OTAs: The Local Front / OTAs: ローカルフロント

As the big gets bigger, what does this mean for local brands? Will local roots matter as much in a game that’s increasingly about scale and resources to invest where it matters?

Hiroshi Nishida, Senior manager, Travel Dept, Shopping Company, Yahoo Japan
Kenichiro Miyamoto, Executive Manager, Recruit Lifestyle Co Ltd
Kiyoshi Takano, Executive Officer, Senior General Manager, Head of Information Systems Division, H.I.S Co. Ltd
Masabumi Mori, President & CEO, Ikyu Corporation
Takanobu Yamamoto, Executive Officer, Travel Business, Rakuten Inc
Toshiyuki Imai, President & CEO, i.JTB Corp

Co-moderators: Kei Shibata, CEO, Venture Republic & Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder, WIT