A global digital thought-leader, Nicolas Chu has extensive experience in managing online businesses, from start-ups to large corporates in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific.
He is the CEO and founder of Sinorbis, an international group that has revolutionised the way western organisations do digital marketing in China. He is an active investor (seed and early stage deals) and serves as a board director of several companies and organisations.
Prior to founding Sinorbis, Nicolas was the global President of HotelClub and Ebookers, two leading global online companies operating in more than 30 markets with an annual turnover of US$2.5 billion. HotelClub and Ebookers were part of Orbitz Worldwide, which was acquired in 2015 by Expedia Inc. for US1.6bn.
Nicolas also spent eight years at Expedia, holding executive positions in Europe and Asia Pacific. For several years, he led the APAC retail and product strategy for the group and then was the Managing Director of Expedia Australia and New Zealand. Under his leadership, the company became the leading online travel agency in the region.
Nicolas is a frequent keynote speaker at global conferences, is the author of the book “How to Succeed in an online Project” (6th Edition), and for seven years was an adjunct professor at the Diderot University of Paris.
Gavin Stewart - Marketing Director, Ashton Media
Gavin Stewart is the Marketing Director and co-founder of Ashton Media, leaders in the creation, production and marketing of highly targeted, invitation-only, executive conferences. Gavin is an expert B2B marketer with over 13 years experience delivering event audiences. Specialties include: audience development, marketing strategy, email marketing, DM, SEO, SEM, analytics, social media, creative and sales.