Business Development Manager, Southeast Asia
Fenady Uriarte is the Business Development Manager - Southeast Asia for STR Global. She is an experienced international hospitality professional, with specific experience in the luxury property sector. Fenady has strong knowledge of the Asia Pacific region and has worked with the Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Marina Bay Sands and Raffles Hotel Singapore across the disciplines of business development, revenue management, sales, reservations, public relations and marketing.
Business Leader, Business Leader, Travel
Agenda 2:45 pm
Currently based in Vienna, Austria, Sher has been at Google for over eight years currently responsible for scaling Travel Vertical Search product across EMEA & APAC. Sher has held leadership positions in Partnerships and Large Client Teams based out to Dublin in Ireland and New York in the US. Prior to Google Sher managed the Pringles business for P&G in Austria.
Sher holds a BA and MA in Economics from Leeds and Nottingham University respectively.
Senior Director of Global Channel Sales
Agenda 3:05 pm
Bringing over fifteen years of hospitality experience to Sojern, Amy leads the global channel sales efforts. She is responsible for finding and fostering new global partnerships and working with Sojern's regional teams to help grow the global footprint. Amy has successfully contributed to establishing and building the hospitality focused technology companies.
In her previous leadership roles at Amadeus Hospitality, Nor1 and Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Amy led the business development team in the Americas and directly managed relationships with the major stakeholders including individual properties, channel partners, hotel brands, owners and management companies to drive adoption and engagement of distribution channels and travel merchandising solutions. Amy received a master's degree in Sports and Leisure Commerce from the University of Memphis.
CEO and Founder
Brice is an entrepreneur whose passion for travel, business and smart content lies at the heart of EnVeritas Group. His ambitious vision of trust and truth as the bedrock of successful content marketing has led EVG to become an industry leader for high-end multilingual content, inspiring long-term partnerships with large global brands.
Brice is known to be a skilled strategic thinker, an inspirational speaker, a pragmatic leader and a fun-loving creative.
Head of Sales, EMEA
Anthony Nowe is Head of Sales for OTA Insight managing the EMEA region, where he focuses on engaging local and global players in the hospitality industry to share the challenges they face in the digital landscape and aims to provide tools and insights to help hoteliers overcome their technological barriers.
Anthony has held a number of leadership roles across the hospitality and travel industry including Booking.com and Thomas Cook. With his experience in developing successful business development strategies and managing regional teams, he is also responsible for building relationships and developing teams to help hotels and properties optimise their revenue and distribution strategies.
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Rachel Grier is the Managing Director, Asia Pacific for IDeaS – A SAS COMPANY, responsible for growing IDeaS Asia business and enhancing the company’s leading brand reputation in the dynamic Asian hospitality sector.
Rachel possesses a unique combination of successful leadership experiences in enterprise software and hospitality sales and marketing. With more than two decades of experience, she has a record of growing businesses in the regional hospitality and travel sectors across a range of established and emerging markets in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East.
She developed her travel industry sales and marketing skills across a range of travel technology and hospitality industry brands. Most recently she was senior vice president sales, Asia Pacific and the Middle East for hotel central reservations leader Pegasus Solutions. Rachel previously worked as the area director of sales and marketing for the InterContinental Hotel Group in Japan where she oversaw a major restructure and was responsible for the sales, marketing and revenue results. She has held senior leadership roles within organisations such as Per Aquum Resorts, Spas, and Residences, Rendezvous Hotels International and FCm Travel Solutions (Flight Centre).
Interventions à 2:00pm
Guillaume is the co-CEO of FASTBOOKING. A digital and business services specialist for more than 15 years, Guillaume de Marcillac began his consulting career at Bain & Company before joining Disneyland Paris, where he was responsible for strategic planning. In 2000, Guillaume participated in the creation of Egencia, an online business travel agency which was purchased several years later by the Expedia group. He served as FASTBOOKING’s Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2012 and subsequently rejoined the company in May 2015 as co-CEO.
Managing Director, Asia
In 2001, Pierre-Charles Grob started his career with Accor in New York, where he contributed to the creation of the marketing department in North America for the Sofitel and Novotel brands. While still in New York, he joined the Monaco Tourist Office to promote this destination and its luxury hotels. Returning to Europe, Pierre-Charles was first at the Monte-Carlo SBM Group in various roles – sales, marketing and e-distribution; and subsequently joined FASTBOOKING in 2010. He began by leading revenue optimisation for the company and rose rapidly to manage operations in Europe thereafter. Since 2014 Pierre-Charles has been FASTBOOKING's Director for Asia, based in Singapore.
Web Studio Director, Asia
Jean-Baptiste Kechi is the Website Studio Director - Asia for FASTBOOKING. He started his career as Webmarketing Assistant and Project Manager at Microsoft before joining the FASTBOOKING Paris office squad as Web Account Manager. He started in Singapore in 2014 taking over the position of Studio Director and was instrumental in the re-engineering of the department to serve FASTBOOKING Asian clients.
SVP Strategic Sales & Account Management Asia Pacific
Christine Tan is the Senior Vice President Strategic Sales & Account Management APAC where she has overall responsibilities for the development and execution of sales strategies for FASTBOOKING in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to her current position, she has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and account management, central reservation operations, revenue optimisation and distribution. She has held leadership roles at companies across the travel distribution value chain including Trust International, ANA Hotels International, Pegasus Solutions and Whale Media.
Christine holds a Master of Science from Strathclyde University, Bachelor of Business Administration from Schiller International University and a Diploma in Hotel Management from Hotel Consult Institut Hôtelier, Switzerland.
Account Sales Manager
Rachel Ganon-Catalot is the Account Sales Manager at FASTBOOKING. She is responsible for assisting hotels in Singapore, Batam, Bintan and Maldives to drive online revenue and optimise bookings. She started with Accor in China and then moved to America to join the Sofitel Brand. Thereafter, she moved to Accorhotels, where she worked as Business Development and National Account Manager to identify business opportunities and implement strategies for luxury hotels. Rachel is passionate about travel industry products and technology innovations.
Digital Traffic Acquisition Manager, Asia
Sarah Guichard is the Digital Traffic Acquisition Manager, Asia at FASTBOOKING. She is an expert in campaign management and ROI-focused strategies. She has gained her formative experience in France and Asia with companies including Motion Global Limited, NetBooster Asia in Shanghai and Paris; RPC Voyages, Holiday Check, Ecotour and Odigeo.