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Third PATAcademy-HCD to explore the future of tourism technology

An impressive group of coaches will entertain and help reshape participants' innovative thinking processes in a series of interactive programmes and networking events.

BANGKOK – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to be organising the 3rd PATAcademy-HCD under the theme, “The Future of Tourism Technology” on December 2-4, 2014 at the PATA Engagement Hub in PATA Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. An impressive group of coaches will entertain and help reshape participants’ innovative thinking processes in a series of interactive programmes and networking events.
 
PATA CEO Mr Martin J Craigs said, “Human Capital is one of the most essential elements of success in business today. Every organisation needs to build opportunities for people to create shared understanding, explore new ideas and apply them to their own organisations. PATAcademy-HCD is a perfect platform for travel professionals to be creative and keep themselves up-to-date in tourism technology.
 
Technology is now a driving factor behind innovations that are affecting not only businesses, but also daily life and the fabric of society. The Future of Tourism will forever be different and in constant progress and change. How can individuals influence the future of tourism for their nations and businesses through innovation? 
 
High-level industry speakers include:
– Mr Mario Hardy, Incoming CEO, PATA and Founder, MAP2Ventures
– Mr Venkat Chandramoleshwar, Head of Product Marketing, APAC Travel, Google, Singapore
– Ms Jeanette See, Director Marketing – Asia Pacific, SITA, Singapore
– Mr Stuart ‘Stu’ Lloyd, Chief Hothead, Consultant and Training Director, Hotheads, China
– Mr Omar Rizvi, Vice President of Finance, Fingi Inc
– Mr Justin Malcolm, General Manager, Aloft Hotel, Thailand
– Ms Bronwyn White, Director, MyTravelResearch.com, Australia
– Mr Dustin Main, Photographic Storyteller at A Skinny Escape, Co-Founder of TooManyAdapters.com and Professional Photography Services at Lightmoves Creative
 
Travel tourism organisations are encouraged to nominate their rising stars who seek opportunities to broaden their practical experience, engage with leading speakers, and learn from their peers.
 
PATAcademy-HCD will allow both PATA member and non-member participants to build their knowledge and business through the educational programme, the interactive sessions, case studies, networking, ideas exchange, and group collaboration.
 
After successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded with a PATAcademy-HCD certificate entitled: “Certified Asia Pacific Visitor Economy Expert – The Future of Tourism Technology”.
 
The registration fee is US$1,028 for PATA members, US$1,235 for Chapter members and US$1,543 for non-members. This is inclusive of payment processing fee.
 
Interested participants can register their attendance on the eventjoy website and download the eventjoy mobile app for smart phones or mobile devices, available on the Apple iTunes App Store. After downloading the app, please search for “PATAcademy-HCD”.
 
VIE Hotel Bangkok is the Official Accommodation Partner for PATAcademy-HCD.
 
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