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08.00 – 09.00 Early bites
Come bright and early to meet your new friends and renew friendships with re-TERN-nees. That one encounter could change your work life.

09.00 – 09.10 Take Off
Tern’s fourth edition kicks off bright and early with an opening that looks into why travel is the best place to build your career.
Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder, WiT & Tern
Marissa Trew, Co-founder, Tern

09.10 – 09.40 Welcome to Planet Travel: Unravelling Secrets of the Travel Universe
A rapid-fire introduction into what makes Planet Travel go round. We make our speakers go through the paces as they take us into the different solar systems that make up the travel universe.
Food Glorious Food: The World of Dining – Louise Daley, Deputy CEO, Accor APAC
Changing Jobs in Hospitality – Lucas Peng, CEO, Peak Hospitality Solutions
Tours & Activities: The Stuff We Travel For – Beatriz Ruiperez Fresno, VP Operations, BeMyGuest

09.40 – 10.05 Welcome to Planet Travel: Unravelling Secrets of the Travel Universe Part Two
Tune into the second part of our rapid-fire introduction into Planet Travel. 
Finding your Groove in Online Travel –  Isabella Crocker, Senior Manager, Global Early Talent – Asia Pacific, Expedia Group
The Swanky World of Luxury Travel – Graham Hills, Head of Asia, Luxury Escapes
Corporate Travel & Why It Means Business – Bertrand Saillet, Managing Director, FCM Travel Solutions Asia
How Digital Is Changing Aviation – Gerry Oh, Founder, TRN Connect

10.05 – 10.25 A Bird’s Eye View: Words of Wisdom from Those on Top of the Perch
We learn from leaders who’ve made it to the top and find out how they navigated their career. What does it take to have longevity in your career and how do you stay on top of the perch?
Jennifer Cronin, President, Wharf Hotels, Hong Kong
Greg Schulze, Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy & Services, Expedia Group
Moderator: 
Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder, WiT & Tern

10.25 – 10.40 Love & Money: How to do Both and Be Happy
They started with a business model in mind to make money but found that even if it included elements of what they loved, they were miserable. It was only when they decided to pivot pursue love that they found happiness, and money. This is the story of “Love & Money: How To Do Both”.
Jason Chan & Christian Lee, Co-founders, BananaMana Films (Producers, Jimami Tofu) 

10.40 – 11.00 Building Leaders for Tomorrow: What Does it Take to Build Your Career in the Digital and Machine Age?
Are leaders born or are they made? It’s a question that is often asked. Michael Vaz’ job is to train leaders for tomorrow. It’s a field he’s been working in for nearly two decades. What are the skills that will be needed in a new and changing workplace? And how do you remain relevant in a fast-changing world and continue adding value to your organization or your own business?
Michael Vaz, Vice President, Learning & Development, Accor Asia Pacific

11.00 – 11.30 Break
Win a mentor and check out our Job Board and find the opportunities that match you.

11.30 – 11.45 Building Talent In Startups
All the money in the world will not matter if you don’t build the right team.
Ollie Wood, Head of Talent, Golden Gate Ventures

11.45 – 12.15 Here is What Happens When You Stick it Out in Travel (Part One)
Real life stories from those who joined travel and how they navigated their way.
Syaz Haniff, Business Development & Sales Director APAC, Travelsify
Melissa Lin, Business Analyst, Expedia Group
Ravish Doctor, Head of Growth, Luxury Escapes Asia
Roy Liang, General Manager, Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore
Moderator: Marissa Trew, Co-founder, Tern

12.15 – 12.45 Here is What Happens When You Stick it Out in Travel (Part Two)
Real life stories from those who joined travel and how they navigated their way.
Mar Pages, Blogger/Creator, Once in a Lifetime Journey
Charles Yap, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, ONYX Hospitality
Michelle Low, Vice President, Sales & Revenue, Oakwood Asia Pacific
Peisi Chen, Regional Director of Sales, IDeaS 
Sunny Chang, Strategy & Planning, Tidesquare
Moderator: 
Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder, WiT & Tern 

12.45 – 13.00 Real-world Learning
Non-book skills that determine your job success — let’s discuss the things most learn the hard way.
Luke Clark, Senior Content Manager APAC, Page Group

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Building Businesses for a Sustainable Future
Meet the entrepreneurs creating a future world we are proud to live in.
Part One: Coffee chat with Calvin Soh, Founder, One Kind House
Part Two:
Mei Yi Yeap, Founder & Organiser, PechaKucha Petaling Jaya
Rayner Loi, CEO & Co-founder, Good for Food
Emmanuel Crouy, CEO & Co-founder, GrabJobs 
Moderator: Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder, WiT & Co-founder, Tern

14.30 – 14.40 Tern Table Coaches Pitch
It’s time to meet the coaches and find out what they’ll be talking about over the next 90 minutes. Remember: you get to pick two topics to tune into.  

Navigate your career in the world of hospitality – Louise Daley & Rhonda Hare, AccorHotels APAC
How to get paid to travel the world and stay in the best hotels – Tom McMenemie, Partnerships and Contracting Manager, Luxury Escapes
Build the perfect CV and land your dream job – Ollie Wood, Head of Talent, Golden Gate Ventures
Marketing & Communications 101 – Charles Yap, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, ONYX Hospitality
Build your career in the startup world – Beatriz Ruiperez-Fresno, VP Operations, BeMyGuest
The future of work and owning your place in it – Luke Clark, Senior Content Manager APAC, PageGroup
Transitioning from school to the workplace: Building the right skillset – Lucas Peng, Peak Hospitality Solutions & Brian Tan, Republic Polytechnic

14.40 – 15.25 Tern Tables Round One
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 45-minute session. This is your chance to ask the questions you’ve always wanted.

15.25 – 16.10 Tern Tables Round Two

16.10 – 16.40 Break
Win a mentor and check out our Job Board and find the opportunities that match you.

16.50 – 17.00 Group Presentations Facilitated by Coaches
Best team wins a prize.

17.00  Happy Landings & Announcing the Winners

*Programme subject to change.

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