Speaker


JASON RICHARDS Zipevent

JASON RICHARDS

REGIONAL MANAGER - ASIA-PACIFIC

Jason has led large hospitality groups across the world including most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer of Vietnam Backpacker Hostels. Jason now heads up Cloudbeds in Asia-Pacific. Cloudbeds is on a global mission to make the world a more welcome place by providing beautiful and accessible cloud tools to the hospitality industry. Jason and his team have the privilege of contributing to the regional industry through everyday consultation with hospitality businesses on how they can leverage accessible technology to get more reservations and have happier guests. A hospitality romantic, Jason believes that when done well the industry can bring people together, facilitate a deep exchange of ideas, and celebrate what makes us different. Jason is passionate about delivering a memorable guest experience, adopting the approach that true hospitality is cultivated with an authentic person-first approach. His philosophy is simple: care deeply for the human behind the client… and you can’t go wrong.

MEKONG INNOVATIVE STARTUP TOURISM (MIST) – TRAVEL STARTUP CONFERENCE


26 June 2018 | 09:00 - 11:30 | NAKHON PHANOM UNIVERSITY - RAMA RAJ ROOM

This session proves why MIST is unique among travel startup accelerator programs: the connection between startups and travel and tourism organizations for mutual benefit to build a sustainable and responsible tourism destination and ensure global competitiveness. MIST Startup Presentations will discuss the state of the travel startup eco-system in the GMS and ASEAN, and highlight successful travel startups in the region. MIST Startup Presentations will discuss the state of the travel startup eco-system in the GMS and ASEAN, and highlight successful travel startups in the region. More information at www.Mist.asia 9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks Jason Lusk, Director, Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism 9:10 An Investor’s View of Travel Sector Innovation in the Greater Mekong Subregion Victor Chua, Vynn Capital (via conference call) 9:25 Innovation in Tours & Activities Clement Wong, Founder, BeMyGuest 9:40 Innovation in Hospitality Jason Richards, APAC Business Development Manager, CloudBeds 9:55 Innovation in Transportation Alberto Moreno, Founder, Bao Lau 10:10 Tea Break 10:25 Audience Talkback: What innovations are needed most urgently in Mekong tourism and hospitality? Small group discussions Report-outs 11:00 Panel Discussion: How can we make innovation responsive to the needs of Mekong tourism? And how can we get more of it? Moderator: Jason Lusk, Director, Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism Alberto Moreno, Founder, Bao Lau Jason Richards, APAC Business Development Manager, CloudBeds Clement Wong, Founder, BeMyGuest 11:20 Destination Mekong, Mekong Tourism, and the MIST Program: The role of startups and innovation in promoting the region Gerrit Kruger, Head of Operations, Destination Mekong 11:30 End of Conference