12 JUL - [Postponed] Travel&Tourism Cmte: Digital Disruptions Take Shape in Thailand

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • 17:00 - 21:00
  • Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20

**This event is currently postponed. the possible date and time will be confirmed soon**

Now the world's 9th most visited country in the world by international tourist arrivals, Thailand is at the forefront of the application of digital innovation as travel and tourism companies attempt to monetize this strong growth. What are some of the digital trends that are disrupting the traditional accommodation industry and how is the industry responding?

The AMCHAM Travel & Tourism Committee invites chamber members to join their upcoming panel discussion on "Digital disruptions take shape in Thailand: Digital Disruptions Take Shape in Thailand -- Impact of Vacation Rentals and Mobile Technology."

“Digital disruptions take shape in Thailand” will put the spotlight on two key trends impacting the travel & tourism: vacation rentals and mobile technology. Vacation rentals are growing exponentially and are becoming a go-to option for younger travelers attracted to the idea of staying somewhere local. Moreover, mobile devices have changed the way that we view information but now the majority of web traffic to searching for accommodations is coming from a mobile device - how is the industry responding?

Come to “Digital disruptions take shape in Thailand” and hear industry leaders discuss how their companies are responding to these impactful trends in international tourism. Organized by the Travel & Tourism Committee with support from the Digital Economy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce, the largest Western Chamber of Commerce in the Kingdom of Thailand.

Vacation Rentals Panellists:

  • Diana Matei, Head of Supply, HOMEAWAY
  • Pullawat Pitigraisorn, Analyst, SIAM COMMERCIAL BANK
  • Bree Creaser, Vice President Operations Midscale & Economy, ACCORHOTELS

Mobile Technology Panelists:

  • Nam Do, Industry Head, GOOGLE
  • Gerd Kotlorz, Area Director of Sales & Distribution Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL
  • Marcos Cadena, Vice President, Digital E-Commerce & Electronic Distribution, MINOR INTERNATIONAL
  • Whey Han, Global Mobile Product Development, KAYAK

The panel discussion will be moderated by Mr. Franklin Fuentes, Area Manager, EXPEDIA GROUP.


5:00 pm Registration start
5:30 pm Panel discussion start
6:50 pm Panel finish with Q&A
7:00 pm Cocktails and Networking start
9:00 pm End of event

Event details

Date & time: July 12, 5 – 9 pm (panel discussion & networking)
Venue: Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20
Cost: Members 1,500 Baht; non-members 2,000 Baht (includes a coffee break, cocktails food, free flow beer and wine)

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Booking deadline: July 10, 4:30 pm