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WiT Japan & North Asia 2019

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Last year, WiT Japan & North Asia built the road to "Better Travel" and encouraged you to embrace five values – Creativity, Diversity, Openness, Respect, and Love. This year, we invite you to join us on the next stage of our journey to Better Travel by stepping "Through the Looking Glass".

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About WiT Japan & North Asia 2019
In its eighth year, WiT Japan & North Asia will unravel patterns underlying Japan and North Asia's explosive growth in travel, piece together what's happening in individual markets, and glean lessons from other verticals and industries beyond travel that are evolving from disruptive technologies too.

At WiT Japan & North Asia 2019, we will take another step "Through the Looking Glass" to uncover inspirational and new ideas in travel from across the world and in APAC. We will also look beyond the borders of travel, to take lessons and to see things in a different light.


About WiT
WiT is Asia's leading digital travel media and events platform with content focused around how technology is changing travel and behaviour in the world's fastest growing market. Its signature conference in Singapore, launched in 2005, attracts more than 500 travel industry professionals from around the world.

WiT is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northstar Travel Group, the leading B2B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, business and sports, meetings, incentives and travel technology.

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Why attend

Change is coming at us from so many different directions. Emerging markets, new customers, new behaviours. New tech – AI, machine learning, blockchain – are promising to transform every industry. Fintech is targeting consumers at the point where it matters most – their pockets. On-demand services are changing our expectations in how we consume, live, work and play.

Marketplaces do retail better – compare buying on Amazon versus an airline website. Facebook and Google are streaks ahead in AI and machine learning. Spotify has taken personalisation to a new level, it even discovers new music for you. Netflix knows what you should be watching before you do.

It is clear no industry can afford to operate in silos anymore. Lines have blurred, walls have come down. It is vital we look past our industry to explore and discover other verticals – whether in tech, media, retail, banking – and take lessons from their experiences.

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Our theme

When Alice stepped "Through the Looking Glass", she did it boldly. She asked questions of everyone she met, she had a playful spirit, she accepted everyone as they were, with all their quirks and eccentricities. Yet, she never lost sight of her identity and who she was.

Curiosity, Courage, Experimentation, Acceptance and Character. These are the values we should hold on to when we set off on any journey to a new destination.

This year, we encourage you to embrace these five values as we take the journey "Through the Looking Glass" together. Let's explore what is out there that we can learn from, see things in a different light, so that together we can uncover a world of possibilities on the other side.

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The Westin, Tokyo
1 Chome-4-1 Mita, Meguro-ku, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8580, Japan


The Westin Tokyo welcomes you to the heart of the most metropolitan city in Japan. Located in the quiet upscale area of Yebisu, The Westin Tokyo is perfectly situated for both business and leisure travelers. With a standout location, 5-star amenities and services, the hotel proudly stands in the ranks of some of the best hotels in Tokyo. Just minutes away JR Ebisu Station, corporate offices, shopping, and entertainment options in Tokyo, the hotel holds one of the best locations in the city, making for a simple decision for those considering where to stay in Tokyo.
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REGISTRATION

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Early Bird Rate
till Feb 28

Regular Rate
Mar 1 – May 31

Last Min Rate
from Jun 1

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Full
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¥ 89,000

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Group Rate
(4-7 persons)

¥ 82,000

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(8 persons & more)

¥ 72,000

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¥ 9,900

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¥ 112,100

Mar 1 - May 31

Group Rate
(4-7 persons)

¥ 92,000

Mar 1 - May 31

Table Rate
(8 persons & more)

¥ 87,000

Mar 1 - May 31

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¥ 9,900

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¥ 150,000

From Jun 1

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¥ 103,000

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¥ 99,000

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¥ 9,900

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STARTUP PITCH

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The search is on again this year at WIT Japan & North Asia 2019 to find the best entrepreneurial ideas.

If your business is 0 – 5 years old, related to travel and tourism, and breaks new grounds and boundaries in travel technology, we are looking for you! The WIT Japan & North Asia Startup Pitch 2019 is an opportunity to be coached by industry veterans and to highlight your business at a WiT conference to the right crowd.

Up to 10 semi-finalists will be chosen and coached to present at the Bootcamp on July 4. Just 3 finalists will be selected for the Grand Final Pitch, taking place during the Main Stage on July 5.

Your description be structured to include these points

About your business
– Your business, core products and services in one paragraph
– Competitive landscape
– What problem are you trying to solve?
– What is the market opportunity?
– Introduction of team members
– One unique selling proposition

Basic Info
– Name of company
– Name of service
– URL
– Company address
– Founding date
– Company contact

We will select finalists based on the creativity of your submissions and soundness of your business idea.

The WiT Japan & North Asia 2019 Startup Pitch will be open for entries March 1.

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WIT HALL OF FAME

Congratulations to our eight inductess who have all dare, dreamt and done

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