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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)

Suhair Khan

Program Manager, Google Arts & Culture

Aaron Hung

Senior Director of Partnerships, Asia Pacific TripAdvisor

Robbie Brammall

Director of Marketing & Communications, Mona

Rita Arrigo

Chief Digital Advisor, Microsoft

Dan Barasch

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

Katrina Sedgwick

Director, ACMI

Shakthidharan Sivanathan

Founder, CuriousWorks; Artistic Director, Co-Curious

Michelle Mountford

Associate Director, Deloitte Access Economics & Co-Author, 'Imagine Sydney' report

Bree Pickering

Director, MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury)

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

Alex O’Mara

Deputy Secretary Arts, Screen & Culture, Create NSW

Sam Turley

Chief Creative Officer, Mindshare

Melanie Mahony

Senior Strategist, VICE

Danielle Harvey

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

Tristan Roache-Turner

Producer, Wyrmwood & Guerilla Films

Mark Grentell

Director, Spectre Studios

Angie Abdilla

CEO, Old Ways, New

Lucinda Hartley

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

Mark Pesce

Futurist

Keir Winesmith

Art & Design Professor, UNSW & CTO, Old Ways, New; former Director of Digital Experience, SFMOMA.

Gill Nicol

Director, Audience Engagement, MCA Australia

Sophie Forbat

Senior Curator & Cultural Strategist, Futurecity

Stephen Moore

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

Ken Crouch

CEO, Screenworks

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

Associate Professor Jochen Schweitzer

Director Entrepreneurship, UTS Business School

Suzanne Boccalatte

Art & Design Professor, UNSW & Principal, Boccalatte

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

Joseph Crossley

New Media Artist

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

Chris Ebeling

Creative Lead, UTS Animal Logic Academy

Professor Ross Harley

Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design, UNSW & Chair, Sydney Culture Network

Lizzie Muller

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Art & Design

Wendy Were

Executive Director, Strategic Development and Advocacy, Australia Council for the Arts

Lissa Twomey

Executive Director, Major Performing Arts and Artistic Development, Australia Council for the Arts

Barrie Barton

Strategy and Insights Director, Right Angle Studio; CEO, Paramount Recreation Club and Golden Age

Stephanie Winkler

Research & Insights Lead - APAC, VICE

Alon Ilsar

CEO, Airsticks

Lekki Maze

Founder & Director, Glider Global; Founder & Director, Conversation Dinners Project, Hard Things to Talk About

Robin Phua

Director, Digital Experience & CIO, State Library of NSW

Tim Girling-Butcher

Head of Digital, Sydney Living Museum

Daniel Rockett

Head of Communications, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Emma Cooney

Graduate, UTS Animal Logic Academy

Viveka Weiley

Head of New Things, CHOICE

Anna Burkey

Co-Founder, Foundry658 - new Creative Industries Accelerator by State Library Victoria & Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Simone Chua

Co-Founder, amigo & amigo

Paul Barclay

Presenter, Big Ideas, ABC

George Dunford

Content Director, Artshub

Kristyn Wuebbolt

Founder, Monda

Tim Cochran

Founder & CEO, Qorsi

Carli Leimbach

Fempreneur in Residence, Future Leader Labs UTS

Ann Schoefer

Deputy Director Partnership and Engagement, UTS

Craig Donarski

Director, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Libby Harris

Night Time City Manager, City of Sydney

Kat Dopper

Founder and Director, Heaps Gay

Nina Cueva

Co-Founder & Gallery Director, Courtesy of the Artist

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, REMIX Summits & CultureLabel.com

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits