Business Development Manager, Greater China and Korea
Anthony Zhang joined STR in 2014 as its Business Development Manager. He is responsible for the company expansion in Greater China and Korea. Since joining STR, Anthony frequently presents market trend and analysis in different hospitality conferences and events within Asia Pacific. Before joining STR, he was doing project development in Langham Hospitality Group where he oversaw several new development projects in China and Asia Pacific, including management contract negotiation and project feasibility. Anthony graduated in Master of Science from School of Hotel & Tourism Management of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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. With more than two decades of leadership experience in enterprise software as well as hospitality sales and marketing, she has a record of growing businesses in the regional aviation, hospitality and travel sectors across a range of established and emerging markets in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East. Most recently she was senior vice president sales, Asia Pacific, China and the Middle East for hotel central reservations leader Pegasus Solutions.
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Gino Engels is a co-founder of OTA Insight, 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. Prior to co-founding OTA Insight, Gino had a successful career in the drinks and entertainment industry. He worked with leading global retailers to build profitable promotional campaigns that were focused on improving brand visibility through offline and online channels.
Managing Director and Vice-President, APAC
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Frederick is the Managing Director and Vice-President for TrustYou within the APAC region. He is based in Singapore and oversees TrustYou's international expansion plans and growth strategy in Asia. Prior to joining TrustYou, Frederick spent his earlier career in hotel distribution roles with some of the largest names in the hotel distribution business such as Expedia Affiliate Network, Travelocity/Zuji Partner Network and OctopusTravel.com and managed a portfolio of strategic clients in the APAC regions with a wide array of travel consumer brands such as Singapore Airlines, eLong, AirAsiaGo, TigerAir, Wego amongst many others.
Charlie started his first business, FreshMinds, after studying Engineering at Oxford University. Whilst building this business he was named UK Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Esquire Magazine and profiled in Seth Godin’s bestselling book Icarus Deception. Passionate about improving online travel, Charlie launched Triptease in 2013 to help hotels deliver a better digital experience and increase direct bookings. Triptease pioneered the Direct Booking movement and quickly gained notoriety for its first product Price Check. In 2015 the firm was awarded Innovation of the Year at PhocusWright Europe, and Charlie was named in HSMAI’s list of 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales & Marketing.
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.
SVP Strategic Sales & Account Management APAC
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.
Website Studio Director, Asia
Jack has been breathing digital since the mid 90s. An accomplished designer-developer hybrid, he spent the last eight years project managing in top marketing and advertising agencies delivering award-winning and innovative campaigns.
Country Manager, Greater China
David Yuan has a wealth of experience in the online Travel, Revenue Management and Digital Marketing. Before joining FASTBOOKING, David worked for TravelClick and successfully developed China market; he also served with Orbitz Worldwide for more than five years and oversaw the North Asia region.