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Web in Travel releases details for October conference in Singapore

‘The Human Revolution’ theme will explore the joint capabilities of humans and machines, addressing the most pressing questions in today’s fast-evolving travel industry.

SINGAPORE – Web in Travel (WiT) has released the program and speakers for its WiT Singapore Conference, which takes place in the city’s prestigious Marina Bay Sands resort from October 2-4, 2023.

The event, themed The Human Revolution, will focus on the scale of change within the travel industry today and the ongoing evolution of artificial intelligence (AI).  The event will focus on how humans and machines can work together to bring personal, authentic and imaginative experiences to travellers, and how humans need to push the capabilities of technology, rather than the other way around.

“The travel industry has seen change on an unimaginable scale since the pandemic,” said Dewi Ishak, Events Manager, Web in Travel.  “The prevalence and evolution of technology is happening so fast that we as humans risk being left behind if we don’t leverage these developments.  This year’s WiT Singapore will be particularly exciting as it’ll explore how we can work together with machines, fusing our own capabilities with technology for the greater good of travel.” 

The WiT program promises to delve deeper into pressing topics, such as the tech trends getting travel leaders excited and terrified in equal measure, the “human” versus machine element of travel, and the role of technology and data in the green revolution.  Delegates will hear from top-level speakers at the likes of Airbnb, Agoda, Sabre, Expedia, JetBlue, Wego, Pan Pacific Hotel Group, and many more.

Key sessions at this year’s WiT Singapore will include:

  • Human Chemistry & Tech Prowess: The Trio Turbocharging Agoda
    • Omri Morgenshtern, CEO, Agoda
    • Ittai Chorev, Chief Product Officer, Agoda
    • Idan Zalzberg, Chief Technology Officer, Agoda
  • The Heart of Tech & Product
    • Karen Bolda, Senior Vice President of Product & Technology, Expedia Group
    • Ross Veitch, CEO & Co-founder, Wego
  • The Tech & Art Of Making You Feel At Home
    •  Jongyoon Kim, CEO, Yanolja Cloud
    • Ota Munatetsu, CEO, Rakuten STAY
    • Amit Saberwal, CEO & Founder, RedDoorz
    • Moderator: Chris Hemmeter, Managing Director, Thayer Ventures
  • Money, Human & Machine
    • Stephen Snyder, Managing Director of Operations & Partnerships, JetBlue Technology Ventures
    • Chris Hemmeter, Managing Director, Thayer Ventures
    • Tina Di Cicco, Co-founder, Avaya Management; Board Member, Manila Angel Investors Network
    • Louise Daley, Investor & Advisor
  • The Green Revolution: The Human Factor
    • Choe Peng Sum, CEO, Pan Pacific Hotels Group
    • Eric Ricaurte, CEO, Greenview
    • Julie Cheetam, Founding Member & Managing Director, Weeva
    • Lee Chieh Hsien, Planning Division Director, Sentosa Development Corporation
  • Double The Force at Klook
    • Ethan Lin, Co-founder & CEO, Klook
    • Eric Gnock Fah, Co-founder & COO, Klook

Further announcements on additional speakers, sessions and themes will be issued the run-up to the show, which is expected to attract a wide array of travel leaders from Asia-Pacific and beyond over the three-day event.

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