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Aaron Hung

Senior Director of Partnerships, Asia Pacific TripAdvisor

Aaron is very good at getting hired for jobs he’s never done before.

Quite early on in his career, Aaron was offered the opportunity to head the Singapore Tourism Board in the UK, Singapore’s most important European travel market. Having never worked in the travel industry nor a native of Singapore, his naivety encouraged him to test unconventional strategies to position and market the destination. Within two years, Singapore’s image in the UK changed from boring and overpriced to hip and inspirational, and became the fastest growing Asian destination.

Returning to Singapore, Aaron became increasingly frustrated with marketing’s limitations, but fascinated by how design could better create engaging experiences. He first landed a role at Singapore’s new Design Council to connect and profile the Country’s profession to the international design community. And subsequently joined DesignWorksUSA’s Singapore team, to work with some of the world’s best designers. Helping internal and external clients create distinctive, engaging and premium product experiences, to confidently and credibly articulate their brands through projects including first class airline cabins, road bikes, headphones and of course luxury cars.

By now the immense gap in Aaron’s digital skills was a growing hindrance to every facet of life from travel to grocery shopping. So Aaron jumped at the chance to join TripAdvisor when their new APAC HQ opened in Singapore, and built the Asia Pacific Partnerships team with superior digital talent. Working with leading companies in the regional travel and digital ecosystems, to help improve their content, user experience, brand credibility and conversion. Since then Aaron and his team has multiplied TripAdvisor’s regional partner network, and catalysed its brand awareness, content and traffic growth in Asia Pacific.

While working in London Aaron also completed an MBA part time. But without the evening studies to cram through and a neglected social life, Aaron suddenly faced a numbing void in the evenings. Venturing into a dark basement Cuban bar by chance, with a hitherto inflexible body, he took his first Salsa class and became hooked to a decade long exploration in Latin American music and dance, met a beautiful lady who became his wife and established international friendships that lasted well past his dancing ability.

Vince Kadlubek

Co-Founder & CEO, Meow Wolf (USA) - named one of the 'Top 5 experiences in the world' by Time Out & investors include George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones author

Robert Hammond

Co-Founder, The High Line, New York (USA)

Rita Arrigo

Chief Digital Advisor, Microsoft

Aaron Hung

Senior Director of Partnerships, Asia Pacific TripAdvisor

Robbie Brammall

Director of Marketing & Communications, Mona

Lisa Havilah

CEO, MAAS (Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences)

Katrina Sedgwick

Director, ACMI

Tara Mckenty

Creative Director – Google APAC

Dan Barasch

Co-Founder, The Lowline, New York (USA) - "the world's first underground park"

Kim McKay AO

Director & CEO, Australian Museum

Stefanie DiGiavincenzo

Global Creative Director, Cotton On & Co-Founder, Rare & a new platform to champion diversity in the Creative industries supported by Google

Bruce Pascoe

Author, Dark Emu

Mark Davy

Founder, Futurecity (UK)

Danielle Harvey

Director, 'A Midnight Visit' & Festival Director, Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Justine Hyde

Director, Experience, State Library Victoria

Sam Turley

Chief Creative Officer, Mindshare

Lucinda Hartley

Co-Founder, Neighbourlytics; 2018 Myer Innovation Fellow; 2018 Westpac Social Change Fellow

Hannah Murphy

Senior Strategist, VICE

Michael Rodrigues

Chair, Night Time Industries Association & MD, Time Out (ANZ)

Emilya Colliver

Founder & Director, Culture Scouts, Art Pharmacy Consulting (AUS). Member of City of Sydney’s Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel, director of inaugural Australian The Other Art Fair

Jochen Schweitzer

Associate Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy & Director, Entrepreneurship, UTS Business School

Dr Natalia Nikolova

Director UTS Advanced MBA, UTS Business School

Vanessa Fuchs

Science Communicator, Host and Producer, Branch Out Podcast, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Tristan Roache-Turner

Producer, Wyrmwood & Guerilla Films

Professor Peter Fray

Professor of the Practice of Journalism, UTS, Co-Director, Centre for Media Transition, former Editor Sydney Morning Herald, Deputy Editor, The Australian

Stephanie Winkler

Digital Strategist, VICE

Daniel Rockett

Head of Communications, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Alex O’Mara

Deputy Secretary Arts, Screen & Culture, Create NSW

Ken Crouch

CEO, Screenworks

Stephen Moore

Principal, Roberts Day - named as one of the top 50 Creatives Shaping Sydney by City of Sydney

Angie Abdilla

CEO, Old Ways, New

Bree Pickering

Director, MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury)

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, & REMIX Summits

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, & REMIX Summits