Presentations MTF 2018

OFFICIAL MTF 2018 PROGRAM GUIDE

 

 

DAY 1 – JUNE 26 (TUESDAY)

 

MIST – TRAVEL STARTUPS INNOVATION CONFERENCE 

WELCOME & OPENING SPEECH BY JASON LUSK – DIRECTOR, MEKONG INNOVATIVE STARTUPS IN TOURISM

PRESENTATION BY JASON LUSK

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Top five of Startup Accelerator

BambooLao (Lao PDR) produces reusable bamboo straws to replace single-use plastic straws. Learn more…

Ecohost (Viet Nam) improves the local homestay experience, improving the management of homestay and local activities while making them easier to book. Learn more…

Go Explore (Viet Nam) organises “workation” programs aimed at international and domestic remote workers. Learn more…

Sidesbag (Cambodia) is a mobile application enabling airline passengers to purchase available luggage allowance from fellow travelers. Learn more…

VDEs (Viet Nam) connects event planners with event venues and makes them bookable through their database. Learn more…

 

Market Access Program

Adventoro offers bucket-list worthy activities including whitewater rafting, jungle treks, and diving excursions. Currently serving Malaysia, Adventoro will use the MIST Market Access Program to enter Viet Nam. Learn more…

DidaTravel Technology, based in China, offers backend technology for hotel booking, providing real-time inventory and rates. Learn more…

hereOcreator of the heroO GPS watch for kids, offers plug-and-play IoT technology. It is considering IoT solutions for last-mile tourist transportation in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Learn more…

Moneybay provides a digital cross-border currency exchange platform. The Malaysian fintech makes it simple for tourists to make payments online and collect currency from local partners. Learn more…

Monkey Theory creates fun and happy experiences with branded sporting events – encouraging public health and social activity. Learn more…

 

AN INVESTOR’S VIEW OF TRAVEL SECTOR INNOVATION IN THE GREATER MEKONG SUBREGION

PRESENTATION BY VICTOR CHUA

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MIST – TRAVEL STARTUPS INNOVATION CONFERENCE SESSION 1: INNOVATION IN TOURS & ACTIVITIES

PRESENTATION BY CLEMENT WONG

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MIST – TRAVEL STARTUPS INNOVATION CONFERENCE SESSION 2: INNOVATION IN HOSPITALITY

PRESENTATION BY JASON RICHARDS

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MIST – TRAVEL STARTUPS INNOVATION CONFERENCE SESSION 3: INNOVATION IN TRANSPORTATION

PRESENTATION BY ALBERTO MORENO

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MIST – TRAVEL STARTUPS INNOVATION CONFERENCE PANEL DISCUSSION: HOW CAN WE MAKE AN INNOVATION RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF MEKONG TOURISM? AND HOW WE CAN GET MORE OF IT?

MODERATED BY JASON LUSK

PANELISTS:

ALBERTO MORENO, FOUNDER, BAO LAU

JASON RICHARDS, APAC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, CLOUDBEDS

CLEMENT WONG, FOUNDER, BEMYGUEST

 

 

 

WORKING WITH INFLUENTIAL CONTENT CREATORS

PRESENTATION BY MATT GIBSON

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MEKONG MINI MOVIE FESTIVAL – FILM & DESTINATION MARKETING CONFERENCE OPENING CEREMONY

 

SPEAKERS:

 

> H.E. Pongpanu Svetarundra – Permanent Secretary of Minister of Tourism and Sports – Thailand

> Jens Thraenhart – Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO)

 

MEKONG MINI MOVIE FESTIVAL – FILM & DESTINATION MARKETING CONFERENCE

EMCEE BY JOE CUMMINGS

 

 

FILM & DESTINATION MARKETING CONFERENCE SESSION 1: PROMOTING DESTINATION VIA FILM

PRESENTATION BY JENS THRAENHART

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FILM & DESTINATION MARKETING CONFERENCE SESSION 2: POWER OF VISUAL STORYTELLING – PART 1

PRESENTATION BY ROB HOLMES

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FILM & DESTINATION MARKETING CONFERENCE SESSION 3: COMPETING FOR MOVIE PRODUCTION

PRESENTATION BY SIRINART THEENANONDH & WORATEERA SUVARNSORN

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FILM & DESTINATION MARKETING CONFERENCE SESSION 4: PROMOTING THAILAND VIA VISUAL STORYTELLING

PRESENTATION BY TITIPORN MANENATE

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FILM & DESTINATION MARKETING CONFERENCE SESSION 5: CASE STUDY – HANGOVER 2

PRESENTATION BY DEEPAK OHRI

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FILM & DESTINATION MARKETING CONFERENCE SESSION 6: POWER OF VISUAL STORYTELLING – PART 2

