SEA's Leading Internet Group
Malaysia's Former Prime Minister
Travel Unicorn >$296m Funding
Rocket Internet Backed-Raised $238m
Asia's Largest Sports Media
Paktor's Parent Co-Raised $65m
NY Times Best Selling Author
SEA VC >$200m AUM
Largest Social Network
>$270m investments in SEA
Fastest Growing Marketplace Raised $307.9m
Asia's Youngest Minister
SeriesC AI Startup Raised $34m
Premier Global VC Firm
Next-gen Logistics Raised A$17.1m
MarTech Startup Raised $11.1m
Social Navigation Pioneer
Asia's Leading Social Network Raised $16.4m
ASEAN's Largest Online Automotives Network
AirAsia's Mobile Payment App
Member of World Bank Group
Mobile Attribution Leader-Raised >$80m
SeriesB FinTech Raised $30m
Leading Investor-Online Marketplaces
AI Startup Acquired by Everise
SeriesC Raised >$23m
SEA's Leading Mobile O2O
World's Leading Communications Co
World's Travel Platform
As Co-Founder and Group CEO of Catcha Group, Patrick Grove is one of the leading entrepreneurs in the APAC region. He founded and took 5 companies from startup to IPO, recently selling iProperty Group for US$534m, making it one of the largest internet exits in ASEAN history.
He is Co-Founder and Chairman of iflix, the leading SVoD service for emerging markets; Co-Founder and Director of iCar Asia, ASEAN’s No. 1 network of digital automotive portals; and Co-Founder of Frontier Digital Ventures, a leading operator of online classifieds in frontier markets.
Patrick has received numerous international awards, including: Global Leader of Tomorrow and New Asian Leader by the World Economic Forum; Asia’s Best Young Entrepreneur by Bloomberg Business.
Founded in 2014, Klook is a world leading travel activities and services booking platform. Klook gives travellers a seamless way to discover and book popular attractions, tours, local transportation, best foods, and unique experiences around the world on its website and award-winning app ('Best of 2015', ‘Best of 2017’ & ‘Best of 2018’ by Google Play and Apple App Store). With Klook’s innovative technologies, travellers can book on-the-go and redeem the services by using QR codes or e-voucher. Each day, Klook empowers countless travellers to indulge in their wanderlust and spontaneity through over 80,000 offerings in more than 250 destinations.
With a team of many than 1,000 across over 20 offices worldwide, Klook's services are available in eight languages, supporting 41 currencies. It has raised a total of US$300 million investment from world-renowned investors including Sequoia China, TCV, Matrix Partners, and Goldman Sachs. Get inspired by Klook at www.klook.com, the company blog or @Klook.
Gunjan Soni joins ZALORA as Chief Executive Officer. Before joining the company, she was formerly the Chief Marketing Officer at Myntra and Head Jabong business. In this role, she was responsible for marketing for Myntra platform brand and the Myntra Fashion brands. She was also responsible for the Jabong business and managing its P&L.
She brings with her over fourteen years of diverse experience in strategy, marketing & operations with a passion for AI & advanced big data analytics.
Previously in her role as Executive Vice President for Strategy and CEO Office, with Star India (21 Century Fox subsidiary), she worked on new initiatives in broadcast content, launch of Digital platform Hotstar and new sports leagues in soccer & kabaddi.
Prior to this, Gunjan was a Partner at McKinsey in the Consumer and Marketing practice and worked across multiple consumer sectors and geographies, including India, UK, Singapore and Bhutan. She is credited for starting McKinsey's Scientific Marketing practice for India.
She has been recognised in the Economic Times Top leaders 40 under 40 2018, Forture 40 under 40, 2017, ‘The Economic Times - Women Ahead’ listed her among the top 30 women leaders in Business and IMPACT featured her in the 50 Most Influential Women (Rank 18) in Media, Marketing & Advertising in 2016 and 2017. She is on the advisory board for Ad-Tech India & London, Facebook Global Client Council, InMobi Advisory board.
