Delegates attending next month’s Skal Asian Area Congress in Singapore will hear about the latest initiatives from the island state’s Tourist Board on the use of technology to help international visitors.
Keynote speaker Mr Quek Choon Yang, Chief Technology Officer at the Singapore Tourism Board, will explain how the STB is applying technology in various forms to ensure a seamless visitor experience for all tourists. Mr Quek will also explain how new business models in aviation, accommodation and ground transport such as Uber, Airbnb and Grab are both disrupting and revolutionising the overall travel experience.
Quek Choon Yang joined the Singapore Tourism Board in September 2015 as its Chief Technology Officer to lead the Technology Transformation Office. He is responsible for spearheading and implementing technology initiatives within the Board, providing counsel and direction in all technology-related issues, as well as creating a culture of technological dexterity
Women in Travel
Singapore-based TV journalist Anita Kapoor will present a keynote address on ‘Women in Travel’. Miss Kapoor was born in Mumbai and raised in Singapore – her home since 1978. She has presented shows on a number of regional TV networks including Channel NewsAsia as the host of the popular Treasure Hunt series.
Leading travel industry figures joining the Congress panel discussions include Pierre-Charles Grob, Managing Director Asia – Fastbooking; Alan Liu, Regional Lead – Business Development and Partnerships at Grab, and Selina Chavry, Global Managing Director – Pacific World.
The 45th Skal Asian Area Congress takes place at One Farrer hotel, Singapore from 14 – 17 July with delegates attending from Skal clubs across the Asia Pacific region. The Congress opens on Friday 15 July with the traditional flag parade and an opening address from Michelle Sandhu, President of Skal Singapore.
The Skal Asian Area AGM is being held on Saturday 16 July, followed by luncheon sponsored by Skal Bahrain as the host club for the 46th Congress in 2017. The programme concludes with a Gala Dinner and the presentation of Skal Asian Area Awards.
Skal Singapore has negotiated preferential air fares for delegates on Scoot using a dedicated promotional code.