Tern Travel Careers 2018 Programme

08.00 – 09.00 Early bites 09.00 – 09.10 Take Off 09.10 – 09.30 On The Perch: Jennie Chua, Hospitality Pioneer No one in Singapore has had a more illustrious career in travel and hospitality than Jennie Chua. With a career spanning Singapore Tourism Board and hospitality brands such as Raffles, Westin and Ascott, she’s a global icon in travel and deeply respected around the world. She’s proven too that there’s life beyond hospitality, and she remains active as the Singapore ambassador to Mexico and sits on the boards of companies like Guoco Land and Alexandria Hospital. Active with the Community Chest, she also finds time for good causes. Learn how she’s navigated her career over five decades. 09.30 – 10.00 Open Skies & Fields Of Opportunity What’s the weather outlook for travel careers in Asia? Which are the hot jobs? And how are jobs changing in the digital and increasingly automated world? We hear from those responsible for shaping talent in their organisations as well as those with an eye on driving growth and professional development in their respective sectors. Graeme Ham, Vice President, Talent & Culture, AccorHotels Isabella Crocker, Senior Manager, Global Early Talent, Expedia Group Graham Hills, Chief Commercial Officer, BeMyGuest Ng Yu Lik, Senior Manager, Hospitality Solutions Centre, School of Hospitality, Republic Polytechnic 10.00 – 10.15 Tern’s Got Talent, The Audition: Through The Looking Glass We’re looking for star pitchers who can argue best for these five values that we believe will serve you well in building your dream career – Curiosity, Courage, Acceptance, Experimentation, Character. These are the five values being marked as part of WIT Singapore 2018’s theme of “Through The Looking Glass”. Pick one value to champion in this Audition and make a 30-second pitch to win your spot in the Finals at the end of the day. Our coaches and judges will pick the one they want to champion and coach them for the finals. Attractive prizes to be won. Coaches: Rhonda Dare, Head of Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific, AccorHotels Isabella Crocker, Senior Manager, Global Early Talent, Expedia Group Lucas Peng, CEO, Peak Hospitality Solutions Bruce Hancock, The Koru Leader, Mentis Global Simon Wong, Founder, Triquetra.sg 10.15 – 10.45 Perspectives It is important to get fresh and different perspectives when you’re building your career. We hear from a cast of characters who’ve taken different paths to get to where they are today and the lessons they have learnt. Rhonda Dare, Head of Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific, AccorHotels Matthew Hulen, Regional Director of Marketing, Southeast Asia, Hilton Sulbi Lee, General Manager, M Social 10.45 – 10.55 Using Social To Build Your Profile: The Dos and Don’ts Your social graph is as important as your resume these days in securing that job. Find out the dos and don’ts so that you don’t get caught in a social trap, by someone who’s focused on early talent recruitment and development for one of the world’s largest travel tech companies. Isabella Crocker, Senior Manager, Global Early Talent, Expedia Group 10.55 – 11.25 Break Win a mentor and check out our Job Board and find the opportunities that match you. 11.25 – 11.35 You’re never too young or too old to lead: Leading for life Everyone knows that you can’t make it on your own. People make or break you, and people make you when you know how to lead. Get some practical tips from someone who coaches successful leaders on how you can learn to lead, whatever age or stage of your career you’re at. Whether it’s for a project, or a team, these leadership tips are for life. Bruce Hancock, The Koru Leader, Mentis Global 11.35 – 12.05 You Can Be Anything You Want, You Just Have To Know What You Want Everyone tells you, follow your heart. But what if your heart doesn’t know what it wants. Find out from this cast of individuals who got to where they are today by pursuing different paths and figuring out along the way their heart’s desires, and how now they are executing on their dreams. Jane Goh, The Witty Guid Shen Tan, OwnSelf Make Chef Calvin Soh, Founder, One Kind House Simon Wong, Founder, Triquetra.sg  12.05 – 12.35 Building A Career In Digital Marketing & Communications Technology has changed everything including the way we market and communicate. Learn from those working in these two sectors how they stay relevant and the opportunities in their domain. It is also a career that can take you to new places as our panelists will share. Charles Yap, Director, Communications, Onyx Hospitality Group, Thailand Reene Ho Phang, Brand Story Group, China/Singapore Stewart Hunter, Director – Audience Strategy & Development APAC, Sojern Veronique Augier, Director of Communications & CSR Asia Pacific, AccorHotels Lavinia Rajaram, Regional