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Wired In Travel teams up with PhoCusWright Inc.
Under the agreement, PhoCusWright will bring its authoritative content and extensive network to WIT 2007 - www.wiredintravel.com - being held in Singapore on November 29-30.
Said Wired Ventures' Yeoh Siew Hoon, organiser of WIT: "We couldn't ask for a better partner than PhoCusWright to take our event, now in its third year, to a higher plane. PhoCusWright conferences have a strong reputation for content and credibility - which is also WIT's ethos - and their research, insights and intelligence are sought-after by travel and tourism companies around the world.
"This is a great partnership for both organizations trying to make a difference in the field on travel distribution and marketing."
Said Ram Badrinathan, senior analyst with PhoCusWright "PhoCusWright is excited to partner with Wired Ventures for the 2007 Wired APAC conference which over the past two years has brought travel stakeholders together to learn and celebrate travel, technology and culture."
WIT 2007 also has a strategic partnership with HSMAI, the world's leading hospitality sales and marketing association, which will also bring the latter's content and network to the table.
Its strong content and creative programming has given WIT a unique flavour among travel conferences and this year's will be no different.
Since announcing its launch with a sterling speaker line-up including Ubercool's trend guru Michael Tchong and Claire Hatton, the newly-appointed head for travel Australia/New Zealand for Google, WIT has confirmed more high-level speakers who will be challenged to paint their vision of "Wired To The Future Consumer".
Other speakers include John Davis, Chairman and CEO of Pegasus Solutions; Don Birch, President and CEO, Abacus International; Tony Davis, CEO, Tiger Airways; Chong Phit Lian, CEO, Jetstar Asia; Henrik Kjellberg, President-Asia Pacific, Expedia; Scott Blume, CEO, Zuji/Travelocity Asia Pacific and James Murray, Executive VP - South and Southeast Asia, Visa International. (See below for full list of confirmed speakers).
Launched in 2005 and endorsed by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), WIT has enjoyed the support of industry leaders and partners. Delegate numbers have reached close to 300 for the last two years.
PhoCusWright provides global marketplace intelligence, offering an array of qualitative and quantitative research through subscription services, individual reports and sponsored assignments. Areas of emphasis include consumer travel planning behavior as well as industry segmentation, sizing, forecasting, trends and analysis. Clients represent all facets of the industry value chain from around the world.
The company is headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with offices in New York City, Duesseldorf and Mumbai.
As at August 7, 2007
*This list is subject to change
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