Gunjan is an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and has also worked with Infosys as a software engineer at the beginning of her career.
She is a big fan of Science Fiction & Fantasy and passionate about contributing to the consumer and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
ZALORA is Asia’s Online Fashion Destination. Founded in 2012, the company has a presence in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan. ZALORA is part of Global Fashion Group, the world’s leader in online fashion for emerging markets. ZALORA offers an extensive collection of top international and local brands and products across apparel, shoes, accessories, and beauty categories for men and women. Offering up to 30-day free returns, speedy deliveries as fast as 3 hours, free delivery over certain spend, and multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, ZALORA is the online shopping destination with endless fashion possibilities.
Chatri Sityodtong is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship (ONE), Asia’s largest global sports media property in history with a broadcast to 2.6 billion potential viewers across 140+ countries around the world. ONE is a celebration of Asia's greatest cultural treasure, martial arts. Through the magic of storytelling and the power of media, ONE is on a mission to unleash real-life superheroes, celebrate values, ignite dreams, inspire nations, and change the world.
Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, and other major media. Forbes recently selected Sityodtong as one of Asia’s next generation tycoons. He was also named “Asia’s King of Martial Arts” by the Financial Times, and Asia's 3rd Most Powerful Person in Sports by FOX Sports.
Chatri Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.
Sebastian Togelang is a Serial Entrepreneur since his age of early 20’s, Investor, Business Angel, Growth Hacker, Fund Manager and Founder of several International Tech Companies with over 15-years experience in Tech, Marketing, Digital & Start-ups.
He is the Founder and Managing Director of Kejora Group (Kejora Ventures); a company builder and Venture Capital with over 30 Investments in Asia.
Sebastian is also co-founder of Ideabox: an incubator set up between Mountain Kejora Ventures and Indosat/Ooredoo Group, focusing on incubating technology companies in the emerging markets.
In Southeast Asia, he co-founded and invested in companies such as C88 Group (www.c88fintech.com, leading financial ecommerce), Qareer Group (www.qareergroup.asia, leading Career platform), Jualo (C2C Marketplace), Etobee (Logistic), Investree (Investree.id, leading P2P lending) and more than 20 other companies that created more than 700 jobs within 2 Years. He also co-founded the FinTech Association and act as secretary general of the Venture Capital Association in Indonesia (Amvesindo).
Sebastian started his career at Deutsche Bank & Deutsche Boerse (German stock exchange). He studied at Johann Wolfgang University in Frankfurt.
Jungle Ventures is a Singapore based venture capital firm, which is focused on Series A / B investments. Jungle invests in consumer internet or technology businesses that are based in or are focused on the India, SE Asia, Australia and NZ markets.
Jungle has also launched an early or seed-stage fund, called SeedPlus, which is a platform focused on providing capital to teams building globally disruptive internet businesses in areas such as IoT, artificial intelligence, blockchain, security, software, and others.
Aadi Vaidya is the Chief Operating Officer and a founding member of Zilingo.
Aadi began his career at Citi extensively working with corporate clients before starting Zilingo. He founded the Indonesia business with a barebones team and grew it from scratch to one of the largest fashion marketplaces in ASEAN today. He also set up the B2B platform and designed the entire logistics flow from 7 countries into ASEAN, primarily Indonesia, to support the procurement needs of sellers. Soon after, he took over the entire supply chain optimization at Zilingo and set up hubs in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Korea, China, Thailand, Myanmar etc. Aadi took over as Zillingo’s Chief Operating Officer in 2017 and now drives the company’s P&L and operational efficiency across business units including B2B and B2C.
Aadi envisions the future of Zilingo as a revolutionary new retail platform that acts as a single stop solution for merchants and manufacturers - from sourcing and design to production, logistics, insurance and financing. He wants to make a mark in the world by building a company that strives to help merchants both by helping improve their margins by cutting supply chain inefficiencies and providing them new and global avenues of selling.