PRESENTATION BY VINCENT SUNG

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FILM & DESTINATION MARKETING CONFERENCE SESSION 7: PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE TOURISM VIA VISUAL STORYTELLING

PRESENTATION BY GOPINATH PARAYIL

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FILM & DESTINATION MARKETING CONFERENCE SESSION 8: VIDEO BLOGGERS PROMOTING DESTINATIONS

PRESENTATION BY POLKRIT THOMYA

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FILM & DESTINATION MARKETING CONFERENCE SESSION 9: LEVERAGING USER-GENERATED VIDEO CONTENT

PRESENTATION BY GERRIT KRUGER

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FILM & DESTINATION MARKETING CONFERENCE SESSION 10: PROMOTING THE MEKONG REGION VIA VISUAL STORYTELLING

PRESENTATION BY JENS THRAENHART

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DAY 2 – JUNE 27 (WEDNESDAY)

 

MIST – TRAVEL STARTUPS PITCHES

WELCOME & OPENING SPEECH BY

> Jens Thraenhart – Executive Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) & Co-Founder, Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism

> Steven Schipani – Senior Portfolio Management, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

> Connor McGuinness – Australian Government Representative

 

 

 

MTF 2018 OPENING CEREMONY

 

 

SPEAKERS:

 

> H.E. Itthiphol Kunplome – Vice Minister of Minister of Tourism and Sports – Thailand

> Jens Thraenhart – Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO)

> Steven Schipani – Asian Development Bank (ADB)

 

 

MTF 2018: TRANSFORMING TRAVEL

EMCEE BY DR. JUTAMAS WISANSING

 

 

MTF 2018 KEYNOTE 1: TRANSFORMING TRAVEL

PRESENTATION BY JEREMY SMITH

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MTF 2018 KEYNOTE 2: UNWTO REPORT ON BUDDHIST CIRCUITS

PRESENTATION BY LIM KOOI FONG

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MTF 2018 KEYNOTE PANEL 1: BUDDHIST TOURISM IN THE MEKONG REGION

MODERATED BY IMTIAZ MUQBIL

PANELISTS:

LIM KOOI FONG, FOUNDER, BUDDHISTTRAVEL.COM

MALRAJ KIRIELLA, FORMER CEO, SRI LANKA TOURISM – PRESENTATION

DR. KANOKROT PHALAKORNKUL, EDITOR, 5000s MAGAZINE

 

MTF 2018 KEYNOTE 3: CHILD WELFARE IN TOURISM GUIDE

PRESENTATION BY JAMES SUTHERLAND

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MTF 2018 KEYNOTE 4: MEKONG TRENDS REPORT ON RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

PRESENTATION BY JENS THRAENHART

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MTF 2018 KEYNOTE PANEL 2: EXPERIENCE MEKONG COLLECTION SHOWCASES

MODERATED BY DR. WALANCHALEE WATTANACHAROENSIL

PANELISTS:

MOMOKO IKEUCHI, SALES MANAGER, PHARE CIRCUS (CAMBODIA)

SOMSAK BOONKAM, CEO & FOUNDER, LOCALALIKE (THAILAND)

PHITSAMAI SIPAZA, ASSISTANT MANAGER, OCK POP TOK (LAO PDR)

YIN MYO SU, CEO & FOUNDER, INLE HERITAGE (MYANMAR)

 

 

DAY 3 – JUNE 28 (THURSDAY)

MTF 2018 PLENARY KEYNOTE SESSION

 

 

MTF 2018 PLENARY KEYNOTE SESSION 1: SHARING ECONOMY

PRESENTATION BY MICH GOH

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

MTF 2018 PLENARY KEYNOTE SESSION 2: HUMAN CAPITAL

PRESENTATION BY YIN MYO SU

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MTF 2018 – MEKONG OPPORTUNITY & THREATS 1: PLASTIC POLLUTION

PRESENTATION BY JEREMY SMITH

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MTF 2018 – MEKONG OPPORTUNITY & THREATS 2: PLASTIC POLLUTION (INITIATIVES FROM THE REGION)

MODERATION & PRESENTATION BY GILI BACK

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PRESENTATION BY KATE ALLEN – REHASH TRASH

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PRESENTATION BY HLA DAY – MYANMAR

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PRESENTATION BY SANDY KOTAN – ECOSENSE, CAMBODIA

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PRESENTATION BY GILI BLACK – CLEAN WATER PROJECTS FOR COMMUNITIES & TOURISTS

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PRESENTATION BY THANT – MYANMAR

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MTF 2018 – MEKONG OPPORTUNITY & THREATS 3: PLASTIC POLLUTION (OPEN FORUM)

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DAY 4 – JUNE 29 (FRIDAY)

MEKONG TOURISM ADVISORY GROUP – METAG MEETING

PRESENTATION BY JENS THRAENHART

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