Regional Vice President, Global & Strategic Sales - Asia Oceania at Japan Airlines
Derek Ho is a 39 year airline industry veteran, who has held various leadership positions in Passenger sales throughout his career. In 2017, Derek moved from Canada to Hong Kong to assume the role of Regional Vice President, Global & Strategic Sales - Asia & Oceana for Japan Airlines. He leads the airline’s corporate sales teams in the region to develop new business, primarily with the Global Corporate and Travel Management Company channels to generate premium revenue, and he also works closely with JAL’s Joint Business Partners in the Asia Pacific market.
Derek has worked with Japan Airlines for 30 years and formerly held other sales positions with Malaysian Airlines, Braniff International Airways and Air Niugini. Derek is a member of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and had served in various committees and the advisory council of the Asia conference.
CEO of Connexus Travel Limited
Mrs Gloria Slethaug is the CEO of Connexus Travel Ltd. She has over 20 years of experience in aviation and travel management. Her experience and achievements have spanned business acquisition strategies, key accounts management, partnership marketing, and leadership innovation. In recent years, she is determined to develop Connexus Travel into a leading regional travel management company, in both business and leisure travel, while delivering all-round and professional services to travellers.
She now sits on the Ticketing Committee of the Travel Industry Council, and is also the Agent Representative of the Agency Programme Joint Council (APJC) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Member of the Global Travel Management Executive Council (GTEC) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).