Aadi cares deeply about social causes such as gender equality in the workforce, as well as eldercare and is an avid history buff. In his free time, he also writes Urdu poetry.
Zilingo is a commerce platform that is making the fashion and beauty supply chain more efficient through technology. With over 27,000 merchants on the platform, Zilingo connects businesses across the entire supply chain and empowers them with everything they need to run a business - from design, product development, fabric procurement, manufacturing, cataloguing, marketing, inventory management, distribution, billing, customer service, working capital & trend forecasting. With over two million product listings on Zilingo.com, users can effortlessly shop from a selection of indie labels, local designers, international and celebrity brands – all in one place. Founded by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor in 2015, the company has offices in 8 cities globally with over 400 staff covering 20 different nationalities.
Shashank Dixit is the Founder and CEO of Deskera. Shashank attended IIT Kanpur (India) where he majored in Mathematics and Computer Science and started Deskera in his senior year, in 2005, along with four other institute mates — one of whom was his childhood best friend.
Deskera is a leader in Enterprise Cloud. Deskera has transformed itself from a modest accounting software on cloud to be Asia’s top enterprise cloud company. The company, which started from a University dorm, today has offices across the globe and calls Singapore as its headquarters.
Oliver Tan is the CEO of ViSenze, an artificial intelligence company he co-founded in 2012. Under Oliver’s leadership, the company has emerged as a global leader in retail-tech innovations, bridging visual content and commerce through machine learning and computer vision. Prior to founding ViSenze, Oliver was the global business head for five years at a pioneer cyber security start-up until its successful exit. He sits on the Forbes Technology Council, advocating innovation and responsible technology developments. Oliver is recognized as the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Singapore Computer Society, was named among the top ten Singapore innovators and disruptors in 2017 by The Peak Singapore and was listed in the Top 40 Individuals Shaping E-commerce in Southeast Asia in 2016 by ecommerceIQ.
ViSenze powers visual commerce at scale for retailers and brands. The company delivers intelligent image recognition solutions that shorten the path to action as consumers search and discover on the visual web. Retailers like Rakuten, Urban Outfitters and ASOS use ViSenze to convert images into immediate product search opportunities, improving conversion rates. Brands and media companies use ViSenze to turn any image or video into an engagement opportunity, driving incremental revenue.
Acknowledged as a global leader in retail-tech and AI by Interbrand, CognitionX, Datamation and Venturebeat, Visenze is built by ecommerce specialists and computer scientists with deep learning and computer vision experience. A spin-off company from the National University of Singapore, ViSenze is venture backed by Rakuten Ventures, SonaeIM and Gobi Partners.
Kate Galpin is Business Development Manager, Listings, at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney. Kate joined ASX in 2017 and is responsible for the development of ASX’s domestic and international listings business across all industry segments.
Prior to joining ASX, Kate spent 15 years in various roles within the Asset Management industry at both Legal & General Investment Management and Alliance Bernstein. At Alliance Bernstein, Kate was VP, Head of Portfolio Management for Asia Pacific.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Durham University.
ASX - a powerful platform for growth and global exposure.
For tech innovators needing capital to grow their business, ASX is the leading public market in the Asia Pacific, with a successful track record of supporting companies with attractive potential, offering a powerful platform from which to grow and achieve global exposure.
ASX provides a full suite of services, including listings, trading, clearing and settlement across a comprehensive range of asset classes.
ASX is a world leader in raising capital, consistently ranked in the top 10 globally. And it’s at forefront of technology itself, being among the first to embrace distributed ledger technology to enhance its post-trade services.
With access to the world’s fourth largest pool of pension assets and a sophisticated investor base, more than 2,200 companies across various sectors and geographies, already enjoy the benefits of listing with ASX.
3rd Technology startup from ground up. As Vice President of Sales at Temasys, Ed was part of a team that IBM recognized as one of the “Top-5 global start-ups to watch in 2014”. Ematic Solutions now a leading big data e-commerce enabler in SE Asia.
