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Cinnamon Travel Bloggers' Conference & Awards
30 October 2018 | Colombo, Sri Lanka


Liz Ward
Managing Director, Digital Coaching International and CEO, Tourism Tribe

Topic - Creative Excellence in a Technology Driven Market

Bio – Liz is a committed advocate for innovation in marketing and distribution and recognised expert in strategy with more than 20 years experience specializing in travel and tourism. Over her successful career Liz has created and implemented strategies that have played a pivotal role in establishing travel destinations and tourism businesses in the contemporary market place.

Sonali Chatterjee
Sales Director, India and South Asia for CNN International

Sonali Chatterjee is Sales Director, India and South Asia for CNN International.

Based in New Delhi, Chatterjee has led CNN International’s fast growing advertising business in the region for the past 10 years. She is responsible for managing and offering strategic advice to the increasing number of companies targeting the global consumer, through CNN’s multi-platform offers.

Karla Cripps
Senior Digital Producer for CNN Travel’s Asia-Pacific

Karla Cripps is a Senior Digital Producer who oversees CNN Travel’s Asia-Pacific coverage. Based in Bangkok for more than 15 years, she spearheads production of travel news, features and planning for the region, while also writing and editing content.Cripps works closely with CNN Travel’s teams in New York, Atlanta and London and produces content that covers a wide range of topics, from aviation news and travel trends to culture and cuisine. Cripps joined CNN in 2009 and became editor and writer for CNN Travel in 2012.

Giuliana Riitano
Industry Manager, eCommerce & Classifieds, Google

Topic - The Evolution of the Connected Customer

Giuliana Riitano has joined almost 2 year ago the Google frontier team (Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) as a Industry Lead for e-Commerce and Classifieds. Her mission at Google is to help online advertisers establish themselves in this nascent market as well as help the ecosystem growth and mature.

Abhay Khanna
Regional Manager, Expedia Group

Topic - How to leverage user generation content to fuel the travel booking cycle

Over 10 Years in the Hospitality Business with expertise in Online content distribution, Revenue Management, and Online Strategic planning. Has been with Expedia for 6 Years and has managed businesses in South India, Maldives, and now managing the business for Expedia in Sri Lanka

Zan Wu

Topic - Future of Travel - the China rise and Blockchain Technology

Founder and CEO of Zanadu, the industry leading and multi-awards winning premium travel OTA and Travel Media Company in China.

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