Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) – Travel Startup Conference

26 Jun 2018
9:00 - 11:30
Nakhon Phanom University - Rama Raj Room

Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) – Travel Startup Conference

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