Yojee is an ASX listed tech company delivering state of the art fleet management software for the logistics industry.
Products and service
Yojee’s best-in-class fleet management software utilises Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to optimise and manage logistics operations of all sizes. We are here to empower small and medium enterprises with the ability to achieve cost efficiencies only the industry giants have enjoyed before, as well as to help large multinationals transition seamlessly into the digital age. Yojee also enables companies accurately project asset requirements, collaborate securely with upstream and downstream partners, and leverage crowdsourcing to manage their business.
Anna Gong is the CEO and Founder of Perx Technologies Pte Ltd, a leading mobile loyalty and customer engagement SaaS company, backed by the co-founder of Facebook Eduardo Saverin and Golden Gate Ventures. Prior to joining Perx, her 5th startup experience, Anna was Vice President of Channels Sales for Asia Pacific & Japan. Anna brings 20 years of technology experience in management consulting and enterprise software, spanning the U.S., Asia Pacific & Japan.
A winner of the Singapore Women Entrepreneur Award 2017 and LinkedIn 2017 CEO Power Profiles, Anna has also been featured in CNBC, Bloomberg, and Forbes. Anna, a TEDx speaker, has also spoken at many key tech conferences. She has also spoken as a keynote on leadership, digital transformation and entrepreneurship for large corporates and conferences. Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Perx Technologies, a leading mobile customer engagement and MarTech solutions provider, enables businesses of all sizes to acquire, engage and reward their customers, intelligently and contextually via real-time, predictive insights. Perx’s enterprise Platform is an integrated end-to-end cloud platform; driven by mobile first, data-led approach that enables businesses to create a new, yet unrealized, revenue stream by transforming their customers’ data into a powerful marketing platform.
Perx’s comprehensive and integrated marketing technology platform leverages on insights and marketing automation; enabling brands to improve its customer engagement through user experience, customer data, and analytics. The platform’s software as a service (SaaS) architecture enables businesses to quickly integrate customer engagement and rewards management in their existing technology or use as a standalone solution, helping them bridge the gap between B2B and B2C.
With more than six years of experience in innovating, developing and managing its mobile loyalty and rewards app, Perx is one of few leaders in its category with an existing referenceable implementation. Adopting its own enterprise platform, this lends Perx credibility in helping companies generate unrealized revenue streams with the power of intelligent data and a full-service marketing campaign manager. Understanding today’s business challenges, Perx Technologies’ solutions will help conventional businesses that are not capable of fixing their revenue models.
Roger Yuen is the CEO and founder of Clozette, a leading digital ecosystem where content, community and commerce converge to enable brands to engage creatively with millennial women through a full suite of transformative marketing solutions.
Mr Yuen is also the chairman and co-founder of Visenze, an Artificial Intelligence company that develops advanced visual search and image recognition solutions to help businesses in e-commerce, retail and content publishing. Additionally, he is the chief strategist and co-founder of 6Estates, an AI-driven intelligence company solving real-world challenges presented by the explosion of data on different digital platforms, with state-of-the-art tools to deliver real-time, deep insights to businesses to enable smarter decision making. Both companies are spin-offs from NExT, a research centre jointly established between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Tsinghua University, China.
Roger’s passion for online, interactive media and mobile businesses has been a cornerstone of his three decades of experience in the TMT industry. His past ventures include e-Cop, an Internet security surveillance company that was acquired by Temasek; Brandtology, a social media intelligence company (listed on ASX after a merger); and as head of the Asia Pacific businesses of SoftBank Forums, ZDNet and CNet Networks.
Hamish Stone joined iCar Asia as Group CEO in June 2016. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, Hamish provides the business vision, strategy and leadership to over 400 employees across Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
Hamish is an expert in digital marketplaces having worked at eBay for 10 years across 3 key markets and brands. He led the automotive verticals for the eBay classified businesses of Gumtree.com in the U.K., and Marktplaats.nl in The Netherlands. Prior to that, Hamish was Head of Marketing for eBay Australia and New Zealand.
