia, Tushar was part of the New York City startup scene, first at Social Bicycles and then at Producteev (acquired by Jive).
 
Vincent Lelay
Vice President Operations, Korea
AccorHotels
Following his successful assignment as Cluster General Manager for the SO Sofitel Singapore and the Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa, Vincent LELAY was promoted in March 2017 as Vice President of Operations for AccorHotels in South Korea. His current role gives him the opportunity to look after a network of 19 operating hotels and numerous 3 to 5 stars hotel development projects mainly located in Seoul and Busan areas. Responsible for recruiting and developing the hotel and corporate management team, supervising the hotel construction, pre-opening and operations, managing the group operational and financial results meantime representing Accor Ambassador Korea group. Prior to return to Singapore in 2013, Vincent Lelay spent six years in Shanghai as Vice President of Operations for AccorHotels Greater China in 2007 following his successful achievement as General Manager Delegate for AccorHotels Singapore and Malaysia and the successful re-branding and re-launching of the Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore Hotel and Novotel Clarke Quay in Singapore from 2002 - 2007.
 
Yunha Lee
Social Media and Contents Executive, Korea
Hostelworld Group
Yunha Lee is the marketing manager at Hostelworld Korea. Prior to joining Hostelworld in 2017, she accumulated global business experience at kkday in Taipei and Lotte Confectionery in Seoul for 2 years. Her expertise is business development with localised online and offline marketing strategy. Her goal for Hostelworld is for it to become the favourite web/app for passionate hostel travellers in Asia, inspiring them to see the world, meet new people and come back with extraordinary stories to tell.