A Sneaky Speaker Preview: Look Who’s Coming!
As we gear up for Tern 2016, we’re extremely excited to give you a sneak peek into who and what we’ve got lined up!
Expect dynamic discussions from plenty of interesting characters with expertise spanning hospitality,
technology, entrepreneurship and beyond. The common element? An unwavering passion for travel!
Former lawyer, come ‘accidental’ hotelier and restaurateur, Loh Lik Peng of
Unlisted Collection, now has businesses sprawled everywhere from Singapore, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Sydney, with 7 boutique hotels and 20 restaurants to his name. His popular Singaporean ventures include restaurants none other than Burnt Ends and Esquina. When it comes to revamping traditional hospitality in a fresh, modern way, Peng is a force to be reckoned with!
Yeoh Siew Hoon, founder and managing director of Web In Travel (WIT) is an expert in all matters travel marketing, distribution and technology. From WIT’s platform and events for online travel professionals, (spanning from Singapore to Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand and Dubai) to her philanthropic contributions to humanitarian causes across Asia, Siew Hoon has left no stone unturned. Fun fact: she’s also the author of a curiously titled book, “Around Asia in 1 Hr: Tales of Condoms, Chillies & Curries”.
Mouna Langendorf of Woomentum, went from revolution to revolutionary, as she left her home country,
Tunisia, shortly after the outbreak of the 2011 Revolution. Refusing to lose her entrepreneurial spirit, Mouna set up Woomentum, a company that provides empowerment, mentorship, and a crowdfunding platform for a community of women setting up their own businesses. Woomentum’s success stems from Mouna’s desire and dedication to seeing more empowered, successful women founding the companies of the future.
Timothy Hughes is currently the Vice President of Marketing in Agoda, Asia’s premier and fastest growing online hotel reservation site, with over 130,000 hotels and 37 languages. Before his career at Agoda, he was the editor and publisher of top online travel industry blog, ‘the BOOT: the Business of Online Travel’. The former lawyer and venture capitalist’s expertise ranges from helping start-ups secure funding, to creating online media companies, and everything in between.
Indonesian-born, Turochas ‘T’ Fuad is currently in the midst of launching his third startup, Spacemob Pte. Ltd., a bold and imaginative co-working space in Orchard road. We reckon it could even give the Google office a run for its money! He was also the co-founder of travelmob, an online social stay marketplace, acquired by HomeAway in 2013.
Tristan Torres is the General Manager of Deliveroo Singapore, a premium food delivery app that shows how even the culinary industry is changing as a result of technology. Focusing on restaurants and cafes over typical fast-food eateries, the team have ‘hacked’ the food delivery system by figuring out how to transport everything from ice cream to even steamboat!
Yi Wen Chan was recently featured in the augural Forbes ’30 Under 30’ Asia 2016 for her unrivalled aptitude for Media, Marketing & Advertising. She is the co-founder of Bolt Media, a content marketplace that strives to help businesses tell their great stories through content marketing.
Wan May Ang has extensive experience in increasingly digital focused sectors like travel, FMCG, retail and hospitality. However, today, Wan May’s role at Egon Zehnder centres around understanding and developing people’s skills and motivations, whilst channelling their aspirations to drive organisational success. When it comes to nailing that job interview, she definitely knows a thing or two.
This is just a sneak peek at some of the many big names we have in store, more of which will be revealed soon!
Be sure to join us on August 27th at Novotel Clarke Quay, for what’s bound to be an inspiring and entertaining day!