MIST – Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism

06 Jun 2017
9:00 - 17:00
Luang Prabang View Hotel

MIST – Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism

The climax of the Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) initiative will take place all day as shortlisted finalists pitch their business plans to a panel of venture capitalists and industry experts.

australian-aid-identifier-colour-webMore information on MIST, please visit MIST.asia and MekongTourism.org

8:30-9:00 – Registration & Coffee

9:00-9:30 – Welcome Remarks
Speakers: Dominic Mellor, ADB; Jens Thraenhart, MTCO

9:30-10:00 – Opening Remarks
Speakers: Government of Lao PDR (TBD) & Australian Government (TBD)

10:00-10:20 – Keynote: trends on travel start-ups globally
Speaker: TBD

ADB@50 LOGO FA.indd10:20-10:40 – Networking Break

10:40-12:30 – Startup Pitching and Judging Q&A

12:30-14:00 – Networking Lunch

14:00-14:20 – Keynote: what I learned in building travel startup the in Asia
Speaker: Clement Wong, Founder of Be My Guest

MBI Logo14:20-15:15 – Market Access Pitching and Judging Q&A

15:15-15:40 – Networking Break

15:40-16:10 – Executive Roundtable of the MIST Judges: Success factors for travel startups in the GMS
Moderator: Sieng Van Tran, The Egg Group
mtcoPanelists: TBD

16:10-16:30 – ‎The MIST Competition: What we have seen and what we have learned
Speaker: Dominic Mellor, ADB and Jens Thraenhart, MTCO

Venue: Luang Prabang View Hotel

The Luang Prabang View Hotel truly lives up to its name, boasting a commanding view of the heritage town. The hotel’s construction began in 2007; a multi-million dollars project that took three years to complete. When the Luang Prabang View Hotel opened its doors, it was presented as a gift to the Heritage City. It has been the recipient of numerous awards for both its architecture and design and has been the venue for important events. Website: www.luangprabangview.com