Hamish holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) majoring in Economics and Marketing from The University of Sydney.
Listed on Australian Security Exchange, iCar Asia (ASX: ICQ) owns and operates ASEAN No. 1 network of automotive portals with clear leadership positions established in each of ASEAN’s three largest automotive markets – Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
iCar Asia has significant market opportunity with the potential to connect over 600 million car buyers and sellers throughout ASEAN. Our online properties currently reach approximately 12 million car buyers and enthusiasts in the region every month.
We have consolidated position in ASEAN markets with established brands, consistent consumer audiences, and listings leadership due to deep car dealership penetration and engagement via our market-leading Response Management System (RMS) which is integrated into dealers’ businesses.
At iCar Asia, we are passionately committed to building a business that has a definitive impact on the automotive industry in the ASEAN region. We will change the way consumers connect with people and business to fulfil their automotive needs as they buy, own and sell vehicles.
Our strategic priorities for the business are to develop a world class customer experience, enabling us to win in all of our core markets. With this position of strength we have the opportunity to expand into adjacent categories and services, as well as into new countries.
BigPay is available in Malaysia and is a licensed e-money issuer, regulated by Bank Negara Malaysia. BigPay’s app allows its users to manage money on the go from their smartphone. Users can see their transactions in real-time, add photo receipts to purchases, track their monthly spending, freeze their card and send money to friends and family for free.
BigPay is only just starting on its journey to revolutionise money in Asia, and intends to rollout many new and exciting features in 2018. BigPay is a community driven product being built for, and evolving to, its customers’ needs.
Pravan heads Internet Investments in Asia for the Venture Capital team at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. IFC has invested over $1 billion in venture capital investments in VC Funds and directly into Internet, HealthTech, EduTech and Fintech companies. His investments include Lenskart, BigBasket, NephroPlus, Moglix, Azure Power and Portea Medical in India and Jungle Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, Oway and Reddoorz in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining IFC, Pravan was a Principal with ORIX Venture Finance in New York and started his career in investment banking.
Pravan holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is based in Singapore.
Established in 1956, International Finance Corporation (IFC) is owned by 184 member countries and has a presence in 100 nations worldwide. As a member of the World Bank Group, IFC is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our six decades of experience to create opportunity where it’s needed most. IFC identifies and invests in technology innovation that improves livelihoods by enhancing access to, and lowering the cost of, essential products and services. Our strategic focus is on addressing the constraints to private sector growth in manufacturing, agribusiness, services, financial institutions, infrastructure and natural resources to reduce poverty and foster inclusive growth. We provide loans, syndications, blended finance, advisory services and mobilize capital for investment through IFC’s Asset Management Company.
One of the World Bank Group’s major commitments is to provide access to finance for one billion people by 2020. As part of this ambitious goal, IFC has committed to helping provide access to 600 million financial transaction accounts by 2020. IFC's goal is to increase the reach and breadth of financial services to the world’s un- and underbanked on a massive scale, while simultaneously reducing the cost to serve by fostering and supporting innovative and sustainable financial services providers. Digital financial services are critical to achieving this goal. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
AppsFlyer's technology is found on 98 percent of the world's smartphones, making it the global leader in mobile attribution and marketing analytics. Data-driven marketers trust AppsFlyer for independent measurement solutions and innovative tools to grow and protect their mobile business. AppsFlyer's platform processes billions of mobile actions every day, empowering marketers and developers to maximize the return on their marketing investments. AppsFlyer's People-based Attribution, NativeTrack™ Attribution, Marketing Analytics Data, OneLink's Deep linking capabilities and Protect360 enterprise-grade fraud solutions have made AppsFlyer's platform the go-to resource for the most successful mobile apps in the world. With Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, Snap Inc., Tencent and 4,600+ other integrated partners, and clients including HBO, Alibaba, Adidas, Skyscanner, Activision, SEA Group, Kabam, Grab and 12,000+ leading brands worldwide, AppsFlyer has 15 global offices to support marketers everywhere. To learn more, visit www.appsflyer.com.
