Hospitality Demo Day

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 18:00:00 GMT ~ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:00:00 GMT
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​XNode presents its first Demo Day that will dive into the topic of Hospitality. Program features a discussion from industry leaders on the latest trends and innovation, followed by  a round of startup pitches. In the audience, you have corporate executives, investors, media, industry insiders and more.

18:00-19:00 Registration & Opening
19:00-19:40 Panel Discussion
19:40-20:20 Pitching
20:20-21:00 Networking

Panel Speakers

Jade Hsiao, Acceleration Manager at XNode (Moderator)

At XNode, Jade works on accelerating innovation programs for corporate clients including Intel, SAP, Michelin and Gucci. Previously, she was the Project Manager at Danone Innovation where she accelerated different food-related innovations in Paris, London & Shanghai. When she is not working on coporate innovation, Jade runs her food blog ( with more than 60,000 readers. 

Kevin Gentle, VP Brand R&D at Jin Jiang Global Innovation Center
Jin Jiang International (Holdings) Co., Ltd. is one of the leading travel and hospitality conglomerates in China. Jin Jiang International has four core businesses: hotel management, investment, tourist services and transport and logistics. Jin Jiang International has extensive business and equity partnership with prestigious hotel groups such as Marriott, Hilton, InterContinental, Fairmont Raffels, Accor as well as over two dozens of globally renowned corporations such as Japanese Mitsui, JTB, US Yellow Roadway, UK HRG, Swiss Les Roches Hotel Management College. Jin Jiang Global Innovation Center (GIC) – acting as an incubator of Jin Jiang International, the main task for GIC is to produce profitable business modules along with creating innovative concepts through market research, idea creations, experimental operation at flagships and business model monetization.

Alex, Co-founder & CMO at Ask Jerry
AskJerry is the biggest player in China’s fast growing cocktail industry, funded by industry leading strategic partner. Consisting of both consumer and industry-facing online cocktail communities, a chat bot-powered WeChat Official Account, a 24/7 1-hour alcohol delivery service, and a cocktail catering service – we are on a mission to build cocktail culture in China one drink at a time. 

Nicole Li, Founder at Key & Fork Travel
As founder of Key & Fork Travel, Nicole has been in luxury travel industry for ten years, Key & Fork Travel focuses on customizing luxury trips for Chinese high-end markets. There’s no perfect trip without a KEY to the most breath-taking hotels or a FORK to the most mind-blowing food. Having provided tailor-made luxury travels to tens of thousands of travelers and worked extensively with luxury travel partners worldwide, we believe that the recognition of hospitality in china goes to a much higher level than ever. In the past three years, Key & Fork posted 300+ own articles related to travel, luxury hotels and cuisine experience in wechat platform which led the trend of the luxury travel in the market.

Introduction of Startups Pitching


​A platform that helps hotels provide high-touch and personalized guest services at scale.


BuzzAR brings retail to life with augmented reality. It provides location based AR solutions for retail and commerce.


Lumin(ai)re is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven platform powered by Big Data that enables Small-Medium Businesses or Startups to generate creative advertising, publish and subsequently enhances the design of ads via Creative Optimisation.


Travel management platform leveraging AI assistant for property owners.


China's first flight delay compensation platform, focusing on saving passengers from air disruptions.

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