ITB China: Startup have a day in the sun

SHANGHAI, 2 May 2017: The ITB China Startup Awards scheduled for the inaugural trade show will recognise companies that have turned dreams and ideas into viable business solutions.

Short-listed innovators from startup companies that have launched their products within the last three years will demonstrate their innovative solutions to a  jury comprising experienced industry professionals.

Given just eight minutes to make their pitch, the innovators have to explain how their product will impact on the future of the travel industry. The presentations will take place 11 May from 1520 to 1650 in the conference centre.

Afterwards the jury will determine the winner of the first ITB China Startup Award during a ceremony. Winning the award includes a nine sqm basic shell scheme booth worth more than USD4,000 at ITB China 2018 to showcase their product.

The jury consists of the following: Philipp Wolf, Phocuswright (Patronage), Gang Chen, group senior vice President, Ctrip, Jay You, Yuantai Investment Partners Evergreen Fund Partner and Le Yu, managing director, Ping An Ventures.

They have selected the following six nominees for the Startup Award 2017:

MySmark: A customer experience platform that provides research and digital marketing tools for online travel and commerce.

Go with Tommy: A handy audio guide mobile App tailored for Chinese overseas travellers, ranked top three in the travel translation category on Apple App Store.

Golf Voyager: A revolution in the way that people book their golf vacations. The client can book all facets of their golf package at best price in real time with instant confirmation.

Moti Travel: A one-stop service provider of industrial tour in China, develops platforms to enable new forms of interactions between manufacturers and consumers.

NuanYou: An App that resolve the main pain points for Chinese tourists going abroad like “cannot read, cannot understand, cannot find” based on technology innovation.

TripCreator: An award-winning trip planning solution, which serves as a white label solution for travel agencies, OTA’s and airlines.

ITB China will be held from 10 to 12 May 2017 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Conference Centre.