Head of Communications, Expedia 12.35 – 12.55 On The Perch: Greg Schulze, Senior Vice President, Expedia Group He’s the first and only global head of this $88b travel company to be based in Singapore, a move that’s part of Expedia’s push into becoming a more dominant force in Asia. Responsible for all businesses (except lodging), Schulze has worked with Expedia for the last 12 years. Find out what it’s like to work in a travel tech giant and how he sees the world of travel careers opening up for youths in Asia. 12.55 – 13.00 Open Space 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch 14.00 – 14.40 Tern Tables, Round 1 We break out into coaching circles, with each to be headed by our coaches and mentors. Choose the person/topic you most want to learn from. You can also migrate from circle to circle if you wish to pick up more nuggets of knowledge from other coaches in this 40-minute. This is your chance to ask the questions you’ve always wanted. Coaches: Rhonda Dare, Head of Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific, AccorHotels Graham Hills, Chief Commercial Officer, BeMyGuest Lucas Peng, CEO, Peak Hospitality Solutions, Hong Kong Isabella Crocker, Senior Manager, Global Early Talent, Expedia Group Bruce Hancock, The KORU Leader, Mentis Global Simon Wong, Founder, Triquetra.sg Justin Hall, Principal, Golden Gate Ventures Brian Tan, Senior Manager, Hospitality Solutions Centre, School of Hospitality, Republic Polytechnic 14.40 – 15.30 Tern Tables, Round 2 Coaches: Rhonda Dare, Head of Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific, AccorHotels Graham Hills, Chief Commercial Officer, BeMyGuest Lucas Peng, CEO, Peak Hospitality Solutions, Hong Kong Isabella Crocker, Senior Manager, Global Early Talent, Expedia Group Bruce Hancock, The KORU Leader, Mentis Global Simon Wong, Founder, Triquetra.sg Justin Hall, Principal, Golden Gate Ventures Brian Tan, Senior Manager, Hospitality Solutions Centre, School of Hospitality, Republic Polytechnic 15.30 – 16.00 Break Win a mentor and check out our Job Board and find the opportunities that match you. 16.00 – 16.20 On The Perch: Louise Daley, Deputy CEO, AccorHotels Asia Pacific From a financial background, she’s worked her way up to become the number two head of the fastest-growing and most dynamic hotel group as it acquires, transforms and expands across APAC. Committed to mentoring and nurturing future talent, she talks about her journey as well as shares her perspectives on what it takes to build a dream career. 16.20 – 16.40 Starting Out Can Be Scary But Exhilarating As Well Meet those who have just started out in their careers and are finding their footing. Get insights into what motivates this generation, what loyalty means to them and how they hope to navigate their career. Daniel Sianipar, Distribution Partnership Manager, BeMyGuest, Indonesia Ethel, Product Manager, Peatix Navigation: Marissa Trew, Co-founder, Tern 16.40 – 16.50 So You Want To Be A Startup Star? Building a career in travel can also mean building your own dream. To make sure you take off right, here’s a quick guide by our navigator is on the team from Golden Gate Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing across South-east Asia. Since 2011, the firm has invested in over 30 companies across more than 7 countries in Asia. The firm invests in internet & mobile startups across many sectors, including e-commerce, payments, marketplaces, mobile applications, and SaaS platforms. Justin Hall, Principal, Golden Gate Ventures 16.50 – 17.20 So You Want To Be A Startup Star? Part 2 – Meet Those Who Dare It can sound glamorous, the idea of doing your own startup. But it can be tough going and most will tell you it’s a 10-year commitment. But the rewards can be sweet, if not financially, but in other ways. Hear from those who took the plunge and are still learning as they go along. Winnie Tan, CEO & Co-founder, TripZilla Manraj Rai, CEO & Co-founder, GoEureka Navigator: Justin Hall, Principal, Golden Gate Ventures 17.20 – 17.30 Tern’s Got Talent, The Finals: Through The Looking Glass Five handpicked brave ones go head to head and make their 3-minute pitch around these five values that we believe will serve you well in building your dream career – Curiosity, Courage, Acceptance, Experimentation, Character. These are the five values being marked as part of WIT Singapore 2018’s theme of “Through The Looking Glass”. You pick the top 3 winners. Coaches: Rhonda Dare, Head of Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific, AccorHotels Isabella Crocker, Senior Manager, Global Early Talent, Expedia Group Lucas Peng, CEO, Peak Hospitality Solutions Bruce Hancock, The Koru Leader, Mentis Global Simon Wong, Founder, Triquetra.sg 17.30 Happy Landings *Programme subject to change                  

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