By Monica Li General Manager, Greater China | ClassPass
We will delve into the factors driving the change in the perception of fitness, moving it from a necessary and unglamorous part of life to an indicator of lifestyle. The panel will address how fitness companies are adjusting their strategies to build a lifestyle brand around their product, and what opportunities still remain to be captured in the fitness space.
We engage with payments more than any other function of mobile financial management solutions. This panel will address some of the trends around cashless payment systems in the region, their adoption and implications for economies, as well as the type of support provided by government bodies.
Exploring the impact of Proptech in real estate. Is it just a buzzword or is it actually improving the industry? How are major players responding to the disruption and transformation that is coming about due to these innovations? What are the trends that are arising and how will they shape the industry going forward?
11:30 - 12:00
What Goes Around, Comes Around: The Future Of Transportation
With transportation getting easier and more efficient, we are seeing changing attitudes on taking public transport, owning gas-guzzling cars, and sacrificing exclusivity for the sharing economy. This panel addresses what some of the challenges presented by this changing paradigm are, as well as the upcoming opportunities and how companies plan to capitalize on them.
13:00 - 13:30
Exclusivity for Everyone: Making Luxury Affordable
The luxury fashion industry has been not only wasteful but inaccessible to all but the top 1%. We look at how and why that is changing now, as well as how traditional luxury brands perceive the rise of affordable luxury and what they are doing to remain competitive.
Beauty & Luxury
13:30 - 14:00
David Vs Goliath: Homegrown Solutions to Retail Problems
By Robert Hao Co-founder for HYPE, GM for GOAT China, Ben Wong Assistant General Manager of Eureka Nova, a New World Group Member, Stefano Passarello Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Investor
With retail stores paying more attention to online shoppers and mass events like Black Friday and Singles' Day, what are some trends we're seeing in how people shop online? How is tech being used to create more frictionless shopping experiences in physical stores and what is the perspective of big retailers towards homegrown e-commerce solutions like Tokopedia and Carousell?
14:00 - 14:30
Are Millennials Killing the Travel Industry?
Far from the days of Lonely Planet or guided tours as the only ways to explore a new country, it's now possible to find a place to stay and create an itinerary without ever seeing another person. Not only that, but apps like Sweet Escape help vacationers tick the Instagram box, by allowing holiday-goers to hire photographers to take professional snaps of them throughout their trip. How is this changing tourism and travel and how is the industry catering to these demands?
A discussion into the changes over the years that have made professional gaming a viable career. Why sponsorship in sports is such a hot space and what form it takes and the results of this inflow of attention and money into sponsorship campaigns in the category.
15:30 - 16:00
Fireside Chat: Are Dating Apps Making Everyone Undateable?
With the ability to switch partners or find someone new with just a swipe, how have dating apps affected how we approach dating and whether we stay in relationships, and how are online dating platforms in Asia adapting to different dating mindsets in the region?