Travel Distribution Summit China to be held from 16-17 August 2005 in Shanghai

Travel News Asia 6 May 2005

The decision takers and market makers from Chinas fast growing travel industry will gather this August to debate how they are planning to increase online travel sales, implement revenue management practices and sell their travel products to Chinas rapidly growing travel market.

The combination of the worlds fast growing market and the huge growth in online travel sales makes the Travel Distribution China Conference and Networking, to be held between 16-17 August 2005 at the Shanghai Hilton, a must attend event.

In less than a decade Chinas travellers are expected to be among the world's highest spending. Buying and travelling habits as well as travel brands are being made today and the worlds most successful travel companies (both home grown and multinational) are targeting Chinas travellers to ensure they make the most of this massive opportunity.

If you want to grow your sales then an effective strategy to sell your travel product to this complex but lucrative market is vital. You will also need to form partnerships with people that know how to sell travel to the Chinese. Travel Distribution China will allow you to do both in just 2 information and networking packed days.

Five key elements aim to ensure that attending this event will help your organisation save time and make money:

1. Investigate the distribution trends affecting the region and identify your most profitable routes to market
2. Discover the vital marketing mix that will ensure you can sell your travel product in China
3. Meet and do business with the region s leaders in travel distribution
4. Benchmark your distribution strategy against the industry leaders
5. Learn from independent analysts which distribution company you need to do business with in order to succeed in the long term

Travel Distribution China is confident of attracting 150 senior attendees, who will represent Chinas biggest travel suppliers and intermediaries. Speakers are responsible for the distribution of millions of dollars worth of hotel rooms, flights, car hires, and packages, and include:

Mr Philip Schaetz, Director,Pricing & Distribution, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Bernadette Dennis, VP Asia Pacific, Marriott International
Craig Hewett, Director e-Commerce AP, IHG
Mr.Chen Qing, GM, Hotelz on China
Sue Graham Regional Manager Hotel Business, Travelocity Asia Pacific (panel only)
Nikolaus Ellrodt, GM, Hotel Reservation Service China
Nikhil Dhodapkar, General Manager, Marketing, Air Sahara
Li Xiaoping, GM of Marketing Dept, Shanghai Airlines
Yang Jian Hong, Chief Marketing Officer, Hainan Airlines (panel only)
Anna Chen,GM, China Southern Airlines, E-commerce Co. Ltd
Intermediaries:Online and traditional
Scott Blume, CEO, Zuji
Justin Tang, CEO, eLong
Alfred Chang, Director of International Business Development, CTrip
Soren Langelund, Head of Business Development, Octopus Travel
Eka Ginting, CEO,
Wu Hai, CEO, Fortune Trip
Andy,Li, GM, Taiwan Star Travel
Alcuin Li, GM, Hong Kong ShunTak Travel
Justin Xiong, CEO, Beijing
Graeme Wood, CEO,
Kwong Sek, Marketing Director, Hotye Network Service Ltd
Morton Huang, GM, Guangzhou CAS Buiness Travel
Zhang Qing, GM, Byecity
Xue Wei, GM, HKCTS
Dan Wacksman, GM, Cendant&CYTS
Zhong Mingfeng, GM,Carlson Wagonlit Travel, China
Otto Gregye, Sales Director China, FCM Travel Solutions
Sun Ji, CEO,China Air Service
John Koldowski, Head of Inteligence, PATA
Mr.Henry Yang, GM, Shanghai iResearch Co.,Ltd

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