Recognised as a global leader in the online classifieds arena, Founder and CEO of Frontier Digital Ventures, Shaun Di Gregorio, is the former CEO of ASX listed company, iProperty Group (ASX: IPP), operator of Asia’s #1 network of property portals. During his 4 and a half year tenure (2014-2009), Shaun spearheaded the transformation of iProperty Group from small online business into the largest listed Internet company in ASEAN, with a market capitalisation of US$600 million.
Prior to this, Shaun spent 8 years at Australia-based REA Group, a global leader and publisher of as many as 20 real estate websites in 12 countries. As General Manager of the core Australian business, he grew the business into a company with more than 300 staff and revenues exceeding AU$150 million. Shaun was also appointed General Manager, International Operations, overseeing REA Group’s international expansion and strategic investments. Shaun is a non-Executive Director of iCar Asia (ASX:ICQ), Asia’s leading operator of online automotive portals, and an advisor to online classifieds businesses around the world. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Frontier Digital Ventures is focused on becoming a leading investor in online classifieds businesses in frontier and emerging markets. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the investment firm offers entrepreneurs both capital and expertise in developing, growing and operating online classifieds businesses. Frontier Digital Ventures invests in highly driven entrepreneurs who want to be market leaders in the online classifieds industry in frontier and emerging markets. The firm provides funding, advice and assistance on setting strategy and the execution of that strategy. Its vast pool of knowledge of the online classifieds space and well established global business network, positions it perfectly to enable and advance highly-driven entrepreneurs in frontier and emerging markets across the globe.
Vic Sithasanan is the Co-founder and SVP, Business Development at Hyperlab, an Everise company. Hyperlab Labs forms part of Everise, a Singapore-based global experience company that powers over ½ a million customer experiences every day in over 20 languages.
Vic co-founded Hyperlab in 2016 and the firm has gone on to become Southeast Asia’s leading and most awarded Conversational AI company. Hyperlab combines the elements of Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Understanding, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation and design to create Intelligent Experiences for enterprise customers and employees.
Vic is currently the SVP, Business Development at Hyperlab and he is responsible for growing the company into new markets and with new partners. Vic’s professional career started with BBDO in Singapore where he led the digital transformation the firm into a full-service digital agency and opened up new markets in Southeast Asia and India.
Before Co-founding Hyperlab, Vic (along with fellow Hyperlab co-founder, Janet Teo) founded FutureLab which they sold to the 360-degree digital services firm APD in 2012. During this period Vic helped to develop technology to benchmark social media performance. In 2018, Vic was listed in Malaysia’s Digerti50 and ranked as one of Malaysia’ leading innovators.
Hyperlab is Southeast Asia’s leading and most awarded Conversational AI company. We combine the elements of Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Understanding, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation and design to create Intelligent Experiences for enterprise customers and employees.
Hyperlab’s Intelligent Experience Platform provides visionary enterprise with the tools to create smart experiences that integrate with their core systems, powered by over 3 million minutes of multilingual conversations.
Winning Best AI Company, by Rice Bowl Asia and CIO Outlook APAC; Malaysia’s Top Tech Developer, by the Malaysian Digital Association; Best CEM Platform, by CX Asia; and many other accolades, Hyperlab delivers proven ROI for AI for some of the region’s most notable brands, including Zurich Insurance, Hong Leong Bank and MDEC.
In September 2018, Hyperlab was acquired by global experience company Everise, who power over 500,000 daily experiences in over 20 languages for Fortune 500 companies and the world’s most loved Unicorns.
Bluzelle is a decentralized data ecosystem that allows individuals and businesses to have full data control and the ability to monetize that data.
Treating data like currency regulated by centralized parties, Bluzelle sees an urgent need to shift the power back and push for responsible data management.
We are building to the New Data Economy, with the Bluzelle decentralized database at its core, managing and storing data through sharding to achieve unprecedented security and scale.
