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eTravel Start-Up Day

eTravel World

March 8, 2019

10:30 - 17:00

Hall 6.1, eTravel Stage

The eTravel Start-Up Day is not only the stage for Start-Ups from all over the world but broaden the scope also on the future of the travel industry. Profound insights into the Asian Silicon Valley provides the Chinese Start-Up panel. In assembled events about Aviation & Mobility, Hospitality as well as Travel & Booking software, more than two dozen start-ups will present themselves under the critical view of the experts.

The detailed program will be available soon.


China is the largest source market for global travel and tourism industry, and technological innovations are redefining the way travel products are distributed and purchased. How can international travel brands make the most of the latest technologies and digital ecosystems in order to grow their businesses and better serve Chinese travellers?

Moderated by:
Joseph Wang, Chief Commercial Officer, TravelDaily China

Panel guests:
Margaret Feng, Head of Oasis Lab, Ctrip
Jay You, Partner, Yuantai Investment Partners Evergreen Fund

Five companies – carefully selected by Phocuswright’s experienced team of innovation analysts – have just six minutes each to demonstrate their travel innovation in front of the live audience. The Dragons - a panel of executives with keen insight and expertise - provide feedback to each innovator and determine the winning company. Just one demonstrator will be crowned "the most innovative" and win a ticket to attend Phocuswright Europe (15 – 16 May in Amsterdam) along with the premier European Online Travel Overview research report.

Moderated by:
Florence Kaci, Director of Sales, EMEA and European Market Specialist, Phocuswright

Moderated by:
Lukas C. C. Hempel, Founder & Managing Director, bookingkit

Moderated by:
Anke Hsu, Customer Experience, InteRES GmbH

Moderated by:
Daniel Zelling, Founder, Hospitality Industry Club, Managing Director, opensmjle

Moderated by:
Michael Wurst, CEO & Founder, Trevado GmbH / Mister Trip

Moderated by:
Daniela Putz, Industry Manager Travel, Google