WITnext Summer Camp 2012

Hello everyone!

I have attended the WITnext Summer Camp organised by WebInTravel.com. This was a two day conference and they called this a summercamp for the NEXT Generation which is US. Like us young people who aspire to be in the travel industry or want to know more about the industry. This was a really interesting one and I learned a lot.

I missed out on the first day and I only attended the networking dinner. The program was really good and I missed out a lot because of school in the morning till late etc. I went down to SMU right after class today and it was really fulfilling and I learned a lot from the industry leaders from the boot-camps like – “how to become a hospitality manager”, “revenue management”, “entrepreneurship” etc. My favourite sessions were those towards the end in the auditorium as follows:

CONFERENCE BEGINS – Mochtar Riady Auditorium, Level 5

15.40-16.00   Life’s Fun, So’s Work If You Get It Right – Stephan Ekbergh, CEO, Travelstart, South Africa

16.00-16.40   The Travel World’s Your Oyster – The Different Paths You Can Take

We know it’s a diverse industry. This is an industry that is as wide as it is deep, and in fact, travel and tourism is said to be a “good” industry because it offers opportunities for people from all walks of life and all strata of societies. From the bus drivers to the shop-keepers to the boat owners all of whom benefit from tourism. This panel will give you a glimpse of the kind of jobs availabie and the paths you can take.

Aaron Hung, Director of Partnerships, Asia Pacific, TripAdvisor
Ali Yilmaz, Head of Travel, Google South-east Asia
Philip Schaetz, Senior Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Kosmopolito Hotels International, Hong Kong
Charles Yap, Vice President, Communications, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific
Yeoh Siew Hoon, Editor & Founder, Web In Travel

16.40-17.10   What We Want

Human Resource Directors from the leading travel companies talk about the challenges they face, the job opportunities available and their requirements.

Helen Sim Hui Hiah, Head of Human Resources, Abacus International
Candice Lim, Director of Human Resources & Training, Ramada & Days Hotel, Singapore
Dan Lynn, CEO, AirAsia Expedia
Rosmalia Hardman, Director of Sales & Marketing & Executive Committee Member, W-Singapore Sentosa Cove

Moderator: Yeoh Siew Hoon, Editor & Founder, Web In Travel

17.10-17.30   The Dream Job Pitch: Grand Final

(from Program)

Really interesting stuffs and I took notes (whereby if you want I can share it with you personally) — as there are quite a fair bit to state it down here.

I was awarded the Most Social as I posted quite a number of photos of the conference on Facebook.

the awardees and myself!

These were the photos I posted:

and I really learned a lot from them.

and I won this!

Yes, Charlotte attended with me:

I loved the sandwich and the coffee that was being sponsored. It was an awesome Summer Camp and I learned a lot and I hope that there will be one in the near future! 🙂


WITnext Summer Camp 2012

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