Alongside the database, Bluzelle offers a framework that supports private data control, data syndication and decentralised web infrastructure, with the payment system supported by the BLZ token.
Joel Neoh is one of Asia’s most recognised and successful young entrepreneurs. Joel is the Founder of Fave, Southeast Asia’s leading loyalty & rewards platform with presence in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Joel was one of the initial founders of the Groupon businesses in Asia and headed up the Asia Pacific region for 4 years. He played an instrumental role in establishing the high-growth business model that propelled Groupon into a multi billion dollar business, with thousands of employees spanning across 12 countries.
Joel has co-founded several successful companies including social news platform SAYS.com and invested in a string of technology venture capital funds and startups across Asia. In 2013, SAYS.com merged with Catcha Media and the company was rebranded as REV Asia. REV Asia was recently acquired by Media Prima for over RM100mil.
Joel has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Malaysian Tatler also awarded Joel Entrepreneur Par Excellence in 2018
He completed his studies in Monash University and Harvard Business School.
Choo Pin ANG is Expedia Group’s Senior Director for Government and Corporate Affairs for Asia. In this role, he spearheads the Group’s Asia governmental affairs and public policy strategy across its portfolio of brands such as Expedia, Hotels.com, and Homeaway. Through the engagement of public and quasi-public stakeholders in the region, Choo Pin helps the Group manage regulatory and business risks, forge partnerships with governments, and identify business opportunities.
Choo Pin has also helped shape the debate surrounding travel, tech and e-commerce in Asia. He is the Chair of the Travel and Tourism Committee of the US ASEAN Business Council, and has provided training to senior Southeast Asian government officials on e-commerce under the Singapore-US Third Country Training Program. He is also Vice-Chair of the Asia Travel Tech Industry Association, and Chair of the Asia Internet Coalition.
Choo Pin has extensive experience in political and economic issues across Asia. He previously headed the China operations of a New-York based investment advisory firm conducting political and reputational risk analysis for a clientele of PE funds and SWFs, before joining Standard Chartered Bank as its Head of Public Affairs. Before that, he served as a diplomat in Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs covering International Organizations, Middle East, and Northeast Asia, where he was Singapore’s Deputy Consul-General to Shanghai. Choo Pin has a BA degree from Tufts University and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, both obtained through the Government of Singapore’s prestigious Overseas Merit Scholarship. He speaks English, Chinese, German, and Spanish.
Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) is the world's travel platform. We help knock down the barriers to travel, making it easier, more enjoyable, more attainable and more accessible. We are here to bring the world within reach for customers and partners around the globe. We leverage our platform and technology capabilities across an extensive portfolio of businesses and brands to orchestrate the movement of people and the delivery of travel experiences on both a local and global basis. Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, Classic Vacations®, Traveldoo®, VacationRentals.com and SilverRail™.
Mark Britt has dedicated his career to building agile, disruptive digital companies in emerging markets.
Leading global technology and media companies in Asia Pacific, he recognised an opportunity to transform the entertainment landscape in emerging markets which were in many ways fragmented and inconsistent in infrastructure development and largely neglected by global influences and players. In 2014, he co-founded iflix to redefine entertainment for the next billion people.
Prior to founding iflix, Mark served as CEO of Nine Entertainment Co’s digital arm Mi9, where he was responsible for the company’s SVOD investments and portfolio of start up ventures.
Mark is also the Founding Director of NGO Conscious Capitalism, an organisation directed at improving structural motivations for corporate performance in Australia and was named one of ‘Asia’s Five Biggest Influencers in Media and Telecommunications’, by S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Mark holds a diploma in Law from LPAB.
iflix is the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, offering users unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more. With a vast selection everyone’s favourite comedies, drama, K-drama, Turkish drama, Bollywood, Nollywood, cartoons, movies, live sports and more from Hollywood, the UK, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix places the entertainment people want at their fingertips to either stream or download. For one low monthly fee, iflix subscribers can watch on their mobile phone, laptop, tablet, TV… wherever, whenever.
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