PROGRAMME

October 29, 2020

WiT Seoul Innovation Stage is held physically at Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Namdaemun, Hanyang Hall with selected startups and mentors. Delegates can attend the event virtually from 5pm KST (GMT+9).
WiT Seoul Innovation Stage
Travel Zero.O: Reboot
14:00 - 14:25
Checking in

Check in at the Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Namdaemun, Hanyang Hall for Seoul delegates.

14:25 - 14:30
WiT Seoul Innovation Stage Opening: Min Yoon, CEO, Tidesquare
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Min Yoon
Co-founder, WiT Seoul/
CEO, Tidesquare
14:30 - 14:45
Opening Speech
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Deoksoo Ahn
Executive Director, Tourism Companies Support Department, Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO)
14:45 - 15:00
Speech
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Sookwon Kim
CEO & Founder
Tripstore
15:00 - 15:30
Group Mentoring Round 1
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Donggun Lee
CEO & Co-founder
MyRealTrip
Group Mentoring Round 1 image
Jong Yoon Kim
CEO, Online Business & Corporate Strategy
Yanolja
Group Mentoring Round 1 image
Min Yoon
Co-founder, WiT Seoul/
CEO, Tidesquare
Group Mentoring Round 1 image
Chester Roh
CSO & Co-founder
Reality Reflection
Group Mentoring Round 1 image
Willy Cho
CEO
Megazone Cloud
15:30 - 16:00
Group Mentoring Round 2
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Donggun Lee
CEO & Co-founder
MyRealTrip
Group Mentoring Round 2 image
Jong Yoon Kim
CEO, Online Business & Corporate Strategy
Yanolja
Group Mentoring Round 2 image
Min Yoon
Co-founder, WiT Seoul/
CEO, Tidesquare
Group Mentoring Round 2 image
Chester Roh
CSO & Co-founder
Reality Reflection
Group Mentoring Round 2 image
Willy Cho
CEO
Megazone Cloud
16:00 - 16:40
Coffee Break
16:40 - 17:00
Showcase: Introducing The Catalonia Experience
17:00 - 17:10
Opening: Report From WiT Seoul Innovation Stage

We catch up on the latest developments in the Seoul startup scene as we present a report from the WiT Seoul Innovation Stage held locally, earlier in the afternoon.

Opening: Report From WiT Seoul Innovation Stage image
Min Yoon
Co-founder, WiT Seoul/
CEO, Tidesquare
Opening: Report From WiT Seoul Innovation Stage image
Yeoh Siew Hoon
Founder
WiT
17:10 - 17:20
Reboot: What Travel Recovery Will Look Like for Asia

Partner at McKinsey & Company’s Shenzen office, Steve Saxon has been watching travel in Asia since 2005 since his transfer from London to the region. He’s recently published articles on China’s travel recovery after COVID-19, and on the future of airlines. In this session, he offers his view on what travel recovery will look like for the region.

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Steve Saxon
Expert Partner
McKinsey & Company
17:20 - 17:50
Reboot: Online Travel in Asia

The online travel industry in Asia has had to pick itself up from practically zero this year. How have the various travel players responded and rebooted their thinking as well as product? We get an overview of the trends and themes rebooting the industry in 2020, and beyond.

 

Moderator:

 

Yeoh Siew Hoon
Founder
WiT

 

 

Panel:
Reboot: Online Travel in Asia image
Ang Choo Pin
Senior Director, Government & Corporate Affairs, & Managing Director Asia
Expedia Group
Reboot: Online Travel in Asia image
Louise Daley
Deputy CEO Asia Pacific
Accor
Reboot: Online Travel in Asia image
Timothy Hughes
Vice President Corporate Development
Agoda
17:50 - 18:00
WiT Seoul Startup Of The Year 2020 Showcase

Spotlight on the winner, which was crowned during WiT Experience Week, Sept 28-Oct 1

WiT Seoul Startup Of The Year 2020 Showcase image
Seungho Jeong
CEO & Co-founder
The Capsule
18:00 - 18:20
Coffee Chat: Kee-Hong Woo, President, Korean Air

At a time when all airlines are taking a battering, Korean Air seems to be the only airline making a profit. It turned in a profit in the second quarter and looks set to continue the streak into the third quarter on the back of robust cargo demand a favorable foreign exchange impact. We catch up with South Korea’s biggest airline, which  and find out how it is faring in a world gone flat for aviation and how it has had to rethink its strategy for 2020 and beyond.

 

Interviewer:

 

Yeoh Siew Hoon
Founder
WiT

 

Coffee Chat: Kee-Hong Woo, President, Korean Air image
Kee-Hong Woo
President
Korean Air
18:20 - 18:50
Seoul Searching: Trends & Themes Influencing Online Travel

Call it the biggest pivot in the history of Korea’s tourism industry but every travel player has had to switch focus to the domestic market. We examine how this big pivot will stand South Korea in good stead as it prepares for the revival of its outbound travel market, once the second largest in Asia.

 

Moderator:

 

Yeoh Siew Hoon
Founder
WiT

 

 

Panel:

 

Seoul Searching: Trends & Themes Influencing Online Travel image
Donggun Lee
CEO & Co-founder
MyRealTrip
Seoul Searching: Trends & Themes Influencing Online Travel image
James Lee
General Manager, South Korea
Klook
Seoul Searching: Trends & Themes Influencing Online Travel image
Jun Shin
Chief Strategy Officer
Tidesquare
18:50 - 19:00
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*All times are shown in KST (GMT+9). Programme correct at time of publication. Subject to change.