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.

More information on MIST, please visit MIST.asia and MekongTourism.org

10:00-10:30 – Opening Remarks
Speakers: Dominic Mellor, ADB; Jens Thraenhart, MTCO

10:30-11:00 – Keynote: trends on travel start-ups globally
Speaker: TBD

11:00-11:20 – Keynote: what I learned in building travel startup the in Asia
Speaker: Clement Wong, Founder of Be My Guest

11:20-11:40 – Networking Break

11:40-12:00 – Executive Roundtable of the MIST Judges: Success factors for travel startups in the GMS
Moderator: Sieng Van Tran, The Egg Group
Panelists: TBD

12:00-14:00 – Networking Lunch

14:00-14:30 – ‎The MIST Competition: What we have seen and what we are looking for
Speaker: Dominic Mellor, ADB

14:30-15:30 – Pitches (Cambodia + Laos)

15:30-15:50 – Networking Break

15:50-16:50 – Pitches (Myanmar + Viet Nam)

16:50-17:00 – Closing
Speaker: 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