HSMAI Asia Pacific Hosts Asia Connect In Hong Kong And Thailand
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association is hosting two ASIA CONNECT conferences, one in Hong Kong on the 26th of November and the other, an inaugural event in Thailand on the 30th of November. Both conferences explore the impact of new media on sales and marketing for the hospitality industry.
“Along with the impact of new media, we also intend to look at what skills are required in this new age of marketing and sales, and we will present our findings from a Thought Leaders Online Research and Forum that we are hosting the day before ASIA CONNECT, which looks at the impacts of the current global economic crisis on Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management over the next 5 years”, said Ms Carmen Lam, Chapter Lead for the HSMAI Hong Kong/Macau chapter. Ms Lam is the Managing Director of Micros Fidelo Hong Kong Ltd.
The Hong Kong event also features Mike Walsh, the author and futurist, and CEO of innovation research agency, Tomorrow and a leading authority and keynote speaker on the digital future. Walsh has just published a new book, Futuretainment, which is a visual book on how media and entertainment are being transformed through consumer innovation.
Held at the Mövenpick Karon Resort, Phuket, the inaugural Thai event is a one day conference with an optional workshop on the second day. It features the infamous travel journalist, Yeoh Siew Hoon, who will impart the “Lessons learned” from the recent Web in Travel event, held alongside ITB Asia.
The Thai ASIA CONNECT also explores themes of Social Media, taking a quantitative look at social media. A special session on sales will address the matter of Selling in a Buyers’ Market and Optimizing Revenues, along with matters of Rate Parity and Best Available Rate Guarantee.
“We are very proud to be hosting the first ASIA CONNECT forum in Phuket,” said Craig Fong, a founding HSMAI Asia Pacific member and Chapter Lead for the drive to start a chapter for the organisation in Thailand. “We have received a tremendous amount of support for the event from local travel organisations, and we hope that the hotels in Thailand will embrace this opportunity to network and learn.” Mr Fong is the Director of Sales & Marketing for the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach, Phuket.
For more information about these events, please contact HSMAI Asia Pacific.
Illka Gobius for HSMAI Asia
Phone: +65 6728 3820
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