Travel is one of the world’s biggest industries – and it’s only going to get bigger. It is also one of the industries that is expected to pass through major changes in the next decade. The only way to keep up with changes in your industry, your market, your niche as an entrepreneur, founder, manager, or member of a team, is through innovation, and innovation is sparked through creativity.
Join Andrés Rodríguez, CMO of Bespoke Travel Company on a workshop introducing through practice the inside outs of the travel industry, what are the future trends in travel, what is like to work in a travel startup, and how Bespoke’s core differentiator is CREATIVITY, to the point the company has been celebrated internationally in media, and nominated for numerous awards in disruption/innovation in travel.
Regardless of the industry, people with creative innovative skills are becoming valuable assets for any company, hence this workshop is meant for everyone who wants to unleash their creativity, the travel buffs, and whoever is interested in knowing how creative travel is made, and how these teams work together.
Bespoke Travel Co.
Andrés is the Marketing Lead at Startup Grind Beijing. In his daily job, he handles the marketing and sales strategies for Bespoke Travel Co., a boutique company curating creative trips in China for individuals and corporates. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, cultural understanding, and the startup ecosystems in China and Latin America, which is also what brought him to Startup Grind.
Ladies Who Tech
Fenox VC China
Jill Tang是一位连续创业者，是Ladies Who Tech的联合创始人。她还是关键意见领袖和双语主持人，也登上过TEDx的舞台。 她就诸如女性在科技，创新，多元化和包容以及创业等方面都发表过强有力的演讲。 Jill 还被邀请担任大型技术会议的双语主持人，如2019年微软创业创新日，2019年硅谷举办的SAP d.Kom开发者日，比荷卢商会慈善晚宴。 2016年，Jill被奥巴马总统发起并主办的全球创业峰会选为上海唯一一位代表中国创业公司的女性企业家。 同年，她被提名为2016年澳大利亚中国青年校友的入围者。Jill 拥有墨尔本商学院的MBA学位，蒙纳士大学的应用金融硕士学位以及拉筹伯大学的商业学士学位。
Jill Tang is a serial entrepreneur, key opinion leader and bilingual eMCEE. She is co-founder of Ladies Who Tech and a TEDx speaker. She was also invited to be the moderator and eMCEE big tech convention such as 2019 Microsoft for Startup Innovation day, 2019 SAP d.Kom developer day, BenCham Charity Gala dinner, LOEWE fragrance product launch in 2018.
In 2016, Jill has been selected as the only female entrepreneur from Shanghai to represent startups in China at global entrepreneurship summit initiated and hosted by President Obama. In the same year, she was nominated as the finalist for 2016 Australia China Young Alumni of the Year.
She holds MBA from Melbourne Business School. She also holds Master of Applied Finance from Monash University as well as Bachelor of Commerce from La Trobe University
Sophie Yao – GM of Fenox China
Sophie Yao serves as the General Manager of Fenox China, responsible for leading deal sourcing, investment activities, business development as well as accelerator management. Sophie has 7+ years experienced in management, startup business and deal sourcing. Before Fenox she worked at Fortune 500 high-tech companies, such as Microsoft and Intel. She got her master degree of Material Engineering in University of Queensland. She is also the Chairman of Actnow Toastmaster Club.
Her interest in Blockchain technology led Pauline Houl to found monart (www.monart.art) which won an Award 2018 in Paris. monart is also recognized as the no2 STO worldwide and obtained 5 stars STO rating.
Pauline Houl received in January 2019 the "Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to Sino-Swiss Relations" from Swiss Authorities.
She has founded the first Swiss Institute for Vocational Education and Training in China (SIVET) in the collaboration with Swiss government, that educates Chinese students based on the Swiss curriculum.
Pauline Houl is also Managing Partner of Eurohold China. Eurohold Group is the leading company active in Corporate Finance and M&A for the Mid Cap market for 26 years in Europe.
Representation on Boards for many organizations such as National Representative & General Secretary of Swiss Chamber of Commerce in China, and Board member of the Swiss school in Beijing, Representative of Oversight Board for Bridge Magazine (Sino-Swiss Economic Magazine) and Board member of e5t Foundation (www.e5t.fr). President of Club Generation CEO (www.clubgenerationceo.org ), she has launched Sino-Euro CEO Dialogue in collaboration with Global Times.
Representation on international public fora (Eco-Forum Global Conference, Sino-Swiss Economic Forum with the Swiss President, Sino-Swiss Dialogue and Business Award).
Pauline Houl has contributed since its inception to the annual Eco-Forum Global Conference, which brings together the main CEOs and government officials from China and around the world on the model of the World Economic Forum and she also launched the Annual Conference “Women Leaders in Ecology and Development” in china.
With 20 years of experiences, Pauline Houl built an extensive knowledge in corporate finance, private equity, trust and private wealth structuring, growth management, Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) and SAS70 Anti money laundering act within multinationals and financial institutions. She has a strong expertise both on Western and Asian market especially Chinese market, where she successfully established partnership with the Chinese government since 8 years. That includes Western and Chinese Regulatory, Government Relations and business environment. Her experience covers a wide variety of industries.
From 2007-2013, Pauline Houl worked within Fortis Intertrust Group, first as CFO in Switzerland and then CEO in Mainland China. Prior to 2007, she held Senior Executive Management positions within American & European multinationals.
She is graduated from IMD and holds a French Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
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